Phils' prospect parade: outfielders

Phils' prospect parade: outfielders

The following is the third in a series looking at the top prospects in the Phillies' Minor League system. This time we check out the outfielders, in alphabetical order:

Michael Bourn
Age: 24; Height: 5-11; Weight: 180; B/T: L/R; Resides: Houston, Texas; Fourth-round selection in 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston.

2006: Played for Reading (.274, 80 games), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (.276, 38 games) and Phillies (.125, 17 games) ... Paul Owens Award winner as best Minor League player ... Led all Phillies Minor Leaguers in stolen bases (45) and triples (13) ... Hit two homers in Team USA's 8-5 gold medal-winning victory over Cuba in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

Career: Four-year pro with a .285 Minor League average, 36 triples, 163 stolen bases ... Eastern League All-Star in 2005 and 2006.

Scouting Report: "Leadoff-type hitter, good makeup. Has gap power and hidden pull home run power. Gets good jumps/reads in the outfield. Very aggressive on the bases. Has the tools to be an exciting player."

Dominic Brown
Age: 19; Height: 6-5; Weight: 205; B/T: L/L; Resides: Lithonia, Ga.; 20th-round selection in 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Redan High School.

2006: Made pro debut in the Gulf Coast League ... Batted .214 in 34 games, 13 steals in 16 attempts ... Shared team lead in stolen bases ... Hit safely in 13 of his final 18 games (.284).

Scouting Report: "Tall and lean; plenty of room to fill out and get stronger. Raw abilities; loves to play. Young and aggressive, looks to improve and get better. Hard worker. Needs to play."

Greg Golson
Age: 21; Height: 6-0; Weight: 190; B/T: R/R; Resides: Austin, Texas; First-round selection (21st overall) in 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of John B. Connally High School.

2006: Began season at Lakewood (.220, 93 games) before promotion to Clearwater (.264, 40 games) ... Hit safely in 27 of final 34 games ... First Clearwater Threshers player to hit for the cycle ... Named 10th-best prospect in Phillies organization by Baseball America.

Career: Three-year pro with a .254 Minor League average, 53 doubles, 19 triples, 18 homers, 67 stolen bases.

Scouting Report: "Muscular build, excellent athletic body. Has bat speed, runs extremely well, throws well and is accurate. Has chance to hit for power. Needs to continue working on pitch recognition, which will cut down his strikeouts. Has the tools to be a quality big-league player, helping a team with his legs, power and glove."

Gus Milner
Age: 22; Height: 6-5; Weight: 245; B/T: R/R; Resides: Olathe, Kan.; 14th-round selection in 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Kansas.

2006: Made pro debut with Batavia, .261 in 70 games ... Led team in hits (63), triples (6) and RBI (39) ... 19 of his 63 hits were extra-base hits.

Scouting Report: "Great work habits. eeds to make an adjustment as a hitter, eliminating a loop in his swing. Has potential to hit with some power. Good jumps on balls in the outfield; plays a very good center field. Could be a sleeper."

Javon Moran
Age: 24; Height: 5-11; Weight: 175; B/T: R/R; Resides: Valdosta, Ga.; Originally selected in fourth round of 2003 First-Year Player Draft by Phillies out of Auburn University; Traded to Reds in 2004 and re-acquired from Cincinnati on Dec. 21, 2006, in the Jeff Conine deal.

2006: Played at Sarasota (.372, 10 games) and Chattanooga (.320, 63 games) ... Stole 20 bases ... Played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League.

Career: Four-year pro with a .309 Minor League average, 51 doubles, 18 triples and 117 stolen bases ... Only seasons under .300 were 2003 (.284, Batavia) and 2004 (.285, Lakewood).

Scouting Report: "Short compact swing. Line drive-type stroke. Uses whole field. Needs to make better use of his speed. Can play any of the three outfield positions effectively."

D'Arby Myers
Age: 18; Height: 6-3; Weight: 170; B/T: R/R; Resides: Los Angeles, Calif.; Fourth-round selection in 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Westchester High School.

2006: Ranked third among all Gulf Coast League players with .313 average ... Of his 40 hits, 10 were extra-base hits ... Stolen 11 bases in 15 attempts.

Scouting Report: "Tall, lean, strong body. Good hands at the plate. Aggressive in field and at bat. Very good-looking player. Needs more playing time. Will get better and better."

Chris Roberson
Age: 27; Height: 6-2; Weight: 180; B/T: S/R; Resides: San Pablo, Calif.; Ninth-round selection in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft out of Contra College.

2006: Played at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (.292, 74 games) and with Phillies (.195, 57 games) as he shuttled between the two teams most of the season ... Played all three outfield positions.

Career: Six-year pro with a .281 Minor League average, 86 doubles, 25 triples, 157 stolen bases ... 2005 Eastern League Rookie of the Year (.311, 172 H, 15 HR, 70 RBI) ... Led South Atlantic League in stolen bases in 2003 (59).

Scouting Report: "Has very good defensive tools and speed. Slap-type hitter with some pull pop. Needs to continue working on his swing, bunting and base-stealing skills."

Next Week: Right-handed starting pitchers