Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 5.1

Darick Hall remains the hottest Pig in all the land and Painter remains the master for Clearwater. As the calendar flipped to May, we take a look at just what was happening throughout the Phillies minor league system on Sunday. R H E Lehigh Valley 9 17 0 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3 10 1 GRAB A BAT… […]

April’s Top Hitters

The first calendar month of the season is over. With that in mind, we take a look at the top five hitters by average for the Phillies and each of their minor league affiliates. All players are subject to having as many plate appearances as are required to qualify to be listed among league leaders […]

Schwarber confounds Mets in 4-1 Phils win

On Friday, Kyle Schwarber drew three walks, stole a base and threw a runner out on the basepaths against the Mets and the New Yorkers were very happy about that. At least he wasn’t pounding them the way he normally does when he faces Mets’ pitching. On Saturday, the Mets were remembered just why they […]

Minor League Wrap-Up, ver 4.27

It was a tough night for pitching in the Lehigh Valley with both Reading and Jersey Shore giving up 10 runs and Lehigh Valley’s bullpen coming apart late in the game to sink the IronPigs. The only pitching success of the night came from the Clearwater Threshers who won 6-1. R H E Lehigh Valley […]

Falter to stretch out at Lehigh Valley; Torreyes leaves the organization

Bailey Falter (0-1, 4.91) wasn’t exactly putting himself into any postseason awards discussions in his four games with the Phillies, but that’s not why he was moved to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. Instead, the Phillies looked around the organization and saw that there is no real depth to the starting rotation, meaning that if a […]

Stott sent to Lehigh Valley; Quinn returns to majors

Citing a need to play everyday, the Phillies optioned top prospect Bryson Stott to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Monday. Initially, Stott was slotted into third base against right-handed hitters, but with Alec Bohm returning to the offensive form that he had shown at the position in 2020 and Johan Camargo emerging as a super-utility player, the […]

Enforcement of new, expanded MiLB rules is underway

The well publicized use of the minors to test out potential rule and technology changes for baseball has been in place for a while now, but official enforcement begins today. Teams were given the first ten days – nine games – to adjust to the rules until they would really be enforced at various levels […]

New philosophy taking shape in Phils farm system – part one

When Preston Mattingly was hired away from the San Diego Padres to be the Phillies director of minor league operations, he came in with a new approach that had not been seen in the organization. Now that the minor league season is underway, fans can see some of the changes on the field, while others […]

Minor League Wrap-up ver 4.09

Saturday was a bad day around the Phillies minor league affiliates. The only win of the day came in the late afternoon hours when Lehigh Valley won the first game of their doubleheader against Columbus. After that, the IronPigs dropped game two and Reading, Jersey Shore and Clearwater all went down in defeat. Game 1 […]

Roman Quinn rejoins Phils organization

The Phillies let Roman Quinn become a free agent at the end of last November after a sometimes promising, but often frustrating time with the organization. Quinn has some talent but has been too limited by injuries to make much of an impact. Now, with center field becoming a spot where Phillies players go to […]