Post Season Report Card, Bullpen, Williamsport and GCL

We finally hit the last report card of the 2012 season.  It’s difficult as we reach the lower levels as I have seen very few of these guys play, and generally base the reports on their stat lines and trends over the last few years.  I would think that there are some limited circumstances where the Phillies see something outside the stats, but would also think it to be the rare occasion where there is a belief that a guy with a 7 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP is throwing well.  At any rate, enjoy…and we will kick off the Arizona Fall League season next week with Brad reporting.


Geoff Broussard, 22, Phils 23rd round pick in 2012;  20 games; 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA; 7 saves; 33.2IP 34H 8BB 36K; 2HR allowed; 0.88 GO/AO; .264 opp. avg., 1.24 WHIP; 2.1BB/9.6K per nine; Very good professional debut for Broussard. Grade: B+; 2013: Clearwater bullpen

Luis Gonzalez, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 16 games (6 starts); 1 save; 50.2IP 51H 2HR 25BB 46K; 0.81 GO/AO; .258 opp. avg., 1.50 WHIP; 4.5BB/8.1K per nine; .380 vs. LH, .216 vs. RH, .246 with RISP.  Gonzalez did enough in 2012 to move him to Lakewood next year.  His numbers vs. LH are striking.  Grade: C+

Jeb Stefan, 22, Phils 22nd round pick in 2012; 22 games (6 starts); 2-4 with a 3.94 ERA; 2 saves; 45.2IP 46H 16BB 37K; 0.94 GO/AO; .257 opp. avg., 3 HR allowed; 1.35 WHIP; 3.5BB/7.3K per nine; .268 vs. LH, .250 vs. RH, .229 with RISP; Stefan pitched fairly well and should move to Lakewood to start 2013.  Grade: B-

Nicholas Hanson, 20, Phils 16th round pick in 2012; 19 games (3 starts); 2-3 with a 7.00 ERA; 45IP 64H 5BB 29K; 6HR allowed; 1.04 GO/AO; .332 opp. avg., 1.53 WHIP; 1.0BB/5.8K per nine; .365 vs. LH, .311 vs. RH, .321 with RISP.  About the only positive to speak of from a statistical perspective is that he has good control.  Other than that, not pretty. 2013: Starts in Lakewood, but fall back candidate. Grade: D-.

Steven Inch, 21, Phils 6th round pick in 2009; 22 games; 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA; 43.1IP 48H 10BB 25K, 2HR allowed; 2.03 GO/AO; .281 opp. avg., 1.33 WHIP; 2.1BB/5.2K per nine. .276 vs. LH, .283 vs. RH, .231 with RISP.  Inch did enough to move himself to Lakewood for 2013.  Grade: C+

Jonathan Musser, 21, Phils 21st round pick in 2010; 16 games (6 starts); 2-4 with a 6.91 ERA; 41.2IP 49H 24BB 30K; 0.73 GO/AO; .301 opp. avg., 4 HR allowed; 1.75 WHIP; 5.2BB/6.5K per nine; .299 vs. LH, .302 vs. RH, .298 with RISP. Not alot of positives come out of his 2012 pitching line. His 2012 line mirrors almost exactly Musser’s line in the GCL in 2011. The Phils thought highly enough of Musser to invite him to Florida for the Instructional League but he is going to have to show something very, very soon.  Grade: D- 2013: A real question mark.

Matt Sisto, 23, Phils 20th round pick in 2012; 24 games; 1-3 with a 3.51 ERA; 41IP 42H 11BB 28K; 2HR allowed; 1.40 GO/AO; .264 opp. avg., 1.29 WHIP; 2.7BB/7.0K per nine; .286 vs. LH, .252 vs. RH, .275 with RISP.  A decent start for SIsto who should be ahead of the game after playing college ball for University of Hawaii.  Grade: C+; 2013: Lakewood to start.

Andre Kinder, 23, Phils 42nd round pick in 2011; 23 games, 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA between GCL, CLearwater, and WIlliamsport; 39.2IP 31H 22BB 38K; 1.22 GO/AO; .217 opp. avg., 1.33 WHIP; 4.9BB/8.5K per nine; 0 HR allowed; .257 vs. LH, .211 vs. RH, .244 with RISP.  Kinder had a good year and at age 23 is a candidate to double bump to CLearwater. Grade: B

Chris Nichols, 22,  Phils 31st round pick in 2012; 20 games; 3-0 with a 3.67 ERA between GCL, Lakewood, and Williamsport; 1 save; 34.1IP 40H 2BB 15K; 0.98 GO/AO; .301 opp. avg; 1.22 WHIP; 0.5BB/4.0K per nine. Nichols pitched fine at this level but does not have good enough stuff to have continued success without some change.  Grade: B-; 2013: Lakewood

Ramon Oviedo, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 21 games (10 starts); 2-9 with a 7.46 ERA between Lakewood and Williamsport; 70IP 89H 35BB 47K; 7 HR allowed; 0.83 GO/AO; .316 opp. avg., 1.77 WHIP; 4.5bb/6.0K per nine.  Oviedo was just awful in the Lakewood rotation before his demotion to the Williamsport bullpen, where he didn’t pitch much better. He has shown some promise before last year so I expect the Phils to take a long look in Extended Spring Training.  Grade: F


Andrew Anderson, 18, Phils 21st round pick in 2012; 8 games (2 starts); 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA; 22.2IP 26H 10BB 16K; 0.61 GO/AO; .289 opp. avg., 1.59 WHIP; 4.0BB/6.4K per nine; .265 vs. LH, .304 vs. RH, .294 with RISP.  Not awful but not great.  Grade: C. 2013: Back to the GCL for the full season for the youngster.

Rivar Angulo, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 12 games; 0-1 with a 1.66 ERA; 21.2IP 12H 15BB 23K; 0 HR allowed; 0.82 GO/AO; .164 opp. avg., 1.24 WHIP; 6.1BB/9.4K per nine; .164 vs. LH, .143 vs. RH, .152 with RISP.  Very nice debut for ANgulo. The only complaint is the walk rate which needs substantial work. Grade: B+; 2013: Lakewood.

Richard Bielski, 17; Phils 14th round pick in 2012; 11 games; 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA; 14.2IP 16H 7BB 5K; 0.70 GO/AO; .267 opp. avg., 1.57 WHIP; 4.3BB/3.1K per nine;Plenty of time to work with Bielski who is only 17.  He did fine but should probably stay in the GCL for a bot more seasoning. Grade: C+

Delvi Francisco, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2009; 12 games; 0-0 with a 1.53 ERA; 5 saves; 17.2IP 8H 9BB 24K; 1.25 GO/AO; .138 opp. avg., 0.96 WHIP; 4.6BB/12.2K per nine. Francisco was lights out.  Grade: A. 2013: Lakewood 

Yoel Mecias,19, 14 games (4 starts); 0-2 with a 2.16 ERA; 2 saves; 41.2IP 32H 11BB 34K; 4HR allowed; 1.37 GO/AO; .206 opp. avg; .152 vs. LH, .229 vs. RH, .194 with RISP; 1.02 WHIP; 2.4BB/7.3K per nine; Mecias was excellent this year with a small penchant for giving up the home run ball.  Grade: A-; 2013: Williamsport, although Lakewood would not surprise me.

Marek Minarik, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 13 games; 1-0 with a 2.65 ERA; 1 save; 17IP 20H 2BB 11K; 1 HR allowed; 1.79 GO/AO; .290 opp. avg., 1.29 WHIP; 1.1BB/5.8K per nine; .200 vs. LH, .327 vs. RH, .267 with RISP. Minarik, a Czech native did enough too move to Williamsport next season.  Grade: B

Luis Morales, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 13 games (2 starts); 1-3 with a 5.33 ERA; 25.1IP 31H 15BB 22K; 1 HR allowed; 1.04 GO/AO; .323 opp. avg., 1.84 WHIP; 5.3BB/7.8K per nine; .308 vs. LH, .329 vs. RH, .306 with RISP, Fairly miserable season for Morales who projects to be back in the GCL or Ext Spring. Grade: D-

Yackesl Rios, 19, Phils 12th round pick in 2011 draft; 13 games (4 starts); 2-2 with a 6.60 ERA; 30IP 44H 9BB 19K; 3HR; 0.73 GO/AO; .349 opp. avg., 1.73 WHIP; 2.7BB/5.7K per nine; .286 vs. LH, .374 vs. RH, .345 with RISP. Rios now has a 7.19 ERA in 23 games, crossing two seasons in the GCL.  AT 19, the Phils will give him a longer leash but expect a start at Extended Spring Training. Grade: F.

Keivi Rojas, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 18 games; 4-1 with a 1.62 ERA; 33.1IP 22H 7BB 44K; 1.04 GO/AO; .191 opp. avg., 0.87 WHIP; 1.9BB/11.9K per nine; .250 vs. LH, .171 vs. RH, .190 with RISP. Rojas was excellent and overpowering, a combination for a double bump.  Grade: A; 2013: Lakewood

Braden Shull, 19, Phils 27th round pick in 2011 draft; Only pitched in one game….so, no opinions.

12 thoughts on “Post Season Report Card, Bullpen, Williamsport and GCL

  1. Post of 9/28 said that Carlos Best had been released. If that was correct there must have been something going on not reflected in the stats.

  2. I am mildly excited about Keivi Rojas because he was just flat out dominant. Hopefully they challenge him a little next year and we see what he can do.

  3. Kinder is a side-arming lefty. He might have the best chance of all these guys to pitch in the majors but his upside is very limited.

  4. Delvi Francisco is a converted outfielder so he was very impressive in his 1st year as a pitcher. I agree on Musser. He was a very big disappointment. He was very raw when they drafted him but it hasn’t clicked for him yet. He’ll have another season to “get it” but I’m not sure he will.

    1. You realize that this is a “fantasy” type online sports site, right? Did you fail to notice that the date was 2015. Nothing in this “report” is real.

  5. Did I miss something–I did not see a report card about the Clearwater and Lakewood bullpens. Nothing about Giles, O’Sullivan, Aizenstadt, Murray, Nesseth, Neris. Will that be posted?

  6. Delvi and Keivi will be names to watch. Periphials are outstanding. Thought I read a report on Delvi that said the conversion to pitcher was very natural for him and he features an electric mid 90’s FB.

  7. Is Jim Birmingham still with the team? I know he was hurt most of the year, but didnt see him on any of the write-ups.

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