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

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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

Phillies To Call Up Ruf Monday

PHILADELPHIA — Minor League phenom Darin Ruf will get his big call to the Majors. A week after manager Charlie Manuel said he would like to get a first-hand look at Ruf, the Phillies will call-up the 26-year-old slugger on Monday, according to Reading Eagle reporter Mike Drago. Ruf broke the Phillies single-season Double-A marks … Continue reading Phillies To Call Up Ruf Monday

IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Phillies weren’t the only team in their organization that did a little bit of shuffling at the trade deadline. With the addition of some prospects, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies moved some guys around to make room for the return the Phillies got for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. … Continue reading IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

Phillies Prospect Tyson Gillies Suspended For Outburst With Bus Driver

READING, PA — The other day, it was found out that Phillies centerfield prospect Tyson Gillies was suspended for disciplinary reasons. Today, details came out on why Gillies was given a ban. Gillies, 23, of the AA Reading Phillies, was suspended an undisclosed amount of games for an outburst on an R-Phils bus driver. Matt … Continue reading Phillies Prospect Tyson Gillies Suspended For Outburst With Bus Driver

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

Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

Check out this video between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta’s AAA team) from yesterday’s 10-1 IronPigs win. Pigs second baseman Kevin Frandsen was nearly hit by a pitch from Braves pitcher Todd Redmond in the bottom of the 4th inning with the Pigs leading 6-0. After lining out, Frandsen and Redmond exchanged … Continue reading Frandsen, Brown Involved in AAA Bench-Clearer

Phillies Trade AAA OF Thompson

The Philadelphia Inquirer was fresh off of running a feature on career minor leaguer Rich Thompson this past weekend. It looks like someone in the Tampa Bay system has a subscription. The Phillies traded Thompson to Tampa Bay for outfielder Kyle Hudson. Thompson is currently on his way to join the Rays now, the first time he … Continue reading Phillies Trade AAA OF Thompson

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

AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)

TTB Staffer Chris Bengel was in attendance for a AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs game Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bisons (NY Mets) and recapped the game. The IronPigs came away with a 4-3 win in 11 innings on Tuesday night. Domonic Brown was one of the guys I was most intrigued to see. Obviously, Brown wasn’t expected … Continue reading AAA Recap: IronPigs 4, Bisons 3 (Tuesday Night)