Box Score Recap – 6/16/2016

Lehigh Valley (37-29) Beat Gwinnett, 2-1 in 11 innings.  Jake Thompson pitched 8.0 solid innings, throwing 111 pitches (64 strikes).  The IronPigs had 10 hits, all singles.  Andrew Knapp, Cedric Hunter, and Emmanuel Burriss had 2 hits each.  Thompson had one RBI, Andrew Knapp had the game winner on his second hit.

  • #1 Crawford (.200) went 1-4 with a HBP and sac.
  • #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.18) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
  • #3 Williams (.284) DNP.
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) went 2-5 with a BB and RBI (27).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.232) went 1-3 with a BB, sac,  and error (5).
  • #26 Asher – DL, shin fracture.
  • #28 Ramos (0.44) -DNP.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.

Reading (48-19) Beat Hartford, 5-3.  Reading came back from an early 3-0 deficit.  Mark Leiter gave up 3 runs in 6.0 innings and struck out five.  Jesse Valentin (.284) had 3 hits, his 4th HR, and 2 RBI (31).  Dylan Cozens provided the go ahead run in the fifth inning.

  • #6 Alfaro (.308) DNP.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (6-4, 3.67) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.278) went 0-4.
  • #22 Cozens (.294) went 1-3 with a BB and RBI (55).
  • #28 Brown (.230) DNP.

Clearwater (37-28) Lost to Dunedin, 4-0.  John Richy went 5.0 innings, giving up two runs (1 ER) on 3 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out a season-high 6 batters.  He pitched from behind most of the night.  He threw first pitch strikes to 7 of the 20 batters he faced (35%). He threw 80 pitches/45 strikes.  His FB was 87-91, t93 mph.  Richy did induce 12 swings and misses on a variety of velocities (88K, 81, 90K, 90, 83K, 89, 89, 83K, 85, 82, 81, 83K).  He faced Troy Tulowitzki made his first rehab appearance for the Blue Jays.  He faced Richy three times.  He struck out swinging his first AB, and looking at an 87 mph FB in his second.  He popped up to Kingery his third AB before getting a bloop single off Victor Arano.

The Threshers had 4 hits and struck out 15 times.  The Jays starter was Sean Reid-Foley. He was their 2014 second round pick and is ranked their #3 prospect.  He has a 65 grade FB that sits 92-95 t98 mph.  He was 94-95 most of the night and used a killer slider as his secondary pitch.  He struck out 12 Threshers in 7.0 innings and allowed 2 hits.

The Threshers threatened when Foley walked the bases loaded with two outs in the third.  Their next best chance to score came when Pullin doubled to lead off the sixth, but nothing came from it.  Pullin (.278) had 2 hits and a walk.  Mitch Walding went 0-4 with 4 K.

  • #11 Kingery (.263) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • #12 Canelo (.228) went 0-3.
  • #14 Tocci (.255) went 1-3 with a BB.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST.
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – DNP.

Lakewood (27-39) Beat Kannapolis, 5-4.  Drew Anderson (1.69) held the Intimidators to two runs in 6.0 innings.  Reliever Edgar Garcia pitched 3.0 innings, blew the save and lead with 2 runs in the top of the ninth, and got the win when The BlueClaws rallied.  Zach Coppola, Josh Tobias, Austin Bossart, and Brendon Hayden had 2 hits each.  Tobias had 2 RBI (37).  Bossart drove in the run that gave the ‘Claws the lead in the third.  Tobias drove home the game tying and winning runs in the tenth.

  • #8 Kilome – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.232) went 1-4 with a triple and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.234) DNP.

DSL Phillies  (2-9) Lost to the DSL Red Sox1, 8-6. They blew a 5-2 lead in the top of the ninth.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.366) went 2-4.
  • Keudy Bocio (.143) went 0-3 with 2 BB, and SB (4).
  • Jonathan Guzman (.295) went 2-5 with an RBI.
  • Jesus De Los Santos – 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.

DSL Phillies2  (4-7)  Lost to the DSL Red Sox2, 2-0.

  • Luis Ramirez – DNP.
  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP
  • Carlos Oropeza (.190) went 1-3.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 6/16 – Phillies placed RHP Alec Asher on the restricted list. Lehigh Valley only has 78 games remaining this season.
  • 6/16 – Reading Fightin Phils placed CF Roman Quinn on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 15, 2016.
  • 6/16 – Will Morris assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 6/16 – I watched recently drafted/signed Darick Hall, Danny Zardon, Will Hibbs, Caleb Eldridge, Tyler Hallead, Tyler Kent, Jordan Kurokawa, Alexander Kline, Tyler Frohwirth, Daniel Garner, Luke Maglich work out at the Complex today.
  • Todd Zolecki posted a story about the Phillies first 3 picks and other signings.  In addition to signing #6 David Martinelli, the Phillies have also announced the signings of #7 Henri Latrigue, #8 Grant Dyer, #9 Blake Quinn, #10 Julian Garcia, #12 Justin Miller, #16 Brett Barbier, and #18 Jake Kelzer.
  • Players at the Complex included all the guys on the GCL Roster and XST except Mark Laird and Scott Harris.  PLayers on the DL who were working out included Jesen Therrien, Herlis Rodriguez, and Drew Stankiewicz.  Mark Appel  and Alec Asher were there but not participating (Asher is wearing a walking cast).  Daniel Stumpf was chatting with the coaches.  Barring rain outs, Stumpf comes off the RL on June 30th, an off day.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.

79 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/16/2016

  1. Good to see Morris get promoted. I had just posted last night about how I would like to see him get promoted.

    1. Will Morris? The Will Morris who has allowed 45 hits in 40 IP? The Will Morris 20 Ks and 9 BBs in those 40 IP? The Will Morris who guys hit .274 against? Casimiro maybe, Eshelman probably or Garcia for sure… but Morris? Maybe they’re looking for more of a long man than a starter. I’m not trying to pick a fight or anything. I’m just surprised Will would get the call over younger guys who deserve the promotion first.

      1. My bad, got him confused with Zach Morris. But I did also want to see DeNato get promoted which he did as well.

    2. Alexis Rivero – my breakout pitcher this year – should be getting the promotion if based on actual merit. Will Morris is ok prospect but will be burried soon in the depth chart.

  2. Looks like Medina tabbed to the season opening starter for the Crosscutters tomorrow night.

    12 wins in a row for Reading as they just keep winning.

    Crawford with a 5 game hit streak going.

    1. 23 guys on the Wmsprt roster. There should be some new signees added shortly. Only 3 OF’ers so far. Jake Sweeney is on the roster. He’s been injured for, what seems like, forever. Remember some pundits thought he was the 10th best player in the Phils organization… at one time. I think KLaw even mentioned him.

  3. Drew Anderson is pitching well after missing the entire ’15 season with injury. He’s picked up where left off. He has better than a K an inning. Has given up 19 hits in 26 IP. They’re only hitting .204 against him. And he’s only 22 y/o. It feels like he’s been around here forever.

  4. Roman Tredarian Quinn, sounds like a Roman Emperor’s name, is worrying me again. I dropped him a bunch of spots in our top 30 poll because I wasn’t sure he could stay off the DL. Here he is again.. on the DL. Unless they can figure out how to limit his leg injuries, more stretching or yoga or something, he’ll always be an 60 – 80 game a year guy. That’s not a Major Leaguer.

    1. Isn’t his injury an oblique strain? If so, it has nothing to do with a leg injury. His inability to stay healthy is certainly a red flag but this injury is different than reoccurring leg injuries.

      1. Other then the broken wrist…..not sure what year now, they kind of run together anymore….all the injuries seem to be soft-tissue ligament/tendon ailments….Achilles, hammies, oblique, was there a calf or hip flexor somewhere in there also?

    2. I think Quinn could still carve out a nice little career as a backup CF, pinch hitter/runner, bringing a lot of excitement to the end of close games.

      His speed and defense give him a high floor, even despite his health, and his injuries haven’t prevented him from getting promoted over the years.

  5. Jim, I didn’t see Cornelius Randolph’s name mentioned with players on the DL in Clearwater. Do you know if he is still in Florida or if he went back to NJ?


    1. You”ll find him on the Lakewood roster, listed as being on the 7-day DL.

      Yes, he is still in Florida. I saw him today. He says he’s feeling good. And he looks physically okay. However, I overheard him talking with some coaches. From the type of work they were questioning him about and the low number of reps discussed, I think he is still many weeks away from a return.

    1. I think it’s going to be Ramos. He’s on the 40 man already and he looks to be ready. Garcia has performed poorly.

  6. FYI – Williams was benched for not running out a fly ball and is okay. I’d like to get his bat back in the lineup.

    1. Was wondering why he was out two days in a row..

      It’s all a learning process, just ask Osubel..

  7. Valentin is slowly making his way to the top of the 2nd base prospect list. There is no denying his bloodlines, and that whole issue is well behind him from last year and all he has been doing since, is concentrating solely on his craft. And it is paying off with results.
    It well be good competition among him, Kingery and Tobias in the next year or so.

    1. I thought the same thing. I posted his numbers. but someone posted he isn’t a 2nd base prospect. he is a 268 hitter in 1268 at bats with a 359 obp. and he is at double a. Why don’t people think he has a chance?/ stumps me and he is only 22 like kingery.

      1. rocco….lets put it this way…I think he brings more to the table, at some point in the future, than Cesar H. Now is utility guy in his future role…perhaps. But he has played ss in the past and a little of corner OF. LAD drafted technically as a 1st round pick..supplemental, so there is pedigree there.

      2. My theory on why some don’t consider him a prospect: 1) He was traded for Roberto Hernandez, so how good could he be? 2) He missed most of last year due to suspension, so he was out of sight, out of mind. 3) He doesn’t flash great power or speed, but he can field and seems to have a good hit tool. He’s like the anti-Darnell Sweeney.

        He’s always been a prospect to me. He’s performed pretty well and, as Romus says, he’s got the pedigree. He may not have a very high ceiling but he could have a major league future.

      1. ehh…i dont support guys who do that. i know he served his suspension, but for me, domestic abuse should be automatic release. hope kingery steps up and beats (no pun intended) this guy

  8. Nice outting by Thomson.
    Crawford at the begining of a call up in sept.
    Reading = Wolden State Warriors.
    4 Lakewood starting pitchers with decent numbers Leftwish 22, Arauz 21, Anderson 22 and Gilbert 22. Leftwitch and Arauz may be trading material by july.
    Happy to see crosscutters tonight finally!!!!

  9. What do you think it would take to get Wil Myers . . . ?
    Think a package of Thompson/Knapp/Kilome is too much or too little?

    1. Wil Myers is no longer a stud with defensive limitations, I will not entertain any trade ideas involving top prospects with him.

      Wil Myers can only play LF and 1B and I think the Phils can fill that need internally.

    2. Can Myers play left field? I’d want to see how Tommy Joseph does longer term before acquiring Myers as a 1B. If Myers can play a decent LF, then I might consider a trade. Kilome, Cozens, and either Knapp or Quinn seems about right. I wouldn’t give up much more than that, as Myers hasn’t done much since 2013 (prior to this season). And would prefer to keep Thompson.

      1. @bak425 – LF is probably the the easiest (or 2nd easiest) position to fill. unless it’s a big bat that we’re talking about and if Williams is far off — then maybe. Since it’s not the case, I’ll keep Cozens, Kilome and Knapp/Quinn.

        Knapp alone can probably match the production that Myers can produce in the LF. Cozens is HOT recently and you don’t trade a prospect currently trending up for an OK starter. And for Kilome, the farm is starved for a prototypical “Ace” of the stuff. he is probably the closest one the Phils have in their farm – so I will not give him up yet.

        If I’m the FO it will be the Richy, Canelo type of a deal that I will be offering.

        1. As noted by another poster, I’m not sure it makes sense for a rebuilding team like the Phillies to trade away prospects. However, from a purely hypothetical perspective:

          – What would realistically expect to get in return for trading even a handful of fringe prospects like Richy and Canelo? (Answer – Not much). You wouldn’t be able to even sniff a productive MLB player like Will Myers, who is young (25), cost-controlled through the 2019 season, and appears to be tapping into his potential this year. For a guy like Myers, you will have to give up a few legit prospects.

          – Kilome may be young and have good stuff, but so far this year he has mostly struggled in low A ball. His risk factor is high. Cozens has been impressive, but he has benefited from playing in a hitters park and his home/road splits aren’t great. He still has considerable risk and is far from a sure thing. I like Quinn a lot but he can’t seem to stay healthy and appears to have a significant injury risk. So a package of Kilome, Cozens, and Quinn is hardly out of line. In fact, the Padres could well scoff at such an offer for Myers.

          – Saying that Knapp can match the production of Will Myers in left field seems rather optimistic at this juncture (and I like Knapp). If that is the case, Knapp is WAY underrated as the Phillies’ 8th or 10th best prospect.

          1. @bak425 – you already given the answer and basically said the “downside” of being a prospect (projection vs actual production).

            for a purely hypothetical or fantasy perspective, that makes sense. so if you want to discuss hypthoteticals, then i’m out and the floor is yours.

            In reality, the Phils is in rebuild mode with 2018 as the earliest time to be competitive. IMO, they are heading in the right direction and employing a sound strategy – get rid the team of bad contracts/talents, reorganize the FO, accumulate assets and create a new “core” that plays together as a team. The Phils currently has a core of Franco-Doobie-Nola-VV-Eickhoff in the majors and JPC-NickWill-Quinn-Jake-Eflin-Appel-Alfaro-Cozens-Knapp-Hoskins, etc. in the upper minors that play well together. You don’t want to break the core that you built unless for a “game changing” player like Trout.

            Kingery-Kilome-Adonis-Corny and others will represent the 2nd wave of reinforcements in case of injury or if some of the projection from the 1st wave did not pan out as expected. You might view them as “excess” or “spare” parts for now and far away – but these players will be close to MLB ready by the time the Phils compete (2018-2019). While the core of Howie-Chase-Jimmy-Cole won in 2008, the success was not sustained (despite of $$ used for Doc, Cliff, etc) because of lack of prospects that reinforce the main core – on top of poor scouting and player development.

            IMO the strategy of accumulating assets, clearing bad contracts and stiffs and use $$ to fill the gap is in line with the 2018-2019 target —- Wil Myers will not alter the time to compete so the Phils just need stay in course and take calculate risks without breaking the core.

            To cut it short – I don’t think Wil Myers will significant change the direction of the team so giving up some key pieces for him right now is not a sound plan.

            1. KuKo……Indians need catching…how about just a one-for-one trade….Clint Frazier for Jorge Alfaro?
              I would suggest Knapp for Frazier but not sure the Indians would bite on that.
              And that’s also assuming Knapp remains behind the plate and Rupp can give you a few more years from this point forward.

            2. @romus – that is a tough question considering Alfaro is playing well. But I will do that since it will not significantly shake up the core that the Phils have and i agree with you about Rupp. I’m even willing to add a couple B-level prospects to get it done.

              I’m not high on Knapp too as far as sticking at C – but he can HIT. I like the possibility of Knapp coming off the bench to pinch hit and occassionally start at C, 1B and LF.

        2. I would trade Cozens now since I think he may struggle against better pitching and in bigger ballparks.
          No team is going to trade for prospects playing poorly (unless it is at a discount, like Phil getting Appel).

          Phillies should try to trade their surplus of fringe prospects for possible upgrade star. It may not work but I do not see many future all stars in the minors.

          1. I’ll say it again – trading a bunch of fringe prospects isn’t going to bring much in return, much less a prospect with star potential. That’s just reality. Probably the best way for the Phillies to obtain another legit prospect via trade is to take on another bad contract, as they did with Matt Harrison in the Hamels trade

            I do agree that the Phillies farm system has a number a good prospects (which was not the case even just a couple years ago), but only a couple potential all-star type players. Also agree that Cozens still has some question marks, despite his good performance at AA.

      1. umm how about because he’s only 25, cheap, can’t be a free agent until 2020 and so far this year he’s hitting .286/.330/.521/.851 w 15HR. The Padres have said recently that they are open to trading him. I think their farm is deep enough that it wouldn’t kill the rebuild. Hell i’d love an OF of Myers/Herrera/Williams and a future 1-4 of . . .

        1. Herrera CF
        2. Crawford SS
        3. Myers LF
        4. Franco 3B

        That’s the kinda move that the Phillies can make and would be helpful.

        1. @ Eric D – do u think that he going to be a consistent .286/.330/.521/.851? Myers has been average the past couple of years.

          For a rebuilding team, you buy low (i.e. Hellickson, Hernandez, etc) and NOT high unless you’re buying a legitimate stud.

          Myers is a good player but IMO has less value than a) Thompson/Knapp/Kilome; b)Kilome, Cozens and either Knapp or Quinn; and c) Knapp/Kilome and Randolph or Cozens that being tossed around.

          1. Barring injury this will be Myers first full year (games played) and I think he’s coming into his potential right now. A team will NEVER field a team of all home grown players so I have zero issues moving a few prospects if it nets a good young player like a Wil Myers. I mean if you project his numbers out to a full year you are talking 35Plus HRs and close to if not more then 100RBI with a solid average.

          1. there was just a blurb that SD was open to trading him, since he’s actually been productive and healthy for a couple months.

  10. Knapp I’ll give up, but that’s too much pitching. I’d rather take one of them out and add Randolph or Cozens to be honest.

  11. Who’s the next position player to be promoted? Does anybody really deserve it? Or are we waiting to July?

    1. Most likely an outfielder, do they deserve it? Now that is a good question? I think before July.

    2. I think Knapp or (maybe) Williams if we’re strictly talking non injury replacement. If somebody gets hurt, I’m guessing Perkins.

  12. I would doubt that ANY top prospects are brought up before August 1 with possible exception of Thompson (and only due to injury or really poor performance from Morgan or Eflin).

    Perkins or Hunter could replace Bourjos but other than that, I don’t think the brass wants to bring up core young players into this mess of a roster.

    1. Bourjos, Paredes, Howard, and Chooch could all be replaced in July as could Helleckson, Gomez and Hernandez. This movement will provide spots for guys to go up

      1. Bourjos, Paredes, Howard, Chooch are not starters. I don’t think the Phillies want to bring up a young player and have him get 4 Abs per week.

        I think Hellickson will get traded or cut if he he starts to go downhill. If VV is fine, the spot opens up for Eflin. But Morgan is also on thin ice because of his performance.

        I have no doubt Hernandez is getting traded.

        Gomez is pretty much our only consistent reliever. It would take a lot for the Phillies to give him up. And he’s not making much money.

        1. There isn’t one player by himself on the major league roster that will get any kind of trade return. The trade deadline for us will probably be just that – DEAD.

          1. I agree, we’re not getting back anything significant. We’ll just be trading for lottery tickets.

    1. #1 pick here we come!! I hope this is not a sign of white flag. I’m hoping it’s Ramos.

    2. After Morgan gets shelled (again), in comes Severino! What a difference a year makes. He looks like he added 20lbs and 4 miles on his fastball. He got it up to 96! Didn’t see that at all last year.

  13. seeing that name sean reid-foley always jumps out at me- drafted two picks after Matt Imhof- looks like he’s cutting his walks down to a more reasonable level ths year.

  14. #6 David Martinelli, #7 Henri Latrigue, #8 Grant Dyer, #9 Blake Quinn, #10 Julian Garcia, #12 Justin Miller, #16 Brett Barbier, and #18 Jake Kelzer have arrived in Clearwater and were “processed” this morning. They were in dressed in workout clothes and out watching the intrasquad game by the last inning.

    #14 Darick Hall, #17 Danny Zardon, #19 Will Hibbs, #20 Caleb Eldridge, #24 Tyler Hallead, #26 Tyler Kent, #28 Jordan Kurokawa, #29 Alexander Kline, #31 Tyler Frohwirth, #32 Daniel Garner, #34 Luke Maglich were all still at the Complex. The position players took part in the game, the pitchers watched.

    Some kid named Fultz was still here. Another kid named Rogers was here today (Evan Rogers, an NDFA).

    Yacksel Rios was at the Complex with his equipment bag packed. I wonder if he’s going to join all the other transactions going on today.

    Dalier Hinojosa pitched 2 innings today. Looked good against the GCL, XST and college kids he faced.

    Darick Hall launched a HR to RF during the game. All the coaches were hootin’ and hollerin’ as soon as the sound of contact.

    1. Thanks Jim – these are the kind of reports we need! Good news- I will be there in just over a week and IOU a few Yuenglings

      1. Nevermind, I read the interview with Jordan on, and Jordan said Appel should be back by July 15th.

  15. Matt Stairs just made an arm bar reference about Franco’s swing. Haven’t heard that mentioned in awhile.

    1. Franco has looked horrific tonight. Swinging at everything, including pitches feet from the strike zone. It is disheartening to watch.

    1. Hard to believe at this point, but Bourjos is leading the team in hitting in the month of June.
      The June swoon continues…apparently June separates the contenders from the pretenders..

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