Box Score Recap – 7/27/2017

Lehigh Valley lost in ten innings.

Reading won, Drew Anderson pitched well.

Clearwater won on Jan Hernandez (14) walk off HR.

Lakewood lost.  Llovera pitched well.

Williamsport lost late, but Kyle Young threw 5 more shutout innings.

The GCL Phillies won in a walk off on Jake Holmes RBI single. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/27/2017

Box Score Recap – 7/26/2017

Lehigh Valley topped Gwinnett behind J.P. Crawford’s grand slam.

Reading wasted another solid pitching performance by a starter.

Clearwater got a shutout from Edgar Garcia and Jeff Singer.

And, the GCL Phillies kicked Tiger butt with a 6-run tenth.

Note: the MLB Mid-Season top 30 prospects for Philadelphia.  The numbers below have been updated.  The list is available on the Phillies site, and here on Phuture Phillies.

Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/26/2017

Box Score Recap – 7/25/2017

The Phillies’ affiliates exhibited little fire power for the most part on Tuesday.

Lehigh Valley managed to win on a bullpen shutout and 4 total hits, one being Brock Stassi’s grand slam home run.

Reading also produced 4 hits and lost when they gave up 2 unearned runs, wasting Cole Irvin’s fine six innings.

Clearwater got 6 hits in each game of a double header, losing both when they were outscored 10-2.

Lakewood score 4 runs on their 6 hits, but lost.

Williamsport also got 6 hits and lost.

The GCL Phillies swept a double header, pounding 11 hits in a 4-1 victory but just 6 hits in an 8-1 win.  They also got some pretty good pitching. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/25/2017

Box Score Recap – 7/24/2017

Rhys Hoskins hit his 23rd home run in a Lehigh Valley loss.

Tyler Viza threw seven shutout innings in a Reading loss.

Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits in a Clearwater loss.

Sixto Sanchez pitched a five inning shutout.

Williamsport pounded Auburn.

Lehigh Valley (62-40)  lost to Gwinnett, 9-3.

Zach Eflin took a step backward with 7 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks in 5.0 innings.  He struck out nine.  Ramos, Mariot, and Murray combined to give up 2 runs over the final 4.0 innings.

Didn’t matter though as the IronPigs could only muster 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  Rhys Hoskins hit a 2-run HR (23).

  • #1: Crawford (.228): went 1-4 with a run scored, double, K
  • #3: Alfaro (.242): went 0-4 with 3 K
  • #5: Williams (.280):  25 days and 75 PA into the end of prospect status
  • #7: Quinn (.274): 7-Day DL
  • #9: Cozens (.230): 0-4 with 2 K
  • #11: Kingery (.274): went 1-4 
  • #12: Hoskins (.282): went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (23), 2 RBI (75), K
  • #15: Pinto (4-3, 4.39):
  • #18: Appel (5-4, 5.27): 7-Day DL
  • #23: Lively (7-1, 2.27): (39 days/42.2 IP w/Phils)
  • #28: Valentin (.229): 7-Day DL
  • #30: Pullin (.217): 0-4 with a K
  • Eflin: (1-3, 4.60): 5.0 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • Eshelman: (7-2, 2.14): 7-Day DL
  • Leibrandt: (4-0, 1.61):
  • Therrien: (0-0, 1.69):

Reading (54-45)  lost to Altoona, 2-0.

Tyler Viza (5.59) pitched 7.0 shutout innings.  He allowed 4 hits and a walk.  Austin Davis took the loss with 2 runs in 2.0 innings.

The Phils managed just 4 hits.  Chace Numata (.245) had 2 hits.  Drew Stankiewicz (.286) had a pinch hit single.

  • #16: El. Garcia: Restricted List,  80-Game suspension was over after game #87.
  • #20: Anderson (6-4, 3.91):
  • #21: Arano (0-0, 3.74):
  • #22: Tocci (.313): went 0-4 with 2 K
  • #26: Canelo (.231): went 1-4 with a K
  • Martin: (.183): went 0-3
  • Walding: (.232): went 0-4 with 2 K
  • Irvin: (4-1, 3.18):
  • Taveras: (0-0, 5.06):
  • Davis: (3-2, 3.34): 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • DeNato: (5-1, 1.09):
  • Watson: (3-5, 4.64):

Clearwater (52-47)  lost to Bradenton, 6-3.

Ranger Suarez had a rough outing giving up 4 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks.  Tyler Gilbert (3.05) allowed an inherited runner to score and gave up 2 additional runs in 1.2 innings. Trevor Bettencourt (2.25) struck out 2 in 1.0 inning.

The Threshers scored 2 runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Wilson Garcia and Zach Green.  They broke a tie in the fourth on Jan Hernandez solo HR (13).

Randolph had 2 hits.  Hernandez had an outfield assist (second base).

  • # 6: Kilome (5-4, 2.74):
  • #10: Randolph (.258): went 2-5 with a run scored
  • #24: Romero (2-2, 2.95):
  • #25: Ed. Garcia (2-4, 4.25):
  • #27: Pujols (.173): 7-Day DL
  • #29: Seranthony Dominguez (3-1, 2.54):
  • Arauz: (3-1. 1.19):
  • Singer: (5-2, 2.45):
  • Suarez: (1-1, 2.35): 5.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K

Lakewood (54-47)  won a rain-shortened game against Charleston, 2-0.

Sixto Sanchez got the win with 5.0 shutout innings.

Arquimedes Gamboa had 2 hits. Mickey Moniak had the BlueClaws other hit, a run-scoring triple in the third inning.

  • #2: Moniak (.261): went 1-2 with a triple, RBI (33), BB
  • #4: Sanchez (5-3, 2.64): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K.
  • #14: Medina (4-6, 3.16):
  • #17: Brito (.239): DNP
  • Gamboa: (.234): went 2-3 with a run scored, triple, K
  • Hall: (.271): went 0-2 with a K, HBP
  • Lartigue (.273): went 2-3 with a BB, K
  • Alastre: (.357) went 0-3  
  • Williams: (.226): went 0-2 with a BB, K
  • (#9) Zoellner: 7-Day DL
  • Falter: (4-6, 3.35):
  • Fanti: (7-2, 2.60):
  • Llovera (1-1, 2.05):
  • (#15) Al. Garcia: 7-Day DL
  • (#19) Russ: (0-1, 7.71):

Williamsport (19-13)  beat Auburn, 12-4.

Luis Carrasco held the Doubledays to 2 runs in 6.0 innings.  He struck out nine.

The Crosscutters piled it on.  Greg Pickett and Austin Listi had 3 hits apiece.  Nick Maton and Cole Stobbe added 2-hit games.  Jhailyn Ortiz hit his 5th HR and had 3 RBI.  Jake Scheiner hit his second HR.

  • #8: Gowdy:
  • #13: Stobbe: (.213): went 2-5 with a run scored, double, RBI (16), K
  • #10: Ortiz: (.278): went 1-4 with 2 runs scored, HR (5), RBI (20), BB
  • Pickett: (.323): went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, RBI (11), BB
  • Stephen: (.260): went 0-3 with a run scored, BB, 2 K
  • (#1) Haseley: (.272): went 1-5 with 2 runs scored
  • (#4) Scheiner: (.278): went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (2), RBI (10), BB
  • (#6) Guthrie:
  • (#7) Maton: (.315): went 2-4 with a run scored, double, RBI (5), K
  • (#13) Fitch: (.412): went 1-4 with a double, RBI (7)
  • (#17) Listi: (.310): went 3-4 with 2 runs scored,  2 doubles, 2 RBI (15)
  • (#22) Mims: (.320): DNP
  • (#25) Azuaje: (.231): DNP
  • Young: (5-0, 1.59):
  • (#2) Howard: (0-0, 3.52):
  • Stewart: (2-1, 3.60):
  • J. Garcia: (2-2, 4.00):
  • Carrasco: (2-0, 2.08): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K
  • Brown: (2-2, 2.88):
  • (#3) Seabold: (1-0, 0.00):
  • (#10) Brogdon: (1-0, 3.86):
  • (#12) Parkinson: (0-0, 6.00):
  • (#14) Warren: (0-0. 5.40):
  • (#16) Dohy: (1-0, 5.40):
  • (#18) Jones: (0-1, 3.86):

GCL Phillies (12-10)  double header postponed, rain.

  • Muzziotti: (.286):
  • Guzman: (.302):
  • Pelletier: (.277):
  • Gonzalez: (.246):
  • Marchan: (.250):
  • Bocio: (.300):
  • (#11) Holmes: (.138):
  • (#24) Markham: (.114):
  • (#26) Nieporte: (.386):
  • (#27) Gurrola: (.255):
  • (#31) Mayer: (.205):
  • (#39) Stewart: (.000):
  • Jimenez: (1-0, 3.63):
  • Rosario: (1-1, 3.50):
  • Silva: (2-0, 5.21):
  • Morales: (1-2, 3.78):
  • Sobil: (1-1, 5.27):
  • (#8) Mezquita: (0-0, 0.00):
  • (#5) Lindow: (0-1, 3.00):
  • Kuznetsov: (1-0, 0.00):
  • Carvajal: (1-1, 3.00):
  • Miller: (1-2, 9.82):
  • (#21) Hernandez: (0-0, 0.00):
  • (#29) Cummings:
  • (#32) Santa Cruz: (1-1, 8.10):
  • (#33) B. Brown: (0-0, 0.00):

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Something New

I have added a new Google sheet tracking injuries within the organization.  It is as complete as I can make it with the information provided in the transactions and whatever I can glean from online media and talk around the Complex.  I placed it at the end of the Transactions section, just below the organization’s rosters link.  The link is also here.

Transactions:

Quincy Nieporte Interview – 2017

This is another in a series of interviews by Steve Potter.

Spotlight : Quincy Nieporte

Quincy is the Phillies 26th round draft pick in this year’s draft from Florida State University. He’s a right handed hitting first baseman who’s 22 years old and played three years at Florida State (after spending his freshman year at Tallahassee Community College). He hit .316 over the course of his college career with an OBP of .391 with 29 home runs and 229 RBI’s in 854 at bats and also had 53 doubles.

He’s from the Atlanta, Georgia area and is from an athletic family. His mom played tennis for four years at Florida State, his grandfather played on the PGA tour and his uncle Jay was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1985 draft. Quincy graduated from St. Pius X high school in Atlanta and helped lead his high school team to the 2010 regional championship.

He’s gotten off to a great start playing for the GCL Phillies in Clearwater hitting .400/.486/.900 with an OPS of 1.386 in 8 games (30 at bats) with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs and 7 RBI’s.

Recently I was able to correspond with Quincy and ask him some questions, here is the Q and A :

When did you find out you had been drafted and where were you?  What was your reaction?

“I was back home at school at Florida State after a super regional practice. I think I was more relieved than anything because I knew I was good enough to continue my career on the professional level.”

I read you were the “DJ” of the FSU locker room, at Carpenter Complex music is played for practice, if you were the “DJ” what would be playing?

“I would play a lot of oldies and also 90’s and early 2000’s hip hop. Also sneak some Spanish songs in for my fellow teammates.”

How has the transition to pro ball been? What’s different about your daily routine ?

“It is definitely different but the coaching staff and training staff has made it very simple for me. The biggest difference is the early start and the fact that we play everyday.”

You’ve gotten off to a strong start in the GCL, how has playing in Tallahassee helped you in playing noon games in the Clearwater heat?

“I think just playing in Florida for the last four years in college has helped me realize how to play in the hot weather. It’s easy to give it your all for 9 innings (sometimes more) because you know you will have the rest of the day to recover.”

Growing up in the Atlanta area what is your knowledge of the Phillies fan base?

“I know that the Phillies have great fans and also very passionate about all their sports. I am excited to be able to bring some of my personality to the big stage in a few years for them.”

What do you consider the strong suits of your game? As a hitter what’s your approach?

“I would say my strong suits would be my offensive threat and also my baseball IQ. As a senior signee, especially at Florida State, I feel like I have been molded to be a very mature and aware player.”

First and early impressions of Carpenter Complex and the Phillies training regimen?

“It is unbelievable. Everything you need to succeed as a ballplayer is all in one place.”

As you progress thru the system what should Phillies fans expect to see from you on the field and your approach to the game?

“I would say the fans should expect to see a guy who is willing to do whatever it takes for the team to win. I am also a very energetic guy who loves the game and loves to have fun. I would also say that I am an odd person that has a great sense of humor and tries to entertain the fans as often as possible in order to keep the fans guessing and enjoying their time at the ballpark.”

Thanks to Quincy for taking the time to answer my questions, I hope he has a long and very successful pro baseball career with the Phillies.

(Editor’s note: I’m not real good at the comp game, but here goes.  Quincy reminds me of Jake Fox.  Same height and weight.  Similar build.  Appears to have a similar approach at the plate.  When he makes solid contact, he hits the ball hard.)

Box Score Recap – 7/23/2017

The organization went oh-fer on Sunday.  Ben Lively pitched well for the IronPigs.  Each affiliate had one player knock a home run – LHV: Stassi (2), REA: Stankiewicz (1), CLR: W. Garcia (9), LAK: Hall (19), and WPT: Listi (2).  Carlos Tocci had 5 RBI in a losing cause.

Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/23/2017

Box Score Recap – 7/22/2017

Lehigh Valley cruised, Brandon Leibrandt won his 4th consecutive game, the Bash Brothers bashed.

Reading was defeated in a rain-shortened game..

Clearwater won as Harold Arauz bailed out starter Franklyn Kilome.

Lakewood won behind Adonis Medina’s gem, Darick Hall added an RBI to his league-leading 72.

Williamsport won, Connor Brogdon earned his first professional win.

The GCL Phillies split a double header. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/22/2017

Under the Microscope: Sixto Sanchez, by John Yarusinsky

Here’s another article from John Yarusinsky.  John sent it to me soon after he watched Sixto Sanchez pitch against the Rome Braves on July 12th.  I was hesitant to publish it.  I didn’t want to fan the flames of “Sixto-mania”.  But, it’s and introspective look at a remarkable young pitcher who turns nineteen next week (July 29th).  Enjoy. Continue reading Under the Microscope: Sixto Sanchez, by John Yarusinsky

Box Score Recap – 7/21/2017

Lehigh Valley lost as Rhys Hoskins hit his 21st home run, Scott Kingery his fifth.

Reading won as Jose Taveras made his AA debut but didn’t figure in the decision.

Clearwater lost as Seranthony Dominguez made his long-awaited return.

Lakewood lost but Darick Hall picked up his league-leading 71st RBI.

Williamsport won, Connor Seabold notched his first professional win.

The GCL Phillies were postponed due to heavy morning rain. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 7/21/2017