Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in baseball this season and four Phillies were featured. As we previously mentioned, right fielder Domonic Brown came in fourth on the list. However, with Brown looking set to start 2011 on the big league roster and at 23 years old, his time as a “prospect” is just about up. Rounding out the top five on Baseball America’s list is National’s OF Bryce Harper, Angel’s OF Mike Trout, Yankees’ catcher Jesus Montero, and at #5 is Braves’ rhp Julio Teheren.
As for the rest of the Phillies on the list, first baseman Jonathon Singleton comes in at #39, with his best tool being listed as “power” with an ETA in the majors set at 2013. Singleton is just 19 years old.
At #56 is right hander Brody Colvin, who is 20 years old with an ETA of 2013. BA lists his best tool as the fastball.
The Phillies other hard throwing right hander, Jarred Cosart comes in at #70 on the BA list. His best tool is also the fastball, he’s also 20 and also expected in the majors in 2013. He’s actually graded the highest of any of the Phillies prospects.