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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Rule 5 Draft, 2011

The Rule 5 draft is very simple: certain players signed at 18 or 19 are available to be picked up by other teams when they are left off the 40-man roster with at least four or five years within the organization. This year, the Phillies decided not to make a pick in the draft. To … Continue reading Rule 5 Draft, 2011

Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month. A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time. So in order to … Continue reading Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Stars in their eyes: Despite cameras, prospects get busy

While the Phillies are taking an off day, CSN decided to send it’s camera’s to Florida as the Clearwater Threshers took on the Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis system). The game was televised because Phillies stars Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz and Roy Oswalt were in the line up. But while TTB staff writer Christian Hetrick … Continue reading Stars in their eyes: Despite cameras, prospects get busy