Jun 242013
Phillies Minor Leagues: Williamsport and Gulf Coast League 2013 Preview

Short-season leagues have kicked off in minor league baseball, and that includes two more Phillies affiliates.  With new draftees plus a couple of last year’s big Latin American signings, there are plenty of names to watch in the lower levels.  It’s an easy bet that most won’t ever make it, but perhaps the next Maikel [More…]

Jun 162013
MLB Draft 2013: Phillies Recap and Review - Pitchers

After taking two high school pitchers with their first two picks in the 2012 draft, the Phillies didn’t really add much depth in this draft.  A couple of the college arms could be solid minor leaguers and provide some decent ML innings at some point, but it wouldn’t surprise me if none of the high [More…]

Jun 152013
MLB Draft 2013: Phillies Recap and Review - Position Players

The Phillies drafted more pitchers than hitters in last week’s 2013 draft, but they certainly showed a preference for position players early.  Like a couple years ago when they took players like Roman Quinn and Mitch Walding early on, they really seemed to focus on the infield again, and it’s clear they wanted more depth [More…]

Jun 032013
MLB Draft 2013: Phillies Preview - Position Players

Before I get to potential 2013 picks, I’d like to focus on one hitter drafted in 2006: Domonic Brown.  The Phillies’ left fielder is on fire right now and leads the National League in home runs.  Even if he can’t sustain this power surge, the scouting and development of Brown was great work by those [More…]