Hoby Milner keeps doing things. 7IP, 1R, 5H, 0BB and 6K. Quite a night from Michael Martinez. 4-4 with a HR, drove in 2 and scored 2. Sebastian Valle with a HR in his second straight game pumping his OPS to .857 in his last ten games. Seth Rosin didn’t get out of the third – his second straight clunker.
Continue reading Box Score Recap – 6/5/2013
I will admit that my real knowledge of the draft really ends after the first round so I am going to limit this to the first round. This is a list of the order in which I would take players in this draft if I was the Phillies. For the most part this means best player available on pure talent. However, I have taken into account signability and the Phillies ability to develop pitchers better than hitters over the past few years.
1. Kris Bryant
2. Jonathan Gray
3. Mark Appel
I have had the pitchers above Bryant for a while, but power is at a premium right now and Bryant is going to hit for plenty. Even in RF he is a middle of the order high impact bat. Gray has ace potential and I think Appel is more of a #2 long term, even if he is essentially major league ready. Continue reading 1st Round Draft Board
A look back at the week of May 30-June 5. Random Thoughts….Austin Wright is a totally different pitcher than last year. Is it injury lack of confidence or both? Kelly Dugan had one of the best offensive weeks of the year…do you move him to Reading this year if he continues?Tyson Gillies new swing may be starting to take….Hoby Milner has started turning some heads but can such a small frame survive longterm?Remember the name Mauricio Robles…with Aumont and Diekman so wildly inconsistent, Robles could sneak onto the Phils roster with another injury….The enigma that is Brody Colvin continues.
Hot Hitters: Kelly Dugan (.522, 6R 2HR 6RBI); Tommy Medonca (.500, 5RBI); Steve Susdorf (.471, 4R 5RBI, SB); Troy Hanzawa (.417); Maikel Franco (.400, 5R 1HR 6RBI); Pete Orr (.400); Albert Cartwright (.400, 4R); Cody Overbeck (.375, 4R 2HR 4RBI); Tyler Henson (.381); Tyson Gillies (.370, 5R 2HR 2RBI); Josh Fields (.333); Honorable Mention: Castro, Altherr, Hewitt, Valle Continue reading Hot or Not
So, a couple different times now I have seen people reference the idea that Cesar Hernandez is out of options. And at least once I have had someone say how dumb I was for thinking that to be true. (They said it nicer than that, but whatever – and whoever that was on here, please speak up and take credit for beginning my enlightenment).
So here it is – Cesar Hernandez qualifies for a fourth option year in 2014.
Continue reading Cesar Hernandez and The Mythical Fourth Option
Lots to see in those Clearwater boxes – first off, there has been a Miguel Alvarez sighting. 1-4 with a double in his season debut with CLR. Dugan and Franco also doubled in that contest, Franco had 3 hits and doubled in the rain makeup from earlier in the day, and Aaron Altherr had 2 hits, including his 5th homerun, and stole his 14th base over the course of the day. Nick Hernandez got the job done in the nightcap – 6IP, 1R, 8H, 0BB, 4K, and he got Giancarlo Stanton out three times on fly balls, so that’s something.
And back for a second turn through the DSL, fresh off slaying a dragon or saving a princess or something, Seranthony Dominguez. Nice line for the 18 year-old righty – 2 hits, 2 walks and 7K in seven scoreless innings. Too bad the team didn’t think him prospect enough for the GCL. The name plays. The stuff? Maybe not so much. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 6/4/2013
Lehigh Valley had a 4-3 week after a 4-0 win last night against Buffalo and now stand at 28-30 on the year and in third place of the Northern Division of the International League, 7 games behind division leading Pawtucket. Last night, the ‘Pigs began a four game series on the road in Buffalo, before they return home this Saturday to start a four game series against Charlotte.
‘Pigs Leaders: Cesar Hernandez leads the league in triples (6) and is tied for 7th in SB(15); Jermaine Mitchell is 2nd in triples (4); Cody Asche is tied for 3rd in triples (3) and 9th in RBI’s (37); Cody Overbeck is tied for 6th in HR (11); Darin Ruf is 7th in strikeouts (56); Josh Fields is 8th in avg (.331).
Pitchers:Ethan Martin has the 7th worst ERA (5.60), and is 3rd in walks allowed (32); Jake Diekman leads the league in games (26), and is 6th in saves (8); BJ Rosenberg has the 8th worst WHIP (1.58) Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report