Box Score Recap – 7/4/2016

The biggest news today was that Mickey Moniak was removed from the GCL game with a possible injury.  He left under his own power and seemed to be okay.  That story was covered in this report.  During the game, Kevin Gowdy threw live batting practice on adjacent Schmidt Field.  He did so under the watchful eye of Ray Burris.  One of the batters facing Gowdy was Roman Quinn, but I didn’t see him swing at any pitches. 

Lehigh Valley (48-37) Lost to Scranton, 5-2.  James Russell (2-5, 4.55) went seven innings and gave up all five runs.  David Lough (.291) had 3 hits.  Taylor Featherston (.268) had two.

  • #1 Crawford (.238) went 0-4.
  • #2 Thompson (6-5, 2.76) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.290) went 1-4 with a double.
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.257) went 0-4.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.225) DNP.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (3-2, 3.86) – DNP.

Reading (60-24) Lost to Richmond, 18-1.  Three relievers got spanked before infielder KC Serna came on to retire the three batters he faced.  The normally potent Phils’ offense took the day off.  The one run they scored was unearned.

  • #6 Alfaro (.291) DNP.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-3, 4.32) – DNP.
  • #15 Eshelman (1-0, 5.40) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (7-4, 3.31) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.282) went 0-4.
  • #22 Cozens (.285) DNP.
  • #27 Brown (.229) went 0-1.

Clearwater (45-35) Lost to Lakeland, 10-5.  Yacksel Rios (4.89) gave up 8 runs (7 ER) in five innings.  Jesen Therrien (2.10) struck out three in two innings.  He was charged with 2 unearned runs.  The Threshers committed three errors.  Joe DeNato struck out the side in his one inning.

Malquin Canelo and Scott Kingery combined for 7 hits and 3 RBIs at the top of the order.  Canelo, Derek Campbell (3), and Cord Sandberg (4) each hit a solo home run.

  • #11 Kingery (.293) went 3-5 with an RBI (22).
  • #12 Canelo (.250) went 4-5 with a double, HR (3), and 2 RBI (32).
  • #14 Tocci (.269) DNP.
  • #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 (34-47) Beat Delmarva, 6-1.  Alberto Tirado pitched five innings and threw 85 pitches.  He allowed a run and struck out seven.  Sutter McLoughlin (2.78) followed with six strike outs in three shutout innings.  Grenny Cumana (.277) had 4 hits.  Carlos Duran and Jose Pujols had 2 RBIs each.  Pujols hit his 15th HR.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing in GCL games in Clearwater.
  • #8 Kilome (1-7, 5.23) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 85 pitches/52 strikes.
  • #24 Pujols (.234) went 1-4 with a HR (15), 2 RBI (47), and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.241) went 0-4.

Williamsport (10-8) Lost to Connecticutt, 3-1.  JoJo Romero made his debut.  H epitched two scoreless innings.  Cole Irvin followed in his debut and got saddled with the loss when he was charged with 2 unearned runs.  Jake Kelzer pitched the final inning and also gave up an unearned run.  The Crosscutters’ defense was guilty of four errors.

  • #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (6-2) Lost to the GCL Pirates, 4-2.  Mickey Moniak left the game after beating a relay throw to first on a double play attempt.  He was removed from the game as a precaution.

Will Stewart gave up four runs on four hits in 4.0 innings.  His FB was 86-87, t88-89 mph.

Jimmy Cordero pitched 2.0 innings and struck out three.  He pitched around a leadoff triple to the first batter he faced.  (I scored the hit a double with an E8F when Moniak bobbled the ball on the warning track.)  He walked a batter.  His FB was 94-96 mph, but he threw mostly off speed pitches.  When he took the mound, a lot of players and personnel crowded behind the radar guns.  I heard the young pitchers marvel at the velocity on his 89 mph slider and 84 mph change up.

Andrew Brown struck out two in two innings.  His FB was upper 80s, t90 mph.

Nine of the Philies first 12 outs were via strike out.  The first two Pirates’ pitchers struck out 11 Phillies in six innings.  Their 2016 second round pick, Travis MacGregor (a local kid) struck out four batters in 1.1 innings.  It was his professional debut.

Moniak struck out twice.  Randolph was caught looking twice on curve balls.  Edwin Rodriguez struk out 3 times.  Josh Stephen was caught looking twice.

Jhailyn Ortiz hit his first professional home run.  He cleared the left field fence on Ashburn Field by so much that fronds from a palm tree that the ball passed through fell onto the field.  He also lined a double down the left field line and was struck by a pitched ball during the at bat after the home run.  He reached base during his fourth at bat on a fielding error by the second baseman.  The official scorer scored it as a base hit.  I’m sorry but you can’t convince me that “Jhailyn Ortiz singles on a ground ball to second baseman Nelson Jorge. Edwin Rodriguez to 2nd” is even possible.  But the scorers sometimes don’t see the bobbles that the rest of us see.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.294) went 0-3.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.308) went 3-3 with a double and HR.

DSL Phillies (9-16) Lost to the DSL Red Sox1, 2-1.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.333) went 0-3.
  • Keudy Bocio (.231) went 0-4.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.307) went 1-3.

DSL Phillies2 (12-12) Beat the DSL Astros Orange, 6-3.  Jesus Henriquez (.344) and Wilman Silva (.263 had 3 hits apiece.  Silva also had 2 RBI.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.16) DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.232) went 0-4.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/4 – The Phillies announced the signing of 2016 #26 draft pick,  RHP Trevor Bettencourt on July first.  He has been present at the Complex the past few days.
  • 7/4 – RHP Seranthony Dominguez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport.
  • 7/4 – LHP Jonathan Hennigan 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.

66 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/4/2016

  1. I’ve been very negative on Tirado this year so I want to commend him on a very good outing yesterday. The height challenged Cumana with 4 hits… nice. In fact, Philly leadoff hitters in the top 6 levels were 12 – 23. It didn’t equate to wins as the top 6 went 1 – 5.

    Adrian Acosta, the former catcher, continues to pitch well in long relief. 21 IP, 10 hits, 2 ERs, 12 Ks and 7 BBs. The BBs are frightening but his .83 ERA and .78 WHIP are pretty darn good.

  2. Kingery has been hot and as his average approaches 300, I think he’s close to a promotion. Congrats to Dominguez who could have nice upside potential. Ortiz with his first dinger, surely not his last. 17? He oozes with potential. Also, Pujols still with the low average but with 15 homers. If he can continue to improve his pitch recognition and his contact rate he could become a top 10 prospect. Tirado throwing strikes? Fingers crossed.

    1. And what to do with Rupp , who keeps improving…. Guess we have another year to work that out..

      1. Rupp has leadership qualities any team would want and is getting better defensively. Looks like he is learning much from Chooch.

        1. Yes…sell high, but you need a market, contenders who will need him for the stretch. And the only ones I can see right now, that can truly need him, are the Pirates, Indians, Mariners (????), and the Rangers maybe as a chance.
          Most all of the other contenders have catchers in place and getting Rupp as their back-up negates some of the return value.

          1. I honestly think he will have more value in the offseason. Wouldn’t trape rupp at the deadline.

  3. Yesterday was a Holiday so Im acting like the games didnt happen! Except J Ortiz…Ill count that!

  4. Phils sign Simon Muzziotti…for 750k…he was one of Boston minor leaguers declared as a free agent!

    1. Wow, good addition. only $450K goes against signing bonuses as first $300K doesn’t count.

  5. Cubs 1b prospect Dan Vogelbach is blocked by Rizzo. Beast at the plate. What would it take to acquire him since 1b is the most unsettled position in Phillies organization?

    1. With how far the Phillies are away and how well Hoskins has played this far this year you hold off on a trade for a guy one league above,but that is just my opinion

    2. If it’s something reasonable I could see philly trying to do get him. His OBP is pretty impressive and his k/Bb is impressive as well. Maybe a bullpen arm like Nerris would get it done.

    3. If you are going to try to get a guy like Vogelbach, why not also include 2B Ian Happ in the trade? Both are blocked in the Cubs org. and both are close to MLB ready. One is top 5 on their list and Vogelbach is low teens.
      Cubs need pitching. Phillies have plenty of RHPs in their system.

        1. Like you mentioned Neris, as one of the relievers……and maybe Thompson or Eflin for the Happ portion of the deal..

            1. Not me Chad I just wanted to get into fantasy Cubs love their bats and the Phillies love there pitchers . Like Macphail said I could always get bats . He said he’d spend to get a pitcher or trade if needed . I don’t think he’d trade his top pitching prospect . The just drafted 3 power 1st bats already have TJ , Hoskins , Martin, Encarnacion he’s only 18, Hall etc. Plus 2 billion in the bank.

            2. I think Eflin and Hoskins just added to their value tonight.

              Let’s not be so quick to trade our future in order to secure our future.

          1. I think Thompson straight up for Happ is reasonable. Although I would rather it be Efflin for Happ but I doubt the Cubs would do that.

            1. if we’re talking blocked second baseman on contending teams we could trade with, what about Jurickson Profar from Texas?

      1. thought Vogelbach is a probably DH, and isnt the jury still out on Happ being able to actually play second base?

        1. From what I’ve heard Happ seems like he will be able to play second he just needs more time there and Vogelbach can play 1st he would just be a liability (due to range) so he is obviously better suited as a DH.

  6. I finally got around to re-shuffling my top 10 from Feb. I think I would go

    Crawford (same)
    Alfaro (up from 11)
    Williams (same)
    Thompson (down from 2)
    Hoskins (up from 9)
    Cozens (up from 14)
    Randolph (down from 5)
    Knapp (down from 4)
    Moniak (new)
    Kingery (up from 18)

    Out of my top 10 are Quinn, Appel, Pinto and Kilome. I think I would slot Gowdy in at 14 and Stobbe 27.

    But what I like most as I stare at my list is some players 20-30 who I think can play in the MLB if only as some type of a back-up or Bull Pen Role.

      1. Sure for me it’s mostly about how our coaches have raved about his make-up and willingness to get better and stay behind the plate. He’s got some more work to do I know but I think he is a budding star.

        In Feb I think I worried about his ability to make consistent contact and of course the walk rate is still a valid concern but I think those are things that can come along with maturity.

          1. Yes Thompson is pitching well and it never feels good to drop a guy in your rankings but 2-4 isn’t in my mind a big knock on his ability to pitch in CBP. I am pretty big on K/Rate and his drop from 8-6.4 combined with the rough start gives me some pause as to what he will be at the next level.

        1. Alfaro’s walk rate is a major concern for me. He seems to be making contact better so he has proven that he can make improvements. I am still of the opinion that Knapp can be a MLB catcher and I think he has more of an offensive floor than Alfaro so I think it’s going to be a great competition.

    1. DMAR,

      Interesting list and I like bringing Kingery up.

      I have a hard time letting Quinn go. If he comes back from oblique this season, performs and stays healthy, I’ll stay with him as a Top 10. The oblique isn’t the kind of injury that suggests his career is in jeopardy.

  7. Scott Kingery number 10 on this BA power/speed index.

    ‘The 2015 second-rounder improved his draft stock dramatically when he shifted from center field to second base as an Arizona junior, and he has rapidly developed his skills in pro ball. Kingery has produced above-average power in the Florida State League, while showing double-plus speed and the baserunning smarts to steal 21 bags in 25 tries’.

    1. I like Kingery a lot he seems to me to be a Chase Utley light version. I dont think he will ever be a big time home run hitter but I think he will be a big time gap power guy.
      On another note the Phuture Philly who never was is ranked 4th, but man his k rate is high.

    2. Kinda suprised cozens didn’t make the list. I know he isn’t a burner, but he obviously has power and has good basest ealing insticts. I guess he isn’t your prototypical 20/20 guy.

  8. Over the last three drafts, have seen the Phillies sign 59 of their top 60 picks (first 20 picks per draft)
    2016….the exception, for the first 20, was injured Alex Wo. at number 15.

  9. Jhalyn Ortiz back at it. He hit his second HR today. 2 for 4 on the day… now batting .333

    1. GCL Phillies win 5-3 in 12 innings. Ortiz ends up 2 for 6, hits his second HR. Moniak didn’t play. Stephen tripled. That’s a pretty talented team. They’re off to a 7-2 start.

      1. On the downside, Stobbe is 0 – 16 with 3 Ks and a BB. 4 games is not enough to make anything out of it but I’d like to see him get going.

  10. Great stuff on Kingery. He could turn out to be as good as they had hoped picking him so early in that draft. Pedroia comes to mind should Kingery eventually gain more power over time….his 2b fielding is supposedly superior…and he can steal bases at/near the top of the lineup. It seems that the front office is delighted. Yes, move him up to Reading for the last half of the season which would allow lower moves upward for Tobias, and etc.
    I am curious why there is so much talk here about trading Rupp. He has developed into a better than average catcher hitter….and it seems that pitchers are glad to be working with him. He does show a growing command of the game from behind the plate…and has a pretty good arm.
    So…why be ready to trade him? Neither coming minor lg catchers is now or will be ready to be a front line catcher even in ’17.Knapp and Alfaro….Knapp needs more defensive polish as does Alfaro as well in proper framing of pitches and calling a game. And, Knapp’s superior offense has yet to show itself this season…and Alfaro walks too few times and Ks a bit too much….but they both have to potential to be MLB catchers…but more development in ’17 is needed.

    1. Art- I think some of the trade Rupp talks come from the fact that a lot of people think he is playing above his ability so if a team is willing to overpay for his current play let them. If the Phillies did trade him I would imagine they would be looking for a veteran MLB catcher for next year to help mentor knapp.

    2. Yes I don’t get it either, Rupp looks to be a,solid offensive catcher. He is better than the minor leaguers that are coming I wouldn’t dismiss how valuable he could be. Hope they get a good return

      1. I think catchers are the last thing you want to trade at mid-season; unless a desperate team, maybe dealing with injuries, is willing to overpay. Only contenders would be in the market and contending teams would favor catchers from within their system whom their pitchers have worked with. So the market at least now would be soft.

  11. Reading Fightin’ Phils have just gone ham on Giants top pitching prospect Tyler Beede. Trailing 4-0 entering the fifth inning, they batted around and scored six runs. The Bash Brothers knocked in all six runs. Jorge Alfaro walked with the bases loaded. Dylan Cozens singled in two runs. Rhys Hoskins took Beede deep for a 3 run HR. They’re a fun team.

    1. Reading GM was at the Phillies game tonight he interviewed with Murphy . Would love to have his job this yr. See Hinkie we don’t stinking Cubs 1st baseman . TJ with with a bomb tonight 2 for 4 , Hoskins with a bomb too .

  12. We finally have some good young players and you want to trade all of them, this is crazy.


    1. Wayne,

      Agree. I understand the fun of thinking of trade scenarios, but why trade outstanding young players hoping what you get in return are outstanding young players?

      Let’s build.

      And remember, the old saying that one in hand is worth two in the bush is an oft-said saying for a reason.

    1. No, it wasn’t – it was in the top of the inning, but it’s still great to see.

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