Mlb.com released it's list of the top 50 prospects in baseball and the BlueClaws have 3 former players on the list, in fact in the top 30!
It is no surprise that Domonic Brown was listed as #4 on the list as the 2008 BlueClaw will be given the chance to start for the Phillies by winning a job in spring training. Brown will compete with Ben Francisco, John Mayberry and Ross Gload for a piece of Jason Werth's spot, now that the free-agent has moved on to Washington.
At #12 is Kyle Drabek, who was traded to the Blue Jays in the Roy Halladay deal. Kyle was impressive in his major league starts in September and could win a spot in the Jay's rotation with an good spring training.
Jonathan Singleton hits the list at #30, after a very impressive 2010 in Lakewood. He hit .290, belting 14 homers and driving in 77 runs after joining the team in May.
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The Phillies have invited Matt Rizzotti and Justin De Fratus to major league camp in Clearwater this spring. The right handed De Fratus will report with the rest of the pitchers and catchers on Feb. 14, and Rizzotti may have a chance to make the big team as a bench player.
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The New York Mets have signed original BlueClaw Taylor Buchholz to a 1-year contract, with an option for 2012. The 29-year old was the starting pitcher in the first ever BlueClaws game back in 2001, and has recovered from Tommy John surgery. The Pennsylvania native has pitched in the majors for Colorado, Toronto and Boston after leaving the Phillies organization.