Box Score Recap – 7/25/2016

There was a lot of activity as several transactions were conducted.  Jesse Valentin and Scott Kingery were both promoted, no accompanying move yet for Clearwater.

Roman Quinn made his first rehab start in Clearwater.

With all the rain outs, there were only a few good performances to report.  Tyler Viza tossed a two-hitter over seven innings for Reading.  Rhys Hoskins hit his 29th home run.

Nick Fanti picked up his third win for the GCL Phillies, this one in relief..

17-year old catcher Rafael Marchan is probably deserving of some notice.  He had another productive game for the DSL Phillies2 and has kept his average well over .300 for about two weeks now after roughly 80 at bats.

Lehigh Valley (61-41)  Postponed, rain.

  • #1 Crawford (.267) .
  • #2 Thompson (9-5, 2.29) – DNP.
  • #3 Williams (.287) .
  • #4 Appel – DL, season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur.
  • #9 Knapp (.266) .
  • #13 Eflin (5-2, 2.90) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #23 Sweeney (.234) .
  • #26 Asher – Restricted List.
  • #28 Ramos (0.38) – promoted to Philadelphia.
  • #30 Lively (4-4, 3.86) – DNP.

Reading (69-33)  Beat Binghamton, 1-0.  Tyler Viza (4-3, 3.67) pitched a seven inning two-hitter.  He walked two and struck out five.  Miguel Nunez  (2.61) picked up his 12th save despite two hits in his one inning.  The Phils managed only two hits.  Rhys Hoskins home run provided the only scoring.  Scott Kingery made his first start for Reading and went hitless.  Andrew Pullin picked up an outfield assist.

  • #6 Alfaro (.287) went 0-3.
  • #7 Quinn (.288) DL, oblique, rehabbing with the GCL Phillies.
  • #10 Pinto – (3-4, 4.63) – DNP.
  • #11 Kingery (.000) went 0-3.
  • #15 Eshelman (2-0, 5.94) – DNP.
  • #18 Pivetta – (9-5, 3.47) – DNP.
  • #19 Hoskins (.286) went 1-2 with a HR (29), HBP, and RBI (91).
  • #22 Cozens (.279) 1-4 with with a BB and 2 RBI (84).
  • #27 Brown (.225) DL, retroactive to 7/10, wrist.

Clearwater (59-40)  DNP.

  • #12 Canelo (.249) .
  • #14 Tocci (.271) .
  • #17 Cordero – (5.63) – .
  • #21 Garcia (8-2, 2.50) – DNP.

Lakewood (46-53)  Postponed, rain.

  • #5 Randolph (.250) .
  • #8 Kilome (3-7, 4.46) – DNP.
  • #20 Tirado (2-1, 5.22)- .
  • #24 Pujols (.229) .
  • #29 Grullon (.245) .

Williamsport (22-14)  Postponed, rain.

  • #16 Medina (4-0, 1.14) – DNP.

GCL Phillies (20-7) Beat the GCL Tigers West, 7-6.  Harold Arauz (7.71) made his second rehab start and couldn’t get out of the first inning.  Andrew Brown (2.19) pitched thru the conclusion of the third inning giving up two hits and striking out three.

Nick Fanti (3-0, 1.63) pitched the next five innings and allowed two runs on five hits striking out six.  Tyler Frohwirth (3.24) picked up his fifth save.

Roman Quinn made his first rehab start and got an infield single in three at bats.  Mickey Moniak tied the game in the seventh inning with a three-run triple.  Jose Antequera (.294) had two hits.

  • #? Mickey Moniak (.312) went 1-4 with a triple and 3 RBI (19).
  • #? Kevin Gowdy (0-1, 4.50) – DNP.
  • #? Cole Stobbe (.308) went 1-3.
  • #25 Jhailyn Ortiz (.296) DNP.
  • #? Josh Stephen (.306) entered as a replacement for Quinn and walked in one AB.
  • #?Justin Miller (0-0, 4.15) – DNP.
  • #? Andrew Brown (0-0, 2.19) – 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.
  • #? Will Stewart (1-1, 4.76) – DNP.
  • #? Nick Fanti (2-0, 1.19) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
  • Sanchez (3-0, 0.67) – DNP.

DSL Phillies (19-24)  Beat the DSL Marlins, 6-1.  Oscar Marcelino (1-6, 3.57) held the Marlins to one run on seven hits in six innings.  He issue no walks and struck out four.

  • Jonathan Guzman (.287) went 2-3 with 2 BB.
  • Keudy Bocio (.205) went 1-2 with a BB and HBP.
  • Simon Muzziotti (.259) went 2-4 with a triple, BB, and 3 RBI.
  • Dixon Gutierrez (.280) went 0-5.

DSL Phillies2 (23-20)  Beat the DSL Mets2, 5-3.

  • Leonel Aponte (2-4, 3.02) – .
  • Carlos Oropeza (.188) went 0-4.
  • Rafael Marchan (.346) went 1-2 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Extra Innings:

  • 7/25 – Phillies placed 2B Andres Blanco on the 15-Day DL. Fractured left index finger.
  • 7/25 – Phillies sent OF Aaron Altherr on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley.
  • 7/25 – Phillies recalled Taylor Featherston from Lehigh Valley.
  • 7/25 – LHP Daniel Stumpf returned to Kansas City from Philadelphia.
  • 7/25 – 2B Jesmuel Valentin assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
  • 7/25 – RHP Jimmy Cordero assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • 7/25 – Reading sent OF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/25 – 2B Scott Kingery assigned to Reading from Clearwater.
  • Organization Rosters are up to date.

61 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/25/2016

  1. Roman Quinn is back baby! I know a lot of people who comment here hate on him because he can’t stay healthy, but he undeniably brings excitement and athleticism to the diamond; reminds me of a young Kenny Lofton.

    1. I don’t think it’s hating on Quinn to temper expectations for a prospect who is often injured.

    2. he reminds me a bit of kyle brady but looser swing, let’s hope he doesn’t have the same demons off the field :/

    3. I love Quinn and am rooting hard for him. But to keep myself in check, I just tell myself that he’s never going to make it because of injuries. I hope to be pleasantly surprised one day.

    4. Don’t believe that anyone on here “hates” Quinn. In fact most seem to be high on him as a prospect. However, until he can play a full season and show the ability to remain healthy, he’s an afterthought as a long term CF option.

      1. Actually, you’re wrong. I hate him. Hate everything about him. I want nothing more than for him to fail miserably and be unemployed by year end. I feel the same way about all of our prospects that are not ranked in the top 30 or are not among my “sleeper” or “breakout” candidates. I hate their guts.

        1. Before someone starts complaining – OF COURSE, I’M JOKING! I’ve been high on Quinn for a long time and his talent remains tantalizing. Also, my wife and I observed him in spring training (he was happy to pose for pictures) and he seems to be a delightful person. I like him a lot and am rooting for him.

      1. Agreed. Caught a glimpse of the elusive Melvin Matos in the on-deck circle in the video as well.

    1. Gotta love the triple to left field, don’t see that to often. I love that he just goes with the pitch and hits a hard liner. He doesnt try to pull it and roll it over to the second baseman. Other then Bo Bichette, many of the early high school draftees have struggled (at least as of a week or so ago when the last time I looked at other teams) So great to see our guys finding success

  2. money bags might be the best prospect since mitch walding…hope he keeps it up since it’s still early to call him a super star

  3. Someone on this blog keeps pointing out Luis Ramirez on the DSL2 team. He’s 18 y/o from Venezuela but he’s in his 1st year of professional ball. His numbers are almost unbelievable. In 15 2/3 innings, he’s given up 4 hits and 0 ER. He has 17 Ks and 7 BBs and should I also add 7 saves. Opposing team is hitting .078 against him. Let’s mention him a lot more.

    1. Bellman,

      That would be me. And I was just about to post his numbers again, but you beat me to it, so I’l make this comment:

      Darn, I wanted to see Scott Kingery live and will attend all four Threshers games in Fort Myers next week, but now he’s gone. Maybe they’ll promote Josh Tobias as my consolation prize.

  4. I generally agree with the old scouting quote, “don’t scout the stat line.” But at a certain point, it becomes hard to explain away Rhys Hoskins. His stats are consistent level to level. His splits are clean. And he is age appropriate. I continue to believe that he is the real deal.

    1. Yeah, he’s definitely passing the AA test with flying colors. My sense is that, with Tommy Joseph getting an extended try out with the big club, they are going to move Hoskins slowly and deliberately. I’m very curious to see what he will do in AAA, where he will see a steady diet of decent breaking pitches. I think he probably is the real deal, which will make the first base competition at the big league very interesting starting sometime next year.

      1. By the way, I think you’d have to rank Hoskins among the most overlooked prospects in the minors. He’s getting a tiny bit of buzz, but his lack of pedigree (5th round draft pick), his being a righty first baseman, and his playing in Reading has essentially rendered him a non-entity in the minds of most national writers. On the Reading front, it reminds me a little of what used to happen with great hitters in Coors Field. Sometimes their statistics were so good that it created a disconnect and people simply disregarded them altogether (“Oh, it’s just the Coors Field Effect . . .”). Well, in retrospect, it seems now that guys like Todd Helton and especially Larry Walker (one of the most underrated players in baseball history who retired with a staggering 72.6 WAR) never fully got the credit they deserved.

        1. very well put on so true on Hoskins, the kid leads all of the minors in home runs and rbi’s and while hitting 287

      2. That’s what makes the 3A audition hard to gauge. He won’t see those types of arms night in and night out, sure it’s nice to see them handle it all but what does it really mean if he scuffles some in 3A? Thoughts ?

      3. There won’t be a competition if Tommy Joseph continues to have an .800+ OPS. Unless Joseph is a total butcher at 1B, Hoskins will need to go to LF or get traded.

        1. You are right on that! TJ is not making it easy, I can’t imagine thinking Hoskins can do better

    2. No surprise, but the Reading ballpark has helped Hoskins’ power and overall batting numbers. His 2016 splits aren’t crazy severe like Cozens’ are, but are definitely biased toward the home park:

      Home: .311/.377/.653/1.029 (19 HR)
      Away: .261/.338/.511/.849 (10 HR)

      Not saying this split is a burning red flag or even that unusual for a Reading player, just putting the numbers out there.

      1. Of course the home park has helped him – that’s why we need to see what he can do in AAA. My sense is that, if he comes on strong in AAA, he will start to get some recognition.

      2. yes….that has been posted a few times lately…but Hoskins’s Krate and BB rate are not totally indicative of Park Factors and he is slowly improving on both.
        Eastern League (Double-A):
        Runs per Game: 8.92 (6th out of 10). Hits per Game: 17.28 (6th).:
        Home Runs per Game: 1.52 (5th). Standard Deviation in R/G: Low (0.68).

        Rates Per Park, 2010-12
        Team …R/G… H/G… HR/G… PF-R
        Portland 10.00.. 18.50… 1.76… 1.059
        Erie 9.76 …18.01… 2.00 …1.063
        Binghamton 9.59.. 17.68 …1.73 …1.001
        New Britain 9.43 …17.84… 1.24… 0.992
        Reading 9.22 …17.22 …2.03… 1.005
        New Hampshire 8.95 ..16.88 …1.74… 0.985
        Bowie 8.71… 16.75… 1.63… 0.982
        Trenton 8.57… 16.99 …1.32 …0.953
        Harrisburg 8.49 …17.15… 1.64… 1.026
        Akron 8.33… 16.67… 1.07… 0.976
        Altoona 8.15… 16.92… 1.01… 0.962
        Richmond 7.87… 16.81… 1.05 …1.000

        Launching Pad: Reading, 2.03 HR/G (No. 12)
        Graveyard: Altoona, 1.10 HR/G (No. 104)
        Hit Parade: Portland, 18.50 H/G (No. 19)
        Pitcher’s Park: Richmond, 7.87 R/G (No. 8)

        http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/minor-league-parks-drive-performance-14870/#6BdW0FeSl1EGowwp.99

      3. If Rhys played every game away, he would have an .849 OPS with 30 homers and 45 doubles, 9% walk rate, 25% k rate. that’s one hell of a prospect IMO.

          1. Some do, but we don’t seem to have anyone who puts them out of the the “band box” with any regularity, save Howard in the early years.

    3. v1,

      Having seen Rhys live and in person for a number of games last year, I came away impressed, so I’ll believe the stat lines now.

    1. Viza amongst others gives me reason to explore trading one or two of our major league/AAA/AA right handed starters if it brings back some left handed lottery tickets or power hitting position players with upside. We’re going to quickly run out of room for some of these guys by the end of next summer and watch their value decrease as we are forced to either keep them in the minors or move them to the bullpen. I’m talking one of Nola/Thompson/Eflin/Eickhoff and one of Lively/Pivetta/Ascher/Pinto/Viza. If one from either group was added to a jeanmar or Hellickson deal it could end up bringing us a high upside package to help further strengthen the lower minors.

      1. Great idea, I like it. I think the other thing the Phils should explore is trading a pitcher or two from the above list to a team that might be heavy offensively for a potential OF or 2B or 1B.

      2. from the time the Phils acquired depth in their farm – I’ve been echoing the thought of trading “depth” for better prospects or for position(s) of need particularly targeting the teams with the weaker farms.

        but the reality is, most teams don’t trade or swap prospects for prospects. but instead prospects are used to acquire “proven MLB talents”.

        the best way really is to package the “depth” with current players and get a better return. and this is a good time for the phils to explore this avenue.

        1. KuKo…..though, you can trade prospects for more international money, in that slot 1 thru 4 or can trade for prospects to a small market team for one of their Round A or B Comp Bal picks….not sure though if the CBA will be awarding them after December’s new contract however.

          1. yeah, the phils did it last year with Oliver + Taylor + slot for ARI #1 slot which turns out good for the Phils since they can get to sign Jhailyn Ortiz and still eligible to sign >$300 k LA prospects this year and next year. I still prefer to trade prospects for players and make a big splurge in IFA market.

            let’s wait and see about the comp picks. but I do like the idea of trades involving “ANY” draft picks just like the other big sports.

  5. The Phillies should continue to play TJ and find out what Hoskins can do at the next level BUT that shouldn’t preclude acquiring depth at the thinnest position in the organization, along with more viable lefty arms, either big league ready or high minors.

    Also, with the current quality of catching – Rupp, Alfaro, Bossart, Marchan – I hope keeping Knapp BEHIND the plate isn’t detracting from what he can do AT the plate.

  6. Jose “all or nothing” Pujols ties game with 19th HR, Randolph (singled) on base.

    Anyone know if this is 1st game of DH? (Rained out last night)

    1. LAKEWOOD, NJ – The BlueClaws and Hickory Crawdads were rained out on Monday night at FirstEnergy Park. The game, the fourth BlueClaws rain-out at FirstEnergy Park this year, will be made up when Hickory returns to Lakewood on Tuesday, August 16th at 5:05 pm.
      Tickets can be exchanged for any remaining BlueClaws 2016 home game. All exchanges must be done in person at the BlueClaws Box Office. The teams will play one game on Tuesday morning at 11:05 am. RHP Seranthony Dominguez (2-1) will start for the BlueClaws opposite LHP Christian Torres (0-0).
      The BlueClaws will then embark on a seven-game road trip to Augusta and Greensboro, returning home for a four-game series with Hagerstown on Thursday, August 4th.

  7. With the right deal, it might make sense to trade either Vinnie or Hellickson. However, it would make no sense to trade both. This would blow a huge hole in the rotation and places a heavy bet on a number of unproven pitchers. Hellickson is a major league pitcher; Vinnie has shown the potential to be one. We cannot be sure what Thompson or Lively or any of others would bring.

    1. You trade Hellickson no matter what. You only trade Vinnie if some team coughs up a kings ransom. A 24 year old on pace for a 3.5 war season with room for improvement and 5 years of control left should probably take at least 2 untouchables from a team with a good farm system.

    1. Hinkie……understand all of the LHPs of Fanti/Falter and Young sit high 80s. I am wondering if the Phillies pitching gurus are telling them not to air it out, but hold back.

      1. Well I know that’s what young has been even in HS . . He is ALL projection and clean up. Again I think he’s the most interesting player . . . we drafted this year

  8. Fanti is 88-89 we know that. Young was at 88. I don’t think they are holding back. Its there velocity right now. I expect fanti and especially young to get more. I don’t know anything about falter.

    1. rocco…perhaps you are correct.
      I would be more worried if their velo was low90s in HS and now dropped to high 80s now in the GCL.

  9. 7 inning No Hitter for Ranger Suarez of Williamsport. First game of DH. Faced minimum batters, allowed one walk erased on DP.

  10. I know this prob isn’t something to be alarmed about but Moniaks splits (vs RH/LH) are horrendous. At least he’ll be facing right handed pitching more often.

    1. I think you are seriously overacting. First of all, the splits are not “horrendous” – he has a .750 OPS against lefties and an .840 OPS against righties. Secondly, he only has 20 ABs against lefties – so the sample size is way, way too small to draw any conclusions. Let’s let him get 75 or so ABs against lefties before we begin to assess how much of an issue this is, if at all.

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