Box Score Recap – 6/6/2016

Lehigh Valley (31-26) Beat Gwinnett, 3-0 in seven innings.  The game was called in the bottom of the seventh inning due to rain.  Ben Lively had just given up his second hit of the day when the teams were pulled from the field.  He walked three and struck out six.  J.P. Crawford double home a run.  Hunter singled home another run.  Ruf hit a solo home run, his sixth.  Featherston walked three times.

  • #1 Crawford (.183) went 1-4 with a double, and RBI (2).
  • #2 Thompson (4-5, 3.82) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.284) went 1-4.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.259) went 1-3.
  • #13 Eflin – DNP.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.239) went 0-2 with a BB. (ejected)
  • #26 Asher – DL, lower calf contusion.
  • #28 Ramos (0.54) – DNP.
  • #30 Lively – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 84 pitches/53 strikes.

Reading (39-19) Beat Reading, 2-1.  Mark Leiter (2-0, 2.61) got his second win five, three-hit innings.  His only mistake was a solo home run in the fifth.  Kid’s got “alligator blood”. This is the second time they assigned him to the bull pen, a starter went down, and he takes advantage of his opportunity as a starter.  No Quinn again.  Rhys Hoskins drove in both runs with an RBI double.

  • #6 Alfaro (.319) DNP.
  • #7 Quinn DNP.
  • #10 Pinto – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.250) went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI (38).
  • #22 Cozens (.278) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #28 Brown (.240) went 0-3.

Clearwater (32-23) Cancelled, Tropical Storm Colin.

  • #11 Kingery (.264)
  • #12 Canelo (.224)
  • #14 Tocci (.250)
  • #15 Eshelman (3.54)
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST.
  • #21 Garcia DNP.

Lakewood (21-35) Beat Lexington, 9-5.  Tyler Gilbert (3-5, 3.99) was the beneficiary of the BlueClaws’ offensive explosion.  He allowed 2 earned runs on seven hits in seven innings.  He walked one and struck out nine.  Josh Tobias and Wilson Garcia had three hits each. Jose Pujols hit his 10th home run.  Emmanuel Marrero, Tobias, and Pujols had 2 RBI each. Jiandido Tromp (9) stole two bases.

  • #5 Randolph DL, shoulder.
  • #8 Kilome – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.247) – went 2-5 with a triple, HR (10), 2 RBI (34), and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.224) – went 0-4.

The DSL rosters contain no ranked prospects.  However, they do contain a lot of recently signed young players.  Since July 2015, sixteen international signings were significant enough that I saw notices or articles about the transactions.  Fifteen of those players are on the DSL rosters.  The 16th,Jhailyn Ortiz, is still in XST and expected to play in the GCL. I’ll treat the 15 players as “prospects” until they or others convince us otherwise.  I’ll list them below, but will wait until the SSS is not such an extreme SSS before posting stats. The information below contains Position when signed, Name, Signing date, and Country.

DSL1  (0-2) Lost to DSL Marlins, 8-2.

  • SS, Keudy Bocio, 7/9/2015, Dominican Republic
  • SS, Jonathan Guzman, 7/2/2015,  Dominican Republic
  • LHP, Manuel Silva, 7/7/2015, Dominican Republic
  • RHP, Jean Carlos Valdez, 1/26/2016, Dominican Republic
  • C, Ismael Rosado, 1/26/2016,  Dominican Republic
  • RHP, Jesus De Los Santos, 1/26/2016,  Dominican Republic
  • 3B, Leonardo Colagrossi, 1/26/2016, Italy
  • OF, Jose Estrada, 2/3/2016, Venezuela
  • LHP, Roimy Mendoza, 2/4/2016, Dominican Republic
  • OF, Juan Carlos Smith, 2/19/2016, Dominican Republic

DSL2  (0-2)  Lost to DSL Red Sox2, 2-0 in 13 innings.

  • RHP, Luis Ramirez, 10/16/2015, Venezuela
  • RHP, Leonel Aponte, 11/19/2015, Venezuela
  • LHP, Jose Jimenez, 1/26/2016, Dominican Republic
  • C, Carlos Oropeza, 1/28/2016, Venezuela
  • SS, Rafael Marchan, 7/3/2015, Venezuela ($200K signing, has already been moved to catcher)

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.


40 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/6/2016

    1. Totally agree! Lively looks like the 2016 breakout.

      Lakewook woke up (hopefully). For the next 3 days they got Leftwitch, Arauz, and Kilome. Hope it translates into 3 W’s.

  1. Leiter has had 3 very good starts in 4. I’m not sure where the Phils see his value. He came off the DL as a reliever but that was to be expected. He’s given 5 innings in his last 2 starts as he builds up arm strength. With a lot of solid righthanders in the organization, he could fall by the wayside. But Leiter’s not letting them forget about him. He has the bloodlines and, it appears, the determination to succeed. I don’t remember him getting much, if any, attention during out top 30 but don’t count him out just yet.

    1. Bellman. Do you have an info on his stuff?? I would like to know if he is a bullpen arm in the majors. or chance to be a 4 or 5.

      1. Physically, he’s very small compared to all the other starters. That alone seems to make him more likely to be a pen piece.

        1. He’s not that small. He’s 6’4″ – he’s not a giant like Eflin or Appel but he’s plenty big and a lot bigger than a guy like Nola.

          1. Leiter is 6’4″? He’s listed as 6′ even. His Uncle (Al) was 6’2″ and his father was 6’3″ but he came out smaller. Have you seen him pitch?

    2. Leiter will go in the lines of Buchanan. He will not be protected, not going to be selected in Rule 5, but will play decent in Spring Training (if invited) and spot starts (if called). But the lack of a decent stuff will be his challenge to jump from decent minor league player to everyday MLB player.

      i love LHP with a plus CH and i always think that Leibrandt is a better prospect than Leiter.

  2. Being very old. I think there was a kid from Italy years ago in there system. But I might be wrong. Romus I have read more about this draft then any other. It seems that it is a deep draft. But no one standout star. So if they are right. There could be some really good players in the first 10 rounds.

    1. The MLB draft is such an unknown.
      IMO, cut it further in half to 20 rounds and let everyone else be FAs…..AND get their act together and have maybe a two round international draft of 60 players the following month….and the remainder let become FAs to sign to the highest bidders. let the scouts do their jobs.

      1. @romus – i agree for the need to have international draft. but for the MLB draft, maybe 30 but not 20. The success rate in MLB farms is low, so 30 or 40 shots to infuse talent is still reasonable.

    2. There’s 3 1 3rd baseman 2 pitchers 1 pitcher is 6 “4”. That’s the most Italian players I ever seen in the sys.

  3. Wow, Jim, a Rounders quote? I’d expect nothing less from you, watching live poker on tv.

  4. Gustavo Armas!! Like the name. He’s 20 YO and will be stateside soon. Anybody has scouting reports on him?

      1. @Art D. – i’m looking more of the his tools and quality of his stuff. can provide the stats. Do you have another smart suggestions preferably for grown ups and not for kids?

          1. @romus – yes, I will and I will probably need my Google translate with me! Being 20 yo, I’m hoping the Phils will move him to WIL this summer so I can trek and see him personally. Armas’ stuff is as good as his name and make a good 1-2 punch with Adonis Medina in WIL.

  5. Can anyone please tell me why Cameron Perkins hasn’t been promoted yet. Especially with guys like Peter Bourjos in the line up and with the lack of offence by the Phillies?

    1. Perkins would have to be added to 40/25 man rosters. However I feel Borjous should not block any prospect – don’t expect him to stay much longer though. With Quinn and Cozens pounding AA pitching and deserving a promotion to AAA, I could foresee a Perkins promotion or even Williams at some point to make room for one or both of them.

    2. If Perkins comes up and takes RF, what happens when it’s time for Nick Williams to come up? Clearly, Williams is more highly regarded. And the Phillies don’t usually promote prospects and have them be a bench player. It makes no sense, they’re not getting regular ABs. And the Phillies are committed to see what they got in Tyler Goeddel. That said, I think the Phillies are hoping that Nick Williams stays hot, gets his OPS into the .850 range, and he’ll come up and take RF and not have to worry about this at all.

      1. I don’t know that they are waiting for Williams to get his OPS up to a certain point. They are probably waiting until he cuts his strikeouts or improves his k/BB rate, before moving him up.

  6. Miguel Nunez has converted 9 of 10 save opportunities so far. He’s 6 of 7 @ Reading. At 23 y/o he’s picking up steam as a back of the bullpen guy. Combine Nunez with Edubray Ramos, another 23 y/o, and you have a good 1 – 2 punch. I hope their success continues as they move up.

  7. Seems a couple of the older guys that were left unprotected, really heard the wake-up call. Tommy Joseph and Miguel Nunez really changed their fortunes in a short period of time.

  8. Mujica? Seems like this guy never gives them a clean inning…gave up another run tonight. Let me see a young guy in his spot.

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