Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #34

The 2017 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 continues,  Victor Arano was your selection for the #33 with 29 of 124 votes (23%).  Daniel Brito (17 votes, 14%) finished second.  Chace Numata (16 votes, 13%) finished third.  However, interest seems to have waned over the last couple polls.  I’ve got two more ready to go, they might be the last ones. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #34

Open Discussion: Week of January 30th

Two weeks until pitchers and catchers!!!  The first full team workout is three days later. Until then, here’s another open discussion for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

Severino Gonzalez, who was designated for assignment after FA Michael Saunders was signed, was traded to the Miami Marlins for a PTBNL or cash.  Another aging catcher, Ryan Hanigan, was signed and assigned to Lehigh Valley with an invite to spring training.

Clearwater pitcher Matt Imhof retired. And, three young players were released – Lakewood’s 2B William Cuicas and 1B Brendon Hayden, and the GCL Phillies RHP Luis Gonzalez.

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 30th

Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #33

The 2017 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 continues.  Bailey Falter had trailed in all precincts until late voting from Chino Hills, CA pulled him from third place into a runaway victory for the 33rd spot with 71 of 193 votes (37%).  Victor Arano (47 votes, 24%) finished second.  Daniel Brito (23 votes, 12%) finished third. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #33

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #32

The 2017 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 continues with some additional selections.  In a very close vote, Jose Pujols was selected the #31 pick.  He received 44 of 234 votes (19%). Victor Arano (39 votes, 17%) finished second.  Daniel Brito (36 votes, 15%) finished third. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #32

2017 Sleeper and Break Out Prospects

With the 2017 Reader Top 30 drawing to a close, it’s time to make your selections for sleeper and break out prospects this season.  Enter your guesses in the comments section and I will gather them into a Google Sheet for easy viewing.

Two years ago, prior to the 2015 season, I was one of two who correctly identified Andrew Knapp as a player who would have a break out season.  Last year, not only did I along with 20% of respondents predict Dylan Cozens’ break out season, but I and Anonymous VOR correctly identified Nick Fanti as a solid sleeper pick. Continue reading 2017 Sleeper and Break Out Prospects

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #31

The 2017 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 comes to a close with the selection of Jesse Valentin as your selection as the #30 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.  Valentin received 98 of 334 votes (29%) for a plurality victory.  Bailey Falter (66 votes, 20%) finished second.  Jose Pujols (40 votes, 12%), Victor Arano (28 votes, 8%), and Daniel Brito (27 votes, 8%) finished third through fifth. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 … #31

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #30

Thomas Eshelman was your selection as the #29 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Eshelman received 97 of 289 votes (34%) for a plurality victory. Jesse Valentin (41 votes, 14%) finished in second place, Bailey Falter (40 votes, 14%) finished third. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #30

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #29

Jordan Kurokawa was your selection as the #28 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Kurokawa received 122 of 384 votes (32%) for a plurality victory.  Thomas Eshelman (93 votes, 24%) finished second.  Jesse Valentin (53 votes, 14%) finished third Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #29