Daily Archives: May 12, 2016

Around the System–Outfield

Next up is the outfield where there has been some good, some bad and some ugly.  Look for the report on the middle infield coming up early next week.

Lehigh Valley

Cedric Hunter, 28, Acquired as a free agent in 2016; .269.345/.404 in 58PA; 1HR 5RBI; 1/2SB; 10%BB/19%K; .308 vs LHP; .256 vs RHP; Hunter has done a decent job for Lehigh Valley since being sent down from Philly after a few unproductive weeks with the big club.

ALfredo Marte, 27,Acquired from Baltimore in 2016; Hitting .179/.207/.179 in 29PA since being acquired from Baltimore.  Numbers aren’t pretty and neither is his swing. 7 games in the OF without an error.

Cam Perkins, 25, Phils 6th round pick in 2012; .297/.321/.432 in 77PA; 1HR 7RBI; 4%BB/11%K; .280 vs LHP; .306 vs RHP; .115 in May; 19 games in the OF with 2 errors (.956); After a very hot start, Perkins is now in a significant funk.

Will Venable, 33, Acquired as a free agent in 2016; .192/.264/.269 in 85PA; 1HR 13RBI; 1/3SB; 9%BB/18%K; .200 vs LHP; .190 vs RHP; .154 in May; 20 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; When he signed, most expected Venable to be playing a role in the Phils OF by now, but the production simply has not been there.

Nick Williams, 22, Acquired from Texas in 2015; .282/.306/.408 in 108PA: 2HR 15RBI; 2/3SB; 5%BB/21%K; .240 vs LHP; .295 vs RHP; .250 in May; .381 with RISP; 27 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assists.  Williams has been playing well after a slow start but put me in the camp of those who don’t want to rush him.  I would like 300-400 AAA AB before a call up.

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Aaron Brown, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014; .220/.304/.319 in 100 PA’s; 0HR 4RBI; 2SB; 9%BB/24%K rates; .231 vs LHP; .218 vs RHP; .333 in May; 25 games in the OF with 3 errors (.948); 1OF assist.  Has been hitting better as of late, however it has been a very slow start for Brown. Continue reading Around the System–Outfield

Lehigh Valley Report

The ‘Pigs complete their four game series in Columbus this morning and the first three games haven’t been pretty, losing all three falling to 15-17, in 5th place of the Northern Division on the International League, 4 games out of first place.  Coming up this weekend, Lehigh Valley moves along to Toledo to finish up their 9 game road trip where they currently sit with a lone win and four losses.  The ‘Pigs return home on Monday for a seven game home stand against Syracuse and Toledo.

News and Notes: After leading the International League in hitting in April (.271), the ‘Pigs are hitting just .213 in May, including .152 in the current series against Columbus.

–Over their last 8 game, the ‘Pigs have not scored a run after the 6th inning.

–RP Severino GOnzalez had a 9 inning scoreless streak snapped in his last appearance.

–P James Russell was forced to make a spot start on Monday and did a great job throwing four shutout innings. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Report