19 thoughts on “Box Score Roundup, 30 April 2011

  1. Would JC Ramirez please miss a bat occasionally?

    His strikeout rate is just insanely low, low enough that no matter what his ERA says he’s not improving his prospect status.

    1. I agree. His FB/GB ratio wasn’t great today either. That being said, it’s not like any other SPs are lighting the world on fire – so it’s hard to complain all that much. Nice to see 4-0 with a ERA around 1 – he is doing something right.

    2. Ramirez’s K/9 rate last season was 7.3. I just consider his lack of strikeouts one of those fluky things right now. He’s only allowed one home run (wind aided) and he’s been stingy with walks as well. Given time the K rate will turn around. A pitcher just doesn’t lose that much of his strikeout rate in one season.

  2. Way too early to see how its going to play out, but the Phils overhyping Freddy a bit publicly if he has a great year and reaches AAA could only help them with leverage in a Rollins negotiation this off season, even if everyone knows that won’t be the solution next year if Jimmy isn’t back…

  3. Also interesting in that article is that Overbeck is taking fly balls in the outfield but they said he needs to throw more long ditances to get his arm ready for it. Also states that Savery is likely to be promoted very soon.

  4. ” even if everyone knows that won’t be the solution next year if Jimmy isn’t back…”
    I am not sure you are wrong but who foresaw a quantum leap this year and who is to say there won’t be another this winter.
    You can’t just write a player off because….. Especially one defensively gifted on a team that lives and will live on pitching.

  5. 1. OF – Domonic Brown (Clearwater) – (.400) 0 for 3 with a run and a BB
    2. RHP – Brody Colvin (Clearwater)- (0-0, 9.00) DNP
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.304) –2 for 4 with an RBI and a K
    4. RHP – Jared Cosart (Clearwater) – (2-3, 3.81) – DNP
    5. RHP – Trevor May (Clearwater)- (1-2, 5.57) – DNP
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (Clearwater) – (.254) – 0 for 3 with a K
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (0-3, 7.16) – DNP
    8. RHP – Vance Worley (Lehigh valley) – (2-2, 2.78) – Up with the big club
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Reading) – DNP
    10. RHP – Justin De Fratus (Reading) – (2-0, 3.48, 2 SV) – 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K’s (save)
    11. RHP – Julio Rodriquez (Clearwater)- (3-0, 2.89) DNP
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.143) 0 for 3 with 2 K’s
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.229) DNP
    14. RHP – JC Ramirez (Reading) – (4-0, 1.03) – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB and a K
    15. OF – Aaron Altherr (Lakewood) – (.192) – 1 for 3 with a K
    16. RHP – Jon Pettibone (Clearwater) – (3-1, 1.55) DNP
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.220) – 1 for 3 with a BB and a K
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.262) – 2 for 4 with a 3B (2) and 2 runs
    19. 2B – Harold Garcia (Reading) – (.300) Out for the season with a torn ACL
    20. RHP – Kevin Walter – Season hasn’t started
    21. RHP – Colby Shreve (Lakewood) – (1-2, 4.76) – DNP
    22. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (Reading) – (0-2, 2.53, 2 SV) – DNP
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (Lehigh Valley) – (1-0, 3.27) – 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 1 K
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.333) – 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and a B
    25. RHP – Austin Hyatt (Reading) – (2-1, 3.00) – DNP
    26. OF – Leandro Castro (Clearwater) – (.296) DNP
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (Lakewood) –(.178) DNP
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan – Season hasn’t started
    29. RHP – Josh Zeid (Reading) – (1-1, 4.35) –DNP
    30. RHP – Percival Garner – Season hasn’t started

    Others:

    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.321) 0 for 3 with an RBI and a K
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.321) 0 for 4
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.268) – 1 for 5 with 2B (3), a run and 2 K’s
    OF – Steve Susdorf (Redding) – (.269) 1 for 3 with a BB and 2 K’s
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.450) 2 for 4 with an RBI
    RHP – Scott Mathison (Lehigh valley) –(0-0, 4.97, 1 SV) – DNP
    RHP – Jordan Ellis (Reading) – (0-0, 0.00) – DNP
    LHP – Mario Hollands (Lakewood) –(2-2, 2.45) – 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB and 6 K’s (loss)

  6. Nowheels – agree with you that we should not write him off for good, I actually believe he will put himself in the mix in the future. What I doubt is that during the 2011 offseason the Phils would be in a position to give him the job in 2012. A more likely best case for Freddy scenario that I could see is Jimmy moves on, the Phils bring in a veteran SS on a 1 year deal who either plays everyday in 2012 with Freddy at AAA or the two split time at the big league level.

    1. If and I do mean if Galvis finishes well. Then a better plan would be open with him and add a vet if needed. If Utley comes back and healthy that will more than make up for any drop in offense. Money has to be a great consideration here. How the total picture develops will be the big factor. Right now Valdez and Orr looked to be cooked and will be replaced next year. A interesting situation anyway. May will see several players moving up also interesting.
      I see Savery pitching in situations the later part of the year.

      1. Nowheels,

        There is a huge gap between writing him off and thinking that there is any chance he will be in next year’s plans. I’m not writing him off (though as stated I think the chance that he will be a regular, as opposed to a valuable bench guy, is less than 5%). But even assuming that he is “for real” this year*, there is no chance that he will be in the majors next year. It will be Rollins or a FA or Valdez.

        Ironically, he might be MORE likely to be in the majors next year (as a reserve, especially if Valdez is pressed into a starting role) if the Phillies didn’t think he had a chance to develop into a regular. Bringing him up next year (as a reserve) would actually be a sign that they were giving up on him as a potential regular.

        *I still remain doubtful that he can keep his average over .250 (he barely is over that even now) unless he starts cutting down on his Ks – he is still striking out at an alarming rate. And not to beat a dead horse, but the lack of BB is also concerning. The slightly increased power is a nice thing to see, but a guy with a BB/K ratio of 6/16 in AA is IMO still not terribly encouraging.

  7. I guarantee that Rollins and his agent aren’t shaking in their boots over the prospect of Freddy Galvis in AA-ball. Their bigger concern is that Reyes & Furcal will both be FA’s after the season..

    1. That’s a nice point. Those two guys will hold down Rollins’s market value.

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  9. Not to be discounted in the Rollins-Galvis thing is the fact that is hard to fit into the lineup. As long as he put up superior numbers it hardly mattered. On a decline even a shallow decline, he is not leadoff and must prove he can handle the third position (Utley seems to be improving).

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