Rhys Hoskins, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .284/.385/.581 in 401AB for Lehigh Valley; 29HR 91RBI; 4SB; 14%BB/16%K; For Phils: .298/.424/.754 in 114AB; 16HR 34RBI; 17%BB/19%K; .240 vs LHP; .315 vs RHP; Combined: 45HR 125RBI; 116 games at 1B with 10 errors (.989); 27 games in the OF with 1 erro. I cant find enough superlatives to express the level at which Hoskins has impressed this year. The numbers speak for themselves, but the transition to MLB, while learning to play a new position has been nothing short of exceptional. Is currently making Babe Ruth look like a minor league home run hitter: Grade: A+; 2018: Philadelphia
Brock STassi, 28, Phils 33rd round pick in 2011; .251/.325/.351 in 179AB; 4HR 23RBI; 10%BB/21%K; .163 vs LHP; .277 vs RHP; .237 last 30 days; For Phils: .167/.278/.295 in 78AB; 2HR 7RBI; 13%BB/24%K; 54 games at 1B without an error; 13 games in the OF without an error; After an outstanding 2016; Stassi came back to Earth this year and leveled off to be the AAAA player he likely is long term. Plus defense, good batting eye, but ultimately limited enough offensively that I don’t see him sticking with the Phillies; 2017: C; 2018: Stassi is a minor league free agent and will likely go where the best opportunity presents itself.
Hector Gomez, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .236/.260/.425 in 212AB; 7HR 27RBI; 3%BB/20%K; .200 vs LHP; .248 vs RHP; 57 games at 3B with 8 errors (.937); The expectations for Gomez were significantly higher than the production, which was hampered by multiple injuries. Grade: C-; 2018: Talent pushing upward in the organization, so likely elsewhere
Damek Tomscha, 26, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; .307/.386/.439 in 362AB between Clearwater and Reading; 11HR 52RBI; 3SB; 9%BB/14%K; .345 last 30 days; 43 games at 1B with 1 error (.997); 51 games at 3B with 12 erros (.907); 13 games in the OF without an error; After a second full season as a 25 year old at Lakewood last season, Tomscha finally moved along to Clearwater and had a lot of success. He matched that level of success in Reading in his 50 games. Grade: B+; 2018: Reading
Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .236/.327/.516 in 351AB; 25HR 62RBI; 11%BB/32%K; .229 vs LHP; .240 vs RHP; .178 with RISP; 96 games at 3B with 15 errors (.943); Walding completed his 6th year in the organization and most of the trends he started his career with hold true, including striking out a ton and struggles against left handed pitching. He has become more selective at the plate and hit for a significant amount of power but the .178 average with RISP is troublesome. He missed about a month injured or he likely would have hit 30HR; Grade: C+; 2018: Walding is eligible to be a minor league free agent if the Phils don’t add him to the 40, which I believe to be unlikely.
Harold Martinez, 27, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .211/.279/.297 in 128AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 1HR 6RBI; 7%BB/24%K; 13 games at 3B with 2 errors (.935); 17 games at 1B with 3 errors (.976); An unproductive, injury mired season for Martinez. Grade: D-; 2018: I would be shocked to see him back
Zach Green, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012; .297/.221/.424 in 198AB between Clearwater and Reading; 9HR 27RBI; 6BB%/36%K; .313 vs LHP; .172 vs RHP; 21 games at 1B with 1 error (.994); 27 games at 3B with 2 errors (.969); Green spent most of the first half of the season injured and largely struggled with the bat after returning, albeit showing some of his power. Played well in the field. Grade: C-; 2018: Reading
Kyle Martin, 24, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .193/.288/.383 in 436AB; 22HR 68RBI; 2SB; 10%BB/28%K; .163 vs LHP; .208 vs RHP; .189 last 30 days; 116 games at 1B with 7 errors (.993); Just an awful season with the bat for Martin, for whom there were high expectations entering a hitters park in Reading. Struggled from beginning to end with the bat. Grade: D-; 2018: Reading
Wilson Garcia, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .275/.298/.423 in 477AB; 13HR 60RBI; 3%BB/11%K; .264 vs LHP; .278 vs RHP; .324 last 30 days; 87 games at 1B with 3 errors (.996); Garcia was very consistent for the Threshers this season but will likely have trouble as he moves along through the system keeping up with the hitting needed from the position because of his small stature. Grade: B; 2018; Reading
Darick Hall, 22, Phils 14th round pick in 2016; .270/.334/.533 in 452AB between Lakewood and Clearwater; 29HR 101RBI; 6%BB/24%K; .264 vs LHP, .275 vs RHP; 74 games at 1B with 7 errors (.989); Hall had an outstanding season spending almost all of it in Lakewood, setting the Lakewood record for HR and RBI; Grade: A; 2018: Clearwater; could reach Reading by mid-season
Jan Hernandez, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .212/.287/.415 in 316AB; 16HR 35RBI; 8%BB/33%K; .309 vs LHP; .179 vs RHP; .093 last 30 days; 46 games at 3B with 17 errors (.835); 23 games in the OF without an error; A very poor season for Hernandez who struggled at the plate and in the field. Grade: D-; 2018: His high draft status is what keep him hanging on. If his time hasn’t run out, back to Clearwater
Lakewood—NOTE–Luke WIlliams is the only player on the Lakewood end of season roster who played the majority of their games at the CR Infield
Luke WIlliams, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2015; .216/.269/.264 in 402AB; 1HR 27RBI; 7%BB/19%K; .242 vs LHP; .206 vs RHP; .167 last 30 days; 29SB; 115 games at 3B with 16 errors (.948); Williams offensive numbers do not profile as a third baseman long term. After hitting .220 without power at WIlliamsport, WIlliams followed that hitting .216 at Lakewood. That said, he has a ton of speed and is a plus fielder. Grade: D; 2018: Back to Lakewood
Greg Pickett, 20, Phils 8th round pick in 2015; .271/.343/.403 in 221AB; 6HR 25RBI; 1SB; 10%BB/28%K; .309 vs LHP; .259 vs RHP; .241 last 30 days; 43 games at 1B with 6 errors (.984); After missing 2016, Pickett came back and had a good 2017 and is on course to move up to Lakewood next year; Definite room for improvement in multiple areas, however all in all good production. Grade: B
Luis Encarnacion, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .200/.286/.307 in 75AB; 2HR 7RBI; 10%bb/34%K; .207 last 30 days; 3 games at 1B with 2 errors; Encarnacion has been a major disappointment. He only started one game at 1B all season with Williamsport and in that game, committed two errors. With the bat, he continues to lack plate discipline and has generally been awful. Grade: F; 2018: Encarnacion is now four seasons in with the Phillies and has regressed to the point of starting just 1 game in the field. I would be surprised to see him back.
Cole Stobbe, 20, Phils 3rd round pick in 2016; .203/.280/.376 in 197AB; 8HR 22RBI; 2/5SB; 8%BB/31%K; .315 vs LHP; .161 vs RHP; .245 last 30 days; 51 games at 3B with 11 errors (.913); Stobbe showed power but really struggled against right handed pitching all year. He did show that from a fielding perspective, he has the arm strength to play third base. Grade: D; 2018: I would expect to see him at Lakewood to get some early season AB but then fall back to Williamsport
Quincy Neiporte, 23, Phils 26th round pick in 2017; .299/.355/.494 in 154AB; 5HR 35RBI; 7%BB/10%K; .273 vs LHP; .306 vs RHP; .281 last 30 days; 29 games at 1B with 4 errors (.984); Neiporte was clearly playing below the level of competition at which he should compete and had a lot of success in the GCL. Coming from a major college program at age 23, he did what was expected hitting for average and run producing. Grade: B+; 2018: Sharing time at 1B in Lakewood with Pickett
Edwin Rodriguez, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .211/.257/.368 in 95AB; 3HR 20RBI; 5%BB/12%K; .167 vs LHP; 217 vs RHP; .185 last 30 days; 29 games at 1B with 2 errors (.989); 3 games in the OF without an error; Rodriguez is finishing his second full season in the GCL and his numbers pretty significantly regressed from last season. Grade: D; 2018: Could get caught in the numbers game.
Keudy Bocio, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2016; .278/.374/.348 in 0HR 18RBI; 7/8SB; 14%BB/16%K; .316 vs LHP; .271 vs RHP; .269 last 30 days; 21 games at 3B with 8 errors (.849); 14 games in the OF without an error; Very solid at the plate, less so in the field for Bocio who I suspect will move to the OF permanently. Certainly hit well enough to move up; Grade: B; 2018: WIlliamsport
Jesus Henriquez, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2015; .258/.310/.281 in 93AB; 0HR 11RBI; 1SB; 7%BB/13%K; .261 vs LHP; .258 vs RHP; .324 last 30 days; 13 games at 3B with 1 error (.971); 1 game at 1B without an error; 14 games at 2B without an error; Decent progress for Henriquez during his first season stateside; He profiles more as a 2B longterm. Grade: C+; 2018: Williamsport
DJ Stewart, 18, Phils 39th round pick in 2017; .195/.267/.293 in 43AB; 1HR 5RBI; 9%BB/26%K; 11 games at 3B with 4 errors (.867); As a 39th round pick, not much was expected and not much was gotten. I would be surprised to see him back
Jack Zoellner, 22, Phils 9th round pick in 2017; Hit .258 in 31AB in a season cut short by injury; 9 games at 3B with 2 errors.