Here’s the discussion thread for Prospect talk. Phillies talk and other topics should be posted in the active Open Discussion for the week.
This link will take you to a Phillies’ organizational roster page provided by MLB Trade Rumors (Tools/MLB Depth Charts off their home page and MLB /Philadelphia Phillies from the menu or PHI under “NATIONAL LEAGUE DEPTH CHART LINKS”. In addition to projections for the big club, they have projected the levels for a host of minor leaguers. Of particular interest are the four starters they project in Williamsport – Kevin Gowdy, Nick Fanti, Mauricio Llovera, and Sixto Sanchez.
Winter league baseball has started.
- The Venezuelan League began games on October 6th (14 Phillies’ org players).
- The Arizona Fall League began on October 11th (7 org players).
- Mexican Pacific League began on Tuesday, October 11th (0 org players).
- The Dominican Winter League began on Thursday, October 20th (11 org players).
- The Puerto Rican League began on October 27th (4 org players).
- The Nicaraguan Baseball League opened on October 28th (0 org players).
- The Colombian Baseball League opened on November 4th (5 org players).
- The Australian Baseball League opens on November 17th (0 org prospects).
- Panama has a winter league, but their web site is impossible to find/navigate.
Scott Kingery went 1-2 in the AFL All Star game. He entered in the fifth inning as a defensive replacement and led off the sixth with a double into the right center field gap. The broadcasters were busy interviewing an MLB scout and failed to announce Kingery’s presence at the plate. In fact, when he laced a 3-2 pitch into the gap, the play-by-play guy fumbled around on the batter’s name and didn’t credit Kingery with the hit until he was on second base.
The discussion with the scout WAS interesting, but I know about the 20-80 scouting scale they were talking about and would have much preferred they discuss MY prospect rather than the fluff they were filling the air with. Reminded me of the way Dylan Cozens was treated during his at bat during the Eastern League’s All Star game. In fact, the second out was recorded on a three-pitch strike out and the broadcast team didn’t notice until the kid was walking back to the dugout. Then they pointed out that it was his third K in as many at bats.
Kingery came to the plate again with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning. He fell behind 0-2 and eventually chopped a ball toward second. The fielder had to charge and barely got Kingery at first. It was close, but when I re-watched the game on Sunday, I viewed it in slo-motion and saw that his foot was maybe an inch above the bag when the ball disappeared into the webbing of the first baseman’s glove.
Kingery’s East Team got whacked, 12-4.
You can check on the progress of our prospects here. Note that Latin American leagues that aren’t included in the Caribbean Series do NOT get their players’ results listed. That would be Latin American leagues other than the Dominican, Venezuelan, Mexican, and Puerto Rican. So, don’t expect to find stats for the kids playing in Nicaragua.
Through Sunday, position players of note –
- Mitch Walding is still holding his own, batting .295/.415/.432/.847. He still has a .500 BABIP with 13 H and 18 K in 44 AB (13 H- 0 HR/44 AB-18 K – 0 HR – 0 SF).
- Scott Kingery had a little spurt before the All Star game and is batting a more respectable .264/.310/.358/.669. He has 3 XBH including a HR, 4 BB and 11 K, and is 2 for 2 stealing bases.
- Aaron Brown has 18 K and 1 BB in 55 PA, but has 3 HR among his 10 H and 9 RBI.
- Rhys Hoskins has has continued to cool off to a slash of .260/.383/.400/.783. He has 2 HR, 8 RBI, 7 BB, 3 HBP, and 10 K among his 60 PA.
- Dylan Cozens is slashing .208/.309/.458/.767. He has 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 BB and 17 K among his 55 PA.
- Brock Stassi is back up to .309/.472/.593/.1.065. He has 26 BB and 19 K in 99 PA. He leads all Phillies prospects with 5 HR and 17 RBI.
- Andrew Knapp has a .276/.323/.448/.771 in 31 PA with a HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, and 5 K.
- Wilson Garcia has a .306/.333/.500/.833 in 54 PA with 2 HR, 0 BB, 2 HBP, 5 K.
- Carlos Tocci has a .290/.340/.376/.716 in 100 PA with 10 RBI, 6 BB, 1 HBP, and 14 K.
- Jesse Valentin has a .241/.324/.276/.599 in 36 PA with 6 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 SF, 2 SAC.
- Jesus Alastre is the only other player above .200, Herlis Rodriguez has 11 RBI.
Phillies’ pitchers with an ERA of 0.00 has dropped from ten to seven.
- Three more appearances for Elvis Araujo (10 total) – 11 K in 9.2 IP, and only 2 hits during the week (8 H and 5 BB total) have lowered his WHIP from 1.65 to 1.34.
- Seranthony Dominguez has a 0.43 WHIP (1 H, 0 BB) in his lone appearance. He has struck out 3 in his 2.1 IP. (no appearances this week)
- Carlos Indriago has a 1.33 WHIP (3 H, 1 BB) in 3 IP in 4 appearances. (no appearances this week)
- One 2.1 IP appearance for Ulises Joaquin – lowered WHIP to 0.94. with a hit and BB (3 H, 2 BB total) in 3 appearances and 7 K (4 this outing).
- One 1.0 IP appearance by Ricardo Pinto – his WHIP rose to 1.59 on the 2 hits he allowed. In 5.2 IP in 4 appearances – (7 H, 2 BB, 6 K).
- Jeff Singer has pitched 9.2 IP in 7 appearances – 6 H, 8 K, 1 BB, 0.72 WHIP.
- Alberto Tirado has a WHIP of 2.67 with 1 H and 7 BB in 3.0 IP (4 K).
- Gregory Infante finally allowed an ER, has an 0-1 record in 10 appearances, but also has 5 saves in 5 SVO, and 10 K in 10.0 IP (1.30 WHIP with 7 H and 6 BB). The loss came on an unearned run. 0.90 ERA.
- Alec Asher (the only SP in the group) allowed his first 4 ER in 2 starts last week. He has 21.1 IP in 4 starts with 1.69 ERA, 12 H, 1 BB, 10 K, 0.61 WHIP.
- And, Yacksel Rios gave up his first ER. In 4 appearances he has a 3.00 WHIP in 3.2 IP with on 7 H, 4 BB, 4 K, 2.45 ERA.
- Miguel Nunez is pitching well in the AFL – 1.13 ERA in 7 appearances, 2 saves in 2 SVO, 1.13 WHIP in 8.0 IP on 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
The Toros lost their Columbian Winter League opener, 2-0 on Friday. Jake Waguespack took the loss. In 2.1 IP, he allowed 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K. Grenny Cumana and Josh Tobias went 0-4. Tobias struck out twice. Chace Numata went 1-4 with a double and 2 K.
The Toros dropped their home opener, 2-1 on Saturday. Cumana went 3-4 with a BB, double, HR, and RBI. Tobias went 1-4. Numata went 0-3 with a BB.
The Toros finally won on Sunday, 9-4. Cumana went 2-6 with 2 RBI and a K. Tobias went 1-4 with a BB, HR, 2 RBI, and a K. Numata went 1-5 with a K. Former Phillies’ prospect Bryan Martelo went 2-4 for the Lions.
Over the weekend, Cumana committed a fielding error and Numata had 2 passed balls.
Jorge Alfaro is on the Toros’ reserve list. His 19-year old brother, Johandro, plays first base for the team.
- 11/7 – IF Raymond Mora assigned to DSL Phillies2.