One more pre-trade deadline look at the performance of the catchers throughout the Phillies minor league system.
Lou Marson, Age 23, .295/384/.372; 1 HR 24 RBI, 3 SB, .267 with RISP, 21% CS rate, 6 errors, .985 fielding %, 2 PB
Paul Hoover, Age 33, .274/.340/.375. 1 HR 21 RBI, .349 with RISP, 3 errors, 5 passed balls, .991 fielding %., 19% CS rate
Jason Donald was activated and is starting at SS for Lehigh Valley tonight. OF Mike Spidale, who has played well in his time with the ‘Pigs was sent down to Reading to make room. Donald, who hit 2nd all year for Lehigh Valley will be hitting ninth tonight. More to come from Coca Cola Park including news on Pedro Martinez bullpen session (if there is such a thing as news on a bullpen session).
Martinez threw about 50 pitches in the bullpen under the supervision of Lehigh Valley pitching coach Rod Nichols. He worked on a couple mechanical issues and seemed to throw the ball well in the session which lasted about 25 minutes.
A Blue Jays scout is at Coca Cola Park tonight.
Hopefully this post can keep your minds off the trade deadline for a little bit.