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 162012
Breaking Down the 2012 Phillies - The Infield: Shortstop

Shortstop When the Phillies re-signed Jimmy Rollins most Phillies fans took a breath of relief.  The reason behind this was the fact that some of the names the Phillies were throwing around as potential replacements if Rollins went elsewhere were Alex Gonzalez, Yuniesky Betancourt, and the now retired Orlando Cabrera.  Saying yuck and reaching for [More…]

Dec 012011
Phillies Prospects A-Z Part 2: F through J

After taking a week off to discuss the Cole Hamels situation, Prospect A-Z is back. Last week, I reviewed Aaron Altherr, Jesse Biddle, Brody Colvin, Justin De Fratus and Ervis Manzanillo. There’s a lot of potential in that group, and the upper and lower levels of the system were all well represented. This week will [More…]

Oct 072011
10 Phillies Prospects Whose Stock Rose in 2011

With the annual depletion of the system at the trade deadline, the Phillies need new players to step into the places of the departed prospects. While it’s tough to replace the talent of players like Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart, rankings still have to be made, and players still have to fill those spots. In [More…]