Hot or Not

This was by far the worst week that the organization has had since I began the Hot or Not feature four years ago.  There was very little positive to speak of over the time period of April 24-30, with Mark Leiter being the lone positive that I will mention. He has been very consistent and has shown excellent command all year…Two steps forward and one step (or more?) back for Jesse Biddle…Three “toolsy” OF’s land on the not hot list this week (Pointer, Cozens and Hewitt), with I am sure more to come…Two pitchers I was excited about out of the gate this year (Shane Martin and Drew Anderson) hit the not hot list…We can only go up from here.

Hot Hitters: (Min 13AB’s) Harold Martinez (.370, HR, 4RBI, SB); Reid Brignac (.333, 3R, 2SB); Tyler Henson (.333, 4R, 3RBI); Brock Stassi (.320). Honorable Mention: Hill, Serna, Alonso

Not Hot Hitters: Brian Pointer (.091); Anthony Hewitt (.105); Angelo Mora (.122); Justin Parr (.125); Nick Ferdinand (.133);  Dylan Cozens (.158); Jan Hernandez (.158); Clete Thomas (.176); Gabrial Lino (.176); Andrew Pullin (.188)

Hot Starters: Mark Leiter (8IP 4H 0ER 2BB 7K);  Greg Smith (7IP 5H 1ER 0BB 6K); Jon Prosinski (7IP 6H 1ER 1BB 4K); Sean O’Sullivan (7IP 6H 2ER 3BB 2K); Tyler Viza (6IP 6H 2ER 1BB 1K)

Not Hot Starters: Julio Reyes (3IP 7H 7ER 2BB 2K); Michael Nesseth (3.1Ip 6H 5ER 0BB 2K); Jesse Biddle (4IP 4H 6R 4ER 5BB 1K); Ethan Stewart (2 starts, 10.1IP 14H 9ER 5BB 3K); Barry Enright (2IP 5H 7R 2ER 2BB 3K); Hoby Milner (4IP 5H 4ER 2BB 1K); Jeb Stefan (5IP 8H 5ER 4BB 3K); Drew Anderson (5IP 9H 5ER 1BB 6K)

Hot Relievers:Neifi Ogando (3IP 0H 0ER 1BB 3K); Jordan Guth (3.2IP 2H 0ER 1BB 0K); Keivi Rojas (3IP 2H 0ER 3BB 4K); Ramon Oviedo (2IP 2H 0ER 0BB 2K); Hector Neris (4IP 2H 1ER 0BB 3K)

Not Hot Relievers: Cesar Jiminez (0.1IP 4H 4ER 0BB 0K); Shane Martin (2.2IP 9H 5ER 0BB 2K); Ulysses Joaquin (3IP 4H 5ER 4BB 2K); Chris Burgess (2IP 6H 5ER 0BB 1K); Lino Martinez (2.2IP 4H 5ER 7BB 3K); Seth Rosin (2.1IP 4H 5ER 2BB 4K); Ryan O’Sullivan (3.1IP 4H 3ER 2BB); Kevin Walter (3.2IP 3H 4ER 4BB 1K);

6 thoughts on “Hot or Not

  1. what happened to Biddle he had pitched so well , did i miss an appearance where he gave up 20 runs , oh wait that was the clearwater, you can get them next time , way to come up H Mart

    1. Biddle had a bad start – it’s not a big deal if he can bounce back. There’s a reason he’s still in AA – he’s working on things. Last year, if he had struggled like that he probably wouldn’t have lasted more than an inning. Patience, folks. The ability is there. He’s going to pitch for the Phillies for a long, long time and will acquite himself quite nicely – trust me on this.

      1. Seems everybody wants to rush prospects to the big leagues. IMO, better they stay a year longer at the AA/AAA levels and hone their craft.

  2. Most of the hot list is prospect/semi-prospect, most of the Not list is org filler.

    1. IMO, five of the Not Hot’s are prospects —Cozens, Pullin,. Hernandez, Parr and Lino.

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