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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
DUNEDIN, Fla. __ The Phillies acquired Jesmuel Valentin in an afterthought trade three Augusts ago. He was a former first-round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers and has major-league bloodlines; his father, Jose, played for 16 seasons.
The Phillies have 43 players on their 40-man roster – two on the 60-day disabled list and one suspended – and all but three have appeared in the majors at some point in their careers. A new front office billed this season as a chance to evaluate the talent it inherited before making the next wave of decisions in the rebuilding process.
ATLANTA – When Pete Mackanin hears the names J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams, the Phillies manager likes to talk about Tommy Joseph, a young player who never reached the prospect hype that surrounds both Crawford and Williams. Mackanin uses Joseph as an example of how one or both of the top prospects could benefit from a promotion to the majors before Sept.
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Two months in the majors now could benefit Phillies prospects later
Phillies infield prospect Jesmuel Valentin was placed on Major League Baseball’s restricted list Monday after his arrest stemming from a domestic battery incident in Pinellas County, Fla.
Brandon Leibrandt takes the 35th prospect slot in our poll. He received 34 of 162 votes (21%). Willians Astudillo and Arquimedes Gamboa finished in a tie for second with 21 votes each. The current poll’s selections so far are listed below. J.P.
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PhuturePhillies Reader Top 30 (40) Poll for #36