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…]

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…]

Feb 232014
 
2014 Phillies Top 30 Prospects Countdown: 21-30

We’re now two and a half years since the Phillies acquired Hunter Pence, and the farm system has still not recovered to the level it was once at.  After missing the playoffs two straight years, and frankly not being particularly close, they need a new wave of players to come up and make an impact. [More…]

Nov 182013
 
Phillies Prospects: 2013 Arizona Fall League Wrap-Up

Last week, the Arizona Fall League wrapped up its 2013 season.  Unlike last year, Phillies players did not win the AFL Championship or even play in it.  In fact, they weren’t even close.  Peoria finished last in the Western division with a 12-19 record.  That wasn’t the worst record in the league, but they were [More…]