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2015 Player Review: Andres Blanco

I remember my 20th birthday very clearly. My family was living in the Ocala National Forrest at the time in a small town called Fort McCoy and I was on winter break, getting ready to fly back to New York. I remember how adult I felt remembering to return the library book I took out from the Ocala Library before I boarded my flight. School was going well and I was finally starting...
Via Phillies Nation
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Celebrating Andres Blanco’s career season

“I don’t care if they can’t understand what I’m saying … I want to talk!” Andres Blanco told that to Leslie Gudel after Sunday’s Phillies’ win over the Nationals. Born on April 11, 1984, in Venezuela, Blanco was signed as an amateur free agent by the Kansas City Royals at age 16. He debuted four years later but couldn’t stick in the major leagues for a full season...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Love 4 Blanco & 2016 Roster

Let's celebrate Andres Blanco.  Over the past two years he's played all over the infield and hit extremely well for a utility guy.  In 96 games he's hit .295/.875 with a 1.8 WAR.  That's great production from someone signed to a minor league contract in each season. He remains under team control through 2016, so expect him to be back in the same capacity next year. Speaking of...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur, Andres Blanco named to Phillies roster; no fifth starter yet

Jeff Francoeur did not show the Phillies all that much in Spring Training. The veteran outfielder hit .227 with no home runs and two RBI in 44 Spring at bats. Francoeur did not walk at all. But yet, the Phillies named Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco to their final Spring...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco is entire offense as Phillies down Orioles 1-0

It was a quiet day with the bats in Sarasota today as the Phillies and Orioles met for the first time this Spring. While many regulars stayed back in Clearwater, the Phillies lineup featured just Ryan Howard, Cody Asche of the regulars. On the offensive side, Howard had two hits....
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Infielder Blanco outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

The Phillies announced over the weekend that they’ve outrighted infielder Andres Blanco off their 40-man roster. The 30-year-old switch-hitter posted a .277 average while slamming a home run and driving in three runs in 25 games at the big league level this season. In the minors, Blanco sported a .241/.314/.285 slash line in 45 contests with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco Powers the Phillies Over the Mariners

Did you ever expect to see a headline like this? Yeah, me either. So, the Phillies were looking to rebound from a 1-4 road trip out west by hosting a west coast team from the American League in the Seattle Mariners. Just 2-7 against them all-time, the Phillies were looking...
Via Philliedelphia
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Invite Andres Blanco to Clearwater

Chris Branch I believe had it first but the Phillies have invited infielder Andres Blanco to spring training. Blanco was in the Phillies system in 2012 playing the entire season in Lehigh Valley before being released early into spring training last season as Yuniesky Betancourt was making a strong case...
Via Philliedelphia
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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