Minor League Baseball
There’s no expiration date, so the winner won’t be forced to drop dead anytime soon.
He is not a household name, but Valentino Pascucci can mash a baseball with the best of them.
Ryan Kulik was one of the top pitching prospects to ever emerge out of Cherokee High School and Rowan University. In 2008, the left-hander was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 8th round of the MLB Draft. However, the next year the wheels would come off the wagon.
A minor league baseball team is giving away bobbleheads of Manti Te’o’s fictional girlfriend.
Chris reviews yesterday’s Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. He also talks to Victor Fiorillo from the Philly Post, and Social Conservative Phyllis Schlafly about her new book, No Higher Power.
Telford, Pa. native Erik Kratz on Friday got the call to serve as the Phillies’ third catcher for the remainder of the regular season.
Finally, last week, Michael Schwimer made his Major League debut in Washington, pitching three effective innings.
Delaware County, Pa. native TJ Chism has become virtually unhittable, fashioning a 0.70 ERA while splitting time between rookie ball and Single-A in 2010, and a 1.12 ERA this season with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones.
The Phillies have placed third baseman Placido Polanco on the disabled list. To take his place on the roster, righthanded reliever Michael Schwimer is expected to be recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley.
At the age of 29, Spidale’s days as a prospect are probably numbered.
But he is one heck of a baseball player.
As the trade deadline approaches, every rumor involves the Phillies trading one or more prospects. Who is tradeable? Who is untouchable?
Freddy Galvis was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2006 at the age of 16, and his offensive skills seem to be catching up with his good glovework.
The Phillies have activated reliever Brad Lidge off the 15-day disabled list and have designated Danys Baez for assignment.
The Phillie Phanatic is recovering after he took a foul ball to his neck and had to go to the hospital last night.
Erik Kratz has logged more than 2,200 at-bats in minor league baseball since 2002, plus a brief time with the Pittsburgh Pirates.