May 282012
System Check: Phillies Minor League Runaround – May 13-26 2012

Lehigh Valley is quite happy to get out of Charlotte after losing four in a row in a five game series.  They’re tied with Buffalo in 2nd place, 3.5 games behind division-leading Pawtucket.  All-Star voting opened for the AAA ASG a few days ago, and Erik Kratz, Dave Bush and Tyler Cloyd could all earn [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…]

May 142012
System Check: Phillies Minor League Runaround – May 6-12 2012

Lehigh Valley started the week by losing three in a row and only scoring two runs over the three games, but their fortunes changed as they won three straight to close the week. The IronPigs had to deal with a lot of roster turnover with a lot of players moving up and down or in [More…]

May 072012
System Check: Phillies Minor League Runaround - April 29-May 5 2012

Lehigh Valley started May with a 4-1 week that included a sweep of Syracuse and series win against Charlotte. They’re now just a game back of division leading Pawtucket. Domonic Brown missed a few games with an injury, but he returned Sunday with a two RBI pinch hit triple. With the exception of Dave Bush [More…]

Apr 302012
System Check: Good starts for lesser known Phillies minor league prospects

People will spend a lot of time talking about Trevor May, and for good reason. He’s the organization’s top prospect and off to a great start. Cesar Hernandez has also had a promising start to the season after a rough year in Clearwater, but prospect followers were already well aware of him. Instead of looking [More…]

Apr 232012
Phillies Minor Leagues: Around The System – 04.23.12

A 2-4 week has landed Lehigh Valley second in their division behind the Pawtucket Red Sox.  They’ll return home this week to start a homestand against Buffalo after just splitting a four game series with the Mets affiliate last week.  Domonic Brown sat a game after going hitless in the previous two, but he still [More…]

Apr 162012
Phillies Minor Leagues: Around The System - 04.16.12

Lehigh Valley is off to a strong 9-3 start, putting them three games up on second place Pawtucket. There probably won’t be too much resistance from their division this season. This is in spite of a putrid offense that ranks 9th out of 14 in runs scored and last in OPS. Dom Brown started slowly, [More…]