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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #26

Andrew Pullin was your selection as the #25 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Pullin received 71 of 307 votes (23%) for a plurality victory.  Carlos Tocci (56 votes, 18%) and Ricardo Pinto (54 votes, 18%) finished in a dead heat for second place. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #26

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #25

Drew Anderson was your selection as the #24 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Anderson received 67 of 328 votes (20%) for a plurality victory.  Carlos Tocci (48 votes, 15%), Andrew Pullin (40 votes, 12%), and Ricardo Pinto (37 votes, 11%) followed in the next three positions.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #25

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #24

Cole Stobe was your selection as the #23 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Stobbe received 69 of 291 votes (24%) for a plurality victory.   Drew Anderson (33 votes, 11%), Carlos Tocci (32 votes, 11%), Bailey Falter (30 votes, 10%), and Andrew Pullin (29 votes, 11%) were clustered tightly for the next four positions.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #24

Phillies 2017 Hot Stove Banquet – Williamsport, Tweets From Mitch Rupert

The Phillies 2017 Media Tour was in Williamsport tonight.  I have collected a series of quotes from the event as tweeted by Mitch Rupert.  Mitch is the Crosscutters’ beat writer for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.  You can follow Mitch on Twitter here.

Almost all the quotes are from Pete Mackanin and Steve Noworyta, Assistant Director, Player Development (under Joe Jordan). Continue reading Phillies 2017 Hot Stove Banquet – Williamsport, Tweets From Mitch Rupert

Phillies to Sign Free Agent Michael Saunders

The Phillies came to terms with free agent outfielder Michael Saunders today.  It has been reported that he agreed to a one-year contract at $9M with an $11M club option and $1M buyout for 2018.  The signing occurs in the wake of team president Andy MacPhail stating during an interview on the MLB Network last week that the Phillies were in search of a left-handed bat. Continue reading Phillies to Sign Free Agent Michael Saunders

Open Discussion: Week of January 16th

Only 30 days until pitchers and catchers have their first workout.  The first full team workout is 3 days later.  Until then, here’s another open discussion for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

On January 11, 2017, The Phillies announced the non-roster invites to spring training from among the organization’s prospects, thus bringing the total number of NRI to 20 players.

The Phillies had previously committed invitations to seven free agents as an inducement to signing minor league contracts.  Those seven were –  Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 16th

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #21

Alberto Tirado was your selection as the #20 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.  Tirado received 115 of 302 votes (38%) to achieve a substantial plurality victory.  Elniery Garcia led a distant group of prospects for second place with 36 votes (12%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #21

Phillies Announce 2017 Non-Roster Spring Invites

The Phillies have announced the following 16 players as non-roster invites to spring training this season – J.P. CrawfordRhys Hoskins, Scott KingeryVictor Arano, Logan Moore, Colton Murray, Chace Numata, Cameron Perkins, Brock Stassi, Andrew PullinPedro Beato, Taylor Featherston, Dalier Hinojosa, Michael Mariot, Bryan Holaday, and Cesar Ramos.

They join recent the four FA signings who were extended an invitation to spring training when they signed – Sean Burnett, Pedro FlorimonHector GomezDaniel Nava.

I’m not surprised by the inclusion of any the players listed above.  In addition to these guys, I expect to see several catchers not listed above in camp.  The pitching workload is too heavy for six catchers to handle.