Tag Archives: Chris Burke

The Phillies Just Might Have Something in the Minors With Casey Martin Swinging the Bat and Brian Marconi Closing

It’s late in the season and players are running out of time to make an impression. Only a little over 20 games remain in the minor league season. Right now it is vital for minor league players to finish strong. … Continue reading

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Phillies Drafted 14 “Arms” With Their 20 Picks but They Really Need More “Bats” at the Minor League Level.

Last night we decided not to go to the Clearwater Threshers game or watch the MLB All Star game. No need to watch Zack Wheeler throw only three pitches in the game including two 100 mph fastballs for a strikeout … Continue reading

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Phillies Catching Prospect Chris Burke and Pitching Prospects Eduar Segovia and Victor Vargas Make Promising Clearwater Threshers Debuts

We watched the Phillies used a truly international battery of young prospects in last night’s Clearwater Threshers 5-0 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The starting battery was Australian Chris Burke doing the catching. Venezuelan Eduar Segovia started on the … Continue reading

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The Phillies Opening Day Roster: Rookies Need Not Apply

The Phillies will open the season with no rookie position players. Connor Brogdon would appear to still have rookie eligibility out of the bullpen but that’s about it! Last season, we saw Alec Bohm finish second in NL ROY voting … Continue reading

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The Phillies Farm System Gets Low Ranks By Minor League Experts

The Phillies have the 23rd ranked farm system according to the staff at MLB.com. The Athletic’s Keith Law has them ranked 27th. Very low ranking when compared to the other  29 MLB teams. Nothing in Grapefruit League games have done … Continue reading

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The New 2021 MLB Pipeline’s Phillies Top 30 Prospect List Omits Several Phillies Top Prospects

MLBPipeline has just released its Phillies T0p 30 Prospect List.  The List is all over the place with several names on the List I have never seen play. Other players are also top Phillies prospects but did not make the … Continue reading

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Looks Like Phillies Prospects Need Not Apply For the Opening Day MLB Roster

Every spring training until this one we spent most of our time over at the Carpenter Complex watching the minor league prospects. Not this time. Fans are not permitted at the Complex because of Covid protocol. The Phillies do have … Continue reading

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On The Lookout For Young Phillies Talent But They Are Not Easy To Spot

Spring training was once a time for fans to study young Phillies talent. The Carpenter Complex was always buzzing with fans who came early to watch the Phillies prospects of the future. Not anymore in this Covid environment. Prospects may … Continue reading

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The Best of the Phillies 2020-21 Offseason Players

The Phillies 2020-21 off season finally came to an end on Friday night in Melbourne, Australia. With Phillies products on the Melbourne Aces’ roster, teenage sensation Chris Burke and veteran closer Josh Tols leading the way, the Aces won the … Continue reading

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The Phillies 19 Year-Old Phenom Chris Burke Leads the Melbourne Aces to the Australian Baseball League Championship

He is only 19 years-old but plays like a seasoned MLB veteran, though he has never played a minor league game in North America. On Friday, in what turned out to be the deciding game in the Australian Baseball League … Continue reading

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