Stark: Phillies Best Lineup Isn’t Even Playing in Philadelphia
In 2017 the Phillies may have the best Triple-A lineup in all of Baseball with a stacked batting order at Lehigh Valley. The Iron Pigs boast two of the top 100 Prospects in Baseball with JP Crawford and Jorge Alfaro along with two of the top power hitters from Double-A in 2016 as Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins earned promotions. Also top Phillies' prospects Nick Williams and Roman Quinn are slated for the starting lineup at Lehigh Valley.
ESPN.com Senior Baseball Writer Jayson Stark joined The Sports Bash on Friday and discussed the Phillies Prospects at Triple-A:
"Their best line up isn’t even playing in Philadelphia, its playing in Lehigh Valley and what happens in Lehigh Valley in a lot of ways it’s a lot more important than what happens in Philadelphia at least initially the first couple months of the year. This is the year we are going to find out which of these big time prospects are ready to make the big leagues, ready to make a difference, ready to be the guys (the Phillies) know they can build around and win with. This is just a lot different year because of that”
Checkout what Stark had to say about Major League Level 2017 Phillies team, his memories of Dallas Green, and his contenders for 2017 World Series