Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 2/1/14
Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd Acquired from San Francisco in a swap for Hunter Pence in July 2012, catcher Tommy Joseph quickly became one of the Phillies’ top positional prospects.  In the time since that trade, however, Joseph has struggled to produce as he has dealt with injury concerns that have prevented him from getting and staying hot. Possessing a high ceiling bat and strong backstop skills, Joseph is still a prospect that could make a big splash in the Phils system if his health allows him to stay on the field. In 2009 Joseph was was drafted in the second round out of Horizon High School in Arizona.  That season, he was recognized as an All-State player as he dominated opposing pitchers with his .494 average, 15 home runs and 36 RBI in 37 games played. Upon making his professional debut the following year, the six-foot-one 215-pounder played with Class A Augusta of the South Atlantic League.  In 2010, with the GreenJackets, Joseph posted a .236 average with 16 homers and 6...
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