Monday, February 1, 2010

Phillies Prospect Arrested

Phillies pitching prospect, Brody Colvin, was arrested yesterday morning due to having too good of a time it would appear.

According to a spokesman for the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Colvin -- was charged with disturbing the peace, simple battery and resisting an officer in Jefferson Street -- an area known for its bars -- at 2:20 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

Colvin was drafted last year by the Phillies in the 7th round out of St. Thomas More High School in Louisiana. Colvin, being 19 years of age, seems to be enjoying his celebrity a little too much. Many will crucify Colvin for this, I say let the kid live a little. He was given a $900,000 signing bonus at 18 years old. At least he's spending it in the proper way, droppin dimes at as many places that will serve him. It turns out that in Louisiana, that is about every place.

Cole Hamels got in similar trouble when he got in a bar fight when he was 19. He also broke his hand in that bar fight which cost him some time on the DL. That's right, Cole Hamels, bar fight, go figure. Anyways, Hamels turned out to be a decent pitcher so the concern isn't too high for Colvin.

Colvin is a high risk high reward type prospect. He clearly is already cashing in on the risk side of that but he also has incredible potential. I currently have him rated as the 6th best pitching prospect in the Phillies system. He only pitched 2 innings in the GCL in 2009 so he is nowhere close to reaching the majors, but he projects as a very good starting pitcher down the road.

It was sad to see Brett "Kenny Powers" Myers leave. At least it seems like the Phillies are grooming another Kenny Powers in the system.


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