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1 year 48 weeks ago

Phillies top 3B prospect Maikel Franco started slow with Low-A Lakewood, but has really picked it up  since July 1st.  Franco is currently hitting .252 with 11 HR  65 RBI .311 OBP .394 .705 OPS.  In July his numbers were .327 AVG 4 HR 22 RBI .389 OBP .496 SLG .884 OPS.  Franco's pre-All-Star(64 Games) numbers were .207 AVG 6 HR 27 RBI  .269 OBP .338 .607 OPS and his post-All-Star(43 Games) numbers are .311 AVG 5 HR 38 RBI .370 OBP .476 SLG .875 OPS.  It's good news for the Phillies that their 3B of the future is showing signs of life even if he is still years away at nearly 20 years old (he will be 20 on August 26).  Look for Franco to start 2013 with high-A Clearwater and with a fast start potentially finish 2013 with Double-A Reading.  Franco is currently the Phillies number 10 prospect according to John Sickels, and Baseball Prospectus(subscription required), andBaseball America(subscription required).  http://www.hardballmadness.com

 

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1 year 48 weeks ago
Phillies top 3B prospect Maikel Franco started slow with Low-A Lakewood, but has really picked it up  since July 1st.  Franco is currently hitting .252 with 11 HR  65 RBI .311 OBP .394 .705 OPS.  In July his numbers were .327 AVG 4 HR 22 RBI .389 OBP .496 SLG .884 OPS... Read more.
2 years 2 weeks ago
  By The Captain The Phillies 2012 hopes quickly fading away and now it’s time to think about the future.   In looking to the future means selling off some of their marketable talent.  This is obvious a horrible proposition for anyone in Philadelphia considering how used to the... Read more.
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By The Captain All season long the talk has been about the Phillies inability to score runs.  The dirty little secret is they are 4th in runs scored in the NL and 2nd in the month of May to the Cardinals.  Also for the season if you look at the NL East the Phillies are... Read more.
2 years 6 weeks ago
The Twitch ClubBy The Captain Back in the 80’s a few friends of mine and I affectionately started calling a portion of the Phillies pitching staff the twitch club. Wipe, that, “what in the world are you talking about,” look off your face I’ll explain it to you. The Twitch is that quick head snap... Read more.
2 years 9 weeks ago
The Offer The Phillies Must Make ASAPBy The Captain The time is now for the Phillies to aggressively make Cole Hamels an offer he can’t refuse. The Phillies have not had any recent contract discussions with Cole Hamel’s agent John Boggs according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney in his... Read more.
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