Daily Archives: July 15, 2014

Around the System–Corner Infield

Another look at Corners Infielders…next up, Middle Infield.

Lehigh Valley

Jim Murphy, 28, Phils 17th round pick in 2008; .235/.328/.406 in 293 AB’s; 10HR 37RBI; 11%bb/23%k rates; 75 games at 1B with 3 errors (.995); Hitting .213 since June 1; .200 with RISP; Mediocre offensive production makes it unlikely the 28 year old sticks around beyond this year absent a very hot final 6 weeks.

Maikel Franco, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2009; .230/.285/.364 in 343 AB’s; 6HR 42 RBI; 1SB; 7%bb/15%k rates; 71 games at 3B with 4 errors (.978); 15 games at 1B without an error; Hitting .390 in July; .257 vs. RHP; .218 vs. LHP; .278 with RISP; Franco has been much better over the last month, reviving calls for his promotion.  Not yet.  Let him get another solid month under his belt and call him up in September.  Has been outstanding defensively.

Russ Canzler, 28, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .306/.362/.565 in 61 AB’s; 3HR 11RBI; 4 games at 1B with 1 error; 3 games at 3B without an error; 4 games in the OF without an error; Has been a very good mid season pickup for the ‘Pigs. Continue reading Around the System–Corner Infield

Box Score Recap – 7/14/2014

Can you all confirm for me that you don’t really care about Adam Loewen? Nothing against him, I just can’t get excited about a 30-year-old guy who, yesterday aside, doesn’t strike many guys out. It’s a nice story, going from big league pitcher to cup-of-coffee big league hitter, and back to minor league pitcher and winning some games. But really, I’m not feeling it.

How long can Brian Pointer stay this hot? Mercy. He was 2-4 with his ninth home run of the year. JPC was 3-3 plus a walk the day after he played in the Futures Game. Cliff Lee got hit around a bit in his last rehab start before a scheduled return to the bigs this Saturday. Jim wrote that up here. Check it out.

WIL managed just four hits, two from Deivi Grullon, and David Whitehead pitched pretty well again, though he’s still not ringing guys up – just 3k in 6IP. The three rehabbers, Galvis, Thomas and Joseph each had a hit for the GCL. Jesus Alastre stole his tenth base, and he’s finally at 50% on the year. Not bad after he started 2-9 or something like that. And Ranger Suarez continues to dominate opposing VSL lineups – 4H, 0BB, 5K in 7 scoreless. His K:BB ratio sits at 61:1 for the year. Silly.

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