Here’s an open discussion thread about minor league prospects. Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion.
This is an open format for any minor league prospect you want to discuss. Last week, I started the ball rolling with Angelo Mora. How about another player who isn’t on anyone’s top 30 but impressed me with his appearances in Clearwater, Jesen Dygestile-Therrien. For the past couple years, I have thought of him as the kid with the hyphen who showed up alphabetically between C and E even when they listed him as Jesen Therrien.
- Jesen Dygestile-Therrien, relief pitcher
- Bats right, Throws right
- 6’2, 200 lb.
- Born 3/18/1993 (age 22)
- Drafted by the New York Mets in the 36th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Polyvalente Edouard Montpetit (Montreal, QC) – the US equivalent of high school. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ahuntsic College (Cap-Rouge, QC) – the US equivalent of a Junior College. He was drafted after his FR year, at the age of 18.
- 2012; GCL Phillies (age 19, -1.4)
- 2013; GCL Phillies (age 20, -0.6)
- 2014; Lakewood (age 21, -0.7) spent 4 weeks from 7/12 thru 8/9 in Williamsport (-0.4)
- 2015; Lakewood (age 22, 0.0) promoted to Clearwater (-1.0) on 5/16
- Assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs on 9/16 for 2015 Arizona Fall League Season.
Therrien pitched well enough early in his career to remain on the organization’s radar. In 2015, he broke out in 9 appearances with Lakewood. He had a gaudy 0.52 ERA, 14 K in 17.1 IP (7.3), and only 2 walks. He allowed 13 hits and his WHIP was 0.865.
He continued to pitch well in Clearwater posting a 1.77 ERA, 40 K in 45.2 IP, 15 walks (and a spike up to 3.0/9). He allowed only 37 hits and his WHIP rose to only 1.139.
The past two years Therrien has thrown his fastball consistently in the 89-92 mph, touching 93-95 mph. In his first game with Clearwater, I watched him throw 93-94 (pumped up by the promotion or our “hot” gun). But as the season wore on, he was more 90-92. He keeps the ball down in the strike zone. Toward the end of Clearwater’s season, he was their most consistent reliever, IMO. I was not uncomfortable when he took the mound.
He made one appearance in the playoffs. He pitched 2.0 innings against Daytona and retired all 8 batters he faced. Eight in two innings? Yeah, he had to pitch around lead off fielding errors by infielders in both innings he pitched.