Crosscutters may get axe under new MLB restructuring proposal

November 20, 2019

Details continue to pour out regarding Major League Baseball’s plans to realign the current Minor League structure as the Professional Baseball Agreement between the two entities expires at the end of the 2020 season. The most notable change in the plan unveiled by MLB includes the elimination of 42 MiLB organizations, including the Phillies’ Class A short-season affiliate Williamsport Crosscutters. If the plan were to move forward as outlined, more…

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Phillies: Is Spencer Howard ready for 2020 rotation?

The Phillies might not bring up their most exciting prospect this year, but 2020 could be his year to break out in the big leagues. With the Phillies middling rotation proving to be a point of weakness amongst an otherwise strong roster, the front office is going to need to look elsewhere to find arms. […] Phillies: Is Spencer Howard ready for 2020 rotation? – That Balls Outta Here –…

September 10, 2019
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Top prospect Spencer Howard to make Double-A debut

July 26, 2019

The Phillies are potentially in the market to improve their pitching staff for a postseason push, but that’s not to say the best option has to join the club via trade. Top pitching prospect Spencer Howard will make his Double-A debut on Friday night, and if things go well over the next month, he could be a meaningful late-season call-up for the Phils. Howard’s start tonight for Reading is on…

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Top-ranked Alec Bohm promoted to Double-A

June 21, 2019

Alec Bohm appears to be on the fast track to Philadelphia. The Phillies’ first-round pick in 2018 was promoted on Thursday to Double-A Reading. It’s the second promotion for the third baseman in a little more than two months. The 6-for-5, 225-pounder is rated the organization’s top prospect by MLB Pipeline. He hit .367 with three homers in 22 games for Single-A Lakewood before being promoted to Clearwater where he…

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Phillies select UNLV product Bryson Stott with 14th overall pick in 2019 MLB draft

June 4, 2019

The Phillies again targeted a bat with their first-round pick in the annual MLB draft on Monday night, selecting Bryson Stott with the 14th overall pick. A junior shortstop out of UNLV, Stott led the Rebels this past season with a .356 batting average to go along with a 1.085 OPS, and 16 stolen bases. He also hit 10 dingers while playing solid defense. “We’ve got a polished young player…

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Sixto Sanchez leads Phillies trio on Baseball America's Top 100 list

Sixto Sanchez has the makings of something special, so it’s no surprise he ranks rather high on Baseball America’s newly released Top 100 Prospect Rankings. Combined, the Phillies placed three prospects on the Baseball America list with Sanchez at No. 13, Alec Bohm at No. 65, and Luis Garcia at No. 88. Sanchez, 20, has electric stuff and is projected to be a top of the rotation power arm. The…

January 23, 2019
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Listi to represent Philadelphia Phillies in Arizona Fall League Fall-Stars Game

Outfielder Austin Listi will represent the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game on Saturday, and shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa could potentially be joining him. Despite his placement on the roster, Listi has struggled through 12 games in the AFL hitting just .175 with a .267 on-base percentage. He’s driven in three runs over 40 at-bats. Gamboa will join Listi if he wins the Final 2 Vote, a gimmick similarly…

October 30, 2018
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Phillies pull top prospect Sanchez from Arizona Fall League

Sixto Sanchez, Philadelphia’s top-ranked prospect, will not participate in the Arizona Fall League, according to reporting from NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury. Per Salisbury’s report, a source says the right-handed hurler experienced a setback with tenderness in his collarbone while rehabbing his injured elbow. The Phillies had hoped to have him pitch this winter as he appeared in just eight games this season before being shut down in early June….

October 9, 2018
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Phillies farm system dropping in league-wide rankings

After being ranked as one of the best farm systems in the league for several seasons, the Phillies are now dropping in the rankings. During their rebuilding process, the Phillies acquired a plethora of talented prospects via trades, the draft, and the international free-agent market. This brought one of the worst farm systems in the […] Phillies farm system dropping in league-wide rankings – That Balls Outta Here – That…

August 8, 2018
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Enyel De Los Santos to represent Phillies at Futures Game

July 6, 2018

Enyel De Los Santos will represent the Philadelphia Phillies in baseball’s Futures Game as part of MLB’s All-Star Sunday down in Washington, D.C. Born in the Dominican Republic, he’ll be playing for the World Team. The 22-year-old right-hander has pieced together a spectacular campaign at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, posting a 1.89 ERA over 16 starts. He’s held opponents to a .210 batting average and has 85 strikeouts over 95 1/3…

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