Around the System, RP, Clearwater and Lakewood

Certainly several who are capable of moving up sometime very soon.  At the top of the list:  Ramos and Forsythe at Clearwater as well as DeNato, Hockenberry and Rivero at Lakewood

Clearwater

Jesen Therrien, 22, Phils 17th round pick in 2011; 15 games between Lakewood and CLearwater; 1-1 with a 1.11ERA; 2 saves; 24.1IP 22H 3BB 18K; 1HR allowed; .242 opp avg; 1.03 WHIP; 0.86 GO/AO; 1.1BB/6.7K per 9; For CW, 6 games, 1-0 with a 2.57ERA; .310 opp avg; 1.43 WHIP.  Therrien threw very well for Lakewood before his promotion and now is getting his feet under him in CLearwater.

Cody Forsythe, 24, Phils 25th round pick in 2013; 16 games, 2-0 with a 2.92ERA; 24.2IP 23H 6BB 26K; 3HR allowed; .232 opp avg; 1.18 WHIP; 0.76 GO/AO; 2.2BB/9.5K per 9; .361 vs. LH, .159 vs. RH, .208 with RISP.  Forsythe continues to pitch well for Clearwater and now has made 41 appearances at High A.  Time for movement upward.

Harold Guerrero, 25, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 9 games, 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA: 13.2IP 11H 12BB 13K; .224 opp avg; 1.68 WHIP; 0.53 GO/AO; 7.9BB/8.6K per 9; .091 with RISP.  Guerrero has been pitching himself into all kinds of trouble because of his high walk rate b but has done a decent job pitching out of the problems he creates.

Ulises Joaquin, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 18 games, 3-1 with a 3.43ERA: 5/7 saves; 21IP 20H 8BB 25K; .263 opp avg; 1.33 WHIP; 0.85 GO/AO; 3.4BB/10.7K per 9; .188 vs. LH, .318 vs. RH, .279 opp avg last 30 days.  Joaquin has been pitching well, albeit with a few bumps in the road as of late.

Yoel Mecias, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2011; 4 games, 0-0 with a 4.05ERA: 6.2IP 8H 2BB 4K.  Mecias just returned from missing a significant amount of time injured and is getting his sea legs back.  I would expect him back in the rotation some time soon.

Miguel Nunez, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 14 games (4 starts); 0-1 with a 4.22ERA; 32IP 30H 12BB 15K; .254 opp avg; 1.31 WHIP; 0.79 GO/AO; 3.4BB/4.2K per 9; .326 vs. LH, .208 vs. RH, 0-0 with a 1.23 ERA in last 10 appearances.  Nunez really struggled as a starter but has been excellent out of the bullpen.

Edubray Ramos, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 20 games, 2-2 with a 2.27ERA; 4/7 saves; 31.2IP 22H 3BB 23K; .198 opp avg; 0.79 WHIP; 1.06 GO/AO; 0.9BB/6.5K per 9; .194 vs. LH, .200 vs. RH, .204 opp avg last 30 days.  Ramos has pitched as well as anyone out of the Threshers ‘pen, after skipping over Lakewood.

Lakewood

Austin Davis, 22, Phils 12th round pick in 2014; 17 games, 0-2 with a 3.28ERA; 24.2IP 20H 17BB 19K; .220 opp avg; 1.50 WHIP; 1.07 GO/AO; 6.2BB/6.9K per 9; .214 vs. LH, .222 vs RH, .257 opp avg last 30 days; .281 with RISP.  Allowing 6 walks per 9 innings is going to stop his movement upward quickly.

Nick Rodesky, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2014; Rodesky was just activated and pitched a scoreless inning in which he allowed three baserunners.

Joey DeNato, 23, Phils 19th round pick of 2014; 17 games, 2-1 with a 1.46ERA; 2 saves; 24.2IP 13H 5BB 27K; .159 opp avg; 0.73 WHIP; 0.63 GO/AO; 1.8BB/9.9K per 9; .286 vs. LH, .115 vs. RH, .171 opp avg over last 30 days; .200 with RISP.  DeNato has been outstanding and should be the first bullpen promotion when the time comes shortly.

Scott Harris, 22, Phils 27th round pick of 2014; 9 games, 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA; 17IP 15H 6BB 14K; .227 opp avg; 1.24 WHIP; 1.11 GO/AO. 3.2BB/7.4K per 9; .200 vs. LH, .235 vs. RH, .250 opp avg last 30 days; .500 with RISP.   Harris has been active for about a month now and has pitched fairly well, although clearly needing to bear down with RISP.

Matt Hockenberry, 23, Phils 9th round pick of 2014; 12 games, 1-0 with a 1.00ERA; 6 saves; 18IP 8H 6BB 15K; .140 opp avg; 0.78 WHIP; 1.18 GO/AO; 3.0BB/7.5K per 9; .190 vs. LH, .111 vs. RH, .167 with RISP. Hockenberry just returned after missing about three weeks on the DL.  He has been outstanding and certainly should be in CLearwater once his health is established.

Manny Martinez, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2010; 7 games, 0-1 with a 1.93ERA; 9.1IP 4H 7BB 7K; .143 opp avg; 1.18 WHIP; 0.90 GO/AO. Martinez has only been active for roughly three weeks and has been practically unhittable, but like many others, with far too many walks.

Alexis Rivero, 20. Signed as a free agent in 2012; 16 games, 2-0 with a 1.88ERA; 5 saves; 28.2IP 17H 10BB 22K, 1HR allowed; .168 opp avg; 0.94 GO/AO; 0.88 GO/AO; 3.1BB/6.9K per 9; .278 vs. LH, .108 vs. RH, .174 opp avg last 30 days; .174 with RISP.  Rivero has been lights out consistently this year.

6 thoughts on “Around the System, RP, Clearwater and Lakewood

  1. Phillies go with bat in draft Cornelius Randolph SS. Projected to play 3B, SS or 2B. High school prospect.

  2. Someone was asking where the relief pitching is I’d say right here. Also 4 members of last yr draft class doing nicely. Rivero seems to be flying under the radar.

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