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  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    The Fixer said:
    pjhawks said:
    as horrid as some of the Phillies teams have been in my lifetime it's kind of hard to believe that this one is having a month bad or worse than almost every other Phils team during that span.  just ugly.  Franco and Herrera are killing this team offensively.  And man this team gives up a lot of home runs.

    The Fixer said:
    The Fixer said:
    Best thing I did was buy the At-Bat app for a measly $20 - now I can listen to the games at work, or anywhere really. In related news, Juggs, that sounds like jinx talk right there, ya mush.
    I thought so too.....also thought I jinxed them on Sunday with the broom comment. Fun team to watch again. Hope it lasts longer than it did last year
    not a fun team at all. I think they still lose 90 games. only long term pieces are neris and nola (valezquez if they move him to pen). so two bp pieces and no position players. farm system also sucks. fans excited about sweeping marlins and braves are same ones who were excited when eagles beat browns and bears to open their season. philly fans are so dumb
    here it is.  some people are better off not talking baseball

    'fun team to watch'.  were you at an iron pigs game?
    to those of us that know what we're talking about this isn't hard to believe.  
    regardless of sport (but especially baseball) feel free to run stuff by me...I will tell you what's going to happen.  I'm here to help improve philly sport fan knowledge (easiest job ever)
    If your scoring at home, thats 2 replies to his own post.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    edited June 13

    Phillies Take Virginia CF Adam Haseley with the 8th Pick

    Mickey Moniak, Cornelius Randolph, Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford, Shane Watson, Mitch Gueller, Larry Greene Jr., Jesse Biddle, Anthony Hewitt, Zach Collier, Joe Savery, Travis d’Arnaud, Kyle Drabek, Adrian Cardenas, Greg Golson, Cole Hamels, Gavin Floyd. The thing those 17 names have in common is that they were taken in the first round of the draft by the Phillies in the 17 years between when the Phillies selected a hitter out of college (the last was Chase Utley out of UCLA in 2000). In that time period the Phillies have been one of the worst drafting teams in the majors. There are some hits, but a lot of guys who couldn’t hit. In Adam Haseley the Phillies have the guy we always wanted them to take. He combines high level hitting ability in one of the best conferences in college as well as the scouting reports to back it up.

    On the scouting side here is what the internet had to say about him.

    Haseley has a winner’s pedigree, having helped Orlando’s First Academy to a 2014 NHSI title, then keying Virginia’s 2015 College World Series championship with a five-inning start in the CWS Finals. Haseley was considered a bit more of a prospect on the mound out of high school but prefers hitting and has hit his way into the first round as a junior, breaking out with more power than he’s ever shown before. Scouts still peg him as an average power hitter and knock his rotational swing, but his performance has demonstrated improved feel for hitting and an ability to make his average power play. He ranked among the national leaders in slugging, batting, hits and total bases in early May. An above-average hitter, Haseley has shown the ability to hit the ball out to all fields, controls the strike zone and has an advanced approach. He hits plenty of line drives but also has learned to loft the ball, producing more home runs. He’s also an above-average runner underway who grades out as an average defender in center field. Haseley could stick there as a pro but may slide to a corner, where his average, accurate arm could tick up as he gives up pitching. He’s an upper-80s lefthander and tremendous competitor on the mound who is ready to stop pulling double-duty and focus on hitting. Physically and in his overall game, Haseley fits a similar profile as former Expos outfielder Brad Wilkerson.Baseball America


    Haseley is an above average runner with great instincts in center field and he profiles as an above average defender there despite lacking true high end speed. Scouts consider him likely to hit as Haseley has terrific breaking ball recognition, tracks pitches well and has a quick, whippy bat. He’s hitting for an unexpected amount of wrist-driven power this season but scouts are skeptical about its pro ball sustainability.Fangraphs


    Haseley has improved his stock by leaps and bounds with his performance at the plate this year, and he profiles as a true center fielder in pro ball.ESPN


    The Phillies got solid value too with Haseley coming in at 8, 8, and 6 on those respective boards. As for the hitting track record, Haseley had a breakout year in the ACC hitting .390/.491/.659 with 14 HRs, 44 BB, and 21 K in 58 games as a junior. Haseley was a two way player who pitched 65.1 innings this year. If anything, scouts expect him to get better as he no longer has to focus on pitching (by all accounts Haseley dislike pitching). He isn’t a star level player, but he should be a good center fielder (or right fielder if he has to move because of one of the Phillies other outfielders) and he should move fairly quickly. I think Haseley is one of the safer players at the top of the draft and if there is any more upside the Phillies could have gotten themselves a steal.

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    season officially over yet?  :lol:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • ehbaconehbacon Posts: 1,720
    season officially over yet?  :lol:
    been over since early may
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    ehbacon said:
    season officially over yet?  :lol:
    been over since early may
    that's why I put officially in there.  was originally just gonna say is the season over yet.  And of course they lost today.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 10,376
    That was bad. Bad, bad. Like, real bad.
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    anyone here ever head up to MusikFest in Allentown?  Heard a lot of good things about and thinking about heading up to check it out this year. It runs 1st-2nd week of August with a ton of free and ticketed shows.  Just curious if anyone here has been there before.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    kinda curious as to what the Phillies extra innings record is.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    kinda curious as to what the Phillies extra innings record is.
    I would say not too good.
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    kinda curious as to what the Phillies extra innings record is.
    I would say not too good.
    yeah i kinda figured that. 

    Just seemed like in the past few weeks they played a ton of extra inning games and lost all of them.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    kinda curious as to what the Phillies extra innings record is.
    I would say not too good.
    yeah i kinda figured that. 

    Just seemed like in the past few weeks they played a ton of extra inning games and lost all of them.
    actually better than I thought it was, 4-8 :lol:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,918
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Iron Pigs or the Philadelphia Pigs?
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    JK_Livin said:
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Iron Pigs or the Philadelphia Pigs?
    Phils go to New York after Seattle.  Not home until Monday.

    Be interesting to see when Kingery gets called up if he plays well at LV.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    JK_Livin said:
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Iron Pigs or the Philadelphia Pigs?

    Pigs. Looking forward to seeing the young bucks
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    i'm not sure it's even possible not to be a little dirty in Philly politics although Williams seemed dirtier than most. 
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 9,550
    In fairness, it was probably a difficult thing to try and refuse Mohammad Ali.
    ;)

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  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 5,918
    Nick Williams up to the bigs
    Alright, alright, alright!
    Tom O.
    "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
    -The Writer
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Came away impressed with Kingery, Hoskins and Crawford...
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    Nola looked great again last night

    Galvis with a homer right after the birth of his daughter :smile:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Came away impressed with Kingery, Hoskins and Crawford...
    that .203 batting average for Crawford impresses you?

    Herrera and Franco are two of the most frustrating players to watch. Many they swing at everything and when they are bad they are really bad.  That Hererra contract is looking like it might end up being really bad.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    pjhawks said:
    Kingery with 2 hrs in his Iron Pigs debut. Going to the game on Saturday
    Came away impressed with Kingery, Hoskins and Crawford...
    that .203 batting average for Crawford impresses you?

    Well....I didn't say that, did I?


    In the one and a half games I saw (double header), I saw him leg out a triple and a double. He also worked the count well and played good defense.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    edited July 5

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,152
    went to the game tonight.  It's probably been about 5 years or so since the last time i saw them live.  Few observations.

    Phillies still put on one hell of a fireworks display.  Phanatic is still the best mascot around.  That was one of the worst displays of best running i've seen in a game.  Phills baserunners got thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double three times tonight and two of those times were back to back!  Hellickson pitched ok.  McCutchin kills the Phills.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    edited July 8
    Phils have 7 prospects in BA Top 100, tied with Yankees for 2nd most:

    Mickey Moniak (No. 46)
    Sixto Sanchez (47)
    Scott Kingery (52)
    Rhys Hoskins (69)
    Jorge Alfaro (81)
    JP Crawford (92)
    Adam Haseley (98)

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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    how dumb is it for a team that is 28 games under .500 at the All-Star break to say the two guys playing the best at AAA paths are blocked to the major leagues? 
  • The JugglerThe Juggler To your left.Posts: 27,882
    edited July 10
    pjhawks said:
    how dumb is it for a team that is 28 games under .500 at the All-Star break to say the two guys playing the best at AAA paths are blocked to the major leagues? 
    The guy blocking Hoskins is on pace for 30 homers. Don't you think it makes sense to showcase him a little more in hopes of drawing interest from a trade partner as opposed to just sitting him? Had Joseph continued his poor play from May, I think Hoskins would've been up 3 or 4 weeks ago. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    pjhawks said:
    how dumb is it for a team that is 28 games under .500 at the All-Star break to say the two guys playing the best at AAA paths are blocked to the major leagues? 
    The guy blocking Hoskins is on pace for 30 homers. Don't you think it makes sense to showcase him a little more in hopes of drawing interest from a trade partner as opposed to just sitting him? Had Joseph continued his poor play from May, I think Hoskins would've been up 3 or 4 weeks ago. 
    why would you trade Joseph if you don't know for sure Hoskins can play at this level? you have to find out if Hoskins can play here before trading Joseph in my opinion.  And why has Tommy Joseph earned the right to play every day?  Bring Hoskins up and play him 3 or 4 times a week and let those two share the time until you are sure which one is better.  
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