Monthly Archives: May 2015

Franco, Quinn, Stassi, Nola, Leibrandt and Leiter Have Been The Best Minor Leaguers The Phillies Have

“He is the best they have”.  When Vin Scully says that about Clayton Kershaw on those never ending ads on the MLB channel, a tingle always goes up my spine.  I never tire of hearing old Vin make that statement. … Continue reading

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Phillies Minor League Pitchers From the 2014 Season Outpitching the Newly Acquired Pitchers

The last couple of days have been tough for Phillies General Manager  Ruben Amaro Jr.  He has been quarreling with fans who want to see young arms advance in the system but even worse the young arms he has acquired … Continue reading

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Watching New Young Pitching Prospects In The Phillies Organization

Baseball Betsy and I like Saturday morning baseball.  Up early and by noon we can get in our baseball by watching new young prospects in action.  However this Saturday morning this was not the case.  Against regular Saturday morning rival, … Continue reading

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Mark Leiter Jr. and Andrew Knapp Are Phillies Stars Of Tomorrow Playing Today!

The Threshers Mark Leiter Jr. and Andrew Knapp formed a nice battery last night in Palm Beach in the 7-0 win against the Cardinals in Florida State League action.   Leiter pitched an eight inning, six-hit shutout and Andrew Knapp … Continue reading

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The Phillies Top First Base Prospect Rhys Hoskins Leads the Sally League In OPS

Maikel Franco is only seven months older than Rhys Hoskins but he has been called up to the major leagues by the Phillies to be the every day third baseman for probably the rest of his controlable career.  On the … Continue reading

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Phillies Starting Pitching Prospects Leiter, Kleven and Casimiro Have Been Blocked In The Organization

Everyone was excited when the Phillies General Manager  Ruben Amaro Jr. acquired young minor league starting pitching over the winter in the Jimmy Rollins and Marlon Byrd deals.  But for every action there is an opposite reaction and the likes … Continue reading

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Phillies Extended Spring Training Pitcher Franklyn Kilome Might Be The Best Young One They Have

It was one of those special days at the Carpenter Complex’s Ashburn Field.  A day when you see a future major league pitcher on the mound in a lowly extended spring training game.  It was 6’6″ Franklyn Kilome, who will … Continue reading

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