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…]

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 112012
 
Phillies Top 15 Minor League Hitting Prospects: Early 2012 Edition

It’s finally January, and it’s only a month and a half until spring training starts. It’s right in the middle of prospect ranking season. Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Minor League Ball, among other sites, are all gradually rolling out top 10-12 lists for each team. At the end of the month, Baseball America will release [More…]