Box Score Recap – 7/15/2017

Seranthony Dominguez made his second rehab start with the GCL Phillies Saturday morning.  He was on a pitch count and completed three innings before being replaced.  He struggled a little, loading the bases in the first sandwiching his only walk with two singles. Dominguez escaped with minimal damage, inducing a sacrifice fly and a come-backer to the mound to end the inning.

Dominguez started the second inning with two strike outs.  Two singles and a double steal put both runners in scoring position before he completed striking out the side. The Phillies began the third inning with a pitcher warming up in the bullpen.  After two ground outs and a double, the pitching coach was gesturing emphatically for the reliever to hurry his warm ups, but Dominguez jammed the last batter he was likely to face and got a lazy pop up to first base.

Dominguez’ line was 3.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, WP.  He threw 58 pitches before his appearance was done.  His FB sat 96-97 MPH although it was 93-94 the first several pitches in the first inning.  He kept it down for the most part, but it didn’t appear to have much movement.  His off speed pitches were inconsistent and he worked a lot of deep counts.

The GCL Phillies scored a tie-breaking run in the 8th inning to beat the GCL Blue Jays, 3-2.

Lehigh Valley and its potent line up was held in check by Rochester, 4-1.

Reading dropped another game to Binghamton, 2-1.  Mitch Walding hit his 21st.

Clearwater pounded 16 hits on the road and beat Daytona, 6-2.  Cornelius Randolph had a big game.

Lakewood was outscored 5-0 over the final three innings and lost to Charleston, 5-4, in spite of 13 hits.

Williamsport beat Lowell, 4-3 in 12 innings.  Jake Scheiner tied the game with his first professional HR in the seventh inning.  Josh Stephen singled home the walk off run.

Lehigh Valley (56-37) Jake Thompson (3-11, 5.59) gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 3 hits, but only lasted 4.2 innings as he walked 4 and threw 101 pitches (61 strikes, 60.4%) to 22 batters. Michael Mariot (4.82) came in and stranded an inherited runner, but then could only get one out in the sixth.  Pat Venditte (3.49) and Colton Murray (5.88) were called on to retire one batter each and successfully stranded two base runners.  Cesar Ramos (4.06) struck out 3 in 2.0 innings while giving up an unearned run.  Jesen Therrien (1.52) pitched a scoreless ninth.

The IronPigs plated their only run in the eighth inning on Jorgr Alfaro’s (.249) RBI single (40).  Scott Kingery (.300), J.P. Crawford (.214), and Dylan Cozens (.239) also had hits as the ‘Pigs managed 6 hits and a walk.  Herlis Rodriguez had the only XBH, a double; and had an outfield assist (home).

Reading (51-39) Cole Irvin (3-1, 3.25) pitched into the seventh inning and was done in when an infielder’s error allowed a run to score and extended the inning to allow a second run to score.  Irvin allowed 5 runs (3 ER) on 7 hits and 3 walks in 6.2 innings. He struck out five.  Miguel Nunez (3.67) came in to retire one batter and stranded 2 inherited runners. Jow DeNato (1.14) pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.

The Phils scored first with 2 runs in the second innings on back-to-back home runs with one out by Mitch Walding (21) and Angelo Mora (7).  Zack Coppola’s RBI triple in the seventh closed the margin to 2 runs.

Carlos Tocci dipped below .300 with an 0-4 (.299).  Nick Rickles went 2-4 (.286).  Drew Stankiewicz (.308) went 1-4 with 3 K and the error.  Damek Tomscha (.400) got a single as a pinch hitter.

Clearwater (49-42) JoJo Romero (2-1, 1.04) held the Tortugas to 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out four.  Blake Quinn (4.06) pitched 3.0 scoreless innings.  Trevor Bettencourt (4.50) pitched one scoreless inning.

The Threshers built their lead with one run in the first on Cornelius Randolph’s ninth home run (to right center).  The added 2 runs in the third on back-to-back triples by Jose Antequera and Mark Laird, and an RBI single by Derek Campbell.  They tacked on 3 more runs in the fifth on Wilson Garcia’s RBI single, Jan Hernandez’ RBI double, and Grenny Cumana’s RBI single.

Randolph (.257) went 4-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (9), and RBI (37).  Five guys had 2-hit games – Mark Laird (.277), Campbell (.208), Garcia (.266), Cumana (,250), and Antequera (.192).

Six of their 16 hits were for extra bases.  They drew zero walks and struck out 9 times.  Zach Green went 0-5 (0.81) with 4 K.

Romero picked a runner off first base.

Lakewood (50-42) Felix Paulino (5.21) had a nice line – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.  He had a not-to-unreasonable pitch count of 70 when he was lifted, but his strike count of 40 (57.1%) was a little low.  Casey Brown (2.15) gave one back in 2.0 innings on a solo HR. Tyler Hallead (6.65) was charged with a blown save when he gave up a run in the eighth and left with two runners on in the ninth; and Jonathan Hennigan (5.01) came in and allowed both runners to score and tie the game.  He took the loss when he allowed an additional run to score.

The BlueClaws built a lead with 4 runs in the fourth inning on a Mickey Moniak lead off double.  He moved to third on Henri Lartigue’s single.  David Martinelli followed with an RBI double.  Gregori Rivero cleared the bases with a 2-run triple.  He scored on Raul Rivas SF.

Recently promoted, Gregori Rivero went 3-4 with a triple and 2 RBI.  Darick Hall (.274) had 2 hits and just missed a game-tying home run on the last pitch of the game.  Rivas (.275) and Jesus Alastre (.350) also had 2 hits.  Moniak (.267) went 1-5.

Williamsport (13-10) Spencer Howard (5.70) gave up 2 runs in his second start as a professional.  He went 2.2 innings and gave up 2 hits and 2 walks, while striking out four. Jhon Nunez (.745) got the out he was required to get and stranded the  runner he inherited.  Connor Seabold (0.00) gave up a hit and struck out 4 in 2.0 innings in his second pro appearance.  Gustavo Armas (4.09) gave up a run in 4.0 innings and struck out five. Randy Alcantara (1-0, 2.12) Struck out 3 in 3.0 scoreless innings to get the win.

The Crosscutters scored single runs in the third, fifth, and seventh innings on Greg Pickett’s RBI single, Adam Haseley’s RBI double, and Jake Scheiner’s HR (1).  They walked off on Josh Stephen’s RBI single in the 12th inning.

Jake Scheiner (.288) had himself a game.  He went 3-5 with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, his first home run (to tie the game), and RBI, and a walk.  Rodolfo (.300) had a quiet 3-5.  Adam Haseley (.347) went 1-6 with a double and RBI.

Jhailyn Ortiz was hit by a pitch, again, as were two other Crosscutters.

The GCL Phillies (11-6) When Dominguez left, the Phillies had a 2-1 lead.  Sandro Rosario (1-1, 3.50) pitched 5.0 solid innings.  In spite of the run that scored, Rosario looked to be in command during his full appearance.  The run was earned, but the defense was a little shady during the inning.  He allowed a run on 5 hits, but walked none and struck out five.  Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) pitched a strong ninth for his first save.  He gets some movement with his mid-80s stuff.

The Phillies made the most of the gifts the Blue Jays handed them.  The Phillies only managed 5 hits, but drew 4 walks, were HBP twice, and benefited from 4 errors, 2 passed balls, and a wild pitch.

The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third inning to take the lead.  Gunnar Buhner reached on a throwing error and scored on Keudy Bocio’s RBI double, a ground ball down the left field line.  Buhner scored when the fielder mishandled the ball.  Bocio eventually scored on a passed ball.  The Phillies re-took the lead in the eighth inning.  With 2 outs, Danny Mayer singled to center.  Coach de Armas opted for a pinch runner and sent in Yahir Gurrola who already had 3 stolen bases this season.  Well, Gurrola stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error.  (Note, we had witnessed the Jays catcher overthrowing the second baseman at the completion of warm ups one inning.  Like by 15 feet over the fielder’s head.)  After Buhner walked, Bocio ground an RBI single to right.

Bocio (.350) had 2 of the Phillies 5 hits, including the only XBH, the only RBI, and the game-winning hit.  Guzman, Markham, and Mayer had the other hits.

Marchan, Nieporte, Mayer, and Buhner drew walks.

Guzman, Markham, and Gurrola stole bases.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

I’m going to forgo reading the Comments in the Recap and Open discussion for a while.  If any one wants to contact me with questions or wants to call an error to my attention, please e-mail me.  Put something in the subject line that will induce me to open the e-mail, I routinely delete e-mail from correspondents that I don’t recognize, especially the ones with the “spammy” subject lines.


  • 7/14 – Clearwater Threshers activated 2B Derek Campbell from the 7-day disabled list
  • 7/14 – Clearwater Threshers placed RF Jose Pujols on the 7-day disabled list
  • 7/13 – Phillies sent RHP Vince Velasquez on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
  • 7/13 – RHP Yacksel Rios assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading Fightin Phils
  • 7/13 – 3B Harold Martinez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley
  • 7/13 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Mark Appel on the 7-day DL. Right shoulder strain
  • 7/13 – Lehigh Valley activated 1B Rhys Hoskins from the temporarily inactive list
  • 7/13 – Lehigh Valley activated 2B Scott Kingery from the temporarily inactive list
  • 7/13 – 3B Damek Tomscha assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Clearwater.
  • 7/13 – 3B Harold Martinez assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from Lehigh Valley
  • 7/13 – Reading Fightin Phils activated RHP Miguel Nunez from the 7-day disabled list
  • 7/13 – Clearwater sent 2B Derek Campbell on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/13 – GCL Phillies released RHP Jesus De Los Santos.
  • 7/13 – RHP Bailey Cummings assigned to GCL Phillies.
  • 7/12 –  Phillies signed RHP Bailey Cummings
  • 7/12 – Phillies sent 2B Cesar Hernandez on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
  • 7/12 – RHP Trevor Bettencourt assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood BlueClaws
  • 7/12 – RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws from Clearwater Threshers
  • 7/12 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 7/12 – RHP Ben Brown assigned to GCL Phillies
  • 7/11 – Lakewood BlueClaws released 1B Brett Barbier
  • 7/11 – C Gregori Rivero assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
  • 7/11 –  Sent RHP Seranthony Dominguez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies
  • 7/11 – Nerluis Martinez assigned to Williamsport Crosscutters from GCL Phillies
  • 7/10 – Phillies activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10-day disabled list
  • 7/10 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 7-day disabled list.
  • 7/10 – Phillies transferred RHP Casey Fien from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL. Shoulder impingement
  • 7/10 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs released RHP Mark Peterson
  • 7/10 – Reading Fightin Phils released RHP John Richy
  • The organization’s rosters are up to date.

52 thoughts on “Box Score Recap – 7/15/2017

  1. Phillies minor league system has taken hit this year. I had them top 7 before the season and now have them right in middle of 30 teams. They lack hit tool across the board. I am to the point that Phillies have to go all in on Bryce Harper at all cost.

    On positive note: Randolph is starting to flash, Sexto is dominant and Kingery will be fan favorite.

    1. I gotta ask to elaborate on this, i’m not sure I agree .. .. .. I mean we placed the second most players in BA mid season top 100 . . . I mean outside of Crawford and Quinn/Appel getting hurt what has really been negative?

      1. I will let gator speak for himself, but I find it hard to deny that our system has not had a good year. Here is my take on our top 20 so far:
        J.P. Crawford – stock down considerably. Need to see him finish like he has played last 10 games.
        Jorge Alfaro – stock unchanged
        Mickey Moniak – I am a big Mickey fan. Really pulling for him. But his horrible LH split in low A is a major red flag. Not exactly killing righties either. For a 1:1 pick this is very concerning.
        Roman Quinn – injury flag
        Nick Williams – seeing him against MLB pitching IMO exposes just how bad his approach is.
        Franklyn Kilome – good season so far. No change in stock value. Not up or down imo
        Sixto Sanchez – huge breakout year. Elite prospect. Top 3 pitching prospect in baseball. Maybe the best.
        Rhys Hoskins – answered all his critics. Ready to be a stud major leaguer. 3rd biggest positive in system (behind Sixto and Kingery)
        Dylan Cozens – same flags on splits and k rate. But power is awesome. Stock unchanged
        “C” Randolph – I think his July numbers are the real C and by the end of the year people are going to ignore his first half. Stock will be up by end of the year. A top 5 prospect in system
        Scott Kingery – massive breakout. Elite 2b prospect
        Kevin Gowdy – hasn’t played. Concerning for a first round pick.
        Harold Arauz – ???
        Andrew Knapp – productive but not elite MLB player. Good player.
        Jhailyn Ortiz – nice breakout year. Looks like a top prospect who is 3+ years away.
        Adonis Medina – decent year so far
        Mark Appel – bust. Not a MLB quality player
        Nick Pivetta – good stuff. Has a chance. But jury still out.
        Ben Lively – 6th starter type
        Alberto Tirado – still can’t find the zone.

        In summary, you have a few players graduate but none seem like impact MLB players. Knapp looks like a quality player. And Pivetta has a chance. Still left in system you have 3 (or 4) breakout players and most of the rest have gone down big time.

        I come back to Mickey Mo. I love the kid. Am a huge fan. And certainly not labeling him or giving up. No where close. I recognize that he is young and needs to add strength. But we are talking about 1:1 here. He does not seem special to me. A bad LHP split is concerning at such a low level. If you pick at 1:1 it should be a star. An elite player. He shouldn’t struggle a low A. Again, he has plenty of time. But if you took a snapshot for right now, hard to argue his stock isn’t down for 1:1.

        1. I’m done with Tirado, Pujols, and Appel
          I’m still all in on Moniak, Hoskins, C, Alfaro, and Kilime.
          What do you mean by ??? on Arauz. I just saw his line and look nice. I would like to see more innings though.

        2. Though that about sums up the whole system from almost ‘A’ to ‘Z’.
          You however overlooked Carlos Tocci in your evaluation.
          And a few others like Drew Anderson, Brito, Gamboa, and young arms like Romero, Young, Fanti and Falter.

          1. To add to Romus’ list:

            Cole Irvin, Jhailyn Ortiz, Seranthony (though he got hurt, his stock went way up when his stuff did), Walding…

        3. We have had some fun banter over the years on our prospects. I would say most of my evaluations are similar to yours, but our major differences are as follows:

          1. Alfaro – significant down arrow for me. Because he draws so few walks and exhibits such poor plate discipline, his other hitting tools are buried. There’s a good chance he does not end up being as good of a player as Knapp and I”m dead serious about this. He’s not really young, either. If he doesn’t show improved plate discipline in the next year or so, there’s a good chance he’s just another average-ish catcher.

          2. Williams – he is definitely struggling a little and I have many of the same concerns as you do, but he did start to improve in AAA and he’s pretty young. We need a full year at the majors to assess him, but he could be okay although the more likely outcome is that he never becomes a solid regular. That said, he and almost all of the other prospects in the Hamels deal have, with the exception of throw-in Eickhoff, achieved at the low edge of their expected range. This is likely to turn into one of the worst trades in Phillies history – exactly the wrong first step for a rebuild. They should have been focused on getting fewer, better and even less advanced prospects and not caring how advanced they were. The trade gets me angrier every day because they had an extremely valuable asset (TOR experienced pitcher who was cost controlled) and they pissed it away AND ate salary. Not a screaming endorsement for the front office.

          3. Sixto and Kingery – just awesome. Kingery has all-star written all over him. My prediction is Sixto is going to be a wunderkind IF he stays healthy.

          4. Mickey – agree with you. Still young, good athlete, body developing, advanced level, but a few disconcerting red flags – more flags than you would generally want in a 1st overall pick, that’s for sure.

          5. C Randolph – the dude has to hit, hit, hit. Arrow is definitely up, but I want to see more before I put him back in the top 10.

          6. Pivetta – the start the other night has us reeling, but his stuff is really good – almost as good as Velasquez and I think he may have better command. He needs to continue developing breaking pitches, but, man, there’s a ton of upside there. He’s Exhibit A as to why velocity is important. The jury IS still out, but I really like him.

          7. Hoskins – I love him, but his slump is starting to concern me a little. This is the first time I can recall that he’s slumped in the minors and it is not coming at a good time. Hopefully, it is just a speed bump because otherwise, he has looked like a first division regular. On a related topic, you have to hand to ToJo, he knows he’s on the bubble and he has really hit well for about 3 months now. I don’t think he’s in Hoskins’ league, but ToJo isn’t bad.

        4. Did you actually look at the numbers for Cozens? Splits (against LH pitchers/RH pitchers): BA .220/.247 OBP .304/.322 Slg .460/.489. Generally, the gap (using OPS) runs about .120 – .150. (2016 appears to have been an extreme case), so this is by far his best season in that regard since his first year at Williamsport

    1. They are all of the 16th overall picks in the 13 drafts prior to the Phillies taking Crawford 16th in 2013.

  2. Was at the Williamsport game last night. Sat directly behind home plate, and I mean DIRECTLY. Very impressed by Howard. Don’t go by the stat line he gave up two first inning runs with one hard hit ball. No scoreboard radar gun but he has a very live arm with good fastball movement. I believe the scouting reports said 91-95? and I believe them. More impressed seeing him live than I was when they drafted him.

    Seabold looked good with a variety of pitches but doesn’t have Howard’s raw arm. Seabold is much more experienced and and savvy than Howard but they drafted Howard higher for that arm potential.

    Scheiner is a real big boy. He played third for Stobbe last night. He usually plays second but he is built like a 3rd baseman and I imagine he usually plays second so he and Stobbe can both be in the lineup.

    So we’ll see. As always.

  3. Saw much of the LHV game on TV and Rochester’s SP Dillion Gee (ex- Met) had the Iron Pig’s batters off balance. I only remember seeing two of the four hits. Kingery lined one over the SS head and Cozens had a check swing against the shift the went about 200 feet where it fell for a single. The man is freaky strong.

    Gee showed the struggling AAA team it’s going to be tougher at the next level.

    Jake Thompson threw 35 pitches in the first inning so you knew it was going to be an early night for him. To his credit, he gave the Pigs 5 innings.

  4. I know many have noticed C’s improvement. For anyone who hasn’t here are some stats…
    On June 28: .220/.311/.341 (.652 ops)
    This morning: .257/.355/.408 (.764 ops)

    In 15 games, his OPS is up over 100 pts. He was on-base in all 15 games. (and 24 of 25 games)

    He just turned 20 in June and has been at Hi-A all year.
    Hopefully he’ll extend this 15 game success for another two months, and reduce his K rate (27%).

  5. Is Jake Thompson done? If there’s a 40-man roster crunch, is he a guy we consider leaving off?

    1. I would like to see them try him as a reliever first but I think it’s safe to say he’s a bust. It’s a shame how that deal has played out. Really would be curious to see the names they would’ve gotten from a Houston if Hamels didn’t nix that trade.

    2. Even if Thompson gets selected in the rule 5 draft, would it really matter? At this point, he’s performed so poorly that he has to be behind Eflin, Lively, Eshelman in the pecking order.

  6. i was ecstatic when i saw thompson’s name in the Hamels trade. as a former HS first rounder i thought he was going to be very good. what the heck happened to him. i saw some of the tv game last night also and he looked very bad. he looks like he has turned into a junkballer, really nibbling without any speed at all. very disappointing. to answer Roccm, i have seen anderson pitch and he was pretty fast with a very good curve ball. he beat H-Burg and i saw a lot of 93’s that night. tall, thin kid and has a free and easy motion. i see why they put him on the 40 man. i think he is going to make it.

    1. Thompson has lost velocity and it has dyer consequences on all of his pitches not just the FB.
      When the trade happened he was a easy effort 94 mph and now he barely touches 90. Disappointment, that being said I’d still give him a shot in the pen and see if his FB tics up knowing he only has to throw 1 inning.

  7. Thompson is a NP at this point.

    Thrilled to see C’s improvement. As a LF-only prospect with little speed, he has to mash — he needs to project to .300 and 20 HR . . . And now he is doing it, so it’s good to see. And 20 years old at Clearwater is good.

    Moniak is very concerning. I posted this on another thread, but his age 19 season is eerily similar to Carlos Tocci’s age 19 season, with the major difference being that half of Tocci’s Age 19 season was at High A at Clearwater. I say this not to credit Tocci — he projects as a 4th or 5th outfielder — but to highlight how poor Moniak’s year is. A 1-1 pick should not have the same year that Carlos Tocci had at that age!!

    1. Give him another offseason of strength training and he will be way better than Tocci. I’m not worried. People expect the world out of a 1:1, so it’s not shocking some people are alluding to him being a bust.

      1. 1:1 should be the best in his draft and he is not, I think that is why people have begun to doubt,
        But you can’t deny he is lookin Tocci esque, hopefully he can put on some muscle and not turn into a left fielder aswell

        1. He is up to 190 pounds I had read in April, and with added muscle.
          He may have to get his quick-twitch muscle memory back again..

        2. Going 1:1 in the baseball draft doesn’t make you the best player. Too many non baseball factors help decide who #1 like signability and how far undershot you will sign to get other signed later in the draft. I hate the way the baseball draft operates now.

          1. IMHO signability goes out the window with 1-1, I mean who turns down 1-1 bc of a college commitment? It’s rare. If you have the pick of anyone, it better be the best player. Hate to say it but if you redrafted last years draft, Moniak would be closer to a 3-4 round pick.

    2. Not sure I buy the ‘Tocci at 19’ analogy. To me a year player from LA may look pretty advanced to a comparably-aged U.S. high school product. By way of saying that there are probably many same age Latin players whose numbers compare favorably with Moniak’s without making them better prospects with high projection.

  8. Anybody know anything about Anton Kuznetsov at GCL?

    Five outings, 10.1 innings, zero runs allowed, 10 Ks just one walk, one hit batter, 0.39 WHIP.

    A Russian, no less. Don’t see many Moscow natives around.

  9. Not sure where to put these comments so I am going to add here.

    I am also concerned about Moniak’s OBP. It’s hovering just over .300.

    Driving home on Thursday night I was excited to hear that Jody McDonald was going to have John Manuel from Baseball America as his guest. Manuel starts the interview and the lightning also starts. I think I heard about 3-4 minutes at the beginning and a couple of minutes at the end. Here are the highlights.

    1. The BA staff was basically split 50-50 on whether JPC even remained in their Top 100. Manuel thought he should be in the Top 100 and it was too harsh a statement to completely drop him from the Top 100. He feels that JPC will be a MLB player but not the All-Star he envisioned. Defense is a bigger concern than is getting mentioned.

    2. 2018 Draft. Brady Singer is 1.1 for him. Said that all the top college players have major flaws as well as major strengths. I could only hear clearly about Seth Beers. Now listed as DH/OF do to lack of speed and poor defense.

    1. Love Singer at 1:1. Perfect pick. Exactly what you want. College pitcher with dominant stuff, great performance and great peripheral stats. Add in a bull dog mentality. Perfect 1:1 pick to pair with Nola. Assuming his Jr stats are similar to Soph yr.

      1. If they go pitching… could be between him and his pitcher teammate Jackson Kowar..

      2. Singer will be in the mix for 1-1. However, I’ve seen him pitch a few times, and I haven’t seen dominant stuff. He’s very good and his stuff may tick up a bit over the next year, but at the same stage of their careers, I would say Puk and Faedo had better stuff than Singer. Neither Puk nor Faedo went 1-1. The 2018 class is loaded with HS pitching. The Phillies should be able to save money on a position player (either HS or college) at 1-1 and take advantage of the surplus of HS pitching in rounds 2 and beyond.
        Obviously, a lot can happen between now and next June. I’m hoping a college 3B-man will emerge. A guy who doesn’t get mentioned too much, but has a chance to be another Nick Senzel with a lot more pop is Jeremy Eierman. He played mostly SS this season for Missouri St., but will probably move to 3B next year now that Jake Burger is gone. Here’s a comparison of Eierman and Senzel’s soph seasons:

        Eierman … .313/.431/.675 15 doubles, 2 triples, 23 HR, 61 K, 41 BB, 243 AB
        Senzel …… .325/.399/.495 12 doubles, 5 triples, 4 HR, 36 K, 23 BB, 200 AB

        The kid who gets mentioned all the time for 1-1 is HS SS Brice Turang.

        1. Not sure the Phillies will ever go for a HS pitcher at number one, however they could do the same as the Twins did with Royce Lewis, and go for Turang…though that really makes you think with JPC so close now.
          Eierman does appear to have some power in his bat.
          But still a little leary comping SEC pitching vs Miss Valley Conference pitching.

          1. Romus don’t ever m8 doubt a gm who relies on numbers only. Sheldon might do it. if the numbers are right.

          2. Click on Eierman’s stats page and check out the last six games (CWS) against Oklahoma St., Arkansas, and TCU. He slahed .333/.500/.905 in 21 AB, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 5 BB, 8 K. It’s SSS, but those are his games outside the Missouri Valley Conference. Also, his former teammate, Jake Burger is off to a nice start in the SAL. Again, It’s a SSS, but Burger in 25 AB is .360/.448/.560.
            I wish there was a Kris Bryant available in next year’s draft. There’s not. Eierman gets very little attention. I’m just saying he MAY end up being the right guy for the Phillies at 1-1. Time (his jr season and bonus demands) will tell.

            1. Will be interested in seeing how he does next season.
              They may even leave him at shortstop.
              That may have been beneficial for drafting purposes for guys like Turner, Bregman and Swanson.

        2. I live in SEC/ACC territory, have a son at Wake Forest, and watch a lot college baseball. Singer is absolutely the real deal. He stuff is fantastic though he can be a little inconsistent. I chalk it up to the way they used him more than his capability. We should be thrilled to get him at 1.1. I do understand the financial/slot $ sacrifice of picking a college junior with the first pick but this kid looked worth it last year. We will see how he does next year.

    2. Sorry had to leave the house for awhile. Now to finish my point.

      3. Kumar Rocker 6-5 250 RHP Watkinsville GA. Tracy’s (NFL D-lineman) son. Throws in the upper 90’s and said to have great secondary pitches.

      The interview concluded with Jody saying the top 3 potential picks are a Singer, a Rocker and a Beer.

      1. Yes. Rocker is a dominant pitcher. But … I doubt the Phillies will become the first team in MLB history to draft a HS RHP at 1-1. Ethan Hankins is another HS RHP who will be a very high pick next year. BTW … both Rocker and Hankins are Vanderbilt commits. Vandy is where pitchers commit to or actually attend to get drafted in the first round. Another Vandy pitcher who may have gone 1-1 in the 2018 draft was Donny Everett. Sadly, he drowned while fishing during his frosh season.

      2. As mentioned above, Beer’s defensive regression has pushed him towards 1B/OF and probably a better fit for an American League team. The power and hit tool are top notch but he probably isn’t the most wise pick for Phillies at 1.1.

  10. Ty Hinkie I thought there were a couple of hs pitchers taken one. But left handed I believe. David Clyde, Brady Aiken.

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