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February 16. 2013 3:49PM
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Evaluating a pitcher doesn't always involve looking at the win-loss record.

Adam Morgan, a 22-year-old left-hander is having a stellar season in Philadelphia's system despite having a 5-10 overall record.

Drafted out of Alabama in the third round in 2011, Morgan was recently promoted from Single-A Clearwater to Reading with a respectable 3.29 ERA in 21 games for the Threshers, allowing 103 hits in 123 innings. The numbers that really stick out are his strikeout and walk rates. At Clearwater, he fanned 140 and walked just 28.

In his Double-A debut with the R-Phils, he lasted seven innings only giving up one hit and whiffed six to notch the win against Trenton, the top hitting team in the Eastern League.

Here are Philadelphia's top-10 prospects according to and how they are faring in 2012.

Trevor May, RHP, Reading (Double-A): He was hit with his second straight loss last week, but he hasn't pitched bad in those outings, allowing four earned runs total in 12 innings. For the season, he is 8-10 with a 4.94 ERA, 119 strikeouts and 68 walks in 122 innings.

Jesse Biddle, LHP, Clearwater (A-Advanced): He had his second bad start in his last three outings, allowing eight runs in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his fifth loss of the season. For the season, the 27th overall pick in the 2010 draft is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.47. The left-hander has also punched out 122 batters in 116 2/3 innings.

Brody Colvin, RHP, Reading (Double-A): He was promoted to the R-Phils two weeks ago and has made two starts for his new club. In the outings, he's 1-0, giving up a total of five runs in 11 innings while striking out six and walking four.

4. Tommy Joseph, catcher, Reading: Traded from San Francisco in the Hunter Pence deal, he hit .260 with eight homers and 38 RBI for Richmond. For the R-Phils he is batting .226 (7-for-31) with a run and RBI in eight games.

Larry Greene, outfielder, Williamsport: The 19-year-old first-round pick from last June continues to struggle, as his average has plummeted to .249. For the season, he also has two homers, 21 RBI and a .348 on-base percentage.

6. Ethan Martin, RHP, Reading: Since being acquired from the Dodgers in the Shane Victorino deal, he's got two starts for the R-Phils and is unbeaten in those outings. He's given up nine hits and two earned runs for Reading in 12 1/3 innings. In the Southern League, he was 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA.

7. Phillippe Aumont, RHP, Lehigh Valley (Triple-A): The 6-foot-7, 260-pound reliever has allowed just one run over his last 10 2/3 innings to drop his ERA to 3.63. Currently for the IronPigs, he's 2-1 with 13 saves and 53 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings. His drawback is that he has walked 32 on the season.

8. Sebastian Valle, catcher, Lehigh Valley (Triple-A): The 21-year-old hit his first two Triple-A home runs last week to help the IronPigs beat division rivals Pawtucket and Syracuse. In five games for the IronPigs, he's 3-for-22 with eight RBI and two homers. For Reading, he hit .260 with 13 home runs and 42 RBI.

Justin De Fratus, RHP, Lehigh Valley (Triple-A): A reliever, he's in the midst of six scoreless innings. On the season, he's 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA, two saves and seven strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings.

Maikel Franco, third base, Lakewood (Class A): The 19-year-old continues to be on a hot streak for the Blue Claws, having hit safely in 32 of his last 41 games as his average continues to rise. For the season, he's batting .255 with 12 home runs, 66 RBI and 57 runs scored as the team's cleanup batter.

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