Box Score Recap – 5/14/2014

Tyson Gillies was 2-4 with a 2B. He’s got multi-hit games in three of his last six starts. Cam Perkins had the same line as Gillies, giving him his first multi-hit game and first XBH in a week. He does have six BBs in his last four games – hopefully a sign that he’s seeing the ball a little better and may be about to come out of the funk that’s had him OPS just .685 in May thus far.

Jesse Biddle pitched to mixed results. Clearly struggling with the strike zone, he allowed two hits, managed to strikeout seven, but walked four in six innings of 1-run ball. He threw just 42 of his 81 pitches for strikes.

A couple of “Near Philly” guys shined for CLR – Bensalem and UDel’s Nick Ferdinand was 3-3 with his second home run of the year, while Skillman, NJ and Seton Hall product Jon Prosinski managed his start well, giving up 3R, 8H, 1HR, 0BB, and 3K in 7.1IP.

Dylan Cozens goes 2-4 with a double and a home run, his fourth on the year, but Tyler Viza cannot survive on Dylan Cozens alone. He ended with a line much like Prosinski, 4R, 3ER, 8H, 1BB, and 3K in 7IP. And 17-yr-old Jesus Alastre is 4-8 plus a walk in his first two professional contests in the VSL. He’s an early candidate for “Guy I Fruitlessly Try To Find Bonus Information On After He Hits A Bunch Through The First Month Of The Season”. So that’s something to look forward to.

Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB.

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31 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 5/14/2014

  1. Not a Gillies fan, but he played a sound game. Love the physicals hate the attitude.

    1. I was a Gillies backer at first but got off that bus a while ago. Even so, he might still be an upgrade over Ben Revere who is struggling to even hit singles at this point. What are the chances Gillies replaces Revere in CF later this season? I know it’s slim given his track record but it might be worth keeping an eye on.

      1. I’m not sure if Gillies would be much of an improvement offensively. His OPS is .643 in LHV and he’s less than 6 months younger than Revere. Revere is probably the better baserunner. I’m not sure about the defense. Might be a push.

        It’s Gillies fifth year in the organization and the only good stretch he’s had was a half season in Reading in 2012. I would love for someone to come up through the system and wrestle CF away from Revere, but I don’t think Gillies has shown enough to be that guy.

        1. For what its worth, Gillies is an excellent defensive outfielder who charges hard and has a very strong arm

          1. Your right he displayed that last night. Too describe his throw, it would be 2 1/2 Revere throws. Trajectory like a clothes line vs. a moon shot.

          2. Would you guys consider him better than Revere defensively then? Honest question. I’ve only seen him play two or three times in person.

  2. Alastre is from Venezuela.. signed for 50k per CSN philly’s Salisbury.

      1. Martelo will play in GCL. He is an outfielder. Alastre is playing now in VSL

        1. Don’t entirely get it…the 6’3″, 190 lb .Bryan Martelo…not Marelo, was signed July 3, 2013 according to Ben Badler.

    1. Oh, nice. Thanks for that. Must have missed that one way back when. He’s not on my spreadsheet.

      Also, in case you don’t know, it’s Bryan Martelo. Salisbury wasn’t the only one who had that wrong off the bat, as far as I recall. I think BA had listed it incorrectly also.

      1. Hey Brad, I think that spreadsheet of yours would be interesting to have posted on the site for our reference. What’s on it?

        1. It’s my top prospects list, and includes any guy I ever consider even a fringe “prospect” with bonus notes and stuff. I’ll consider posting some version of it – the player info version, perhaps. Would take a lot of work to clean it up, but it could be a good crowd-sourcing project for tracking draftees and INTL FA signings and their bonuses. I’ll think on it.

  3. Did the Phillies say something in the offseason about changing the way they coach pitchers to throw strikes, or am I misremembering that? I ask because Tyler Viza has only 7 walks and 22 strikeouts on the season, in 41 IP. He must really be pounding the strike zone.

    Also, Serritella one-upped Walding’s golden sombrero from the day before. Yeesh.

    1. They did, they actually said they were putting in either strike or walk thresholds that had to be reached in order for a pitcher to be promoted.

  4. I am curious about the general view of Dylan Cozens’ progression to this point. For a fairly raw baseball player with the “tools” label, he seems to be holding his own. He has not lit the world on fire, but at least he seems to be driving the ball on occasion and is keeping the average over the .250 mark. Hopefully he can stick in the outfield. Any reports on his fielding? Any other optimistic reports generally?

    1. I’m not thrilled with Cozens’ progression this year, especially the lack of plate discipline. His K Rate is up, walk rate is way down. As for his fielding, I don’t know that we’ve seen a scouting report that thinks he has a chance in the outfield long-term. He’s a very large dude, so any theoretical big league years he can play a passable OF will be gravy, as far as I’m concerned.

      1. Thanks Brad. Just trying to find a bright spot. I guess I’ll keep looking.

        1. He’s still a very interesting guy. His power remains near last year’ space in another brutal HR hitting environment, and he’s got 3 1/2 months to settle in to better discipline against SAL pitching.

  5. Anyone catch Keith Law’s mock?

    He has the Phillies taking Aaron Nola

    1. that would be a safe but weak selection by phillies. If everything breaks right – meaning he adds some muscle and velocity he is #2 at best. He is short pitcher with limited projection and does not SO enough hitters to be #1. He is an accurate thrower so maybe the Phillies are just tiring of minor league system that can’t control their pitches. Personally, I would like little more upside from #7 pick.

      1. The Phillies didn’t have any input on Law’s prediction, he’s just guessing. My guess is that there’s no way that the Phils would take a short pitcher without strikeout ability there. That’s not their MO.

        1. Except there has been growing sentiment across the industry that they will take him if he is there because there are people in the organization that want immediate impact.

    1. Matt Tolbert, Freddy Galvis and Clete Thomas to the DL the last couple days, Ruf, Rupp and Blanco added to LV roster. There may have been more moves than that the last couple days, but those three spots def. opened up recently.

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