Definite reasons for optimism at the lower levels, which to a degree makes up for next to nothing at the higher levels in the OF. Next up will be corner infield.
Carlos Tocci, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .238/.291/.307 in 323 AB’s; 0HR 20RBI; 4/13SB; 4%bb/18%k rates; .325 vs. LHP; .208 vs. RHP; .214 with RISP; .252 since June 1. 83 games in the OF with 3 errors (.986); 5 OF assists; Certainly improved over last year, now with well over 800 plate appearances for Lakewood over 2 years. Still very young, the offense will have to continue to improve if Tocci is going to become a viable major leaguer.Plenty of time.
Dylan Cozens, 20, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .238/.296/.405 in 341 AB’s; 11HR 37RBI; 16SB; 8%bb/26%k rates; .271 vs. LHP; .221 vs. RHP; .176 with RISP; Hitting .350 in July thus far; Just over a year older than Tocci, Cozens avg and obp are almost identical, however Cozens is showing a huge power and speed tool. There is plenty of reason for excitement in my opinion. Needs to shorten his swing and strike out less, but to an extent, that is the price you pay for power. 79 games in the OF with 6 errors (.979); 7 OF assists.
Samuel Hiciano, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .257/.299/.402 in 276 AB’s; 7HR 31RBI; 7/12 SB; 5%bb/23%k rates; .212 vs. LHP; .271 vs. RHP; .221 with RISP; Hitting .220 since June 1. Hiciano has lost playing time to Larry Greene Jr recently which is unfortunate as Hiciano had been playing very well when getting regular time.55 games in the OF with 3 errors (.975); 4 OF assists.
Larry Greene, Jr., 21, Phils 1st round pick in 2011; .209/.273/.300 in 110 AB’s; 0HR 10 RBI; 2SB; 7%bb/27%k rates; .185 vs. LHP; .217 vs. RHP; .219 with RISP; 27 games in the OF with 3 errors (.949); 1 assist. Continued major disappointment.
Herlis Rodriguez, 20; SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .143/.226/.250 in 28 AB’s; 0HR 2RBI; 9 games in the OF without an error; 1 assist
Matt SHortall, 23, Phils 10th round pick in 2014 draft; .304/.322/.554 in 56 AB’s; 3HR 10RBI; 7 games in the OF without an error; 1 assist. Playing well in a 4th OF capacity.
Cord Sandberg, 19, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013 draft; .299/.349/.464 in 97 AB’s; 3HR 13RBI; 5SB; .300 vs. LHP; .299 vs. RHP; .273 with RISP; 23 games in the OF with 1 error; 2 assists
Jiandido Tromp; 20, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .261/.330/.472 in 180 AB’s between Lakewood and Williamsport; 8HR 29RBI; 11SB; 8%bb/25%k rates; .295/.368/.600 in 95 AB’s with Williamsport; 7HR 20 RBI; 7 SB; 47 games in the OF without an error; 5 assists; Tromp has played exceptionally well for WIlliamsport hitting for average, power, and stealing bases. I would like to see him back in Lakewood.
Aaron Brown, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014 draft; .304/.341/.367 in 79 AB’s; 1HR 8RBI; 6SB; 16 games in the OF without an error; 1 assist. Impressive early showing by Brown who, in addition to hitting has played an excellent OF.
Venn Biter, 19, Phils 30th round pick in 2013 draft; .125/.222/.219 in 32 AB’s; 0HR 3RBI; 1SB
Jose Pujols, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .196/.293/.275 in 51AB’s; 0HR 7RBI; 1SB; 11 games in the OF with 1 error and 1 OF assist
Jake Sweaney, 19, Phils 4th round pick in 2013 draft; .227/.217/.227 in 22 ab’s; 0HR 1RBI; 10 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist
Carlos Duran, 19, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .222/.323/.296 in 27 AB’s; 0HR 4RBI; 2SB; 9 games in the OF without an error; 3 assists
Gustavo Martinez, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .458/.440/.625 in 25 AB’s; 0HR 3RBI; 4 games in the OF without an error