A Brief Primer on Pettibone

It wasn't too long ago when Jonathan Pettibone's name appeared among the annoyingly titled group they dubbed "baby aces" alongside Jarred Cosart, Trevor May, Julio Rodriguez, and Brody Colvin. Three of them habe been dealt away and one has really struggled the past few seasons. Pettibone is the last man...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils Deal RHP Rodriguez to O’s for OF Welty

Ronnie Welty, image- MiLB.com The disassembling of the prospect group known as the Baby Aces continues, as the Phillies have traded once highly regarded righty hurler Julio Rodriguez to Baltimore for outfielder Ronnie Welty. Rodriguez once dominated Class A ball, but looked far more human with Double-A Reading last season.  Drafted in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft, the...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect #19: Julio Rodriguez

Julio Rodriguez isn't the picture perfect type of pitcher, but he does have a curveball that would make a few major leaguers drool. While the picture may not be perfect, the fact is that he finds a way to get guys out and that's what counts most.
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pettibone Makes Triple-A Debut

Phillies number 4 prospect (per Baseball America) Jonathan Pettibone made his Triple-A debut for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs this evening against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington's Triple-A team). After a shaky first inning which found him allowing a run off the rehabbing Jayson Werth's RBI double, Pettibone settled down for the most part. He left the game when Michael Spidale...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Raising Aces: Back to the Futures Game, World Team by Doug Thorburn

The international stars of the World Team lacked the draft-day pedigrees and household names of their U.S. counterparts, but the group was anything but lacking in terms of stuff, including multiple arms that reached for triple digits. The final result may have been a blowout, but the box score is hardly reflective of the collective talent on the World Team, and much of the damage...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Around the Pharm

A few notes from around the pharm: Dom Brown made his sixth start in Center Field last night. His average is up to .257 following a two-hit, two runs scored doubleheader. Incidentally, fellow outfielder Derrick Mitchell drove in eight runs last night to get to 30 RBI's for the year, and he's also at .257. Cody Overbeck is at .283 with 28 RBI's, and has played a...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jordany Valdespin and Josh Rodriguez Lead Charge In Bisons and B-Mets Wins!

It looks like we showed up too late In Savannah... Buffalo 7, Columbus 1 By Andrew O’Brien Days after Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman had a heart-to-heart with Jordany Valdepsin, the 24-year-old responded. Valdespin launched a three-run homer Monday afternoon, leading the Bisons to a 7-1 win over the Columbus Clippers on Memorial Day. Dylan Owen (3-2) made the spot start for...
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May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch – 05/15/12

Justin Grimm, RHP, Texas Rangers Current Level: AA 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: NR Current Value: On the Rise A former top prep pitcher, Grimm’s inconsistency in college slid him down the 2010 draft’s depth chart and he landed in Texas’ lap in the fifth round. The right-hander has been on cruise control since turning pro and reached double-A in just his second season (He...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Naturals Finalize Opening Day Roster

SPRINGDALE, AR – The Kansas City Royals announced a handful of transactions in order to set the Naturals’ 25-man opening day roster as the team opens Thursday evening at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi. Veteran infielder Eric Duncan has been transferred to the Naturals’ roster from Triple-A Omaha and has been placed on the seven-day Disabled List.  Duncan was a former...
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April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Begin Minor League Roster Trimming

For the second consecutive week, you can read breaking news of Phillies’ minor league cuts here Phillies Nation and Phoul Ballz first.Before we get to the cuts, the “Baby Aces” have all been assigned to farm teams for the 2012 season. Brody Colvin will begin the year at Class-A Clearwater, while Trevor May, Jonathan Pettibone, and Julio Rodriguez all go to double-A Reading...
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March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2012: #8 RHP Julio Rodriguez

Right-handed pitcher Julio Rodriguez has quietly become one of the Phillies’ most promising prospects in recent years. Without the hype and buzz that has surrounded other well-regarded youngsters within the Philadelphia organization, the Puerto Rican born hurler has proven himself worthy of being held in considerable regard by the Phils, their fans and talent evaluators alike...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #17, 18 and 19

Austin Wright and Cesar Hernandez finished within 2 votes of each other, and because of this, we’ll do a run-off vote. The winner will be #17, the runner up will be #18, and I’m also going to attach the poll for #19 here as well. Cody Overbeck and Tyler Cloyd will enter the ballot for #19. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than...
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January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #17

Compact speedster Roman Quinn tops a tightly grouped trio to take number 16. Ten different prospects got write in consideration, with Leandro Castro and Perci Garner both getting multiple votes, so I’ll add both of them. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings pitched. So far we have 01. Trevor May, RHP 02....
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #16

It was a runaway at #15, with Lisalberto Bonilla taking 31% of the vote and rounding out the first half of our list. 7 different players got a write-in vote, and I’ll include Aaron Altherr simply because he ranked the highest on the list last year of the guys who got votes. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings...
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January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #15

We’re almost halfway through the top 30, and things have progressed pretty close to how I assumed they would. Tyson Gillies edged out Lisalberto Bonilla for #14, with Austin Hyatt and Cesar Hernandez getting a fair bit of write-in support, so they will both be added to the voting for #15. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #14

Jiwan James easily glides in to the 13th spot ahead of Tyson Gillies and Lisalberto Bonilla. Five different prospects each received a write-in vote, but I’ll add Cameron Rupp this round, since he previously got a bit of support. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings pitched. So far we have 01. Trevor May,...
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January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #12

As predicted, the voting for #11 was tightly bunched, with SS Tyler Greene emerging victorious. Austin Wright and Mitchell Walding (again) received the most write-in support, so they will enter the ballot. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings pitched. So far we have 01. Trevor May, RHP 02. Jesse Biddle, LHP...
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January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #11

Just as Julio Rodriguez has breezed through the minors, he breezed through the voting at #10, comfortably beating out a tightly grouped trio to round out the first portion of our top 30. Carlos Tocci received the most write-in support, so he will be added to the voting for #11. It will be interesting to see which way the vote breaks at #11 considering Tyler Greene, Jiwan James and...
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January 17, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #10

Maikel Franco took home the #9 spot in comfortable fashion, gliding past Julio Rodriguez. Today we round out the top 10, and then we move forward. Roman Quinn and Lisalberto Bonilla will be added this round, replacing Franco and Mitchell Walding. The Mitchell Walding thing is really weird. People write him in, then he gets added and no one votes for him. Anyway. As a reminder on...
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January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #9

Moving right along. Justin De Fratus takes the 8th spot, edging out Maikel Franco and Julio Rodriguez. All of the write-in votes were split, but I’ll put Mitchell Walding back on in place of De Fratus since he previously received write-in votes. As a reminder on eligibility for the list, to be eligible the player must have fewer than 130 AB or 50 innings pitched. So far we have...
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January 13, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Reader Top 30, #4

Sebastian Valle takes the #3 slot in runaway fashion, with a tightly grouped pack of four prospects following behind, which should make for interesting voting and discussion in this round. I will add Julio Rodriguez, based on popular demand, to take the spot of the chosen Valle. The voting for #4 will run through the weekend, and we’ll be back with #5 on Monday. As a reminder on...
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January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

What to expect in 2012: Julio Rodriguez

Welcome to the 4th installment of the “What to expect in 2012″ series. We’ve previously covered Trevor May, Jon Pettibone and Sebastian Valle. Today we’ll cover one of the more controversial prospects in the system, RHP Julio Rodriguez. J-Rod was an under the radar 8th round selection in 2008 out of Puerto Rico and since signing, he’s posted big strikeout numbers, low ERAs...
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December 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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