TOMMY JOSEPH RUMORS & GOSSIP
Catcher Tommy Joseph, outfielders Aaron Altherr and Kelly Dugan, and lefty Rob Rasmussen were added to the Phillies 40-man roster today, bringing the Phillies active roster to 39.
Joseph, 22, is playing Dominican Winter ball after missing a majority of the 2013 season with concussion-related issues. Joseph was the headlining piece of the trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco...
Some good news and some bad news from the Phillies’ minor-league system:
The good: Catcher Tommy Joseph, fully recovered from a concussion that cost him most of the 2013 season, is headed to Latin America to play in the Dominican winter league.
The bad: Shortstop Roman Quinn has ruptured his right Achilles tendon and will be out of action indefinitely.
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Despite his struggles, Friend will get another shot at Triple-A. Photo by Jay Floyd.
According to Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting for the IronPigs Matt Provence, Justin Friend, 26, has been promoted to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In ten games across Reading and Lehigh Valley, Friend has a 9.00 ERA and is struggling with control, averaging a walk an inning.
Tommy Joseph put up an impressive showing in Phillies camp this spring, but was always destined to start the year in the minors. With a glut of catching, it's tough to anoint anyone as the Phillies catcher of the future, but Joseph is the closest you get to the title.
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...
Phillies prospect Tommy Joseph discusses the details of his experience at the Arizona Fall League.
Acquired in last week’s trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco, catcher Tommy Joseph is now among Philadelphia’s top positional prospects. An All-Star in the Double-A Eastern League, the righty hitting Joseph has posted a .262 batting average with 8 HR and 39 RBI in 87 games this season.
Joseph, who stands 6’1″ tall and weighs around 215 pounds, was the Giants’...
The key piece in the deal that sent Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants is 21-year old catcher Tommy Joseph. With a lot of work, Joseph has become a strong defensive catcher and has legitimate power potential.
Tommy Joseph is second in the list of very good Giants catching prospects and was the one that probably took the biggest step forward last season.
From the reports that I have read he made big strides defensively to ease the minds of people who were skeptical that he had the ability to stay behind the plate long term which really helps his value. In addition he...
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Jim Callis, Executive Editor of Baseball America, was kind enough to answer several Giants prospect questions. Check out his responses below, and if you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow Jim at @jimcallisBA.
How much has Tommy Joseph’s defense improved? Is this no longer a concern with Joseph, or does he still have a ways to go?
We keep hearing from every scout we talk to who...