Around the System–Corner Infield

A second look at corner infielders.

Lehigh Valley

Hector Gomez, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .252/.282/.490 in 147AB; 7 HR 22 RBI; 4%BB/14%K; .222 vs LHP; .265 vs RHP; .315 last 30 days; 41 games at 3B with 7 errors (.921); Gomez has become the regular 3B with the departure of Taylor Featherston and has done a real nice job since receiving more regular playing time.

Rhys Hoskins, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .294/.389/.593; 17HR 55RBI; 14%BB/15%K; .272 vs LHP; .305 vs RHP; .265 last 30 days; 68 games at 1B with 2 errors (.996); Hoskins excellent first half has been well documented; He has struggled just a bit of late but has hit for power and average consistently.  Excellent BB/K rate for a power hitter.

Reading

Kyle Martin, 24, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .187/.287/.397; 13HR 35RBI in 214 AB; 1SB; 11%BB/29%K; .160 vs LHP; .203 vs RHP; .191 last 30 days; 58 games at 1B with 4 errors (.992); It has been pretty much a disastrous transition to AA for Martin, albeit while showing some power.

Harold Martinez, 27, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .239/.329/.358 in 67AB; 1HR 4RBI; 12%BB/22%K; .276 vs LHP; .211 vs RHP; 11 games at 1B with 2 errors (.976); 3 games at 3B with 1 error; Martinez has spent a good deal of time on the DL thus far this season and has produced little while healthy.

Mitch Walding, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .216/.320/.505 in 194AB; 14HR 34RBI; 13%BB/34%K; .167 vs LHP; .242 vs RHP; .264 last 30 days; 54 games at 3B with 9 errors (.933); Walding had a miserable first two months to the season but has come on as of late, hitting with considerable power.

Clearwater

Wilson Garcia, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .250/.271/.392; 5HR 27RBI; 3%BB/11%K; .288 vs LHP; .235 vs RHP; .239 last 30 days; 35 games at 1B with 1 error (.997); Garcia has been decent.  No more, no less.

Jan Hernandez, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .215/.302/.424 in 144AB; 9HR 18RBI; 3SB; .271 vs LHP; .188 vs RHP; .239 last 30 days; 37 games at 3B with 13 errors (.852); Hernandez continues to be largely unimpressive with both the bat and the glove.

Damek Tomscha, 25, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; .303/.397/.458 in 201AB; 7HR 33RBI; 2SB; 12%BB/17%K; .358 vs LHP; .284 vs RHP; .298 last 30 days; 34 games at 1B without an error; 24 games at 3B with 7 errors (.865); Tomscha has been having a very good year, however was injured and placed on the DL on Wednesday.

Lakewood

Brett Barbier, 23, Phils 16th round pick in 2016; .243/.348/.357 in 140AB; 3HR 18RBI; 1SB; 8%BB/31%K; .254 vs LHP; .235 vs RHP; .267 last 30 days; 21 games at 1B without an error; Very pedestrian numbers for Barbier this season.

Darick Hall, 21, Phils 14th round pick in 2016; .262/.323/.487 in 195AB; 10HR 49RBI; 7%BB/26%; .222 vs LHP; .277 vs RHP; .265 last 30 days; 31 games at 1B with 4 errors (.986); Hall started the season injured, however once back in the lineup has been a consistent RBI producer all season.

Luke Williams, 20, Phils 3rd round pick in 2015; .215/.253/.274 in 223AB; 1HR 17RBI; 13SB; 5%BB/19%K; .239 vs LHP; .205 vs RHP; .293 last 30 days; 60 games at 3B with 9 errors (.957); After struggling for the first 6 weeks of the season, WIlliams has played very well for the last month with clutch hitting and good fielding.

Williamsport

Greg Pickett, 20, Phils 8th round pick of 2015

Cole Stobbe, 19, Phils 3rd round pick of 2016

28 thoughts on “Around the System–Corner Infield

  1. mitch walding proving that the Phillies have no clue what they’re doing. they are devoid of talent at the big league level yet he can’t get an opportunity??

    1. Mitch Walding just recently climbed above the Mendoza Line. Last year was his only good season at the plate. He was a SS when drafted four years ago and is still learning 3B, far from having an MLB level glove. You gotta earn an opportunity.

      1. Since the day he was drafted he had one of the prettiest batting practice swings in the system. Him and Cody Asche had two of he best from the left side.

  2. I agree, from what I understand Walding has a Big League glove. His walk rate isn’t bad and he is showing power. He does have a lot of strike outs but he can do that at that that at the next level.I say give him a shot. Sink or swim.

      1. To do what? Hit 180? The phillies won’t promote somebody who deserves it, why should they promote a guy who has never hit above .215 at 2A. Let the guy have some fun in reading before punishing him in Lehigh !

  3. 6 years of dialogue about how the Phillies have no clue about Walding and how he should be given a chance are like the discussions about Tocci’s power and weight. Time to move on.

      1. That made me laugh but honestly I recently learned trade talk belongs in the general discussion. Or else

  4. Williams coming on strong. I know some people liked his potential.
    Pickett is intriguing because of the potential and missed a full year due to injury.

      1. Sad commentary we are arguing a career .238 hitter in walding should be getting an opportunity! I’m pulling for them all but Mitch can’t hit!

    1. Look at his career avg, and his age. He is the typical reading hitter, hope I’m wrong but I’m sure I’m right. Remember Brian pointer?

  5. But the difference is he is hitting with more power every year, and he has a great glove. He is an above average defensive player.

    1. That glove part really means nothing, it’s nice to be able to say but his offensive numbers are the problem. Pointer hit for more power than walding did in FSL which is a tougher hitters league. Like I said, if we are worrying about walding we have even bigger problems

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