Phillies Minor Leaguers Receive All-Star Honors

The Philadelphia Phillies minor league system is greatly improved, and a number of the players have received invitations to All-Star games for their individual performances. With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game just a couple of weeks away now, there has been some speculation as to who might represent the Phillies in the Mid-Summer Classic. The way … Continue reading Phillies Minor Leaguers Receive All-Star Honors

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Reading Eagle: Phillies 2016 Top Prospects Survey

Over the last couple of seasons, especially over the last calendar year, a concerted effort finally began to completely rebuild the Phillies minor league system. The results have been dramatic. Nearly every respected prospect evaluation resource places the Phillies organization near the top of their organizational rankings, and a number of the club’s best individual … Continue reading Reading Eagle: Phillies 2016 Top Prospects Survey

Pharm Report: AA Reading Fightins

The Phillies ‘AA’ level minor league club, the Reading Fightin’ Phils, have bolted out to a first place lead in the Eastern Division of the Eastern League. The Fightin’ Phils are 29-14, on a four game winning streak which has them 2.5 games up on the Hartford Yard Goats farm team of the Colorado Rockies organization. This is the … Continue reading Pharm Report: AA Reading Fightins

Reading Eagle: Phillies Top Prospects Survey Results

Back in August, I was contacted by Mike Drago (Twitter: @mldrago) of the Reading Eagle to participate in the publication’s annual survey regarding the Phillies’ top prospects. The task was to provide my own personal Top 20 prospects list from the team’s minor league system. Those were then pooled with the results of lists provided … Continue reading Reading Eagle: Phillies Top Prospects Survey Results

Chooch’s place in Phillies history

It was just two days ago that the announcement came, one that I had expected would be coming by this year’s MLB trade deadline or soon thereafter: the Phillies had traded away longtime starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. I wanted to wait a couple of days before writing anything, letting the departure of Chooch sink in fully, … Continue reading Chooch’s place in Phillies history