Box Score Recap – 7/1/2016

The Phillies’ #25 draft pick, Trevor Bettencourt was at the Complex.  He was wearing the pitcher’s game day uniform for pitchers not scheduled to pitch – red shirt (with name) and blue shorts.  The RHP from UC – Santa Barbara is a junior and stands 6’0, 195.

Look for “C” Randolph to rejoin the BlueClaws next week.  He was overheard behind the cage saying that he would join the team on the road in Delmarva.  If the “Jordan Rule” still applies, he will play complete games the 2 days before he leaves Clearwater.  He did not play today.

Lehigh Valley (47-35) Beat Charlotte, 3-2.  Jake Thompson pitched 7.0 strong innings. Dalier Hinojosa (3.00) blew the save in 5 pitches.  He faced 4 batters, threw 5 pitches, and surrendered Thompson’s lead.  Edward Mujica (3.86) saved his 21st game.  David Ruf (.293) and Cedric Hunter (.316) had 2 hits each.

  • #1 Crawford (.243) went 3-4 with an RBI (11).
  • #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.76) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.
  • #3 Williams (.287) went 1-4 with a HR (8) and RBI (39).
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.258) went 1-4 with 3 K.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.230) DNP.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (3-1, 3.11) – DNP.

Reading (58-23) Beat Harrisburg, 4-2.  Tyler Viza (2-1, 3.90) tossed 7.0 shut out innings allowing 5 hits, s walks, and 5 strike outs.  Miguel Nunez racked up his 9th save.  Jesse Valentin (.292) and KC Serna (.299) had 2 hits and a walk apiece.  Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth inning for the Senators.

  • #6 Alfaro (.300) went 1-4 with a HR (10) and RBI (44).
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
  • #15 Eshelman (1-0, 1.80) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.31) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.289) went 1-4 with 2 RBI (68).
  • #22 Cozens (.279) went 1-4 with a double and RBI (67).
  • #27 Brown (.232) went 0-2 with 2 BB.

Clearwater (44-33) Beat Brevard County, 6-3. Ranfi Casimiro pitched into the seventh inning for the Threshers.  He went 6.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.  He threw 88 pitches/58 strikes.  He threw a first pitch strike to 16 of 25 batters (64%).  His fastball 88-90 mph and touched 91-92 mph.  However, the lower range of his FB velocity dipped in the later innings to 86-87 mph.  Matt Hockenberry (1.52) closed out the seventh recording two strike outs. Victor Arano (3.00) gave up a run on 3 hits in 2.0 innings and struck out three.

Carlos Tocci, Mitch Walding (.269), and Jiandido Tromp (.250) had 2 hits apiece.  Tromp launched a moon shot to LF for his 2nd HR.  He also contributed 4 RBI.  Carlos Tocci hit an oppo HR for his 2nd of the season, possibly wind-aided.  The Threshers started the two rallies that scored their first five run with two outs.

  • #11 Kingery (.286) went 1-4 with a double and BB.
  • #12 Canelo (.239) went 0-4.
  • #14 Tocci (.277) went 2-5 with a HR (2) and RBI (28).
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (6-2, 1.97) – placed on the 7-day DL retroactive to 6/28.

Lakewood (33-45) Lost to Greensboro, 8-4.  Jose Taveras (3-7, 4.15) followed up his 15 strike out performance with 7 strike outs in 6.0 innings.  However, he also gave up 6 runs (3 ER) on 8 hits.  Carlos Duran (.260) had 2 hits, 2 SB, and an RBI.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing in GCLgames in Clearwater.
  • #8 Kilome (1-7, 5.23) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.235) went 0-3 with a BB and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.258) went 1-2 with a double and 2 BB.

Williamsport (8-7) Beat Batavia, 3-1.  Bailey Falter (4.09) settled in nicely in his third start. He went 5.0 innings allowing 5 hits and striking out eight.  He gave up an unearned run in the first when C Gregori Rivero and CF David Martinelli committed errors on a steal attempt that allowed the runner to score.  There was a 50 minute delay in the fifth.  Falter had reached 79 pitches and was probably going to be pulled anyway.  Jake Kelzer and Scott Harris combined to strike out 7 in 4.0 innings.

Luke Maglich (.367) collected 2 hits and drove in the tying and go ahead runs with a seventh inning double.  Rivero drove in an insurance run with a double of his own.

  • #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (5-1) Beat the GCL Braves, 3-2.  Nick Fanti (1.17) pitched 4.0 one-hit innings. He walked one and struck out five.  Jimmy Cordero came on in the fifth.  He faced 5 batters and struck out two.  He also walked two and allowed a run and a hit.  He reached his pitch count after registering his second strike out.  The ear-popping pitch sounded faster than his previous pitches.  He was at 95 mph for all but one of the pitches I was able to see a radar gun.  The other pitch was a pedestrian 93 mph.  Tyler Frowirth (0.00) picked up his second save.  The submariner’s first three pitches registered 76, 69, 76 on the gun.  I asked the pitcher charting (Will Stewart) if the 76  was Frowirth’s fastball.  He responded in the affirmative.

Mickey Moniak and Caleb Eldridge had 2 hits each.  Eldridge also walked twice.  Rodolfo Duran hit his first HR.  Moniak’s hits were a bunt single and a soft line drive into left field that scored the go ahead run.  That’s Moniak’s second game-winning hit in three starts.  He also drew a walk and was caught stealing twice.

SS Cole Stobbe went 0-2 with a walk.  DH Josh Stephen went 0-4.

  • #? Mickey Moniak went 2-3 with an RBI and a BB.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.250) went 1-4.

DSL Phillies (9-15) Lost to the DSL Dodgers2, 11-5.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.352) went 0-4 with an RBI.
  • Keudy Bocio (.250) went 0-1 with 3 BB.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.313) went 1-2 with a double.

DSL Phillies2 (11-12) Beat the DSL Mets2, 4-3.  Jesus Henriquez (.337)had 3 hits and an RBI.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.05) – DNP
  • Carlos Oropeza (.265) went 1-4.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/1 – 2016 #25 Trevor Bettencourt signed and was in “uniform” at the Complex.
  • 7/1 – Lehigh Valley sent RHP Jimmy Cordero on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/1 – LHP JoJo Romero assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • 7/1 – LHP Cole Irvin assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • $190,160 remains available for over slot payments until we learn any other over slot bonuses to prospects like Andrew Brown, Trevor Bettencourt, et al.
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.

82 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/1/2016

  1. Very impressive what Jake Thompson is doing at 22 yrs old in the International League. One of the great outcomes this year is his progression.

    Now that I think of it, looking back as we close in on one year since the Hamels deal, the players the Phils received are doing well. Eickhoff has been very good, while Williams, Thompson, and Alfaro are all progressing very nicely. Even Asher was doing ok before his suspension. It’s quite possible the 2018 opening day roster could have 4 players on it from that trade.

    1. It’s def a trade that so far has worked out for both organizations . . I’m sure it hurt to give up 4 guys that will all likely contribute at the ML level but Hamels is dealing for Texas.

      1. Yeah I am sure texas doesnt care they gave up a lot to get the guy that should probably start the All star game for the AL.

        1. And they didn’t give up the guys they valued most – probably a win-win for both teams.

    2. Can anybody tell me with certainty that the proposed Hamels to Red Sox deal was held up because the Red Sox did not want to part with Swihart? A link would be nice. I want to stick it to my buddy who thinks that the Red Sox’s prospects are all gold.

    3. Buddy, the way you crystalize a point intrigues me… always. Keep pooping them gems out.

    4. Funny thing to me buddy is as of now, The best move was Herrera, better than any player we got in the Texas trade. I guess it just was talent mistake by Texas. like ours and Houston on Villiar. That kid villar is really a all-star. power. average, speed. How does two teams not see it, un real .

    5. Look for Thompson or Lively to take the soon to be departed Hellickson’s spot. It strictly boils down to their performances to then. Right now it’s a toss up.

      1. Depends on how temporary the move is. Lively projects as back of rotation guy. Thompson a #3, possibly #2 – he would be a more permanent call up in my opinion.

  2. What a play by Crawford, not only to get it on his backhand but that throw from the grass and yet he puts it right on the money. One heck of a defensive play. Then Lough makes a nice catch on the next play as he got a bit turned around.

    1. Also that was a bomb from Williams, he really crushed that one over the RF fence.

      Thompson’s slider against lefties was just nasty.

        1. That line I hope it was ok that Williams jogged. Just shows that the people have imo no respect for playing the game the right way. Sad that anyone would think its okay not to hustle. I am so happy that I never taught my kids or kids I coached to do that. shame. IMO Any person who thinks its okay not to run out a grounder is just not a person who loves and values the great game of baseball. and Its disrespectful to the people like Clemente, Aaron, mays. mantle, rose and a lot of others who did it the right way.

            1. Like you ? to say that its okay to be lazy, what respect do you have for the game. Just another fan who thinks it okay no matter what a player does. Keep thinking its okay to disrespect the game. The tradition, and the beauty of what the game is to a lot of us. Why didn’t you mention all the other players.? I know why cause they made the game great but you cant see that. shame on you

            2. rocco….you have to admit….between the first inning and last inning of a game that Rose played as an active player….he busted it completely, and you have to admire that. No one denies his playing career’s exploits.
              But off the field his character did come into question.
              For many, it is hard to separate one from the other.

            3. Roccom- I don’t think I ever once said that it was okay to be lazy. (I could be wrong I sometimes open mouth and insert foot) Personally I believe that you should give it your all when you do anything (baseball, football, or life in general) otherwise you are selling yourself short. However I don’t think that it is the end of the world because Nick Williams didn’t run out a sure out. He learned and stated he learned from it. This seems to be a problem with a lot of people that think the good ol’ days were how it was supposed to be news flash the game is being played better today than ever before.
              Romus and Roccom- Pete Rose was probably the best hitter since Ted Williams and he always hustled however if you are gonna mention respect and baseball in the same sentence it’s probably not wise to use him.
              Roccom- I didn’t mention any of the other players but Mickey Mantle was a womanizer and a drunk. Personally I would rather my kids looked up to Jimmy Rollins who occasionally didn’t hustle but is an incredible human being. You also mentioned hall of famers so it’s hard to argue that the people who are the best at what they do for a living don’t try all the time.

            4. One issue with the “he learned from it” is its not the first time he’s done this before nor the first time he has said he’s learned from it.

          1. For the record, I want all my players to play hard. However, jogging on a sure out doesn’t bother me that much as long as there is hustle in the times it’s needed. JRoll always hustled in the plays that required it other than a few plays. I loved Mantle but don’t hold him up as a model for playing. He came to games drunk and couldn’t play. And Clemente, who I loved watching, was always cool and never ran hard if he didn’t need to. Personally I always hated fake hustle.

            1. Murray when you mention Clemente not running hard if he didn’t have to , I guess you saw a different guy. That guy hustled all the times I saw him. One of the greatest arms I ever saw. Now you want to say mantle hurt his team. cause he drank. Did you ever look up the things he did. Knowing all the while his family members died young. Amazing how you can even say those things. Your right jimmy Rollins knew when he hit a ball to short or second if its wasnt going to be bobbles. what a really bad line. HOW CAN HE KNOW. I am just still amazed t how people see players.

    2. Daniel I was listening to wip and Howard Eskin. He said that Crawford big flaw is he cant go well to his right. I Have seen him two times once in spring training. and once at lhv. Didn’t look like he had trouble. Wondering how people who has seen him more think of his range?

      1. He’s been working on it for two years, he has definitely improved. His range overall is very good especially up the middle and his hands are amazing.

      2. I don’t think there ‘s any problem with his range at all. At Reading sometimes he was trying to make the super play when he should have just held the ball, but so far at LHV superb defense. Dudes I sit with at Reading don’t like his footwork, but again I think he’s been just fine.

      3. It’s not a flaw. You know Eskin says anything to inflame and enrage listeners. Two years ago, they had Crawford come to Instructs to work on going to his right the “right” way. He had enough range to get in front of most balls to his right, but the Phillies wanted him to take balls to his right on his backhand. ALL balls to his right. So, he is two years into relearning something he did naturally for years.

        Since hearing/seeing this (he took 80-100 ground balls on the half-field each morning), I have noticed that some shortstops will even move left to take balls hit right at them and some balls hit to their left on their backhand.

  3. Historical team in Reading were seeing. I wouldn’t move Cozens or Hoskins until Aug at earliest. Let them both expand their potential thru this arms race in comfy park.

    Nick Williams is learning the lesson of lifetime. The way to quiet negativity in Philly is thru producing. I like his upside better than JP Crawford.

  4. Tyler Viza is one of the best stories for the Phillies organization. He’s 21 y/o and playing AA ball. He’s resilient as hell. He pitched through a bloodbath season in 2014. He lost 17 games as a 19 y/o. The Phillies kept trotting him out there when most teams would have dropped him a level and get some confidence. As a 20 y/o, he improved dramatically but still hadn’t put himself on anyone’s radar. He starts A+ very successfully and now he’s moved to AA. In his 5 starts in Reading, he had a 5 hit 1 run debut outing. He followed that with a 6 hit 3 run outing. followed by a 7 hit 4 run and then a 7 hit 5 run outing. Progression is not looking good. Then he throws a 5 hit shutout yesterday. You’ve got to love the story and the fact that he’s in AA as a 21 y/o doesn’t hurt the story at all.

    Luke Maglich, the 34th rounder from USF has made a splash early in Wmsprt. He has multiple hits in his last 3 games. He’s a 34th rounder, who no one expected much from and he’s having his first 15 minutes of fame. Let him bask in it.

    If Tyler Frohwirth’s pitch speeds are right, I threw harder in little league. I guess the submarine windup is making it hard for young kids to pick up the ball out of his hand. He is a 31st rounder, who I think is related to Todd Frohwirth, and getting his 15 minutes of fame.

    1. Brad Ziegler of the DBacks was topping out at 84 against the Phillies in the last series.

    2. Bellman you kind of said what I was telling everyone in the beginning of the year. Viza was my breakout player, even though I never saw him play, which is something I never really do. is talk about a player I haven’t seen. but looking at the beating he was taking and still get promoted, Just made me think the brass though he had potential. Who moves up about getting a pounding like he did. something like 4 win and double digit losses, but still got promoted. I believe triple a is where we will see if he is a potential starter on a good team

    3. Sounds like the Phils knew what Viza was made of at an early stage and things are working out well, nice job to the scouting and player development dept both!

  5. My wife asked if I’d like to go see the New Britain Bees. It’s an independent league team. I looked at the roster and it contain a few Phormer Phuture Phillies. Anthony Hewitt is there. Greg Golson is on the team and Josh Outman and Josh Zeid is also on the team. This looks like a Philly farm team. Hewitt is hitting .206 in 51 games. He has 5 HRs and 18 RBIs. 54 K in those 51 games. I wonder if he could hit Little League pitching?

      1. Anthony Hewitt is a very misguided young man as the Phillies gave him every opportunity to make the MLB team.

  6. Let the int’l signings begin!
    Trade rumors and roster shuffling galore! Christmas in July!

    1. 8mark…..roster shuffling may not be as dramatic with international signings as like the Rule 4. Most of the kids will not be stateside for awhile, they will stay in the academies then maybe next season 2 or 3 of their top signings may get into the GCL, like Ortiz did this year..

      1. I know the int’l signings won’t affect rosters right away. Just celebrating the season of activity shaping the Phuture….thx for the clarification anyway Romus.

        1. A dozen 16 year olds! Let the money flow. I sure hope Venezuela youth leagues were good recently because our scouts sure zeroed in there with these signings.

  7. As much as I want to see Hoskins Cozens and Alfaro promoted i kind of want them to finish what they started in Reading. Not sure if there is a chance to break any individual or team records but sure is fun to watch. Also at one point they had the best record in all of baseball….looks like 29 of 40 draft picks signed…Happy July 2nd!

  8. The lead story for the day was JP getting three hits and Williams hitting an 8th inning homer in a tie game combined with Thompson’s excellent game. They represent three of our top five prospects and clearly our next wave of prospects to Philly. Add to that list an Alfaro homer and MM’s first two hit game and you have a great day for the organization. Also, I agree with the comment in Viza. The kid has battled to make himself relevant now.

    1. On Viza: I’d add: And the Phils gave him enough rope to hang himself but he hasn’t.

  9. On Mickey Mo’s first CS, the throw was way on the first base side and the SS made a nice catch and sweep tag, but you could tell by MM’s reaction that he missed the tag. He out his head down and jogged off without complaint, but I heard him in the dugout say he wasn’t tagged. Granted a good throw woukd have nailed him, but 1-2 on steals looks much different than 0-2. Probably gonna take some time to work on better lads and good jumps vs

      1. Just saw that. I don’t think Jose ended up in Ben’s final Top 50 but still seems like a significant signing. Thanks for posting.

        1. So far it looks like Bryan Gonzalez the shortstop got the biggest bonus, more than the pitcher from Venezuela Morales, who was consistently ranked higher. Interesting.

          1. Topley….no Ven kid has ever recd a bonus higher than $2.8M…Ardonys Cardona, RHP, Blue Jays in 2010. So the Phillies should be able to sign quite a few more at reasonable bonus’. Plus maybe a Red Sox FA now under their penalty.

            1. The list grow a little more for penalized teams:
              “The Cubs, Dodgers, Giants and Royals have joined the Angels, D-backs, Rays, Red Sox and Yankees among those clubs who have exceeded their bonus pool and can’t sign prospects for more than $300,000 until 2017. Also on the list is the Blue Jays, who will not be able to sign any pool-eligible players for more than $300,000 during the ’16 signing period after exceeding their bonus pool during the ’15 signing period.”
              ……Phillies continue to tow the line, which is commendable to some degree.

        2. According to Jim Salisbury’s article….good hitter but probably not a ss with his average arm.
          No word on any Panamanian kids, nor other DR kids…usually the Panamanian kids sign under the radar with little fanfare.

  10. Last sentence should have read— gonna take some time to work on better jumps and leads vs stronger competition

  11. Thanks for the velo on Cordero- could you remind us how hard Fanti throws (was throwing yesterday?)

  12. Funny thing happened in the BA hot sheet chat this week. A questioned was asked why “C” got demoted to gcl. Then the BA guy said it was because he struggled some much at lakewood. Just goes to show you that the BA guys don’t know everything.

    1. Probably an honest mistake, but it’s really kind of irresponsible for a BA “expert” to be so wrong about something. Especially if he stated the response as being factual.

    2. Baseball America’s scouting report on Henri Lartigue when he was drafted was that he was converted to catcher while he was at Ole Miss. When I talked to Lartigue yesterday I asked him about that, and he said he’s been a catcher since the first day of his freshman year in high school. He said he’s been asked about that a couple times and he has no idea how that got started.

      So, it happens, I guess.

  13. Line of the day may belong to Abdullah Aris (DSL2 RP). 3 2/3 innings, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K’s !

  14. Don’t know what to make of lwd rhp taveras. One day he looks like a potential #3 starters other days like a long releiver, or a setup man.

  15. Any pitching promotions are contingent on whether Hellickson gets traded, barring any injuries. Klentak’s posture right now is they might not move him, although I find it difficult to believe he’ll hold on to him while he has any value like he does now.

    If he does, it’s Thompson up. Lively would make it a 6man rotation come September when rosters expand.

    Velasquez is rarely going much past 5th inning even when pitching well. His pitch count is more of a determinant than actual ip (150-160 as suggested by all concerned). In that case, another arm may join the big league staff by then.

    1. Agree…Hellickson should be baited…..he is a FA after this season. The return may not be a lot but, who knows, look what Roberto Hernandez brought back a few years ago.

    2. Can’t believe Hellickson wouldn’t bring a decent return. He usually goes 6 innings and gives a good effort. Pitching is scarce, he will eat innings.

  16. Not sure where to jump in on discussion above regarding hustle and respect for the game. But I’ll start here….

    What is more troubling to me when a player “dogs” it, so to speak, isn’t that he’snot hustling per se, but that many players today are not optimizing the actual rules of the game with a greater sense of urgency.

    “You mean I can actually STEAL 2b?!?!…. Or take a calculated risk and take an extra base? Or lay down a drag bunt when the corners are asleep?”

    The unfortunate mindset for the majority of players today is “How much $$$ can I make (and NOT risk injury) in the process?” Do I blame any one of them? No. Has it steadily diminished the quality of major league play? Quid pro quo….

    1. Jimmy Rollins would have been a sure fire HOF’er instead of simply being “in the discussion” if he laid a bunt down once a week. The infield would have gotten much smaller, therefore his batting avg AND OBP would have gone up significantly. IMO

      1. Your watching a guy right now, Ryan Howard who refuses to go to left field. Selfish player who is thinking of himself and not the good of the team. I still go back to the day a team tried to put a shift on Richie Hebner. He bunted like three times in the game and got on base. But the money is the thing. and that’s a shame. I Think that’s why as I get older, I don’t go to games. If I am not paying, then it wont bother me as much, Let others pay for a guy who is lazy. I know every dime I payed to see the sixers,,. with Iverson was worth it, that kid play every game hard.

        1. roccom I couldn’t agree more. whats ironic is I remember watching at reading all those years ago and marveling how he went to left field so well. thought he was a cinch to hit .280. 3 or 4 hits to left, especially in critical situations would kill the shift. only ted Williams was good enough to beat shift. ryan ain’t ted.

    2. That’s why I will always love Utley and Rose. Hard players who got most out of their talents. No surprise Rose made 1980 possible.

  17. I have Phillies At about 2.5 mil in international signings though 5 players . 3 mil left hmm any big signings left?

  18. Upon further review, perhaps Nola would benefit from time to decompress at Lehigh. I think he’s got enough going for him maturity wise to rebound fairly soon.

    1. Could it be that Nola is tipping his pitches and the hitters have an advantage as they seem to lay off his curve ball?

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