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May 10, 2011
Playing at: Lakewood (A) Position: Rightfielder MLB service: None Height: 6-1. Weight: 195. Age: 22 Born: April 27, 1989, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. Draft stuff: Was a shortstop at Salisbury (Conn.) High School but moved to the outfield when he turned pro . . . Passed up a commitment to attend Vanderbilt after he was selected in first round, 24th overall, in 2008. Pluses/minuses from one scouting report: "Tools galore and perhaps as much upside as anyone in the draft class . . . He's a little raw, and hasn't faced stiff competition in the Northeast.
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April 22, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Time is running out for Anthony Hewitt to emerge as the player the Phillies hoped he would become when they made him the 24th overall pick in the 2008 draft. After this season, the 23-year-old Hewitt can become a minor-league free agent and sign elsewhere. Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, still believes Hewitt can have a future in Philadelphia. "He's still a prospect," Jordan said. "I hope we're adding him to the [big-league] roster next fall. That's what we want.
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May 23, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
READING - When you're a first-round pick in the NBA draft, you make the big club and you're expected to be an impact player. Be picked No. 4 in the NFL draft, and the comparisons to Hall of Famers are soon to follow. But when you're a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, first you have to pay your dues and then you have to make good on the club's expectations. It's not easy. It's like the sea turtle hatchling trying to make it to the water hoping to avoid being gobbled up by a bird, raccoon or some other predator.
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March 3, 2009 | By Andy Martino INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
During the most difficult days last summer, when Anthony Hewitt made another error at his new position or returned to the dugout after a strikeout, he would mutter to himself. "Don't be a punk," he would say. "Keep going. You want this, don't you?" Hewitt, 19, is learning just how much work, and how much commitment, is needed to succeed in professional baseball. Selected by the Phillies in the first round of last year's draft (24th overall) as a shortstop out of Connecticut's Salisbury High School and given a $1.38 million signing bonus, the Brooklyn-born infielder reported to the Phillies' Gulf Coast League affiliate in early July.
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June 2, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is always a story, and that is because scouts love stories. They were there for the moment The Next Great Thing was discovered. Like that time six years ago when Marti Wolever and Mike Ledna - two top amateur scouts for the Phillies - lingered at the Salisbury School's baseball field in Connecticut long after the other teams' scouts departed. Wolever asked Anthony Hewitt, a lanky 19-year-old high school shortstop, if he would mind holding an impromptu personal workout. A school official pulled the batting cage into place.
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April 26, 2011 | By the Inquirer Staff
BUFFALO - Dylan Owen struck out six in six shutout innings to lead the Buffalo Bisons past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 5-3, in the International League on Monday afternoon. Lehigh Valley's Nate Bump gave up all five Buffalo runs to take the loss. Lakewood 4, Charleston 3 CHARLESTON, S.C. - Aaron Altherr's infield single with two out in the bottom of the ninth allowed Anthony Hewitt to score from third and gave the BlueClaws the win over the River Dogs in the South Atlantic League.
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February 25, 2010 | By Matt Gelb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chase Utley will get his chance against Roy Halladay today. The Phillies will take live batting practice for the first time this spring, which means the hitters and pitchers square off against one another. It involves more than answering those "What if?" questions. For the hitters, facing a live arm can be beneficial this time of year, manager Charlie Manuel said. "In the wintertime, sometimes you get a guy inside or a machine. It's completely different. A pitcher is usually throwing better, and he'll be mixing in curveballs and change-ups and stuff.
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May 17, 2011 | The Inquirer Staff
ALLENTOWN - Josh Barfield went 3 for 4 with a homer and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs past the Norfolk Tides, 4-3, in the International League on Monday. Ryan Feierabend allowed two runs in five innings to get the win. Former Phillie David Herndon got his first save since being returned to the triple-A team earlier this month. Brandon Moss had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Lehigh Valley. Norfolk starter Rick VandenHurk struck out seven in five innings and allowed three earned runs, earning the loss.
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August 26, 2011
O BSERVATIONS, insinuations, ruminations and unvarnished opinions . . . John Kruk was a relatively little guy - 5-10, 170 - when he was drafted twice In the third round in 1981, first in the defunct January special phase by the Pirates, then in the defunct June secondary phase by the Padres. He signed with the Padres. Even when he was point-guard size - and, yes, Krukker was a slick point guard at Keyser HS in West Virginia. I used to know a guy who was a Kruk teammate and he said John was Division I material.
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September 4, 2010 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Savery is going to Clearwater after he completes his fourth minor-league season next week. Anthony Hewitt, on the other hand, is going to stare at clear water during a cruise through some Caribbean islands. Both of the Phillies' former No. 1 picks hope those destinations help serve as career-altering forks in the road. Savery, the 19th overall selection in the 2007 draft, is headed to the Florida Instructional League to be evaluated as a hitting prospect, a potential career change that is already off to an encouraging start at triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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July 4, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - You could see why they wanted him. Anthony Hewitt took batting practice Wednesday, and everything looked right. Hewitt is 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, his beefy upper body tapering to his feet like a giant V, and at each pitch he took an easy inside-out swing from the right side of home plate. Still, the ball rocketed off his bat: a line drive to the right-center-field gap, a deep fly ball to the warning track, so easy. As a senior in high school, Hewitt had put on an awe-inspiring batting-practice display that had helped persuade the Phillies to select him in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
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June 14, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Hewitt, selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 draft, was always viewed by the Phillies as a long-term project. He was a 19-year-old shortstop from a prep school in Connecticut, but the team's amateur scouts envisioned an athletic player who could one day harness his tools. But Hewitt never hit, and he was released Thursday from high-A Clearwater. The 25-year-old outfielder struck out in 33 percent of his career minor-league plate appearances. He never batted above .244 in a season.
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June 2, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is always a story, and that is because scouts love stories. They were there for the moment The Next Great Thing was discovered. Like that time six years ago when Marti Wolever and Mike Ledna - two top amateur scouts for the Phillies - lingered at the Salisbury School's baseball field in Connecticut long after the other teams' scouts departed. Wolever asked Anthony Hewitt, a lanky 19-year-old high school shortstop, if he would mind holding an impromptu personal workout. A school official pulled the batting cage into place.
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June 2, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
High risk, high reward. The Phillies are labeled as having that philosophy in the first-year player draft, and when things go bad it's a line of thinking that can make a scouting director and organization look awful. "If you hit, you can get an all-star-type player," a National League scout said. "Miss on them and it doesn't look good at all. I think Greg Golson is the poster child for missing. " If Golson, the Phillies' first-round pick in 2004, is the poster child, then double-A Reading outfielders Anthony Hewitt and Zach Collier are bordering on becoming the first cousins to the pain that is felt when first-round picks with tremendous athletic ability fail.
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May 23, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
READING - When you're a first-round pick in the NBA draft, you make the big club and you're expected to be an impact player. Be picked No. 4 in the NFL draft, and the comparisons to Hall of Famers are soon to follow. But when you're a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft, first you have to pay your dues and then you have to make good on the club's expectations. It's not easy. It's like the sea turtle hatchling trying to make it to the water hoping to avoid being gobbled up by a bird, raccoon or some other predator.
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April 22, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
Time is running out for Anthony Hewitt to emerge as the player the Phillies hoped he would become when they made him the 24th overall pick in the 2008 draft. After this season, the 23-year-old Hewitt can become a minor-league free agent and sign elsewhere. Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, still believes Hewitt can have a future in Philadelphia. "He's still a prospect," Jordan said. "I hope we're adding him to the [big-league] roster next fall. That's what we want.
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May 20, 2012 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Anthony Hewitt has that special quality scouts love to talk about. When his bat meets ball, it makes a different sound: a sweet, explosive crash made possible only through the combination of superior quickness and strength. The problem for Hewitt since the Phillies made him their first-round draft choice in 2008 is that his at-bats have ended far too often with the quiet swoosh of a swinging third strike or the loud pop of a catcher's mitt on a called third strike.
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November 25, 2011
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August 26, 2011
O BSERVATIONS, insinuations, ruminations and unvarnished opinions . . . John Kruk was a relatively little guy - 5-10, 170 - when he was drafted twice In the third round in 1981, first in the defunct January special phase by the Pirates, then in the defunct June secondary phase by the Padres. He signed with the Padres. Even when he was point-guard size - and, yes, Krukker was a slick point guard at Keyser HS in West Virginia. I used to know a guy who was a Kruk teammate and he said John was Division I material.
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May 29, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Phillies' 2008 draft has already been fruitful. Third-round selection Vance Worley is in the starting rotation while Joe Blanton recovers from an elbow injury, and 11th-round pick Michael Stutes is one of the most trusted members of manager Charlie Manuel's bullpen. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. used the team's two second-round selections - outfielder Anthony Gose and pitcher Jason Knapp - in trades that brought the Phillies Roy Oswalt from Houston last year and Cliff Lee from Cleveland the year before.
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