21-Year-Old Catcher – Philadelphia Phillies
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Joseph immediately became the Phillies' top hitting prospect after his acquisition from the Giants in the Hunter Pence deal at the trade deadline. He projects as a regular at the big league level and ...
Joe Jordan, the Phillies' director of player development, said Joseph was not placed on the minor-league disabled list because of a recurrence of concussion symptoms, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "Our hope was to get him back out there [Friday], but he was just shut down physically for quite a while and we want him to take more time and make sure he's ready," Jordan said. "He's not having any concussion-related symptoms. Physically, he just needs more time before we send him back to the upper level of the minor leagues. We're just taking a conservative approach."
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Philadelphia Phillies Roster
MajorsAdams, Mike (P)
AAAAsche, Cody (3B)
AABiddle, Jesse (P)
A+Altherr, Aaron (OF)
ACharles, Art (1B)
RookieCrawford, J.P (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Joseph showed pop in the hitter-friendly California League in 2011, but his plate discipline still leaves plenty to be desired and the Giants have no reason to rush him with Buster Posey entrenched as their franchise catcher.