Oct 242013
 
Phillies Prospects: Baseball America's League Top 10 Wrap-up

Over the past month, Baseball America has been rolling out their top 20 prospect by minor league lists.  Their top 10 and 30 lists by organization always get more attention, but in a way, the top 20 lists are more informative.  When you’re comparing Jesse Biddle to Maikel Franco, you can decide one is better [More…]

Oct 012013
 
Phillies: Potential Prospect Help In 2014

After another unsuccessful season, the Phillies will start looking toward 2014.  There isn’t enough money to address their many needs in free agency, so they’ll have to see if they can produce some of their own talent.  That’s been an issue for them lately because of some of the trades they made when they were [More…]

Jul 012013
 
Who is the Phillies #1 Prospect: Biddle vs. Franco

Coming into the season, Jesse Biddle was the near-consensus number one prospect in the Phillies organization.  Keith Law had Adam Morgan ranked just a little higher, but with Morgan’s shoulder injury, he’s out of the picture for now.  Now emerging is third baseman Maikel Franco.  I had him ranked fifth in the organization entering the [More…]

May 142012
 
Balancing Act: A two-sided look at current Phillies hitting prospects

Several years ago, a key concern of many Phillies fans was the left handed heavy lineup. To be honest, I think the problem was a bit overblown; Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez (after replacing Pat Burrell) were the only everyday left handed batters, Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino were both better batting right [More…]

Feb 042012
 
Top 25 Prospects in the National League East, Part 2: 11-25

Continued from Part 1: The Top Ten… 11. Brian Goodwin, CF, Washington – Goodwin was one of Washington’s last chances to splurge in the draft with the new draft spending rules now in place. He hasn’t made his pro debut yet, but he’s a potential five tool player in center with plus or better speed [More…]

Feb 032012
 
Top 25 Prospects in the National League East, Part 1: The Top Ten

Now that we’ve gone over the Phillies organization’s top 30 prospects, it’s time to see how they stack up against the rest of the division. The Phillies have had a stranglehold on the NL East for the past five seasons, but the gap may be shrinking. While the Mets are rebuilding, the other three rivals [More…]

Jan 262012
 
Phillies Countdown: Top 30 Minor League Prospects

After reviewing the top 15 hitters and pitchers in the organization, it’s time to combine them into an overall top 30. However, it’s not quite a 15/15 split; there will be 16 pitchers. There is a lot of talent in the lower levels, but it’s still going to be a few years before those guys [More…]

Jan 192012
 
Phillies Top 15 Minor League Pitching Prospects: Early 2012 Edition

Last week, I went over the organization’s top position player prospects. Sebastian Valle leads the pack after recent trades depleted their depth. Throw in Domonic Brown’s graduation from prospect status, and Valle is in the right place at the right time. As usual, they have a number of players in the lower levels who have [More…]