Future Watch: Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Cards, a trio to collect- The Oakland A’s still play a version of “Money Ball” and as a result they must have a strong farm system to feed their successful major league roster. They have a solid player development component in the organization, so you can expect this trio of young prospects to play at some point at the major league level. One or two of them could be very high-caliber players.

The Philadelphia Phillies are on the upswing. They’re getting closer to being a playoff team at the big-league level, and they’ve paid attention to their farm system the past few years. As they continue to trend up slowly. This is a good time to talk about a trio of prospects that are worth collecting. Some of them are red-hot at the moment.

Jhailyn Ortiz was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an international prospect in 2015. He was just 16, and he was 6-2, 260 pounds. Soon after that he would trim down and grow a bit to become a 6-3, 215-pound outfielder.

In 2016, he went straight to rookie ball and hit eight home runs with 27 RBI and eight steals in just 47 games. He was off to a great start.

In 2017 while playing for the Williamsport Crosscutters, Ortiz slugged 15 doubles, eight home runs, and knocked in 30 RBI while hitting .302.

Ortiz shined in 2018 with the Lakewood BlueClaws in A-ball. This talent hit 18 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs, and 47 RBI. He hit 19 homers and had 65 RBI in 2019 with Clearwater. There was no 2020 season for him.

In 2021, Ortiz was back with the JerseyShore BlueClaws in A+ ball. In his first 238 at-bats, he hit 10 home runs while driving in 31. The talent is there, and he could be in Philadelphia in a year or two.

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Kendall Simmons was drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 MLB Amateur Draft. This versatile infielder started to show the organization early on that he could be a steal.

In 2018, he played rookie ball showing off some power with seven doubles, three home runs, and 11 RBI.

In 2019, while playing for Williamsport, he blossomed hitting seven doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, and 34 RBI in 52 games. Simmons was still playing second base, third base, and shortstop.

Simmons has a consistent compact swing and good footwork in the field. He has a good eye as well and that will help him as he moves up the ladder.

During the pandemic, he played for the Adelaide Giants in the Australian Baseball League. In 64 at-bats the infielder hit one home run with seven RBI and three steals. The fact that there was action for him was big.

Simmons started 2021 in Clearwater. In his first 86 at-bats this talented prospect hit eight doubles, one triple, three home runs with eight RBI, and three steals. Look for him in Philadelphia in two years.

Future Watch: Oakland A’s Kendall Simmons, trio to collect – Three Key Cards


Bryson Stott was drafted 14th overall in 2019. This 6-3 shortstop is in the Phillies’ plans, and that means possibly as soon as next season.

He played college ball at UNLV like Phillies slugger Bryce Harper. With the Rebels, Stott hit 15 home runs, driving in 97 and hitting a cool .340 over three seasons there.

Stott started 2021 with the Reading Phillies in AA. In 32 games, he hit four home runs with 13 RBI and just two errors at shortstop. His natural left-handed swing will take him places.

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