Next, we are taking a look at SS throughout the organization. Two legitimate major league prospects in Crawford and Canelo.
Chase D’Arnaud, 28, Signed as a free agent in 2015; .268/.317/.354 in 497AB; 5HR 35RBI; 28SB; 5%BB/12%K; .258 vs LHP; .272 vs RHP; .228 last month; 87 games at SS with 22 errors (.945); 34 games at 3B with 2 errors (.972); 3 games in the OF. Once D’Arnaud started playing every day, he played well and was among league leaders in SB and runs. Grade: B; 2016: With Crawford knocking on the door, I don’t see D’Arnaud back.
Edgar Duran, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2007; .163/.242/.207 in 135AB; 0HR 9RBI; 8%BB/16%K; .163 vs LHP; .163 vs RHP; 44 games at SS with 8 errors (.960); 4.36 R/F; 2 games at 2B without an error; Duran missed considerable time injured this season, including the last six weeks of the season; Slick fielding, he is pretty much awful with the bat. Grade: D; 2016: He could stick around in Lehigh Valley as a back up middle infielder
JP Crawford, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2013; .288/.380/.414 in 430AB between Clearwater and Reading; 6HR 42RBI; 12SB; 13%BB/11%K; For Reading: .265/.354/.407 in 351AB; 5HR 34RBI; 7SB; 12%BB/11%K rate; .227 vs LHP; .282 vs RHP; .300 last 30 days; 106 games at SS with 27 errors (.953); 5.12 R/F. After missing the first month or so injured Crawford had a very good, borderline excellent year. He slumped a bit in late July, early August but came back strong in the seasons final weeks. Exceptional batting eye, makes very regular contact. In a “perfect” world, his average would be about 10-15 points higher and a few fewer errors. That said, he is right where he needs t be to debut late in 2016. Grade: B+; 2016: Lehigh Valley
KC Serna, 25, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .247/.310/.297 in 381AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 1HR 34RBI;10SB; 7%BB/12%K; .273 vs LHP; .246 vs RHP; .250 last 30 days; Hit .200 for Lehigh Valley; 60 games at SS with 12 errors (.956); 20 games at 2B without an error; 21 games in the OF without an error; Serna did a decent job filling in for JP Crawford until he was ready to join Reading and continued seeing fairly regular playing time after because on injuries on the Reading roster. Grade: C+; 2016: Serna will go where he has the best opportunity. If he is back with the Phils organization it will likely be as a role player in Reading.
Malquin Canelo, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .281/.331/.396 in 512AB between Lakewood and Clearwater; 8HR 47RBI; 17SB; 7%BB/17%K rates; For Clearwater: .250/.296/.323 in 248AB; 3HR 24RBI; 7SB; 6%BB/20%K; .227 vs LHP; .263 vs RHP; .296 last 30 days; 125 games at SS with 25 errors (.957); 4.47 R/F. Canelo progressed exactly as we would have hoped, destroying the SAL and then settling in nicely for Clearwater by the end of the season. Grade: A-; 2016: I would like to see him get another 200-250 AB with Clearwater before a late June promotion to Reading.
Emmanuel Marrero, 22, Phils 7th round pick in 2014; .187/.239/.258 in 198AB between Clearwater and Lakewood; 1HR 11RBI; 2SB; 5%BB/16%K; .173 vs LHP; .186 vs RHP; .117 last 30 days; 52 games at SS with 9 errors (.967); 5.02 R/F; 8 games at 2B with 2 errors (.947); Offense was simply non-existent, defense was solid. Grade: D, 2016: Lakewood
Dylan Bosheers, 23, Phils 15th round pick of 2015; .194/.255/.240 in 129AB; 0HR 7RBI; 8%BB/21%K; .250 vs LHP; .178 vs RHP; .234 last 30 days; 26 games at SS with 4 errors (.965); 4.23 R/F; 10 games at 2B with 1 error (.980); 4 games at 3B without an error. Just a miserable beginning for Bosheers who simply couldn’t get himself going. Grade: D-; 2016: Maybe back to Williamsport?
Grenny Cumana, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .211/.262/.244 in 303AB between Lakewood and Williamsport; 0HR 21RBI; 14SB; Hit .226 for Williamsport in 106AB; 38 games at SS with 10 errors (.938); 52 games at 2B with 14 errors (.939). Cumana spent the last month of the season on the DL. Nothing outstanding this year but I expect him at SS in Lakewood in 2016.
Arquimedez Gamboa, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .189/.252/.258 in 190AB;0HR 16RBI; 8SB; 7%BB/24%K rate;.185 vs LHP; .191 vs RHP; .190 last 30 days; .193 with RISP; 32 games at SS with 5 errors (.963); 18 games at 2B with 4 errors (.953); Beyond showing some speed, it was a tough debut stateside for Gamboa. Grade: D; 2016: GCL