Daily Archives: September 9, 2012

Ruf going to the show….

Several sources are reporting Sunday evening that Reading 1B/OF Darin Ruf , 26, will be added to the 40 man roster and called up to join the Phillies on Monday.

Ruf, the well publicized Eastern League HR and RBI king will get the well deserved call to see what he can do at the major league level.  I wont say anymore as it has all been said already and I am sure said again in the comment section below.

Post Season Report Card,— Middle Infield

Lehigh Valley

Andres Blanco, 28, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .235/.301/.346 in 413 AB’s; 10 HR 40 RBI; 6/11 SB; .208 vs. LH, .247 vs. RH, .260 with RISP; 9%bb/17% k rates; .253 with 5 HR and 22 RBI post all star break. 119 games at SS with 18 errors (.964); 4.05 R/F. He did pretty much exactly what was expected…hit around .230, was ok defensively, and not much more.  Grade: C+. 2013: Another organization.

Cesar Hernandez, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2006; .291/.321/.404 in 532 AB’s; 2 HR 57 RBI; 21/36 SB; 6%bb/12% k rates; For Lehigh Valley: .248/.270/.298 in 121 AB’s; 0HR 6RBI; 5/8 SB; 3%bb/9% k rates; .296 vs. LH, .234 vs. RH; .111 with RISP. 132 games at 2B with 20 errors (.967); 4.45 R/F. Hernandez had a very good season in Reading and his adjustment to AAA was moving along as expected.  I am not quite as enthusiastic as some about Hernandez. Grade: B; 2013: Lehigh Valley with the potential of a September Phillies call up. Continue reading Post Season Report Card,— Middle Infield