Ivan Castillo, Up From the Bottom of the Order

Looking at the High-A Lynchburg roster you might be inclined to skip past shortstop Ivan Castillo and gravitate towards some of the more familiar names on the roster, as the 2105 Hillcats have been host to nine of the Cleveland Indians Top 30 prospects according to Baseball America’s 2015 Prospect Handbook. Not only are there a number of top prospects, but Castillo usually occupies...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Phillies Rule 5 Draft Primer

The MLB Winter Meetings haven’t resulted in much excitement for Phillies fans thus far, but Thursday’s Rule 5 draft could have some bearing on the team’s near future, if the Phils have their way. This year’s big league Rule 5 draft will see the Phillies selecting two times.  The extra pick is a result of a grievance won against the Cubs due to their questionable roster handling...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

I take this free moment to address some nonsense on WSD’s Facebook page.  Like the nutcase in that particular piece, I am also a veteran.  We’re not all like that.  Please don’t lump us all in with that *******. Moving on to the system, not a whole lot has happened this week.  With All-Star breaks in the Midwest League, Florida State League, and Southern League, there...
Via World Series Dreaming
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Awarded Cubs Rule 5 Pick

The Phillies will be awarded the Cubs Rule 5 pick in this year’s Rule 5 draft. The news was first reported by MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat who states the Phillies were awarded the pick because the Cubs’ 2011 selection, Lendy Castillo from the Phillies, did not meet the required number of days (90 or more) needed on the Cubs active roster. The rules are in place to prevent teams...
Via Phillies Nation
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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