While the World Series between the Cardinals and Red Sox reaches its apex, the Phillies have had a few of their prospects and up-and-comers in action since the season ended.
Here's a quick look at how some of the Phillies are doing in Fall and Winter ball action ...
Arizona Fall League
Seven Phillies prospects are playing for the Peoria Javelinas along with prospects from Seattle, San Diego and Houston. However, at 5-11, Peoria has the worst record in the league.
Aaron Altherr - OF
In three games Altherr is 3 for 11 with a double and two RBIs. He has walked once, struck out twice and was caught stealing another time.
Kenny Giles - RHP
Giles has appeared in five games, racking up five innings with a save. However, the reliever has a 10.80 ERA with eight strikeouts and five walks
Mike Nesseth - RHP
Nesseth has also appeared in relief in five games. In seven innings he has four walks and four strikeouts with an 0-1 record and 5.13 ERA.
Cameron Perkins - OF
Perkins is 5 for 21 with a double, triple and an RBI. He has struck out just once and has a .360 on-base percentage in seven games.
Cameron Rupp - C
Suddenly the organization's top catching prospect, Rupp is batting .300 (9 for 30) with a pair of doubles and four RBIs. Rupp has whiffed 10 times in seven games with one walk.
Kyle Simon - RHP
Acquired from Baltimore for Jim Thome, Simon had an up-and-down year for Double-A Reading. In the Arizona Fall League, the righty reliever has allowed one run on three hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. In four outings, Simon has three strikeouts.
Austin Wright - LHP
The lefty has allowed seven runs (five earned) in six innings and five games. He also has allowed a pair of homers and three walks (with five Ks) and sports a team high 2.33 WHIP.
LIGA DE BEISBOL DOMINICANO
There are plenty of Phillies and ex-Phillies spread out in the six-team league.
Pitching for Tigres del Licey, Sosa has appeared in two games allowing two hits with three strikeouts in 2 1/3. Playing alongside Sosa for Licey are ex-Phillies Jose Contreras, Wilson Valdez and Tuffy Gosewisch.
Leandro Castro - OF
Castro is off to a good start for Estrellas de Oriente. He's 10 for 34 with a pair of doubles and five RBIs. Lefties Jeremy Horst and Eude Brito are also on the Estrellas roster as is Michael Martinez. Those three have yet to appear in a game.
Maikel Franco - 3B
The big third baseman is still hitting just like he did all year. In eight games, Franco is 12 for 31 with three doubles, four RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. He has eight strikouts, though.
Ex-Phillie Fabio Castro is also playing for Cibao with Franco.
Hector Nerris - RHP
The Double-A righty has appeared in four games allowing an earned run in 3 2/3 for Toros del Este. His teammate is shortstop Willie Carmona, who spent the summer in Lakewood. Others playing for the Toros are Pedro Feliz and Raul Valdes.
LIGA VENEZUELA BEISBOL
Just like in the Dominican, Venezuela is a good place to get a few ABs or IPs.
Jim Murphy - 1B
Reading's slugger is 15 for 47 in 15 games with two doubles, two homers and 10 RBIs for the Tigres de Aragua.
Justin Friend - RHP
The reliever has had a few rough outings, going 1-1 in six games with a 12.79 ERA from nine runs in 6 1/3 innings. Friend is joined on the Tiburones de La Guaira by Paul Owens Award winner, Severino Gonzalez. The young right-hander started one gmae and pitched two innings where he allowed a run. He appeared in a second game but allowed a pair of runs before recording an out. Seems like they are being cautious with the righty.
Ex-Phillies Sergio Escalona and Tyson Brummlett are also playing for the Tiburones.
Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Hernandez might be having the best fall of any of the Phillies' prospects. In nine games the infielder is 12 for 38 with two doubles, two homers and seven RBIs for the Bravos de Margarita. One drawback is the 11 Ks in the nine games. Reading infielder Edgar Duran is also playing for Margarita. He is 3 for 9 in three games.
Freddy Galvis - SS
Galvis has shown some power, going 6 for 21 with a pair of doubles and a homer in six games for Aguilas del Zulia. He is teammates with Wilmer Oberto, an outfielder who spent last season playing in the Gulf Coast League.
Gabriel Lino - C
The Lakewood catcher is 0 for 2 in limited action for the Cardenales de Lara. However, he has been able to avoid shaving cream pies from ex-Phillie Tomas Perez. The utility infielder is 5 for 26 with a double.
Meanwhile, the Leones de Caracas has a veritable All-Star team of ex Phillies. Casper Wells is an outfielder for the team and is 5 for 13 with a home run and zero strikeouts in four games. Wells has yet to pitch in a game for Caracas. The Leones DH is Bobby Abreu, who is 11 for 38 with a double and a triple.
Ugueth Urbina, who last pitched in the majors for the Phillies in 2005 before going to prison in Venezuela, has allowed one hit with three strikeouts in three games.