Courtesy of poster nyphilsmaniac (promoted from comments):
–Cesar Hernandez got the day off so Duran (SS) led off. Duran looked fine in the field making all routine plays. He one nice single, stole 2nd but then got picked off.
–Miguel Alvarez had only one hit but hammered a line drive that was right at the second baseman in another AB.
Continue reading Report on Williamsport morning game 8/11
It is getting very ugly for Lehigh Valley who went 1-6 since the last report and are in 5th place of the Northern division of the International League, 23 games behind division leading Scranton. On the year, Lehigh Valley stands at 46-72. Most incredibly, they still continue to lead the league in attendance, averaging over 9,500 fans a night. The next closest team, Columbus, averages just over 8,700.
Leaders: Hitting,Andy Tracy is 2nd in walks (58) and is 5th in OBP (.378). Pitching: Brian Mazone leads the league in losses (12) is 9th in HR allowed (16), is 4th in the league in starts (23) and is 4th in IP (137); Joe Savery is 6th in losses (10); Drew Carpenter is 8th in losses (9) and 7th in walks allowed (45); Nate Bump is 7th in ERA (3.35); Scott Mathieson is 2nd in saves (20). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report
You know the drill.
GCL Phillies game was suspended
Williamsport lost 6-1.
Reading won 7-6.
Lehigh Valley won 5-1.
Something random. I missed this, but the Phillies signed Drew Rundle a few days/weeks ago, and he’s been at Williamsport. He was a 14th round pick in 2006 by the Cubs, but received a $500K bonus, well above slot. His report back then
Two Oregon-bred outfielders went in the first round in 2005, but both Portland’s Trevor Crowe and Madras’ Jacoby Ellsbury were drafted out of college, not high school. Rundle entered the spring with a chance to join them as first-rounders after a strong summer on the showcase circuit, where he showed the ability to hit off top-flight pitchers in his draft class with good velocity. That momentum didn’t carry over to the spring, though, and his hopes for being drafted highly rest primarily on his athletic ability and his performance last summer. Rundle has changed his approach this spring, spreading out at the plate (with a stance similar to Jim Edmonds’) to gain better plate coverage. He’s not strong enough to generate power from the stance and had only one homer all spring as the draft approached. Unlike Edmonds (or burners Crowe and Ellsbury), Rundle doesn’t profile as a center fielder even though he’s a present average runner, so scouts are seeing a corner outfielder who isn’t showing present power. He has average arm strength, and scouts who like him point out he hasn’t seen much to hit all spring. An Arizona recruit as was Crowe before him, he’s expected to go off the board in the first five rounds.
He was decent from 2006-2008, but really struggled last year. After hitting 10 HR in 2008, he hit just 3 last year. He’s never played above A+ ball, and he’s now back in SS ball, but still interesting. I remember reading about him during the 2006 draft, always interesting to see these guys pop up. Not saying he’s a great prospect or anything, but interesting nonetheless.