With The 10th Pick The Philadelphia Phillies Select…..

Tomorrow, MLB will have its annual draft and, if you haven’t heard yet, the Phillies have the tenth overall pick. This is the second top-10 pick the Phillies have had in as many years. Normally, the Phillies have the same philosophy: take young kids out of high school who are raw with high ceilings. Picks like Anthony Hewitt, Zach Collier, Kyrell Hudson, and Larry Greene are just...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Keys Hand Blue Rocks Third Walk Off Loss Of The Season

FREDERICK, MD – An RBI single off the bat of pinch hitter Anthony Caronia in the bottom of the 11th inning sent the Frederick Keys home happy as they handed the Blue Rocks their third walk off loss of the season, a 4-3 final.  Yender Caramo, who came out of the bullpen for Wilmington in the seventh inning, could not hold onto two one-run leads as Frederick tied the game in the...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wilmington Blue Rocks’ Late Rally Comes Up Short in Loss to Frederick

FREDERICK, M.D. – The Blue Rocks mounted a furious rally in the ninth inning on Thursday, scoring two in the frame and getting the tying run to the plate, but they couldn’t finish the comeback, as they fell to the Frederick Keys 7-5. Wilmington drops back to .500 on the season, sitting at 7-7 as a result of the loss. Trey Mancini led the charge for the Keys, recording a 3-for...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hewitt excited for fresh start, would not change a thing about time with Phils

Anthony Hewitt, image- Jay Floyd Considered a bust by many for failing to live up to first round draft pick expectations during his tenure in the Phillies organization, outfielder Anthony Hewitt is looking for a fresh start with a new team after signing with Baltimore last week. Selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 amateur draft out of Salisbury High School in Connecticut...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lakewood’s Greene motivated by high expectations

Larry Greene, Image- Jay Floyd The pressure that comes with being a top draft pick is something that many players will not confess to feeling, but for one prospect it’s something he openly admits to experiencing and says it’s what will drive him to live up to high expectations. With a lack of considerable progress in the three years that have passed since Larry Greene Jr. was...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Part Ways with '08 First Rounder, Anthony Hewitt

#85291353 / Yesterday, the Phillies released former first round pick from 2008, Anthony Hewitt. Taken with the 24th overall pick in out of Salisbury Prep (CT), Hewitt never lived up to his first round status and made it only to Double-A over his seven year career in the minor...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies release former top pick Hewitt

Anthony Hewitt with Lakewood in 2001, Image- Jay Floyd Six years after he was their top draft selection, the Phillies have finally pulled the trigger and cut disappointing outfielder Anthony Hewitt. Hewitt had struggled mightily in his pro career, but looked outmatched this season with Double-A Reading where he posted a .140 batting average in 34 games before a recent demotion to...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Refine Draft Approach, Take Two College Pitchers Early

The Phillies altered their typical early round approach this year, going with college hurlers for their top two selections. Choosing 7th overall, their highest pick in 13 years, the Phils chose LSU junior righty Aaron Nola. Additionally, in the 2nd round, the team picked lefty Matt Imhof out of Cal Poly with the 47th overall pick. Nola, a First Team All-American, posted an 11-1 record...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With the 7th Pick the Philadelphia Phillies Select…

Thursday, MLB will have its annual draft, and if you haven’t heard yet, the Phillies have the seventh overall pick. This is the highest the Phillies have drafted since 2001 when, with the fourth pick, they took a young right-handed pitcher from Annapolis, Maryland named Gavin Floyd. Normally the Phillies have the same philiosphy; they take young kids out of high school who are...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Fightins Quotables: Hewitt, Alonso & Wathan Speak

While covering the Double-A Reading Fightins over the past week, I collected a ton of feedback from  many players and coaches.  With so much material in the hopper, here are some quotes that I didn’t want readers to miss from 2008′s top Phillies draft pick Anthony Hewitt, U Del product and utility infielder Carlos Alonso as well as team manager Dusty Wathan. -Hewitt (.139...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Notes: Hot and Cold List

Here’s a brief rundown of some top performers and some that aren’t doing too well from throughout the Phillies developmental levels, in no particular order. Double-A Reading Fightins- Who’s hot… Catcher Tommy Joseph, who was batting .359 with four home runs and 13 RBI in his last 10 games, left Friday’s game with a left wrist issue.  The 22-year-old sat out Saturday...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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