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

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

Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

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