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Where Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting season

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With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Sixto Sanchez (MLB No. 26), RHP -- Extended spring training
2. Scott Kingery (MLB No. 35), 2B -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
3. J.P. Crawford (MLB No. 37), SS -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
4. Adonis Medina (MLB No. 86), RHP -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
5. Mickey Moniak (MLB No. 88), OF -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
6. Adam Haseley (MLB No. 95), OF -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
7. Jorge Alfaro, C -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
8. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
9. JoJo Romero, LHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
11. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
12. Ranger Suarez, LHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
13. Seranthony Dominguez, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
14. Daniel Brito, 2B -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
15. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
16. Thomas Eshelman, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
17. Roman Quinn, OF -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
18. Cornelius Randolph, OF -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
19. Dylan Cozens, OF -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
20. Jose Gomez, SS -- Extended Spring Training
21. Kyle Young, LHP -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
22. Francisco Morales, RHP -- Extended Spring Training
23. Spencer Howard, RHP -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
24. McKenzie Mills, LHP -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
25. Drew Anderson, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
26. Cole Irvin, LHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
27. Luis Garcia, SS -- Extended Spring Training
28. Victor Arano, RHP -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
29. J.D. Hammer, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
30. Kevin Gowdy, RHP -- Out for season

With the 2018 season getting started, here's a look at where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the season:

1. Sixto Sanchez (MLB No. 26), RHP -- Extended spring training
2. Scott Kingery (MLB No. 35), 2B -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
3. J.P. Crawford (MLB No. 37), SS -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
4. Adonis Medina (MLB No. 86), RHP -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
5. Mickey Moniak (MLB No. 88), OF -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
6. Adam Haseley (MLB No. 95), OF -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
7. Jorge Alfaro, C -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
8. Jhailyn Ortiz, OF -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
9. JoJo Romero, LHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
10. Franklyn Kilome, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
11. Arquimedes Gamboa, SS -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
12. Ranger Suarez, LHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
13. Seranthony Dominguez, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
14. Daniel Brito, 2B -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
15. Enyel De Los Santos, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
16. Thomas Eshelman, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
17. Roman Quinn, OF -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
18. Cornelius Randolph, OF -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
19. Dylan Cozens, OF -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
20. Jose Gomez, SS -- Extended Spring Training
21. Kyle Young, LHP -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
22. Francisco Morales, RHP -- Extended Spring Training
23. Spencer Howard, RHP -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
24. McKenzie Mills, LHP -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
25. Drew Anderson, RHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
26. Cole Irvin, LHP -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
27. Luis Garcia, SS -- Extended Spring Training
28. Victor Arano, RHP -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
29. J.D. Hammer, RHP -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
30. Kevin Gowdy, RHP -- Out for season

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Team to watch
While the Phillies' best prospects are spread somewhat evenly up and down the system, Clearwater is the place to go to see the best the organization has to offer. Four of the top six prospects will begin the season with the Threshers in the Florida State League, starting with No. 1 Sixto Sanchez, who is expected to join the rotation within two weeks or less as the Phillies manage his workload. No. 4 Adonis Medina gives Clearwater an outstanding 1-2 punch in the rotation, while the club's last two first-round picks, 2016 No. 1 overall selection Mickey Moniak (No. 5) and '17 No. 8 pick Adam Haseley (No. 6 prospect) will patrol the outfield together.

Where baseball's top prospects are starting the 2018 season

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Reading Fightin Phils

New faces
No. 14 prospect Enyel De Los Santos has moved around a bit, starting his career with the Mariners back in 2014, then getting dealt to the Padres after the '15 season. After throwing 150 innings in Double-A in '17, finishing fifth in strikeouts, he came to the Phillies in the Freddy Galvis trade last December. He'll start the year with his third organization in Triple-A, the proverbial phone call away. Luis Garcia (No. 26 on Phillies' Top 30) was ranked No. 7 on MLB Pipeline's Top 30 International Prospects last summer and the Phillies liked the shortstop enough to give him $2.5 million to sign in July. He's yet to make his official debut, but he did impress in the Dominican academy after signing, as well as at instructs. A start in the Gulf Coast League isn't out of the question.

On the shelf
Kevin Gowdy (No. 29) was once thought to be a first-round talent and the Phillies were thrilled to get him in the second round of the 2016 Draft, going well above pick value to sign him. But he needed Tommy John surgery last August and will miss the '18 season.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.

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