Pitchers: Michael Cisco, Age 22, 6 games (all starts); 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA. 18.2 IP, 14 H 8BB 13K, .203 opp. avg., .240 with RISP, 1.17 WHIP. In a hitter friendly league, the Phils got what they were hoping for out of Cisco who continued to impress. His control needs some work but he is solidifying himself into realistic prospect status in the organization.
Edgar Garcia, Age 22, 10 games (1 start), 2-2 with a 5.29 ERA. 17IP 23H 4BB 10K, .324 opp. avg., 1.58 WHIP, .267 with RISP. Garcia, who missed most of the Minor League season was less then sharp in the Fall League and was extremely hittable. Presumably, the hitters were way ahead of him, having played a full season, but with that being said, his performace disappointed.
Scott Mathieson, Age 25, 11 games, 0-0 with a 2.84 ERA. 12.2 IP, 10H 8BB 15K, .227 opp. avg., 1.42 WHIP., .222 with RISP. Mathieson continues progressing nicely from his second Tommy John surgery and appears on course to make a significant push for a job in the Phillies bullpen in 2010. His walk numbers are too high but his other peripherals appear just where they should be.
Michael Schwimer, Age 23, 10 games, 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA. 12.2 IP, 12H , 8BB 8K, .250 opp. avg., 1.58 WHIP. .222 with RISP. Schwimer pitched well for the majority of his action in the Fall League with a couple of very rough outings inflating his numbers. The three homers allowed in roughly 12 innings of work is too much, but with that being said, this is an extremely small sample size. He bears down with runners on base and has done nothing to suggest that he will not be a force in the back of the Reading ‘pen in 2010.
Hitters:Tuffy Gosewisch, Age 26, .318/.333/.364 in 44 AB’s. 0HR and 5 RBI. Gosewisch played well defensively and showed a bit of offense during the AFL, but was hardly given a chance to stand out with GIants prospect Buster Posey playing ahead of him for Scottsdale. Gosewisch, who has a very small frame, continues to be a longshot to see major league time with any degree of regularity.
Troy Hanzawa, Age 25, Hanzawa saw extremely limited action as he was a “taxi player” on the Fall Leage squad, allowing him to play only certain days of the week. During that time he hit just .086 in 25 AB’s, with 3 RBI’s and 2 SB’s. Nothing much to report on Hanzawa who looks to be an organizational filler for the next several years.
Steve Susdorf, Age 23, .200/.313/.364 in 55 AB’s. 2HR and 6 RBI. 20% K rate, .111 with RISP. After playing in three levels in 2009, Susdorf struggled in the Fall League. Still, with the numbers he out up in 2009, a player worth watching in Reading in 2010.
Domonic Brown, Age 22, .229/.290/.390 in 118 AB’s. 2 HR and 18 RBI’s. 23% k rate. .202 vs. RHP; .243 with RISP. Debatebly the top prospect in the organization, he made the AFL All Star team probably based on pedigree rather than performance in what was a difficult Fall League season for Brown. His production came very early, with his numbers dropping drastically towards the end of the schedule, a time during which he committed 5 errors as well. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Brown back in Reading for another 100-150 AB’s before a performance warranted promotion to Lehigh Valley in 2010.