Hot or Not 1 July 2011

A few observations this week: Joe Savery showing up on both the “hot” pitcher list, and “not” hitter list, Singleton on top of the hot hitter list again; Maikel Franco making people notice in Williamsport and the recent struggles of Cody Overbeck and Matt Rizzotti.

Starting Pitchers(Hot): Ramon Oviedo (6IP 4H 0ER 2BB 4); Jonathan Musser (5IP 5H 0ER 5BB 3K); JC Ramirez (6IP 7H 1ER 2BB 2K); Jesse Biddle (5.2IP 4H 2ER 2BB 8K); Ryan Edell (5.2IP 5H 1ER 1BB 3K);Trevor May (5IP 4H 1ER 4BB 6K); Austin Wright (5IP 5H 1ER 1BB 4K); Austin Hyatt (13IP 12H 4ER 0BB 12K); Lino Martinez (9.2IP 8H 3ER 6BB 11K)

Starting Pitchers(Not):BJ ROsenberg (0.1IP 4H 7ER 2BB 0K); Leonel Bastidas (1.2IP 8H 7ER 1BB 2K); Tyler Cloyd (5IP 10H 6ER); Michael Nesseth (5.1IP 6H 5ER 2BB 5K); Colin Klevan (7.1IP 14H 7ER 2BB 4K)Tyson Brummett (10.2IP 14H 9ER 2BB 6K); David Buchanan (6IP 8H 5ER)

Relief Pitchers(Hot): Gabrial Arias (5.2IP 4H 0ER 1BB 5K 2SV); Chase Johnson (5IP 0H 0ER 0BB 6K); Les Walrond (5.1IP 1H 0ER 1BB 7K); Mario Hollands (4.1IP 3H 0ER 2BB 6K); Joe Savery (4IP 2H 0ER 0BB 5K); Rye Davis (4IP 0H 0ER 2BB 5K)James Birmingham (4IP 1H 0ER 1BB 7K 1SV); Jordan Whatcott (4IP 1H 0ER 2BB 6K); Jason Johnson (4IP 1H 0ER 2BB 4K); Derrick Loop (4IP 2H 0ER 0BB 4K) Honorable Mention: Mike Zagurski, Jason Grilli

Relief Pitchers(Not): Carlos Best (5.2IP 9H 6ER 2BB 4K); Juary Gomez(4IP 6H 4ER); Jordan Ellis (3.2Ip 5H 4ER); Bryan Morgado (0.0IP 1H 1ER 3BB); Andy Loomis (2IP 5H 2ER); Jason Stephens (2IP 3H 2ER); Colton Murray (2.1IP 7H 2ER); Tyler Knigge (2.1IP 2H 2ER 5BB); Justin DeFratus (4IP 6H 3ER)

Hitters(Hot): Min 10 AB’s: Jonathan Singleton (.423, 3RBI); Alejandro Vilalobos (.421); Carlos Valenzuela (.412); Maikel Franco (.400, 5RBI); John Mayberry (.379, 5R 1HR 4 RBI); Rich THompson (.375, 6R 3SB); Josh Barfield (.368); James Murphy (.360)Matt Holland (.357, 5R); Peter Lavin (.350, 8R 4RBI) Honorable Mention: Tuffy Gosewisch, Jeremy Barnes, Brian Bocock

Hitters(Not): Geancarlo Mendez (0-10); Troy Hanzawa (.053); Matt Rizzotti (.087); Witer Jiminez (.100); Jorge Miranda (.100); Cody Overbeck (.105); Terry Evans (.105); Brian Gump (.111); Freddy Galvis (.125); Joe Savery (.154)Jorge Castillo (.167),

23 thoughts on “Hot or Not 1 July 2011

  1. Relievers seem covered. Can Grilli be stretched out for emergency starts??

  2. Now that Sardinha has been DFA, who is third on the organizational depth chart, him, Kratz or Gosewisch? I guess we can assume the Schneider doesn’t come back next year, so who in this group would slide into the backup role? I’m guessing they keep Tuffy at AA so he and Kratz aren’t fighting for ABs, but you have to hope that they don’t feel the need to bring Sardinha up again if something happens to Schneider, or when rosters expand in September.

    1. Sardinha was not DFA’ed he was outrighted to AAA. If they don’t add Gosewisch to 40 man at end of season he becomes minor league free agent, so I figure if they want to keep him they bring him up. September 1 call up will tell alot. Seems like if they thought Sardinha was the guy so far, they add him September 1 also. Don’t see him on the offseason roster, however, as they will add Valle as a Rule 5 possibility, maybe they keep Gosewisch, and maybe they go extra and add Rule 5 eligible Francisco Diaz who has defensive possibilities.

    2. Why would we assume they won’t try for another year or two of Schneider? Perhaps not, but how about waiting to see what happens when he comes back? He’s 24 now and could have several years left as a back-up catcher.

      1. I’m guessing that was a typo and you meant 34. I just don’t see them paying north of a million dollars to a guy who has now missed significant time in each of the last three years when they have cheaper options in the upper levels of the minor leagues.

        1. Well for 2 million dollars, he’s not a bad option as a back up catcher. He’s familiar with the staff and is good in the club house.

    3. Don’t see that the pecking order has changed. If they need a replacement at C, it will most likely be Sardinha.

    1. I always thought the plan was to work him in as a pitcher every now and then in case the hitting thing doesn’t work in the long run.

  3. The lines of several of the “not hot” starting pitchers weren’t just bad; they were absolutely brutal. Yikes.

  4. For someone who says Barnes stock is down, he has sure been mentioned a lot as a “hot hitter” quite a bit. He is 2nd on the team in average behind Valle and is playing a new position.

    1. Who said Barnes stock is down? He has been hitting very consistently since he got called up to Clearwater.

  5. Brian Bocock was outrighted to Lehigh Valley and therefore, removed from the 40-man roster. I guess he is also in the “not” category (then again, if I had to guess, he has never been in the “hot” category).


    1. Maybe they are opening room for Schwimer to be added to the 40 man roster. Nice to see he made the AAA all-star game.

  6. Having Savery as your 12th / 13th pitcher in the majors or as a situation lefty would be the ultimate in flexibility.

  7. I have seen Savery in games as a DH, at first, in left and now Thursday night pitch this season. Without a doubt that two inning pitching stint was the most impressive game of all of them. The Reading gun had him at 89 which means his velocity was at least in the low 90’s on his fastball and 10 mph less on some nasty breaking balls to the left handed hitters he faced. If he can repeat what he did Thursday night on a regular basis he may have found his niche as a lefty out of the pen at the final level.

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