Tag Archives: Spring Training

Zack Wheeler Is The Key To The Phillies Winning It All When Baseball Starts Up

For us, it is no question that Zack Wheeler is the key to the Phillies 2020 season if and when it ever starts. The challenge is great. If divisional play remains in effect, the the N.L. East will likely be … Continue reading

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Will the Phillies be Forced to Move on From J.T. Realmuto?

It is becoming apparent that J.T Realmuto wants to be and deservedly so the highest paid catcher in baseball. So the Phillies better be prepared to pay up or lose him after this season to free agency! Read HERE. The … Continue reading

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The Phillies Minor League Centerfielder Simon Muzziotti is a Can’t Miss Prospect

Each year we try to identify Phillies can’t miss prospects. In the 2019 season, we counted Simon Muzziotti as one of them. In 2019, he showed us he is developing into a five-tool major league prospect. His .287 batting average … Continue reading

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How Will the Phillies Use Spencer Howard? They Can’t Get to the Post Season Without Him

Good news on the COVID-19 front from down here in the Tampa Bay Area! It’s been reported from Saturday night to Sunday morning only one new case was confirmed in Pinellas County, spring training home county of the Phillies. This … Continue reading

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The Phillies Have Spent More Big Bucks On Another Big International Prospect. Will It Ever Pay Off?

All is quiet on the Phillies front. Not much was going on at the spring training facilities in Clearwater on Thursaday as most of both the major and minor league camp players have split far and wide. Manager Joe Girardi … Continue reading

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The Phillies 14W-5L-1T Spring Training Record Is a Good Sign For When the Regular Season Starts

2020 Baseball’s future is uncertain but MLB spring training games came to an abrupt halt after Thursday because of ┬áCOVID-19 pandemic. The Phillies had the best record not only in the Grapefruit League with a 14-5-1 record but of any … 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

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Phillies Catching Looks To Be In Good Hands In Future Years Possibly Without J.T. Realmuto

It seems more and more likely that free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto will play the 2021 with the team who pays him the most money and good for him. The Phillies have an excellent crop of young catching prospects in … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper and Carlos De La Cruz Combined To Hit Three, Two-Run Homers In Phillies 9-7 Win

Bryce Harper early and pinch-hitter Carlos De La Cruz late provided the power combining to hit three, two run-run homers as the Phillies downed the Pirates 9-7 at Spectrum Field in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday. We saw video replays … Continue reading

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Hitting With Runners In Scoring Position Wins Games As The Young Phillies Are Proving In Spring Training

My favorite statistic is batting average with RISP. ┬áThis stands for batting averages with runners in scoring position? I am sure the Ivy League analytics guys will disagree with this stat. As everyone has probably already figured out, I am … Continue reading

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