The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the best rosters in the National League.
After winning the NL Pennant last season, the Phillies have expectations to make another deep run.
But, just like last season, they will need a few prospects to step up and contribute this year.
The Phillies relied on prospect Bryson Stott to contribute last season.
Here are two prospects who can make an impact for the Phillies in 2023.
Andrew Painter, Starting Pitcher
The top prospect in the Phillies organization is right handed pitcher Andrew Painter.
He is one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, and he should be MLB ready by some point next season.
Last season Painter threw 28.1 innings in AA, where he had an ERA of 2.54 and struck out 37 batters to only two walks.
Across three leagues last season, Painter had 155 strikeouts and only 25 walks.
Andrew Painter doing Andrew Painter things.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 10, 2022
His command is elite, as not giving up free passes will always be a vital part of pitching.
Painter will most likely not start the season in the big leagues.
But, it should not surprise anyone if he is up by June/July ready to contribute.
Johan Rojas, Outfielder
One player that many Phillies fans do not know about is Johan Rojas.
He is the Phillies’ fifth-ranked prospect and played 60 games last season in AA.
Rojas is a player whose game is built on speed.
He hit .260 last season in AA with eight doubles, five triples and 29 stolen bases.
🚨🚨 Johan Rojas STEALS HOME here in Surprise! 🚨🚨
— MLB's Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) October 20, 2022
The Phillies can certainly use more outfield help.
Bryce Harper is expected to miss the first few months of the season and centerfield is still up for grabs in Philadelphia.
Like Painter, Rojas will most likely not start the season in the big leagues.
But, if he plays well in the minors to start the year, he will most certainly be brought up sooner than later.NEXT: Is Craig Kimbrel The Answer At Closer For The Phillies?