Right-hander Trevor May, 22, topped the scouting magazine's annual list, which also gave high marks to right-hander Jon Pettibone, rating him fourth, and shortstop Freddy Galvis, sliding him up to sixth. [Full list]
The magazine's top three of May, left-hander Jesse Biddle and catcher Sebastian Valle mirrors John Sickels' assessment made last week. May, an overpowering 6-5 right-hander with a heavy fastball, struck out an incredible 208 batters in 151 innings last season in the Florida State League and should be considered the stand-out prospect in the Phillies' post-blockbuster system. Pettibone, his teammate in Clearwater, went 10-11 with a 2.96 ERA and a 115/34 K/BB. Pettibone only rated 15th on the Sickels' list. Meanwhile, BA praised Galvis' glove, writing that he "is arguably the best defensive shortstop in the minors," citing plus range, excellent hands and terrific instincts. Sickels was less convinced, listing the shortstop 17th.
BA also issued high marks to relievers Phillippe Aumont, Justin De Fratus and 18-year-old third baseman Maikel Franco, giving internal hope at the hot corner (at long last).