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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...
Via Phillies Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Reading hitting coach Rob Ducey talks prospects

Prior to the end of the minor league season on Monday, I spent some time with Double-A Reading hitting coach Rob Ducey about several of his players’ progress this season. Ducey, who played in the big leagues with the Phillies, Blue Jays, Rangers, Mariners, Expos and Angels, joined the Phillies organization as a coach this year. The former outfielder spoke about the Phillies’...
Via Phillies Nation
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Collier beyond hot in August for Fightins

Zach Collier, image- Jay Floyd They’re calling him “Mr. August”. You’d have a difficult time finding a hotter batter in professional baseball right now than Double-A Reading outfielder Zach Collier and the increase in production couldn’t have come at a better time. In his last six contests, the six-foot-two 200-pounder has been scorching the ball to the tune of a .417 average...
Via Phillies Nation
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Chooch to DL, Collier DFA’ed, Camp Released

The road to contention just got even trickier. 2008 first-round pick Zach Collier was designated for assignment today to make room on the 40-man roster for catcher Koyie Hill. The 23-year old outfielder has struggled in the minors, posting a .240/.312/.349 over his minor league career while Collier has hit just .228/.307/.316 with just one homer in his second stint with Reading....
Via Phillies Nation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Notebook: Greene Update, Collier & Dugan Return

-Good news this week for Larry Greene Jr., who was previously said to have required surgery to repair his ailing left wrist.  The 21-year-old outfielder has resumed game action after spending time in a brace and is playing intrasquad games with the group that is slated to become the Gulf Coast League Phillies. The Phillies’ top draft pick from 2011 anticipates that he could be...
Via Phillies Nation
June 18, 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...
Via Phillies Nation
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Move 7 to Minor League Camp, Release Marson

Per Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have moved seven Phillies’ players to minor league camp, optioning catcher Tommy Joseph, LHP Jeremy Horst, and outfielders Zach Collier and Tyson Gillies while re-assigning LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Ken Giles, and shortstop Andres Blanco. Additionally, the Phillies have released catcher Lou Marson and Sebastian Valle has been re-added...
Via Phillies Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Reassign Seven to Minor League Camp; Marson Released

This morning, the Phillies made their second round of cuts. Catcher Lou Marson was released while Jeremy Horst, Tommy Joseph, Tyson Gillies, Zach Collier, Cesar Jimenez, Ken Giles and Andres Blanco were all reassigned to minor league camps. A former Phillies prospect, Lou Marson was the only player to be...
Via Philliedelphia
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting the job done in baseball

There are many passions in my life. I obviously love baseball. But there is also history, genealogy, gardening, golfing, the origin of words, etc. Since there did not seem like anything better to do on the freezing cold March Saturday, I thought I would combine a couple of my passions for this post. This one is about names and where they came from.The origin of names has always been...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014: The Prelude

With the new year upon us, it’s time to kick off our annual countdown of the top 25 prospects in the Phillies organization.  In the coming weeks, as a fresh season approaches, I will be unveiling player reviews for each of the top developmental talents that you, as Phillies fans, should be familiar with. Taken into consideration when reviewing these developing talents will be...
Via Phillies Nation
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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