Tag Archives: Ethan Martin

The Phillies Need Starting Pitching Depth, Any in the Farm System?

Now that the A.J. Burnett fiasco is over, Kyle Kendrick is a free agent and Cliff Lee will play at baseball age 36 with a failing arm, its clear the Phillies have a “help wanted” sign out for starting pitching. … Continue reading

Posted in November 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yoel Mecias and Aaron Nola Are Phillies Starters Of The Future.

Yesterday was a special day in the Phillies minor league organization from a pitching perspective.  Three former first round draft picks and two international signings pitched at various levels on the same day. Four of them were charged with the … Continue reading

Posted in June 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning From The Phillies Organization Game Action In Clearwater

What did we learn about players in the Phillies organization in Clearwater while watching two extended spring games against the Yankees yesterday afternoon and a Florida State League game against Milwawkee Brewers’ Brevard County team last night? 1.  Though Ethan … Continue reading

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The Phillies Need To Draft and Sign Power Pitching In The June 5th Draft

With the upcoming June 5th draft it is clear the Phillies need power pitching that miss some bats in the organization.  With the seventh selection in the draft they are in a great position to get just what they need. … Continue reading

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Who’s Standing Behind The Batting Cages Can Tell Interesting Stories in Phillies Spring Training

I like to see who is standing behind the batting cage when batting practice takes place in  Phillies spring training.  This morning after base running and fielding drills on Schmidt and Ashburn Fields, I drifted over to Roberts and Carlton … Continue reading

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Phillies Former No. 1 Draft Picks Jesse Biddle and Shane Watson Pitch Shutout Baseball

“Pitching wins World Championships”.   That is a statement made by many baseball people in the industry.   Last night former Phillies first round draft picks Jesse Biddle (2010) pitched 7.2 innings of shutout three hit ball for Reading and … Continue reading

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Phillies Minor League Pitchers Ethan Martin and Brendan Lafferty Impress Against the Blue Jays

The Phillies AAA and AA minor league groups traveled up the road a few miles to the Blue Jays minor league complex in Dunedin on Friday. Two pitchers for the Phils stood out: Ethan Martin and Brendan Lafferty.  Martin started … Continue reading

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