Box Score Recap – 9/2/2015

All four affiliates in action lost last night.  Looks like Jello was the order of the day as several pitchers turned in shaky outings.

Lehigh Valley (62-77) lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-5.  Seve Gonzalez gave up four runs in five innings on eight hits and two walks.  Dustin McGowan walked in the go ahead run in the eighth inning.  The IronPigs had fought back to tie the game in the top of the eighth on Tommy Joseph’s home run.  Bogusevic, Canzler, Moore, and Pastornicky had 2 hits each.

  • LF Kelly Dugan (.214) went 1-5.
  • DH Tommy Joseph (.178) went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (2), and 3 RBI.
  • C Logan Moore (.278) went 2-3 with a walk.

Reading (78-58) lost to the Binghamton Mets 16-4.  The Mets scored in each of the first six innings.  Joely Rodriguez was responsible for eight runs in 2.1 innings, Hoby Milner for five runs in 2.2 innings.  Brodie Greene was asked to finish and gave up a two-run home run in the ninth.

The Phils managed five hits.  Brian Pointer entered as a pinch hitter in the fifth and had two of them.  Brock Stassi hit his 15th home run and drove in his 89th and 90th runs.

  • J.P. Crawford (.269) went 0-3 with a walk and RBI.
  • Andrew Knapp (.364) went 0-2 with a run scored and 2 walks.
  • Dylan Cozens went 0-4 with 2 K.
  • Angelo Mora (.347) went 1-4 with a double and RBI.

Clearwater (77-57) No game scheduled.  Final series of the regular season begins Thursday against Dunedin.

Lakewood (70-63)  lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-6.  Lakewood pitching gave up four home runs which accounted for nine Hopper runs.  Watson, Rayburn, and Delgado were all equally abused by the opposition.  Kyle Martin and Cord Sandberg hit home runs for the BlueClaws.

  • Herlis Rodriguez (.294) went 0-4.
  • Scott Kingery (.253) went 1-3 with a double and sacrifice.
  • Deivi Grullon (.219) went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double, RBI, and 2 K.
  • Kyle Martin (.274) went 2-4 with a run scored, HR (4). 2 RBI, and 2 K.
  • Cord Sandberg (.256) went 1-4 with a run scored, HR (5), and RBI.
  • H-Rod threw a runner out at third base.

Williamsport (44-27) lost to the West Virginia Power 6-5 in 11 innings.  Franklyn Kilome lasted two innings and gave up five runs on four hits and five walks.  Feliberto Sanchez tossed four innings of one-hit ball and struck out seven.  He led three relievers who shutout the Power until Kenny Koplove gave up a two-out, walk-off single after walking the bases loaded.  Carlos Duran hit his second home run.  Venn Biter had three hits.

  • Josh Tobias (.313) went 0-4.
  • Brendon Hayden (.305) went 0-5.
  • Jan Hernandez (.216) went 0-4 with 2 K.
  • Duran threw out a runner at third, Biter threw one out at home.
  • Zachary Coppola stole his 19th base.

GCL Phillies (36-24) Season completed.  Finished in second place in Northwest Division, 4.0 games behind the GCL Blue Jays.  They had the fourth best record in the GCL. Unfortunately, they finished 8-10 over the last three weeks while the Blue Jays finished 14-4 over the same span.

  • “C” Randolph led the team with a .302 AVG, 52 H, 34 runs, 15 doubles, 3 triples, 32 BB/32 K, .425 OBP, .442 SLG, .866 OPS
  • Luis Encarnacion led with 52 H, 4 HR, 36 RBI.
  • Felix Paulino was tied with 5 wins and led with 46 K, 2.34 ERA, 0.92 WHIP.
  • Paulino 46 K/5 BB in 50.0 IP, Bailey Falter 25 K/3 BB in 28.2 IP

DSL Phillies (40-32) Season completed.  Finished tied for second place, three games back.

  • AVG – Henry Santana .278
  • OBP – Daniel Brito .421
  • SLG – Santana .411
  • OPS – Brito .728, Santana .725
  • Edgar Gacia – 71 G, 255 AB, 47 R, 68 H, 14 doubles, 4 triples, 24 SB
  • Nerluis Martinez – 5 HR
  • RBI – Garcia and Ronaldo Marrero 28, Martinez 27, Santana 26
  • Brito 22 K, 35 BB

VSL Phillies (30-40) Season completed.  Finished tied for third in a four team league.

  • Their leading hitter was Enger Jimenez – .307, 36 R, 33 RBI, 15 SB.
  • Jimenez was second on the team with three HR.
  • Lenin Rodriguez led the team with four HR.
  • Sergio Velis (4-2, 1.33) was their best pitcher – 74.2 IP, 50 H, 14 BB, 59 K, 0.86 WHIP.

Here’s the affiliated scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings –

  • No transactions.

53 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 9/2/2015

  1. Waguespack hasn’t given up an earned run in 21 innings at Wmsprt. He has 24 Ks to 6 BBs. Pretty impressive for the 21 y/o out of Mississippi.

    Feliberto Sanchez was impressive yesterday as he came in and stopped the bleeding. Too little too late but 7 Ks in 4 IP is very nice. I’m not sure about him because he has some very good games and then a real dog. He’ll need some consistency to move up.

    The rest of the pitching yesterday is better forgotten.

  2. Nola and Kilome both terrible on the same day….
    Stasi with 15/90 is pretty impressive
    Logan Moore at 278 at AAA is also very impressive for a string defensive catcher. I wonder if he has a shot to win a job in Philly.

    1. It would certainly be a huge surprise if Logan was given a shot in Philly but not beyond the realm of possibility. This is the first year he’s really had a BA. With a .278/.343/.357 @ AAA, it has to put him on someone’s radar. The fact that he’s 25 y/o doesn’t deter me since catchers take longer than other position players and pitchers to come around. He’ll be a AAAA guy for sure, if only because of his defensive abilities.

    2. Kilome was projected as the future ace in May, and ranked in the top ten by some, before he even pitched 50 innings and turned 20-years old..
      Don’t get it, why the need to jump the gun..

      1. It’s funny you say that. My initial reaction was to have him somewhere between 9 and 12 and, after all the hype, I started to bow to the pressure and put him in the top 5. I now am going to have him somewhere between 8 and 12. I’m not ignoring the scouting reports, but until he flashes numbers consistent with a top 5 prospect, he’s not going to be a top 5 prospect in my list.

        1. What puzzled me was that Franklyn K. was not on anyone’s 2014 top 20…Winks/Stolnis/Floyd etc…and even the nationals BP/BA/MLB .
          But based on a few weeks of fall instructs..without many IPed, and 19-years old, viewed by who knows how many scouts …..he was projected top ten by March 2015.

          1. I do not think I ever saw that meteoric rise from any previous free agent LA pitcher signee in the Phillies organization.
            It was like….follow the lead dog scout from the fall instructs.

          2. Because he went from 91-93 T94 to sitting 94-96, he has touched 100 and 101 a couple times this year in Williamsport. He took a fringe average slider, scrapped it, and added a plus curveball. Additionally he changed the grip on his changeup which took it from hard at 88-90 to mid 80s with fade.

            When a pitcher makes a jump like that you adjust your ranks accordingly. He also made like 7-10 starts in Extended Spring Training, it wasn’t just a couple of innings.

            Find how many pitchers in the minor leagues have that kind of stuff. Before last night his ERA while he “struggled” would have ranked 3rd in the NYPL. Also he has had a groundball rate over 60% all season, no one has really squared him up all year.

      2. Because he throws mid-90s with potential plus secondaries. Very high ceiling there and he has had some success. Seems like he has tailed off since he got hurt. I remain super positive and would put him top 5.

        1. I hope you are correct…..but until he gets into the meat of next season at LKW….he is still an unknown quantity for me.
          A 20-year old Phillipe Aumont with superior control, but less swing and miss.
          I see him in the teens….13-15.

          1. I was going to scoff at that comparison but actually in their age 19 seasons their numbers are fairly similar. Aumont proceeded to get worse each year, especially from a control standpoint. Hopefully the same does not happen to Kilome.

          2. I agree, until Kilome is at Lakewood, getting a start every 5th day, it’s hard to gauge his stuff. He’s been babied a lot and the training wheels need to come off soon. He’s already 20.

            1. Guru:
              I have a theory on Kilome’s rapid ascendency in the polls this past March.
              It is far-fetched and from Mars, but who knows.
              All of the pundits….the local guys like Stolnis/Jay Floyd/MattWinks/Cormican and even our own JimmyP, see first hand the prospects or get direct feedback from birdscouts on the ground, along with the national guys.
              Once they get all the information then it is processed and evaluated.
              Well my theory is something to the effect of the ‘Luis Severino Syndrome’.
              They know all the top prospects from all the other teams.
              And sub-consciously, they see the rapid rise of Severino in the Yankees org, compare him to Franklyn Kilome at the same age level…and see Franklyn as having equal or even better tools and stuff ie velo and curve , with plus control. And he is taller with tons of projection….which is a good thing in pitchers.
              Most are all Phillies biased and would delight in having a Severino rise coming in the form of a Kilome.
              Thus from the deep recesses of their minds, make their projection as seeing Kilome as the next Severino.
              Just a wild-arse theory

            2. But we don’t need a wild-arsed theory. The reason that he’s highly regarded is obvious, and has been clearly stated. It’s all about ceiling – he’s the one prospect in the system with true ace upside. One can disagree with it for any number of reasons (placing a lower weight on ceiling, a lower weight on scouting opinion, a higher weight on risk, taking into account the fact that his workload is low), but it’s not a mystery why he is highly rated.

              I express no opinion myself; I’ve admitted many times in the past that I am not good at evaluating pitching prospects.

          3. He ‘s no way like Amonte Kilome has an easy delivery was throw 97 with ease. He just has to get some ings in. Amonte was just strong but there was a lot of effort in his delivery. The only thing that stops Kilome is Kilome I hope he’s in lakewood next yr.

            1. You saw Aumont’s delivery 8 years ago as a 19-year old?
              He must have done something correct in his delivery to be selected 7th overall in the draft.

            2. BTW….delivery/mechanics are important….but David Buchanan also has a easy delivery, its good to have the remaining package to go along with it.
              But point on Kilome was……his top 5/7 prospect projection was a bit premature.

      3. The hype on Kilome is because he is a 20 year old that throws an easy 95 with projection left and has a killer curve ball. He is still very raw and several years away, but he has true Ace upside.

        This is really a debate of scouting and ceiling vs proximity and performance.

            1. Does not scream elite….but promise.
              His control, actually is decent for guy his size in height…his WHIP and H/9 suggests he has movement.
              I just cannot get over the fact…in 2014 he was not on anyone’s top 20/30 list and after one stint in the GCL was top 5 in a lot of Phillies pre-season polls.
              I have never seen that rise, especially for a LA player.

            2. agreed. i am high on him. probably higher than most. but my valuation of prospects is different than most. In my view, if you don’t show the potential to be an above average to great MLB player, then I don’t value you as a prospect. So a guy like Ben Lively is nothing to me. Whereas a guy like Kilome is a great prospect IMO.

        1. I’m really not debating any of that, but it just seems that, with a young pitcher, there are so many things that can go wrong from Williamsport to the majors – I’m not trashing his upside, just saying that, for my tastes, I’d prefer to wait a little longer on a guy like that before putting him in my top 5 in a system teaming with high level talent, some of which is now relatively close to the majors.

          1. as the saying goes…that’s what makes chocolate and vanilla. everyone has a different way to value prospects. especially high risk/reward prospects. that’s what makes blogs like this fun.

    3. The sample size on his hitting is small, but being known as a good defensive catcher and being a LH hitter, gives him a very good chance of becoming a major league back-up. If he does the same next year in AAA and they are able to move Ruiz at the deadline, having a LH hitting back-up catcher to your RH starter is optimal.

    4. For a 26 year old at Reading playing first base, Stassi’s stats are fine, but nothing to get excited about. I’m not saying it’s impossible that he continues to progress because, having watched him in person, he actually has a very nice swing and approach at the plate, but he’s nonetheless a fringe prospect, if he’s a prospect at all.

  3. Grullon has really picked up the pace in his last 50PAs.
    With him, Alfaro and Knapp the catching looks strong.

    1. Grullon learning to hit would be an unbelievably positive development for the system. Let’s hope he figured something out!

        1. Ha, true. Strong April and August and weak in between. Maybe he should just play in months beginning in “A”

      1. The catching situation has changed so dramatically over the past five weeks. Adding Alfaro, then the top three guys already int he system all go on a tear. As much as we want to avoid giving TOO much weight to recency, I think all three of them have legitimately increased their prospect status.

        How would we rank them? In terms of upside:

        Grullon
        Alfaro
        Knapp
        Rupp

        Though I would say that in terms of risk (and maybe floor) the ranking would be reversed.

        I have some thoughts on Rupp which I may share in the appropriate thread.

        1. Alfaro…IMO, eventually ends up in one of the corners opposite Williams. If what they say is true about his athleticism, decent speed (better then grullon/Knapp/Rupp anyway), 70/80 arm, which incidentally has a very poor caught-stealing rate (but could be low-minors pitcher’s faults there), and the fact he still as not rated defensively head-and -shoulders above Knapp, and probably below a guy like Lino who does not factor into the Phillies future…but they are relatively the same age.

          MLB excerpt:
          “He threw out just 28 percent of basestealers and committed 23 passed balls in 90 games in 2014.”

        2. Moore and Numata should be added to your list too. Numata is a switch hitter who just turned 23. Staying healthy has been an issue for him.

  4. Quick question – has Baseball Reference stopped carrying/displaying minor league statistics for players that have made the majors? I looked as hard as I could to find a tab or link to Darnell Sweeney’s minor league numbers and the tab that used to get you minor league statistics no longer exists. This seems nuts. Let me know if you’ve figured it out – I haven’t. If their goal was to get people to use Fangraphs instead – mission accomplished.

    1. Never mind – I figured it out – you have to hit the “register” tab – how that would be self-apparent to anyone looking for his minor league numbers is beyond me. What a dumb web design/layout.

    2. They changed up catch.
      They way I do it now……under Baseball-refernce logo….that top bar go 10 blocks to the right….’minors. nlb. Japanese….’- when it comes up under the ‘hand-index finger’…click on ‘player index’…..then over 200K alphabetic first letter surnames are opened…then find your players first letter and scroll through.
      It is a work around until they decide to change it again and try to force paid subcriptions for MiLB stats.

    3. On the player page, right next to “Standard Batting” to the right there is a link that says “Show Minors Stats”

        1. Romus, scroll down to where it says in white letters against a red background “Standard Batting”. Read to your right – it goes “More Stats”, then “Glossary” then “Show Minors Stats”. If you click “Show Minors Stats” it will add the player’s stats from the minors to the view.

    4. catch….I contacted them yesterday and they just responded a few minutes ago…you are correct the ‘register’ is the way….
      —————————————————————————
      Hi,
      We’re in the process of moving all non-MLB stats to the register. Should have it up and running soon. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

      Best,
      Mike

      Sports Reference Feedback
      bugs_1@sports-reference.com

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  5. was at reading last night, jimmy cordero is explosive and should be in the big leagues if not after reading is eliminated at some point next year. I know the reading gun is generous, but was consistently at 100 mph, reached 101 a few times and even registered 103 once!!!

  6. Rival scouts on Phillies revamped farm:
    They’ve got eight or nine guys at Reading that are legit prospects,” said a rival scout who covers the Phillies’ system. “The best group I remember seeing there. “They’ve done a great job refilling the system quickly.”
    Another rival scout who has seen the Phillies’ system top to bottom was impressed with what he saw this season, especially after the departures of Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Ben Revere brought the Phils a handful of prospects, some good ones such as outfielder/hitter Nick Williams, starting pitcher Jake Thompson and catcher Jorge Alfaro, and a bunch of power-armed types that have the tools to blossom into something good. Even aging, declining rental player Chase Utley brought back a young arm (John Richy) and an intriguing bat in Darnell Sweeney.
    “They finally took the bullet and improved the farm system through the deals they made,” the second rival scout said. “Not every prospect is going to click. It’s hard to get sure-fire prospects in trades because those guys are often not available. But looking at the talent they brought in — it’s going to help. I like the talent they got. All of a sudden you’re not relying on one guy like J.P. Crawford, who I think is going to be a good player, to click. The more talent you bring in the better percentage you’ll have of guys clicking. “They’re starting to build a foundation and it’s not bad. I’d give them a solid B for their work. To get an A you really have to fleece somebody, and I don’t think they did that. But they did well.”

    http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-philadelphia-phillies/baseballs-worst-team-has-had-pretty-good-season…Jim Salisbury

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