Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Center Fielder Poll

The winner of the Best Center Fielder Poll was Adam Haseley.  He had a considerable lead over runner-up Roman Quinn who had a small lead over Mickey Moniak.  Carlos Tocci was the only other player to receive a substantial amount of votes. Continue reading Results of 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Center Fielder Poll

2017 Phuture Phillies Closers Poll

We”ll conclude the “Best of” series of polls with the last of the final three polls, your selection as the best closers in the organization.

We had 22 pitchers who closed games last season and made this poll.  You can select up to five pitchers on your ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we think we have in the organization. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Closers Poll

2017 Phuture Phillies Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

We”ll continue the “Best of” series of polls with the second of the final three polls, your selection as the best right-handed starters in the organization.

We only have 30 righties who started games last season.  You can select up to seven pitchers on your ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we think we have in the organization. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Right-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

2017 Phuture Phillies Left-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

We”ll continue the “Best of” series of polls with the first of the final three polls, your selection as the best left-handed starters in the organization.

We only have 14 lefties who started games last season.  You can select up to five pitchers on your ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we think we have in the organization. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Left-Handed Starting Pitchers Poll

Open Discussion: Week of October 1st

The Phillies closed out the season with an 11-0 pasting of the hated New York Mets.  They posted a 4-2 record over the final week with series wins over the equally hated Washington National and the Mets.  The Phillies finished with a 66-96 record and a .407 PCT.  They posted a 71-91 record in 2016, but showed promise after the All Star break this year when the went 37-38 after the infusion of several of their young prospects – Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Rhys Hoskins, and J.P. Crawford and some improved second-half pitching from guys like Victor Arano, Jake Thompson, Ben Lively, Adam Morgan, and Hoby Milner.   Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of October 1st

2017 Florida Instructs Update, 10/1/2017

Workouts continued this week at the Paul Owens Training Facility at the Carpenter Complex, the official name for the facility.  Now you see why I and others always refer to it as the Carpenter Complex or just the Complex.

I was on hand on Wednesday and Thursday.  The workouts were similar to those I wrote about on Tuesday.  Variations included lateral movement and balls in the sun for the outfielders, bunt defense and the wheel play for PFPs, and rundowns and repetitive infield drills with some guys seeing time at different positions for the infielders. Continue reading 2017 Florida Instructs Update, 10/1/2017

Phillies “Promote” Mackanin

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin will not return as the manager in 2018.  Earlier this year, he had signed an extension thru the ’18 season.  Mackanin signed a new contract and will return as a special assistant to the GM.  Here is Jim Salisbury’s report.

IMO, this is an interesting development.  It may signal that the organization feels that they are closer to competing for a playoff spot than when they extended Mackanin.  It will also be be interesting to see who the Phillies target as a replacement.

Here is Saisbury’s article on possible replacements.

2017 Phuture Phillies Top Corner Outfielders Poll

We”ll continue the “Best of” series of polls with your selection as the best corner outfielders in the system.

Since this will cover two positions (left anfd right), I have allowed a maximum of five answers for each ballot. This will allow us to establish what kind of depth we have in the organization. Continue reading 2017 Phuture Phillies Top Corner Outfielders Poll