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Brown, Singleton Make MLB.com’s Top 50 Prospect List

Posted by Paul Boye, Thu, January 27, 2011 07:40 PM | Comments: 3
Minor Leagues, Posts, Prospecting

(Originally posted Jan 25 at 10:40 pm.)

In case you missed it….

Furnished by MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com’s Top 50 Prospects list features two Phillies farmhands this season.

Top Philly prospect Domonic Brown comes in at No. 4 on Mayo’s list, behind the Angels’ Mike Trout, Rays’ Jeremy Hellickson and Nationals’ No. 1 pick Bryce Harper. First baseman Jonathan Singleton, who burst onto the scene with a strong first half in 2010, came in at No. 30.

Across Double-A and Triple-A in 2010, Brown, 23, hit .327/.391/.589 with 20 HR in 389 plate appearances. Brown retains his “prospect” – and rookie – eligibility by accruing fewer than 130 at-bats and 45 days of service before the September 1 roster expansion date. Singleton, 19, hit .290/.393/.479 with 14 HR in 450 plate appearances for Single-A Lakewood in 2010. Singleton will reportedly see time in left field this season.

Full top 50 list after the jump.

1. Mike Trout, Angels
2. Jeremy Hellickson, Rays
3. Bryce Harper, Nationals
[b]4. Domonic Brown, Phillies[/b]
5. Dustin Ackley, Mariners
6. Aroldis Chapman, Reds
7. Mike Moustakas, Royals
8. Eric Hosmer, Royals
9. Jesus Montero, Yankees
10. Julio Teheran, Braves
11. Desmond Jennings, Rays
12. Kyle Drabek, Blue Jays
13. Michael Pineda, Mariners
14. Mike Montgomery, Royals
15. Jacob Turner, Tigers
16. Wil Myers, Royals
17. Freddie Freeman, Braves
18. Jameson Taillon, Pirates
19. Zach Britton, Orioles
20. Shelby Miller, Cardinals
21. Mike Minor, Braves
22. Casey Kelly, Padres
23. Martin Perez, Rangers
24. Manny Machado, Orioles
25. Chris Sale, White Sox
26. Brandon Belt, Giants
27. Matt Moore, Rays
28. Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays
29. Jarrod Parker, D-backs
[b]30. Jonathan Singleton, Phillies[/b]
31. Jordan Lyles, Astros
32. Gary Sanchez, Yankees
33. Tyler Matzek, Rockies
34. John Lamb, Royals
35. Manny Banuelos, Yankees
36. Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians
37. Jake Odorizzi, Royals
38. Nick Franklin, Mariners
39. Aaron Hicks, Twins
40. Kyle Gibson, Twins
41. Wilin Rosario, Rockies
42. Jose Iglesias, Red Sox
43. Tanner Scheppers, Rangers
44. Dee Gordon, Dodgers
45. Devin Mesoraco, Reds
46. Brett Jackson, Cubs
47. Chris Archer, Rays
48. J.P. Arencibia, Blue Jays
49. Yonder Alonso, Reds
50. Christian Friedrich, Rockies
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  • Posts: 495 Bruce

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    I hope Charlie Manuel gives Brown the opportunity to play early on in the season so that he may gain confidence and knowledge in hitting RH pitching in the Majors. Hopefully with early success, he will also have additional playing time against LH pitching as the season progress.

     
  • Posts: 17 derekcarstairs

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    Brown should not be a bench player this year.

    If Brown does not win the RF job outright in spring training, he should either platoon with Francisco or be sent to AAA to start the season. Even if Brown starts the season in AAA, at the very least, I expect that he would be promoted to the big team by mid-season and that he would start most of the remaining games in RF.

    Adding Lee and losing Werth is a net gain for the Phils. That cushion enables the Phils to award the RF job to Brown even if he is only OK in spring training.

     
  • Posts: 11 philliesphanmike

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    Its great to see Brown up on the list of top prospects. I remember watching him drop bombs in the minors. He ran the show at the Lakewood BlueClaws in 2008. I was also lucky enough to see Singleton play for the BlueClaws last year in 2010. Also good to see Drabek on the list. Im glad to see the Phillies have a strong farm league. Go Phills!!

     
 
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