Wonderkid – a young player who has elite potential and is already playing at a level way higher than you’d expect of someone their age. Philadelphia sports is filled with bright talents, but just how exciting does the future look? I decided to rank the top-10 wonderkids playing in the City right now, but since […]Read more "Ranking the top 10 wonderkids in Philadelphia sports"
For the first time in MLB history, we will see a universal DH. While this has been rumored to happen seemingly every year, we will get a chance to see it in play in this unique 60-game season. This is perhaps the biggest change that we will see to this year’s game-play and is one […]Read more "Who are the Phillies’ top designated hitter options?"
With NBC Sports Philadelphia not broadcasting many Phillies games this Spring, what better way to keep up with the Phillies than a good old-fashioned column? The Phillies started out on Friday and I’ll catch you up with what happened through the following Saturday. This will be the longest report. Let’s look at some players and […]Read more "Phillies Spring Training Recap: Week 1"
The Phillies have not yet had a full week of spring training games, however, it is never too early to discuss the hot topic that is the Phillies infield. The only thing we know for certain is that catcher, first base and shortstop are set. What remains to be seen is who is at second […]Read more "Will Alec Bohm’s Spring Training Start raise more questions?"
Earlier in the week, Baseball America released its preseason top 100 prospect list. The Phillies found themselves with 2 players listed within the top 100. More importantly, both were listed among the top 30 prospects in all of baseball. Alec Bohm came in at the 28th top prospect in baseball and Spencer Howard came in […]Read more "MLB.com ranks 3 Phillies among the Top 100 Prospects"
It has been ten days since the Phillies have ended their season. Fans have been patiently waiting to hear the fate of Andy MacPhail, Matt Klentak and Gabe Kapler while John Middleton mulls his options. Recent reports coming out of South Philadelphia suggests that the Phillies Owner is traveling around the country and interviewing players. […]Read more "Why are the Phillies ownership taking so long to make a decision on Kapler?"
Going into the Arizona Fall League season, the largest Phillies talking points were Alec Bohm and Spencer Howard. To their credit, they are both finding a lot of success with the Scottsdale Scorpions. Alec Bohm is currently 2nd in batting average on the team behind Giants’ top prospect Joey Bart (who is hitting .400). He […]Read more "Could Connor Seabold be the Phillies’ next breakout prospect?"
MLB.com has updated its list of MLB’s top 100 prospects. The list featured 3 Phillies players, including 2 debutants. Falling off the list was Adonis Medina. Despite a decreased home run rate, Medina’s stats all regressed. His ERA increased from 4.12 to 4.94. His strikeouts fell from 9.9K to 7.0K/9. He allowed more baserunners in […]Read more "Three Phillies prospects make updated MLB top 100 list"
The Reading Fightin Phillies season came to an end Friday night. The Trenton Thunder completed the three-game sweep of the Fightins. Playoff baseball came back to FirstEnergy Stadium for the first time in three years. Game 1 The Fightins got 7 strong innings out of their ace, Spencer Howard. The Phillies top Pitching prospected ended […]Read more "On the Pharm: Reading Fightins swept out of the playoffs"
Johnny Almaraz has been the head of the Phillies’ amateur scouting department for the past five years. He oversaw that last 5 MLB Entry drafts for the Phillies. Almaraz had stepped down as Amateur Scouting Director and will assume a new role with the club. He will take the role of a special assistant to […]Read more "Phillies Scouting Director calls it quits"