Author Archives: Baseball Ross

About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here: https://baseballross.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/how-i-got-started-in-baseball/

Time for Jhailyn Ortiz to Move On Up After Hitting His 16th Homer of the Season

Clearwater Threshers’ corner outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz is ready to move on up in the Phillies system especially after hitting a tape measure home run over the bleachers in Bradenton this morning.  We watched Ortiz hit his 16th long ball of … Continue reading

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Watching The Two Top Phillies Minor League Starters, Spencer Howard and Damon Jones Pitch On A Sunday Afternoon

I arrived at Spectrum Field  early on Sunday and hustled out to left field to watch Spencer Howard warm-up for his one o’clock start against the Braves’ Florida Fire Frogs farm team. He did not do anything special in warm … Continue reading

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Phillies Need Starting Pitching Now! Spencer Howard, Damon Jones and Bailey Falter Are The Best They Have In The Minors!

Last night, yet again, we saw that the Phillies will not win with its existing starting pitching rotation. Nick Pavetta left much to be desired and picked up the loss.  Only Aaron Nola is pitching at a high major league … Continue reading

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Phillies Top Power Prospects Darick Hall, Alec Bohm and Jhailyn Ortiz All Go Deep In Wins Last Night

Three of the top power hitters in the Phillies farm system all went deep  last night. Two in Reading and the other in Clearwater but they sure would look good in the same lineup. Darick Hall and Alec Bohm powered … Continue reading

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Danny Mayer Is Finally Given A Chance To Play, Then Moves Into Phillies MLB Prospect Status

Danny Mayer was a 31st round draft pick as a 6’5″ 245 lbs. corner outfielder by the Phillies in 2017. He was never given much playing time by the experts in the minor league department.  All of the sudden he … Continue reading

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Spencer Howard and Rodolfo Duran Will Be a Major League Battery Some Day. They Proved It Again Last Night!

Last September in the Sally League playoffs for Lakewood, Spencer Howard pitched a nine-inning, no-hitter. His catcher was Rodolfo Duran. Last night Howard was making his first start for Clearwater since April 23rd and Duran was again his catcher. This … Continue reading

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Grenny Cumana Outperforms Phillies First Round Draft Picks In Reading, Earns All-Star Nod

One of our favorite players in the Phillies organization is Reading Fightin Phils’ Grenny Cumana. He put an exclamation point on his season over the weekend by hitting a grand slam Saturday night and a two-run triple Sunday afternoon to … Continue reading

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