*Domonic Brown remains a man on a mission, and that mission is to finally live up to all the hype of his elite prospect tag. He's currently batting .400/1.280 with 13 R, 5 XBH, and 6 BB.
*The Phillies pitching staff surrendered 3 homeruns to Twins prospect Aaron Hicks yesterday. He only had 13 homeruns last season in 563 at bats.
*Ryan Howard has played in every Grapefruit League game so far, but finally gets a day off today. Charlie Manuel said he wants to get Howard into shape, hence the heavy workload in meaningless games.
*Catching prospect Tommy Joseph is making a good impression with the bat- .462/1.308 in 6 games.
*Darin Ruf is really struggling this spring at the plate and in the field, likely playing himself into a full-time gig...in Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
*The bullpen has been terrible thus far. Justin De Fratus, Chad Durbin, Michael Stutes, Jeremy Horst, BJ Rosenberg, Zach Miner, JC Ramirez, and Jonathan Papelbon all have ERAs over 9. The only competition going on there is who can allow the most runs.
*Roy Halladay's fastball was only hitting 86-88 mph during his latest outing.
Team Stats & Ranks*Record - 6-6-1
*AVG - .273 (20th)
*OPS - .787 (17th)
*R - 77 (9th)
*HR - 15 (tied 10th)
*SB - 8 (tied 16th)
*ERA - 6.26 (29th)
*WHIP - 1.56 (23rd)
*FLD% - .965 (26th)