Box Score Recap – 7/14/2015

Not very many games Tuesday.

GCL Phillies (16-4) beat the GCL Tigers 8-2. Bailey Falter (the Phillies #5 in the Amateur Draft) made his second start. He threw 4.0 innings and gave up an unearned run and two hits. He issued zero walks. Falter struck out five, three consecutive after allowing a leadoff double in the fourth inning. He unleashed one wild pitch that figured into the scoring of a two-out run in the third when catcher Rodolfo Duran commited a throwing error on the play at third. Falter retired the Tigers in order in both the first and second innings.

Tanner Kiest struck out five in 2.0 innings. He allowed an earned run on two hits but was awarded the win. Kiest also walked zero batters. Jacob Waguespack struck out three in two perfect innings. Zach Morris closed out the game with a perfect ninth, striking out the final batter. That’s 14 strike outs for the four Phillies’ pitchers and NO walks.

Leadoff hitter Jesus Alastre (.269) went 3-6 and scored two runs. Jonathan Arauz (.308) went 3-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Cornelius Randolph (.300) went 1-4 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs scored. Luis Encarnacion (.304) went 1-5 with a HR (4) and 2 RBI. Lucas Williams went 1-4 with a walk and RBI. Jose Antequera (.319) went 2-5. Greg Pickett started in RF and played three innings. He went 0-2.

Lehigh Valley (40-51) no game scheduled.

Reading (48-42) no game scheduled.

Clearwater (51-38) no game scheduled.

Lakewood (43-44) lost to the Kannapolis Intimidators 8-2.  Tyler Viza gave up 3 runs in the first inning and that turned out to be enough for the Intimidators as the BlueClaws mounted little offense.  Herlis Rodriguez (.302) went 2-4.  Cord Sandberg (.256) went 1-4 with a double.  Jiandido tromp went 1-3 with his second HR.  Kyle Martin (.352) went 1-4 with an RBI.

Williamsport (17-6) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies (21-17) the DSL Astros Blue.  Daniel Brito (.279) went 2-4 with a triple and a walk.  Henry Santana (.293) went 2-5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI.   .

VSL Phillies (22-28) beat the VSL Cubs 3-2.  Former outfielder Freddy Zorrilla pitched 3.2 innings of one-hit relief and got his first win.  He allowed 2 walks, but also stranded two inherited runners.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

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28 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/14/2015

  1. The top of the GCL is really on it, and so young, Arauz, Randolph, Encarnacion… And word is Kilome pitches tomorrow….

    Kilome and Nola on same day, nice..

  2. I dislike, because hate is such a strong word, All-Star season. Okay, it’s just a few days but the Majors don’t play, AAA and AA have their All-Star break. Most of the other teams take the day off so, apparently, the guys can watch the All-Star game. I’ve never liked watching the All-Star game because it’s pretty phony. They are playing for home field advantage in the World Series but the Phillies don’t care much about that plus their token All-Star didn’t get in the game and probably shouldn’t have been in it anyway. If the town got to pick the guy they would send to the All-Star game then Franco would have been my choice. Hamels would have been 2nd and pick a name out of the hat would have been 3rd.

    1. I completely agree. I’m also intrigued by how Falter is starting out his career. Almaraz just seems to love him and he looks to have exceptional command for a young lefty. I’ve heard the velocity is not great, but he could develop more and, as a lefty, that deficiency concerns me less. We’ll see how things turn out, but I generally have a positive view on this year’s draft and I love Randolph.

      1. I believe Falter normally throws in 86-88 range, but if he can add a few ticks to his FB he could be a really good pitcher. He seems to already have swing-and-miss stuff due to his command and sequencing. I’m pretty excited about his upside.

        So far (very early on, I know) this draft is looking really good.

        1. Falter has a Cole Hamels delivery style and mechanics….lets hope same results down the orad.

          1. Thought the same thing from the video. Coming out of HS with the same repertoire as well, though none of the 3 pitches are near where Hamels was. Granted, Hamels wasn’t a 5th round pick either,

            Let’s send Hamels to Clearwater and get him away from the mess in Philly for the next two weeks. I’m sure Falter could learn a thing or two from him, and whats a couple more losses on the way to 110+..

          2. They’ll certainly work with him in Instructs in Sept to increase his arm speed.
            Encarnacion is also still only 17 and is killing it so far.

          3. Romus when I saw that tape, the first thing I thought was he has coles delivery. I don’t know how hard cole threw coming out of hs. On that tape this kid was around 87. not bad for a hs kid. especially left hander. With a little weight and coaching he could add the needed velocity in two years. Looks like a nice prospect.

            1. Hamels threw 92-94 in HS. He was a stud. Falter is nothing like Hamels. High 80s for a HS is pretty mediocre and there is no great likelihood that velocity increases after HS despite what lots of people think. Just as many kids lose velocity as gain it as they move out of HS. We only hear about the ones who gain velo because those are the only ones that continue to make news.

            2. Adonis Medina is a much better prospect than Falter. He throws harder and shows quality secondaries. We should be talking about him more in my opinion.

              That said, I certainly am happy to see Falter have early success and hope he grows into greater velocity.

  3. A few good tweets by scout Chris King (@statsking) from PG and and Fangraphs

    He absolutely loves Randolph and Arauz. Every day he tweets good stuff on them.

    And another one on Kyle Tucker, whom everyone wanted instead of Randolph:

  4. Imhof last two games. 12.1 Innings 3 Hits 3R/1ER 8BB 7K. Everything is looking good but way too many walks. But his improvements are very encouraging.

    1. Take away his 2 bad starts and in 6 other starts this season he is. 29.1 Innings 17Hits 8R/4ER 15BB 15K 1.24 ERA 1.10WHIP. That’s counting a rain delay in which he pitched only 2 innings.

      1. Small sample size and can’t tell if he is just lucky on BABIP. That many walks and that relatively few Ks are not a good sign.

  5. Adonis Medina is also right handed. Falter is left handed the scouting report on Falter was that he could put where he wanted it. Nobody really hit him in hs he was 89 you get that 91 with elite control you have a good prospect.

    1. From Baseball America Chat today:

      “Joe (DE): Is there anything you can tell us about Jonathan Arauz? He is only 16 and doing really well for the GCL Phillies.

      Ben Badler: Great signing by the Phillies. He doesn’t have that quick-twitch athleticism that Arquimedes Gamboa brings, but he’s a high baseball IQ kid who always hit well in the junior leagues in Panama. It can be tricky to evaluate players from Panama because they just don’t get as much exposure compared to kids in the DR and they don’t face top-end velocity much, but he’s showing an advanced approach and a knack for the barrel and is still just 16 years old. Between Gamboa, Arauz and Daniel Brito in the DSL, that’s a heck of a start for their 2014 signings.”

      http://www.baseballamerica.com/chat/?1436974388

      1. Didn’t realize the success Brito is having. Also, 28 walks in 139 plate appearances … Very unique for a Dominican player. Another guy to be excited about

  6. The first six pitchers taken by the Phils in the June draft this year (Falter, Gilbert, Leftwich, Hunter, Koplove and Tasin) have a combined 1.15 ERA and 0.91 WHIP so far this year with a K rate of 7.9 per 9. That’s a pretty solid start.

  7. I like our new scouting director seems he can get talent after the first rd. Heard the Rangers are it of the Cole trade expo.

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