The infield shift has become one of the more debated of the recent innovations in baseball. It's taken a while, but the shift is showing up more and more in the minors and hitters have to find ways to adjust.
It's always interesting when you go outside of the Phillies organization to find out what the rest of the baseball world thinks about the Phillies prospects and the organization as a whole. We talked to four scouts, from four different teams to get their thoughts on Phillies prospects.
Jake Thompson has turned into a dominating force among International League pitchers. The IronPigs right-hander threw seven shutout innings for Lehigh Valley as they edged Rochester 2-0 Wednesday night.
It was a long game even through nine innings, but when the IronPigs pushed it to extra innings, the night got even longer. Having already thrown a bullpen game against Charlotte, first baseman Brock Stassi was called on to pitch.
As many players in the organization struggle through their "learning curve," Nick Williams may be struggling the most. The outfield prospect has gotten himself benched for the second time in just a couple of weeks for his lack of hustle on the field.
USA TODAY recently predicted the Phillies would lose 101 games in 2016. That doesn't seem likely, so Philly Baseball Insider started to dissect the reasons why Philadelphia should show at least some modest improvement this upcoming season.
February 20, 2016
It started with fans submitting a list of the top 300 players in the history of Phillies minor league baseball in Reading. From there, the list was brought down to the Top 50 Reading Players of the last 50 years.
February 5, 2016
The Phillies are bringing nine young players into camp this spring for a look at how things operate on that side of the complex. It will be interesting to see how many, if any, go north with the big league club.
January 6, 2016