Prospect Report: Maikel Franco

Position: Third base Age: 20 Prospect Level: Mid-level prospect (10th according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team: Lakewood (Single-A). 2012 Minor League Stats:  Season in Review: Maikel Franco wasn’t on a lot of people’s radars this year despite being ranked in the Phillies top 10 prospects list. But the Dominican Republican native made a name for himself in Lakewood and … Continue reading Prospect Report: Maikel Franco

Down on the Pharm: Pigs Dominating International League

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 52-39 (1st in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 4-4 this past week and won three out of five against the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Kevin Frandsen had a nice week as he hit .303 with 10 hits in 33 at-bats. The IronPigs are starting to get some … Continue reading Down on the Pharm: Pigs Dominating International League

Howard Looks Good In First Rehab Start

LAKEWOOD, NJ — Lost in the excitement of Chase Utley’s return in a Phillies uniform is the first big step taken by the Big Piece in Lakewood. Ryan Howard was good in his first start with the Single-A BlueClaws, driving in three runs in their 7-6 win over West Virginia. Howard went 2-for-4, driving in … Continue reading Howard Looks Good In First Rehab Start

Howard Begins Rehab Tonight

The good news keeps rolling in on the injury front for the Phillies. A day after Chase Utley’s triumphant return in which he homered and went 3-for-5, Ryan Howard will begin an official rehab assignment with low Single-A Lakewood. He will be the designated hitter. With Howard beginning an official rehab, he will be back … Continue reading Howard Begins Rehab Tonight

Down on the Pharm: Quality Pitching

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 25-18 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 5-3 this past week and swept a four-game set against the Indianapolis Indians. Kevin Frandsen enjoyed a strong week at the plate as he hit .333 with an RBI. The IronPigs also saw one of their all-time fan … Continue reading Down on the Pharm: Quality Pitching

Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 13-10 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 2-4 this past week and lost two of three games against Buffalo and Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Dave Bush and Raul Valdes picked up wins in those respective games. Catcher Erik Kratz hit his first two home runs of … Continue reading Down On the Pharm: A month into the season