Around the SYstem–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Darin Ruf, 29, Phils 20th round pick in 2009; .267/.305/.507 in 75AB; 5HR 16RBI; 5%BB/20%K; .286 vs LHP; .255 vs RHP; .350 last 10 games; 10 games at 1B without an error; 5 games in the OF without an error; After being sent down due to his early season struggled with the bat, Ruf has been hitting fairly consistently since joining the ‘Pigs lineup, providing good punch.

Brock Stassi, 26, Phils 33th round pick in 2011; .252/.373/.378 in 127AB; 2HR 15RBI; 16%BB/15%K; .219 vs LHP; .263 vs RHP; .333 in last 10 games; 33 games at 1B without an error (8.45R/F).  Stassi started the year very slowly with the bat, but even so, his eye at the plate has provided a well above average OBP.  Slick with the glove, Stassi has lost time at 1B since Ruf was sent down.

Taylor Featherston, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2016; .274/.314/.468 in 201 AB; 7HR 15RBI; 3%BB/18%K; .226 vs LHP; .295 vs RHP; .190 last 10 games; .186 with RISP; 24 games at 3B with 6 errors (.887); 16 games at SS with 5 errors; 9 games at 2B with 1 error (.971); Featherston came out of the gate very hot but has cooled significantly with the bat recently and has struggled with RISP.  Also has made several crucial errors as of late.

Reading

Rhys Hoskins, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .250/.313/.475 in 204AB; 12HR 36RBI; 8%BB/27%K; .256 vs LHP; .248 vs RHP; .205 last 10 games; .271 with RISP; 49 games at 1B with 5 errors (.988); 8.76 R/F.  Hoskins has provided late game heroics through multiple walk off home runs and provided solid consistent power in the middle of the Reading lineup.  Like most power hitters, strikeout rate is high.

Jake Fox, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2016; .275/.346/.533 in 182AB; 10HR 33RBI; 8%BB/18%K; .267 vs LHP; .277 vs RHP; .333 last 10 games; 5 games at 1B with 1 error; 2 games at 3B without an error; 2 games caught without an error; Fox has been in the lineup predominately as a DH and has done exactly what was expected, which is give a professional AB and provide power.

Carlos Alonso, 28, Phils 32nd round pick in 2010; .263/.364/.386 in 57AB between LV and REA; 1HR 8 RBI; 1SB; 12%BB/18%K rates; Alonso missed about 6 weeks of the season after being struck in the face with a ball during batting practice.  After returning, he was sent to Reading, presumably to play more often.  9 games at 3B between LV and Reading without an error; 4 games at 2B without an error.

 Harold Martinez, 26, Phils 2nd round pick in 2009; .263/.286/.421 in 76AB; 3HR 17RBI; 5%BB/25%K; .273 vs LHP; .259 vs RHP; 22games at 3B with 6 errors (.900); Martinez just returned after missing two weeks on the DL;  Fairly productive with the bat in the early going.  Less so with the glove.

CLearwater

Zach Green, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012; .283/.346/.470 in 166AB; 6HR 27RBI; 5%BB/27%K; .294 vs LHP; .278 vs RHP; .343 in last 10 games; 12 games at 1B with 2 errors (.983); 3 games at 3B without an error; Green has come back strong after missing most of last season injured.  His time in the field has been limited by the regular playing time received by Walding/Martin.

Kyle Martin, 23, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .236/.284/.412 in 199AB; 8HR 34RBI; 5%BB/25%K; .155 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; .191 last 30 days; 43 games at 1B without an error; 8.40 R/F.  Martin started strong but has really tailed off, with “Howard like” splits.

Mitch Walding, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .267/.342/.472 in 176AB; 7HR 29RBI; 10%BB/27%K; .188 vs LHP; .297 vs RHP; .286 last 10 games; 48 games at 3B with 8 errors (.932); Walding provided some power early this year that hadn’t been seen in his professional career, an important attribute for a corner infielder.  The struggles against lefties continue.

Lakewood

Brendon Hayden, 23, Phils 16th round pick in 2015; .257/.315/.309 in 136AB; 0HR 6RBI; 7%BB/19%K; .237 vs LHP; .265 vs RHP; .194 last 10 games; .167 with RISP; 37 games at 1B with 2 errors (.995); 10.19 R/F; Hayden has not produced with the bat this year.  6 RBI in 150 plate appearances is abysmal for anyone let alone a corner infielder.  The bright side is his fielding which has been very good, but 1B aren’t making the bigs with their gloves.

Jan Hernandez, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .265/.333/.434 in 166AB; 7HR 18RBI; 8%BB/29%K; .200 vs LHP; .289 vs RHP; .286 last 10 games; .273 with RISP; 44 games at 3B with 9 errors (.922).  Hernandez has shown some true glimpses of talent this year but has been less than consistent and continues to strike out a ton.

Wilson Garcia, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .287/.296/.359 in 181AB; 0HR 19RBI; 2%BB/13%K; .277 vs LHP; .291 vs RHP; .244 last 10 games; 16 games at 1B without an error; 7.69 R/F; 2 games caught without an error or passed ball; Garcia was used often at 1B when Hayden missed time with an injury and didn’t embarrass himself.  Garcia shows very little power and his 5’11, 160 frame is difficult to project at 1B or behind the plate.