Monthly Archives: December 2010

2011 Reader Top 30, #9

The voting was fairly close early, but Jesse Biddle stormed out to a substantial lead and takes the #8 spot with relative ease. The voting for #9 should be very very interesting. As I always remind you, if you want to write in a vote for someone not listed, vote the OTHER option, and then in the comments section write the word OTHER as well as your choice. That’s how I find them. Thanks.

1. Domonic Brown, OF
2. Jon Singleton, OF
3. Jarred Cosart, RHP
4. Brody Colvin, RHP
5. Trevor May, RHP
6. Sebastian Valle, C
7. Vance Worley, RHP
8. Jesse Biddle, LHP
9.

2011 Reader Top 30, #8

The voting was close for #7, but Vance Worley takes it by about 30 votes over Jesse Biddle. Julio Rodriguez, Harold Garcia and Justin De Fratus will be added to the poll now. Just a reminder, if you want to place a write-in vote, vote for OTHER, and then type OTHER in your comment when you list your choice. Sometimes I can’t read through 100 comments to pick out who people want to put in for future voting. Lets get to #8

1. Domonic Brown, OF
2. Jon Singleton, OF
3. Jarred Cosart, RHP
4. Brody Colvin, RHP
5. Trevor May, RHP
6. Sebastian Valle, C
7. Vance Worley, RHP
8.

Jesus Sanchez Sign with Brewers

The last remnants of the Bobby Abreu trade is now gone as 23 year old RHP Jesus Sanchez signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.  Similar to Yohan FLande, Sanchez was a member of the Phils 40 man roster until just recently and was removed to make room for potential acquisitions in the Rule 5 draft last week.  After a successful transition from Catcher, Sanchez has thrown very well on the mound going 9-7 with a 2.99 ERA in 23 starts for High A Clearwater last year.  This followed an impressive debut on the mound in 2009 when Sanchez went 10-6 with a 3.44 ERA in 26 starts in Lakewood.  Most impressive last season was a WHIP that stood at just 1.09. 

Losing Sanchez hurts a bit more than Flande at this stage in my opinion as it may be still too early to tell what the Phils had or didn’t have in Sanchez.  A young pitcher who flourished in the low levels of the minors, with excellent control and what appears to be a rubber arm is what Milwaukee may be getting.  While it is difficult to argue with the Phils brass recently, the plethora of organizational middle infielders on the 40 man would be a good area to consider cutting for a guy that may not have reached his mound potential as of yet.

2011 Reader Top 30, #6

We may as well move on, as Trevor May is taking the #5 spot with relative ease. I’ll add a bunch of the names for #6 that were mentioned in the discussion for #5, though I’m sure #6 will be a landslide as well. We’ll see.

1. Domonic Brown, OF
2. Jon Singleton, OF
3. Jarred Cosart, RHP
4. Brody Colvin, RHP
5. Trevor May, RHP
6.

Flande Signs with Braves

LHP Yohan Flande signed a minor league deal with Atlanta yesterday that came with an invite to Spring Training.  The 24 year old Dominican native was a member of the Phils 40 man roster until he was recently removed to clear space for the Rule 5 draft.  The Phils were hoping to resign Flande who went 10-8 with a 4.38 ERA in 27 starts for AA Reading last year.  Flande’s career in the Phils organization stalled in AA after seeing a good deal of success of High A Clearwater. Over two seasons, FLande made 40 starts in AA and went 14-12 with a 4.44 ERA. His WHIP stood at 1.42.

Reader Top 30, #4

Truckin’ along. Jarred Cosart takes the #3 spot comfortably, so we move on to #4.

Also, I’ve just renewed the domain name for another year, and we’re now coming up on 4 years for the site. It still kind of blows my mind what we’ve become. I try to say it a lot, but again, thank you for continuing to come back every day, thanks to those of you who have contributed with content for the site, comments, and donations (really, a huge thanks for this) over the last few years. Its been a blast, and I’m constantly trying to think of ways to make this place better. Anyway, on to the voting.

1. Domonic Brown, OF
2. Jon Singleton, OF
3. Jarred Cosart, RHP
4.

Interview with Marek Minařík

Thanks to JKEARSE for another short interview with an under the radar Phillies prospect.

On May 7th, 2010 the Phillies signed a tall, sixteen year old righty out of the Czech Republic. Marek Minařík, now seventeen years old, was courted by multiple teams after an appearance at the MLB European Academy Tryouts in Prague. Not much is known about the right hander, but he did play in an Australian league along with ex-Phillies prospect Todd Van Steensel and current Phils prospect Josh Warner, posting a 2.18 ERA in just under 21 innings, along with a 1-0 record and 16 strikeouts. Minařík is an interesting prospect because there is still time for him to grow height wise and can already hit 91 MPH on his fastball. Thanks to Marek for his time!

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