Tag Archives: Chase Utley

Can Clearwater Threshers Infielder Daniel Brito Hit Over .250 to Become a Legitimate Major League Prospect?

After most of the 2018 season in Lakewood and now finishing his first full season in Clearwater, you have to say Daniel Brito seems to be a consistent .250 hitter with a .650 OPS no matter where he plays. He … Continue reading

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Is Nick Maton the Next Chase Utley?

The Threshers Nick Maton is on a hot streak. In his last ten games he is hitting .462. His home run Tuesday night was the hardest hit ball that I have seen hit all season. It went out of Spectrum … Continue reading

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The Phillies Teams Pull Off Three Walk-Off Wins In About 16 Hours

What do Chase Utley, J.P. Crawford and Trey Williams all have in common.  No. They were not all roommates at one time in the Phillies organization.   Though J.P. and Trey were roommates last season with the GCL Phillies.  But … Continue reading

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Yes, The Phillies Do Have A Player Who Won A Gold Glove in 2013: Carlos Alonso!

I am a strong believer in strong defensive play in baseball.  With good pitching even an average team can win many games.  As we have seen in the World Series defensive blunders have cost both teams. This week nominees for … Continue reading

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Who Might Be On Second For The Phillies In the Post Utley Era?

One of the most interesting story lines this season for the Phillies will be who is the second baseman of the future in the organization.   With Chase Utley in the final year of his contract a decision will have to … Continue reading

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Baseball “Two A Days”: Watching The GCL Phillies and the Clearwater Threshers

I like football lingo such as “two a days”, the PUP list, and OTAs.  Little more pizazz than workouts, disabled lists and  mini camps of baseball.   This past week I put my self through what was my version of  … Continue reading

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Chase Utley and Cody Asche: The Phillies Past, Present and Future

I have been impressed with one position player this year with the Clearwater Threshers and that is third baseman Cody Ashe.  From the first game of the season his left handed bat and physical build has reminded me of Chase … Continue reading

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The Past with Howard and Utley vs. The Future With Colvin and Larry Greene

Tuesday was an interesting day in Clearwater.  If you arrived early at the Carpenter Complex you would have seen the newly drafted Phillies walking by wearing their newly minted gray jerseys with their names on the back.  A look over … Continue reading

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Will Extended Spring Training Ever End?

A lot of anticipation could be felt around the Carpenter Complex on Monday.  Chase Utley had finally arrived for his second appearance of the spring.  I guess that’s why they call this “extended spring training”.  It’s still spring on the … Continue reading

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Thinking About the 2013 Phillies Over My Morning Cup of Coffee

Several things caught my attention this morning over my morning cup of coffee:  the recent hitting of Tyson Gillies,  Chase Utley “tracking” fly balls in left field during BP in St. Louis,  the all star caliber play of Freddy Galvis … Continue reading

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