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

Blanton looks strong in return

Matt Gelb tweeted that Joe Blanton made it through an inning of baseball alive tonight. Blanton, who is down in Single-A Lakewood, pitched a 1-2-3 inning while throwing 11 pitches. His ultimate goal is to make the Phillies post season roster as some extra bull pen help. Blanton will make his next rehab appearance in … Continue reading Blanton looks strong in return

Blanton may still pitch in 2011

He’s alive! Well this comes as fantastic news for those, including a handful of my friends, who love Joe Blanton. Blanton may be a bull pen option in the playoffs. I personally don’t want him to rush back, especially since he doesn’t really provide the Phillies with anything special in the pen. The Phillies are … Continue reading Blanton may still pitch in 2011