Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 9/10/12
As one season winds down, another one winds up in Arizona. This year the Phillies farmhands report to the Peoria Javelinas. Pitchers Jay Johnson, Colby Shreve, and Kyle Simon join catcher Tommy Jospeh, third baseman Cody Asche, and outfielder Zach Collier. Kyle Simon was acquired in the Jim Thome trade (remember the Phillies had Jim Thome this season?) and was immediately converted to a reliever and immediately put up stellar numbers in Clearwater and later in Reading. Could very well be a dark horse candidate for the bullpen in '13 and we definitely have lots of options there. Jay Johnson's future seems to be that of a lefty specialist and while Shreve's numbers don't appear all that impressive, they seem to be distorted by a handful of bad appearances sandwiched between some really good ones. Tommy Jospeh needs no introduction being the key piece of the Hunter Pence trade. After being dealt, he instantly became a top ten Phillies prospect. With Carlos Ruiz entering the final...
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