The Clearwater Threshers are the Philadelphia Phillies affiliate in the Florida State League. They are the High-A level in the Phillies minor league system. To some,they represent the halfway point in player development with AA Reading and AAA Lehigh Valley above and full-season A and the short season/rookie leagues below.
The Florida State League is located in central and southern Florida. It is comprised of 12 teams in 2 divisions and includes representatives from 12 major league organizations.
North Division – Atlanta (Florida Fire Frogs), Cincinnati (Daytona Tortugas), Detroit (Lakeland Flying Tigers), Philadelphia (Clearwater Threshers), New York Yankees (Tampa Tarpons), and Toronto (Dunedin Blue Jays).
South Division – Miami (Jupiter Hammerheads), Minnesota (Fort Myers Miracle), New York Mets (St. Lucie Mets), Pittsburgh (Bradenton Marauders), St. Louis (Palm Beach Cardinals), and Tampa Bay (Charlotte Stone Crabs).
The Threshers are led by second-year manager, Shawn Williams. His staff includes hitting coach John Mizerock, first base coach Ruben Gotay, and pitching coach Aaron Fultz, who is also serving in the same capacity in the Arizona Fall League. Continue reading 2018 Clearwater Threshers’ Season Recap