Prospect Report: Jiwan James

Position: Centerfield Age: 23 Prospect Level: Mid-level prospect (9th according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team: Reading (Double-A). 2012 Minor League Stats: 111 G, .249 AVG, 14 2B, 5 3B, 6 HR, 31 RBI, .651 OPS Season in Review: For one of the top prospects in the Phillies farm system, 2012 didn’t quite measure up to Jiwan James’ past seasons in … Continue reading Prospect Report: Jiwan James

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Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

UPDATE – According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. In the deal, the Phillies will be sending starting pitcher Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May to the Twins. Revere will now be the Phillies starting centerfielder. Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in … Continue reading Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

In the 1st round (15th overall) in the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies selected outfielder Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Inciarte was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Diamondbacks in 2008. The former Diamondbacks prospect hit .293 for the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A). Inciarte hit one home run and 30 … Continue reading Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young

UPDATE — According Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Phillies are moving closer to a deal for Michael Young. Heyman indicates that the Texas Rangers would need to pay $10 million of the $16 million that is owed to Young. It sounds as though Young is heavily considering waiving his no-trade clause. Plus, the Rangers want … Continue reading Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young

Pig Report: Justin De Fratus

Position: Relief pitcher Age: 25 Prospect Level: Major league pitcher. 2012 Major League Stats: 13 games , 0-0, 3.38 ERA, 10.2 IP, 8 K. 2012 Minor League Stats: 17 games, 0-1, 2.49 ERA, 21,2 IP, 22 K. Season in Review: Right-hander Justin De Fratus was supposed to be an important piece in the 2012 Phillies bullpen … Continue reading Pig Report: Justin De Fratus

Phillies acquire reliever Wilton Lopez

According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Phillies have acquired reliever Wilton Lopez from the Houston Astros for three unnamed prospects. Details are still being finalized so it is unclear which prospects will be headed to Houston in the deal. Heyman did report that they’re expected to be near-MLB ready. Lopez is coming off a … Continue reading Phillies acquire reliever Wilton Lopez

Prospect Report: Jesse Biddle

Position: Starting pitcher Age: 21 Prospect Level: Top prospect (2nd according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team: Clearwater (Single-A+) 2012 Minor League Stats: 26 starts, 10-6, 3.22 ERA, 142.2 IP, 151 K. Season in Review: Local product and former first round pick Jesse Biddle began his first season at Class A Clearwater with lofty expectations. Biddle had a very good … Continue reading Prospect Report: Jesse Biddle

Mayberry’s Three-RBI Night Paces Phils

Phillies 12, Astros 6 WP – Cole Hamels (15-6, 3.06) LP – Edgar Gonzalez (2-1, 4.40) HOUSTON — A night after blowing a 4-0 lead, the Phillies made sure that they didn’t suffer a similar fate against the Astros this time around. After the Astros cut the Phillies lead to 5-3 courtesy of a Matt Downs two-run home run, … Continue reading Mayberry’s Three-RBI Night Paces Phils

Schierholtz walks the Phillies off

Phillies 3, Rockies 2 WP – Jonathan Papelbon (4-6, 2.61) LP – Will Harris (1-1, 6.57) With so much uncertainty surrounding the Phillies in 2013, Nate Schierholtz is one of many players trying to make an impact on the club this season. Schierholtz did just that tonight as he stroked an RBI single in the ninth inning … Continue reading Schierholtz walks the Phillies off

Lee cruises in Phillies win

Phillies 5, Braves 1 WP – Cliff Lee (4-7, 3.52) LP – Tim Hudson (13-5, 3.76) ATLANTA —  Cliff Lee has shown glimpses of the pitcher he once was throughout this season. Lee pitched his third consecutive gem as he struck out five in a 5-1 Phillies win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon. The Phillies southpaw … Continue reading Lee cruises in Phillies win