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Jul 082014
 
Phillies Minor Leagues Review 2014 - Williamsport Crosscutters

With the Phillies’ emphasis on college players in last month’s draft, Williamsport should have a chance to reach the playoffs for the first time as a Phillies affiliate.  Despite that, the Crosscutters are still one of the younger teams in the league. Their offense is a mix of high college picks and younger players from [More...]

Jun 302014
 
Phillies 2014 Draft Review – Hitters

The Phillies’ draft strategy on emphasizing college players also applied to the hitters, and in an era where the pool of college bats keeps getting worse and worse, maybe it’s not too wise.  It’s difficult to see them getting a big impact from these players, but maybe there can be some contributors. Catcher 18. Sean [More...]

Jun 232014
 
Phillies 2014 Draft Review - Pitchers

Earlier this month, the Phillies had what was one of their most important drafts in a while.  Up until now, it had been pretty rare for them to pick in the top 10 in recent years, so it’s pretty important that they hit on this pick. They departed from their usual strategy of taking higher [More...]

May 122014
 
MLB Draft 2014: Potential Phillies Targets

Originally this week, I wanted to write about some non-top 30 prospects having good seasons.  Since there are so few of them, and the few that are really aren’t even doing that well, I’m moving onto the draft. The draft is about three weeks away, and draft boards were blown up this week when it [More...]

May 062014
 
Phillies Minor Leagues 2014: Stock Report - One Month In

Choosing players for this stock report was actually kind of difficult, if only because 11 of my top 30 prospects before the year haven’t played at all because of injuries or simply not being assigned to a full-season affiliate.  Determining if a player is beating or not meeting expectations through just one month is a [More...]

Apr 072014
 
Phillies 2014 Minor League Season Preview

Minor league season has been underway since Thursday, and with the state of the Phillies, it’s probably time for people to be acclimated with some of the minor leaguers.  For better or worse, these are the players to be looking forward to, so hopefully a few pan out for them to get back on track. [More...]

Mar 192014
 
2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 1-10

In the final third of the list, the top three prospects are actually a really strong start to a system.  They’re almost consensus top 100 players in the industry, which is the best representation they’ve had in prospect lists since the disaster that was the Hunter Pence trade. After that, the picture is cloudier.  For [More...]

Mar 042014
 
2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 11-20

In the middle portion of this year’s top 30, there was something that surprised me: there’s actually some talent.  Unfortunately, much of it has been impacted by serious injuries, and those players may not be the same when they come back in 2014.  I count five players that would probably be ranked higher if they [More...]