Monthly Archives: November 2020

Open Discussion: Week of November 30th

Wednesday is the last day that teams can offer 2021 contracts to unsigned players, either pre-arbitration or arbitration eligible on their 40-man rosters.  A non-tender sends the player to free agency.

Speculation surrounds the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez, Seranthony Dominguez, and David Hale. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 30th

2021 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – November 25, 2020

Happy day before Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone is healthy and enjoys the holiday.

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for the discussion of prospects eligible for the amateur draft that is scheduled to be held in about 7-8 months( July 11-13, 2021).  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above.

Feel free to discuss the 2021 international signing period, too.  It begins on January 15, 2021 and runs through June 25, 2021.

This space is for the discussion of prospects in the upcoming draft and international signing period.  This is NOT a space for you to complain about past picks/signings or the organization’s past/current draft and international philosophy.

 

Open Discussion: Week of November 23rd

The Phillies announced the signing of 33-year-old Caleb Cotham as their pitching coach.  As I mentioned last week Cotham is a Driveline type coach.  That would seem to cement Driveline in the organization from top to bottom.  There should be no disconnect as pitchers move up levels and eventually pitch for the Phillies.  It also appears that the more traditional pitching instructors will continue to be weeded out when their contracts are up or offered buyouts.


Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 23rd

2021 Discussion in Preparation for the Amateur Draft – November 18, 2020

This is the Phuture Phillies forum for the discussion of prospects eligible for the amateur draft that is scheduled to be held in about 7-8 months( July 11-13, 2021).  You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here.  You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above.

Feel free to discuss the 2021 international signing period, too.  It begins on January 15, 2021 and runs through June 25, 2021.

This space is for the discussion of prospects in the upcoming draft and international signing period.  This is NOT a space for you to complain about past picks/signings or the organization’s past/current draft and international philosophy.

 

Open Discussion: Week of November 16th

“There shall be no Competitive Balance Tax in place following the 2021 championship season, and the Parties expressly acknowledge and agree that the provisions of this Article XXIII (except those concerning the collection and distribution of the Competitive Balance tax proceeds for the 2021 Contract Year and the assessment of any associated penalties for exceeding the Base Tax or Surcharge Thresholds) shall not survive the expiration of this Agreement.”

Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 16th

Open Discussion: Week of November 9th

It’s always nice to read good reports on our prospects.  Or, is it?

Within the past 10 days, two articles have been published about our prospects who attended Instructs.  One by Jim Salisbury for NBC Sports on October 29th and one by Jonathan Mayo for MLB Pipeline on November 6th. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 9th

Open Discussion: Week of November 2nd

I went to the Complex Saturday to watch my third and final Instructional League game between the Phillies and Blue Jays.  Mark Wylie and I were the only TWO people in attendance.  The game started at 9:30 AM and was over by noon.  Word is that a lot of players were going home that afternoon. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 2nd