Sep 202013
 
Phillies Minor Leagues 2013 - Post-season injury updates

It was a rough year for some prospects in the organization.  Nine players in my top 30 list entering the season were affected by injuries, many of them closer to the top of the list.  Every organization has to deal with this because player health isn’t a certainty, but it seems like the Phillies were [More…]

Sep 092013
 
Phillies 2013 Draft Review - 3 Months Later

It’s now three months since the 2013 draft, and the picks who signed have completed their first professional season.  The stats these players compiled are often not indicative of how their careers will pan out, but it’s still something to look at.  For example, after being drafted in the fourth round in the 2011 draft, [More…]

Sep 022013
 
The Bad & The Ugly: A look at the Phillies catching depth

A prospect’s stock can be volatile.  Over the course of a season, injuries or poor performance can have a prospect quickly go from potential star to longshot to used car salesman.  Growth, mechanical or mental adjustments can also help a prospect emerge.  Teams can have long-term plans all they want, but the reality is that [More…]