A last look at the Outfielders in the lower half of the organization…next up is Starting Pitchers, coming at the end of the week.
Aaron Altherr, 21, Phils 9th rd pick in 2009; .252/.319/.3402 in 420 AB’s; 8HR 50RBI; 25/33 SB; .291 vs. LH, .233 vs. RH, .238 with RISP; 8%bb/22% k rates; .279 Post All Star Game. 90 games in the OF with 1 error (.996); 9 OF assists; Altherr had a decent year, after a real rough stretch in May. Still has the potential to be a nice combination of speed and power. Very good in the field. Grade: C+. 2013: Clearwater
Kelly Dugan, 21, Phils 2nd round pick in 2009; .300/.387/.470 in 430 AB’s; 12HR 60RBI; 5/6 SB; .291 vs. LH, .305 vs. RH, .328 with RISP; .331 Post All Star Game; 10%bb/26% k rates; 79 games in the OF with 4 errors (.979); 4 OF assists; 25 games at 1B with 4 errors (.981); Dugan took a major step forward in 2012, hitting for average, producing runs and showing a good eye at the plate. The K rate is a little high but acceptable with the production. Grade: A-. 2013: Certainly Clearwater, with a double bump to Reading not out of the question.
Brian Pointer, 20, Phils 28th round pick in 2010; .225/.328/.376 in 426 AB’s between Williampsort and Lakewood; 10HR 63 RBI; 16/22 SB; For Lakewood: .217/.318/.360 in 300 AB’s; 7HR 42RBI; 13/17 SB; .159 vs. LH, .234 vs. RH, .247 with RISP; 11%BB/30% k rates; .175 since August 1. 111 games in the OF with 9 errors (.958); 3 OF assists; Pointer had a very rough year looking lost at times in Lakewood. He has a very pretty swing, he has simply not connected. With his troubles against lefties and the high K rate, no choice but to send him back to Lakewood next year absent an exceptional Spring. Grade: D+
Gauntlett Eldemire, 23, Phils 6th round pick in 2010; .227/.351/.326 in 233 AB’s; 2HR 18RBI; 18/23 SB; .225 vs. LH, .229 vs. RH, .231 with RISP; 14%bb/21%K rates; 69 games in the OF with 2 errors (.987); 2 OF assists; Eldemire has been plagued by injury since being drafted in 2010 and this year was no different as he wa shut down for the last two months of the season. He has an excellent batting eye and good speed but simply hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Grade: D; 2013: Lakewood
Kyrell Hudson, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2009; .224/.277/.297 in 219AB’s; 1HR 21 RBI; 23/30 SB; .364 vs. LH, .163 vs. RH, .224 with RISP; 4%bb/32% k rates; 51 games in the OF with 4 errors (.968); 4 OF assists; Hudson was awful in April and May and then started to pick things up in June being injuring himself and missing the last 9 weeks of the season. Extremely high K rate inhibits batting him at the top of the order, where his speed belongs; After spending two years at Williamsport, it looks like he will be starting his second season in Lakewood. Grade: D.
Miguel Alvarez, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2006; .254/.289/.320 in 228 AB’s between Clearwater and Lakewood; 1HR 21 RBI; 12/17 SB; Lakewood: .315/.360/.425 in 127 AB’s; 1HR 16RBI; 10SB; 7%bb/16% k rates; 59 games in the OF with 6 errors (.962); 6 OF assists; Alvarez played well in Lakewood after dropping back from Clearwater where he hit .175. Alvarez has now been around quite awhile in the organization and 2013 most likely is put up or shut up time. Grade: C; 2013: Clearwater
Larry Greene, 19, Phils 1st round pick in 2011; .272/.383/.481 in 257 AB’s; 2HR 26 RBI; 1/3 SB; 14%bb/26%k rates; .303 vs. LH, .260 vs. RH, .227 with RISP; .273 since August 1. 70 games in the OF with 4 errors (.977); 7 OF assists; A good year for Greene who showed a good batting eye and gap power. The Phils would like to see him take the power numbers up a notch which could easily come with time. Grade: B; 2013: Lakewood
Yan Olmo, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2008; .212/.248/.271 in 203 AB’s; 0HR 18rbi; 5/5sb; .207 vs. LH, .213. vs RH, .203 with RISP; 2%bb/22% k rates; 47 games in the OF with 3 errors (.974); 4 OF assists; The Phillies must see something outside his stat line as Olmo received plenty of playing time with little production. Grade: D; 2013: Williamsport
Kyle Hoppy, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .224/.343/.293 in 116 AB’s; 1HR 11RBI; 4/5 SB; .333 vs. LH, .191 vs. RH, .167 with RISP. 15%bb/11% k rates; .247 since August 1. 31 games in the OF with 5 errors (.943); 2 OF assists; Hoppy was serviceable since signing in late July. Grade: C-; With the glut of OF in Lakewood next year, Hoppy is likely to be a victim of the numbers game.
Zach Taylor, 21, Phils 12th round pick in 2012; .170/.254/.268 in 112 AB’s between GCL and Williampsort; 2HR 9RBI; 8%bb/27% k rates; .250 vs. LH, .162 vs. RH, .125 with RISP. Ugly stat line. Grade: F; 23 games in the OF with 4 errors (.913); 1 assist. If Taylor gets another chance, it will be because he was a relatively high pick.
Jia Tromp, 18; Signed as a free agent in 2010; .206/.270/.353 in 136AB’s between GCL and Williamsport; 2HR 16RBI; 4/8SB; 7%bb/31%k rates; 40 games in the OF with 1 error (.985); 4 OF assists; Just above the Mendoza line at two levels. Still just 18/ Grade: D; 2013: Williamsport
Dylan Cozens; 18, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .255/.341/.441 in 161 AB’s; 5HR 24RBI; 8/10SB; .200 vs. LH, .263 vs. RH, .274 with RISP; 12%bb/24% k rates; Not outstanding but certainly showed some promise. 8 games in the OF; 2 OF assists; 4 errors (.938); Grade: B 2013: Williamsport
Herlis Rodriguez, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2010; .221/.265/.316 in 95 AB’s; 1HR 7RBI; 0/2 SB; .185 vs. LH, .235 vs. RH, .185 with RISP; 6%bb/23%k rates;38 games in the OF; 4 assists; 3 errors (.927); Very pedestrian numbers; Grade: C-; 2013: Back in the GCL.
Carlos Tocci, 17, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .278/.330/.299 in 97 AB’s; 0HR 9RBI; 9/11 SB; 6%bb/17% k rates; .227 vs. LH, .293 vs. RH, .391 with RISP;35 games in the OF with 1 assist and 1 error (.981). Tocci played well, albeit in limited playing time. In most games, he was removed in the 6th or 7th inning, only finishing a couple games towards the end of the year. When he played he impressed, especially for his age. Grade: B+; 2013: Williamsport
Andrew Pullin, 18, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .321/.403/.436 in 140 AB’s; 2HR 13 RBI; 3/8 SB; .294 vs. LH, .330 vs. RH, .333 with RISP;27 games in the OF with 3 assists and 0 errors (1.000); Also played 7 games at 2B with 1 error (.964). Pullin was outstanding. Not much more to say. Grade: A; 2013: No reason not to start Pullin at Lakewood and see how he performs knowing he can drop back to Williamsport when their season starts if necessary.
Steven Golden, 17, Phils 13th round pick in 2012; .177/.215/.226 in 0HR 3RBI; 2/4 SB; 5%bb/29% k rates; Not a good start for Golden but just 17 years of age. 23 games in the OF with 0 assists and 1 error (.967); Grade: D-; 2013: GCL
Johnathan Knight, 19, Phils 49th round pick in 2011; .186/.255/.295 in 43 AB’s; 2HR 2RBI; 6%bb/53% k rate, 22 games in the OF with 2 assists and 0 errors (1.000). I cant imagine Knight will be back in the organization next year.
Diego Gonzalez, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2010; .211/.218/.237 in 76 AB’s between Lakewood, WIlliamsport and GCL: 0HR 8 RBI; 10SB; 1%bb/27% k rates; 27 games in the OF with 0 assists and 1 error (.975). After putting up very nice numbers oin the Dominican League in 2011, Gonzalez has a very disappointing 2012. He walked only once in 77 plate appearances and simply didn’t shoe much other than speed offensively. Grade: D; 2013: Williamsport