Daily Archives: July 9, 2009

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

A fairly lousy week for the IronPigs who went 3-5 on the week, and are now in 5th Place of the Northern Division, 8 games behind division leading Scranton. The ‘Pigs did pick it up towards the end of the week, winning their last two games. Hitting leaders include Andy Tracy who is 4th in runs (51) ,2nd in homers (15), 2nd in RBI’s (57), and first in walks (52) ;Rich Thompson who is 8th in triples (4) and 7th in stolen bases (17).  On the hill, Andrew Carpenter is tied for second in wins with eight, leading the league in innings pitched (101) and 10th in ERA (2.85).  Kyle Kendrick is second in innings (96.1), while Carlos Carrasco is 3rd in innings (96), and tied for the league lead in strikeouts (93). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report

I have an exciting announcement

In one week, a new feature will be added here in the form of a player blog. Michael Schwimer, a 14th round pick in 2008, has agreed to provide a once a week entry for the site. He has created an email address specifically to take your questions, and he’ll try and answer as many as he can, while also providing a glimpse into the life of a minor leaguer. I’m really excited about this opportunity for the site and look forward to hearing Michael’s insights on the game and life in the minors. Send all of your questions to mschwimer at yahoo dot com

3 Phillies on the Baseball America Top 25

BA always does an updated midseason Top 25, and this year 3 Phillies made the list; Dominic Brown (17th), Michael Taylor (23rd), and Kyle Drabek (24th). This also got me thinking about how the Phillies Top 10 would look now, and how our best prospects would be lined up if you were dividing them into tiers. For me, our Top 20 or so would look like this…

Tier 1: Drabek, Taylor, Brown
Tier 2: Knapp, Carrasco, Marson
Tier 3: Donald, D’Arnaud, Worley, Savery, May, Gose, Collier, Dugan, Santana
Tier 4: Pettibone, Sampson, Shreve, Stutes, De Fratus, Correa, Cisco, Mattair, Flande

Does that seem accurate? Am I missing anyone?