Cuban Defector Could Quickly Fill Phillies’ Rotation Void
PHILADELPHIA—After Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, the Phillies have three question marks in their 2014 rotation. They hope Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez eliminates one of them. The club signed the Cuban [...]
Maikel Franco Could End Phillies’ Search For Righty Power Bat
BEST PLAYER: Third baseman Maikel Franco rocketed his way to the top of the organization’s prospect list with a huge season split between high Class A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. [...]
Phillies Midseason Update: Maikel Franco Charges Up Prospect Ladder
BEST PLAYER: The middle-of-the-order, righthanded bat that the Phillies have long sought might be developing in their own system. Building on last year’s strong showing, 20-year-old third baseman Maikel Franco [...]
Cameron Perkins Reports To Phillies Ready For Duty
PHILADELPHIA—Credit Phillies area scouts for finding college hitters who are ready to step into pro ball and excel right away, because for the second straight year a position player is [...]
Darin Ruf Heads To Triple-A To Refine Defensive Play
PHILADELPHIA—Darin Ruf did not seize the opportunity to be the Opening Day left fielder, but Phillies officials still believe the 26-year-old’s day will come. “I think he has a bright [...]
Phillies’ Pettibone Will Polish Repertoire At Triple-A
Phillies righthander Jonathan Pettibone went 13-8, 3.10 in 160 innings last season at Double-A and Triple-A, where he learned a cutter from pitching coach Rod Nichols.
Phillies’ Adam Morgan Vaults To Double-A In Debut
The Phillies traded righthanders Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins for center fielder Ben Revere because they believe they have starting pitching depth in the upper levels of the system. That group of projectable starters includes lefty Adam Morgan.