The Philadelphia Phillies made another move this past week to give their minor league talent more opportunities to earn a spot on the 2014 Opening Day roster.
By designating outfielder Delmon Young for assignment, the Phillies opened a spot for Darin Ruf to see regular playing time and try to make a case for the 2014 roster.
With Young gone and Michael Young at first base, the Phillies can play Cody Asche and Ruf regularly as they formulate their offseason plan.
Players such as Jonathan Pettibone and Ethan Martin have also been given opportunities to audition for spots for next season while Cesar Hernandez could become a September call-up and audition for a bench role.
The Phillies also made an international signing this past week by signing 16-year-old third baseman Luis Encarnacion to a deal worth $1 million, according to Tom Schad of the team’s website.
While Encarnacion gets set to begin his minor league progression, how did the Phillies’ top 10 prospects (according to mlb.com’s 2013 Prospect Watch) fare this past week?
Let’s take a look at whose stock is up and whose is down following Week 19.
* Tommy Joseph (No. 5) is out for the remainder of the season due to injuries, via Matt Gelb of Philly.com. Larry Greene, who is ranked No. 11 according to mlb.com’s 2013 Prospect Watch, will be included in these rankings.
**All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted.