Nick Fanti Earns a Brilliant Win by Striking Out 9 of the First 10 Batters He Faced in the Australian Baseball League

Four Phillies prospects have been playing note worthy baseball in the Australian Baseball League.  Lefty Nick Fanti led the way with a brilliant five inning start for the Sydney Blue Sox, Saturday afternoon, when he struck out nine of the first 10 batters he faced.  Righty Kyle Glogoski allowed only two runs in his five inning start for Auckland.  Catcher Mitch Edward is hitting .353 in his last ten games and second baseman Curtis Meade has gone 4 for 10 in his last three games both for the Auckland Bite.

Nick Fanti gets strikeout with a high fast ball. (picture courtesy of

Nick Fanti gets strikeout with breaking ball in the dirt. (picture courtesy of


Fanti is coming back from an injury prone 2018 season but in his last start he put it all together getting his first win in four starts.  In the five inning start start, in addition to his nine strikeouts, he allowed only a run and three hits over a five inning, 71 pitch outing. He struck out the side in order in the first and second innings, Watch HERE.

Glogoski continues to pitch well in his four starts in the ABL. Only a two-out, two-run single marred his five inning start. He is third in the ABL with his 0.61 WHIP and fourth in ERA at 1.37. Kyle has walked only three and struck out 18 in 19.1 innings.

The switch-hitting Mitch Edwards continues to drive the baseball.  In the three games so far this weekend he is 5 for 11 plus a sacrifice fly RBI.  He is leading all ABL catchers in batting average and is tied for the lead among catchers with a .873 OPS.

Listen to an interesting Adelaide Bite podcast called “Shark Infested Waters” featuring Edwards, HERE. (Mitch comes in at 8:48)

Expect Fanti and Glogoski soon be shutdown for the season to get ready for Phillies minor league spring training.  Reports said that the Phillies wanted Glogoski to pitch no more than 25 innings in the ABL.  Fanti, Glogoski, Edwards and Mead will be definitely four players to check out at the Carpenter Complex in the March minor league spring training games.







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