Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/20/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (32-36) lost to Bradenton, 9-1, and finished the first half in fourth place.  Nick Fanti (3-3, 7.22) got rocked in the second inning.  He gave up 8 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in 1.1 innings.  The one out he recorded in the second inning was on a pickoff.  Felix Paulino (3.00) allowed the inherited runner to score when he gave up a HR in the inning.  He went on to pitch 3.2 innings.  Grant Dyer pitched two one-hit, scoreless innings and struck out three.  Ismael Cabrera (7.16) mopped up with a one-walk inning.   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/20/2018

2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 20th

The 2018 Draft Tracker is current as of today (6/20/2018).  It includes signing dates and bonus amounts as reported by MLB.

The Phillies have signed 28 of their 38 draft picks.  The earliest round pick not signed is #4, Colton Eastman.

Those not signed include – Continue reading 2018 Post Draft Discussion; June 20th

Around the System–Middle Infield

Lehigh Valley

Alexi Amarista, 29, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .227/.264/.265 in 140PA; 0HR 10RBI; 2SB; 5%BB/14%K; .208 vs LHP; .231 vs RHP; .205 in June; 35 games at 2B with 2 errors (.987); 4 games at SS without an error; Solid in the field but very little with the bat this season.

Dean Anna, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .259/.345/.315 in 269PA: 0HR 21RBI; 2/6SB; 8%BB/12%K; .303 vs LHP; .237 vs RHP; .274 in June; 60 games at SS with 4 errors (.982); 2 games at 2B with 1 error; Has been solid all season, however he is what he is at this stage.

Trevor Plouffe, 32, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .214/.316/.400 in 171PA: 6HR 20RBI;1SB; 13%BB/26%K; .255 vs LHP; .20 vs RHP; ;224 in June; 16 games at 2B without an erro;r 7 games at 3B without an error; 6 games at 1B without an error; Plouffe is extremely versatile but has struggled with the bat after joining the organization in mid April.  With over 3000 major league PA’s, more is expected.

Reading

Malquin Canelo, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .256/.325/.398 in 280PA; 6HR 19RBI; 13SB; 9%BB/21%K; .292 vs LHP; .247 vs RHP; .237 in June; 60 games at SS with 13 errors (.954); 6 games at 2B with 1 error (.960); Improvement over his 2017 in Reading but still needs to improve a notch before moving up.

Heiker Meneses, 27, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .167/.264/.167 in 112PA between Lehigh Valley and Reading; 0HR 5RBI; .143 vs LHP; .180 vs RHP; .148 in June; 10%BB/22%K; 20 games at 2B with 2 errors (.978); 11 games at SS with one error; Has been organization filler this season with next to no production.

Drew Stankiewicz, 25, Phils 11th round pick in 2014; Hitting .125 in 26PA; 7 games at 2B with 2 errors (.941); Stankiewicz was just recently activated after spending the first two plus months on the DL.  He should see regular time as the Fightins 2B moving forward.

Emmanuel Marrero, 25, Phils 7th round pick in 2014; .190/.268/.270 in 114PA; 2HR 10RBI; 10%BB/30%K; 26 games at 2B with 2 errors (.983); 4 games at SS with 1 error; Wasnt doing much before being placed on the DL.

Clearwater

Raul Rivas, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .264/.297/.333 in 184PA: 1HR 15RBI; 4/7SB; 4%BB/18%K; .179 vs LHP; .305 vs RHP; .364 in June; 34 games at 2B with 3 errors (.979); 13 games at 3B without an error; Rivas is having a good season, thus far and is progressing nicely.

Arquimedes Gamboa, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2015; .261/.350/.350 in 259PA: 1HR 20RBI; 5/7SB; 11%BB/19%K; .246 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; .278 in June; 55 games at SS with 5 errors (.965); Gamboa has been solid and the talent, particularly with the glove is evident.

Jose Gomez, 21, Acquired from Colorado in 2017; .230/.266/.262 in 196PA: 1HR 14RBI; 4SB; 4%BB/15%K; .236 vs LHP; .225 vs RHP; .313 in June; 19 games at 2B with 3 errors (.958); 10 games at SS with 1 error (.977); 22 games at 3B with 3 errors (.946); A very mediocre season.  Much more is expected from Gomez.

Brian Mims, 22, Phils 22nd round pick in 2017; Hitting .158 in 19AB; 0HR 2RBI; 1SB; 4 games at 2B without an error; 2 games at 3B without an error; Just recently activated and not much to speak of thus far.

Lakewood

Daniel Brito, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .242/.307/.348 in 233PA; 3HR 20RBI; 8SB; 8%BB/19%K; .241 vs LHP; .242 vs RHP; .298 in June; 60 games at 2B with 2 errors (.993); Brito, in his second season playing for Lakewood has been extremely solid with the glove and coming around with the bat in June.

Nick Maton, 21, Phils 7th round pick in 2017; .266/.322/.415 in 234PA; 5HR 23RBI; 3SB; 8%BB/20%K; .276 vs LHP; .262 vs RHP; .250 in June; 55 games at SS with 10 errors (.956); 3 games at 2B without an error.  Maton is putting together a solid year and should be ready for Clearwater by the last month of the season.

Williamsport

Bryan Gonzalez, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2016

Jon Guzman, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2015

Seth Lancaster, 22, Phils 8th round pick in 2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/19/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (32-35) beat Bradenton, 5-3.  Adonis Medina had another nice start holding the Marauders to one run in six innings.  He allowed 3 hits and 3 walks, and struck out ten.  Blake Quinn (5.79) gave up one run in two innings.  Ismael Cabrera (7.63) gave up a HR but picked up his second save. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/19/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/18/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (31-35) lost to Bradenton, 3-2 in ten innings.  McKenzie Mills (4.46) was asked to start out of the bullpen and provided four innings of one-run ball.  He allowed 6 hits, but walked just one batter and struck out five.  However, he needed 82 pitches (49 strikes) to complete those four innings.  Grant Dyer made his first appearance of the season and threw a scoreless, one-hit inning.   Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/18/2018

Around the System–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Joey Meneses, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .294/.332/.515 in 247 PA; 12HR 37RBI; 6%BB/22%K; .355 vs LHP; .255 vs RHP; .227 over last 28 days; 51 games at 1B with 1 error (.997); 9 games in the OF with 1 error and 1 OF assist; Menses has been struggling as of late, however still a nice body of work this season.

Matt McBride, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .250/.357/.560 in 99PA: 7HR 14RBI; 14%BB/22%K; .267 vs LHP; .241 vs RHP; .341 last 28 days; 14 games at 1B with 1 error; 6 games caught with 1 error; A very slow start by McBride has been overcome by a very hot May/June during which he has hot for power.

Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .264/.385/.477 in 234PA: 9HR 31RBI: 15%BB/29%K; .254 vs LHP; .258 vs RHP; .225 in June; 56 games at 3B with 7 errors (.953); 2 games at 1B without an error; Walding has been slumping in June after amajor league debut that saw him strike out in all 6AB’s.  That said, overall, still decent numbers this season.

Reading

Kyle Martin, 25, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .196/.304/.357 in 175PA; 4HR 19RBI; 13%BB/21%K; .161 vs LHP; .205 vs RHP; .172 in June; 31 games at 1B with 1 error (.996); 3 games in the OF without an error; Martin continues to be nearly non existant with the bat and as such, has lost almost all his playing time to Darrick Hall.

Zach Green, 24, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012, .263/.343/.483 in 230AB; 10HR 33RBI; 10%BB/29%K; .273 vs LHP; .261 vs RHP; .200 in June; 25 games at 1B with 4 errors (.982); 20 games at 3B with 2 errors (.950); Green has been productive with the bat this season and is now seeing more playing time at 3B with TOmscha’s promotion to Lehigh Valley.

Darick Hall, 22, Phils 14th round pick in 2016; .258/.338/.502 in 263 PA between Clearwater and Reading;15HR 44RBI; 8%BB/21%K; .229 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; Hitting .200 in 60 PA for Reading; 55 games at 1B with 2 errors (.996).  Hall has struggled early on in his transition to Reading although still hitting with power.  I have confidence his numbers will greatly improve over the next 75PA.

Clearwater

Austin Listi, 24, Phils 17th round pick in 2017; .344/.453/.560 in 254PA: 9HR 45RBI; 13%BB/17%K; .333 vs LHP; .352 vs RHP; .354 in June; 22 games at 1B with 1 error (.994); 7 games in tje OF without an error; Listi has begun playing the field regularly with Darick Hall’s promotion.  Listi has been one of the most productive minor league hitters all season.

Luke Williams, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2015; .211/.310/.299 in 172PA; 3HR 13RBI; 10%BB/16%K; .164 vs LHP; .244 vs RHP; .310 in June; 30 games in the OF with 2 errors (.966); 12 games in the  OF with 1 error.  WIlliams has been coming on as of late, but very disappointing numbers overall this far.

Lakewood

Quincy Neiporte, 23, Phils 26th round pick in 2017; .235/.292/.353 in 243PA; 5HR 22RBI; 6%BB/13%K; .234 vs LHP; .236 vs RHP; .253 last 28 days; 49 games at 1B with 7 errors (.984); Neiporte has been very mediocre both with the bat and in the field.

Jake Scheiner, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2017; .268/.321/426 in 273PA; 8HR 27RBI; 7SB; 7%BB/16%K; .310 vs LHP; .247 vs RHP; .262 last 28 days; 37 games at 3B with 5 errors (.942); 15 games at 1B with 1 error (.982); 13 games in the OF with 1 error; Scheiner has been solid all year as a run producer.

Dalton Guthrie, 22, Phils 6th round pick in 2017; .242/.279/.353 in 169PA; 3HR 14RBI; 2/6SB; 4%BB/16%K; .167 vs LHP; .290 vs RHP; .250 last 28 days; 25 games at 3B with 5 errors (.930); 14 games at SS with 3 errors (.939); 8 games at 2B without an error;  Currently on the DL, Guthrie has missed significant time injured this season and has been average otherwise.

Cole Stobbe, 20, Phils 3rd round pick in 2016; Hitting .209 in 43 AB with 1HR and 7RBI; 9 games at 3B with 1 error; Stobbe continues to be plagued by injury and is currently on the DL.

Williamsport

Jesus Henriquez, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014

Edwin Rodriguez, 21, SIgned as a free agent in 2014

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/17/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) resumes play on Monday, June 18th.  The Threshers first three games are at Bradenton and will complete the FSL First Half.  The 31-34 Threshers are 4.5 games behind first place Daytona and eliminated from contention, but their 4-game sweep of Tampa before the break eliminated the Tarpons. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/17/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/16/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) placed several players on the North All Star team. Bailey Falter pitched the second inning and was awarded the victory throwing a scoreless inning. He threw 14 pitches, 10 for strikes although he did give up a hit and walked a batter.  Jake Hernandez was added to the team in place of Sixto Sanchez and tossed an efficient seventh inning, needing just 8 pitches, 5 strikes.  Austin Listi batted four times as the DH and went 2-4 with 3 RBI.  He had an RBI single in the third inning and a 2-run single in the seventh that put the game on ice.  Arquimedes Gamboa started at SS and went 0-2.  Darick Hall had also been voted onto the All Star team, but later was promoted to Reading.  Oh, the North won 5-0.

Games resume on Monday, June 18th.  The Threshers first three games are at Bradenton and will complete the FSL First Half.  The 31-34 Threshers are 4.5 games behind first place Daytona and eliminated from contention, but their sweep of Tampa eliminated the Tarpons. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/16/2018

Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/15/2018

Williamsport won their season opener at home, everybody else who played lost.

The Clearwater Threshers (31-34) avoided a loss by being on their All Star break.  Games resume on Monday, June 18th.  The Threshers first three games are at Bradenton and will complete the FSL First Half.  The 31-34 Threshers are 4.5 games behind first place Daytona and eliminated from contention, but their sweep of Tampa eliminated the Tarpons. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/15/2018