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Michael Mercado highlights

May 21, 2024

Miller's bat coming as advertised in Single-A

@paul_casellaMLB
May 18, 2024

This story was excerpted from Todd Zolecki’s Phillies Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Here are the top 11 switch-hitting prospects in the Minors

@benweinrib
May 14, 2024

In an era that places a premium on platoon advantages, switch-hitters can be the most versatile members of a lineup -- even if they've become increasingly hard to find. Over the past four seasons, the number of switch-hitting batters in the Majors has slowly ticked down from 10.7 percent in

No. 3 prospect Miller's development 'falling into place' with career game

@benweinrib
May 9, 2024

Already in the midst of a breakout season, Aidan Miller turned in his best game yet as a professional Wednesday night. As Phillies Minor League infield coordinator Adam Everett sees it: "It's all falling into place."

Hard-throwing prospect Klassen faces setback

May 4, 2024

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Miller's torrid start showing why Phils believe in his bat

April 20, 2024

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Aidan Miller shows off raw power with first 2024 homer

@colebradley01
April 11, 2024

Heading into his first full season of pro ball, it was only a matter of time before Aidan Miller would show off the raw power that has turned so many heads early in his young career. MLB Pipeline's No. 56 overall prospect managed just one extra-base hit through his first

Here's where the Phillies' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

April 5, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Phillies’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Andrew Painter (MLB No. 26), RHP -- Reading (Double-A) -- Injured list (Tommy John rehab) 2. Mick Abel (MLB No. 47), RHP -- Lehigh Valley (Triple-A) 3. Aidan Miller (MLB

Previewing the Phillies' Minor League affiliates in '24

April 4, 2024

PHILADELPHIA -- Last April, Orion Kerkering pitched his first game of the season for Single-A Clearwater in Bradenton, Fla. Less than six months later, he debuted with the Phillies. A couple weeks after that, he pitched in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against Miami, becoming the first

5 more MiLB alternate identities announced before Opening Day

@BensBiz
March 29, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. The season is imminent and yet new alternate identities just keep on coming. Here are

These 5 prospects could debut for Phillies in 2024

March 23, 2024

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Abel, Phils' top prospects shine at Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Mick Abel dreamt on Saturday, like a lot of other people. He pitched the first two innings in a Spring Breakout exhibition between top Phillies prospects and top Tigers prospects at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. It was Abel’s first time playing with other Phils prospects

LIVE: Phillies-Tigers Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

On Saturday, March 16, the Tigers will host the Phillies in Spring Breakout, a first of its kind exhibition featuring the top prospects in each farm system. Here’s everything to know about that game and this exciting new event.

The new Chooch? Meet the prospect 'every Phillies fan should know about'

March 14, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Eduardo Tait knows if you are a catcher from Panama and you play for the Phillies that you will be asked about the most famous and beloved catcher from Panama who also played for the Phillies. You will be asked about Carlos Ruiz. “I met him when

Here's the Phillies' Spring Breakout roster

March 14, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A few weeks ago, before MLB announced the Phillies’ Spring Breakout roster, Preston Mattingly was asked a simple, albeit obvious question. Is Mick Abel going to start? Mattingly smiled. “I expect a really competitive game,” said Mattingly, who is the Phillies’ assistant general manager of player development.

Phils' teen phenoms in camp to join elite prospects at Spring Breakout

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 12, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. – When the Phillies’ Spring Breakout roster was announced last week, there were the big names fans would have been looking for -- Mick Abel, Aidan Miller and Justin Crawford. But upon a closer look, what might have popped even more than the Top 100 talents were the

This imposing Phillies prospect took unlikely path

March 9, 2024

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Will Simpson highlights

March 6, 2024

Brennan Milone highlights

March 6, 2024

Alexis De La Cruz highlights

March 6, 2024

Jalvin Arias highlights

March 6, 2024

Here are the Phillies' 2024 Top 30 prospects

March 4, 2024

The Phillies' stable of prospects is still topped by the same two right-handed pitchers who were there a year ago at this time, but this go-round, the optimism surrounding the dynamic duo is just a touch more cautious. That’s because top guy Andrew Painter, who looked like he was making

Painter outlines goals with sights set on '25

February 24, 2024

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Phillies set to showcase top prospects in Spring Breakout

February 20, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies will be on Florida’s East Coast for a couple of games in mid-March, but fans who make the trip to Clearwater for Spring Training will still have an opportunity to watch the organization’s top prospects play a little closer to BayCare Ballpark. Major League Baseball

Orion's star rising fast as ST approaches

January 21, 2024

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