20-Year-Old Outfielder – Philadelphia Phillies
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Corner-outfield prospects who don't have any plus tools are tough to get excited about in dynasty leagues, and that's where things stand with Randolph. He is a decent hitter with some pop, but players...
Cornelius Randolph Contract Information:
Signed a contract with the Phillies in June 2015 that includes a $3.231 million signing bonus.
Randolph will play in the Arizona Fall League this year, Corey Seidman of CSN Philadelphia reports.
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Cornelius Randolph: Minor League Games Played By Position
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAlfaro, Jorge (C)
AAAlvarez, Eliezer (2B)
A+Arauz, Harold (P)
ABrito, Daniel (2B)
RookieGarcia, Luis (SS)
Cornelius Randolph: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Randolph had a tough 2016. The 10th overall pick in the 2015 draft got off to a slow start at Low-A Lakewood before hitting the disabled list in late April with a left shoulder strain. That injury lingered for longer than initially expected and cost Randolph more than two months of at-bats. It wasn't until August that Randolph started to hit like one of the top high school bats from his draft class. He has yet to show much in-game power, but that may come later as he continues to develop physically and as a hitter. He has shown a solid feel for the strike zone, and scouts throw above average to plus future grades on his hit tool. Right now, he just needs more at-bats. The Phillies could opt to send him back to Low-A to start the 2016 season, but he could be at High-A Clearwater by his 20th birthday in June.
Randolph, who was taken by the Phillies with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 draft, was considered by many to be the best high school bat available last year. He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League where he hit .302/.425/.442 with 15 doubles, a home run and six stolen bases in 172 at-bats. In addition to the solid slash line, the 18-year-old also showed a nice eye at the plate with 32 walks and 32 strikeouts in 53 games. Randolph has impressive bat speed and projects to add power to his game as he matures. The Phillies will likely have him start the season at Low-A Lakewood. His bat could carry him fairly quickly through the minors.