Category Archives: 2016

The Phillies Are Loaded With 16 Starting Pitchers On 40-man Roster, But Can They Score Runs?

Something’s gotta give.  The Phillies have loaded up with starting pitching and continue to add with the trade for Clay Buchholz on Monday. This list does not include Franklyn Kilome who turns 22-years-old in June.  He may be the best … Continue reading

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We Wish Josh Tobias Well With The Boston Red Sox

We hope the Red Sox give Josh Tobias a chance to move up in their organization.  He has a chance to play in Show someday if given that chance.  The Phillies sent him to Boston in the recent Clay Buchholz … Continue reading

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Will The Phillies Invite Rhys Hoskins To The Major League Spring Training Camp?

First baseman Rhys Hoskins had another great minor league 2016 season.  But the question remains will he be invited to the Phillies major league spring training camp? You see Hoskins has played in the Phillies system for only three years … Continue reading

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Three Phillies Prospects We Will Be Watching Closely in 2017 Are Rhys Hoskins, Frankly Kilome and Elniery Garcia

The Phillies really have only one major league ready prospect bat that I saw hit in the entire minor league system in 2016. And first baseman Rhys Hoskins is not even on the 40-man roster since he has one more … Continue reading

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Joaquin and Singer Shine in Winter/Fall Ball For The Phillies

Winter ball continues in the Caribbean for Phillies prospects. But especially good news for the four Phillies playing in Columbia is that the FARC rebels signed a peace agreement with the government there last week. Most of the Phillies farmhands … Continue reading

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If The Rome Braves Are The Minor League Team Of The Year, Does That Mean That Lakewood’s Franklyn Kilome Is The Minor League Pitcher Of The Year?

We watched several hundred Phillies minor league games in 2016 combined in person and on MiLB-TV.  From the minor league camp in March to the last pitch against the Baby Bombers in October Instructs, even a fan in the stands … Continue reading

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The Phillies Protect 11 Prospects From The Rule 5 Draft, But Not Jiandido Tromp

It remains to be seen if any of the 11 minor league prospects the Phillies added to its 40-man roster will ever have much of an impact in the major leagues.  These guys did get Rule Five protection.  Only $50,000 … Continue reading

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Phillies Middle Infield Prospects Scott Kingery and Grenny Cumana Standout in Fall and Winter Ball

It’s becoming clear the Phillies are attempting to move second baseman Cesar Hernandez if they can get anything for him.  That would make room for shortstop Freddy Galvis to move to second and former first round draft pick J.P. Crawford … Continue reading

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