45 thoughts on “Box Score Recap, 16 July 2011

  1. I think Carpenter looked pretty good today. His location looked better than it has been. Good to see Herndon have a nice inning. Today was not the best measuring stick since it was a blowout, but its something.

  2. Kleven had an awesome night at Bowman Field…came out throwing hard and with awesome location. Even more impressive that he did it on what was a tough night of rest, as we were on the bus from 11pm-6:15am last night after leaving Lowell and not many guys were lucky enough to manage more than a couple hours of sleep during that time.

    Anyways,his command and velocity tonight really gave the Spikes no chance (keep in mind, though, that this State College team is pretty darn abysmal). He didn’t strike out many, but the times he did, it looked like he reared back for something extra and really blew it by ’em. When he wasn’t doing that, he was inducing ground balls like crazy. There was only one flyout the whole time he was on the hill. No gun at the home field, but I would guess he was somewhere between 92-94 for most of the night.

    Other notes from the game… Harold Martinez is really picking it up lately. He’s batting .382 over his last 10 games, to go with a .500 OBP clip during that span. Franco lined the hardest double I’ve seen all year on one of his mega-swings that he takes before he gets to two strikes. It was pretty much by the third baseman before anyone could even blink. Miramontes isn’t much of a prospect, but that kid has really done some great things in the limited playing time that he’s shown.

    Oh, and just for fun…there were scouts from the Red Sox, Blue Jays, and Rangers all in the house tonight.

    1. Thanks Slash for the report. You point out something that we boxscore browsers can never take into account. In the minors sometimes there’s a brutal bus trip to get to the next stadium and these guys might not see a decent pillow for days. You really have to love the game to ride a smelly bus all night so you can play in 90 + degree heat the next day.

  3. Nice start Oviedo.
    Martinez had another good game, and like the tons of groundouts generated by Kleven today. Hope they promote Miramontes at some point because a 23-year-old hitting short season means nothing. It’s not like they have shortstops blocking him throughout the system.
    Collier has a pretty good line today- double and two walks.
    Good games at Clearwater for Singleton and J-Rod. Hernandez hit well too.
    Like the two hits each for Galvis and Rivero.
    Home run Overbeck is a good sign- still needs to cut Ks.

    1. Let’s see- Miramontes. I read this I think (what’s he got 22 AB’s.) Looked it up , right 22 AB’s. So, he’d have to go a bit more as he has for that call up thing. Signed out of NAIA school, maybe he went to JC before, so it would seem he never received a College Scholarship, went undrafted. So, if he gets anywhere with that biography, that’s a super anomaly. Odds are stacked and a long way to go. Even bumping him up one level, wouldn’t put above Edgar Duran, Not easy to do as well as Duran in LO-A at Duran’s age, which I would say is at least a couple years younger than Miramontes. Also would put others in full season ahead for now, not the least is Galvis. So after the season is over, should Miramontes continue to hit well, and is a superior fielder, maybe he can go to start at Lakewood, unless more playing time for Taylor Black or a look for one of the 2 MI’s at GCL (Villalobos, Valenzuela), or the signing of one of the more highly touted HS draftees with an impressive look in Instructional League, derails all that. He’ll have to keep on hitting for awhile and have the defensive prowess for the position for awhile, then wait till next year.

      1. That’s fair. I definitely should have qualified by saying Miramontes has to keep dominating for an extended period. I also should have checked the sample size- thought he’d been playing more regularly, although it would still have been small.

  4. Franco is gonna be a fun guy to follow, the Phils may have something there.

    Otherwise, good day for the system, Im really ready to see these proven guys move up. We dont need these going-nowhere guys in AAA and AA…time to move up the guys like Rizz, Susdorf, Murphy, Ruf, etc. I know they are not considered “prospects” by the organization, but i believe in a merit system. i dont care if you are a 21 year old or a 28 year old journeyman, if you are hitting .320 with power at one level, you deserve to get a chance at the next. Personally I have a weird feeling about Ruf. As in good weird. Im not so sure he doesnt have a ML future, if only as an extra guy. Liked his swing in spring training this year, remembered his name, and Id like to see him at AA to end the year.

  5. I wish tagg Bozied could play a credible corner outfield. he came up as a 3b, which makes me think he’s not a total oaf, but one has to wonder with a guy like that, and a bat like his, how bout you go shag some flyballs. Save us from having to go pay for Willingham/Cuddyer

    1. i still dont get why he hasnt gotten a shot as a dh or a ph/of in the majors. i mean, he cant be THAT bad in the field right?

      1. Twins announced that they will not be moving Cuddyer. There looking to sign him to an extension

  6. First base

    Cody Overbeck (LHV-6/5/86) – (.239) 1 for 4 with a HR (3), 3 RBI (14), 2 runs, BB and 3 K’s
    (24) Matt Rizzotti (REA/12/24/85) – (.293) 2 for 5 with a HR (18), 2 RBI (57), BB and 2 K’s
    (3) Jon Singleton (CLW-8/18/91)- (.286) –2 for 2 with 2 RBI (41) and a BB
    Darin Ruff (CLW-7/28/86) – (.312) 1 for 3 with an RBI (52
    Chris Duffy (GCL-12/17/87) – (.204) 1 for 4 with a 2B (2), RBI (11) and a K

    Second base

    Josh Barfield (LHV-12/17/82) – (.267) -1 for 1 with a 2B (16)
    Kevin Frandsen (LHV-5/24/82) – (.331) 2 for 5 with a 2B (8), run, RBI (20) and a K
    Paco Figueroa (REA-2/19/83) – (.271) 2 for 5 with a run, RBI (10) and a K
    (12) Cesar Hernandez (CLW-5/23/90) – (.261) 3 for 4 with a 2B (6), SB (12) and 2 CS (6)
    Carlos Alonso (LWD-2/15/88) – (.133) 0 for 2
    Cody Asche (WIL-6/20/90) – (.231) 2 for 4 with a 2B (5), RBI (10) and a K
    Carlos Valenzuela (GCL-9/18/90) – (.338) 1 for 4 with a run and 2 K’s

    Third base

    Tagg Bozied (LHV-7/24/79) – (.265) 2 for 4 with a HR (10), RBI (30) and a K
    Carlos Rivero (REA-5/20/88) – (.273) 2 for 5 with a 2B (24), 2 runs, RBI $2) and a BB
    Jeremy Barnes (CLW-4/13/87) – (.284) 0 for 4 with a K
    Travis Mattair (LWD-12/21/88) – (.288) 2 for 4 with a 2B (8) and a K
    Maikel Franco (WIL-8/26/92) – (.238) –1 for 4 with a 2B (7), 2 runs, RBI (16
    Harold Martinez (WIL-5/31/90) – (.299) – 2 for 4 with 3 runs and a K
    Drew Hillman (GCL-5/4/89) – (.327) – 2 for 4 with a 2B (5), RBI (2)
    Trey Ford (GCL-7/25/90) – (.135) 1 for 3 with a run, BB and 2 K’s

    Shortstop

    Brian Bocock (LHV-3/9/85) – (.232) 1 for 4
    Freddy Galvis (REA-11/14/89)) – (.258) –2 for 6 with 2 RBI (31)
    Troy Hanzawa (CLW-9/12/95) – (.205) 0 for 4 with a K
    Edgar Duran (LWD-2/10/91) – (.261) 0 for 3 with an RBI (33)
    Kenny Miramontes (WIL-7/18/88) – (.364) 2 for 3 with a 2B (1), 3 RBI (8) and a BB
    Gustavo Gonzalez (GCL-1/23/91) – (.228) 0 for 5 with a K
    Jairo Cardozo (DSL-1/27/94) – (.210) 0 for 0

    Corner outfield

    Delwyn Young (LHV-6/30/82) – (.242) 0 for 5 with a K
    Brandon Moss (LHV-9/16/86) – (.261) 1 for 4 with 2 runs, BB and 2 K’s
    Steve Susdorf (REA/3/28/86) – (.332) 1 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 BB
    Terry Evans (REA-1/19/82) – (.186) 1 for 3 with 3 runs, 2 RBI (11) and a K
    Brian Gump (CLW-6/16/87) – (.227) 1 for 3 with a HR (3), RBI (18)
    Michael Dabbs (CLW-3/29/87) – (.155) 1 for 3 with a run
    (13) Domingo Santana (LWD-8/5/92) – (.257) 0 for 3 with a run and a K
    Anthony Hewitt (LWD-4/27/89) – (.236) 2 for 4 with a 2B (13), 3B (6), RBI (38), run and a K
    Bill Rice (LWD-9/7/88) – (.000) – 0 for with 2 K’s
    (28) Kelly Dugan (WIL-9/18/90) –(.271) – 0 for 5 with a K
    Witer Jimenez (WIL-4/12/89) – (.184) 1 for 3 with 2 BB, CS (2) and a K
    Luis Unda (WIL-1/28/90) – (.318) 1 for 5 with a 2B (3) and a run
    Brian Pointer (GCL-1/28/92) – (.264) – 1 for 4 with a 2B (8)
    Jorge Miranda (GCL-5/26/91) – (.091) 1 for 3 with an RBI (2), BB and a K

    Centerfield

    John Mayberry (PHI- – (.244) – 0 for 4 with a K
    Rich Thompson (LHV-4/23/79) – (.286) 1 for 4 with a 2B (11), run, BB and 2 K’s
    Derrick Mitchell (REA-1/5/87)- (.280) 0 for 4 with a run, BB and a K
    (18) Jiwan James (CLW-4/11/89) – (.276) – 1 for 3 with a 2B (18), 2 runs and a K
    Zach Collier (LWD-9/18/90) – (.271) – 1 for 2 with a 2B (18) and 2 BB
    Kyrell Hudson (WIL-16/6/90) – (.259) – 1 for 3 with a CS (4) and a K
    Peter Lavin (GCL-12/27/87) – (.300) 1 for 5 with a run and 2 K’s

    Catchers

    Erik Kratz (LHV-6/15/80) – (.299) 1 for 3 with a HR (13), 2 runs, 3 RBI (37) and a K
    Tuffy Gosewisch (REA-8/17/83) – (.280) 1 for 4 with a 2B (8), 2 runs, 2 RBI (46), BB and a K
    (6) Sebastian Valle (CLW-7/24/90) – (.311) 0 for 4
    (17) Cameron Rupp (LWD-9/28/88) – (.255) – 2 for 3 with a 2B (16), run, RBI (19) and a K
    Jeff Lanning (LWD-1/1/87) – (.254) 0 for 1 with a K
    Bob Stumpo (WIL-/17/87) – (.292) 2 for 4 with a 2B (6), run, 2 RBI (7)
    Angel Chavarin (GCL-11/22/90) – (.091) 1 for 1 with a 2B (2)
    John Hill (GCL-2/11/89) – (.240) 1 for 3

    Starting Right-handers

    Joe Esposito (REA-5/15/85) – (3-1, 4.15) 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 Er, BB and 6 K’s (win)
    (11) Julio Rodriquez (CLW-8/29/90)- (11-6, 3.30) – 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB and 6 K’s (win)
    Garett Claypool (LWD/8/21/88) – (3-5, 3.34) – 5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB and 6 K’s (loss)
    Colin Leven (WIL-) – (2-1, 3.42) – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s (win)
    Ramon Oviedo (GCL-7/24/90) – (3-0, 1.86) 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 7 K’s (win)

    Left-handed Starters

    Ryan Feierabend (LHV-8/22/85) – (9-5, 5.46) 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB and 4 K’s (win)

    Right-handed relievers

    (10) Justin De Fratus (LHV-10/21/87) – (2-0, 4.76) 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB and 2 K’s
    Michael Schwimer (LHV-2/19/86) – (5-0, 1.71, 8 SV) – 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 0 K’s (save)
    (29) Josh Zeid (REA-3/24/87) – (2-3, 6.09, 1 SV) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K
    Jordan Whatcott (CLW-6/10/85) – (1-1, 3.18, 3 SV) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s (save)
    Lendy Castillo (LWD-4/8/89) – (1-1, 2.60) 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K
    Colton Murray (WIL-4/22/90) – (0-1, 4.00) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB and a K
    Cody Fick (WIL-10/20/87) – (1-1, 5.17) 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB and 2 K’s

    Left-handed relievers

    Les Walrond (LHV-11/7/76) – (0-0, 0.87) – 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB and 0 K’s
    Derrick Loop (REA-12/11/83) – (1-1, 1.50) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB and 2 K’s
    Andy Loomis (CLW-11/25/85) – (0-1, 1.86, 1 SV) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB and 2 K’s
    James Birmingham (GCL-8/2/88) – (1-0, 0.71, 7 SV) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB and 3 K’s

    1. This is a really terrific story. Surprised that they didn’t mention the possibility that almost a year off from pitching probably did wonders for his arm; someone on here mentioned that a little while back, and I can’t help but think it has something to do with his increased velocity. Hopefully it holds.

  7. In the DSL, Julio Reyes had his 4th straight decent outing. The 6’3″ 20 year old pitched a 7 inning, 3 hitter yesterday. The guy that followed him is intriguing. His name is Ranfi Casimiro. He’s listed at 6’8″ 200 lbs. He turned 19 yesterday and must be a recent signee because he’s only had 2 outings. Sounds like a Schwim clone.

    1. Must have signed between when looked at boxscores, etc. yesterday and the start of the game he played in. Might be a Victor Diaz clone.

  8. Two observations.

    Someone should start a “free Erik Kratz” movement. How would he not immediately be one of the best back-up catchers in the majors? It’s not right for him to be stuck in AAA.

    Why has Joan Baez not been released? Are you going to tell me that Mike Schwimer would be worse than him . . . . or David Herndon . . . or Drew Carpenter. Puh-lease!

    1. Kratz might have a chance to be the Phillies backup catcher next year if Schneider is let go. Kratz then would be put on the 40 man roster and given a chance to win a spot. Lastly, if Kratz wants to stay with the Phillies he should go down to Clearwater in the off season and work on getting Roy Halladay’s trust in game calling.

    2. I agree with you about Baez but why do you want to bring him up to pitch garbage time in the big show when he can work on getting lefty batters out more consistently at AAA. If Schwimmer is not traded I would expect him to be on the big club.

      1. When you check Schwimer’s splits you figure out pretty quickly why he isn’t in the major leagues. Not too many teams employing ROOGY’s.

            1. Doesnt Baez pitch once a week because hes absolutely terrible. If Schwimer came up and did a good job he would pitch more. Stutes has struggled a little lately so if Schwimer pitched well he would get alot more pitching time then Baez

  9. 10 things on a Sunday morning…

    1. There’s no question that Overbeck is adjusting to AAA pitching. .367 in his last eight games. Still not getting the power from him that we’ve seen in Reading, but he’s not getting worked over at the plate by the new level.

    2. Ho-hum, Singleton gets on base three times in a game… again. Dude will be 20 in AA next season for the entire 2012 season. The power is going to come.

    3. Harold Martinez seems to be doing in WIL what Overbeck is doing in AAA. Considering that he’s still adjusting to the change in bats, He’s batting over .400 with an OPS over 1.000 in his last nine.

    4. After 1+ seasons at AA, shouldn’t we be talking about a promotion to AAA for Galvis or are we still believing he needs to grind it our for another month to make us earn some sort of promotional trust?

    5. Cameron Rupp… I see you. Keep swinging.

    6. Bill Rice got double jumped to Lakewood after 11 games in the GCL and he played right away after the promotion. Just something I thought I would mention.

    7. We don’t talk about Julio Rodriquez as much as the other kids on Clearwater, but he’s having a hell of a season for a 20-year old.It’s easy to forget him, but he has his night when it all seems to add up for him.

    8. Our college guys in Lakewood are pretty meh and have been for a while.

    9. Colin Leven gets the organizational game ball on Saturday. Nice job, young man. We see you, too.

    10. Really disappointed that Aumont went down because he seemed like a guy that could have really raised his stock to even newer high levels with some sustained success at AAA.

    1. gkketch—-7. Julio is rarely mentioned with the young guns—-what is that all about! Is there a perception that his velo is too low or that his secondary pitchers and location are far inferior then the others. Just cannot understand.

  10. Harold Martinez will hit the 100 plate appearance mark today. A .439 OBP? I’d like to see him moved up to Lakewood to get 150 plate appearances before the season is out. Mattair would need to be moved back up to Clearwater and Barnes would probably have to play a utility role for the rest of the year, but I think that would put everyone in their proper spots, preparing for next year.

  11. ANYONE read philly news talking to one american league scout and one national league scout/ said worley was no more than a fifth starter. said the american league scout they have no one in there system that is a super prospect, maybe a two on the pitcher mention singleton cozart pettibone rated none a super prospect by the america league scout. suprise me really think cosart is super prospect.imo this was on who teams might want in trade.

    1. I wonder what that AL scout’s agenda was anyway—some are overly critical when it comes to other people’s resources.

    2. Worley is no more than a 5th, maybe 4th at best starter. His perifs are eerily like Kendrick (few swinging Ks, similar GB%). He lacks the out stuff to be much more than that. Of course, he’s extremely valuable because pitchers who can even be 5th starters don’t grow on trees, and he’s low cost, but he will likely never be more than that.

      Can’t speak as to the other prospects, but considering our best guys are pitchers not in the high minors I can see his point.

    3. Mike, you forgot to mention that Vance Worley was considered a #4 starter by the NL scout who they spoke to with the potential to get even better.

  12. That was a very interesting article. One of the best comments was on Brown. The scout said that he’s very close to being a very good player. He thinks that Brown’s ceiling is much higher than that of Hunter Pence ( i think he said ‘much’). This is exciting because Pence is having an very good year, hitting well over .300 with 11 homers. He has a strong arm in the outfield and I think he can steal some bases.

        1. I don’t think I’d trade Galvis for Willingham. I would trade Schwimer for him in a heartbeat. Schwimer is good but I’d much rather have Willingham.

  13. does anyone know where baseball prospectus’ midseason top prospects article that came out yesterday had any of the phills players?

      1. KG has been down on Singleton all year; a lot of “hype is the product of one hot streak last season” comments, which I really can’t agree with. His plate discipline is really uncommon for a player his age at his level.

  14. I luv Brown and Jr at the end of the line up . You got the speed thing. You got the right/left thing. You got a lot of things.
    Seriously the Mets just brought in a pitcher to turn MM around. Who wudda thunk it . Great job Mike you are starting to prove me wrong. The guys has a big heart.

  15. I think Minimart had 11 homers in triple A last year. He looks very slick in the field. I think he can drive the ball marginally better than Valdez. Not like Rollins, though. I remain mildy interested in Minimart. The thing that holds me back is that I don’t see an opportunity opening up for him in the infield, barring a catastrophic injury. And I’m not convinced yet that he’ll be able to survive as an everyday player.
    I figured Perez was due for a three walk, no out outing. If this guy had any command, he’d be at the end of a nice career. His stuff is outstanding.
    Tough day for Brown today and tough series. Did draw a couple of walks. All-star break and/or R.A. Dickey could have messed up his timing. Anyway, it comes and goes (I mean hitting) over the course of a season and I’ve seen enough from Brown to say that he will stay afloat in his rookie season.
    The organization is not high on Mayberry. They don’t buy in when he has success. Manuel sees a glimmer of a possibility that Mayberry could be a late-bloomer like Werth.

  16. Compared to Big Ben he is an all star. I think you have to look at his overall contribution. Vic looks like he is ready to go. Let hope they let Ben go but some times their thinking is a mystery(see Baez).

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