With latest homer, Kingery leads top prospects

March 22nd, 2018

The Phillies are loaded with talented young players at the Major League level -- is just the tip of the iceberg -- and there are more on the way. Case in point is .
Kingery is the team's top position player prospect and No. 2 in the organization behind Sixto Sanchez, as well as the No. 35 overall prospect in baseball and the top second-base prospect in the game. The 23-year-old is also having a monster Spring Training at the plate for Philadelphia, and Wednesday was no exception.
Kingery got only one at-bat against the Blue Jays, but he crushed his fourth home run of the spring, a two-run shot. It was a welcome blast, as Kingery had last homered on March 2.
But just because he hadn't homered in a while doesn't mean Kingery wasn't raking. He has a five-game hit streak going and is now batting .390 with a .732 slugging percentage and an 1.150 OPS in his 41 Spring Training at-bats.
Other top prospect performers from Wednesday's action:
• No. 66 overall prospect (A's No. 3) is in line to start the season at Triple-A, but he'll likely be a big league fixture before too long. The 22-year-old middle infielder went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a stolen base against the Brewers, his third multi-hit game in his last five. Barreto is batting .306 with a .944 OPS in 49 spring at-bats.

Barreto's teammate and A's No. 11 prospect also went 2-for-4 in the game, continuing his strong showing this spring. The 23-year-old third baseman is now hitting .320 in his 50 Spring Training at-bats with a 1.073 OPS.
Cardinals No. 5 prospect had a breakout defensive game last week with a pair of diving catches in center field, and now he's had a breakout offensive game. The 23-year-old went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles against the Marlins, his best game of what had already been a solid Spring Training. Bader is now hitting .319 in 47 at-bats.
Nationals No. 12 prospect homered in his only at-bat against the Astros, the 23-year-old outfielder's second of the spring -- and it came against Houston closer .

Stevenson's teammate and Washington's No. 4 prospect had a strong outing on the mound. The 25-year-old right-hander pitched two scoreless innings against the defending World Series, including retiring reigning American League MVP .
Pirates No. 9 prospect has been having a solid Spring Training swinging the bat -- in his 19 at-bats, he's hitting .316 with a 1.395 OPS -- but he turned heads on Wednesday with his defense. The 24-year-old, ranked baseball's No. 10 second-base prospect, made a diving stop up the middle to take a hit away from the Twins' .

Padres No. 17 prospect Hudson Potts, who's just 19 years old, crushed his first Spring Training home run off of White Sox reliever . The young third baseman and shortstop hasn't gotten a ton of action this spring, but he is 3-for-7 at the plate.

• In the same game that Kingery launched his home run, Phillies No. 17 prospect also had a fine day at the plate. The 24-year-old outfielder went 2-for-4 -- his first multi-hit game of the spring -- and also stole a base.
Red Sox No. 23 prospect , who could still be in the mix for an Opening Day spot in Boston's bullpen, pitched another strong relief outing. The 25-year-old left-hander tossed two scoreless innings and collected three strikeouts against the Rays. Poyner's having a lights-out spring, with a 0.96 ERA in 9 1/3 innings over nine games.
• Out of the opposing dugout, Rays No. 26 prospect turned in a fine start against the Sox. The 26-year-old lefty allowed only one run on two hits in his three innings of work, and he struck out five. Yarbrough now has a 2.63 ERA in 13 2/3 Spring Training innings.