Carlos Carrasco - Excellent '07 season solidified his rank as top prospect for the Phillies. Low K rate coming into the season, has averaged nearly a K per inning in '08. Viewed as a top of the rotation starter. FB can hit mid 90's w/ extreme late movement. Much improved ChangeUp uses same arm slot and release point as FB, is one of the best in the organization. Curve is improving. Just threw a shut out in his first AAA game.
Jose Tabata - Lots of potential. Has struggled w/ some injuries during his brief pro career. Also has some makeup concerns. Generates some incredible bat speed. Hits for high average. Good Power for a small frame. Decent speed on the base paths w/ some good instincts. Has drawn Manny Ramirez comps, though that was earlier in his career and his prospect status has taken a bit of a hit recently. In the majors I can see him hitting .300 or better on a regular basis w/ 20-30 homers and 15 or so steals.
Anthony Swarzak - (6’3”195) RHP, FB touches 96mph, sits in 91-93mph neighborhood w/ room to increase. Power Curve used as out pitch, has a sharp drop. Excellent Changeup that keeps batters way off balance. Suspended 50 games at the beginning of the ’07 season for a “substance of abuse.” Came on to have an excellent '07 season, but has struggled in '08. Seems like a middle of the rotation pitcher that could have a nice K rate.
Chris Nelson - Not much room at shortstop in Colo. W/ Tulo and Gomez. May be moving to 2B. #9 overall pick in '04. +speed. Good potential in the bat and has shown some power. Having some struggles w/ the jump to AA.
Eric Campbell - Has potential, but is one of those low-effort/questionable desire types that I really just try to ignore.