The Phillies acquire an impact bat in Ortiz

Jhailyn Ortiz Hometown: Constanza, Dominican Republic Position: OF Age: 16 DOB: 11/18/1998 Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’2″ Weight: 260 lb. Scouting grades:Hit: 50 | Power: 65 | Run: 35 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 Jhailyn Ortiz Jhailyn developed his skills with Baltazar Mesa in Santo Domingo, Baltazar is the brother of former Major Leaguer Jose Mesa. Ortiz has the most raw power in the entire class, the type of power scouts have not seen from a player his age in years. The teenager puts on a show during batting practice and more importantly, he has shown the ability to hit for power in games. His home runs are legendary, and his line drives into the gaps are just as impressive.… Read More

DPL Alumni Manuel Margot, center of attention

With the Red Sox starters’ ERA sitting at 6.03, the time may be getting closer for the team to make a move and acquire a solid starter. And with Cole Hamels checking in with a 0.69 ERA over the last seven days, it may be a perfect time for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. to move his prized left-hander. According to a report in the Philadelphia Daily News, former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, now in the team’s front office, is heading to Salem, Virginia this week to scout the Red Sox High-A affiliate in the Carolina league where 20-year-old five-tool outfielder Manuel Margot has been crushing the ball this season. Margot is currently batting .323/.361/.523, going 21-for-65 in 17 games this season.… Read More

Phillies´ Deivi Grullon named #6 Prospect by Baseball Prospectus

By Jason Parks / Baseball Prospectus Deivi Grullon Position: C DOB: 02/17/1996 Height/Weight: 6’1” 180 lbs Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted/Acquired: International free agent, 2012, Dominican Republic Previous Ranking: NR 2013 Stats: .273/.333/.364 at complex level GCL (41 games) The Tools: 8 arm; 6+ potential glove; 5+ potential hit Deivi Grullon What Happened in 2013: In his professional debut, the six-figure international signee showed off one of the strongest arms in the minors, a true 8 weapon behind the plate, which pushes him up prospect lists despite an offensive profile that lacks big projection. Strengths: Good size; strength projection; good athlete at the position; arm strength is elite; quick release and accurate; shows good footwork behind the plate and projectable glove; could end up a well above-average backstop; hit tool projects to average; shows some bat speed and ability to drive the ball.… Read More

Phillies Prospect Maikel Franco’s breakout season

Phillies’ Franco maturing with age After Breakout Prospect MiLBY, infielder won’t ambush teams By Ashley Marshall /                             10/30/2013 10:00 AM ET MiLBYs are the end-of-season awards that honor the best players, teams and performances of the Minor League season. For three weeks, fans chose their favorites in 13 categories, and now we’re announcing the Fans’ Choice winners as well as staff picks for the major awards. To the outsider looking in, Maikel Franco’s breakout season came out of nowhere. After all, the element of surprise is implicit in the term “breakout,” right? For those within the Phillies organization, however, it was only a matter of time before the hard-swinging third baseman from the Dominican Republic broke onto the scene.… Read More