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July 16, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Twenty-five Flyers prospects, including new acquisition Tony Voce and 2003 first-round draft pick Jeff Carter, are scheduled to attend the team's nine-day minicamp beginning Monday and running through July 28 at the Sovereign Bank Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. On-ice practices are on Tuesday and Friday at 2:45 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and July 27 at 2:45 p.m. All are open to the public.
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May 22, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
The Flyers signed two prospects - forwards Derek Mathers and Andrew Johnston - to entry-level deals on Monday. Mathers, 18, was the Flyers' last draft pick in 2011, 206th overall in the sixth round. He collected an astounding 348 penalty minutes over the last two seasons, including 49 fighting majors, with Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-3 bruiser added two more fights in nine games with the AHL's Phantoms this spring on an amateur tryout contract once his OHL season was finished.
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July 15, 2012
The most popular lyrics at Citizens Bank Park so far this season have been Fleetwood Mac's: "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow . . . yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone. " "Don't Stop" is played after all home defeats, and there have been 27 of them already. Well aware of how distant the Phillies' yesteryears seem right now, here is a look into the future with an updated version of the top 25 minor-league prospects. We first performed this exercise before the start of the season.
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July 10, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
The Flyers expect 43 players to show up Monday for the start of the weeklong prospects camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. The camp, set to be held from Monday through Sunday, consists of six on-ice sessions - all open to the public - and the annual Trial on the Isle in Stone Harbor on Wednesday. The camp will feature many of the Flyers' young prospects, including several players selected in the NHL entry draft over the last three seasons. Many of the players spent all or part of last season with the American Hockey League's Adirondack Phantoms, while others played major junior or collegiate hockey.
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May 4, 2011
Sal Agostinelli, the Phillies' international scouting supervisor, remains bullish about the future for the top Latin prospects in the system. Here's what he and Chuck LaMar, assistant general manager, scouting and player development, had to say about many of them: SEBASTIAN VALLE Position: Catcher Age: 20 Height, weight: 6-1, 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right Born: Los Mochis, San Aloa, Mexico Currently: At Clearwater, Class...
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December 10, 2014 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
SAN DIEGO - A curiosity. That's the best way to categorize the Phillies' standing here at baseball's annual winter meetings. Like most offseasons, this one has its market-setters and its scrap-hunters and its retoolers. But the Phillies are a class unto themselves, which is why nobody seems to know what course they will end up charting. Never before has a team built like the Phillies attempted to deconstruct itself in one offseason. Oh, we've seen teams throw in the towel before, but never the way the Phillies are attempting to throw it, and certainly not in the environment in which it will need to be thrown.
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July 9, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although general manager Ron Hextall isn't enthralled by the idea, the Flyers could start the season with one of their heralded defensive prospects in the lineup. And if you flip the calendar to 2016-17 and 2017-18, it's not difficult to imagine their blue line infused with the five players who were among the prospects at the team's development camp on Tuesday. Ivan Provorov, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Robert Hagg: Together, they form the core of what may be the Flyers' future identity.
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September 25, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THERE WASN'T much more Travis Konecny could have done. So yesterday's announcement meant there was never really a shot. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall decided to send Konecny, Ivan Provorov and Travis Sanheim - the team's last three first-round draft picks - back to their respective Canadian junior teams, as the team continued to trim the training camp roster, which once numbered 62. Provorov (seventh), a defenseman, and Konecny (24th), a forward, were selected in this year's draft, while Sanheim, a defenseman, was selected 17th in 2014.
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July 19, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Phillies begin the first day of the rest of their two-week lives on Friday when they open a three-city road trip that could ultimately determine whether Ruben Amaro Jr. will try to strip down or beef up the team. Either way, there's no guarantee the Phils will be able to navigate the path they choose. If they opt to package prospects and superfluous players in order to bolster the sagging bullpen and perhaps add a bat, that would require finding another team to provide those helpful pieces and accept the swap Amaro proposes.
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August 3, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The trade deadline, Matt Klentak said, was never an inflection point in his mind. By being inactive Monday, the Phillies general manager does not view the promotions of some of his top prospects as delayed. It will simply require other roster maneuvers. "We will promote young players to the big leagues when those young players are ready to be promoted to the big leagues," Klentak said. "And if we need to create room for them, we will do so. We don't want players to come up to the big leagues only having to be sent back - that we didn't have to rush them.
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July 31, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
ATLANTA - When Pete Mackanin hears the names J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams, the Phillies manager likes to talk about Tommy Joseph, a young player who never reached the prospect hype that surrounds both Crawford and Williams. Mackanin uses Joseph as an example of how one or both of the top prospects could benefit from a promotion to the majors before Sept. 1, when rosters expand. Joseph, during his first month in the majors, jumped to a .981 OPS with seven homers in 22 games. But there was more season to play, and pitchers applied a different strategy against Joseph.
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July 14, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
STONE HARBOR, N.J. - Ivan Provorov lifted himself out of the water and several young fans holding a blank poster board larger than their bodies got in his way. They asked him for an autograph as he moved to the next stage of the challenge course. Another fan asked for a photo and another asked him to sign a shirt. As the young defenseman began walking away, an adult whispered to a child, "He's going to be really good. " Provorov, the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, and more than 30 other Flyers prospects greeted fans throughout the day Tuesday as part of the team's Trial on the Isle event.
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July 11, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Towering Sam Morin has had a tough offseason. First, he underwent hip and abdominal surgery, and then he battled strep throat, forcing him to miss the first two days of the Flyers' development camp. But the 6-foot-7, 227-pound defenseman was on the ice for drills Saturday during Day 3 of camp in Voorhees. "It was my first time out there in two months since my surgery," said Morin, a first-round draft pick in 2013, "so I was feeling a little tired in the beginning, but I was pretty happy to finish the practice.
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July 9, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
ALLENTOWN - Jake Thompson needed to make some adjustments. Over the last month he has been on top of his game, but after a dreadful start on May 31, he was frustrated. And Lehigh Valley pitching coach David Lundquist let him know as they reviewed the film. "Lundy knew I wasn't quite myself," Thompson said. Thompson's mechanics were off, so he and Lundquist began making tweaks. Then the turnaround began. Five weeks later, Thompson is one of the hottest pitchers in minor-league baseball.
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June 27, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by MLB.com, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from June 17 to 23.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) Crawford continues to find a feel for triple A as he entered Friday with a hit in five of his last six games. He is batting .300 in his last 50 at-bats and is cutting down on his strikeouts.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   27   8   .296   0   0   0   1   3   1   1    Season   258   62   .240   12   0   3   45   44   20   9    Jake Thompson RHP, Lehigh Valley (AAA)
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June 23, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Shortly after Ben Simmons wrapped up a secret workout with the 76ers Tuesday morning, team president Bryan Colangelo made it clear his team was also looking to move up in the NBA draft, preferably into the top eight. The Sixers are already expected to select Simmons, a point forward out of Louisiana State, with the No. 1 overall pick. But this was the first time that Colangelo was specific about his desired destination for moving up to pick another player. "We are not going to make a bad deal in terms of overpaying for something in that range," Colangelo said.
REAL_ESTATE
June 12, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. When you step off SEPTA's Route 102 trolley at Andrews and Woodlawn Avenues in Collingdale, a couple thoughts immediately cross your mind. The first, of course, is that you should have gotten off at MacDade Boulevard, because it's hot and you're hungry and someone told you there's a great pizza place nearby that you should try. The second, a real estate-related thought, is that Collingdale might be one of those places with prices that accommodate first-time buyers.
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