23-Year-Old Outfielder – Philadelphia Phillies
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Collier, 22, hit .269/.333/.399 with six home runs for High-A Clearwater and then hit .371/.461/.532 in the Arizona Fall League. The AFL performance likely helped earn him a 40-man roster spot as he ...
Zach Collier Contract Information:
The Phillies signed first-round compensation pick Collier in June of 2008.
The Phillies assigned Collier to minor league camp Saturday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. He will be optioned to his appropriate level Monday, as he's still on the 40-man roster.
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAdams, Mike (P)
AAAAumont, Phillippe (P)
AABiddle, Jesse (P)
A+Altherr, Aaron (OF)
ACharles, Art (1B)
RookieEncarnacion, Luis (3B)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Collier has great tools, but is unrefined as a player, needing to improve his plate discipline and hone his swing to turn his strength into power. The Phillies have had luck with similar players, but he'll need time to figure things out. Don't expect a breakthrough soon.
Collier was drafted in the supplemental first round of the 2008 draft and hit .271 without any home runs in rookie ball last year, but did convert on all five of his stolen base attempts. He's a superior athlete but, at just 18 years of age, still has a few years to go before he'll be considered as a call-up for Philadelphia. Collier must develop his power at the plate in the meantime.