Monthly Archives: October 2009

Fall League Update

Scottsdale has been struggling having lost their last five games and are currently 6-9 on the season. Tuesday night’s game, a 10-9 loss, featured a 2-5 effort from Domonic Brown, while Scott Mathieson continued his dominance, going 1.2 innings, giving up just a hit and a walk, while striking out 3.  Mike Cisco also threw fairly well, going 3 innings, and giving up 2 runs (both unearned) on 2 hits.  He walked 2 and struck out 2.

The game on Wednesday, a 12-5 loss, featured the 2nd homer of the Fall League season for Steve Susdorf, a two run shot.  Susdorf was 1-2, with 2 walks, a homer, and 2 RBI’s.  Domonic Brown took a difficult 0-5, while Edgar Garcia was hit around, going 2 innings and giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.  Thursday featured a start for Tuffy Gosewisch, who went 1-3 in the 3-0 Scottsdale loss.  Domonic Brown took his second consecutive “ofer”, going 0-4 out of the cleanup spot. Continue reading Fall League Update

Draft Report Card notes from BA

The full draft report card is subscriber only info, which you can see here if you’re a subscriber. Some of the highlights;

* Hyatt’s slider is excellent and he’ll be on the fast track if he’s kept in the bullpen
* Singleton has great all around offensive profile, Phillies liked him back in 2008 and have followed him for a while
* Altherr has big upside but is really raw and has very little baseball experience
* Dugan has average to plus power from both sides of the plate

There ya go.

Fall League Update

A one run victory for Scottsdale on Friday evening, as Domonic Brown was the only Phillie prospect that saw action, going 1-4, with a run scored, and a double. Saturday brought the first Fall League start for Troy Hanzawa who went 0-4 with a strikeout and a stolen base, in the Scottsdale 7-3 loss to Phoenix. Domonic Brown went 0-2 with an RBI, Steve Susdorf went 1-4 and Scott Mathieson threw yet another scoreless inning, striking out 2.

After an off day Sunday, the Scorpions suffered a 10-2 blowout loss at the hands of Peo Sagueros.  Domonic Brown provided the only offense for Scottsdale with a two run triple out of the cleanup hole, in a 2-3 effort. Tuffy Gosewisch went 1-3 and threw out one of three runners attempting to steal. Michael Schwimer had a rough outing throwing the last 1.2 innings, and giving up 4 runs (3 earned) on 3 hits.  He walked two, throwing 34 pitches, 20 for strikes. Continue reading Fall League Update

Coming to you live from Scottsdale Az

Long time no talk.  I blame that totally on myself, but I have been extremely busy in Arizona.  To make up for this atrocity I have decided to offer a special feature.  All the Phillies on the team (Scott Mathieson, Steve Susdorf, Dominic Brown, Tuffy Gosewisch, Troy Hanzawa, Edgar Garcia, Mike Cisco, and myself) have agreed to answer questions from the loyal Phillie phaithful.  If you send your questions to mschwimer@yahoo.com, and include who the question is for, I will write down our answers and post it.  Feel free to ask any and all questions as nothing is off limits.  I am not going to promise I will use all of the questions, but I will do the best I can.  I hope this makes up for my lack of writing.

Fall League Update

Steve Susdorf was the only Phillie prospect to see action in Tuesdays’ 7-3 Scottsdale win over Surprise, and Susdorf played a key role in the victory, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.  Wednesdays’ game, a 5-4 Scottsdale loss, saw Mike Cisco take the loss, going 2 innings and getting hit around, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits.  He walked 1 and struck out 2, throwing 48 pitches, 32 for strikes.  Scott Mathieson pitched a scoreless ninth, giving up a lone hit, while striking out one. AT the plate, Domonic Brown returned after a day off and went 0-4, while Steve Susdorf went 1-4 with an RBI. Brown had an outfield assist, which offset an earlier error. Continue reading Fall League Update

Fall League Update

After winning their first two games, the Scorpions of Scottsdale lost three straight, including a loss to #1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg (Phoenix) on Friday evening, before evening up their record at 3-3 last night.

In the 7-4 loss to Phoenix, Steve Susdorf, blasted his first homer of the Fall off of Baltimore prospect Eddie Gamboa. Susdorf was 1-4 on the evening.  Domonic Brown was 1-4 with a run scored and a double on Friday evening. Edgar Garcia took the loss in his second game on the hill, giving up three runs over his 2 innings of work on 3 hits.  He walked 2 and struck out 3.  Michael Schwimer pitched a scoreless 8th for Scottsdale, yielding just a hit. Continue reading Fall League Update

AFL Update

The Scottsdale Scorpions  started their Arizona Fall League schedule on Tuesday and continued with games Wednesday and Thursday, getting out of the gate at 2-1.  Most importantly, looking at Phils prospects thus far, Domonic Brown got off to a quick start with a homer in his first game, followed by two doubles in Game Two, and is at .250 (3-12) with a homer and 3 RBI’s after three games. Steve Susdorf saw action in Game Two, and took a tough “0fer”, going 0-5, while Tuffy Gosewisch caught Game Two, going 2-4 at the plate.

Most impressive on the hill through their initial outings were  Mike Cisco and Scott Mathieson.  Cisco threw 2 shutout innings, starting last nights game, yielding a hit, while walking two and striking out three.  Mathieson was dominant in his two innings of work, striking out two, without yiedling a run or hit, throwing 20 pitches, 17 for strikes.  Edgar Garcia, who saw limited action in the 2009 minor league season due to VISA issues, got the win for Scottsdale in Game One, going 2 innings and giving up a run on one hit.  He walked one and struck out one.  Michael Schwimer saw one inning of work in Game One, giving up a run on two hits.

Look for the next AFL Report, next Tuesday. Go Phils.

Arizona Fall League is under way

Edgar Garcia picked up the win in the first game of the Scorpions season, allowing 1 ER in 2 innings in relief. Michael Schwimer pitched the 9th allowing 1 ER on 2 hits and a walk and also recording a strikeout. Domonic Brown was 1 for 5 with a HR. There will be a steady stream of games, and MLB is using the Pitch F/X in 2 of stadiums (3 teams total), so we should get velocity readings as the season rolls on. Stay tuned.

Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League season begins for the Scottsdale Scorpions this coming Tuesday, October 13th at 6:35.  Look for updates twice a week, plus whenever additional news deems updates necessary. Phils prospects playing for Scottsdale:

C Tuffy Gosewisch; SS Troy Hanzawa; OF Domonic Brown and Steve Susdord. SP Mike Cisco and Edgar Garcia; RP: Scott Mathieson, Michael Schwimmer, and Mike Zagurski.

Three Phillies in the Eastern League Top 20

A central theme is developing here; top prospect list, three Phillies will be named. This time its the Eastern League, and the Phillies are represented by Kyle Drabek (3rd overall, 2nd pitcher), Domonic Brown (6th, top OF), and Michael Taylor (9th, 2nd highest OF). So, the second best pitching prospect and the top two OF prospects. Not a bad haul. For those of you who ask for snippets from the scouting reports. Drabek = 3 above average pitches, needs to work on command. Brown = great all around profile, only question is eventual power production, and needs to work on route running, his arm is good. Taylor = good all around athlete, might be limited to LF, needs to continue to rake.