Lehigh Valley Rosterology – Pitchers

There are still position battles for the Philadelphia roster going on in Clearwater and some key question marks that linger. As is the nature of the business, those battles have a domino effect on the Phillies minor league system and here at PBI we like to keep you up to date on “Phillies baseball… from […]

Phils batters get hits, pitchers don’t allow them in win

This Phillies lineup is built to put on some impressive power shows this summer and the long balls continued to fly Monday in Clearwater. Meanwhile, six pitchers held Baltimore – admittedly not a strong lineup – to just two hits and didn’t walk a batter as the Phillies beat the Orioles 7-1. R H E […]

Stott joins third base battle

Joe Girardi brought another name into the competition for the starting third base job on Sunday when he started top prospect Bryson Stott at the hot corner. Prior to the game, Girardi told reporters, including NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury, “it’s something we’re going to look at.” In response to whether Stott is ready to […]

Stott continues to make his case

The Phillies made it clear after last season that Didi Gregorius has a loose grip on his job as their starting shortstop. Top prospect Bryson Stott is the heir apparent and isn’t going quietly. On the spring, Stott is now hitting .400 (4-for-10) after putting up impressive minor league numbers last season. It wouldn’t hurt […]

Homers hurt Nola; Hoskins, Moniak hit their first

A lot happened for a game that was shortened to five innings because of rain in Bradenton, Fla. The Phillies and Pirates played to a 3-3 tie, with five of the six runs scoring on home runs. Aaron Nola (0-0, 7.20) gave up two solo home runs and the Phillies got a two-run shot from […]

Schwarber makes his debut

Once his signing was made official, it didn’t take long for Kyle Schwarber to get into the Phillies lineup. In Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays, manager Joe Girardi didn’t make Phillies fans wait long to see him at the plate as he put him in the leadoff spot in the order. The new Phillies […]

Gibson sharp in spring debut

Kyle Gibson is coming into his first full season with the Phillies and looking to improve on the showing that he had with the team in the second half of last season. Gibson was two different pitchers between his time with Texas and his time with Philadelphia, posting a 6-3, 2.97 mark with the Rangers […]

Nola’s outing marked by strikeouts, homeruns

PITCHING: Aaron Nola made his spring training debut Saturday afternoon in Clearwater, going two innings and striking out five. The down side was that he also allowed two solo home runs, one by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the other by Orelvis Martinez, one of the Blue Jays top prospects… On the day, the Phillies pitchers […]

Power surge continues: Castellanos now a Phillie

Nick Castellanos is baseball’s latest $100-million man. The slugging outfielder and the Phillies agreed to a five-year deal right at the $100-million mark to add Castellanos to the lineup, likely pushing also newly signed Kyle Schwarber to the DH role with the club. The Phillies had long been rumored to be interested in Castellanos, but […]

Phils, Tigers tie in spring opener

R H E PHILLIES 6 12 0 TIGERS 6 8 1 OFFENSE: Outfielder Justin Williams, who is in camp on a minor league contract, finished the day 2-for-2 with two singles… The long balls came from Darrick Hall and Matt Kroon. Both were two-run shots… Two of the most watched players this spring – Bryson […]