Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

2018 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll

Time to get ready for the 2018 Reader Top 30 Prospect Poll.  I will start polling in a week or so, and plan on posting a poll each weekday.  We will continue to follow baseball’s standards for prospect lists which states –

“To be eligible for a list, a player must have rookie eligibility. To qualify for rookie status, a player must not have exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues, or accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the 25-player limit period, excluding time on the disabled list or in military service.”

“The rankings follow the guidelines laid out by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in terms of who falls under the international pool money rules: Players who are at least 23 years old and played in leagues deemed to be professional (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Cuba) are not eligible.” Continue reading 2018 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll

Open Discussion: Week of December 17th

The Phillies’ hot stove season went from low to medium with some transactional activity at the Winter Meetings.  Their stove cranked up to high with a trade and free agent signing on Friday.

The Phillies finally completed their major league coaching staff when they announced their first base coach.

Phuture Phillies is prepared to begin its Reader Top 30, watch for the opening srticle. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 17th