Brian Bogusevic, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 254 AB’s; .311/.367/.437; 6HR 31RBI; 11/14SB; 8%BB/17%K rates; .270 vs LHP; .328 vs RHP; .298 last 30 days; .304 with RISP; 60 games in the OF; 3 assists; 0 errors; 2.23 R/F. Bogusevic has been far and away the best player in the Lehigh Valley lineup day in and day out. He has consistently hit for average, shown some power and decent speed along with playing a very good OF. He has a July 1 opt out, which I would be surprised if he doesn’t take as it seems clear he wont be getting a chance with the big club. His opt out may coincide with his selection to the IL all star team.
Jordan Danks, 28, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .241/.286/.292 in 212 AB’s; 1HR 22RBI; 2/4SB; 6%BB/28%K rates; .298 vs. LHP; .219 vs RHP; .227 last 30 days; .321 with RISP; 54 games in the OF with 2 assists and 2 errors (.983); 2.19R/F. Danks was given a spot on the 40 man in the off season and has done little to impress. With Altherr and Dugan knocking on the AAA door, a Bogusevic opt out is what may save his roster spot.
Note: Danks and Bogusevic are the only two active IronPigs who have played the majority of their games in the OF.
Aaron Altherr, 24, Phils 9th round pick in 2009; .292/.369/.478 in 226AB’s; 6HR 29RBI; 8/11SB; 11%BB/16%K rates; .308 vs LHP; .287 vs RHP;.321 with last 30 days; .276 with RISP; 57 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assists; 2.14 R/F. Altherr has improved in his areas of weakness and is at a place where he can’t do much more in AA. With 700 AA plate appearances, it is time for him to move up.
Kelly Dugan, 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2009; .361/.285/.472 in 36 AB’s between Clearwater and Reading; 1HR 3RBI; Dugan was activated two weeks ago after missing the first two months of the season injured again. While he has produced in his first 10 games, he needs to show he can stay on the field before moving up.
Cameron Perkins, 24, Phils 6th round pick in 2012; .252/.298/.427 in 234 AB’s; 8HR 33RBI; 4SB; 4%BB/12%K rates; .258 vs. LHP; .254 vs RHP; .288 last 30 days; .203 with RISP; 57 games in the OF with 2 errors (.984); 10 OF assists; 2.21 R/F. After a very slow start, Perkins has hit well over the last month, including showing power which was problematic in years past. He has a gun in the OF and leads Phils minor league OFers in assists.
Brian Pointer, 23, Phils 28th round pick in 2010; .244/.381/.402 in 127 AB’s; 5HR 14RBI; 18%BB/27%K rates; 5SB; .067 vs. LHP; .268 vs RHP; .298 last 30 days; .229 with RISP; 1-15 with 8K’s against LHP; 33 games in the OF with 1 error(.981); 2 of assists; 1.58 R/F. Pointer has become almost strictly a platoon player as he simply can’t hit left handed pitching. Against RHP, he has done a decent job, shown some power and some speed.
Roman Quinn, 22, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .306/.356/.435 in 232 AB’s; 4HR 15RBI; 29SB; 7%BB/17%K rates; Quinn had been excellent prior to going down with a torn muscle in his upper thigh last week. With multiple leg injuries over the last two plus year, I would expect the Phils to be very cautious with his return. Quinn has the potential to be an elite top of the lineup guy but the injuries are a real area of concern. I wouldn’t be surprised if his next action were not until Fall/Winter ball.
Aaron Brown, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014; .249/.317/.420 in 184 AB’s; 4HR 23RBI; 4/9SB; 5%K/19%K rates; .246 vs. LHP; .250 vs RHP; .274 over last 30 days; .250 with RISP; 48 games in the OF with 1 error (.992); 2 OF assists; 2.52 R/F; Brown has put up pedestrian, albeit improving numbers this year. He is a guy I expect to break out in the second half.
Dylan Cozens, 21, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .264/.313/.375 in 261 AB’s; 3HR 33RBI; 12SB; 6%BB/21%K rates; .211 vs. LHP; .295vs RHP; .327 over last 30 days; .280 with RISP; 55 games in the OF with 4 errors (.967); 3 OF assists; 2.16 R/F. Cozens could be a five tool player, he simply needs to use them all consistently. Easier said than done. It’s often feast or famine for Cozens, but it has more often been feast as of late. Continues to have top-tier potential.
Andrew Pullin, 21, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .269/.312/.388 in 242AB’s; 5HR 35RBI; 1/4SB; 5%BB/15%K rates; .289 vs. LHP; .258 vs RHP; .239 last 30 days; .269 with RISP; 45 games in the OF without an error; 5 OF assists; 1.84 R/F; Pullin’s transition back to the OF has been a smooth one and he has shown decent production this year.
Carlos Tocci, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .312/.377/.413 in 247 AB’s; 2HR 27RBI; 14SB; 8%BB/13%K rates; For Clearwater: 3-13(.154). 62 games in the OF with 2 errors (.987); 2 OF assists; 2.42 R/F; Tocci was outstanding for Lakewood prior to his recent callup silencing his critics for the time being. Although it seems as if he has been in the organization for decades, the 19 year old Tocci is smooth as silk in CF, while continuing to develop as a hitter.
Chase Harris, 23, Phils 14th round pick in 2014; .225/.286/.260 in 169AB’s between Clearwater and Lakewood; 0HR 12RBI; 13SB; 7%BB/19%K rates; Hitting .143 in 14AB’s for Lakewood. 47 games in the OF without an error; 4 OF assists; 2.00 R/F. Harris was recently demoted to Lakewood to make room for Carlos Tocci which doesnt bode well for him long term future. Fleet of foot and a good fielder, he just havent shown enough with the bat.
Herlis Rodriguez, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2010; .309/.345/.379 in 188AB’s; 5HR 32RBI; 10/18SB; 4%BB/15%K rates; .365 vs. LHP; .287 vs RHP; .407 last 30 days; .314 with RISP; 36 games in the OF with 2 errors (.976); 9 OF assists; 2.22 R/F. Rodriguez has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the seasons first 10 weeks, hitting for power, average, showing speed and playing very well defensively. He has been the best of what is currently a weak Lakewood OF.
Cord Sandberg, 20, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .217/.274/.283 in 240AB’s; 1HR 17RBI; 4/7SB; 6%BB/15%K rates; .184 vs. LHP; .232 vs RHP; .233 last 30 days; .162 with RISP; 57 games in the OF with 2 errors (.983); 10 OF assists; 2.04 R/F. Sandberg continues to really struggle with abysmal numbers against left handed pitching and with RISP.
Jiandido Tromp, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .171/.230/227 in 181 AB’s; 0HR 11RBI; 5/7SB; 7%BB/27%K rates; .160 vs. LHP; .176 vs. RHP; .148 last 30 days; .224 with RISP; 47 games in the OF with 2 errors (.979); 6 OF assists; 1.96 R/F. Tromp has been simply awful with the stick.
Venn Biter, 20, Phils 30th round pick in 2013
Zachary Coppola,21, Phils 13th round pick in 2015
Carlos Duran, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2012
Gustavo Martinez, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2010
Jose Pujols, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2013