At the end of an abbreviated Week One of the Minor League season, some general thoughts to get some discussion moving:
–In Lehigh Valley, Scott Mathieson is the name to talk about with 4 shutout innings over two appearances. Chris Duffy, has added spark to the top of the ‘Pigs order and is hitting .368 with 7 RBI’s through 4 games. John Mayberry is looking to get himself going at .167. A special note for those of you who look to argue about the 25th man on the Phils roster. Wilson Valdez has started the year at .474 and has played well at SS thus far.
–Quintin Berry, still on the Phils 40 man roster. not only was dropped down to AA Reading from AAA at the end of camp, but now is seeing limited time for the RPhils. Berry has played in just one of their first four games going 0-3. Domonic Brown is hitting .200 out of the gate while Freddy Galvis has turned some heads in the early going with both his bat (.294) and glove. Some concern with the start of BJ Rosenberg who has been hit very hard in both of his outings thus far. Continue reading First Week Observations