Winter Ball Round Up: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6

Updates on Phillies’ minor league players from around winter ball  during the last week –

  • Aaron Altherr hasn’t played since November 18th.
  • Willians Astudillo hasn’t played since November 23rd, his only appearance where he hit a 3-run HR in a 1-4 outing.
  • Emmanuel Marrero hasn’t played since November 26th.
  • Cameron Perkins hasn’t played since October 29th.
  • Darin Ruf hasn’t played since October 31st.  I read that he suffered a muscle strain, returned to the US for a second opinion, and was sent home for the winter.
  • Wilber Oberto hasn’t played since November 4th.
  • Jesse Biddle hasn’t pitched since November 8th when he was shut down for the winter after an injury.
  • Ethan Martin hasn’t pitched since November 29th.
  • Lino Martinez hasn’t pitched since November 6th.
  • Yacksel Rios hasn’t pitched since November 18th.
  • Alexis Rivero hasn’t pitched since October 20th.

Position players –

  • In the VWL
  • Andres Blanco went  3 for 13 in 5 games and saw his batting average drop to .308.
  • Freddy Galvis went 3 for 18 in 4 games and his batting average dropped to .243 (144 AB).  He has lowered his K rate to 25%.
  • Cesar Hernandez went 6 for 8 in 2 games and raised his average to .356 (in 90 AB) his K rate is 17.7%, BB 8.2%
  • Gabriel Lino went 0 for 8 in 3 games and dropped to .265 (49 AB)
  • In the DWL
  • Maikel Franco went 10 for 28 in 7 games with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBIs, and raised his average to .269 (119 AB).  His K rate is 22.6%
  • In the PWL
  • Jessie Valentin went 4 for 8 in 2 games. In 30 AB he is hitting .333 and has a 13.3 K% and 11.8 BB%
  • The boys down under are still having some problems.
  • Dylan Cozens went 5 for 13 in 3 games and raised his average to .239 (67 AB). His K rate is still hovering around 30%
  • Chace Numata went 4 for 18 in 4 games and lowered his average to .250 (72 AB). His K rate is 11.1%
  • Brian Pointer went 0 for 13 in 3 games and lowered his average to .169 (71 AB). His K rate is 33.8%
  • Mitch Walding went 2 for 17 in 4 games and lowered his average to .226 (62 AB) His K rate is 25%, his BB is 12.7%

Pitchers –

  • Mexican League
  • Victor Arano made 2 appearances and allowed 1 ER in 1.2 IP.  Overall 5.79 ERA, 14 IP, 3 BB, 11 K
  • Manuel Chavez made 2 appearances and allowed 4 ER in 1.2 IP.  Overall 3.46 ERA, 13 IP, 7 BB, 17 K
  • VWL
  • Elvis Araujo made 1 appearance and allowed 0 ER in 1.0 IP (2 K).  Overall 0.61 ERA, 14.2 IP, 5 BB, 15 K
  • Cesar Jimenez made 1 appearance, allowed 0 ER in 0.2 IP.  Overall 3.48 ERA (13 G, 6 GS), 49.2 IP, 8 BB, 29 K
  • Mike Nesseth made 1 appearance, 0 ER in 0.1 IP.  Overall 31.50 ERA (3 G), 2.0 IP, 2 BB, 1 K
  • DWL
  • Luis Garcia made 1 appearance, 0 ER in 1.0 IP. Overall 0.00 ERA (2 G), 2.0 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Hector Neris made 3 appearances, 0 ER in 1.2 IP. Overall 0.00 ERA (15 G), 12.0 IP, 4 BB, 7 K
  • Nefi Ogando made 1 appearance, 0 ER in 2 IP. Overall 0.00 ERA (2 G), 2.2 IP, 0 BB, 1 K

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9 thoughts on “Winter Ball Round Up: Nov. 30 – Dec. 6

  1. I believe that I read somewhere that Altherr finished his season and went home. I also believe that Perkins was called back to the US by the Phillies and not sent back to LA for some reason.

  2. They’ll need to come off their reported depends if anyone is getting traded at the meetings. In that cases we could see Byrd or Bastardo go for minimum returns.

    Still not sure Hamels will go as the Phils are unlikely to get the franchise altering deal they are looking for.

  3. Expected a little more from Dylan Cozens in the ABL….he is improving somewhat from his start last month……….I guess the ‘roo pitching has been too much for him to handle at this point.

  4. Good to see Franco bounce back. He certainly seems like a streak hitter at this point. Also good to see valentine having a nice winter. He’s a guy to keep an eye on next year. What’s with Neris? He’ll definitely be in the mix in spring training for a bullpen job. He’ll probably start the season at LHV but he definitely could see some extended time in Philly next year.

  5. I’ve heard good things about Hector Neris, could he get a look with the phils next season?

    1. I agree. But it may not take an injury. They have about 14 relievers on their 40-man roster. Without any trades, I would think that only Papelbon, Giles, Diekman, and Bastardo are assured a spot. I’m not prepared to say that De Fratus, Hollands, and Jimenez have locked up their spots. Any pitcher who can separate himself from the pack during spring training would have a chance of making the opening day squad. The trade of a reliever or two would only increase the possibility that somebody like Neris could make the team.

  6. Some of the boys down under are starting to click. We all know the Earth spins backwards and the sun rises in the west and sets in the east there (just kidding). Cozens is over .250 and Walding is in the .240s. Cozens has a weak on base average at .300 but Walding’s is .338. Pointer is a mess. He can be very streaky but this is a very bad streak. Straighten up and fly right, Bri.

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