Daily Archives: September 9, 2015

Post Season Report Card–3B

A look around the system at the production of third baseman.  The Phils will most certainly need to pick up a minor league free agent or two capable of playing the hot corner to fill in the gaps in the short term.

Lehigh Valley

No player played a majority of their games at 3B

Reading

Harold Martinez, 25, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011 draft; .292/.335/.400 in 260AB for Reading; 4HR 33RBI; 1SB; 6%BB/17%K rates; .333 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; .274 last 30 days; .289 with RISP; 68 games at 3B with 8 errors (.955); 2.47 R/F; 9 games at 1B without an error.  I admittedly wrote Martinez off early in the year, however he came back to play fairly well at 3B and didn’t hurt the team offensively.  Grade: B-; 2016: Martinez has probably bought himself one final season with the organization because of the lack of upper level third base depth and a season that wasn’t awful.

Clearwater

Mitch Walding, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2011 draft; .233/.318/.315 in 403AB; 4HR 31RBI; 5/9SB; 11%BB/26%K; .272 vs LHP; .213 vs RHP; .333 last 30 days; .209 with RISP; 120 games at 3B with 19 errors(.944); 2.68 R/F. Another disappointing year for Walding who is a career .232 hitter after 1400 plus minor league at bats in the lower levels.  No real power to speak of, was poor with RISP and struck out a lot.  Grade: C-; 2016: The only thing that may save him is the lack of depth at 3B in the minor league system. Continue reading Post Season Report Card–3B

Playoffs Box Score Recap – 9/8/2015

Clearwater (79-58) began their playoff run with a 90 minute rain delay.  The late start did not bother Daytona’s Amir Garrett as he shut down the Threshers for seven innings.  The big left hander held the Threshers to one hit on his way to a 3-0 victory.  Clearwater never threatened.  The only other base runner Garrett allowed came on a strike out/wild pitch as he walked none and struck out twelve.  The Threshers were no-hit through the first six innings.

Clearwater’s Ricardo Pinto may have been bothered by the long delay.  He was not as sharp as usual walking three in six innings, he had posted a 2.18 BB/9 in 13 starts with the Threshers.  Still, he gave his team a chance to win holding the Tortugas to three runs on four hits.  Pinto struck out six. Continue reading Playoffs Box Score Recap – 9/8/2015