Odds and ends from around the minor league scene.
Anthony Gose, Travis d’Arnaud, Harold Garcia and Domingo Santana are among the many prospects taking part in this year’s Florida Instructional League. In all, 40 prospects, including several 2009 draft picks, including Kelly Dugan and Brody Colvin, will take part in the informal league, which runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 10 in Florida. The league features prospects from the Phillies, Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Pirates and Rays organizations. Phuture Phillies has the complete roster here.
-- In case you’re unfamiliar with Santana, here’s a recent tidbit from the Inquirer’s Jim Salisbury: “It's very unusual for a 16-year-old Dominican not to play in the Dominican Summer League. The Phils were so high on outfielder Domingo Santana that they sent him to the Gulf Coast League, where he hit .288 with six homers and 28 RBIs in 118 at-bats. "He's a beast," one frequent observer of Santana said.”
-- A belated congratulations to the Lakewood BlueClaws, who claimed the South Atlantic League championship Friday with a 5-1 victory over the Greenville Drive. It is the club’s second Sally League title since 2006.
-- Finally, in non-Phillies news, the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League battle the Durham Bulls of the International League in the Triple-A Baseball National Championship Game in Oklahoma City, which airs tomorrow at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. I’ll be set for Phillies/Marlins at that point, but I thought I’d pass it along.