Box Score Recap – 7/6/2016

Mickey Moniak was not in the GCL line up today.  Nor did I see him around the Complex. However, Ray Burris was on an adjacent field watching Tom Windle throw a live batting practice.  Windle was recently placed on the DL with an ankle sprain.  The two batters he faced were Aaron Altherr and Mark Laird.  Both hitters are working their way through their on rehabs.

With today’s transactions, only three players remain unassigned – C Greg Brodzinski, OF Mark Laird (7-day DL, but not on a roster), and recently signed RHP Trevor Bettencourt.

2015 draft pick, Ben Pelletier, made his professional debut in RF today, but hadn’t batted before the game was suspended.

Lehigh Valley (50-37) Shut out Scranton, 2-0, behind Jake Thompson’s 3-hit pitching over seven innings.  Daniel Stumpf (0.00) threw another shutout inning as his suspension nears its end.  He has thrown eight innings without allowing a run.  Andrew Bailey struck out two in a clean inning and picked up a save in his first rehab appearance.  J.P. Crawford had 3 hits.  Andrew Knapp and Brosk Stassi (.250) had 2 hits apiece.  Stassi had both RBI (30).

  • #1 Crawford (.254) went 3-4.
  • #2 Thompson (7-5, 2.58) – 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 99 pitches/57 strikes.
  • #3 Williams (.289) went 1-4.
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.266) went 2-3 with a double and BB.
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #17 Cordero – DL, rehabbing at the Complex in Clearwater.
  • #23 Sweeney (.223) went 0-3 with a BB and 2 K.
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (3-2, 3.86) – DNP.

Reading (61-25) was beaten by an inferior Richmond team (33-52), 9-0.  Tyler Viza (2-2, 4.46) pitched into the seventh inning but was touched for 5 runs.  Miguel Nunez (2.49) couldn’t retire a batter while allowing 2 inherited runs to score.  Newly promoted Matt Hockenberry stranded three runners, but allowed three of his own the next inning.  The Phils had 3 hits.  Jesse Valentin (.291) had a double.  Angelo Mora (.261) walked twice.

  • #6 Alfaro (.289) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #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 (.284) went 0-3 with a BB.
  • #22 Cozens (.280) went 0-4.
  • #27 Brown (.225) went 0-3.

Clearwater (47-35) Held on to beat Lakeland, 7-6.  Elniery Garcia came off the DL to throw 91 pitches in 5.2 innings.  Ulises Joaquin came in to earn a 5-out save.  Mitch Walding (.272) had 3 hits.  Chace Numata (.278) had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Kyle Martin (.246) hit his 12th HR.  He went 1-3 with 2 walks.

  • #11 Kingery (.289) went 0-4 with a BB.
  • #12 Canelo (.246) went 1-4 with an RBI (34).
  • #14 Tocci (.273) went 2-4 with an RBI (32).
  • #15 Eshelman (4-2, 3.54) was promoted to Reading.
  • #20 Tirado – assigned to Lakewood.
  • #21 Garcia (7-2, 2.49) – 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR.

Lakewood (35-48) Beat Delmarva, 7-1.  Franklyn Kilome had a nice line until you see the five walks.  Still, 3 hits and 7 strike outs are a positive sign.  Jeff Singer struck out five in two innings.  Grenny Cumana (.295) went 4-4 with a HBP and 2 RBI (19).  Josh Tobias (.302) went 3-4 with a HR (7) and 2 RBI (50).  Carlos Duran (.265) went 2-4 with 2 RBI (18(.

  • #5 Randolph – DL, shoulder, rehabbing in GCL games in Clearwater.
  • #8 Kilome (2-7, 4.97) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 7 K, 83 pitches/51 strikes.
  • #20 Tirado – DNP.
  • #24 Pujols (.232) went 0-3 with 2 BB and 2 K.
  • #29 Grullon (.240) went 1-5 with a double.

Williamsport (10-10) Lost to Connecticutt, 2-1.  Felix Paulino (5.79) was charged with an unearned run in six innings.  Grant Dyer (1-1, 3.86) struck out the side while surrendering the lead in his one inning.  The Crosscutters outhit the Tigers 9-4, but could only manage one unearned run on Lucas Williams (.229) RBI single in the first inning.

  • #16 Medina (2-0, 0.00) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (7-2) Suspended after the completion of the top of the third inning with the GCL Tigers East leading 1-0.  The game will be completed tomorrow.  Mickey Moniak was mot in the line up.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.294) DNP.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.308)

DSL Phillies (10-18) Beat the DSL Rays1, 4-3.

  • Dixon Gutierrez (.330) went 2-4 with a double.
  • Keudy Bocio (.241) went 1-3 with a double, RBI, and 2 BB.
  • Jonathan Guzman (.303) went 1-4 an RBI and sacrifice.

DSL Phillies2 (12-14) Lost to the DSL Rangers2, 6-5.  Rafael Marchan made his first appearance, as DH,  in almost a month and went 2-4 (.222).

  • Leonel Aponte (2-2, 3.16) DNP.
  • Carlos Oropeza (.241) went 1-2 with an RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/6 – LHP Kyle Young assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/6 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/6 – RHP Ismael Cabrera assigned to Clearwater Threshers from GCL Phillies.
  • 7/6 – Clearwater Threshers placed CF Herlis Rodriguez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 5, 2016.
  • 7/6 – Matt Hockenberry assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater Threshers.
  • 7/6 – Clearwater Threshers activated LHP Elniery Garcia from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 7/6 – Philadelphia Phillies sent RHP Andrew Bailey on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.
  • $190,160 remains available for over slot payments
  • 2016 Draft Tracker is up to date.

58 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/6/2016

  1. I’ve seen Brodzinski with LHV more than once, including their recent 2-game series in Scranton. If I’m not mistaken, he’s the bullpen catcher. Is that common for guys who don’t have a level assignment, or do you have any idea if that’s his permanent role?

  2. OT- I think it should get recognized that Chase Utley went 6-7 yesterday for the Dodgers. Congrats to him. Still producing at ..what 37 years old?

  3. Nick Williams has very quietly hit in 8 straight games and 18 of his last 19 and 26 of his last 29. In April he hit .299, .303 in June and .296 so far in July. His down month was May when he hit .267 but he also hit 4 of his 8 HRs in that month. He’s coming along very well for any prospect but being 22 y/o makes it even better.

    Alfaro has 7 BBs in his last 4 games. He has a total of 12 all season long.

    Kyle Martin has picked it up a bit lately. Hitting .314 in his last 10 games with 4 HRs and 9 RBIs. A really good thing to see is his 7 BBs over those 10 games to only 6 Ks. I think he’s getting more comfortable with A+ and taking what the opponent is giving him. In May he hit rock bottom, hitting .172/.208/.303. In June, it looks like he was more patient as his triple slash was .263/.352/.395. He walked more in June than in April and May combined. In July, it’s .313/.476/.813 with an OPS of almost 1.3. I was getting a little worried about him but now I enjoy seeing his daily stats.

    If Kilome’s pitch count is correct, he had 51 strikes and 32 balls. Since he walked 5, his pitch count excluding the 5 BBs was 51 strikes to 12 balls. He walked 1 in the 1st, 2 in the second, 1 in the 3rd and 1 in the 4th. None of the BBs scored in fact Deivi Grullon threw 2 out trying to steal second and a double play wiped out a 3rd. He struck out the side in 5th with 2 of them requiring Grullon to get an assist at 1st base. I think it was good outing by Kilome but he should take Grullon out for a steak dinner.

    Jeff Singer hasn’t given up run of any kind in 12 IP. He’s given up 3 hits and has 17 Ks. That’s pretty good for a local boy signed as a free agent. Oh yeah, he’s doing it in A ball. He stunk up the Independent league last year. Something’s changed and it’s great for the development staff to find him and bring him along.

    Carlos Duran’s played in only 45 games this year but he has 10 SBs. He’s improved in that department.

    1. And we can add JP to the list of steadily improving. Finally got his OPS over 700.

    2. I think there’s a new disease it’s Called walking Pujols did twice last night Alfaro has it too. Martin seems to have it, watch out there obp will over up.

    1. That nice having 4 top 50 guys (and the number 1) not to mention we might have 4-6 in the back 51-100. Might have the likes of Knapp (has put up solid numbers from behind the plate in AAA) , Cozens (Great avg for him while he’ll end up leading or close to leading MiLB in HR and RBI), Hoskin (See Cozens, even if he is a 1B he should get some love at this point), Moniak (Number 1 player picked should be enough, Medina (had some helium coming into the season and so far hasn’t disappointed), Quinn (while being hurt his numbers for the year haven’t dropped him out of the top 100) all in the running for back of the top 100 spots. Appel and Randolph prob drop off.

  4. I am really impressed with J.P. Crawford. Its a short time .but what a adjustment so far. Hitting 333 in last ten games. 332 obp. And only 21 yrs. old. I also heard. but don’t know for sure. That is fielding has been really good. The Phillies moved this kid up from reading, when he was hitting 265. after only 36 games. I believe its because his obp was almost 400, They thought he could handle the move to triple a at a young age.

  5. those pesky Flying Squirrels- 34 runs in 3 games against Reading.

    Aaron Brown’s average keeps going lower with no power playing in a hitters park. Is next year too early to think about having him pitch?

  6. Thompson and JP with big games, very exciting. Thompson is a Hellickson trade away from the Phils rotation and he clearly looks ready. Hard to figure Reading’s lineup laying down for a few days. Tobias appears to be a LF now. Interesting..

    1. With Tobias in LF and Randolph getting ready to come off DL, what happens? Tobias could move up but he’s learning a new position. Randolph could move to Wmsprt. Randolph could be jumped to CLW (probably not going to happen). Could Randolph got to RF?

      1. Just like Murray said – Jake is just a trade away to the majors. Moving Morgan and SevGon to the pen also cleared his way, Buch will probably not see the majors this year.

        If Hellickson will not be traded, I hope he plays good enough to qualify for QO (so the Phils get a comp pick!).

  7. The slash line looks ugly to an extent, especially with the K rate so high, but Jose Pujols 15 homers with Lakewood is real pop. That amount of round trippers in the Sally League at the beginning of July is true plus power. His frame (6’5, 175) definitely factors into a long swing path and several levers engaging into his mechanics. Don’t give up on him just yet. We have to remember that Hewitt, Greene, Walding etc. were all “highly touted prospects” during their Lakewood years. Pujols thunder trounces those busts.

      1. I just don’t get it, I know more well known drafted players get more recognition in certain instances but how can Dominic smith make the futures 1b over Rhys?

        1. Dom Smith was linked to the Phillies during the runup to the 2013 draft. The Mets took him with the 11th pick in the 1st round. The Phils took Crawford that year and what a good choice that was. Dom wouldn’t have been a horrible pick. He’s hit at every level on his way up the Mets Organization. He’s hitting .280/.341/.441 with 10 HRs and 58 RBIs in AA. Did I mention he is 21 y/o like JP? Hoskins has the better numbers but he is a college guy who is 2 years older. Also the maximum number of players per organization is 2. The rosters are chosen by Baseball America magazine. The Phils have Cozens on the roster. A lot of arguments can be made for Hoskins over Cozens but maybe they wanted an OF’er and felt 1B was pretty easy to fill with Dom Smith.

        2. Being 11th overall does play into it but I think those that vote for Futures probably give more weight to age/level

        3. You’ll need to learn that age plays a big factor in prospect rankings. Dominic Smith is 21 and young for AA. Hoskins is more or less age-appropriate for AA.

  8. I would really like to hear who you guys would compare Jake Thompson to. He seems to be durable and have some pitch-ability, but isn’t a strikeout guy.

  9. That last 1 star was me- couldn’t resist. thrilled with Thompson’s progression . With Valentin hitting at Reading, we have a nice trio of 2B at LW/CW/Rea

  10. Grenny Cumana – SS (Age 20), 5’5″ 145 lbs, Switch Hitter (but RH dominant), signed as IFA on 2013 – he is starting to catch my attention. SS with plus speed, good contact ability and low K%. Another potential INF (2B/SS) that we can keep an eye on. As soon as C will be reassigned in LWD, I will try to watch a game or two to see him play.

    1. Not sure when C will get re-assigned. He hasn’t been playing much. Wondering if re-aggravated his injury.

      1. Apparently tonight. He was pulled from the morning GCL game and listed as starting for Lakewood tonight,

      1. @FrankF – i will be glad if Gumana will be Altuve light – his speed, contact and low K% profiles well for a 2B.

      2. I remember the first time I meet Romus , He told me Eddie Gaedel was his uncle. That’s why romus loves baseball so much.

  11. That was a heck of a GCL game today. It said it took 30 minutes to play and had a 19 minute delay. ps I know it was a completion of the previous day’s game.

    1. This GCL team may be as fun as the Reading team to follow. Loads of talented young prospects down there. Moniak, Ortiz, Brito, Stobbe, Stephen, Pelletier, Pickett (when he finally gets healthy), Gowdy, Fanti, Kyle Young. Sixto Sanchez may be the sleeper prospect down there (just 17 YO, only 5’10” 160 lbs, but throwing 92-95)

      1. @Hinkie – i echo the same sentiment. I’ve been drooling about the GCL OF and SP prospects in the older threads – a lot of exciting young hitting prospects (MM, Ortiz, Stephen, Stobbe, Lenin, Brito) and live arms (Fanti, Stewart, Gowdy, Young) and potential sleepers (Carrasco, Sanchez, BenPel, Kelzer, Hall) and lottery/steals (Pickett, Nunez, Brown, Miller).

        the current GCL will probably the source of the next wave of reinforcements around 2020.

        Stobbe finally get his hit(s)!!

  12. great performance by Thompson, but it seems like he is not striking out a ton of people. Hard to compain about him, but I wouldn’t mind my top pitching prospect to have a bit higher k rate.

    1. Give me a starting pitcher who throws under 100 pitches/9ip and half the Ks any day. I’m weary of the 100/5ip power arms. That’s just me.

  13. Fanti on the hill the GCLP now- anyone had any velocity reports on him this year?

  14. 8mark I agree if they are pitching efficiently like that in the majors, but I get worried that a guy in triple a is not striking out a lot of guys that his success may not translate well or at all. I would rather Thompson have a line where he has 3ERs and 9ks than OER and 3ks.

      1. If he were american he would have just finished his junior year of high school. I realize sss and all, but i don’t remember any GCL prospect producing like this. I remember reports that said we over paid because we had promised him $4m but then had a down year but still gave him the money we promised, if keeps this up I will say he is well worth it. I have to agree that this gcl team is probably one of the most exciting gcl teams in recent memory.

        1. One of the best GCL teams, one of the best AAA teams, and maybe the best AA team ever.

          1. good stuff. The AA team i always think of is the 1993 Harrisburg Senators, featuring Cliff Floyd, Rondell White, Shane Andrews, Curtis Pride, They finished 94-44, so Reading would need to go 35-18 to top it.

            1. My father-in-law was a season ticket holder for the Harrisburg Senators during that time so I saw probably 12-15 of their games that season.

              That team was loaded.

            2. Looked it up to refresh my memory. That team had 15 pitchers who saw time in the majors, including Joey Eischen, Yorkis Perez, Ugie Urbina, Miguel Batista, and Gabe White..

    1. @eric – i hope you are not correlating Ks with velocity. I’m not worried about Jake’s lower than expected K rate since his stuff is good enough to be better than average – 4-pitch mix with wipe out SL. i will look no farther than Eickhoff as benchmark – who I think is a decent SP with a punch out pitch – his CB. So if Jake continue to mix his pitches he can use his SL to set up the K (like when Eickhoff’s CB). The key for Jake is the consistency of his CB and CH to mix with his 2S and SL.

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