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.
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.
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.
Dylan Cozens, 21, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .273/.355/.562 in 137PA’;s 9HR 24RBI; 8SB; 12%BB/27%K rates; .263 vs LHP; .275 vs RHP; .325 in May; 30 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; Eye opening numbers for Cozens who leads the organization in homers and is among the leaders in SB. First Energy Field helps, but the true talent is there.
Christian Marrero,29, Signed as a free agent in 2016; .244/.340/.556 in 52PA; 3HR 12RBI; 13%BB/21%K rates; 10 games in the OF without an error; 4 games at 1B without an error; Marrero has provided some punch when in the lineup, however was just placed on the DL.
Roman Quinn, 23,Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .265/.353/.393 in 129PA’s; 1HR 7RBI; 13SB; 9%BB/24%K rates; .308 vs LHP; .253 vs RHP; .355 in May; 28 games in the OF with 1 error (.982); 1 OF assist; After a slow start, Quinn has come on very strong. Quinn leads the organization in stolen bases and remains a top offensive catalyst. On course to arrive in Lehigh Valley come July.
Andrew Pullin, 22, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; After retiring after Spring Training, Pullin appears to have unretired and was added to the Threshers roster yesterday.
Samuel Hiciano, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011;.161/.299/.357 in 66PA between Lakewood and Clearwater; 2HR 7RBI; 15%BB/29%K; .143 in last 10 games; After missing all of 2015 injured, Hiciano has struggled this year.
Herlis Rodriguez, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2010; .183/.269/.233 in 65PA; 0HR 6RBI; 1SB; 8%BB/15%K; .118 vs LHP; .209 vs RHP; 21 games in the OF with 1 error (.977); Very slow start for Rodriguez, who landed on the DL 10 days ago
Cord Sandberg, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .257/.371/.330 in 125PA; 1HR 7RBI; 3/4SB; .148 vs LHP; .293 vs RHP; .171 in May; 13%BB/24%K ; 32 games in the OF with 1 error (.983); 2 OF assists; Plenty of athleticism but very little pop. Sandberg has struggled tremendously against left handed pitching.
Carlos Tocci, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .248/.294/.299 in 124PA: 0HR 12RBI; 6/8SB; 6%BB/14%K rates; .226 vs LHP; .256 vs RHP; .259 in May; 29 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; Mediocre at the plate, very good in the field thru the first 5 weeks.
Zach Coppola, 22, Phils 13th round pick in 2015; .386/.444/.456 in 63PA’s; 0HR 6RBI; 3SB; 10%BB/16%K rates; 11 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assists; Coppola started very hot before being placed on the DL in late APril. Out three weeks and likely to miss three more.
Venn Biter, 21, Phils 30th round pick in 2013; Hitting .176 in 17AB with 1RBI; Biter was called up from Extended Spring after injuries felled both Randolph and Coppola. Was expected to play in Williamsport.
Jose Pujols, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .277/.315/.504 in 126PA’s; 7HR 24RBI; 2SB; 6%BB/33%K rates; .344 vs LHP; .253 vs RHP; .324 in May; 27 games in the OF with 4 errors (.938); 3 OF assists; Pujols has been scalding hot in May showing his true potential. Still a massive strikeout rate that must come down some.
Cornelius Randolph, Soon to be 19, Phils 1st round pick in 2015; .240/.321/.340 in 54AB; 1HR 5RBI; 3SB; 7%BB/24%K rates; Randolph was just starting to come out of his early season funk when he was placed on the DL. Has now missed three weeks.
Damek Tomscha, 24, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; .209/.293/.358 in 74PA between Clearwater and Lakewood; 2HR 6RBI; 1SB; 9%BB/10%K rates; .276 in May; 16 games in the OF with 1 error (.962); 2 OF assists.
Jiandido Tromp; 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .230/.294/.372 in 124PA; 3HR 15RBI; 4SB; 9%BB/22%K rates; .160 vs LHP; .250 vs RHP; .222 in May; .286 with RISP; 28 games in the OF with 1 error(.984); 2 OF assists; This is the 4th season Tromp has played part of the year in Lakewood. Without significant progress soon, others will overtake him.