Joseph's power could be crucial for Howard-less Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) When Tommy Joseph was traded to Philadelphia back in 2012, the Phillies were just beginning their descent into a lengthy rebuilding period. The years since then have been challenging for both Joseph and the franchise - but now, there are some signs of progress for both. Joseph finally made his major league debut last May, a couple months before turning 25...
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Could Andrew Knapp be the backup at catcher and first base?

The Philadelphia Phillies improved almost every position in the offseason but the one place where they stood pat was first base. With new reports emerging, it seems like the Philadelphia Phillies have a plan for first base moving forward. Tommy Joseph had a great season mashing 21 homers in only 347 plate appearances but the […] Could Andrew Knapp be the backup at catcher and first...
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Ryan Howard not pleased with reduced playing time

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is entering the final month of his contract with the team, so he doesn’t understand why they are cutting his playing time. According to a report by Bob Ford of on Wednesday, Howard recently learned that manager Pete Mackanin intends to play him less in the last month of the 2016 season so that platoon partner Tommy Joseph...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Will Tommy Joseph have an impact?

The Philadelphia Phillies call up first-base prospect Tommy Joseph from Triple-A. In 2012, the Phillies acquired Joseph from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Hunter Pence. This season Joseph is putting up All-Star numbers in the minors. In 27 games, he’s leading the International League with his .347 average and .981 OPS. He has also hit six home runs and driven in 17 runs...
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tommy Joseph, strong pitching leads Phillies Triple-A squad to first win of spring

Embed from Getty Images By: Brandon Apter, contributor The Phillies Triple-A team started their season off 0-2 with losses to both the Blue Jays and the Pirates, but on Friday afternoon, they notched their first win of the season, 2-1, over Toronto. For the second straight game, the team was...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Catching prospect Tommy Joseph out with concussion again

Lehigh Valley IronPigs backstop Tommy Joseph was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Tuesday, diagnosed with a concussion. Tough luck for @IronPigs C Tommy Joseph, who’s been placed on DL w/ another concussion. Entering season, he appeared in just 22% G past 2 yr — Matt Provence (@PigsRadio) May 12, 2015 Joseph was removed from the game after being hit in the mask with a foul...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cannot Catch A Break: Phillies Prospect Joseph To Have Surgery

#163272295 / When the Phillies acquired Tommy Joseph in the trade for Hunter Pence, they envisioned someone who might be the Phillies' starting catcher as soon as this season. If all went according to plan, Joseph would have spent 2013 in AAA and 2014 in the majors. Instead, thanks...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minors Notes: Joseph set for surgery, MAG debuts for Pigs, Neris to bigs

Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd -Catching prospect Tommy Joseph is slated to have season ending surgery to repair an ailment in his left wrist. The injury initially took place back in May, when the 23-year-old was part of a collision at home plate while playing with Double-A Reading. As a member of the Fightins this season, the righty batting Joseph tallied a .282 batting average...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot List: Franco, Leiter, Joseph & More

It’s another edition of our weekly minor league round up, where we take a look at the hottest players in the Phillies system.  Read ahead for all the notes on your standout prospects and a shining pro vet. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Third baseman Maikel Franco is 9-for-31 (.290 avg) with three doubles, a homer and five RBI in his last seven games.  The 21-year-old Domincan...
Via Phillies Nation
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2014 #17: Catcher Tommy Joseph

Tommy Joseph, Image- Jay Floyd Acquired from San Francisco in a swap for Hunter Pence in July 2012, catcher Tommy Joseph quickly became one of the Phillies’ top positional prospects.  In the time since that trade, however, Joseph has struggled to produce as he has dealt with injury concerns that have prevented him from getting and staying hot. Possessing a high ceiling bat and...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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