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Biddle, Quinn Lone Phils in BA Top 100

Biddle is Baseball America's best Phillies' Prospect, ranked #89 overall. Photo: Jay Floyd

Baseball America released their Top 100 Prospects list today and Phillies prospects LHP Jesse Biddle and SS Roman Quinn both narrowly made the cut. Biddle, who Baseball America named the Phillies top prospect, ranked 89th while Quinn was #100.

For a more extensive look at the Phillies Top 10 according to Baseball America, check out our review from December and be sure to follow along with Jay Floyd’s Prospect Nation to see where Biddle and Quinn fall on his list!



  1. Publius

    February 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Yikes, Quinn has a 30 power tool. That’s…bad.

  2. Andrew from Waldorf

    February 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    How can Amaro in the span of 3 years decimate the major league roster and the entire farm system?

    He is handed the #1 farm system and a world series contending roster.

    Which he parlayed into a team that has regressed every year since 2008.
    4 years of going backwards every year ( 2008 win WS 2009 lose WS 2010 lose NLCS 2011 lose NLDS 2012 no playoffs) .

    Not alot to show for what he was handed.

    I do believe that he will go down as a historicly bad GM. Worse than Omar Minaya with the Mets because he was handed so much more. Amaro also has the luxury of the second highest pay roll in the sport without the stigma of having to over pay players like the New York teams do.

    The damage that he has done is the stuff that lingers for many years. I figure hes done 5-10 years of damage minimal.

    I hope this old bunch can make one last run. On the remnants of what he was handed.
    Because as a fan I can always hope.

    But to me the long term hope of the Phillies will only be bright when he is releaved of his duties.

    I can also tell you he will never get another majoe league GM job.
    So this is it for him.

    • schmenkman

      February 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Hyperbole is fun, but it doesn’t help credibility. The Phillies farm was generally ranked in the middle of the pack when Amaro took over, anywhere from 12th to 18th, not “#1”.

      “regressed every year” is a cute but grossly inadequate way to describe team progress since 2008, which included a dominant 102-win regular season. There’s only so much blame you can lay on the GM for lack of execution in a short series.

      I don’t think he’s a great GM, and some days I’m not even sure he’s even average, but I have no doubt that he would get another job in short order.

    • Ken Bland

      February 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Yo, Andrew,

      I got a kick out of your lead sentence. About decimating the big league roster. For months, years, eons, your prime gripe with Rube has been failure to turn the roster over as old has been mentioned several thousand times. Now, for the sake of ripping Rube, you accused him of decimating the roster.

      I like a man who never lets the truth interfere with a good story.

      That’s my high in the pie apple sky hopes report for the day.


      Ken E. Baseball

  3. Ryne Duren

    February 19, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    i don’t take what they say seriously. my #1 reason? they had dom brown projected pretty high. so i’m sure they have some in the top 100 who do belong and they probaly have a lot more who don’t. so i’ll wait to actually see a player before listening to the experts. my eyes will be the judge.

    • Publius

      February 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      If your eyes tell you that it’s Dom Brown’s fault he hasn’t succeeded in the majors, as opposed to a front office which jerks him around, then you’ve got some bad eyes.

      • Steve Bosell

        February 19, 2013 at 5:37 pm

        They haven’t “jerked him around”. In fact, they’ve been pretty frustrated that he hasn’t stayed healthy enough to play for long stretches over the past few years. He’s gone from one injury to the next. If he can ever stay on the field, we’ll find out once and for all whether or not he deserved all the hype or not.

      • hk

        February 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        In 2010, they called him up when Victorino or Werth, I forget which one, was put on the DL. They played him regularly until the injured player came back, but then they kept him on the 25 man roster and barely played him.

        In 2011, after he recovered from the broken hamate bone, they called him up in late May. After a hot few games in May, he struggled mightily in June and got hot again in July. When they traded for Hunter Pence, instead of keeping Brown who was getting on base regularly, but not fielding well, they kept Raul Ibanez who was staying off base regularly and not fielding well.

        In 2012, he suffered through injuries.

        When Publius said the front office jerked him around, I believe he was talking about them keeping him up as a 22 year old without regular at bats, then dumping him the next year following a month in which he posted a .398 OBP.

      • Devin

        February 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        Yeah, I think not accumulating 1 complete seasons worth of PAs in 3 years as a Major Leaguer counts as “jerking him around” pretty conclusively, dawgs.

  4. Lefty

    February 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Whoa Whoa Whoa wake up everyone!-

    Wait – How does a news anchor know this, it can’t be true, it can’t -…. can it?

    • Chuck A.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Looks like Mr. News Anchor is trying to make a name for himself and put himself on the map. I’m not buying. Must be a slow news day.

  5. Lefty

    February 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Yeah, I guess next we’ll have John Bolaris citing sources that the Phils are aggressively pursuing Mike Trout.

    • Double Trouble Del

      February 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      There was a time when the Phillies could very well have been a position to make a run at Stanton thereby making the current “tweet” by Chris May that much more angering or maybe just flat out sad. Also the repeated trashing of the Phillies farm system by national publications and/or analysts is becoming boring. Just for kicks I selected the Baseball Prospectus 2007 Top 100 and at number 3 for that year (drum roll please) your starting right fielder and reigning ALCS MVP Delmon Young.

      • schmenkman

        February 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        which makes this article timely…

        The Even More Curious Case of Delmon Young

        “Given his age, it is possible that Young could still have a solid career along [Claudel] Washington/good role player lines. I wouldn’t expect more than that, and he’ll need good health and a more mature approach for that to happen.”

      • Double Trouble Del

        February 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm

        Thanks Schmenkman, I missed that one on the reigning ALCS MVP. Hadn’t thought much about Claudell Washington in years and forgot that he played in the 1974 WS with Oakland and the tender age of 19.

  6. Andrew from Waldorf

    February 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Yo Kenny

    By hoarding the old relics and waiting for full rigamortis to step in.

    He decimated the roster by being an archaeolisgist.

    Come on man. Think outside the box. Or bun.
    Who are you? Ruben Amaro?

    Has the Rube made one single creative move?
    Like say trading a big name player in his prime before he was valueless?

    Id have started busting up the sacred cows after the 2009 WS.

    @ Schenk

    After RAJ is gone. And it will probably be this year.

    If he ever gets a job as a big league GM again I will leave this site forever and do a novel on the greateness of RAJ.

    One more time.
    For Ken.

    You have the second highest payroll in a sport without a cap.
    You dont have to over pay like a NY team.

    Keep making excuses.

    I worte a poem for Bart Shart.
    I am dedicating it to Kenny Baseball, RAJ, and the Howard apologists

    Excuses are monuments of nothingness.
    They build bridges to nowhere.
    Those who use these tools of incompetence are masters of nothingness.
    Therefore there are no excuses.

    • Ken Bland

      February 20, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Dear Walt from Waldorf,

      Thanks for clearing that up. I’d considered the possibility of reading your posts with my eyes open, and being awake, you’ve convinced me with my faux pas this is the way to go.

      Decimation understood.

      Reporting live, from outside the box,

      I am,

      Respectfully yours,

      Kenny Boxball

      P.S. Baseball sooooooon

    • EricL

      February 20, 2013 at 11:57 am

      Amaro’s not going anywhere, at least not soon.

      If the Phillies have another bad year this year, that gets put on Charlie, who’s likely out after the season anyway.

      So then they go into 2014 with Sandberg. If 2014 is also a disappointment, then you might see Ruben on the hot seat, but that’s at least two years away.

    • George

      February 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      As usual AFW, you’ve overlooked a few things to drive your so-called point six feet under.

      For one thing, Pence was a pretty decent player who was traded in his prime; Victorino got dumped for prospects when he appeared to be declining and even though he probably could have been re-signed; he signed Thome for a pittance, then traded him for a legitimate prospect when no-one else thought he could get anything in return; he’s added several aces to the pitching staff with some prospects who’ve proven to be suspects, and refused to sign overpriced free agents in a season when that was all that was available.

      Also, the Phils do NOT have the second highest payroll; the Yankees and Dodgers are both ahead on that score.

      Oh, and by the way, your poetry is lousy, too.

  7. psujoe

    February 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Interesting no Cosart in the top 100.

    Phils win the Division this season. You heard me.

  8. Rob h

    February 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    To say we decimated the team now and in the future is a joke. Look at the players we traded what are there 2 that maybe will pan out? We’ve had an ausome run and hopefully it’s still going. These past 9 years or however long it’s been have been nothing short of amazing, even if its 15 years of average baseball after this it was all worth it. Also with the money this organization has been spending I think we will have a playoff chance in most years.

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