Daily Archives: April 16, 2007

Nice Rashad Taylor article

Thanks to e-mailer BC for sending me this article on Rashad Taylor, our top draft and follow prospect. The article talks about the hardships Taylor had to overcome as a child, losing his father when he was only 5, as well as his impressive run this season at Skyline Community College. Taylor also hinted that he’s looking for “Top 12 round money” from the Phillies if he’s to sign, or he’ll return to Skyline next season. Top 12 round money really doesn’t tell you much, as only the first four rounds or so garner big bonuses. A large bonus for a DFE is normally in the 750k to 1 million range, so if Taylor is looking for something in the 250K to 500K range, I think he’d be more than worth it. The Phillies have until June 1st to make a decision.

Also, check out Jeff Crupper’s Threshers Blog, very well done. I’ve added a permanent link to the right in the blogroll. Nice work Jeff.

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, Week 2

Two weeks (actually 1.5) in the books, let’s see who’s hitting their stride and who’s still not quite getting it in gear.


Dan Brauer: 11 IP, 1 ER, 7 H,  5 BB, 12 K, 2 W
Andrew Carpenter: 11 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 W
Lou Marson: 21 AB, .381/.381/.619, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Jason Donald: 20 AB, .400/.400/.500, 2 2B, 5 R
Adrian Cardenas: 15 AB, .467/.467/.533, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI
James Happ: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 6 K


Joe Bisenius: 1.2 IP, 37.50 ERA (5 ER), 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K
Mike Costanzo: 23 AB, .174/.240/.217, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
CJ Henry: 18 AB, .167/.286/.278, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Carlos Carrasco: 3.1 IP, 20.32 ERA (7 ER), 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Darren Byrd: 4.0 IP, 11.25 ERA (5 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K