Open Discussion: Week of January 16th

Only 30 days until pitchers and catchers have their first workout.  The first full team workout is 3 days later.  Until then, here’s another open discussion for Phillies’ talk and other topics.

On January 11, 2017, The Phillies announced the non-roster invites to spring training from among the organization’s prospects, thus bringing the total number of NRI to 20 players.

The Phillies had previously committed invitations to seven free agents as an inducement to signing minor league contracts.  Those seven were –  Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of January 16th

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #21

Alberto Tirado was your selection as the #20 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.  Tirado received 115 of 302 votes (38%) to achieve a substantial plurality victory.  Elniery Garcia led a distant group of prospects for second place with 36 votes (12%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #21

Phillies Announce 2017 Non-Roster Spring Invites

The Phillies have announced the following 16 players as non-roster invites to spring training this season – J.P. CrawfordRhys Hoskins, Scott KingeryVictor Arano, Logan Moore, Colton Murray, Chace Numata, Cameron Perkins, Brock Stassi, Andrew PullinPedro Beato, Taylor Featherston, Dalier Hinojosa, Michael Mariot, Bryan Holaday, and Cesar Ramos.

They join recent the four FA signings who were extended an invitation to spring training when they signed – Sean Burnett, Pedro FlorimonHector GomezDaniel Nava.

I’m not surprised by the inclusion of any the players listed above.  In addition to these guys, I expect to see several catchers not listed above in camp.  The pitching workload is too heavy for six catchers to handle.

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #20

Ben Lively was your selection as the #19 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.  Lively received 87 of 289 votes (30%) to achieve a slim, plurality victory over Alberto Tirado (85 votes, 29%).  The two vote difference was the closest vote this year, tighter than Franklyn Kilome’s 3-vote victory over Sixto Sanchez for #6. Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #20

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #19

Nick Pivetta was your selection as the #18 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Pivetta received 91 of 301 votes (30%) to achieve a plurality victory over Ben Lively (61 votes, 20%), and Alberto Tirado (51 votes, 17%).   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #19

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #18

Mark Appel was your selection as the #17 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Appel received 92 of 303 votes (30%) to achieve a plurality victory over Nick Pivetta (56 votes, 18%), Ben Lively (46 votes, 15%), and Alberto Tirado (30 votes, 10%).   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #18

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #17

Adonis Medina was your selection as the #16 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Medina received 95 of 299 votes (32%) to achieve a plurality victory over Mark Appel (56 votes, 19%) and Ben Lively (44 votes, 15%).   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #17

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Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #16

Jhailyn Ortiz was your selection as the #15 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.  Ortiz received 104 of 322 votes (32%) to achieve a plurality victory over Adonis Medina who received 66 votes (21%).  Mark Appel (36 votes) and Ben Lively (34 votes) each finished with 11% of the vote.   Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2017 Reader Top 30 Poll for #16