In a week in which much of the news surrounding prospects involved those eligible for the 2013 MLB draft, the prospects already in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system continued to work their way towards a major league promotion.
Although not currently ranked as a top-10 prospect, second baseman Cesar Hernandez remained on the team’s roster as the Phillies instead sent Michael Martinez to Triple-A.
Soon, however, other prospects may not have the same luck. The Phillies will have to make decisions involving pitchers Jonathan Pettibone and Tyler Cloyd in the next few weeks, as John Lannan recovers from injury and Carlos Zambrano’s opt-out date draws nearer.
Eventually, newly drafted prospects such as J.P. Crawford—who may find himself ranked next to Jesse Biddle as one of the team’s top prospects—and even Cord Sandberg may enter this list once prospects are re-ranked. But for now, current top-ranked prospects must hope to follow in the footsteps of Pettibone and earn a promotion this season.
To see how the Phillies' top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, fared this week, let’s take a look at whose stock is up and whose is down following Week 10.
*All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.