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: **

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.


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:

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

**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


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

Answer can be found in the Phillies Insider blog on


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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