Around the System–Outfielders

Our first look around the system this year, specifically at outfielders.  Next up will be middle infield.

Lehigh Valley

Dylan Cozens, 22, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .172/.257/.354 in 99AB; 5HR 20RBI; 10%BB/39%K; .100 vs LHP; .220 vs RHP; .273 over last 10 games; .219 with RISP; 21 games in the OF without an error and without an assist; The power is clearly still there, but the adjustment to AAA has been just as difficult as many expected for the free swinger.

Cameron Perkins, 26, Phils 6th round pick in 2012; .279/.367/.500 in 86AB; 3HR 9RBI; 11%BB/13%K; .250 vs LHP; .296 vs RHP; .242 last 10 games; .136 with RISP; 19 games in the OF with 2 errors (.941); 2 OF assists; 1 game at 1B without an error.  Perkins has been typically solid, hitting all over the lineup and producing relatively well.

Roman Quinn, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .250/.315/.310 in 100AB; 0HR 7RBI; 7/9SB; 9%BB/29%K; .189 vs LHP; .286 vs RHP; .265 last 10 games; .235 with RISP; 26 games in the OF with 2 errors (.964); 1 OF assist; Mediocre start for Quinn who needs to improve his OBP fairly significantly.

Nick WIlliams, 23, Acquired from Texas in 2015; .277/.330/.426 in 94AB; 2HR 8RBI; 3SB; .281 vs LHP; .274 vs RHP; .250 last 10 games; 5%BB/29%K; .200 with RISP; 21 games in the OF with 1 error; 1 OF assist; Marked improvement over the end of last year, however plate discipline continues to need improvement along with the occasional mental error.

Reading

Aaron Brown, 24, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014; .228/.241/.316 in 57AB; 1HR 5RBI; 0%BB/33%K; .091 vs LHP; .261 vs RHP; 15 games in the OF with 1 error; 4 OF assists; Has been playing part time and has had significant struggles at the plate.  Hasnt walked all year.

Andrew Pullin, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .298/.360/.606 in 104AB; 7HR 20RBI; 8%BB/17%K; .194 vs LHP; .353 vs RHP; .189 last 10 games; .259 with RISP: 19 games in the OF with 1 error; 1 OF assist; Sizzling start has settled down recently.  Still an excellent first month.  Defense needs work

Carlos Tocci, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .304/.369/.391 in 92AB; 0HR 13RBI; 4%BB/14%K; .306 vs LHP; .304 vs RHP; .303 last 10 games; .345 w/ RISP; 24 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; Extremely solid start to the season for Tocci

Jiandido Tromp, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .278/.313/.519 in 79AB; 3HR 10RBI; 1/5 SB; 5%BB/81%K; .455 vs LHP; .152 vs RHP; 20 games in the OF without an error.  Tromp oozes athleticism.  Very interested to see what his full season line looks like in AA as a 40 man roster decision will need to be made at seasons end.

Osmel Aguila, 27, Signed as a free agent in 2016; Hitting .235 in 17AB since joining Reading from Extended Spring 10 days ago.

Clearwater

Zach Coppola, 22, Phils 13th round pick in 2015; .287/.370/.356 in 87AB; 1HR 6RBI; 7/11SB; 12%BB/17%K; .130 vs LHP; .344 vs RHP; .250 last 10 games; .261 with RISP; 23 games in the OF without an error; 4 OF assists; Coppola is a top of the order, get dirty type of player and has been doing it well through the first month

Mark Laird, 24, Phils 9th round pick in 2015; .274/.338/.371; 1HR 1RBI; 2SB; 9%BB/16%K; 14 games in the OF without an error; A very important year for Laird who has spent a good deal of time injured since being drafted including the first couple of weeks of 2017.

Jose Pujols, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .179/.223/.226 in 106AB; 1HR 9RBI; 5%BB/45%K; .160 vs LHP; .185 vs RHP; .167 last 10 games; .219 with RISP; 23 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; It has been very ugly.

Cornelius Randolph, 19, Phils 1st round pick in 2015; .196/.291/.351 in 97AB; 4HR 13RBI; 11%BB/28%K; .167 vs LHP; .213 vs RHP; .148 with RISP; .159 last 10 games; 22 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assists; An hitting .274 during an injury plagued 2016 season at Lakewood, it has been rough beginnings for Randolph in High A.

Herlis Rodriguez, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2010; .303/.361/.573 in 89AB; 5HR 12RBI; 5SB; 7%BB/18%K; .231 vs LHP; .333 vs RHP; .295 last 10 games; .160 with RISP; 11 games in the OF with 1 OF assist; Very important year for Rodriguez’s long term future with the organization.  So far, has looked good.

Lakewood

Carlos Duran, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .189/.286/.243 in 74AB; 0HR 4RBI; 2/6SB ; 12%BB/19%K; .200 vs LHP; .182 vs RHP; .242 last 10 games; 22 games in the OF with 2 errors and 2 OF assists.  Very little production thus far.

David Martinelli, 22, Phils 6th round pick in 2016; .123/.153/.211 in 57AB; 0HR 6RBI; 3%BB/29%K; Playing part time and not playing well when in the lineup

Mickey Moniak, 18, Phils 1st round pick in 2016; .283/.336/.368 in 106AB; 0HR 15RBI; 4SB; 7%BB/24%K; .152 vs LHP; .342 vs RHP; .289 last 10 games; 323 with RISP; 27 games in the OF with 1 error; 0 assist:s.  Lack of production against lefties is a concern, however, a solid B grade thus far.

Cord Sandberg, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .284/.341/.422 in 109AB; 2HR 16RBI; 3SB; 8%BB/28%K; .167 vs LHP; .342 vs RHP; .379 with RISP; 4 OF assists; Step back to Lakewood this year for Sandberg who has been doing all he can to climb the ladder back up.

 

15 thoughts on “Around the System–Outfielders

  1. It’s a good thing that Altherr is emerging for the big club, because there seems to be a dearth of overall legitimate outfield talent down the line. Certainly Moniak, Randolph and Ortiz present future hope, but high A. AA and even AAA don’t house can’t miss prospects.

    1. It’s not easy producing any top talent period. Thankfully, Altherr has stepped up and looks to be the LF of the future. So with him and Odubel, we need either Quinn, Williams, or Cozens to take RF. 1 in 3 odds!

      As for Perkins, he looks to be a 4th OF. Not the worst thing in the world.

  2. I’ve never been a big Tocci fan, but I’m starting to come around. I’m not ready to buy a ticket on the bandwagon yet, but I am checking out the prices.

    .300 average as a 21 year-old in AA is pretty impressive. I know its still early, and he’s not walking enough, and there’s hardly any power, and its a hitter’s park, etc., but he’s making the most of what he has. Hard to ask for anything more.

    1. As a CFer all he needs is contact ability and gap-to-gap power…no need for 25HRs.
      He may be able to get you 8-10 playing half the games at CBP.
      His defense, also along with Altherr, Quinn and Herrera is plus.

    2. I agree, now is not the time to give up on Tocci. He is turning the corner & the power will come.

      He is like a stock that you hold for years & it goes up the second you sell at a loss.

    3. I’ve always liked Tocci but was beginning to wonder if the potential would ever lead to anything substantial. So far in a very small sample he looks good. Hard to think the “hitters park” that Reading plays in is helping him since power is never going to be his game. I would hate to see the Phillies give up on him at 21, (although it seems he has been here forever). If he keeps this up does he get on 40 next year?

    1. I think that’s something to absolutely note. If his power this year is for real (and I think it could be) I wouldn’t be surprised to see him shift to OF in AAA if nothing else to give him some positional flexibility at the Major League level like the Cubs have done with Bryant to create at bats for Baez and the Red Sox did with Mookie (although that’s obviously a permanent switch).

      1. i really liked (and killed for it) Kingery a lot but power is one of the tools that he will not be known of. I can see Kingery mold into Dustin Pedroia-ish type of a player.

  3. Cozens in his age 23 season can spend this year and next in Lehigh Valley and it would be OK. And if he ultimately needs to be platooned, at least he’ll get 75% of the ABs.

    Really, his splits against LHP are laughably bad: he’s hitting .100 (4 for 4), and has struck out in 21 of his 45 PAs. OTOH, the thing about Cozens is the power — 3 of those 4 hits are homers! LOL

  4. the biggest hole in the OF well is still the RF – Cozens and Ortiz move to LF/1B seems to be imminent in the near future. Brown and Pujols can’t tap to that power if they can’t him – maybe use those power arms in the pen instead.

    Defensive CF appears to be the strength. The dark horse in the OF depth is Nick Williams – he is like the LH version of Altherr when it comes to potential.

    1. i mean – “Brown and Pujols can’t tap to that power if they can’t HIT (not him)”

    2. What if Stassi gets a good chance and catches fire. Maybe he can man left, Doobs in center and Altherr in right?

  5. The biggest thing that stands out here is the age of Tocci, Randolph, and Moniak. They are very young and aside from Randolph (likely to repeat CW next year), have plenty of time to grow.

  6. If Altherr sticks, I think he plays right field where his talents would show up a lot more: speed, good fielder, and arm strength.

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