The Future is Unwritten: Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph sat near the top of every publication’s Phillies prospect rankings about nine months ago. He was the chief return in the Hunter Pence trade and was beginning Triple-A at the tender age of 21. While not an explosive, exciting prospect, Joseph had an interesting blend of tools and warts that made him intriguing and potentially useful as a big leaguer. Then everything went straight to hell. Continue reading…

2013 Phillies Report Card: Cesar Jimenez

Cesar Jimenez got the big leagues back in 2006 when he was just 21 years old. Since then, he’s pitched a grand total of 65.1 innings while wearing four different uniform numbers. That’s just over 16 innings per uniform number. Injuries and underwhelming stuff have ticketed Jimenez as “Organizational Depth,” the title bestowed upon those who are forced to toil away in baseball purgatory, on buses from Lehigh to Louisville and back. Jimenez turns 29 years old in a little over a month and, at an ample 5’11” and 220lbs, he’s not doing the good kind of growing anymore. So we have what we have. Continue reading…