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Where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. J.P. Crawford -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
2. Mickey Moniak -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
3. Jorge Alfaro -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
4. Nick Williams -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
5. Franklyn Kilome -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
6. Roman Quinn -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
7. Sixto Sanchez -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
8. Kevin Gowdy -- Extended spring training
9. Dylan Cozens -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
10. Cornelius Randolph -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
11. Scott Kingery -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
12. Nick Pivetta -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
13. Rhys Hoskins -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
14. Andrew Knapp -- Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
15. Cole Stobbe -- Extended spring training
16. Adonis Medina -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
17. Ricardo Pinto -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
18. Elniery Garcia -- Disabled list
19. Daniel Brito -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
20. Mark Appel -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
21. Jhailyn Ortiz -- Extended spring training
22. Drew Anderson -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
23. Victor Arano -- Disabled list
24. Carlos Tocci -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
25. Ben Lively -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
26. JoJo Romero -- Lakewood BlueClaws (A)
27. Edgar Garcia -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
28. Malquin Canelo -- Reading Fightin Phils (AA)
29. Jose Pujols -- Clearwater Threshers (A Adv)
30. Jose Valentin -- Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)

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Team to watch
Hoping the rebuilding effort will help the Phillies in the big leagues soon? Then knowing that 11 of the organization's Top 30 prospects will start the year in Triple-A Lehigh Valley might lift your spirits. Five of the Top 10, led by No. 1 prospect J.P. Crawford, will be in the International League. But it would also be worthwhile to see the other end of the system, at least in terms of full-season clubs. Lakewood, in the South Atlantic League, will be the home for 2016 No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak, as well as some exciting young arms (Sixto Sanchez and Adonis Medina).

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Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Reading Fightin Phils

New faces
None

On the shelf
A pair of right-handed pitchers aren't quite ready to start the season on Opening Day. Elniery Garcia had some shoulder fatigue and Victor Arano dealt with some biceps tendinitis, so both are kicking off 2017 on the disabled list.

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.