As Ducky pointed out in another post, BA released its Top 100 today, which is a consensus list of all the main writers at BA. The Phillies had 3 representatives
54: Carlos Carrasco
76: Adrian Cardenas
90: Joe Savery
Not bad, not bad. Boston and Tampa Bay, the two best systems in baseball, each had 7 guys listed. On the other end of the spectrum, the White Sox had zero. Milwaukee, Arizona, San Francisco and San Diego all had 2, while Houston, Toronto, the Mets and Detroit had only 1 guy each. I don’t necessarily agree with BA’s list, but its interesting to ponder.
I wanted to just give a brief update and explain whats going to happen over the next month or so. I’m pretty much going to just be doing a post every day recapping the events of the spring training game the day before, highlighting the performances of the prospects involved. If any other news comes up, then we’ll get that in of course, but I’m going to spend the bulk of my time between now and opening day working on player profiles, trying to get as many of them as I can completed. I’m also going to be getting in touch with my correspondents for Lakewood, Clearwater, Reading and Allentown and giving them some details on future plans.
So heres what I need from YOU, the loyal reader. If you come across any biographical tidbits/articles/pictures/videos of our prospects online, and I don’t already have the info posted on that player’s profile, please post it. If I’ve already created a player’s profile page, you can post a link there or you can post it on the new “Info Dump” page at the top of the blog. You can also get there by clicking here.
Thanks again for all of the contributions from all of you, thanks for continuing to come back, and I’m really looking forward to this season, both for the big league club and all of its affiliates.
Here is an article on one low level prospect that went to school in Jersey, near Lakewood… will be big news if he gets to play there.
From the Asbusry Park Press:
Slate looking to make his mark with Phillies
By TONY GRAHAM
The ball smacked into the catcher’s mitt. Throwing the ball was Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Kyle Slate. Slate devastated Shore Conference hitters last spring with his split-finger fastball. That pitch helped him to go 11-1 with an 0.38 ERA at CBA.
Continue reading Kyle Slate, local kid
The Wilmington News Journal has released the order for pitchers in the first handful of exhibition games.
Tuesday vs. FSU: Joe Savery, J.A. Happ, Josh Outman, Carlos Carrasco, Joe Bisenius
Wednesday vs. Reds: Jamie Moyer, Travis Blackley, Clay Condrey, Ryan Madson
Thursday vs. Pirates: Kyle Kendrick, Francisco Rosario, Lincoln Holdzkom
Friday at Pirates: J.D. Durbin, Shane Youman, John Ennis, Bisenius (Brett Myers will pitch B-game)
Saturday vs. Yankees: Adam Eaton, Chad Durbin, Madson, Condrey, Tom Gordon
Sunday at Yankees: Cole Hamels, Fabio Castro, Carrasco, Holdzkom
Monday vs. Pittsburgh: Savery, Outman, J.C. Romero, Bisenius (Moyer will pitch B-game)
Also, here’s a nice article on Joe Savery and his spring training experience so far.