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12-16

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Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes
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Jeff Long

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade
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R.J. Anderson

12-08

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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BP Unfiltered: The First Thing I Will Look For When MVP Results Are Announced Today
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Sam Miller

11-13

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Before They Were Prospects
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-03

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2015 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

09-02

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The Call-Up: Maikel Franco
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

08-07

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Amaro's Phillies
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Mitch Goldich

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier
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R.J. Anderson

06-12

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Series Notes
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Jason Parks

03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

03-10

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Notes from the Field: Spring Notes
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

02-21

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The Phillies, Ben Wetzler, and the NCAA
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Nick J. Faleris

02-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 388: 2014 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-14

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Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Gianella

02-14

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Phillies Sign Burnett, Pirates Learn Lesson
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Ben Lindbergh and Mauricio Rubio

02-12

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Rumor Roundup: Failures to Communicate
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Daniel Rathman

02-10

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Minor League Update: Caribbean Series Final
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Jeff Moore

01-31

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BP Announcements: Phillies Seek Baseball Operations Interns
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Joe Hamrahi

01-23

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Transaction Analysis: Dude (Looks Like a Grady)
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R.J. Anderson, Mauricio Rubio and Steffan Segui

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Kratz All, Folks
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R.J. Anderson

11-19

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Transaction Analysis: Hudson's Bay
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella

11-14

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One Move: National League East
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Craig Goldstein

11-13

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Transaction Analysis: Byrd Lands
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R.J. Anderson

09-06

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BP Unfiltered: Darin Ruf on Surpassing Expectations So Far
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Ben Lindbergh

08-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 271: Disciplining Puig/Trade Deadline Do-Overs/Mistaken Sabermetric Assumptions
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: Bye Charlie
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R.J. Anderson

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Extending Utley (and Ryan Raburn)
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Sam Miller and Ben Lindbergh

08-09

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Transaction Analysis: Rios in Texas
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R.J. Anderson and Jason Cole

08-01

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Skewed Left: The Last Time the Phillies Considered Selling
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Zachary Levine

07-02

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BP Unfiltered: Carlos Ruiz and Oh For Shame
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Sam Miller

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Philadelphia Phillies
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Jason Martinez

03-01

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Philadelphia Phillies
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Mike Ferrin

02-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 144: 2013 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

02-14

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Prospect Profile: Domonic Brown
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Hudson Belinsky

01-22

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

01-11

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

07-26

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BP Unfiltered: The Best Trade Rumor Yet
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Ben Lindbergh

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: Hamels Extends Stay in Philly UPDATED
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Daniel Rathman and R.J. Anderson

05-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: The Phallin' Phillies
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Jay Jaffe

05-04

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Worse Than Pujols, NL Edition
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Jay Jaffe

05-03

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, May 3
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Corey Dawkins

05-01

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Collateral Damage Daily: Tuesday, May 1
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Corey Dawkins

04-24

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Manager Narrative
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Dash Treyhorn

04-23

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Bartolo Colon and the Comeback Kids
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Jay Jaffe

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 19
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Daniel Rathman

04-11

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The Lineup Card: 10 Players Who Should Receive Extensions
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December 16, 2014 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: Curveballs and Changes

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Jeff Long

Exploring the league's curveballs, we find two excellent breakers that changed dramatically last year--though in surprising ways.

Curveballs fascinate me. They must fascinate other people too, because NASA has a (slightly outdated) webpage dedicated to explaining the physics of the phenomenon. Sure, other pitches can be really entertaining. Aroldis Chapman unfurling a 100+ mph fastball is awesome, no doubt. Seeing hitters flail at Masahiro Tanaka’s splitter is entertaining, to say the least. Seeing despair on the faces of opponents after Felix Hernandez throws a changeup is always going to be fun. But there’s something deeply fascinating about a pitch that appears to do things our brains are pretty certain aren’t possible.

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December 11, 2014 12:43 am

Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade

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R.J. Anderson

This happened, too.

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December 8, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

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Mike Gianella

The team is heading downhill, but there's still a handful of fantasy assets to keep in mind.

“The darkest hour is just before the dawn.” – Thomas Fuller (attributed)

After a 2014 season during which it sometimes seemed like the Phillies were floundering without any kind of cohesive plan, interim CEO Pat Gillick laid out a blueprint for contention in 2017, at the earliest. While ownership transparency is refreshing if you are a fan, a full tear down is challenging from a fantasy perspective, particularly at the early stages. The Phillies haven’t shipped anyone out of town yet, and it is impossible to predict when this will happen. Even if the current roster composition holds, the fantasy landscape looks thin. Only eight Phillies were worth owning in standard mixed leagues last year. Even in NL-only formats, the picture wasn’t particularly rosy. There are some opportunities to be had, but most of them come in the form of undervalued veterans, not rookies with upside and the ability to burst on the scene as potential game changers.

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November 21, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor

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Daniel Rathman

Plus: The Phillies might have moved on from a Cuban slugger, and the Nationals have multiple starters they could trade.

Phillies no longer covet Yasmany Tomas?
Along with news from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that the Cuban slugger might head to San Diego for next month’s Winter Meetings comes this nugget from MLB.com’s Paul Hagen: the Phillies, once perceived as the favorites to land Tomas, may be cooling on the idea.


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Will Chase Utley finally top his inferior teammate?

This will be the first time since Ryan Howard's partial rookie season that Chase Utley finishes ahead of him in MVP voting

Sam Miller (@SamMillerBP) May 24, 2014

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November 13, 2014 6:00 am

Before They Were Prospects

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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

A look back at some of the top prospects in the NL East, including J.P. Crawford, Steven Matz, and Michael Taylor.

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their own series.

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November 11, 2014 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL East are broken down

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A pair of recent first-rounders heads an overall thin system.

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September 2, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Maikel Franco

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Phillies call up the slugging corner infielder, who has recovered from a terrible start to his season.

The Situation: Despite the shine of a Labor Day no-hitter, the Phillies season has quickly slipped away, so as a result it is time to see what the kids can do. Ranked as the Phillies top prospect entering the season, Franco has overcome a miserable start to the season and is now hitting .257 with 16 home runs and 32 doubles.

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August 7, 2014 6:00 am

Amaro's Phillies

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Mitch Goldich

There are many reasons the Phillies have gone from perennial contender to their current aimless stretch, but one in particular helps explain all.

Ruben Amaro Jr. absorbed a fresh round of finger wagging last week, when the embattled general manager of the once-proud Phillies was inexplicably unable (or unwilling) to make a single trade at the deadline.

Deadline day then went from bad to worse when Cliff Lee (seen as a prime trade candidate) left that night’s start with a reinjured elbow, never to return this year.

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July 15, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier

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R.J. Anderson

The Phillies install Grady Sizemore atop their lineup, the Cardinals finally have to fix the backup catcher spot, and Jeff Francis heads to the Yankees.

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June 12, 2014 6:00 am

Series Notes

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Jason Parks

Looks at Jesse Biddle, Kyle Crick, Angel Villalona and many others.

Reading (Phillies)

Extra Explanation: Jesse Biddle (Phillies): It’s been a while since I’ve seen Biddle look the part of a frontline arm, and it’s likely he has already peaked as a prospect, at least as far as status is concerned. The body is good, and I actually like the delivery even though his command is well below average; at times, he’s almost too smooth and easy, with his struggles coming with his finish, as he doesn’t get over his frontside and can’t work low in the zone. The fastball is pedestrian, working mostly in the 90 mph range, and the curveball is too long and soft, and without a setup fastball that will force bats to move, upper levels hitters can keep their weight back and track the offering. It’s not a major-league out pitch on any level, and I’m not sold it will play as anything more than a steal-a-strike offering in the majors. The changeup wasn’t a featured player in this start, but I feel it to be the most promising of his secondary arsenal and a future average pitch.

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