As most of you know, seven Phillies minor leaguers will participate in the Arizona Fall League this year as members of the Peoria Javelinas. The list includes four Reading relievers, and three interesting position players: C Tommy Joseph, 3B Cody Asche, OF Zach Collier, LHP Jay Johnson and RHPs Colby Shreve, Tyler Knigge and Kyle Simon.
Baseball America posted their Eastern League Top 20 today including three members of the Reading Phillies, note that Adam Morgan and Ethan Martin were not eligible for this list due to innings accrued.
Tommy Joseph – Joseph a catcher was the centerpiece of the trade with San Francisco for Hunter Pence. He put up crazy numbers in the Cal League in 2011 and his numbers came down this year in the EL. He has the ability to hit the ball to all fields and has at least plus power right now. His contact rate has gone down recently but his walk rate has increased. It is still to be seen where the Phillies send him next year with Valle at LHV and Rupp behind him.