Open Discussion: Week of April 18, 2021

The Phillies are 8-7 overall, 2-4 this week.  They went 0-3 against the division foe Mets and 2-1 against the Cardinals.

Not a pretty week.  But, the real Aaron Nola showed up this weekend.  And, the Phillies are 2-0 in games Mickey Moniak started. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 18, 2021

Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/17/21)

Game One.  Redux.  High-A teams from the Phillies and Detroit organizations faced each other at BCB.  High-A for us is Jersey Shore.  We watched them lose yesterday to the Phillies’ Double squad, Reading.  Jersey Shore is managed by Chris Adamson.  Matt Hockenberry is the pitching coach.  Roly de Armas coached first base, but I’m pretty sure he’s managing in the GCL. Continue reading Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/17/21)

Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/16/21)

Game One.  Scheduled against the Detroit Tigers but they backed out expecting rain.  So, The Phillies Double-A and High-A squads, which were scheduled to host the Tigers, faced off against each other in BCB.  The Low-A and Rookie teams, which were to travel to Lakeland, played each other on one of the back fields.   Steve, Mark, and I took up our positions and watched the game. Continue reading Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/16/21)

Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/13/21)

It’s been over a week since my last report.  I’ll go into why later and provide an updated list of the players I’ve seen at the Complex.  This list has grown to a lot more than the 36 players I reported last time.  But, first yesterday’s observations.  (This could be a long one.)  (It is long.  Look how late it is for a Tuesday report.  Sorry.) Continue reading Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/13/21)

Open Discussion: Week of April 11, 2021

The Phillies are 5-3 overall, 2-3 this week before tonight’s series finale against the Braves.  I’ll probably be in bed before the game is over, so I thought I would get this ready to publish around 1:00AM.

In the National League the Phillies are sitting pretty much middle of the pack offensively .242/.321/.373/.694 (5th/7th/9th/7th), 12th with an 8.14% BB%, 14th with a 28.47% K%, and 9th with 3.44 runs per game.

Their pitching is a little better.  They are tenth in the NL with a 9.63 K/9, 4th lowest with a 3.25 BB/9, 8th with a 3.75 ERA.  They have 2 saves in 2 save opportunities.


Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of April 11, 2021

Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/5/21)

Still riding the euphoric high from the Phillies’sweep of the Braves, I went to the Complex.  I got there around 10:00 PM.  Two busses were parked in the parking lot.  Groups were already on the back fields (Carlton and Roberts).  Players were drifting onto Schmidt and Ashburn. Continue reading Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/5/21)

Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/3/21)

Against my better judgement, I drove over to the Complex after my morning “run”.  I pulled up about 10:37 AM and saw a couple buses discharging players at the entrance to the main, secured parking lot. It’s reserved for BayCare Ballpark employees year-round and major league players and staff during spring training. Continue reading Minor League Spring Training 2021, (4/3/21)

2021 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – March 31, 2021

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for the discussion of prospects eligible for the amateur draft that is scheduled to be held in under 4 months (July 11-13, 2021).  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above.

Feel free to discuss the 2021 international signing period, too.  It began on January 15, 2021, and runs through June 25, 2021.

This space is for the discussion of prospects in the upcoming draft and international signing period.  This is NOT a place for you to complain about past picks/signings or the organization’s past/current draft and international philosophies.