Fightins defense may be light at end of the tunnel for Philadelphia

Players like Roman Quinn and Brock Stassi have been making headlines early this season because of their offensive power that has propelled the Reading Fightin Phils to an early 7-4 Eastern League-leading record.

But what the stat-lines don’t tell us is that Quinn and Stassi are just pieces of an impressive Fightins defense that’s flashing leather for manager Dusty Wathan this season.   Continue reading Fightins defense may be light at end of the tunnel for Philadelphia

Rollins trade acquisitions debut in Reading

In return for sending shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers, the Phillies received two pitching prospects, Zach Eflin and Tom Windle. While some say the trade was lopsided as LA took home an MLB veteran shortstop and the Phillies got two young, unproven and unpolished pitchers, the addition of Eflin and Windle added to the excitement surrounding Reading’s starting rotation this season.  Continue reading Rollins trade acquisitions debut in Reading

MLN: Hot starts throughout the minors

The baseball season is underway and the stats are starting to normalize as teams play more games. Throughout the season, PBI will bring you a look at who’s hot and who’s not as part of our Minor League Notebook series.  Continue reading MLN: Hot starts throughout the minors

Bats were out in Fightins home opener to take down Flying Squirrels 7-1

READING, Pa. — The Reading Fightin Phils welcomed fans to Baseballtown for the first time in 2015 Friday as they defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 7-1 giving Phillies number-two prospect Aaron Nola his first win of the season.  Continue reading Bats were out in Fightins home opener to take down Flying Squirrels 7-1

Organizational Scoreboard: April 15

Did you do your taxes yet? Well, there were three very early games in the Phillies minor league system today, which left plenty of time after the games to do that annoying little chore. We’ve got updates from around the Phillies system on today’s games.  Continue reading Organizational Scoreboard: April 15

Eight Phillies facing make-or-break seasons

Every season brings guys who are in a situation where they need to show some success or it could officially begin the downward spiral toward the end of their careers, or at least their time in the Phillies organization. We’ve got a look at who some of those guys are that are facing make-or-break years in 2015.  Continue reading Eight Phillies facing make-or-break seasons

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