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These 5 prospects might decide NL East race

April 11, 2019

Pete Alonso is bashing tape-measure home runs almost nightly in New York. Victor Robles is wreaking havoc in Washington. In Atlanta and Miami, Kyle Wright and Sandy Alcantara are grooving. Rookies rule in the NL East, with some of the game’s top prospects finally getting regular chances to contribute. And

Starting spots for Phillies' Top 30 prospects

April 4, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Phillies have optimism for recent first-round picks

March 26, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies haven't enjoyed a lot of success winning games in the big leagues or hitting on first-round picks in recent years. They're confident that both of those trends are about to change, however. Philadelphia hasn't finished above .500 since its streak of five consecutive National League

Hernandez a hit in first at-bat back

Garcia makes spring debut; Rodriguez's defense impresses Arrieta
March 14, 2019

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 in his return to the lineup after missing two weeks with a strained left hip flexor. Hernandez, who played in a Minor League game Wednesday, said he expects to be ready for the start of the season. “Oh yeah, for sure,” Hernandez said.

Kapler briefs young outfielders on Harper's effect

Kapler praises young core; Realmuto goes deep
March 1, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies manager Gabe Kapler had conversations with some of his young outfielders on Friday to discuss the ripple effect of Bryce Harper’s impending arrival. To sum up: there are still jobs to be won. “The message was pretty simple,” Kapler said. “There’s a guy in left field

Old-school approach works for Haseley

February 25, 2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Adam Haseley crushed a fly ball toward center field in the fifth inning Monday at Spectrum Field, but the ball died near the wall. It might have been a home run on any other day, except a strong wind from right had been killing balls throughout the

Phils protect 3 prospects from Rule 5 Draft

Medina, Gamboa, Garcia placed on club's 40-man roster
November 20, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies protected three players from next month's Rule 5 Draft, including one of MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects.The team announced Tuesday evening that it had placed right-hander Adonis Medina, shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa and right-hander Edgar Garcia on the 40-man roster. Medina is ranked by MLB Pipeline as

Phils add Altherr, 5 more as rosters expand

Reinforcements provide Kapler depth off bench, in bullpen
September 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr on Saturday had a locker in the Phillies' clubhouse for the first time since his July 23 demotion to Triple-A, and with his return came a message from Gabe Kapler."Be ready at all times," the Phillies' manager said he told Altherr.Rhys Hoskins is not sitting. Roman

Mets land Phils prospect Kilome for Cabrera

July 27, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- The Mets traded veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies on Friday for Double-A right-hander Franklyn Kilome.Kilome has made 19 starts for Reading in 2018, recording 83 strikeouts to counter 51 walks while accumulating a 4.24 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over 102 innings. The 23-year-old will join the

7 contenders with prospects to make a big deal

July 27, 2018

At this time of year, when buyers are competing to bolster their rosters for the stretch run and sellers are looking to next season and beyond, arguably nothing is more important than the prospects contenders have -- and are willing -- to trade.While much attention is paid to the top

De Los Santos set for MLB debut vs. Mets

22-year-old right ranked as Phillies' No. 11 prospect per MLB Pipeline
July 9, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Phillies will get a look at another top prospect Tuesday night at Citi Field.Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Enyel De Los Santos will make his big league debut against the Mets on Tuesday. De Los Santos is the Phillies' No. 11 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. A

De Los Santos set for big league debut vs. Mets

22-year-old righty ranked as Phillies' No. 11 prospect by MLB Pipeline
July 9, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Phillies will get a look at another top prospect Tuesday night at Citi Field.Triple-A Lehigh Valley right-hander Enyel De Los Santos will make his big league debut against the Mets on Tuesday. De Los Santos is the Phillies' No. 11 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. A

Bohm pick sets tone for college-heavy Draft

Phillies looking for players who can advance through system quickly
June 6, 2018

When the Phillies selected Wichita State third baseman Alec Bohm with the third overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday night, the 21-year-old admitted that certain qualities made the 2018 Phillies one of his favorite teams. They're young. They're winning earlier than expected after a rebuild.• Draft Tracker:

Righty Eastman heads Phillies' 7 Day 2 picks

Club follows up Bohm with Round 4 selection, chooses 4 college prospects and 3 high-schoolers
June 5, 2018

The Phillies made seven more picks in Major League Baseball's 2018 Draft on Tuesday, selecting four college prospects and three high-schoolers.• Draft Tracker: Follow every Phillies Draft pickThe new additions follow the Phillies' lone choice from the first three rounds of the Draft, No. 3 overall pick Alec Bohm, a

Cozens gets call from Phillies -- while in shower

No. 16 prospect joins roster with Hoskins moving to DL
May 31, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Every player has a different story about how they learned they made it to the big leagues.Dylan Cozens found out in the shower. He replaces outfielder Rhys Hoskins, who broke his jaw Monday when he fouled a pitch off his face, on the Phillies' roster."I was in

Kingery celebrates historic deal with home run

Young slugger blown away by 'unbelievable' moment after signing unprecedented extension
March 26, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Before Sunday, there was no need to worry about the Major League service time for Phillies prospect Scott Kingery. It was almost inevitable that Philadelphia's No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, would start the regular season in the Minor Leagues so the team could maintain another

Phils ink Kingery to unprecedented 6-year deal

Club's No. 2 prospect becomes 2nd drafted player in history to sign multiyear contract before MLB debut
March 25, 2018

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Scott Kingery not only made the Opening Day roster, but he guaranteed he will be in a Phillies uniform for a long time.On Monday, the Phillies introduced Kingery in a news conference after the prospect signed a six-year, $24 million contract Sunday that will carry him through