As a regular reader, you know that I generally (almost always) discourage talking about the big league team here. This site was started with a very targeted purpose, to focus solely on the minor leagues. There are some situations where it is important to discuss the big league team, ie, how current prospects fit in to the big league team, or if a player gets injured and the speculation is to who replaces him. But in general, I don’t really care about the latest Phillies game with regard to this site. We’re here to focus on the Phillies minor league system. That said, when I see something consistently get brought up over and over again, and it does tie in somewhat directly with the minor league system, I feel it does warrant attention and discussion. This is the case with the idea of Jayson Werth’s future in the Phillies organization. In my opinion, the “analysis” of Werth’s future beyond 2010 has been somewhat shoddy. So I’m going to do my best to explain why I think its far more likely that Werth re-signs here than goes elsewhere. After that, you can make a judgment, but hopefully when someone brings it up and uses the incorrect assumptions, you correct them and maybe show them this post. I’m going to try and be as detailed as possible. Check below for more
A look around the system at catcher, a position that is surely worrisome for the Phils after the loss of several prospects (Marson, Jaramillo, D’Arnaud) over the last two years.
Paul Hoover, 34, .269/.338/.403; 1HR 8 RBI; 7% BB rate, 26% k rate; .143 vs. LHP, .302 vs. RHP; .290 with RISP. 43% CS Rate. Hoover has given all that can be asked of him and then some, however he is what is he is, which is a 34 year old stop gap if necessary.
Dane Sardinha, 31, .333/.368/.556 in 36 AB’s; 2 HR 8 RBI; .091 vs. LHP; .440 vs. RHP; .545 with RISP (7-11). 27% CS rate. See comments on Hoover. Continue reading Around the System–C
LV loses 6-3: Mayberry 0/3, walk; Zagurski 3-run inning, loss; Mathieson 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, K
Reading loses 12-7: Berry 1/4, 2B; Gillies 1/4; Brown 2/4, HR; Galvis 0/4; Stutes 1 IP, 1 BB, 2 K; Aumont 3.1 IP, 8! BB–I’m pretty sure he’s hurt
CLW wins 8-3: Gose 0/4, BB; Overbeck 2/5, 2 2B, 3 K ;Rizzotti 0/3, 2 BB; Sussdorf 2/3, HR, BB; Kennelly 2/3, 2B, HR, BB; Hanzawa 2/4; Sanchez 7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Lakewood wins 3-1 (on only 3 hits): Hewitt 1/3, HR; Santana 1/2, BB; Villar 1/3, 3B; Way 7.2 IP, 5 H , 1 R, 0 BB, 10 K; Shreve 0.1 IP, 1 K; Zeid 1 IP, 2 K, save