Phillies Minors Managers a Major Influence
By Matt Veasey
The Reading Phillies are likely to feature one of the top pitching rotations in all of minor league baseball in 2015.
The Philadelphia Phillies are in classic rebuilding mode. Over the next few years the organization has committed to trying to accumulate as much young prospect talent as possible through trade, free agent signings, and the Draft.
As these youngsters come in to the Phillies system, they will be placed at various levels in the minor leagues. Many of them will pass through multiple levels of that system. At each stop, the person with the greatest influence over their progressive development will be the manager at those stops.
Let’s take a look at the half-dozen men who are currently guiding each of the Phillies six minor league affiliates at AAA-Lehigh Valley, AA-Reading, High A-Clearwater, Low A-Lakewood, Short Season Williamsport, and at the Rookie level GCL Phillies.