Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/14/14

In recent seasons, the Phillies have parted ways with a considerable collection of well-regarded prospects in efforts to acquire established big league players. As time passes, those young players get closer to contributing for their new organization at the highest level and some are already doing so. As this year’s trade deadline approaches, here’s a glance at how many of those former Phils’ farm hands have performed throughout the pros thus far in 2012.

Jonathan Singleton, 1B, traded to Houston in the 2011 Hunter Pence deal- In 82 games with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks, the 20-year-old has posted a .271 batting average with 18 doubles, 3 triples, 12 HR and 49 RBI.

Jarred Cosart, RHP, also dealt in the Pence trade- In 13 starts for Corpus Christi, the righty hurler is sporting a 4-5 record with a 3.91 ERA and a .273 batting average against. Cosart, 22, made 1 start for Triple-A Oklahoma City in May, allowing 4 earned runs in 6 innings of work. Overall in 79 2/3 innings pitched this season, Cosart has struck out 64 and walked 33.

Jonathan Villar, SS, traded to Houston in the 2010 Roy Oswalt deal- In 84 games with Corpus Christi, the 21-year-old Villar has tallied a .264 batting average with 7 doubles, 2 triples, 10 HR and 48 RBI. Additionally, the switch-hitting Villar has stolen 39 bases in 47 chances (83% success rate) this year.

Anthony Gose, OF, traded in the Oswalt deal and flipped by Houston to Toronto on the same day- In 87 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this year, Gose has posted a .290 average with 18 doubles, 9 triples, 4 HR and 38 RBI. The 21-year-old Gose has stolen 29 bases in 36 chances (81% success rate) for LV.

Travis d’Arnaud, C, traded to Toronto in the 2009 Roy Halladay trade- Currently sidelined with a torn knee ligament, the 23-year-old tallied a .333 average with 21 doubles, 2 triples, 16 homers and 52 RBI in 67 games for Las Vegas.

Kyle Drabek, RHP, dealt in the Halladay trade- In 13 big league starts this year, the 24-year-old Drabek has a 4-7 record with a 4.67 ERA and 47 strike outs and 47 walks in 71 1/3 innings pitched.

Michael Taylor, OF, also included in Halladay deal before being traded again to Oakland- Taylor, 26, has a .302 batting average with 23 doubles, a triple, 6 HR and 41 RBI in 76 games with Triple-A Sacramento this season. Additionally, in 4 big league games with the Athletics this year, Taylor went 3-for-16 (.188 avg).

Carlos Carrasco, RHP, traded to Cleveland for Cliff Lee in 2009- Carrasco, 25, had Tommy John surgery last September and began throwing from a mound last month.

Jason Donald, IF, also included in the Lee trade- The 27-year-old righty hitter has a .250 batting average with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR and 18 RBI in 42 games with Triple-A Columbus Clippers. Donald also played in 18 games with the Indians this season, batting .188 with a double and 4 RBI.

Lou Marson, C, included in the Lee trade- In 33 games with the Indians this year, the 26-year-old is sporting a .297 batting average with 6 doubles, 2 triples and 8 RBI.

Josh Outman, LHP, traded in the 2008 deal with Oakland for Joe Blanton, Outman is now in the Colorado organization following Tommy John Surgery- In 15 big league games (7 starts) this season, Outman has a 0-3 record, a 9.00 ERA and a .310 batting average against.

Adrian Cardenas, IF, also included in the Blanton deal, Cardenas is now in the Cubs system- In 37 games at Triple-A Iowa, Cardenas is batting a .321 average with 12 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR and 23 RBI. During a stint with the big league club earlier this year, Cardenas batted .189 with 5 doubles and 1 RBI in 25 games.

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Jay Floyd is PhilliesNation’s minor league insider.  You can read more from Jay by visiting his site, PhoulBallz.com.

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