Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example. Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants. The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange … Continue reading Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

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

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

Pig Report: Tyler Cloyd

Position: Starting pitcher Age: 25 Prospect Level: Mid-level prospect. 2012 Major League Stats: 6 starts, 2-2, 4.91 ERA, 33 IP, 30 K. 2012 Minor League Stats: (Reading & Lehigh) 26 starts, 15-1, 2.26 ERA, 167 IP, 113 K. Season in Review: Tyler Cloyd is one of the most interesting pitching prospects to come up through … Continue reading Pig Report: Tyler Cloyd

Pig Report: Domonic Brown

Position: Starting right fielder Age: 25 Prospect Level: Major League ready. 2012 Major League Stats: 56 G, .235 AVG, 11 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 26 RBI, .712 OPS 2012 Minor League Stats: 60 G, .286 AVG, 13 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 28 RBI, .767 OPS Season in Review: Domonic Brown is Major League … Continue reading Pig Report: Domonic Brown