33 thoughts on “Box Score Roundup, Weekend Edition

  1. Sunday’s lines (Note: You can see the lines from Friday and Saturday in the Hot Thread)

    1. OF – Domonic Brown (Phillies) – (.320) 1 for 1 with an RBI (3)
    2. RHP – Brody Colvin (Clearwater)- (0-2, 4.64) – 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB and 4 K (loss)
    3. OF – Jon Singleton (Clearwater)- (.259) –2 for 6 with a 2B (4) and an RBI (17)
    4. RHP – Jared Cosart (Clearwater) – (5-3, 2.87) – DNP
    5. RHP – Trevor May (Clearwater)- (3-2, 4.08) – DNP
    6. C – Sebastian Valle (Clearwater) – (.320) – 1 for 3
    7. LHP – Jesse Biddle (Lakewood) – (3-5, 4.11) – 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1BB and 4 K’s (win)
    8. RHP – Vance Worley (Phillies) – (2-1, 3.75) – 3 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 0 BB and a K (Loss)
    9. OF – Tyson Gillies (Reading) – DNP
    10. RHP – Justin De Fratus (Reading) – (3-0, 2.55, 4 SV) – DNP
    11. RHP – Julio Rodriquez (Clearwater)- (6-3, 2.28) – 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 6 K (win)
    12. 2B – Cesar Hernandez (Clearwater) – (.204) 1 for 3
    13. OF – Domingo Santana (Lakewood) – (.284) 1 for 4 with HR (6), RBI (15) and a K
    14. RHP – JC Ramirez (Reading) – (5-3, 2.83) – DNP
    15. OF – Aaron Altherr (Lakewood) – (.194) – DNP
    16. RHP – Jon Pettibone (Clearwater) – (5-3, 1.75) – DNP
    17. C – Cameron Rupp (Lakewood) – (.218) – DNP
    18. OF – Jiwan James (Clearwater) – (.247) – 1 for 3 with a run and a K
    19. 2B – Harold Garcia (Reading) – Out for the season with a torn ACL
    20. RHP – Kevin Walter – Season hasn’t started
    21. RHP – Colby Shreve (Lakewood) – (2-3, 3.98) – 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K
    22. RHP – Phillippe Aumont (Reading) – (0-4, 3.04, 3 SV) – 0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB and a K
    23. RHP – Michael Schwimer (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.95, 1 SV) – DNP
    24. 1B – Matt Rizzotti (Reading) – (.329) – 1 for 4 with a BB and 2 K
    25. RHP – Austin Hyatt (Reading) – (5-3, 4.42) – 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB and 6 K
    26. OF – Leandro Castro (Clearwater) – (.280) – 1 for 3 with a K
    27. OF – Miguel Alvarez (Lakewood) –(.277) – 0 for 0
    28. OF – Kelly Dugan – Season hasn’t started
    29. RHP – Josh Zeid (Reading) – (2-3, 6.27) – DNP
    30. RHP – Percival Garner – Season hasn’t started

    Others:

    1B – Cody Overbeck (Reading) – (.283) 2 for 5 with a 2B (6), a run and 2 K’s
    3B – Carlos Rivero (Reading) – (.253) – 0 for 4 with a BB and a K
    3B – Geancarlo Mendez (Lakewood) – (.261) 1 for 3 with a 2B (10), run and a K
    SS – Freddy Galvis (Redding) – (.247) – DNP
    OF – Derrick Mitchell (Redding)- (.250) – 1 for 4 with a run, RBI, BB and 2 K’s
    OF – Steve Susdorf (323) – 1 for 4 with a run, BB and a K
    OF – Joe Savery (Clearwater) –(.338) – 2 for 4 with a 2 BB
    OF – Zach Collier (Lakewood) – (.269) – 0 for3 with a BB and a CS (5)
    OF – Anthony Hewitt (Lakewood) – (.259) – 1 for 4 with a 2B (10)
    LHP – Mike Zagurski (Lehigh Valley) – (1-0, 1.88, 9 SV) – DNP
    RHP – David Herndon (Lehigh Valley) – (2-0, 1.69) – DNP
    RHP – Justin Friend (Clearwater) – (0-0, 1.16, 17 SV) – 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 4 K (save)
    RHP – Tyler Cloyd (Clearwater) – (3-1, 2.82) – DNP
    RHP – David Buchanan (Lakewood) – (7-2, 1.97) – DNP
    RHP – Garett Claypool (Lakewood) – (1-2, 2.30) – DNP
    RHP – Lisalberto Bonilla (Lakewood) – (0-1, 1.27, 3 SV) –1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s (save)

  2. I went to the Lakewood game tonight. Some thoughts:

    Jesse Biddle pitched very well. Delmarva did not make much solid contact against him and he pounded the strike zone. His fastball was sitting at 88 and 89 according to the stadium gun, and he hit 91 numerous times, including late in is outing. If I had to guess I would say the stadium gun was a click or two slow, but who knows. To me it felt like he was throwing 91-92, and hitting 94, but thats just my opinion and I am not a radar gun. His breaking ball was maybe 74-76 and pretty solid (a few swing and misses)and he may have thrown a few changeups, but not many. Either way, he worked fast, threw strikes and like i said above, did not allow much solid contact. He even made a great play on a rocket hit up the middle and started a 1-6-3 doubleplay. Very promising looking pitcher. Overall he seemed very much in command, not overpowering, but not allowing solid contact either.

    Domingo Santana hit an absolute moonshot HR off of number 23 who was a real hard thrower. Santana turned around a 92 mph fastball(according to the stadium gun). It went out to Left Center, which is deep there, and it was one of the one higher flyball HR’s you will ever see. He is an imposing figure at the plate. He didn’t play in the field though.

    I have never been an Anthony Hewitt fan, but he grew on me tonight. This kid plays hard and is fun to watch. He runs everything out, runs hard all the time, and seems to really be enjoying himself right now. I thought he played well in RF. He made alot of plays, a few of them really good plays out there and he has a cannon for an arm. That part surprised me a little since I have never seen him play before in person. He actually overthrew the cutoff man for an error that led to Biddles one unearned run. And although he only had the one hit(a groundball double down the 3rd base line), he hit the ball hard a few times and dare I say he makes that special noise when he hits a ball hard that only a few do. I am actually a little excited about him now.

    Perdomo had a couple hard hit balls, and both he and Duran looked like smooth fielders. Collier hit one ball hard and was thrown out trying to steal. You can see him and Hewitt can both really run though.

    Finally Mendez hit a laser off the wall just to the left of 400 sign in centerfield for a double his first bat. It hit real high up on the 15-20 foot wall out there.

    Shreve was nothing special, and Bonilla was pretty impressive. Tall and lanky, looks like he has room to grow and was hitting 91-92 on the stadium gun.

    1. How hard is Hewitt’s arm, anyway?

      I wonder if he could ever be converted to a pitcher.

      Tough luck on Shreve as it seems he never fully recovered from his TJ surgery in JC. His pre-injury draft notes were glowing on his upside…oh well.

      1. I assume you are kidding about Hewitt pitching, but I would say his arm is impressive enough to be considered an above average RF major league arm…comparable to say Jayson Werth and Bobby Abreu. Better than Ben Franciscos for sure. Hesitant to compare him to Dom Brown cause I honestly havent seen Dom Brown air his arm out too much as a Phillie except for a few times last season.

        1. Brown has a cannon. Legendary status in Allentown for throws to 3rd and Home from RF last year.

          1. Agreed. I saw Brown at CBP last week during the game Lee drove in 3 runs. Brown just flicked his wrist and the ball took off like it was shot out of a cannon. It was pretty amazing.

    2. One more thing that I meant to put in my post above and it has nothing to do with Lakewood.

      This is for Alan and all the other commenters who think that I hate Rizzotti just because I temper other peoples misguided enthusiasm regarding him: Matt Rizzotti’s bat, in my opinion, also makes that special sound when he makes contact with ball. I saw Rizzotti in spring training and he seemed to square up an inordinate amount of balls and really seeems to hit the ball hard everytime. Some guys get a lot of hits, but dont stand out to you as hitting tthe ball hard. Then on the other hand some guys stand out for hitting the ball HARD when they make contact. Two guys that jump to mind immediately to me are Ryan Howard and Gary Sheffield. The ball seems/seemed to jump off their bat in a way that set them apart from other hitters.

      And as anyone who as read my posts on here knows, I am certainly not comparing Matt Rizzotti to those guys in any way, shape, or form, but his ABs seemed to produce that sound off the bat like SHeffield and Howard.

      Probably the nicest thing I ever said about Rizzotti, so I will have to temper that by saying I still think he is a AAAA/ML bench player at best…

      1. I’m not sure this is related – well, I suspect it is – but I do legitimately think that Rizzotti is a guy who might legitimately BABIP in the .320/.330 range in the majors because of his ability to hit line drives (and despite his lack of speed).

        There are reasons that people like TheAnswer and myself remain skeptical about Rizzotti (and I think his upside is a little higher, though he may never have a chance to prove that). But that doesn’t mean that he isn’t a talented hitter. Just maybe not QUITE talented enough to make up for his position & defensive deficiencies.

  3. Hats off to the farm system – what great work this year by Stutes and Bastardo, avg to good work by Worley and Mayberry, and good early contributions from Dom Brown. In addition to this, several other guys in the top half of the system have achieved results in the minors that are positioning them to help us later this year or possibly next year – Schwimer, DeFratus, Aumont, Overbeck, Ramirez, Rosenberg, Mathieson, Zagurski, and Rizzotti.

    Could easily see an opening day roster next year with Worley, Stutes, Bastardo, Schwimer, Brown, and Aumont or DeFratus.

  4. So, are they giving up on Singleton as a LF?

    He’s been playing 1B or DHing lately with no time in the OF. Overall, in the first 2 months, his struggles have been the biggest disappointment in the minors.

    1. I think it has more to do with getting Savery reps in left field. I may be wrong but I’m assuming this is the case.

    2. He’s actually been showing a little more power lately, and the decreased BA is partly a function of luck IMO. I am a little concerned that his early season BB success has somewhat dissipated. But on the whole, given the injury, age/level, and context (pitcher’s league), I remain not overly concerned.

  5. I think maybe they are taking it easy with Singleton after he picked up the minor injury, which I’m sure has something to do with his performance thus far. That said, he’s 19, and in the FSL, he’s one of the youngest players in the entire league. Tough to say he’s been a huge disappointment. Colvin coming in to camp in less than perfect shape and then missing a month with a back injury is a bigger disappointment to me, for instance.

    1. I’m not worried about him at all as a prospect I was just hoping he’d come out crushing the ball again is all.

      Pretty unrealistic on my part obviously but still a disappointment to me is all.

  6. Worley showed his rawness today, for sure. His body language was awful. He made some comments to the media after his last start in which he criticized Phillies management and he should not have done this. People in the media are doing business and they will use controversial comments like this to make more money, not caring that they damage someone’es reputation and create distractions for the team. Jose Reyes accounted for the Mets’ success against Worley by saying they have now seen him. This is a snotty comment which I think fails to acknowledge Worley’s real potential. It is also interesting what the Phils have done with him. He is functioning like a long man- like Nelson Figeroua last year. Come in when the starter gets rocked, when an injury creates an opening in the rotation, and get sent down when the roster dictates it. Is this a sign of how the Phils regard him as a prospect? When Cole Hamels was a prospect, would the Phils have done this to him? It seems that they would give him a regular spot in the rotation because it is easier to pitch this way.

    1. I’m pretty sure the Braves have done the same thing with Julio Teheran this year and he’s the best pitching prospect in the game. He’s made two major league starts this year, with 2 minor league starts in between, and he’s back in the minors now I think. So you’re probably reading too much into it. Besides, there’s no one in the Phillies rotation who they should bump for Worley if everyone is healthy.

    2. They sent Worley back to the minors to keep his arm stretched out and to make sure that he got some innings. It showed that they think more of him as a starter than they do of Kyle Kendrick. I don’t think it was any disrespect to him as a prospect. Now that Blanton is out for the foreseeable future I don’t see Worley getting sent back down anymore unless he consistently struggles.

    3. No disrespect to Worley… but he’s not half the prospect Cole Hamels was. They’re treating Worley the same way they treated JA Happ when he came up.

      1. You’re being kind. I’m not sure Worley is half the prospect JA Happ was, let alone Cole Hamels. It is incredible how some over rate every minor league arm that has any success in the system.
        Let the guy pitch a little before accusing the FO of disrespecting him. He didn’t didn’t do much to force respect, by giving up 8 runs in 2 innings to the Mets AAA lineup(+Reyes).

        1. I agree completely. I think people have overreacted to Worley’s success in a hand full of starts and a few appearances out of the bullpen in blowout games. Not to say he wasn’t good, he was terrific, but people saying “he’s better than Joe Blanton… blah blah blah…”

          Kendrick was pretty good when he first came up too.

          1. I also just want to add that I used JA Happ as a comparison because he got bounced around from Bullpen to Starting to Minors and so on. It didn’t hurt his development as he was our best pitcher in ’09 and he’s been solid for Houston.

  7. He had a bad game today. Didn’t locate at all. He’s young, and its going to happen. He also didn’t really get much help from the HP umpire, who squeezed him a few times.

    He’ll learn from it.

  8. Minor league issue- with the somewhat more imminent return of Gillies projected, read that somebody, think it was probably Chuck LaMar, said he will return to A ball due to inactivity and such. The primary thought might be Clearwater, where, given don’t think they sit James or Castro, he can slide to CF or LF. This would anchor Singleton at 1B for a time, and maybe they have prefigured that by now. This would ordinarily move Savery or Ruf to DH and one sits. I say , however, to move Ruf to 3B and Barnes to SS, and , if needed , substitute defensively as required late in the game. Ruf can play 3B, no question. Another option might be Lakewood, where the only players requiring playing time are Santana, Hewitt, Collier. They can slide Gillies to CF, and rotate the other OF’s as DH. Then they could ready Altherr for a return to Williamsport.

  9. There were some very nice pitching performances this weekend.

    Hollands 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER
    Buchanan 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER
    Biddle 7 IP 4 H, 0 ER
    JRod 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 6K, 2 BB, 2 HBP. Very wild or possible having incredible
    movement on his pitches

    1. I also shouldn’t forget about:

      Ramirez 6 IP, 5 H, ER but he had 4 BBs and only 1 K
      Rivas in the VSL, 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 7 K
      Bonilla 3 IP 0 H, a lot of Ground outs. I think Bonilla will take a slot in the rotation when Biddle or some other young pitcher nears their max IPs. Possibly in August.

  10. I read somewhere that Dubee asked Ramirez to pitch to contact. He wants him to establish the location of his fastball. The fact that he’s not giving up much shows that he’s putting his fastball in good spots. Ramirez has gotten strikeouts before in his career. Maybe these numbers are not an issue.

  11. “The strikeouts can wait, for now. Rich Dubee, pitching coach for the big club, instructed Ramirez this spring to pitch more to contact, to throw more strikes earlier in the game.” This is from Marcus Hayes.

  12. It’s great to see Spidale break the record with a homer, nice exclamation point.

  13. Saw that the Lehigh Valley game is on Comcast tonight. They play against the Braves AAA team with Tehran pitching.

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