Taking a look at the week from 8/17 thru 8/23: (Note: Minimum of 11 AB’s to qualify for Hot Hitter and 6IP as a starter to qualify as a hot starter). Next Friday’s Hot or Not report will be the last of the season.
–Jesse Biddle certainly leads the talk this week, with the most impressive week of the year for any pitcher. Coming in the final weeks of the season, this should silence doubters as he is having his best month with a considerable number of innings on his arm.
–Jon Pettibone is going to force the Phillies to take a serious look at him as the number 5 starter in 2013 if he closes out the season in Lehigh Valley with two or three more good starts.
–An outstanding week at the plate for many but Maikel Franco has really begun coming into his own with another outstanding week….And Cody Asche says, “take that Keith Law.” Ok, he didnt really say that, but I did.
–Roman Quinn makes the hot hitter list with a bit lower batting average than others who didn’t make it because of his 9SB and 8RS this week. that simply can’t be overlooked.
–I got a first hand look at Brody Colvin this week and it wasn’t pretty. As soon as he made a mistake, it seemed his confidence was totally shot for the rest of the game.
–A welcome to the Hot Reliever list for newly acquired Ryan o’Sullivan, while JC Ramirez has thrown together consecutive appearances on the same list.
Hot Hitters: Maikel Franco (.464, 5R 2HR 9 RBI); Miguel Alvarez (.529, 4R HR 5RBI, 2SB); Cody Asche (.440, 4R 4HR 8 RBI); Tyson Gillies (.520, 7R); Roman Quinn (.333, 8R 5RBI, 9SB); Pete Lavin (.400, 5R HR 4RBI, SB); Zach Collier (.375, 7R 3HR 5RBI, 2SB); Angelo Mora (.400); Gabrial Lino (.400); Chris Serritella (.375, 6RBI); Honorable Mention: Carmona, Martinez, Dugan, ALonso, Ruf, Pridie
Not Hot Hitters: Kyle Hoppy (.043); Sebastian Valle (.091); Steven Lerud (.091); Logan Moore (.091); Brian Pointer (.111); Jia Tromp (.111); Brock Stassi (.125); Tim Carver (.154); Yan Olmo (.167); D’Arby Myers (.167) (Dis)Honorable Mention: Walding, Altherr
Hot Starters: Jesse Biddle (2W, 14IP 2H 0ER 2BB 21K); Tom Cochran (7IP 2H 0ER 2BB 5K); Jon Pettibone (7IP 3H 0ER 3BB 4K); Yoel Mecias (6IP 1H 0ER 1BB 5K); Colin Klevan (6IP 5H 1ER 2BB 5K); Honorable Mention: Rosin, Joaquin, Stefan.
Not Hot Starters: Austin Wright (2.2IP 9H 6er 3BB 2K); Ethan Stewart (5.2IP 11H 8ER 5BB 6K); Jesen Degestile Therrien (3IP 4H 4ER 4BB); Mario Hollands (3IP 5H 4ER); Brody Colvin (5IP 7H 5ER 4BB 0K); Trevor May (9.2IP 11H 7ER); Adam Morgan (5IP 6H 4ER 2BB 4K); Lino Martinez (5.1IP 9H 4ER); Scott Elarton (4.1IP 6H 3ER 3BB 5K); . (Dis)Honorable Mention: Hyatt
Hot Relievers: Justin Friend (4.2IP 1H 0ER 2BB 8K, 3SV); Stephen Inch (5.1IP 4H 0ER 0BB 4K); Kenny Giles (4IP 1H 0ER 1BB 6K, SV); JC Ramirez (4IP 1H 0ER 2BB 2K); Ryan O’Sullivan (4IP 3H 0ER 1BB 1K); Andre Kinder (4.1IP 3H 0ER 1BB 1K); Hector Neris (3.1IP 1H 0ER 0bb 4k); Austin Brough (3IP 0H 0ER 0BB 3K); Justin DeFratus (3IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K); Felix Santos (3IP 1H 0ER 2BB 4K, SV) Honorable Mention: Johnson, Diekman, Morales, ANgulo
Not Hot Relievers: Yacksel Rios (0.1IP 3H 2ER); Tim Kennelly (1.2IP 4H 4ER); Luis Paulino (2.1IP 6H 6ER 3BB 2K); Yari Sosa (2IP 6H 5ER); David Purcey (1IP 3H 4ER 3BB); Luis Gonzalez (2.1IP 3H 4ER 3BB 3K); Colby Shreve (4.1IP 7H 3ER 2BB 2K); Kyle SImon (3.1IP 5H 3ER 1BB 2K); Andrew Anderson (3.2IP 5H 3ER)