It's a big year down on the farm for the Philadelphia Phillies.
In the middle of the rebuild, the Phils need some of their top prospects to do well, especially at Lehigh Valley, where J.P. Crawford, Nick Williams, Jake Thompson, Jorge Alfaro, Roman Quinn, Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins are all going to be under the microscope.
Over the last two weeks, ESPN's Keith Law has been has been releasing his prospect rankings, including his top-30 farm system rankings, his top 100 prospects, and his organizational top-25s. Law joins the Felske Files podcast this week to talk about his rankings, why he has certain prospects where he does, and the process by which he puts these rankings together.
Also, Phillies beat writer Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News joins the show to talk about his outstanding four-part series on the huge investment the Phils are making in the Dominican Republic.
In addition, the Phillies sign former rookie of the year Chris Coghlan to a minor league contract. Does he have the inside track on the fifth outfielder job? And a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal suggested the Phils almost made a deal with the Miami Marlins for Jeremy Hellickson last season.
Plus, your Stat of the Week.
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