Box Score Recap – 6/20/2016

Lehigh Valley (40-31) Beat Norfolk, 5-4 in 10 innings.  Anthony Vasquez (6.10) went 6.0 innings in his second AAA start.  He allowed 3 runs on 7 hits and a walk. Luis Garcia (2.56) blew the save in the eighth.  Edward Mujica (4.20) struck out two while recording his 16th save.   Darin Ruf (.315) and Cameron Perkins (.314) had 3-hit games.  Ruf (80 and Darnell Sweeney hit home runs.  Ruf (31) had 2 RBI.

  • #1 Crawford (.209) went 2-5.
  • #2 Thompson (5-5, 3.18) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.291) went 1-5 with a double and RBI (33).
  • #4 Appel – DL, shoulder strain.
  • #9 Knapp (.267) went 1-5 with an RBI (29).
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL.
  • #23 Sweeney (.237) went 1-4 with a HR (4) and RBI (17).
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.40) – DNP.
  • #30 Lively (3-0, 2.09) – DNP.

Reading (49-21) DNP.

  • #6 Alfaro (.304)
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique.
  • #10 Pinto – (2-2, 4.25)
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.27)
  • #19 Hoskins (.270)
  • #22 Cozens (.281)
  • #27 Brown (.243)

Clearwater (37-29) Lost to Lakeland, 8-2.  Ranfi Casimiro got rocked in the second inning.  He got one out and gave up 7 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks.  Dalier Hinojosa made a rehab appearance and struck out 2 in 1.0 inning.  Mat Imhof struck out 7 in 3.0 innings.  He gave up a run on two hits.  He also issued 2 walks that didn’t figure into the scoring.  The Threshers managed 7 singles, a double and worked two walks.  Carlos Tocci led the “attack” with 3 hits.  Malquin Canelo (.233) had 2 hits.  Scott Kingery and Kyle Martin (38) had the RBIs.

Casimiro threw 15 pitches in the first inning.  He started the first 3 batters off with a ball.  After 12 pitches he had two outs and had walked a batter.  He had thrown more balls than strikes.  He finished with two called strikes and a ground out, and 8 strikes in his 15 pitches.  His strike/ball ratio was better in the second (23/11), but to no avail.  He threw 27 pitches to the first four batters who went BB, HR, 1B, 1B.  He didn’t have an out pitch as the Tigers fouled balls off running deep counts.  After a visit to the mound by the coach, the Tigers started jumping on pitches early in the count, like they were trying to get their knocks off Casimiro before Coach Legg could get him out of the game.  The next 5 batters swung at 3 first pitches and 2 second pitches.  When coach came out the second time, six runs were home and there were runners on second and third with just one out.

Casimiro’s line was 1.1 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 49 pitches, 31 strikes, FB 88-92 mph, 7 of 13 First Pitch Strikes (FPS).

Coach Legg  may have been hamstrung by one of the Threshers’ game practices.  The whole team stands on the third base foul line for the Anthem.  Then they all go into the dugout.  Around the fourth or fifth inning the relievers go down to the bull pen.  A few times in the last couple weeks, when the starter got in early trouble, there was no pitcher in the pen to warm up.  A pitcher and catcher had to run down to the pen when the coach made the first trip to the mound to talk to the starter.  When that happened tonight, the Tigers started jumping on early pitches before the reliever could finish his stretches.

  • #11 Kingery (.264) went 1-3 with a double, BB, and RBI (17).
  • #12 Canelo (.233) went 2-4.
  • #14 Tocci (.264) went 3-4.
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54)
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to XST. (pitched in practice game today)
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97)

Lakewood (29-40) DNP.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder.
  • #8 Kilome
  • #24 Pujols (.233)
  • #29 Grullon (.244)

Williamsport (1-3) Lost to Lowell, 3-2 in 10 innings.  Felix Paulino pitched 6.0 shutout innings.  He allowed 3 hits, walked one, and struck out five.  Kenny Koplove faced two batters in the ninth and left with a run scored and a runner on second.  Will Hibbs came in and let the tying run score.  He returned to the mound in the tenth to absorb the loss.  a Luke Williams error led to an unearned run.  Luis Espiritu and William Cuicas had 2 hits apiece.

  • #16 Medina (1-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (0-0) Season starts June 24th at Tampa.  Lost to GCL BlueJays, 3-1 in a practice game.  But first, what’s unusual about this photo?  Answer below.

No HP ump

Alberto Tirado started and pitched 4.0 innings.  He gave up a two run HR in the first inning.  The same guy hit a double over the CF head and went 3-3 against Tirado. He was Chris Colabello.  No shame there.  Other than CC, Tirado looked like a better version of himself.  He was a little wild, but struck out several batters.

Austin Davis followed with 2.0 solid innings.It’s the first time I’ve seen him on a mound this spring.  Sixto Sanchez also tossed a coupe solid innings.  Jhon Nunez gave up a run in the ninth on 2 hits.

Jhailyn Ortiz made 3 catches out in RF.  Two were exceptionally good plays where he had to cover a lot of ground to make a catch – one on a shallow fly in RCF, and the other in shallow foul territory in what used to be “Utley territory”.

Ortiz also had two solid hits, one was a double to LCF.  Zardon had 3 hits.

Evan Rogers made a nice diving stop on a ground ball up the middle with nobody on base. He flipped the ball to Drew Stankiewicz from the ground so that Stankiewicz could relay to first to get the batter.

  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz

Oh, yeah.  the photo.  Did you notice what’s unusual?  The umpire is calling balls and strikes from behind the mound.  The home plate umpire had to leave the game.  Early in the game he took a Tirado fast ball in the left shoulder.  A few innings later, he took a foul ball to the body and couldn’t continue.

DSL Phillies (5-9) Beat the DSL Rays1, 5-0.  Sandro Rosario (1-1, 2.00) pitched  a 6-hit, complete game shut out.  He walked none and struck out four.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.434) went 3-4 with a double and RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio (.146) went 0-3 with a BB and HBP.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.304) went 2-5.

DSL Phillies2 (5-9) Lost to the DSL Mets2, 11-6.  Jesus Henrique (.347) went 4-5.

  • Leonel Aponte (1-1, 0.87) – DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.231) went 1-1 as a pinch hitter.
  • Rafael Marchan (.143) DNP.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • It has been reported that Mickey Moniak has signed for $6.1M.  If accurate, then the Phillies have around $5.9M available to sign #2 Kevin Gowdy and to go over the $100K slot for picks 11-13.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is available.
  • 6/20 – RHP Matt Hockenberry assigned to Clearwater from Reading.
  • 6/20 – LHP Joey DeNato assigned to Clearwater from Reading..
  • 6/20 – Phillies sent RHP Dalier Hinojosa on a rehab assignment to Clearwater.
  • 6/20 – LHP Jeremy Bleich assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.
  • 6/20 – Anthony Vasquez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

52 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 6/20/2016

  1. Yea Mickey Mo signed sealed deliver good luck to him. Paulino fires 73 score first outing and Austin Davis is alive.Ortiz can play D great too hear, Dixon Gutierrez might be the next DR star , We might have to buy Jim & Wife a plane ticket do some advance scouting for us in the DR.

  2. How does Jim still have a wife with all that he does here? Lol…Jim thank your wife for us cause I love this site!

  3. Casimiro had a game score of 4. I haven’t seen many worse than that. Rosario showing the other side of game score with an 86.

    Thanks for playing Koplove.

    Dixon Gutierrez is looking pretty good for the DSL1 team. the 17 y/o hitting .434/.474/.528 with an OPS over 1 in 14 games. He also has 4 assists and no Errors. Keep that up and the GCL might be calling your name..

  4. Koplove still around?????
    I thought he was already applying for an Ivy League job in wallstreet or silicon valley.

    My Reading logger boys have gone cold with the bat. I hope this off day help them to recharge

  5. Gonna be a lot of shuffling in the top 30 once Moniak, Stobbe, and Gowdy are settled, and assuming Francisco Morales and Brayan Gonzalez are signed.

    1. I put MM at 4 on my list with Gowdy at 10 and Stobbe around 20. Morales is only 16 so we’ll wait a bit on him.

      1. Could someone explain to me how you rank position players together with pitchers? I’m not trying to be a wise guy. Other than proximity to big leagues, I don’t see how you qualify apples to oranges. I’d like to know if anyone can shed light….thanks.

        1. Guess to me its a question of potential impact with the big club. Does the player look like an every-day regular, bench guy, etc. For a pitcher, is he a Front line starter, back of the rotation guy, bullpen arm etc.

          From there, is a question of value. Which do you value more, a #1 starter or a middle of the order hitter? #3 starter or solid regular?

          That’s my unscientific approach.. I also value ceiling more than proximity because #1 starters and middle of the order hitters are extremely hard to buy on the open market.

    2. 8mark…16-year old Morales and Gonzalez signings…along with a few more international after July 2nd ….not sure how that will affect the top 30. When Tocci in’11, Grullon and Pujols in ’12 and Encarnacion in ’13 all signed …their impact in their signing year was negligible if at all and they were all rated in the top 20 international stars in their class. Ortiz may have been the only one this year..

    3. Looking at Fangraphs prospect chat yesterday, Eric Longenhagen said Moniak would slot in 2 after Crawford.

      1. I hear that but I don’t buy it. MM was a poor man’s 1/1 pick. In a normal year I see him as a 5-10 pick. When I think of Yelich and Steve Finley (MM’s comparative players) they don’t scream star player to me. I like the MM pick but I don’t put him ahead of Williams or Thompson. I guess we’ll see.

    1. Steve,

      JP batting 316 in his last nine games.

      Ruf is super hot. Somehow, the Big Club needs to get offense and recalling Ruf might be a good idea .

      1. I would agree that even though the Ruf Experience isn’t our future for LF/1b, IT’S BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE AT THIS MOMENT!! (until he becomes Darin Ruf again)

  6. VV scheduled to make rehab start on Wednesday with Reading, only plans on making one rehab start

  7. My top 10 pitchers in future plans right now in organization (including big club):
    1 Nola
    2 Eickhoff
    3 Thompson
    4 Velasquez
    5 Eflin
    6 Eshelman
    7 El.Garcia
    8 Gowdy
    9 Lively
    10 Kilome

    1. I don’t understand how you can put Eickhoff above all of those arms that are just better than his. He’s really a one dominant pitch guy. At least 3-5 of those guys you have listed below him have higher upside.

        1. That’s gotta be your philosophy if you have Eschelman anywhere near the top 10. He’s prob not on my top 15.

    2. Can’t imagine how Eickhoff or even Thompson have more value than Velasquez. He is younger than Eickhoff, has waaaay better stuff and has better numbers at the big league level this season. Thompson also has nowhere close to the ceiling of Velasquez.

      Yes, he’s got injury concerns, but the sad truth is that every pitcher has that threat looming over his shoulder. (Or elbow).

      1. Love Medina. Honorable mention along with Leftwich. Pinto starting to come around. Velasquez is a little bit volatile right now. His upside may be higher than anyone’s but his floor my be lower than most in top 10.

    3. I would drop Velazquez and Kilome for now and put Leftwich and Arauz.
      I see Velazquez and Kilome as more relief pticher. Kilome’s fb is mlb level already in terms of velo, but cero movement. That’s why his numbers are not as leftwitch or Arauz.
      Velazquez health is a massive concern.
      Elfin should be 2-3. Lovely 5-7.

      1. I like Arauz but I want to see a full season out of him before he’s in conversation. Could wind up being a bonus item in Giles trade.

        1. Arauz GO/AO jumped to 3.20 in june. That is massive. That crazy 1 inning outing hurt his numbers.
          How about Leftwich?, dont rule himnout just yet.

            1. 88-92 with movement, tops out @ 93. Cutter, slider, curve. Change up seems to be non existant or work in progress at most. He pitches against Greenville in milb.tv on thursday. Let’s see is this info holds true on internet tv.

  8. After Mickey moniak is introduced to the public today, he will then go to Clearwater and Joe Jordan will assess his talent level and where to assign him.. Says most likely GCL, but said if he gets hot at GCL that some time at Williamsport would not be out of the question.

  9. I would have Mickey Moniak at number 4 right now, with 1, 2 and 3 being Crawford, Williams and Thompson, but he will move up as he gets more experience and power.

    1. And as all of the other top prospects get promoted and get enough ABs, IPs, or service days to graduate off the list

  10. A Sixto Sanchez sighting; he was one of the guys who caught my interest while scanning DSL box scores last year. He’s 17 until next month and had a pretty good debut in the org last year. Not very big though. He’s listed at 5’10”.

  11. I hear all the time. What great prospect we have. Yet you would put a kid who never got one hit in the minors. 4th. then in my eyes, if your right our system isn’t very good. , . How in gods name is mickey better than Alfaro? Crawford, Williams. Randolph. Cozens. Valentin, kingery, and there are more in lower minors. He might never get to where they are now.

    1. rocco…..rankings are sometimes based on differing factors…proximity to the majors….then there is projected ceilings vs flooring.
      I mean…you would have to have a multitude of different categories if you wanted to rank objectively. …all pitchers in one, RHP vs LHP, relievers vs starters, under 21-years olds vs older than 21-year old…it would be mind boggling.
      Sure Moniak can flame out….but scouts have to be trusted at some point,and a large majority rate him high on the hit tool

      1. Also playing up the middle the middle and seen as a plus defender on top of that helps a whole lot.

  12. Thompson with 8 strong and Ramos closed the 9th. Alfaro goes yard (2run shot) in losing cause.

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