Matt Rizzotti

(Cody Overbeck.  File photo by Ralph Trout, provided)

Reading Phillies: Overbeck a Power Option at Double-A

The 24-year-old slugger out of the University of Mississippi was a ninth-round selection of the Phillies in the 2008 draft, and he has steadily moved up the minor league ladder.


(Mark Parent, manager of the Reading Phillies.  Photo by Ralph Trout, provided)

R-Phillies’ Manager Sees Lots Of Up-and-Coming Farm Talent

KYW’s Matt Leon traveled out to Reading recently and sat down with the R-Phils’ manager, Mark Parent, to talk about the progress of some of the names that Phillies fans have heard a lot about.


Matt Rizzotti is a nightmare for opposing pitchers at AA Reading (credit: Ralph Trout/Reading Phillies)

Phillies Prospect Matt Rizzotti Turning Heads at Double-A Reading

An imposing figure at 6’5″, Rizzotti is hitting a lusty .351 this season with 8 home runs and 30 RBI.


Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies

Lee Strong In Phillies Win Over Rays

Cliff Lee threw four shutout innings, Ryan Howard hit his second home run of the spring and a split squad of Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Sunday.