Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hot or Not 24 June 2011

Another week, another look…Some talking points…a great week for the previously struggling Singleton, Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis on the hot chart another week, May/Biddle with great starts, and Drew Carpenter very quietly continuing to rack up week after week on the reliever “hot list”.

Hot Hitters:Jonathan SIngleton (.571, 5R 3HR 8 RBI 1SB); Chris Duffy (.417, 2R 1HR 3RBI); Cesar Hernandez (.400, 3SB)Aaron Altherr (.378, 1HR 4 RBI 2SB); Carlos Valenzuela (.385); Freddy Galvis (.367, 3R)ALejandro Vilalobos (.357, 3R 4 rbi, 2 SB); Matthew Holland (.333, 3R 0HR 2RBI); Josh Barfield (.333). Honorable Mention: Harold Martinez, Troy Hanzawa, Derrick Mitchell Continue reading Hot or Not 24 June 2011

Juan Perez Called Up, Contreras back to the DL

The Phils placed RP Jose Contreras back on the DL with continued arm issues and have called up LHP Juan Perez from AAA Lehigh Valley.  Perez, 32,  is a lefty specialist that has good stuff, but often has little control. In 28 appearances this year, Perez is 0-3 with a 3.52 ERA and five saves. He averages well over a strikeout per inning (12.3/9) and has help the opposition to a batting average right around he Mendoza line. The problem is he walks over 6 hitters per nine. He last appeared in the majors in 2007 for the Pirates (17 games)

Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 23 June 2011

The first week in quite a while that Lehigh Valley have struggled as they went 2-5,however are still in first place in the Northern Division of the International League, five gamnes ahead of the also struggling Scranton WIlkes Barre Yankees. On the year, the ‘Pigs are now 43-29 and have reached the half way point of the season.

‘Pigs leaders: Hitting:Jeff Larish is 9th in homers (12); Rich Thompson is second in SB’s (23); Delwyn Young is 7th in strikeouts (70). Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report 23 June 2011

Around the System–Catchers

Lehigh Valley

Erik Kratz, 31, .277/.376/.509 in 159 AB’s; 10 HR 28 RBI; 12% bb rate, 18% k rate; .375 vs. LH, .234 vs. RH, .275 with RISP, .266 since May 1. 47 games caught with 2 errors, and 6 passed balls. 30% CS rate. Kratz should have been in the majors backing up Ruiz the last 6 weeks.  Doing everything he can at AAA.

John Suomi, 30, .259/.302/379 in time throughout the system this year (58 AB’s); 1 HR and 5 RBI. Organizational guy.


Tuffy Gosewisch, 27, .268/.320/.420 in 157 AB’s; 6 HR and 32 RBI; 6% bb rate, 13% k rate; .317 vs. LH, ,.250 vs. RH, .364 with RISP, .264 since May 1. 48 games caught with one error, 3 passed balls, 35% caught stealing rate. Gosewisch belongs in AAA. Very good defensively, much improved offense. Continue reading Around the System–Catchers

Time to Notice…..Tyler Cloyd?

In what may become a new feature, there are players throughout the organization, worthy of notice that from time to time sneak under the Phuture Phillies radar screen.  Is Tyler Cloyd one of them? 

Cloyd, 24, was a 18th round pick by the Phils in 2008 and a Bellevue, Nebraska native.  CLoyd progressed through Williamsport in 2008, followed by Lakewood and CLearwater in 2009, putting up decent numbers as a starter.  Going into the 2010 season, the Phils made a decision to use Cloyd predominately out of the bullpen, a transition with which he had some difficulty, finishing the year with an ERA over 5.oo, spending most of the year in Clearwater. Continue reading Time to Notice…..Tyler Cloyd?