Phillies minor-leaguer Andrew Pullin retires from baseball, again

Phillies minor-league outfielder has retired from baseball (again) after seven seasons in the system. He played nearly 600 games in his career. It isn’t often that a 24-year-old retires from baseball. It’s even less common when someone retires twice at that age. That is the case with Phillies minor-leaguer Andrew Pullin as Jim Salisbury of […] Phillies minor-leaguer Andrew Pullin retires from baseball, again – That Balls Outta Here –…

May 31, 2018
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Philadelphia farm system doing it's part now, but it needs to continue for Phillies to become dominant

May 8, 2018

Seranthony Dominguez tossed a flawless inning on Monday night in his major league debut to become the latest highly touted prospect to make his mark in Philadelphia. The 23-year-old even collected a strikeout, sitting down Evan Longoria after falling behind 2-0 before battling back and getting a called third strike on a slider up and over the plate. Dominguez has the stuff to be a dominant arm in the later…

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Moniak falls from newly released Baseball America prospect list

January 22, 2018

The Philadelphia Phillies have five players included in Baseball America’s recently released Top 100 prospects list, but it’s perhaps the omission of one particular player that’s most interesting. Mickey Moniak, whom the Phillies drafted with the top overall pick in 2016, failed to crack the list. The 19-year-old struggled in single-A last season, hitting .236 with a .625 OPS. He also struck out 109 times in 466 at-bats. Prior to…

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Phillies sign 10 players to minor league deals with ST invite

Phillies management has signed several young players to minor league deals Phillies spring training in Clearwater, Florida is fast approaching and the team has taken a major step towards filling out the rosters. While several minor league deals with invitations to spring training were rumored, the club made 10 deals official on Twitter. Pedro Beato, […] Phillies sign 10 players to minor league deals with ST invite – That Balls…

January 3, 2018
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Phillies add depth signing Eric Fryer and North Catholic hurler Ryan Etsell

December 19, 2017

The Phillies have signed veteran catcher Eric Fryer to a minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training, sources confirmed to the Philadelphia Baseball Review on Tuesday. Fryer, 32, has spent time with six organizations since being drafted by Milwaukee as a 10th-round pick in 2007. He spent last season with St. Louis, appearing in 34 games while hitting .155. For his career, he’s a .232 hitter with just two…

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Phillies juggle 40-man roster to protect quartet of pitching prospects

November 21, 2017

The Philadelphia Phillies added four pitching prospects to their 40-man roster on Monday, protecting them from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Right-handers Franklyn Kilome, Seranthony Dominguez and Jose Taveras and left-hander Ranger Suarez were all protected. The club also claimed infielder Engelb Vielma from the Giants. To make these moves possible the club designated Mark Appel and Alberto Tirado for assignment and outrighted Elniery Garcia to Triple-A…

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Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford playing third base

A new home may have been found for one of the Phillies top prospects J.P. Crawford has been a glimmering light in the Phillies farm system managing shortstop despite a slow bat to start his time in Lehigh Valley. After several news outlets began to criticize Crawford and drop him 90 slots in the top-100 […] Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford playing third base – That Balls Outta Here –…

August 20, 2017
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Phillies prospect Kevin Gowdy undergoes Tommy John surgery

August 16, 2017

Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Kevin Gowdy underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, the team said. The 19-year-old is ranked as the organization’s 12th best prospect according to MLB.com. The Phillies selected Gowdy in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2016 draft and gave him a $3.5 million signing bonus. He was limited to four appearances in the Gulf Coast League last summer because of an injury…

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Phillies call-up top hitting prospect Rhys Hoskins

Hoskins could get time as the Phillies starting left fielder with Tommy Joseph at first Phillies prospect Rhys Hoskins will be added to the 25-man roster Thursday afternoon according to MLB.com Phillies reporter Todd Zolecki. The 24-year-old is rated by MLB.com as Philadelphia’s sixth-best prospect, the fourth-best first base prospect in baseball, and the 71st […] Phillies call-up top hitting prospect Rhys Hoskins – That Balls Outta Here – That…

August 10, 2017
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Phillies promote pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome to Reading

Pitching prospects continue to move throughout the Phillies farm system Phillies star pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome has been promoted to the Reading Fightin’ Phils. The 22-year-old righty posted a 2.59 ERA in 19 starts with the Clearwater Threshers this year with 83 strikeouts. Sixto Sanchez, Philadelphia’s top pitching prospect, was recently promoted to High-A Clearwater, creating […] Phillies promote pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome to Reading – That Balls Outta Here –…

August 5, 2017
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