Phillies Minor League Free Agents

While minor league free agents don't get the attention that major league free agents draw, they can be a useful part of a team's organization. Consider the contributions of Jake Fox for Reading (pictured) or Cedric Hunter at Lehigh Valley.
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How Minor League Hitters Look to Beat a Shift

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.
July 17, 2016

The Kids Still Have a lot to Learn

While we're all enjoying watching the young players look to make their mark on the Phillies, there's still a lot of coaching and on-the-job training that has to go on. Call it the innocence of youth, or whatever you want to call it, but kids will be kids.
June 24, 2016

Phils Replace Hunter with Lough in Outfield

With their outfield production at a horrible rate, the Phillies have made a minor shake up in hopes of finding more offense. Cedric Hunter was optioned to Lehigh Valley in favor of David Lough.
April 18, 2016

Mackanin Seems to Favor Hunter for Bench Spot

One of the remaining battles for a Phillies roster spot comes down to between minor league veteran Cedric Hunter and newly acquired Will Venable. Manager Pete Mackanin wasn't talking in specifics, but he did seem to hint at Hunter's chances of making the team.
April 1, 2016

Notes from the Futures Series, Game One

Over 9,200 fans packed into Reading's FirstEnergy Stadium to see a group of the top Phillies prospects face the 2016 Phillies and a few extra players still on the spring training roster. The night was full of big moments in the Phillies 19-4 win.
March 31, 2016

Venable Arrives Looking for Roster Spot

As expected, Will Venable was in Clearwater this morning and the Phillies wasted no time getting him into the lineup for a quick glimpse at what he may be able to provide the team. With less than a week until Opening Day, Venable's fate is undecided.
March 29, 2016

Phillies add Veteran Minor League Outfielder

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs may be the biggest beneficiary of the latest signing by the Phillies. Veteran minor league outfielder Cedric Hunter signed a minor league deal with Philadelphia Monday and could wind up bringing a power bat to the IronPigs outfield.
January 4, 2016