It didn’t take too long for the Philadelphia Phillies to call up a top prospect.
Despite two less than ideal starts, the first of the Phillies' top prospects to reach the major league level this season appears to be Jonathan Pettibone, according to Paul Hagen on the Phillies’ website.
Pettibone has only made two starts at Triple-A, and hasn’t had the same type of results that he had in 2012 following a midseason call-up from Double-A. He still is, however, a pitcher who can now begin making his case for a permanent rotation spot this season or next.
Besides Pettibone, the rest of the Phillies' top prospects continued their minor league seasons with some improving while others still looking for early season success.
The following list features the Phillies' top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America. Since Pettibone’s last start came at Triple-A, he remains on the list for this week. However, with John Lannan now on the disabled list, a strong start from Pettibone could keep him in the rotation for several more starts.
Let’s take a look at which players’ stocks are up and which are down following week three.
*All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.