Around the System–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Darin Ruf, 29, Phils 20th round pick in 2009; .279/.330/.490 in 208AB; 9HR 40RBI; 7%BB/22%K; .355 vs LHP; .235 vs RHP; .265 last 30 days; 27 games at 1B without an error; 13 games in the OF without an error; Ruf continues hitting lefties extremely well and playing a competent first base.  Pretty clear he is not in the Phillies future but putting up numbers for others to see.

Brock Stassi, 26, Phils 33rd round pick in 2011; .271/.381/.442 in 240AB; 6HR 36RBI; 15%BB/18%K; .315 vs LHP; .251 vs RHP; .298 in July; 56 games at 1B with 1 error (.998) Stassi has a great eye at the plate and is an above average fielder but hasnt hit for the power you need from a first base prospect.

Taylor Featherston, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2016; .273/.327/.463 in 337AB; 12HR 31RBI; 3/6SB; 5%BB/21%K; .243 vs LHP; .288 vs RHP; .248 over last 30 days; .230 with RISP; 40 games at 3B with 7 errors (.929); 23 games at 2B with 4 errors (.958); 16 games at SS with 5 errors (.943); Featherston has been a valuable piece of the Lehigh Valley infield this year, putting up good offensive numbers and showing defensive versatility.

Reading

Rhys Hoskins, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .277/.344/.553 in 347AB; 25HR 83RBI; 9%BB/24%K; .250 vs LHP; .284 vs RHP; .276 last 30 days; .297 at home; .256 on the road; 85 games at 1B with 10 errors (.987); .611 Slg % at home, .494 Slg % on the road; A deeper dive into Hoskins stats to look at the home vs road splits that are often discussed.  While markedly better at home, Hoskins road numbers are solid as well and the overall body of work is very impressive.  His fielding needs work.

Harold Martinez, 26, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .267/.317/.461 in 180AB; 8HR 37RBI; 7%BB/21%K; .279 vs LHP; .263 vs RHP; .273 in July; 51 games at 3B with 9 errors (.933); 2 games at 1B without an error; Martinez has played competently this year, providing a bit of pop when in the lineup.

Jake Fox, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2016.260/.330/.493 in 292AB; 16HR 55RBI; 8%BB/20%K; .269 vs LHP; .258 vs RHP; .211 in July; 5 games at 1B with 1 error (.980); 9 games at 3B with 2 errors (.846); 2 games in the OF without an error; 2 games caught without an error; Fox has been predominately used as a DH this year and has provided ample protention for Cozens and Hoskins in assisiting them put up monster years.  Fox remains a HR threat and a run producer but has been struggling.

Clearwater

Zach Green, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012; .264/.319/.431 in 288AB; 10HR 52RBI;.301 vs LHP; .246 vs RHP; .237 last 30 days; 4%BB/28%K; 21 games at 1B with 2 errors (.989); 4 games at 3B without an error; After missing almost all of 2015, Green has put up solid offensive numbers.  I would like to see him play a bit more in the field.

Kyle Martin, 23, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .254/.324/.422 in 315AB; 12HR 55RBI; 3/6SB ; .174 vs LHP; .287 vs RHP; .314 in July; 9%BB/20%K; 71 games at 1B without an error. Martin really struggled for a time period in June, but has come back with a strong July, and is hitting for power albeit with Howardlike splits.  Solid in the field.

Mitch Walding, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .280/.367/.457 in 300AB; 10HR 48RBI: 12%BB/27%K; .225 vs LHP; .300 vs RHP; .352 in July; 82 games at 3B with 14 errors (.936); This is a crucial year for Walding as another off season would likely lead to his release.  He is doing what he needs to do to move himself onto the map as the Reading 3B either late this season or early next season.

Lakewood

Brendon Hayden, 23, Phils 16th round pick in 2015; .268/.343/.321 in 208AB; 0HR 10RBI; 9%BB/17%K; .231 vs LHP; .280 vs RHP; .256 last 30 days; 56 games at 1B with 4 errors (.993).  The numbers project mediocrity this year.  Simply cant have a .321 slg % as a 1B.

Wilson Garcia, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .282/.290/.351 in 262AB; 1HR 35RBI; 2%BB/13%K; .279 vs LHP; .284 vs RHP; .244 last 30 days; 27 games at 1B with 3 errors (.986); 3 games caught without an error; I dont see Garcia as anything more than a lower level stop gap at 1B.

Damek Tomscha, 24, Phils 17th round pick in 2015; .278/.370/.429 in 205AB; 4HR 28RBI; 4SB; 11%BB/13%K; .303 last 30 days; 22 games in the OF with 1 error (.971); 21 games at 3B with 2 errors (.962); 9 games at 1B without an error; Tomscha probably should be playing up a level, however has spent most of the season this year with Lakewood, bouncing between corner positions, OF and IF.

DL: Jan Hernandez

Williamsport

Luis Encarnacion, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2013; .161/.204/.183 in 93AB; 0HR 5RBI; 5%BB/35%K; .276 vs LHP; .109 vs RHP.  17 games at 1B with 3 errors.  It has been very ugly thus far.

Darick Hall, 21, Phils 14th round pick in 2016; .219/.345/.411 in 73AB; 3HR 7RBI; 8%BB/28%K; .381 vs LHP. 154 vs RHP; 14 games at 1B with 2 errors (.986)

Lucas Williams, 19, Phils 3rd round pick in 2015; .233/.300/.315 in 73AB; 1HR 5RBI; 4SB; 8%BB/23%K; 19 games at 3B with 6 errors (.902); Has missed a week plus injured.

Evan Rogers, 22, SIgned as a free agent in 2016; .316/.395/.658 in 38AB between GCL and Williamsport; 2HR 11RBI; 6 games at 3B without an error; 6 games at SS with 1 error.

GCL

Edwin Rodriguez, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2013; Hitting .222 in 36AB; 0HR 2RBI

Caleb Eldridge, 21, Phils 20th round pick in 2016; Hitting .171 in 35AB; 0HR 3RBI

Raul Rivas, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2014; Hitting .178 in 45AB; 0HR 4RBI

Danny Zardon, 21, Phils 17th round pick in 2016; Hitting .231 in 39AB; 0HR 3RBI

 

7 thoughts on “Around the System–Corner Infield

  1. Can see Featherston having a role on the Phillies next year……after all he is Matt Klentak’s guy from the Angels Rule 5 in 2015.
    But he should be able to play some sort of a utility role.

    1. No need to have Featherston, Galvis and Blanco on the team. In fact you probably only need one of those three. I actually think that as much flak as Galvis gets because he is a pretty bad MLB starter, he would be a very good utility guy. Featherston is AAA material for me. His defense can be brutal too. As in, hell boot a routine grounder in a tie game and cost you the game brutal. Hes fine to have in the org, but AAAA guy.

      1. Agree that Galvis is the quintessential utility infielder. Gives you enough pop to contribute offensively though not an everyday player.

        1. So is Bourjos who might be gone by Aug 1. Business is business. Plus Matt’s got other voices in his ear.

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