Clearwater Threshers Report (5/2-5/15)

Recap:  Clearwater went 9-4 over the past two weeks and currently sits two games behind Daytona in the FSL North at 24-13.  Lots going on at Brighthouse Field the last two weeks, with big leaguers on rehab assignments, one Top 10er coming off the DL and one going on, and a rare chance for those of us in the Philadelphia area to catch a Threshers game on TV.  Plus some brilliance from Jarred Cosart to end the stretch.


  • Cesar Hernandez:  10 for 41 (.244), 10 H, 3B, 3 RBI, 6 K / 1 BB, SB, CS
  • Jiwan James:  9 for 54 (.167), 2 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 13 K / 2 BB, 2 SB
  • Joe Savery:  8 for 35 (.229), RBI, 4 K / 8 BB, CS
  • Jonathan Singleton:  10 for 42 (.238), 2 RBI, 15 K / 7 BB, SB
  • Leandro Castro:  10 for 41 (.227), 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 8 K / 2 BB, 2 SB, CS
  • Sebastian Valle:  17 for 35 (.486), 4 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 K / 0 BB
  • Jeremy Barnes:  20 for 48 (.417), 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 8 K / 3 BB

NOTES:  Sebastian Valle was placed on the DL this week.  Have not seen a reason as of yet, however, he was involved in a collision at home plate on Friday night that left him “dazed for a few minutes”.  Kyle Lafrenz was activated to take his spot on the roster…Valle has drawn a single walk on the year…Travis Mattair is also currently on the DL.  His trip to the disabled list prompted a series of moves that brought Jeremy Barnes to Clearwater and sent Alan Schoenberger back to Lakewood…Threshers hitters among the league leaders–Savery (5th in hits, 4th in OBP, 2nd in average, 8th in OPS); James (T-6th in triples); Castro (T-9th in HR); and Valle (8th in slugging, 7th in average).


  • Brody Colvin:  4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 5 K / 2 BB
  • Ebelin Lugo:  8 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 2 HR, 10 K / 0 BB
  • Jarred Cosart:  17.2 IP, 14 H, 6 ER, 1 HR, 12 K / 7 BB
  • Jonathan Pettibone:  13.2 IP, 12 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 8 K / 1 BB
  • Julio Rodriguez:  18.2 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 18 K / 8 BB
  • Trevor May:  11 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 17 K / 4 BB
  • Tyler Cloyd:  9 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 9 K / 4 BB
  • Eric Pettis:  5 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 6 K / 0 BB

NOTES:  Although his line doesn’t look great, all four runs Colvin allowed in his start scored as a result of groundouts…Rodriguez was named the FSL Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 8…Jordan Ellis was promoted to Reading while Eric Pettis was promoted from Lakewood.  For a primer on Pettis, click here…Threshers pitchers among the league leaders—Pettibone (2nd in ERA, 4th in IP, 4th in WHIP); Rodriguez (5th in ERA, 9th in BB, 7th in strikeouts, 7th in WHIP); Justin Friend (1st in saves); May (8th in BB, 3rd in strikeouts); Cloyd (8th in WHIP); Lugo (T-6th in holds); Cosart (3rd in IP).


Sebastian Valle is throwing out 24% of baserunners attempting to steal (8 of 33)…Savery’s committed a single error at 1B, although Darrin Ruf is getting more time there as Savery DH’s…Cesar Hernandez has committed three errors at 2B and his range factor/game is among the top handful among regular FSL second basemen…Jonathan Singleton has three assists in LF.

10 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Report (5/2-5/15)

  1. Now that Valle is hot, of course he gets hurt. Barnes who was doing nothing at Lakewood looks great where he belongs so far.
    Savery, Singleton, Castro all cooling off. Good to see some BB’s for Savery. Tells me teams are much more concerned about him. I was hoping they would force him to adjust and I am curious to see how he works through it.

    Is May 8th is walks a typo? I was figuring 8th most. Could be a good sign in his development.

    1. I think it means he has the 8th most walks in the league. If I remember correctly, he had no control early on.

  2. Bueno, bueno, no bueno. Translation: Cosart pitching well, Colvin back healthy I suppose, but Valle on the shelf. Could it be that he was concussed in that collision?

  3. was at game yesterday and Cosart looked good. Allowed only 1 hit in 7. Must have reached his pitch count

  4. I called the threshers last week and spoke to someone about Mattair. She said he’s been having problems with his back, and doesn’t know when he’ll return.

  5. It doesn’t have to do with Clearwater but Lakewood sent Hector Neris to EST and got Jacob Borup for EST. Borup is 24 so he is pretty old for Lakewood but he did good for Williamsport last year.

  6. Trevor May: 17 Ks vs 4 BB in 11 innings–that’s pretty darn encouraging.

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