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Top Prospect #1: Giovany Gonzalez

Top Prospect #1: Giovany Gonzalez

The Phillies acquired two good left-handers in the deal that sent Jim Thome to the Chicago White Sox and Giovany Gonzalez is the better of the two. He'll start the year at AA Reading and could be ready for an audition by season's end.

Giovany Gonzalez was the guy that the Phillies most wanted in the Jim Thome trade and in fact, wound up insisting on him as part of the deal. The fact that they were able to get him and another left-hander (Daniel Haigwood) made the move that much sweeter for the Phillies. Gonzalez comes into camp knowing that he'll start the year at AA Reading on what will be one of the best staffs in minor... Recommended Stories

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