Monthly Archives: January 2013

Reader Top 30 #19 – Dylan Cozens

Zach Collier takes the #17 spot and Austin Wright takes the #18 spot.  Tyler Cloyd has been added to the mix.

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Reader Top 30 18 – Austin Wright

Collier and Wright have been running neck and neck for a couple posts now.  There were some complaints of possible inconsistencies in yesterday’s voting so the fair thing to do seems to be a run off for the 17 and 18 spots.  So the winner will be #17 and the loser #18.

Jesse Biddle rated #60 and Ethan Martin rated #80 by (Jonathan Mayo) released their Top 100 prospects tonight.  Two Phillies made the list as well as some former Phillies, they release their org Top 20 next week.  (the reports are all free at

60. Jesse Biddle

80. Ethan Martin

Former Phillies:

6. Travis d’Arnaud

27. Jonathan Singleton

89. Jarred Cosart


Phillies Designate JC Ramirez for Assignment

The Phillies have designated JC Ramirez for assignment clearing up a roster spot for Chad Durbin.  Ramirez was obtained along with Philliple Aumont and Tyson Gilies from Seattle for Cliff Lee.  At the time Ramirez was the #18 prospect in the Mariners system and was coming off a High Desert induced bad season in Hi-A.  He was added to the 40 man by the Mariners before the trade.  After coming to the Phillies, Ramirez never really improved and stalled at AA before having some occasional success after a reliever conversion in 2012. Continue reading Phillies Designate JC Ramirez for Assignment

Reader Top 30 #17 – Zach Collier

Justin De Fratus comes in at #16.  Only Aaron Altherr has been added for now, I will add a whole big group when we get to 20.

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Prospect Debate: Brody Colvin, Cameron Rupp, Gabriel Lino

Since there is a lot of debate about the placement of guys towards the back of the rankings with huge swings in their value.  Brad and I are going to take on some of them that we have very different opinions on and debate where we think they should rank and what their upside is going forward.

Brody Colvin (RHP):

Ranking: Brad – 19, Matt – 30-35

Brad: Listen, I’m of the mindset that relievers, even those that are headed for the back of the bullpen, don’t belong high on prospect lists until they are knocking on the MLB door, (Aumont and DeFratus are in my top 15, Kenny Giles barely makes my top 30, for example).

So, if I thought there were zero chance Colvin was going to make it as a starter, or if I didn’t think his back-up plan was a back-end bullpen guy, I would probably have him way down the list – maybe in the early 30s. But there is still a chance he pulls his control together and sticks as a starter, at which point his ceiling would probably go back to a mid-rotation starter at least. He has the stuff to do it, but his control is obviously the issue. Continue reading Prospect Debate: Brody Colvin, Cameron Rupp, Gabriel Lino

Reader Top 30 #16 – Justin De Fratus

Throwing this up early to start the discussion now.  Cameron Rupp added to appease Brad.

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General Discussion – Week of January 28: The Rate the Offseason Edition

It has been an interesting offseason to say the least,  I have add a poll to gauge opinion on how this offseason has gone so far.  You can vote for all of the moves you agree with.  Top 30 resumes on Monday with #16.


Reader Top 30 #15 – Sebastian Valle

Larry Greene Jr takes #14, Mitch Walding and Brody Colvin added to the poll.

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Reader Top 30 #14 – Larry Greene Jr.

Shane Watson takes the #13 spot.  Kenny Giles and his 100mph fastball have been added.

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