Yet another in a fairly long line of awful weeks for Lehigh Valley, going 2-5 on the week, and are now at 20-33, and in last place of the Northern Division of the IL, 11.5 games behind division leading Syracuse.
League Leaders thru 6/2: Hitters: John Mayberry is 5th in runs (34), 8th in homers (9), and 10th in RBI’s (34); Cody Ransom is tied for 3rd in homers (11) , 3rd in strikeouts (64)and 5th in RBI’s (36); Andy Tracy is tied for 3rd in walks (29) and 9th in OBP (.382); Rich Thompson is tied for 6th in steals (12).
Pitching: Andrew Carpenter is tied for 5th in Wins (5); Nate Bump is 10th in ERA (3.10); Brian Mazone is tied for the league lead in starts (11), is tied for 8th in homers allowed (8)and is 8th in IP (62.1); Scott Mathieson is tied for 5th in saves (8); Ryan Vogelsong is tied for 9th in strikeouts (54) Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report
The second trip around the system, looking at the progress or lack thereof, of the OF’s in the system.
John Mayberry, 26, .284/.346/.503 in 183 AB’s. 9HR 32 RBI; 7 SB 0CS; .326 vs. LH, .271 vs. RH, .232 with RISP, .271 in May; 8% bb rate; 23% k rate. 1 assist, 1 error. Mayberry has been solid all year with his splits looking much better then in years past. He still strikes out alot and his average with RISP needs improvement but I expect to see him in the majors outside the Phillies organization by this time next year.
Rich Thompson, 31, .276/.333/.366 in 145 AB’s. 1HR 10 RBI; 12SB 1 CS; .125 vs. LH, .306 vs. RH; .286 with RISP; .298 in May; 8% bb rate; 15% k rate. 1 error, 2 assists. Thompson continues to do everything asked of him and do it well (except hit lefties). I am admittedly biased on Thompson, as his hustle makes up for his shortcomings.
Chris Duffy, 30, .242/.305/.379 in 182AB’s. 3HR 23 RBI; 6 SB 1 CS; .342 vs. LH, .215 vs. RH, .412 with RISP; .219 in May; 9% bb rate, 21% k rate. 2 assists, 1 error. Duffy slowed down after a concussion kept him out of the lineup for several games, but having watched Duffy, he plays all out.
Willy Taveras, 28. Continue reading Around the System–OF
The Phillies have signed OF Willy Taveras, as assigned him to Triple A Lehigh Valley, filling in the hole created by the departure of DeWayne Wise. Taveras was most recently in the Nationals organization and hit .200 for the Nationals in 37 plate appearances this year. Taveras, still just 28, is a .274 major league hitter in over 2400 at bats. Additionally, he has stolen over 20 bases five times at the major league level.
On the injury front, reliever Brian Rosenberg, who has struggled with injuries all year was placed back on the DL with a Right Lat Strain by Reading. Taking Rosenberg’s spot on the Reading roster is Pitcher Ty Taubenheim.
Pitcher Nelson Figueroa, has accepted his assignment to Triple A and will be shortly reporting to Lehigh Valley. This will leave the ‘Pigs with a roster decision to make on their pitching staff.
Jayson Stark was on 97.5 yesterday and at the end of his interview, he started to talk about Jon Singleton. And lets just say he had lots of good things to say about him. You know how Stark can get when talking about the Phillies, so maybe take it with a pinch of salt, but its pretty impressive that Singleton is already on the national radar. Check out the audio here. Hat tip to “Mark” for passing this one along.
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Lehigh Valley wins 11-6.
Reading loses 15-5.
Clearwater loses 6-0.
Lakewood wins 5-3.
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