The last Hot or Not for the 2012 season….lets get at it.
–Is there anymore more to say about Darin Ruf. Put simply, he could not have had a better year at the plate. If for no other reason than to prevent a Ryne Sandberg type mistake (and no,I am not comparing Ruf to a Hall of Famer), the Phillies need to see what they have against major league pitching. There is no downside for the seasons final month. He needs to be in Philly.
–Brian Pointer ranks high on the 2012 disappointment list. Such a pretty swing that just can’t make contact.
–Hoby Milner is opening eyes at Lakewood making it pretty clear he is ready for a jump to High A in 2013.
–Very nice to see Trevor May have an outstanding outing after really struggling for quite awhile.
–Ethan Martin joins the not hot list after some fairly significant control issues, while Brody Colvin remains consistently “not hot”.
–Kyle Simon has opened eyes in the organization since the Thome trade and appears to be a legit prospect who could help the Phillies in 2014 in the middle to late innings. His work against very good competition in the AFL will be something to watch closely.
Now the stats: Min 11 AB’s; Stat period 8/24–8/30.
Hot Starting Pitchers: Colin Klevan (7.1IP 5H 0ER 2BB 4K); Josh Warner (6IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K); Hoby Milner (6IP 2H 0ER 2BB 6K); Trevor May (8IP 2H 0ER 1BB 9K); Tyson Brummett (5IP 1H 0ER 1BB 3K); Manny Martinez (9IP 7H 2ER 5BB 9K);Austin Hyatt (11.2IP 10H 3ER 3BB 8K)
Not Hot Starting Pitchers: Ethan Martin (3.2IP 5h 6ER 4BB 3K); Brody Colvin (5IP 7H 6ER 3BB 1K); Ulysses Joaquin (6.1IP 10H 8ER 6BB 3K); Jeb Stefan (4IP 3H 4ER 1BB 4K); Mario Hollands (9.2IP 16H 9ER); Mitch Guellar (3.1IP 4H 3ER 4BB 6K).
Hot Relievers: Kyle Simon (4.1IP 2H 0ER 2BB 4K, SV); Yari Sosa (4IP 0H 0ER 1BB 6K, SV); Justin Friend (2.2IP 2H 0ER 1BB 4K, 3SV); Colton Murray (3IP 0H 0ER 0BB 3K, SV); Austin Brough (4Ip 1H 0ER); Steven Inch (4IP 3H 0ER); Juan Morillo (4IP 3H 0ER 4BB 5K); Jordan Whatcott (3.2IP 3H 0ER 2BB 4K); Kevin Walter (3.2IP 4H 0ER 0BB 5K); Michael Nesseth (2.2IP 1H 0ER 0BB 1K, SV). Honorable Mention: Minarik, Sisto, Francisco, Knigge, Cooper, Broussard
Not Hot Relievers: Jon Musser (5IP 10H 6ER); Blake Mascarello (1Ip 4H 2ER 1BB); Jordan Guth (3IP 8H 4ER); Jay Johnson (2IP 3H 3ER); Moises Rivas (1IP 4H 2ER); Jake Diekman (3IP 4H 3ER); Chris Nichols (2IP 4H 2ER);
Hot Hitters: Darin Ruf (.500, 7R 5HR 10RBI); Logan Moore (.538); Tim Carver (.429);William Carmona (.400); Leandro Castro (.391); Andreas Blanco (.381); Cody Asche (.379, 8R); Miguel ABreu (.375); Larry Greene (.368); Kyle Hoppy (.364, 4R 5RBI, 2SB); Maikel Franco (.346, 5R 4RBI);Honorable Mention: Hernandez, Susdorf, Spidale, Murphy, Dugan, Quinn; Gillies, Lavin, Alvarez
Not Hot Hitters: Brian Pointer (.077); Tyler Greene (.111); Chris Serritella (.118); Derrick Mitchell (.133); Jake Fox (.148); Gabrial Lino (.154); Sebastian Valle (.176);Edgar Duran (.176);Anthony Hewitt (.176); Jiwan James (.182)