2012 pick Mitch Guellar with a nice outing, stretched out to 4 IP, allows 2H, 1BB, 3K.
LV REA off CLR off LKW WIL GCL DSL DSL2 ppd VSL
A pretty ‘meh’ night in the minors. Dugan and Quinn with 3 hits at least. Another error for Quinn of course.
At least Larry Greene and Mitch Walding didn’t sink any further.
Time to hand Mitch Gueller a bat.
Let’s not make the Savory mistake again. GCL is still on so make the switch.
Too bad Alec Rash couldn’t get paid.
Oh no, more Alec Rash idiocy. And Gueller had a fine outing.
You are a genius sir, why aren’t you in the FO???
Anon, I hope that that was just a sarcastic comment. 4 innings and 1 earned run is a good outing. 3 Ks in 4 innings is good as well. 2 hits in four innings is excellent. The WHIP for this outing is 0.75!
It is too bad that Alec Rash lost 10 mph on his fastball from spring to summer. That is why he was not signed by the Phillies.
Quit trying to make sense. It was obviously because the Phillies are cheap.. /Sarcasm
Well, to be fair, when it comes to the draft, they have always been pretty cheap.
Which has little to do with why they didnt sign Rash.
the phillies didn’t think rash was worth more than slot money, so they decided they’d rather get an extra draft pick next year than overpay him. not sure why you think he was the next coming of justin verlander.
Kelly Dugan having a stellar season in his first taste of full season ball. He needs to pull the K-rate down a bit but all in all he’s having a fine season. Clearwater to start next season as a 22-yr old. All is well with the world
Quinn is a triples machine. A HR away from the cycle … Cesar and Dugan also with nice outings. Gueller takes the loss but appears to have a nice four innings.
On a side note: If you’re going to come on here and just flame negativity, the least you can do is come up with a handle. I can’t tell if all these anonymous comments this morning are the same person or a group.
5 doubles, 9 triples. Any ball that hits the wall is a triple for this guy.
For real yo. What an exciting prospect.
If he finishes at a .775ish OPS, he’s top 5-6 for me.
Decent K/BB numbers. Great OBP. We got a little Jose Reyes light on our hands.
I don’t know if this is significant or not, but Quinn has nine triples in 174 ABs. Billy Hamilton, by comparison, has 11 in 421 ABs this season. Obviously park dimensions and competition level come into play with such a comparison, but it tells you something about Quinn’s speed.
Also, I’ve got to point out my favorite too-old-for-an-inferior-league-but-dominating-anyway pitcher, Severino Gonzalez, with 9 Ks yesterday. That’s an 95/8 SO/BB ratio on the season to go with a 1.80 ERA.
I believe yesterday was the VSL Playoffs. Not sure if it is a 1-game playoff or best of three, but Gonzalez might have pitched the Phillies to their first minor league championship yesterday. On to GCL next year hopefully.
Oh is that why all the stats reset? I was baffled.
Yeah, I thought MILB hadn’t updated his stats. His ERA is even lower on the season — 1.65.
VSL is best of 3
The Lakewood team has had many come from behind victories this year. Did anyone notice the Power catcher? Pittsburgh claimed him from us as a Rule 5 minor league player last year. Diaz is hitting over .300 and is their mainstay catcher. He must be old for A ball.
Are you talking about Francisco Diaz? He’s only played 42 games: 32 in A and 12 in A+. He’s hitting .167/.211/.167 in A+. He hit .322/.411/.437 in A ball. I assumed you were being sarcastic or something but it was nice to put his numbers out there.
Adam Morgan promoted to Reading.
Hyatt and Morillo to LHV
Cisco to REA
Kennelly (RHP) to CLW
They have been working with Morillo to get him to this point. He has been pretty consistently good over the past five or six outings. I guess they want to see if they can use that high nineties fast ball. It may be significant that Hollands stayed in Clearwater and Cisco moved down to Reading. Then again, it may not be.
I noticed after his last game that Morillo finally had more Ks than walks on the year- surprising considering he had about 20 more walks than Ks at one point. I’m not sure if I should be excited we might have a BP candidate throwing upper 90s or terrified somebody with those control problems is in our AAA bullpen. Little of both, I’m thinking.
I guess I’ve got a trip to Reading in my future. Can’t wait to see this guy pitch against AA competition.
Wonder why Ruf is still in Reading.
Probably focusing on learning LF, perhaps don’t want too much on his plate.
His first start will be Thursday.
Reading rotation is now: May, Martin, Morgan, Colvin, and J-Rod. If they broadcast those games, I’d watch them more than the Phils.
They now have the following pitchers at A+ or above who could become top to middle-of-the-rotation guys: May, Martin, Morgan, Colvin, Biddle, Pettibone and Wright (sorry, J-Rod and Cloyd – not seeing it). If two of those guys really pan out (statistically likely) and a couple of others become 4s or 5s, we’ve really got something. The end of 2013 and 2014 should be interesting.
Doubt all of these guys will be around. I expect RAJ to make a big trade for a third baseman.
I may have to move back in with my parents next summer to go out to Lehigh Valley games. A rotation with at least a couple of potential big leaguers instead of the Tom Cochrans and Matt Wrights and Scott Elartons of the world. I’m sure there will be at least one guy like that hanging around. I’ll visit my wife in DC when he pitches.
For the record, I am not moving back in with my parents. Not a chance. If my wife divorces me and leaves me with nothing, I’m moving in with one of you guys.
Your welcome at my place in CT but then again my wife might kick me out and we’d both be living in a couple of cardboard boxes under the railroad bridge.
We can both then move in with someone close to Lehigh Valley. That’s the whole idea anyway.
You can move into my van down by the creek. The van down by the river prices were way too expensive.
And do love the potential of that AA rotation.
I’m very excited about Morgan. On twitter, Ben Badler said he and Biddle have really impressed scouts with both their stuff and control this year. He put Biddle slightly ahead given his age, but Morgan’s peripherals are hard to deny: 10.24 K/9 vs 2.05 BB/9, 2.40 FIP vs. 3.29 ERA (.307 BABIP), all in 123 IP.
That’s a sweet rotation. And with Biddle and Wright not-so-far behind. I wonder what happens next year when those two are ready for AA? It seems like only Martin is close to getting the bump to AAA at this point.
J-Rod to LHV or the bullpen. Wright is probably bullpen-bound as well, at least to begin the season. Reading should be May, Morgan, Martin, Colvin, and Biddle.
Reading and Lakewood will be fun teams next year.
You think Watson and Gueller will be with Lakewood? I hope they’ll be there. Does Brady get double jumped to Clearwater?
Yes to all three of these guys being at the affiliates you posted.
Why would Martin have to repeat AA. He is having a successful season. May and Colvin are the pitchers who are struggling.
Wright should be a starter in Reading, along with May, Biddle and Colvin.
I believe that May, Martin, and J-Rod will all start next year at LHV. Reading with Biddle, Colvin, Morgan for sure, and Wright/Garner/Rosin for the final spots.
I don’t necessarily believe that J-rod or May have *earned* AAA, but the gap between AA-AAA is much smaller than A+ to AA, and they will want the best pitchers to continue to start.
Still young, first season starting at that level? Certainly he could start in Allentown, but I don’t see anyone behind him pushing him up. (I’m not as impressed as others are with Wright, and Garner and Rosin are bullpen guys for me.) Would rather see Martin (and May) dominate at AA before they’re bumped up. Just preference.
Wright has certainly pitched well enough to earn a trip to Reading next year, just as Martin has so far pitched well enough to go to AAA. Idk why flat out dominance should be a requirement for a promotion. You’d end up with awfully crowded A ball and short season affiliates.
I’m talking specifically about the bump between AA and AAA. There’s not a whole lot of difference in those levels, so if a prospect is still being challenged at Reading I see no reason to make the move.
The point about Wright is somewhat separate . . . to me, he’s a fringe-y college lefty without much projection, and I don’t see the point in potentially rushing a better prospect like Martin to fit Wright into the Reading rotation.
Martin has pitched well enough to be promoted to AAA. He’s had a better season than Hyatt had last year, when he was promoted.
May, Rodriguez and Colvin haven’t earned promotions. Ethan Martin and Austin Wright have.
Good to hear as they are showing the game on milb.tv
Great games for Quinn and Ludy. Always encouraging to see Valle walk.
Is Ludy a legit prospect? With Joseph, Valle and Rupp I never hear any talk about him. Can anyone give me some info on him. Thanks
He was an 8th round pick as a senior from Baylor. Listed 5’9″ 195lbs – OSP near 1.100 in his senior year at Baylor. Probably too early to say he can’t be a prospect, but IMO he’s going to have to prove it at every level to become more than an organizational guy.
Pitching Change: Braden Shull replaces Yacksel Rios.
Proceeds to throw a perfect inning with 2Ks.
Good to see him piching, big projectable lefty
That was me^
I got rid of the troll comment.
+1 to you, sir.
Tromp having a breakout game.
Jiandido Tromp was somebody I was very interested in following, coming into the season, based on pre season scouting reports. Tromp was terrible the first few weeks, but has been pretty good since.
June 27: BA .050, k% 48%
July -Aug: OBP .333, Slg .500+, b% 9%, k% 25%
what about Austin Hyatt’s status fr the rest of this yr or 2013.. He started in LV & was a disaster// went back to Reading and has settled down a bit
Should start the rest of the year in LHV. His status is 2013 as a reliever or starter at LHV will depend on if there is room in the rotation for him. There will be a fair amount of competition from Reading/current LHV that could push him out, especially if neither of Pettibone/Cloyd are with the big club.
Honest question about Morgan. So I re-read his draft profile, and it has fastball averaging out to 88ish. I saw a first hand report early last year by PP saying he looked more 91/92, but then JSlasher mentioned he was sitting 87-89 all except that particular outing. I have 3 Questions.
1. Morgan is a lefty, his current K rate and BB rate are flawless, he’s pretty much neutral GB/FO and he’d sporting a predictably excellent FIP this year. As he moves up, does his lack of velo hurt his value as a prospect?
2. What velo is “required” for a player to profile as an ace given him being left handed assuming two plus alternative pitches and good movement on the fastball? (I was thinking 90 at the lowest).
3. Can someone give an updated Velo report on Morgan?
1/3. I think there was a report not long ago that Morgan’s velocity is up to the low 90s, topping out at 94. That’s what gives me hope he can be more than a #4 or 5 starter. Otherwise, his value and prospect status would definitely be lower.
2. I’d say around 91-94. That’s where Lee and Hamels spend most of their time. With exceptional control and a couple other plus pitches, maybe 89-92.
Hamels has a plus-plus changeup though, something Morgan does not
I don’t think anyone expects Morgan to be Hamels, whose minor league numbers were just plain off-the-charts-SILLY.
He appears to have good command, and Reading will be a good test to see how well his stuff plays outside of a pitchers league.
Hamels currently has a plus fastball with it (he gained velo since the minors). Additionally, take a look at Doc (alibet a righty) he doesn’t have any “plus plus” pitches. Though his command and control are obviously off the charts. Another example of a pitcher without plus plus stuff would be Bumgarner. He’s got ace potential for sure (if he’s not already) and seems to have multiple plus pitches but nothing game changing. The key here when you don’t have that cole hamels change is command and control, something it appears morgan has plenty of.
If Handzus is right, and his velo sits 92ish and continues to have sucess at reading through the remainder of the year, he’s a fringe top 100 prospect.
Doc doesn’t have plus plus pitches? He has 2 fastballs that move all over the place.
What I learned today on Phuturephillies:
Roy Halladay does not have a plus 2 seamer and plus cutter.
Not to pick nits, but “plus” and “plus plus” aren’t the same thing. I don’t think Doc has any “plus plus” pitches either. It’s his combination of multiple plus pitches and very good command that allows him to dominate.
pretty sure Doc has a plus plus curveball and his change was one of the best in baseball from the right side.
Not just very good command… plus-plus command and plus-plus control.
Could you cite that source? (I’ve been looking EVERYWHERE for a 2012 scouting report on him which includes velo and haven’t found peep)
I originally saw it when someone posted it in the comments, but don’t recall the source. I found this report but I don’t know how credible this guy is. At least it seems to be a first hand report:
The draft links here at PP usually have some good information, at least during the years that James was active.
And the ‘money phrase’ from Ketch’s source: “If there is a downside, it’s that he doesn’t consistently get his lower half into his delivery. At times, it’s almost like he cuts off his arm action and fights his body. Even though his arm action is good, the extension at release could be improved. Normally, that means there is some hidden velocity in there.”
So Keivi Rojas continues to Keivi Rojas (dominate) the GCL Time to let him pitch somewhere else.
Kevin Brady now at 24Ks and zero (0) walks in 17 innings at Williamsport… and counting.
Jinxed. Walked a guy in the 5th.
I would love to hear a first hand report on Shull. Anyone down there tonight see him throw?
Anyone else as excited about Kevin Brady as I am? Absolutely dominating
Had him in my top 30 before he threw a pitch this year His scouting reports were very fond of him, and I expect him to take the Morgan/Wright route to CLW next year.
Any idea what kind of potential he has as a starter? I know when we drafted him one guru thought he was a steal
Recall reading a scouting report that said he would probably be a ML reliever, because he only has two pitches, but deserved to start until he proves he can’t.
Glad to see that the BlueClaws didn’t drop all for in West Virginia after a great scoring series in Delmarva
What is your problem
He’s a troll
Ha – when I deleted the troll comment, it makes Alec look like he’s talking to no one. Also 3up.
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