Crawford -- Our #1 prospect for a couple seasons. Jerked around and injured last year, because management chose Kingery as the going forward great and gave him a contract, although he had an awful year last season. Not at all sure Crawford had a fair trial and flunked.
Sanchez - Our top prospect after Crawford graduated. Great stuff. Is he healthy? If healthy a great shot at #1/2 starter. His risk comes from health, not from stuff or control.
Alfaro -- 26 isn't really old for a catcher. All indications that he improved greatly on O and D last season. Yes, his BABIP was high. We traded him for 2 years of Realmuto. Fine if we were adding MM or Harper and taking a strong shot at advancing in playoffs this year and next. We didn't get our star and aren't set up to advance in playoffs.
Stewart -- I don't know, I'm not as impressed as some are and he didn't make my top 15
This is the year the Phillies were always pointing at for signing a big FA. We didn't and that's a huge fail.
We are short of talent at majors and on farm.
If you are saying Crawford, Sixto, and Alfaro -- what had been the cream of our farm -- are somewhere between not much and crap, then our farm is grossly over-rated, we're in more trouble than I think, and you have zilch reason to assume our salvation is coming from Moniak and Haseley, although I do like Haseley. To me, it is bizarre to discount to just about zero almost all of our top-rated prospects and then declare that the solution is coming from the farm.
I don't see how the solution can be coming from the farm: we are rated lower half while Braves are rated top 5, we won't have our #2 draft pick this year, our international allocation (already in the lowest tier 3 amount) is reduced along with losing the #2 draft pick, we've been bombing on most of our top picks, and our development system is in turmoil with MANY key guys having been replaced, AND we are just good enough to not have a chance at 1.10 or better picks anytime soon. Seems grim to me. We have a $ advantage, but we've declined to use it.