Scott Grauer

Jul 182014
 
Phillies 2014 Trade Deadline Preview - Dodgers Prospects

The Phillies should be prepared to be sellers at this deadline, and unlike the last two years when they probably should have been, it seems like reality is finally setting in for Ruben Amaro.  The problem isn’t just identifying it though.  The problem is him doing something about it.  Trading for prospects has certainly not [More...]

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 262014
 
Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Pitchers

Sunday’s no-hitter will put the focus on the Phillies’ lack of offense, but their pitching depth, as well as most everything in the system, is poor.  Injuries have hurt a player or two, but that doesn’t account for most of the problems.  It’s just a lack of talent.  Their 2013 draft could feasibly not produce [More...]

May 192014
 
Phillies 2014 Draft Preview - Batters

Unlike last week, none of these players will be considered for the Phillies’ first pick.  Drafts are more than one pick though, and right now, all eight could be options in the second round or maybe even a little later.  Between high school and college players, power and contact hitters, and a bunch of different [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...]