Top Prospects in the Philadelphia Phillies’ Farm System

Jonathan Nadler is a Philadelphia-area attorney who represents clients in a variety of employment and labor law matters. He also assists employers in ERISA litigation matters such as claims of breach of fiduciary duty and denial of benefits. Jonathan Nadler is a baseball fan and follows the Major League New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies.

Currently in a rebuilding phase, the Phillies have a number of emerging prospects, including catcher Deivi Grullon, who is with the Lakewood Threshers in the Single A League. Grullon combines an excellent arm with stellar defensive skills, and he has the potential to develop into a power-hitting threat at the plate as well, and viewed as a potential replacement for aging stars Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Carlos Ruiz. Only 18 years old, Grullon will likely take a few years to reach his full potential as a Major Leaguer.

Another highly regarded Phillies prospect is right-handed pitcher Severino Gonzalez, who has exceptional ball control and mixes an above-average fastball with sliders and curve balls. In 2013, he received the Paul Owens Award for being the best pitcher in the Phillies’ farm system. Like many Phillies fans, Jon Nadler looks forward to seeing the next generation of talent propel the team back to the top of the National League East.