Monthly Archives: September 2014

Phillies Instructs Catcher Willians Astudillo Reminds Me Of A Young Yogi Berra.

Phillies Instructs catcher/first baseman Willians Astudillo reminds me of a right-handed hitting Yogi Berra.  He is similar in size to Yogi and wears the No. 8 on the back his Insturcts uniform.  He catches and can play other positions just … Continue reading

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Phillies Pitching Prospects Imhof, Leibrandt, Whitehead and Garcia Impressive At The Saturday Morning Instructs Game

All we hear is about is the lack of starting pitching in the Phillies organization.  One report even said lack of starting pitching in the organization was one of the reasons veteran chief amateur scout Marti Wolever’s contract was not … Continue reading

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We Can See The Future Now At Phillies Instructs

The future is bright but likely not for the next two years for the Phillies.  That’s the conclusion I took from this week after watching the Phillies on MLB-TV and first week of  Phillies instruct games at Roberts and Bright … Continue reading

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One Of The Phillies Top Pitching Prospects Adam Morgan Impressive In Instructs Intrasquad Game

Instructs are used for many purposes such as defensive drills, player evaluations, learning new positions, getting players ready for the Arizona Fall League and most importantly to see if one of your top minor league pitching prospects is healthy can … Continue reading

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Phillies Prospects Hoskins, Sandberg, and Garcia Show Major League Quality Power and Pitches In Instructs Action

After watching on the internet the Phillies get shutout by the Marlins last night, I have come to the conclusion that watching in person the Florida  Instructional League Phillies play their Yankee counterparts yesterday afternoon at Bright House Field was … Continue reading

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Five Sleeper 2014 Phillies Prospects: Carlos Alonso, Colin Kleven, Peter Lavin, Miguel Nunez and Brian Pointer

We have watched a lot of Phillies minor league baseball the last three year since being based down here in the Clearwater area full-time.  Five players, who have received little notice in the Phillies organization, but have impressed us. These … Continue reading

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An Example Of What Phillies “Instructs” Are All About At The Carpenter Complex

It’s been a long baseball season for those of us who follow the Phillies from our base in the Clearwater area.  Baseball Betsy and I were there for pitchers and catchers in February; major league spring training games and the … Continue reading

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