The Philadelphia Phillies promoted their second top-10 prospect to the major leagues this past week, when Darin Ruf was called up from Triple-A to take the roster spot of the injured Ryan Howard.
Although Ruf’s numbers in Triple-A were not quite up to par with his numbers from Double-A last season, his promotion is still an intriguing one.
A successful run from Ruf, combined with a prolonged absence from Howard, could lead to a platoon role at first base at some point in the future, or it could at least help Ruf stick on the roster.
It will be interesting to see if Ruf also receives playing time in left field, with Domonic Brown moving over to right for a few games here and there.
If Ruf heats up, he could not only serve as a first base option, but he could also push Delmon Young for an outfield job.
In the meantime, how did the rest of the team’s top-10 prospects fare this week?
Let’s take a look at whose stock is up and whose is down following Week 14.
*All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.