Hot or Not

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the 7/15–7/21 time period.  Ramon Oviedo throwing seven no hit innings, leads the way with Julio Rodriguez two very strong starts not far behind.  Jarred Cosart has been awful since the Futures Game, while Trevor May and Brody Colvin both got banged around this week as well. At the plate, Cameron Rupp continues swinging the hot stick and Harold Martinez has a very nice week. Freddy Galvis makes another appearance on the hot list, while Cody Overbeck and Kelly DUgan struggle.

Hot Hitters:Cameron Rupp (.471, 4RBI);Harold Martinez (.412, 6R 4 RBI)Carlos Alonso (.364)Freddy Galvis (.355, 4R 2SB)ANthony Hewitt (.353, 4R 2SB)Trey Ford (.350, 6r, 2hr, 5 rbi); Brian Pointer (.348); Carlos Rivero (.346, 5R 4RBI); Jiwan James (.345, 4R); Matt Rizzotti (.333, 4R, 4RBI); Honorable Mention: Sebastian Valle, RIch Thompson

Not Hot Hitters: Matthew Holland (.077); Cody Asche (.111)Cody Overbeck (.148); Kelly Dugan (.150)Bernardo Solarte (.154);Luis Unda (.154); Peter Lavin (.182);

Hot Starting Pitchers:Ramon Oviedo (7IP 0H 0ER 1BB 7K); Julio Rodriguez (2W, 14IP 6H 2ER 2BB 16K); JC Ramirez (7IP 3H 0ER 1BB 3K);  Michael Nesseth (5IP 4H 0ER 0BB 3K); Austin Hyatt (W, 7IP 4H 1ER 2BB 10K); David Buchanan (W, 7IP 2H 1ER 2BB 7K)Lino Martinez (6IP 7H 1ER 2BB 5K)

Not Hot Starters: Jarred Cosart (L, 1IP 7H 7ER 1BB 0K); Josh Warner (L, 2IP 5H 3ER 1BB 1K); Ervis Manzanillo (3IP 7H 5ER 1BB 5K); Trevor May (5IP 10H 5ER); Tyson Brummett (5IP 9H 6ER) Jon Musser (5IP 9H 6ER 2BB 3K); Brody Colvin (5.1IP 10H 4ER); Scott Mathieson (2.2IP 5H 2ER)

Hot Relievers: Ian Durham (4IP 2H 0ER 1SV); James Birmingham (4IP 3H 0ER 1BB 6K, 1SV); Rye Davis (4IP 2H 0ER 1SV); Jordan Whatcott (3.2IP 3H 0ER 0BB 3K, 2SV); Les Walrond (2.2IP 2H 0ER); Andy Loomis (2.1Ip 1H 0ER 2BB 3K); Josh Zeid (2IP 0H 0ER, 1SV); Juary Gomez (2IP 1H 0ER 2BB 3K, 2SV). Honorable Mention: Steven Inch, Hector Neris

Not Hot Relievers: Y Rios (oIP 1H 4ER 3BB); Craig Fritsch (0.2IP 0H 4ER 6BB); Jesus Pirela (2.1IP 4H 4ER 2BB 4K); Tommy Palicea (3.1IP 5H 5ER 2BB 3K); Dustin Cameron (2.2IP 4H 3ER 1BB 1K); Jacob Diekman (2IP 4H 2ER); Derrick Loop (5IP 4H 4ER); Gabrial Arias (2IP 3H 2ER 4BB 4K); Ebelin Lugo (2IP 7H 2ER).

27 thoughts on “Hot or Not

  1. Rupp is coming on offensively now. Defensively he may be ahead of Seb Valle. A bit older, with plenty of experience in the Big 12 with the Longhorns and also playing in the highly pressured and competitive CWS for a few years helps. Handles pitches extremely well and and good quick release. Built to catch in the MLB, if not starter back-up for many years..

    1. So could Rupp leap frog him to say Reading nxt year, compete with him or stay behind? Reading & LV lack a catching prospect of significance. Id love to see some Catching competition!

        1. PP, i know everyone develops on their own time table but if Valle (only in in his age 20 season this year) moves up to Reading next year do you see that as probably being a 2 year stop akin to Galvis?

          1. If Tuffy is still here. He will be a free agent again I believe. I hope they do resign him.

  2. Any thought to Colvin, Cosart and May all pitching poorly due to the possibility of being traded.

    1. Could be but Cosart is also rapidly approaching the Phils pre-determined innings limit and might be getting worn down.

      Colvin has been banged up a little bit again this season and may just be working through it.

  3. Cosart said in an interview that he wants to be a Phillie. He is looking forward to pitching in CitiBank park. It seems like this is a tense time of year for our young guys.

    1. Might be true, but these are the types of conditions pro players have to be able to perform under.

      1. Fair point, but also consider about how you felt at age 20 when major life changes presented themselves and whether that affected your life at all. It’s much easier said then done to remain a professional at all time, especially for someone who is still not really an adult when they are off the field.

      2. Agree. Not arguing your point, just balancing it. With my daughter, when she struggles, it’s part understanding her youth and inexperience, part helping her grow into an awareness of what real life is. If Cosart is affected, it will hopefully be a growing experience.

  4. Listing Hewitt as “Hot” is sort of a non sequiter, no? His hot streak has raised his average all the way to .238. I can’t contain myself over that improvement….

    Love that Pointer and James are continuing to hit.

    1. Perhaps we should be thankful to Hewitt——he may have opened the eyes of Philadelphia higher-ups in the ptifuls of drafting first round ‘toolsy’ guys.

  5. This week’s BA Hot Sheet, JRod comes in at #3 and Biddle is #9, not a bad week on the farm for the #4 and #6 starters in the system

  6. Good news on Biddle, KG says reports on his velo are up to 94 again. Stud in the making as soon as he gets those walks under control, although his FIP is fantastic this year.

    1. Thank You James for the redirect…The Hot or Not section actually takes quite a bit of time to compile, and I am sorry to see it get hijacked.

  7. Biddle in the mid 90s? Really? I saw him pitch last night in Lakewood, looked at the speed gun after nearly every pitch he threw, and it registered 90 mph just once. His fast ball was consistently 86-87, at most. Frankly, that’s a little disappointing. Either the Lakewood gun is slow, the other guns are fast, or Biddle was holding back to conserve energy in the heat.

    1. They only say he has reached 94, which we know he has. He has been in the upper 80s for a while, as you and others have reported. Thanks for the firsthand reports!

    2. I’ve sat behind home plate at a Lakewood game or two and looked over the shoulder to see the pitch-charting and have consistently noticed about a 4-5 MPH bump from the outfield gun. I’ve seen Biddle hit 96 on that gun this year for example. Everyone should calm down.

  8. If Mitchell can hit .360 the rest of the way he can hit .300 and open eyes.

  9. Remembering MT and how the Phils tried to change Brown’s swing, the A’s do seem to have a knack of screwing up top position prospect.
    For the most part the Phils minor league staff has done very well this year.

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