Box Score Recap – 6/23/2017

Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Clearwater won their games.

Lakewood and Williamsport lost their games late, the BlueClaws in a walk off.

And, Mark Leiter won his first start as a Phillie with 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. He also got his first major league hit. Diamondbacks manager, Torey Lovullo, was traded by the Tigers to the Yankees for Mark’s father on March 19, 1991, six days after Mark was born.

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Around the System–Corner Infield

A second look at corner infielders.

Lehigh Valley

Hector Gomez, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .252/.282/.490 in 147AB; 7 HR 22 RBI; 4%BB/14%K; .222 vs LHP; .265 vs RHP; .315 last 30 days; 41 games at 3B with 7 errors (.921); Gomez has become the regular 3B with the departure of Taylor Featherston and has done a real nice job since receiving more regular playing time.

Rhys Hoskins, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .294/.389/.593; 17HR 55RBI; 14%BB/15%K; .272 vs LHP; .305 vs RHP; .265 last 30 days; 68 games at 1B with 2 errors (.996); Hoskins excellent first half has been well documented; He has struggled just a bit of late but has hit for power and average consistently.  Excellent BB/K rate for a power hitter.

Reading

Kyle Martin, 24, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .187/.287/.397; 13HR 35RBI in 214 AB; 1SB; 11%BB/29%K; .160 vs LHP; .203 vs RHP; .191 last 30 days; 58 games at 1B with 4 errors (.992); It has been pretty much a disastrous transition to AA for Martin, albeit while showing some power.

Harold Martinez, 27, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .239/.329/.358 in 67AB; 1HR 4RBI; 12%BB/22%K; .276 vs LHP; .211 vs RHP; 11 games at 1B with 2 errors (.976); 3 games at 3B with 1 error; Martinez has spent a good deal of time on the DL thus far this season and has produced little while healthy. Continue reading Around the System–Corner Infield

Box Score Recap – 6/21/2017

Lehigh Valley rallied for 5 runs in the ninth to complete a sweep of Pawtucket.

Reading cruised to a lop-sided victory over Akron.

Clearwater won but so did Tampa, and the Threshers miss out on the first half title.

Lakewood is on their All Star Break.

Williamsport dropped their second home game of the season.

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2017 Post Draft Discussion; June 21, 2017

This is a continuation of the 2017 First Year Player Draft thread so we can consolidate all of our draft talk.  I will continue to look here for any information on signings that you find.  If you hear one of our new prospects has signed, please share the link here.

I have a lot of new information.  I have seen the following guys in Clearwater – Continue reading 2017 Post Draft Discussion; June 21, 2017

Box Score Recap – 6/20/2017

Lehigh Valley shut out Pawtucket, Jake Thompson went eight, six-hit innings.

Reading beat Akron, Tommy Bergjans threw a no-hitter through five innings.

Clearwater lost and now needs help to secure the first half division title.

Lakewood is on their All Star Break, the game and Nick Fanti’s start was rained out.

Williamsport lost their home opener, Cole Stobbe hit his second HR in as many games.

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Open Discussion: Week of June 18th

The Phillies were 1-6 last week.  The lone bright spot was their 1-0 victory over the Red Sox and Chris Sale.  Nick Pivetta laid out the blue print for the rest of the starting rotation – throw seven shutout innings and hope the bull pen doesn’t screw it up.  The Phillies were lucky that Pat Neshek and Hector Neris were able to close out the final two innings and the offense was able to scratch out a run.

After a day off Monday, three games at home v. the Cardinals and three on the road in Arizona.

The Phillies are still the worst team in baseball with a 22-46 record and .324 winning percentage.  Things get better when they face the  Red Sox and Diamondbacks.

Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 18th