The Phillies currently have a prospect who hasn’t really been tested. He is just what the Phillies are looking for. He may or may not make the bigs. But right now, he is one of the best in his league. Who am I talking about you ask?
Little known 19 year old Nevri Jimenez. He plays 3B for the Phillies in the Dominican Summer League. The season hasn’t gotten under way yet down in the Dominican, but here is Jimenez’ line from 2009.
- .347/.428/.521 2 HRs, 2 3Bs, 11 2Bs, 15 RBIs, 12 SBs in just 121 ABs
If he can repeat this performance, or do even better I think he would have to be under consideration to be moved to the Gulf Coast League or Williamsport. Jimenez just turned 19 in March and still has a little more room to improve on power as he has the frame to add muscle to.