Astros #6 Top Prospect: Brett Phillips
I’ve already written about this emerging star already. He was able to hit a home run in 5 straight games, after a possum ran around the field prior to him hitting that fifth home run. He broke out last year showing improved plate discipline, with good power and stolen base numbers. But as Domingo Santana is learning, it’s hard to be an outfielder in the Astros’ organization.
I wrote earlier that he has Alex Presley-like ability when he was coming up to the majors. But comparing Presley’s numbers may not be fair to Phillips. So lets compare him more to Denard Span‘s rookie year. Phillips hits a lot of triples like Span does.
0.294/6 HR’s/47 RBI’s/18 SB’s
According to Prospects361.com, When you see Phillips play, he’s just one of the guys you want on your team. He plays the game extremely hard but also has the athleticism to become a solid major league contributor. He has enough bat speed to eventually hit 12 to 15 home runs at the big league level and above average foot speed to steal 20 plus bases. His plate discipline and contactability also took a step forward this past year and projecting him with an above-average hit tool is reasonable.
Ceiling: Alex Gordon
Floor: Denard Span
Next: Michael Feliz