Phillies Promote Prospect Haseley to Triple-A
When the Phillies lost center fielder Odubel Herrera to administrative leave after an arrest over suspicion of domestic violence, the Phillies moved outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A to the major leagues. That opened up a spot in the Triple-A outfield. That spot will be filled by a top Phillies prospect.
According the Reading Fightin' Phils official Twitter account, outfielder Adam Haseley has been promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move puts Haseley just one step away from the major leagues. The left-handed hitting center fielder could be just what the Phillies need this season, should Herrera be found guilty.
After a slow April, Haseley really heated up at Double-A. After an April in which Haseley batted just .172, Haseley batted .337 in the Month of May. Haseley clubbed five home runs, and hit five doubles and one triple. Haseley stole three bases and put together an OPS of .994 in May.
The Phillies used their first round pick in 2017, eighth overall, to draft Haseley. The 23 year-old graduate of Virginia is ranked the third-best prospect in the Phillies organization behind last year's first round pick, Alec Bohm and pitcher Adonis Medina. Haseley is much closer to the major leagues compared to the other two.
The Phillies might be willing to give Haseley a shot down the line if his time at Triple-A goes well. Should the Phillies be able to add a left-handed bat and center fielder from within, their problem may be solved easily.