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Top Prospect #36: 1B Nate Espy

Nate Espy turned around a bad start in 2003.

Nate Espy doesn't top any lists of the Phillies top prospects. He's not a familiar face and not necessarily even a familiar name to a lot of Phillies fans. Don't let that fool you. Nate Espy has talent, a solid work ethic and a character that is already at a major league level. His teammates and Reading Phillies coaches love the guy and it's likely that Phillies fans will love him too, if he ever gets to show his face in Philly.

Nate Espy's reputation preceded him to Reading. Unfortunately, the reputation wasn't a good one and it wasn't really all true. Word was that the Reading Phillies were getting a weak defensive first baseman and a kid that would quickly fall by the wayside when he hit AA. Espy heard the rumors and set out to prove them all wrong. He put in overtime on the field and worked with Reading hitting coach...

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