Here and There…..

Baseball America has revealed its top prospects in each minor league.  There is a major shock involving the Phillies:

**International League—RHP Tyler Cloyd, #19 ranked prospect.

**Eastern League—C Tommy Joseph, #10; 3B Cody Asche, #17; RHP Jonathan Pettibone,#19.

**Florida State League—LHP Jesse Biddle, #10; LHP Adam Morgan, #12.

**South Atlantic League—3B Maikel Franco, #16.

**New York Penn League—SS Roman Quinn, #3.

The shock? No Darin Ruf.

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Several Phillies minor leaguers are playing winter ball in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuela, Dominican or Mexico.

You can follow their progress: http://mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/org.jsp?id=phi **

Six Phillies scouts are following the Arizona Fall League.  Each scout is assigned to one team: Howie Freiling, Dave Hollins, Jon Mercurio, Craig Colbert, Roy Tanner and Del Unser.

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Alumni Notes

**Pat Burrell got a World Series ring with the Phillies in 2008, Giants in 2010 and perhaps again this year as he is a scout for San Francisco.  Come 2014, some team should hire him.

**Doug Glanville, former centerfielder and current writer and broadcaster with ESPN, has started his own website: www.DougGlanville.com.

**OF Sam Thompson was an outstanding power hitter with the Phillies in the 19th century.  A profile of him now appears on www.phillies.com/alumni.

**One of five National League players to have a Triple Crown is Phillies Hall of Fame outfielder Chuck Klein, winning the batting title, home run title and RBI title in 1933.

**Two Phillies pitchers have won the Triple Crown, Grover Alexander and Steve Carlton. Check out the new feature on www.phillies.com/alumni.

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How many Phanatic dangle hats were sold at Citizens Bank Park this season?

Answer can be found in the Phillies Insider blog on www.phillies.com.

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Season of Disbelief

**Giants pitchers have driven in a run in four straight postseason games, including last night’s World Series opener.

**They hit the fewest home runs of any postseason team but hit three last night, all from a player who never ever hit three in one game, Pablo.

**They pounded Verlander for five runs in four innings last night.  In his last seven starts, including the season and postseason, he gave up a total of five runs.

**Zito wasn’t even on their 2010 postseason roster but has won his last two starts this postseason.

Are the Giants hot or what?

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