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Throughout the autumn and winter months, we’ll have a weekly run down of how Phillies players are performing in the various leagues around the globe. Read ahead for loads of details on some familiar names, prospects and more.
Arizona Fall League (seven Phils prospects play together on the Peoria Javelinas)…
Cameron Rupp, Image- Jay Floyd
Catcher Cameron Rupp- Thus far in seven games, Rupp, who made his big league debut with the Phillies in September, is batting .300 with two doubles and four RBI. Rupp has also been solid on defense, gunning down multiple runners in a game twice in AFL play. The 25-year-old was the Phils’ 3rd round pick out of Texas in 2010.
RHP Kenny Giles- The 23-year-old, who regularly throws his fastball in the high 90′s, sports a 10.80 ERA through five outings with Peoria. One disastrous outing (six ER without recording an out) takes away from how Giles has looked in his other appearances (five innings, no runs, two hits allowed, eight strike outs, two wal...
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