I was at the ball park when news of the Phillies’ deal with Harper began to trickle through the crowd of 3800 people. Voices got higher as excitement rose while word passed by word of mouth. Then it got eerily quiet, even for such a sparse crowd. I looked around and every fan over 12 and under 60 had his/her cell phone out, checking the veracity of the rapidly spreading rumor. Within moments, the noise returned. Continue reading Phillies and Harper Come to Agreement on Record Contract
This is the Phuture Phillies forum for discussion of the amateur draft and J2 signing period that are about 3-4 months down the road. I’m providing this space for those who are ready to enter discussion about this year’s crop of prospects. You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here. You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, February 25, 2019
The first full squad workout for the minor league affiliates will be held this week. Daily reports will reported in separate articles. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 25, 2019
Please restrict any comments on the Harper negotiations to this location. Hopefully, this is the last time I need to post this.
I meant to publish this in one of my other posts.
MLB has published their top 30 prospects in the Phillies organization. So, let’s see where they were wrong. Here’s their top 30 and the Phuture Phillies top 30. And just for kicks and giggles, I’ve included the end of season top 30 I submitted to the Reading Eagle. Continue reading 2019 Phillies Top 30 Prospects (MLB)
The first full squad workout was held Monday. Daily reports are reported in separate articles. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 18, 2019
Please restrict any comments on the Machado contract or Harper negotiations to this location.
Today was Photo Day. All major league spring training participants reported early (around 6:00 AM, I heard) for their array of team and individual photos. However, this did not upset the training schedule. Players were on the fields before their 11:00 AM exercises commenced. Drills were the same with the only major that all BP was held on the Complex fields. Continue reading Second Full Squad Workout, Tuesday February 19, 2019
As promised, here is a thread for discussion of the amateur draft and J2 signing period that are about 4 months down the road. I’m providing this space for those who are ready to enter discussion about this year’s crop of prospects. You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here. I’ll create a menu potion above to collect these articles all in one place for easy access through the spring. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, February 18, 2019
The Phillies’ first 2019 full squad workout commenced this morning. The beginning was more subdued that any I’ve seen in the past. At 11:00 AM, the pitchers exited the Spectrum Field club house and crossed Ashburn Field on their way to right Field on Carlton Field. Some time later the position players made their way from the club house to right field on Schmidt Field. Continue reading First Full Squad Workout, 2019