PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies' outfield in 2019 could be almost entirely different than the group that opened the season in March.
That foursome included Rhys Hoskins, Odubel Herrera, Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams. The 2019 group could include free agent Bryce Harper, whom the Phillies will pursue this winter. It might be without Hoskins, who could move back to first base, and Herrera, who could be traded to make room for Roman Quinn in center field. But as general manager Matt Klentak contemplates any roster moves this winter, Double-A Reading outfielder Adam Haseley will be in the back of his mind. He could join the big league roster sometime next season.
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MLB Pipeline named Haseley the Phillies' Minor League Hitting Prospect of the Year. Haseley is the organization's No. 4 prospect. MLB Pipeline also named Class A Clearwater left-hander David Parkinson the organization's Pitcher of the Year. He is the Phillies' No. 19 prospect.
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Haseley, whom the Phillies selected with the eighth overall selection in the 2017 Draft, hit .305 with 17 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and a .795 OPS with Clearwater and Reading. But Haseley hit his stride in Double-A. In 159 plate appearances with Reading he hit .316 with four doubles, six home runs, 17 RBIs and an .880 OPS. After walking 19 times and striking out 54 times in 354 plate appearances with Clearwater, Haseley walked 16 times and struck out 19 times with Reading.
It is an encouraging development, although it remains to be seen if Haseley will hit for enough power to play the corners on an everyday basis.
The Phillies selected Parkinson in the 12th round of the 2017 Draft. He went 11-1 with a 1.45 ERA in 22 appearances (21 starts) with Class A Lakewood and Clearwater. His ERA (20 earned runs in 124 1/3 innings) was the lowest in the Minor Leagues among qualifying pitchers. He struck out 141 and walked 35, holding opponents to a .202 batting average.
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"I always have had pretty good fastball command, but I didn't have a strong command on a secondary pitch," Parkinson said late last month.
Parkinson improved his offspeed pitches this season. He also learned to stay even keel.
"Just trying to do the same preparation I was doing for every game," he said. "Not trying to make too big of a deal out of anything."