May 212013
Phillies Pre-Draft 2013 Minor League Report: Organizational Depth

With the draft coming up in about two weeks, the Phillies are scrutinizing possible players to add to the organizations.  Teams don’t, and shouldn’t, draft for need at the major league level, but they should see which areas of the organization need depth and if those areas can be addressed through the draft.  Overall, it’s [More…]

May 132013
Phillies Non-Top 30 Prospects - Spring 2013 Update

Top 30 lists are very fluid.  Injuries and fluctuations in performance can change things quickly as new information is gathered.  Nearing Memorial Day, we’re getting close to the point where statistics are no longer immediately written off as small samples.  That’s the time for starting to get excited about players off to starts, while on [More…]

Apr 222013
Phillies Minor League Update - April 2013

We’re now nearly three weeks into the minor league season, and seasons are starting to take shape.  That’s still too much of a small sample to make a big deal about things, but the rate stats are settling into realistic ranges and aren’t wildly affected by one 0 for 4 game.  Around Memorial Day, it’ll [More…]

Apr 152013
Phillies 2013 Minor League Preview

Minor league baseball has been in action for a week and a half now, but it’s not too late for a preview.  Maybe it’s even better because there are plenty of box scores to check as players get acclimated to their roles, and there’s no guesswork as to who’s in the rotations or slated to [More…]

Mar 272013
Phillies Top 30 Prospects in 2013: 10-1

Click here for Part 1 (30-21) or Part 2 (20-11). 10. Ethan Martin, 6’2 195 RHP, 24, AA (39.2 IP, 3.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 21.3 K%, 11.0 BB%) Strengths: Martin pitched very well after the trade deadline deal that sent Shane Victorino to the Dodgers.  That 11% walk rate was the lowest of his career, [More…]

Mar 272013
Phillies Top 30 Prospects in 2013: 20-11

Click here for Part 1 (30-21) or Part 3 (10-1). 20. Sebastian Valle, 6’1 190 C, 22, AA/AAA, R/R (411 PA, .253/.271/.428, 27.7 K%, 3.2 BB%) Strengths: Valle finished 2012 in AAA, so he’s not far away from helping the big club in some capacity.  He shows above average raw power in batting practice due [More…]

Mar 272013
Phillies Top 30 Prospects in 2013: 30-21

Despite a couple more trades this off-season that thinned out the minor league depth even more, the system might actually be stronger than it was at this point in 2012.  Last year’s #1 prospect, righty Trevor May, is gone, but with his very uneven season in AA, his future was in doubt anyway.  With a [More…]

Feb 242013
Spring Training 2013: A Look At Phillies Prospects

Even though they’re coming off their worst season since 2002, the Phillies probably don’t have any interesting battles going on in spring training this year barring injury.  The catchers, infield and starting rotation  are set in stone, and it’s probably safe to say that about half the  bullpen too.  That leaves some spots on the [More…]