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…]

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 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…]

Dec 292011
 
Phillies Prospects A-Z Part 5: V through Z

Prospect A-Z finally wraps up this week.  Last week, I reviewed Quebec native Phillippe Aumont, Julio Rodriguez, Ethan Stewart, Tyler Greene and Harold Garcia.  The upper and lower levels of the system were each covered, and it was a somewhat talented group.  Aumont can be a late inning reliever and Greene has the tools to [More…]

Jul 112011
 
Phillies Runaround: Hammer Braves 14-1; Contreras seeing surgeon; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Phillies’ bats batter the Braves in 14-1 victory July 11 Camden Courier-Post If there was a fitting conclusion to the first half of the season for these Phillies, it came before Sunday’s game rather than after it.  A few hours [More…]