July 16, 2004 |
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.
May 22, 2012 |
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.
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.
July 10, 2012 |
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.
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...
December 10, 2014 |
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.
July 9, 2015 |
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.
September 25, 2015 |
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.
July 19, 2013 |
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.