Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, Week 2

Two weeks (actually 1.5) in the books, let’s see who’s hitting their stride and who’s still not quite getting it in gear.


Dan Brauer: 11 IP, 1 ER, 7 H,  5 BB, 12 K, 2 W
Andrew Carpenter: 11 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 9 K, 1 W
Lou Marson: 21 AB, .381/.381/.619, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI
Jason Donald: 20 AB, .400/.400/.500, 2 2B, 5 R
Adrian Cardenas: 15 AB, .467/.467/.533, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI
James Happ: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 3 BB, 6 K


Joe Bisenius: 1.2 IP, 37.50 ERA (5 ER), 4 H, 2 BB, 0 K
Mike Costanzo: 23 AB, .174/.240/.217, 1 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI
CJ Henry: 18 AB, .167/.286/.278, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Carlos Carrasco: 3.1 IP, 20.32 ERA (7 ER), 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Darren Byrd: 4.0 IP, 11.25 ERA (5 ER), 5 H, 3 BB, 5 K

7 thoughts on “Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, Week 2

  1. How about Golson(.341/.349/.561);Baez(.333/.412/.667) and Moran(.436/.476/.615)? Not only are these numbers impressive, but all 3 of these guys are at a point where they really needed to start producing some big numbers. Here’s to hoping that they keep this going.

  2. My numbers were only from last Monday through Sunday, not the entire season. Moran isn’t really a “prospect” in the truest sense of the word, but if he has a monster year, he will be considered next season.

  3. Golson’s off to a good start overall, but the 1 walk in 41 plate appearances suggests he’s unlikely to keep it going. Wish they could send Milt Thompson (assuming he deserves credit for the big team’s strikingly high walk rate thus far) down to work with the Threshers for a few days.

  4. With Golson, I honestly wonder if it was a case of “over analyzing” and if that didn’t set him back. I mean, look what happened with Bourn. The Phillies wanted him to be “more aggressive” when he got to AA, and the OB% (his biggest asset) plummeted. Now sure, Golson was really raw when he signed, but people kept saying how “bad” his swing looked…..well, who cares how it looks, let him go until he shows that he needs to be fixed. Hunter Pence, the Astros top prospect, has a really weird looking swing with a giant loop/load mechanism, and scouts were convinced he’d struggle against better pitching….but all the guy has done is hit. I think you see what a guy can do, you see how he handles himself, and after it isn’t working, you make the necessary adjustments. I don’t know if the Phillies did that with Golson, but it’s clear that they did tamper with his swing and approach quite a bit. Clearly he’s a good enough athlete, I think he’ll figure it out.

  5. Dan Brauer is looking great, except for those eyebrows. But seriously this kid has dominated at every stage he has pitched at. As a lefty I think he will be moving to Reading and maybe Lynx before the end of the season.

  6. Eyebrows? Is that deep baseball code, or is there really an issue with his eyebrows?

    I agree, he is a formidable pitcher.

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