Tommy Joseph, photo- Jay Floyd
Tommy Joseph, who was acquired from San Francisco in the Hunter Pence trade last July, quickly landed among the Phillies’ top positional prospects upon joining the organization. Joseph now rounds out a collection of young talent that has the Phils extremely deep at the catcher position in the minors.
The 6-foot-1 215-pounder, was the Giants’ second round draft selection (55th overall) in 2009. Upon making his professional debut the following year, Joseph played with Class A Augusta of the South Atlantic League. That year, with the GreenJackets, Joseph posted a .236 average with 16 homers and 68 RBI in 117 games.
In 2011, Joseph batted .270, smashed 22 home runs and drove in 95 runs in 127 games for Class A Advanced San Jose. Over the off-season that followed, he was ranked as San Francisco’s 5th best prospect by MLB.com.
An All-Star in the Double-A Eastern League in 2012, the righty hitting Joseph tallied a .257 average with 11 home runs and 48 RBI ...