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State of the System: Philadelphia Phillies

Club bullish on pitching talent beyond top prospect Howard
@jtbloss
November 11, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. There are things to like about where

Shore thing: BlueClaws adopt beachy keen look 

Lakewood club shifts to 'Jersey Shore' moniker, unveils fresh logos
@BensBiz
October 21, 2020

New Jersey's Lakewood Township Minor League Baseball team isn't going anywhere. In 2021, as in every season since their inaugural 2001 campaign, the Phillies' Class A affiliate will still be named the BlueClaws and operate out of FirstEnergy Park. Nonetheless, next year marks the official start of a new era

Toolshed: Handicapping NL Rookie of the Year race

Cronenworth, Bohm, Williams lead crowded field on senior circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 25, 2020

Sunday brings the end of the 2020 Major League regular season already, meaning potential award contenders have one final weekend to prove themselves to BBWAA voters. Without a Minor League season, most prospect fiends only have had the Rookie of the Year races in the American and National Leagues to

Bohm's big night not enough for Philly

No. 28 overall prospect part of back-to-back-to-back home runs
@katiejwoo
September 17, 2020

Alec Bohm showed Philadelphia the benefits of having him bat between Bryce Harper and Didi Gregorius on Thursday night. Philadelphia's top-ranked prospect fit right in with the seasoned veterans, hitting the middle long ball of a back-to-back-to-back sequence as the Phillies fell to the Mets, 10-6, at Citizens Bank Park.

Moniak making his way to Philadelphia

Injury brings top pick in 2016 Draft to Major Leagues for debut
September 16, 2020

Beset by injuries, the Phillies are bringing 2016's No. 1 overall pick to the Major Leagues. Outfielder Mickey Moniak was called up ahead of Wednesday's game against the Mets. Philly's No. 13 prospect was not in the starting lineup.

Phils' Howard pulled with stiff shoulder

Twins prospect Rooker suffers fractured right forearm
September 13, 2020

For a while on Saturday, it looked like Spencer Howard was on the way to his best start as a Major Leaguer. Now it's uncertain whether the Phillies' top pitching prospect will make his next start. Howard exited in the fourth inning of Philadelphia's 12-6 win at Miami with stiffness

Bohm comes through in clutch for Phillies

No. 28 overall prospect caps four-RBI game with walk-off single
September 9, 2020

Alec Bohm is making the jump from Double-A to the Major Leagues look rather easy. Philadelphia's top prospect plated four runs, two via a walk-off single, to rally the Phillies past the Red Sox, 6-5, in the opener of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Bohm delivers walk-off win to Phillies

Top Philadelphia prospect collects three hits, winning sac fly
@AndrewAtBatt
September 3, 2020

Alec Bohm is heating up at the plate and it culminated Thursday in one of his best games in the big leagues. Philadelphia's top prospect matched a season high with three hits and delivered a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to send the Phillies to a 6-5 victory

Howard picks up first win for Phillies

Baseball's No. 35 prospect allows two runs over five solid innings
@tylermaun
August 31, 2020

In his first three Major League starts, Spencer Howard had shown some flashes of his tremendous promise. On Monday, he put it all together. Baseball’s No. 35 overall prospect worked five solid innings, giving up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks as the Phillies took

Phillies promoting top prospect Bohm to Majors

No. 31 prospect becomes fourth 2018 first-rounder in The Show
@jtbloss
August 13, 2020

It’s a good week to be atop the Phillies’ prospect rankings. After top pitching prospect Spencer Howard made his Major League debut Sunday, the Phillies promoted No. 31 overall prospect Alec Bohm on Thursday, the club officially announced. Bohm, 24, has been with Philadelphia’s alternate training squad based at Triple-A

Phillies' Howard to make MLB debut Sunday

No. 36 overall prospect to start against Braves in Philadelphia
@brianjstultz
August 8, 2020

The wait for Spencer Howard is almost over. The second-ranked Phillies prospect will be called up from the team's alternate training site to make his Major League debut on Sunday against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park, MLB.com reported. “I have no official announcement,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters

The Road to The Show™: Spencer Howard

Top Phillies pitching prospect eyes Major League debut
@katiejwoo
July 13, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Spencer Howard. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Prospects in the Phillies' 2020 player pool

Top prospects Bohm, Howard followed by mix of bullpen candidates
@jtbloss
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: Philadelphia Phillies

High school right-hander Abel leads high-ceiling class
@jtbloss
June 25, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives. This year's Draft was different for the Phillies, not just because of its shortened format but because of who they had in charge. Philadelphia hired Brian Barber as

Looking back at the month Hoskins broke out

Phillies slugger went deep 13 times for Reading in June 2016
@jtbloss
June 25, 2020

Rhys Hoskins broke into the Major Leagues in August 2017 with 11 homers in only twice as many games. It might have been his first time slugging at baseball’s highest level, but he arrived in Philadelphia as no stranger to homering in bunches. A 2014 fifth-round Draft pick, Hoskins emerged