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Catching Up With: Mick Abel

The Rapid Rise to Stardom of Phillies #2 Prospect Mick Abel
March 30, 2023

The Phillies have recently been associated with strong hitting, the power of Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper, the five-tool guys like JT Realmuto and now Trea Turner. However, if you take a close look at their minor league system, that narrative may soon change. All three of their top three

Camp Recap, March 24th: Viars’ Late Grand Slam Seals Victory

March 24, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jordan Viars hit a towering grand slam in the eighth inning to help the Phillies minor leaguers take down the Yankees 7-2 at the Carpenter Complex on Friday afternoon. Philadelphia’s minor league camp faces the Blue Jays on Saturday morning. Pitching was strong at the start for

The Road to The Show™: Phillies righty Abel

No. 54 overall prospect holding up his end of winning combo
November 29, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked Phillies prospect Mick Abel. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Coming into the season, Mick Abel seemed to be

Painter, veteran bats bring the noise for Phillies

Young ace headlines All-Stars list alongside experienced sluggers
November 21, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Philadelphia Phillies.

'Dream come true': Brito returns to Rochester

Phillies Minor Leaguer reunites with life-saving medical staff
September 16, 2022

Four hundred and eleven days later, Daniel Brito walked out onto the field where he collapsed with a brain hemorrhage. He gripped a baseball in his right hand. He was smiling. On July 31, 2021 Brito started at second base for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on the road at Frontier Field

Phillies' Harper goes Mutts in Lehigh Valley

Rehabbing MVP shines as IronPigs host dog adoption event
August 25, 2022

Tuesday was already set up to be a special night at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. The hometown Lehigh Valley IronPigs transformed into the IronMutts and partnered with a dozen local rescue organizations in an effort to encourage adoptions of non-purebred dogs. Bryce Harper’s involvement was icing on the cake.

Phillies' Harper provides the heroics

Rehabbing Harper hits a walk-off two-run double in the bottom of the 9th
August 24, 2022

(Allentown, PA) – Bryce Harper hit a walk-off two-run double against Michael Tonkin (5-2) in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (66-53) a 6-5 win over the Gwinnett Stripers (58-61). The IronPigs rallied from four runs down to win the game. Donny Sands started

Painter draws up six zeros in Double-A debut

Pitching at third level in '22, top Phillies prospect whiffs eight
August 21, 2022

It might be reasonable to question how a 19-year-old pitcher, of any pedigree, would fare at the Double-A level, but Andrew Painter is cut from a different cloth. Though instead of wiping away watercolors, this one is mopping up opposing batters. Painter, the Phillies’ top-ranked prospect and No. 25 in

Minor League coaches pitching in at Futures Game

Tuiasosopo, Ramos on NL staff for upcoming prospect showcase
July 15, 2022

There are some mysteries that are better left unsolved. Last month, Cesár Ramos had a typical call with Phillies farm director Preston Mattingly about an atypical topic. Mattingly’s chat with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley pitching coach wasn’t to check in on a member of the IronPigs’ pitching staff, but gauge

Prospect Q&A: Phillies catcher O’Hoppe

Club’s No. 5 prospect discusses strong AFL, work with pitchers
April 7, 2022

Last season, Logan O’Hoppe learned that it’s never too late to make a name for yourself. O’Hoppe was the recipient of the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award for his work with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League. The backstop was constantly praised by pitchers and coaches alike for the way he

Scouting report: Phillies righty Painter

2021 first-rounder may help form one of Minors’ best pitching duos
March 8, 2022's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at third-ranked Phillies prospect Andrew Painter. The Phillies’ farm system isn’t looked upon as favorably as others, but a strong first full season

Stott, O'Hoppe swiftly ascend Phillies' system

No. 2 prospect, rising catcher reach Triple-A in full-season debuts
December 20, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Over the past couple seasons, the Phillies have gotten closer to playoff contention,