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.
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.
**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.
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.
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?