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...]

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...]

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...]