Archive for the ‘Maikel Franco’ Category
One of the Phillies’ biggest problems last season was an inconsistent bullpen. They took a huge step in addressing that need on Nov. 4 when they acquired right-hander Pat Neshak for cash considerations or a player to be named later
via GIPHY Leftfield was an abyss for the Phillies in 2016. The cast of miscreants who played the position provided Philadelphia with a putrid .212/.284/.332 batting line.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – All the inhabitants of the Phillies clubhouse will feel the pain of Maikel Franco’s error when they each have to pay manager Pete Mackanin a whopping $1 on Sunday morning.
Pete Mackanin fines Phillies after Franco’s error
Cesar Hernandez can impress and confound you in a manner of minutes. The 28-year-old can put a brutal 0-2 pitch in play, race up the first base line and earn an infield hit. Then, on the first pitch to the next batter, he’ll get picked off first base
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The Focal Point: The 2017 Player Preview of Cesar Hernandez
Let’s talk about the Hunter Pence trades. A little more than two years ago, Phillies fans continued to lament the move that brought Pence to the Phillies. They saw burgeoning stars in Houston, where Jon Singleton had already signed a $10-million deal, Jarred Cosart was in the process of winning 13 games, Domingo Santana was tearing up the minors and Josh Zeid was pitching in the big leagues.
via GIPHY Aaron Nola could be a future ace. Through his first 25 starts, he looked the part. The young right-hander had tossed 155 frames of 3.12 ERA, with 153 strikeouts against 18 home runs and 34 walks
Your browser does not support iframes. If Vincent Velasquez ever puts it together, he’s going to be a force in the National League East. The young gun showed a ton of promise early in 2016, rolling out to an 8-2 mark and a 3.15 ERA by the end of his 16th start with 98 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched.
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The Live Arm: 2017 Player Preview for Vincent Velasquez
Jerad Eickhoff doesn’t have an arm you dream on. He has an arm you rely on. A former 15th round draft pick who was acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, Eickhoff wasn’t expected to be the ace of the staff.
Young Reliable: 2017 Player Preview for Jerad Eickhoff