Happy New Year!
Early next month, the Phillies will host nine players to their prospect seminar in Philadelphia.
Players will begin reporting to the Complex in Clearwater by the middle of the month. Some will take part in a job program with the city of Clearwater that allows them enough time to work out at the Complex. Others will begin reporting on their own dime. Continue reading Minor League Discussion: Week of December 31, 2018
Happy New Year! The Hot Stove Season cooled off over the holidays. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop the torrent of rumors created to generate online clicks. There was very little activity. None by the Phillies. Our anxiety continues into another week. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 31, 2018
Welcome to the 2019 Reader Top 30!
Here we go. This should take us through early February. A week or so later, on February 12th or 13th, pitchers and catchers will report. They’ll have their first work out the following day, signalling the start of spring training. The first full squad work out is just a couple days later. The Phillies’ Grapefruit League season begins on the 22nd. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2019 Reader Top 30 Poll for the Phillies #1 Prospect
Time to get ready for the 2019 Reader Top 30 Prospect Poll. I will start polling shortly, and plan on posting a poll each weekday. We will continue to follow baseball’s standards for prospect lists which states – Continue reading 2019 Phuture Phillies Reader Top 30 Poll
Merry Christmas! The Phillies signed a handful of minor leaguers and began extending invitations to spring training.
This week, the Phillies signed six players for their Lehigh Valley affiliate. One is C Matt McBride who played for the IronPigs last season. The others are LHP Jeremy Bleich, C Rob Brantly, INF Phil Gosselin, RHP Josh Martin, and INF Gregorio Petit. All but Martin have MLB service time. Although, Bleich has just 25 days of service time, the other five have one year or more. Continue reading Minor League Discussion: Week of December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas! The Hot Stove Season continues. There was a flurry of activity as we approach the holiday week. The Phillies signed a handful of minor league free agents, but nothing happened that would alleviate the anxiety of most of the people following the Phillies’ off season. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 24, 2018
The Rule 5 Draft was the last major key date for the minor leagues prior to the start of spring training. Following the draft, the Phillies began their roster bookkeeping moves, placing many of the players they stashed on the Lehigh Valley roster back on rosters at lower levels. These moves do not mean that these players will start at these levels, but they are a good indicator of which group they will be in at the start of spring training. Continue reading Minor League Discussion: Week of December 17, 2018
The Hot Stove Season continues. But, a woefully boring Baseball’s Winter Meetings came to a merciful end with the Rule 5 Draft Thursday morning (PST). Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of December 17, 2018
MLB concluded their 2018 Winter Meetings with their annual Rule 5 Draft. The Phillies didn’t lose any of their players and selected two players, one from each phase of the draft. Continue reading Phillies Select Two Players during Rule 5 Draft
The Phillies are reported to have reached agreement on a 3-year/$50M deal with OF Andrew McCutchen, pending a physical. Continue reading Phillies Reach Agreement with Free Agent OF Andrew McCutchen