Perkins learning from “failure” in Lehigh Valley

Cameron Perkins
Cameron Perkins is proving himself at Double-A Reading.

Fightins left fielder Cameron Perkins moved up quickly in 2014, advancing to Lehigh Valley just two months after his Double-A debut. On paper, Perkins seemed to have the stuff to move up to Triple-A, hitting .342 with 34 RBI, but after just 52 games at the highest level he’s played in, the move may have been preemptive. Shortly after donning an Iron Pigs uniform he hit a slump, leading many to speculate if the then-23-year-old was moved up too quickly.  Continue reading Perkins learning from “failure” in Lehigh Valley

Nola puts in the work in front of the right crowd

Aaron Nola
Aaron Nola continues to impress with Reading.

Wednesday afternoon may have been the last start for Aaron Nola at First Energy Stadium, as his seven-inning shutout performance in Reading’s 4-0 win over the Fisher Cats could have been his major league audition.

And I’m betting he gets a call-back.  Continue reading Nola puts in the work in front of the right crowd

Gonzalez returns to Phillies rotation

Severino Gonzalez, who made two starts for the Phillies earlier this season, returns to the majors and will start on Wednesday. Gonzalez takes the roster spot of right-hander Chad Billingsley, who returned to the DL with a right shoulder strain.  Continue reading Gonzalez returns to Phillies rotation

‘Claws Rodriguez picks up South Atlantic League honor

Herlis Rodriguez
Herlis Rodriguez is the latest Phillies prospect to win a weekly league honor.

Outfielder Herlis Rodriguez was honored for his big week at the plate by being named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week ending May 17.

Continue reading ‘Claws Rodriguez picks up South Atlantic League honor

Billingsley’s injury further complicates Phils pitching

Chad Billingsley‘s doctor told him that if he made it through a month and a half, he was pretty much in the clear as far as his surgically repaired right elbow. The good news is that his elbow is fine, but now, a right shoulder strain has him back on the DL.  Continue reading Billingsley’s injury further complicates Phils pitching

Candidates line up for Buchanan’s spot in ‘Pigs rotation

 

David Buchanan went down with what appears to be a pretty serious injury Sunday. Buchanan twisted his knee on a groundball and was in obvious pain before being taken from the field on a cart. With a trip to the DL looking likely, the Phillies have a decision to make on who comes up from Reading, or is there another option?  Continue reading Candidates line up for Buchanan’s spot in ‘Pigs rotation

Phillies organizational leaders

Brandon Leibrandt
Brandon Leibrandt is quietly putting up strong numbers for Clearwater.

We’re five weeks into the season and the numbers are starting to even out for players. Here’s our first look at who is leading in what category throughout the Phillies minor league system. The numbers are through Saturday’s games and players – like Maikel Franco – who have been recalled are still listed if they qualify. Continue reading Phillies organizational leaders

Reading transactions May 12- 15

Reinier Roible
The Phillies promoted Reinier Roible to Reading from the Clearwater Threshers.

It’s been a busy few days for transactions throughout the Phillies minor league system and Reading has seen their share of comings and goings.  Continue reading Reading transactions May 12- 15

Two at-bats that show Franco’s progress

The progress that Maikel Franco has shown this season is remarkable. He is a different, more patient, more mature hitter at the plate now than he was last season. That growth was evident in two at-bats during the IronPigs last homestand.  Continue reading Two at-bats that show Franco’s progress

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