Nick Williams is Thriving as a Pinch Hitter and Showing Meaningful Growth at the Plate

With the signing of Carlos Santana the Phillies opened themselves up to a playing time crunch in right field. A big question entering the year was how the Phillies would split the playing time for Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams. Through 47 games, Williams has 19 starts and Altherr has 30. So far that splitContinue reading… Nick Williams is Thriving as a Pinch Hitter and Showing Meaningful Growth at the…

May 25, 2018
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21 Games In; (Re)Visiting Two Early Storylines

With today’s 3-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phillies have now played 21 games in 2018, which means we are somehow already through about an eighth of the season.  Hard to believe, Harry. At 8-2 in their last 10 games and 13-3 since their embarrassing showings vs. Atlanta and New York to start theContinue reading… 21 Games In; (Re)Visiting Two Early Storylines Author: jackm From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/feed/ Powered by…

April 23, 2018
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Nick Williams: A Comparison, and What Should We Expect?

I’ll be completely honest right from the beginning; I love Nick Williams. When he was announced in the Cole Hamels trade, my heart leapt in my chest and I envisioned a Phillies lineup with Williams batting 3rd or 5th, a left-handed outfielder with tools who could be an anchor to the tune of 25 homeContinue reading… Nick Williams: A Comparison, and What Should We Expect? Author: jackm From Feed: http://crashburnalley.com/?feed=rss2…

March 20, 2018
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Phillies Calling Up Nick Williams

In addition to just being bad, the Phillies have been unlucky this year. Due to uncertainty over the CBA, they protected 11 players from the Rule 5 draft. This move severely depleted the Phillies fungible call up depth, as well as giving them almost no flexibility in making call ups over the course of the season. Injuries to Vince Velasquez, Jerad Eickhoff, Clay Buchholz, and Cesar Hernandez along with ineffective…

June 30, 2017
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