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Where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting season

Where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting season

With the 2016 season getting started, here's a look at where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. J.P. Crawford -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
2. Jake Thompson -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
3. Nick Williams -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
4. Mark Appel -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
5. Cornelius Randolph -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
6. Jorge Alfaro -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
7. Roman Quinn -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
8. Franklyn Kilome -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
9. Andrew Knapp -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
10. Ricardo Pinto -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
11. Scott Kingery -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
12. Malquin Canelo -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
13. Zach Eflin -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
14. Carlos Tocci -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
15. Thomas Eshelman -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
16. Adonis Medina -- Extended spring camp
17. Jimmy Cordero -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) -- DL
18. Tyler Goeddel -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
19. Nick Pivetta -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
20. Rhys Hoskins -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
21. Alberto Tirado -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
22. Elniery Garcia -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
23. Dylan Cozens -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
24. Darnell Sweeney -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
25. Jose Pujols -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
26. Jhailyn Ortiz -- Extended spring camp
27. Alec Asher -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
28. Aaron Brown -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
29. Edubray Ramos -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
30. Deivi Grullon -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)

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Team to watch
The Reading Fightin Phils have 10 members of the Phillies' Top 30 on their roster, starting with top prospect, and No. 4 overall, J.P. Crawford. But the shortstop phenom is far from alone. Jorge Alfaro and Roman Quinn are also in the overall Top 100 and No. 10 prospect Ricardo Pinto will also be there. If that doesn't do it for you, head about an hour northeast to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, which will be home to another seven Top 30 prospects. Prospects two through four -- Jake Thompson, Nick Williams and Mark Appel -- will all be there.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 Prospects

Teams on MiLB.TV
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Reading Fightin Phils

New faces
The offseason Ken Giles trade brought in several young players, two of whom are in the Top 30. The big name, of course is former No. 1 pick Mark Appel, also on the overall Top 100 at No. 70. Thomas Eshelman, the Astros' 2015 second-rounder, also came in that deal with Houston. Both right-handers will make their organizational debuts the first time they take the mound this season.

On the shelf
Right-hander Jimmy Cordero, who came last summer via the Ben Revere trade with the Blue Jays, has closer-type stuff. He'll be delayed in showing it on that stacked Lehigh Valley team as he recovers from right shoulder tendinitis.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.