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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

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

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

Romero added to Phillies' 40-man roster

The move prevents the Camarillo, California native from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft
November 21, 2019

Follow @IronPigsThe Philadelphia Phillies announced pitcher JoJo Romero, a member of the 2019 Lehigh Valley IronPigs, was added to their 40-man roster Wednesday evening. Romero appeared in 13 games for the IronPigs during the 2019 season.

Romero, Pigs even series in Moosic

Defense turns franchise record four double plays
August 3, 2019

Follow @IronPigsLehigh Valley IronPigs (53-57) starting pitcher JoJo Romero (3-2) turned in one of his best starts of the season against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (63-49). He allowed just two runs over six innings and did not give up a hit until the fourth inning. The Pigs turned in an 11-6

Fightins' Romero turns in best start of year

Phillies No. 7 prospect fans eight over seven shutout innings
June 14, 2019

After three strong years in the Minor Leagues, JoJo Romero encountered his first true hurdle this season. But the southpaw said he's embracing the struggle and the process, knowing he'll eventually get back on track. Finding "a spark" in his delivery on Friday, he produced positive results.The seventh-ranked Phillies prospect

Pigs reclaim first place with 4-2 victory

Ngoepe's two-run home run helps Lehigh Valley avoid sweep.
May 2, 2019

Follow @IronPigsJoJo Romero (2-2) turned in his best outing of the season Thursday morning at Coca-Cola Park. He allowed just two runs (one earned) as the IronPigs (17-9) beat the Syracuse Mets (17-10) 4-2. The IronPigs snap their three-game losing streak.

Phillies' top arms on display in Lakeland

Romero, Medina, Irvin show dominance over seven frames
March 7, 2019

The Phillies brought their top pitching prospects to Lakeland to face the Tigers on Thursday, and the young trio did not disappoint.Philadelphia's seventh-ranked prospectJoJo Romero yielded an unearned run and fanned four over three frames in the 3-1 split-squad victory. Romero lowered his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.13 in his third

Toolshed: Spring invitees to follow in NL

Cards' Knizner, Phils' Romero among NRIs worthy of attention
February 19, 2019

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Logan Allen. Nick Senzel and Taylor Trammell. Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia.There's never a shortage of Top 100 Prospects who receive invitations to Major League camp ahead of Spring Training, and this year's edition in Arizona and Florida is no different. There are also, however, plenty

EL notes: Romero harnessing his arsenal

Phillies prospect learning to execute six-pitch mix with Reading
May 30, 2018

Having too much of something, no matter how good it may be, can sometimes be a burden.JoJo Romero, a six-foot left-hander for the Reading Fightin' Phils, found out the hard way that having a massive arsenal can sometimes cause issues.

Hoskins, Kingery power Phillies' All-Stars

First, second baseman make post-rebuild future look bright
November 29, 2017

This offseason, MiLB.com is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.The Phillies feel about ready to pop. The club finished in

Threshers Spotlight: JoJo Romero

For the 20-year-old Lefty, Transition to the FSL was a Breeze
July 30, 2017

JoJo Romero made it look easy.The 20-year-old lefty took the hill for the first time in the Florida State League on July 2, a scorching Sunday afternoon in Clearwater.When he was through, Romero had mowed down 10 Tampa Yankees batters while allowing just an unearned run in his Clearwater Threshers

Threshers' Romero twirls seven one-hit innings

Phillies No. 18 prospect cruises in fifth scoreless start this season
July 29, 2017

After three strong months in the South Atlantic League earned him a promotion late last month, JoJo Romero has maintained his impressive pace through five starts with Class A Advanced Clearwater.The Phillies' No. 18 prospect hurled seven one-hit frames, walking two and striking out five, as the Threshers defeated Fort

Romero keeps rolling for Threshers

Phils No. 24 prospect hurls six one-hit frames, keeps ERA perfect
July 8, 2017

Like many pitchers, JoJo Romero is most comfortable when opposing hitters are uncomfortable. So far, he's made Florida State League hitters very uncomfortable.The Phillies' No. 24 prospect gave up one hit and struck out nine over six innings on Saturday as Class A Advanced Clearwater blanked Dunedin, 3-0, at Florida Auto

'Claws' Romero sets career high with 10 whiffs

Phillies No. 25 prospect registers eight scoreless innings
June 17, 2017

When JoJo Romero warmed up Friday night, he knew something was clicking by the way he delivered each pitch with precision. "It was probably the best I've felt the whole first half," the Phillies' No. 25 prospect said. "I had a good bullpen before I went out there to pitch. I

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 4

Pirates' Newman collects three doubles; Littell goes seven again
June 5, 2017

Pirates SS Kevin Newman, Double-A Altoona: 3-for-6, 3 2B, RBI, R -- The Pirates' No. 3 prospect may already be calling June his favorite month of the season. Newman ended May with a .225 average and .599 OPS through 42 games. In four games since, he's gone 8-for-19 (.421) to

Hillcats' McKenzie leads Pitchers of the Week

Indians No. 3 prospect racked up career-high 14 K's in six innings
May 15, 2017

Triston McKenzie didn't just make it look easy last week -- he actually admitted it was.The 19-year-old right-hander earned the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week award Monday after striking out a career-high 14 over six scoreless innings last Tuesday for Class A Advanced Lynchburg."During starts like this, the game

'Claws' Romero twirls eight one-hit innings

Phillies' No. 26 prospect strikes out eight in longest career start
May 10, 2017

After seeing teammate Nick Fanti hurl 8 2/3 innings in Class A Lakewood's no-hitter last week, JoJo Romero made a bid for his own milestone Wednesday night.Philadelphia's No. 26 prospect allowed one hit over eight innings to keep Greenville grounded in the BlueClaws' 3-0 victory at FirstEnergy Park. Romero notched

JoJo Romero to Start BlueClaws Opener on Thursday

Followed in rotation by Sixto Sanchez, Ranger Suarez, and Adonis Medina
April 5, 2017

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