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"
The Reading Phillies are going to the playoffs having clinched the second-half Eastern League Division title on Wednesday and in the process, setting another record. Reading pitchers combined to set the Eastern League strikeout record, having struck out 1,268 batters. As good as this news is, it has since impacted the September call-ups. We were […]Read more "Down of the Pharm: Phillies Minor League Report"
Upon being selected eighth overall by the Phillies in the 2017 draft, outfielder Adam Haseley received some high praise from the brain trust in Philly: “He’s got outstanding ability, outstanding tools,” Phillies amateur scouting director Johnny Almaraz said. “He can run, he can throw, he can hit and he can hit with power. He’s got […]Read more "What the development of Adam Haseley may mean for Mickey Moniak"
The uncertainty of the Phillies season has almost hit its peak. In a push to the playoffs, the next week will be telling. The Phillies have a few options down in the minors that could help the team should Matt Klentak balk at the trading deadline. The fact of the matter is that the Phillies […]Read more "Down on the Pharm: Do the Phillies have any minor leaguers who can help a playoff push?"
The four-game sweep of the Mets had the excitement buzzing. The Phillies did exactly what a team of their caliber is supposed to do, crush those who are struggling. Now the games weren’t runaways as one would hope. In fact, they had to take two in walk-off fashion. The offense worked yet the pitching still […]Read more "Where do the Phillies go from here?"
The Phillies expected big things quickly from outfielder Adam Haseley when the drafted the University of Virginia product with the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft. I don’t think anyone in the front office envisioned things would go this well, this quickly, though. After just 37 games in Short Season A Williamsport, the Phillies […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Phillies Promote Adam Haseley To Lakewood"
When the July 31 trade deadline passed, Tommy Joseph was still a member of the Phillies. So, earlier this week, the Phillies announced that Lehigh Valley star Rhys Hoskins would get some starts in left field in order to fix the log jam that the organization has at first base.Moving Hoskins to the outfield could […]Read more "Moving Hoskins To The Outfield Doesn’t Fix Phillies Problems, It Just Creates More"
Recently, MLB.com released its midseason Top 100 prospects list. They do so around this time every year, adjusting the list the site compiled prior to the first pitch of the season. The updated, mid-year report takes into consider the play of each player through the first half and makes changes in each prospects rankings. Some […]Read more "Six Phillies prospects named in Top 100, but when will we see them?"