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…]

Sep 202013
 
Phillies Minor Leagues 2013 - Post-season injury updates

It was a rough year for some prospects in the organization.  Nine players in my top 30 list entering the season were affected by injuries, many of them closer to the top of the list.  Every organization has to deal with this because player health isn’t a certainty, but it seems like the Phillies were [More…]

Sep 092013
 
Phillies 2013 Draft Review - 3 Months Later

It’s now three months since the 2013 draft, and the picks who signed have completed their first professional season.  The stats these players compiled are often not indicative of how their careers will pan out, but it’s still something to look at.  For example, after being drafted in the fourth round in the 2011 draft, [More…]

Sep 022013
 
The Bad & The Ugly: A look at the Phillies catching depth

A prospect’s stock can be volatile.  Over the course of a season, injuries or poor performance can have a prospect quickly go from potential star to longshot to used car salesman.  Growth, mechanical or mental adjustments can also help a prospect emerge.  Teams can have long-term plans all they want, but the reality is that [More…]

Aug 282013
 
Phillies send seven prospects to the Arizona Fall League

Tuesday, Arizona Fall League rosters were announced.  This off-season, seven Phillies minor leaguers will compete on the Peoria Javelinas alongside players from the Astros, Mariners, Padres and Royals.  Teams usually send players to the AFL for one or more of the following reasons: they missed time during the season with an injury or suspension, players [More…]

Nov 272011
 
Looking at the Phillies Arbitration Eligibles, Part 3: The Rest

We recently looked at the arbitration situations of Cole Hamels and Hunter Pence.  So new we’re left with Ben Francisco, Kyle Kendrick, Wilson Valdez, John Bowker, and Scott Mathieson. It’s a good bet that at least two of these guys will be non-tendered and will become free agents. The numbers game will also come into [More…]