Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, July 08, 2013 08:00 AM Comments: 0
On Sunday, prior to Reading’s game in Trenton, I spent some time chatting with Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan regarding as many subjects as I could, before I felt like I might be keeping him from something important on his chiming cell phone. The topics included the Maikel Franco and Cody Asche 3rd base prospect jam, lefty hurler Adam Morgan‘s upcoming return to action, the possibility of moving Brody Colvin out of the Reading rotation again, and much more.
Read ahead for my interview with Joe Jordan…
- Outfielder Kelly Dugan joined the Double-A Reading team this weekend and looks to be very deserving of the promotion. How about his 2013?
Kelly’s done really well. You know, he came- he had a wonderful spring training and had an oblique pull right at the end of camp and so he didn’t get to break camp with the club. But ever since he’s gotten back on the field, he’s done nothing except hit and he’s played good in the outfield. It’s been a real solid year for him, that’s why he’s here.
- Former first round draft pick Zach Collier has had some offensive struggles at Double-A this year after an outstanding Arizona Fall League last year. What’s the outlook for Zach?
Yeah, again, it’s been a disappointment for him and, you know, the one thing he’s done is he’s played good defense. You know, he has helped the club in that regard, he’s done a good job. He’s a better hitter than he’s shown and we’re just going to ride him out. We’re going to keep putting him in the lineup every day and at some point in time- (Saturday) was a good day. Hopefully, he can have a couple, two, three in a row and, really, for me, it’s all about having a good July and and a good August. You know, to hell with overall numbers. Let’s just have a good couple months and go from there. Continue reading PN Interview: Phils Director of Player Development Joe Jordan