A first look at catchers throughout the organization. Definitely more optimism than the lot of middle infielders, although currently no true stand out. Next Up: STarting Pitching.
Koyie Hill, 35, Acquired from Washington in 2014; .298/.366/.464 in 84 AB’s; 2HR 14RBI; 10%bb/24%k rates; .211 vs. LHP, .323 vs. RHP; .423 with RISP. 22 games at C with 1 error (.993); 2 passed balls; 7/17(41%) CS; Hill has played much more than expected due to Rupp’s injury and has been outstanding in the role he has been asked to fill, With Rupp now back in the lineup, expect Hill to be used twice a week.
Sebastian Valle, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2006; .227/.245/.455 in 44AB’s between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 2HR 12RBI; 4%bb/22%k rates. 12 games at C with 1 error (.988); 1 passed ball; 2/7(29%) CS; Valle has been relegated to a back up role at both Reading and Lehigh Valley, playing once or twice a week. He shows flashes but has not been playing regularly enough to establish any real consistency.
Cameron Rupp, 25, Phils 3rd round pick in 2010; .259/.459/.778 in 27 AB’s; 4HR 9RBI; 9 games at C with no errors; 0 passed balls; 1/5(20%); CS; Just returned yesterday after missing a little over a month with an oblique injury.
Tommy Joseph, 22, Acquired from San Francisco in 2012; .282/.345/.551 in 78AB’s; 5HR 19RBI; 6%bb/16%k rates; .250 vs. LHP; .304 with RHP. 21 games at C with 1 error (.995); 0 passed balls; 5/40(13%) CS; Joseph was just placed back on the DL with a wrist issue after a home plate collision. WHen he has been on the field, Joseph has been very good with both the bat and glove (although his CS numbers are alow) and there was alot of optimism before a second concussion and this wrist issue slowed him down again.
Lars Davis, 28, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .192/.250/.346 in 26 AB’s for Reading; 1HR 7RBI; 7 games at C with 2 errors (.959); 1 passed ball; 2/13(15%) thrown out stealing; Davis was just picked up last month for catching depth after the rash of catching injuries hit the organization.
Logan Moore, 23, Phils 9th round pick in 2011; .228/.287/.283 in 92 AB’s between Reading and CLearwater; 0HR 8RBI; 6%bb/23%k rates; .214 vs. LHP; .250 vs. RHP. Has caught 27 games with 1 error (.994); 3 passed balls; Has thrown 12/41 (29%) of base stealers. A very slight tick up with the bat combined with good defense.
Gabrial Lino, 21, Acquired from Baltimore in 2012; .207/.287/.378 in 82 AB’s between Lakewood and CLearwater; 3HR 13RBI; 11%bb/34%k rates; Has caught 23 games with 2 errors (.987); 8 passed balls; Thrown of 10/27 (27%) of base stealers; Lino shows glimpses but simply doesnt make contact enough with the bat.
Andrew Knapp, 22, Phils 2nd round pick in 2013 draft; .233/.281/.267 in 30 AB’s; 0HR 3RBI; Knapp joined the team about two weeks ago and has been used exclusively as a DH
Jose Mayorga, 21, SIgned as a free agent in 2010; .333/.407/.417 in 24 AB’s between Lakewood and Reading; 0HR 3RBI; Caught 9 games with 1 error (.979); 1 passed ball; Has thrown out 1/13 basestealers (7%). Limited playing time and base stealers have been all over him.
Deivi Gruillon, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .159/.196/.227 in 44 AB’s between Clearwater and Lakewood; 1HR 5RBI; Has caught 12 games with 3 errors (.967); 1 passed ball; Has thrown out 7/22 (32%) of base stealers; Expected offensive issues combined with a great arm and very good defense
Chace Numata, 21, Phils 14th round pick in 2010; Has been on the DL all year. Currently playing in extended spring games
NOTE: WIllians Astudillo was reviewed at Corner Infield as he played majority of his games there