The Philadelphia Phillies decided to challenge some of their top prospects at upper levels this year, promoting them to Triple A and putting them against older competition. One could have expected the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to struggle, especially considering they are in easily the most difficult division in the International League. That has not happened though, and as the summer winds down, the IronPigs are 74-51, good enough for the second best record in both the International League and the North division, just 3.5 games back of their rivals, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Many of the Phillies very best prospects have been in Lehigh Valley this year, from J.P. Crawford, Nick Williams and Andrew Knapp highlighting the offensive side, while Jake Thompson, Zach Eflin and Ben Lively have highlighted the pitching. All of this talent has the IronPigs up 5.5 games up in the Wild Card hunt.