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Catchers Logan O’Hoppe and Henri Lartigue Get the Call To Join The Phillies 60-Man Roster

Two of our favorite Phillies minor league prospects, catchers Logan O’Hoppe and Henri Lartigue, were added to the 60-man player pool. This makes them eligible to play for them in the 2020 MLB season. The Phillies have been hard hit … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, July | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Let’s Get This Party Started, The Phillies Start Summer Training Camp Today

Finally, it looks like the 2020 season is getting started. No more Phillies spring training games in Clearwater. Just some summer training tuneups at Citizens Bank Park before the regular season starts with a 60 game schedule. It’s a sprint … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Matter of Time Before We See Phillies Minor League Starting Pitching In The MLB Rotation

We have blogged extensively about starting pitching in the Phillies minor league system.  We have even posted features on left handed starter prospects. It seems that it is only a matter of time before some of them pitch in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, May | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Warren, Killgore, Carr, Ross and Gomez Caught Our Attention Out of the Threshers Pen Last Season

Several pitchers out of the Clearwater Threshers bullpen caught our attention last season. Likely they will be pitching at AA Reading or higher when the 2020 season gets started. Lefty reliever Zach Warren received the most notice when he struck … Continue reading

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Homegrown Mauricio Llovera and Spencer Howard Show The Increasing Depth Of Phillies Pitching

It’s always fun when players you have watched in the minor leagues progress up the ladder to the major league level. We were there for Mauricio Llovera in 2018 and Spencer Howard in 2019. They were the best starters the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, March | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phillies Prospects Hendrickson, Tols and Wingrove Come Up Big In Weekend Australian Baseball League Action

The Phillies just might get several Australians in the lineup over the next few years if this weekend is any indication.  Not since I watched on TV Brad Harman hit a line drive gap double in Pittsburgh back in 2008, … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, December | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spencer Howard and Kyle Glogoski Are My Phillies Minor League Pitching Comps to Scherzer and Greinke

For me, it was the most interesting World Series I have ever watched. Never has a seven game final series of any sport gone without the home team winning a game. The Nationals started out the season at 19-31 and … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, October | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Simon Muzziotti and Spencer Howard Are The Baseball Betsy/Ross Phillies Minor League Position and Pitcher of the Year

  We were driving along Edgewater Drive along St. Joseph Sound on Saturday afternoon. We went by the newly renovated Fenway Hotel in Dunedin. Yes, Babe Ruth slept there. Then, it was on to Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater to … Continue reading

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Still Looking For The Next Great Phillies Left handed Starter. Could It Be Ethan Lindow or Erik Miller?

We came to the Clearwater area back in 2012 just as the Phillies great run was coming to an end. We never saw it coming, thinking the greatness would never end but it did. One of the reasons has been … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, October | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Watching the Phillies Minor Leguers on MiLB.TV is More Rewarding Than Watching the Frustrating Phillies on MLB.TV or ESPN

We  watched both the Phillies and Reading games last night. One on ESPN and the other on MiLB.TV.  It has not been fun watching the Phillies play out the season and last night was on exception. They struggle to win … Continue reading

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