Category Archives: April 2015

One Of The Best Young Canadian Starting Pitchers Might Be The Clearwater Threshers Colin Kleven As He Downs The Dunedin Blue Jays With Six Strong Innings Of Work

Relying on a 93-95 mph fastball and late movement on his slider Canadian native Colin Kleven showed no mercy against the Toronto Blue Jays’ farm team at Dunedin’s Auto Exchange Stadium in Florida State League action tonight.  He picked up … Continue reading

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Phillies Left field Prospect Andrew Pullin Off To A Good Start With Clearwater Threshers

Did he get off the a good start?  Did he finish the month strong?  Should we move him up at the All-Star break?  These are questions minor league farm directors ask each and every season.  Month to month progress or … Continue reading

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Watching Young Phillies Pitching Prospects Franklyn Kilome and Feliberto Sanchez Develop In Extended Spring Training

The last several days proves once again how important pitching is to winning baseball. On Friday night the four Phillies farm teams went 3-1.  Then on Saturday they went 0-4.  One key difference was on Friday the Phillies system received … Continue reading

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“You Know It When You See It” Zach Eflin and Brandon Leibrandt Are Phillies Major League Talent

Baseball Betsy and I have had the pleasure to watch both  Zach Eflin and Brandon Leibrandt pitch in their most recent starts.  On Sunday we watched on MiLB-TV and listened to the call of the game by Reading’s play by … Continue reading

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The Clearwater Threshers Scoreboard Finally Shows Pitch Speeds And Starting Pitcher Colin Kleven Hits 95 mph

This is the first year that the Phillies, High A, Florida State League team in Clearwater has posted pitch speeds on the scoreboard.  In previous seasons we had to befriend the starting pitcher for the next game who was charting … Continue reading

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Another Walk Off Weekend For the Clearwater Threshers Led By Two Long Balls, Spectacular Relief Pitching and Clutch hitting

Thanks to a couple of solo home runs early, spectacular work out of the pen late and a bases loaded base hit by Dylan Cozens, the Clearwater Threshers walked off another extra inning win this time in seventeen innings last … Continue reading

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Clearwater Threshers Ulises Joaquin Is Tied For The Most Saves In Minor League Baseball

After the first eight games of the season, Clearwater Threshers Ulises Joaquin is tied for the most saves in all of minor league baseball.  The hard throwing right hander with a 95 mph fastball is three for three in save … Continue reading

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