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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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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 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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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 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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September 24, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
With an estimated 150 NHL scouts watching at the Wells Fargo Center, the best United States players available for the 2017 draft showcased their talents Thursday night in the fifth annual All-American Prospects game. Most of the players have made college commitments. All are hoping to get drafted in June. Brannon McManus, who has committed to the University of Minnesota, had a goal and two assists to lead Team LeClair to a 6-4 win over Team Howe. Forty-two players competed, including area standouts Cayden Primeau - whose father, Keith, once starred for the Flyers before concussions ended his career - Evan Barratt, and Josh Maniscalco.
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September 22, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Future NHL players will be showcased Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center at the fifth annual All-American Prospects game. The matchup will feature 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL draft. Morrisville's Evan Barratt, Perkiomenville's Josh Maniscalco and Voorhees' Cayden Primeau are among the participants. Primeau's father, Keith, is a former Flyer. Cayden Primeau, who has committed to Northeastern University in 2017, is considered one of the area's premier goalie prospects.
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September 14, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
A manager, two coaches, and a veteran catcher gathered near home plate about four hours before Monday's game to watch Jorge Alfaro. The 23-year-old catching prospect fired again and again to second base in a pregame drill, showing an arm that is regarded as one of the best in the minors. On Tuesday, Alfaro will have a chance to use it in a major-league game. He will catch Alec Asher, in what should be the first of a few opportunities for the Colombian catcher this September. The Phillies have 18 games remaining after Monday.
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September 6, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Phillies general manager Matt Klentak says the team will add reinforcements to the big-league team after the minor-league playoffs conclude. Double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley will begin postseason play this week. "Off the top of my head, about a half dozen or so" will be promoted, Klentak said Sunday before a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. "I want to manage the workload of our pitchers. " One pitcher who is likely to be called up is righthander Alec Asher, whose 80-game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid would end sometime this week, depending on if Lehigh Valley has any postponements.
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September 5, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
READING - Dylan Cozens and Rhys Hoskins have emerged this season as legitimate Phillies prospects. And it was almost impossible to discuss one this summer without talking about the other, so it is only fitting that the two Reading sluggers entered the final weekend of the season in almost a dead heat for the minor-league home run crown. Cozens, a 22-year-old outfielder, hit his 39th homer of the season on Saturday to break Darin Ruf's Reading single-season record from 2010. Hoskins, a 23-year-old first baseman, stands two home runs behind.
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September 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
How are the Phillies' top 10 prospects, as ranked by Baseball America, faring in the minor leagues? (Weekly stats from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.) J.P. Crawford SS, Lehigh Valley (AAA) The IronPigs can only hope that Crawford finds his swing in time for the postseason, which will begin Wednesday if the team wins the wild card. Crawford entered Friday batting .177 in his last 34 games with a .290 on-base percentage in 124 at-bats.    AB   H   BA   2B   3B   HR   BB   SO   RBI   SB    Last week   29   2   .
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September 1, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - It does not say anything about failure or frustration when a player signs a professional baseball contract, but those two things are every bit as guaranteed as the money in the signing bonus. The only unknowns are when a player will have to confront them and how he will deal with the inevitable struggles and strains that come with throwing, hitting and fielding a baseball. Cornelius Cleopatrick Randolph, the 10th overall pick in last year's draft, got a crash course in failure and frustration in his first full season in the Phillies' organization.
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August 30, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - When rosters expand Thursday, no touted prospects will join the Phillies. Instead, the will add to a bullpen that has been used with greater frequency as the rotation fails. The front office has prioritized the minor-league pennant races. The young players, team officials believe, are better suited to play meaningful baseball. So the bullpen could see familiar reinforcements like Luis Garcia, Elvis Araujo, Dalier Hinojosa and Colton Murray. For many of those arms, the season's last month could be one final chance to win favor because the Phillies face a 40-man roster crunch in the winter.
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