When Can We Expect To See Outfield Prospects In The Majors?
Heading into play on Saturday, Phillies Outfield Prospect Nick Williams has been putting up good numbers: a .283 Batting Average with 8 Home Runs, 41 RBIs and 20 Doubles in 77 Games. But with a glut of Outfielders at the Major League Level, Williams may have to wait until September or for the Phillies trade one of their corner Outfields, to come up to the big leagues.
Phillies Beat Reporter Todd Zolecki of MLB.com joined Mike Gill on Friday and explains why he expects to see Williams at the big league level by the end of this season:
"We talked to (Phillies President of Baseball Operations) Andy McPhail in San Francisco a couple weeks ago and he said his expectation is if some of these young guys are playing well and deserve a promotion that they will get a promotion before the end of the season. So that has me believe that Nick Williams will be up at some point and when he does he will be in a (Outfield) corner spot."
Zolecki went on to discuss the potential future of another Phillies Outfield Prospect who is having a good season in the Minor Leagues: Dylan Cozens
"I remember when the Phillies drafted him, Dylan Cozens, a few years ago they absolutely loved his power, they thought like 'Alright this guy has real, raw power, if he can kind of harness that power a little bit he can be a great player' and he has really proved them right....it's not a stretch for me to think that if Odubel Herrera remains in Center Field, you could have Dylan Cozens and Nick Williams in your two corner (Outfield) spots a year or two down the road."
Checkout what Zolecki had to say about different Phillies who may be traded before the MLB Trade Deadline, when we can expect to see Aaron Altherr return from injury, and where Tommy Joseph stands in the team's short term plans at First Base