Scott Kingery, Phils 2nd round pick in 2015; .304/.359/.530 in 543AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 26HR 65RBI; 29SB;7%BB/19%K; .290 last 30 days; For Lehigh Valley: .294/.337/.439 in 265AB; 8HR 21RBI; 10SB; .269 vs LHP; .300 vs RHP; 125 games at 2B with 11 errors (.980); 4 games at 3B without an error; 2 games at SS without an error; Outstanding season and progress for Kingery who looks to be the Phillies second baseman to be for the next decade. Grade: A; 2018: Lehigh Valley until June, then Phillies
Jesmuel Valentin, 23, Acquired from Dodgers in 2014; .229/.282/.292 in 96AB; 1HR 7RBI; 6%BB/16%K; .310 vs LHP; .167 vs RHP; 26 games at 2B with 2 errors (.969); 2 games at SS with 1 error; Valentin came real close to making the Phils out of SPring Training in April and then struggled when he didn’t, his season ultimately ending in injury mid May; Grade: C-; 2018: I expect him in Lehigh Valley with a debut with the Phils at some point next season
Pedro Florimon, 30, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .265/.347/.410 in 310AB with Lehigh Valley; 10HR 33RBI; 4SB; 10%BB/27%K; 33 games at 2B with 1 error (.989); 26 games at 3B with 2 errors (.966); 15 games at SS with 1 error (.980); 14 games in the OF with 1 error (.960); In 48AB with Phils, Florimon hit .348. I hardly expected to become a big “Pedro Florimon fan” this season but that is what happened. Florimon has the ability to play numerous positions and do it at a level where you will not be hurt defensively. That skill set got him called up to Philly where he was being touted as a potential 2018 super utility player before his season ended with a gruesome injury. He had a very good year being asked to do a little bit of everything. Grade: B+; 2018: It all depends on his ability to bounce back from the ugly ankle injury. Currently on the 40 man, if healthy, he will compete for Andres Blanco’s former role.
Angelo Mora, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .291./334/.435 in 398AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 9HR 55RBI; 5SB; 6%BB/19%K; For LV: .280/.291/.330 in 100AB; 25 games at SS with 4 errors (.966); 24 games at 3B with 3 errors (.952); 47 games at 2B with 8 errors (.964); 4 games in the OF without an error; Mora did a real nice job this year with the bat and continued to be steady in the field at multiple positions. Unfortuantely, I think I am more of a Mora fan than the Phils organization and I really doubt he ends up on the 40 man, leading to minor league free agency for Mora. Grade: B
JP Crawford, 22, Phils 1st round pick in 2013; .243/.351/.405 in 474AB; 15HR 63RBI; 5/9SB; .250 vs LHP; .286 vs RHP; .278 last 30 days w/ LV; 14%BB/17%K rate; 113 games at SS with 17 errors (.960); 6 games at 3B without an error; 5 games at 2B without an error; Hitting .278 for the Phils in 36AB; Crawford’s way down then up season has been very well documented. Looking at his season in its entirety, there was progress but not as much as I expected; The bright side saw his power substantially more than expectations, although not sure that will translate to MLB; His average was fairly significantly lower on the year than hoped but, more importantly his OBP was excellent and Crawford was among league leaders in runs because of his OBP. Still a plus fielder but a small notch below my expectations this season. Grade: C; 2018: I see him in Philly fulltime come June
Drew Stankiewicz, 24, Phils 11th round pick in 2014; .280/.364/.421 in 328AB between Clearwater and Reading; 9HR 35RBI; 3SB; 11%BB/19%K; .297 last 30 days; 81 games at 2B with 9 errors (.975); 14 games at 3B with 2 errors (.900); 3 games at SS with 3 errors; A good season for Stankiewicz who does a lot of things right, leading to lineup opportunities for him. Grade: B; 2018: Reading
Derek Campbell, 26, Phils 20th round pick in 2014; .250/.308/.359 in 159AB between Clearwater and Reading; 3HR 13RBI; 6%BB/22%K; Hit .162 for Reading in 37 late season AB; 8 games in the OF without an error; 21 games at 3B with 2 errors (.941); 15 games at 2B with 2 errors; Campbell spent large portions of the season injured and was mostly a spare piece when healthy; Grade: C-; 2018: Elsewhere
Malquin Canelo, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .226/.301/.339 in 389AB; 6HR 34RBI; 12SB; 10%BB/26%K; .273 vs LHP; .203 vs RHP; .215 post all star break; 112 games at SS with 23 errors (.955); Not a good year for Canelo who just could not put it together for a prolonged period of time without slumping. High K rate, too many errors, and low OBP; Grade: D; 2018: Reading
Grenny Cumana, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .243/.282/.292 in 301AB; 2HR 21RBI; 16SB; 4%BB/13%K; .310 vs LHP; .217 vs RHP; .250 last 30 days; 68 games at 2B with 11 errors (.961); 20 games at SS with 2 errors (,974); Very little plate discipline inhibited true progress for Cumana. His OBP dropped .62 between Lakewood and Clearwater which is very problematic. Defense was solid and has good speed. Grade: C-; 2018: CLearwater
Emmanuel Marrero, 24, Phils 7th round pick in 2014; .252/.310/.359 in 365AB; 5HR 32RBI; 11SB; 7%BB/23%K; .215 vs LHP; .265 vs RHP; .211 last 30 days; 87 games at SS with 13 errors (,964); 6 games at 2B with 2 errors (.905); 16 games at 3B with 2 errors (.905); Decent year for Marrero who pretty much mimicked his production level that he had for Lakewood the year prior. Decent at bat, decent in the field. Just decent. Grade: C; 2018: Just enough to move up. Reading
Jose Gomez, 20, Acquired from Rockies in 2017; .307/.353/.398 in 410AB between South Atlantic League and Clearwater; 4HR 36RBI; 18SB; 5%BB/18%K; .250/.289/.272 in 92AB for CW; 73 games at SS with 15 errors (.955); 12 games at 2B with 2 errors (.965); 10 games at 3B without an error; Acquired late in the season, Gomez came pretty highly touted out of the SAL. Under 100AB for CW, so not enough time to evaluate but his SAL year was impressive as a 20 year old. 2018: Clearwater
Jose Antequera, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .184/.244/.216 in 185AB between LK, CW and REA; 0HR 16RBI; 6%BB/18%K; 41 games at SS with 6 errors (.962); 4 games at 3B with 1 error; 19 games at 2B without an error; Antequera filled in where needed due to injuries. I don’t expect him back with a lot of talent pushing at the lower levels
Daniel Brito, 19, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .239/.298/.318 in 491AB; 6HR 32RBI; 12/21SB; 6%BB/18%K; .262 vs LHP; .232 vs RHP; .238 last 30 days; 107 games at 2B with 10 errors (.977); 6 games at SS with 2 errors; Decent year for Brito who moved to Lakewood directly from the GCL as a 19 year old. Grade: C+; 2018: Back to Lakewood, with Scheiner moving to CLearwater
Raul Rivas, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .267/.311/.302 in 318AB between Williamsport and Lakewood; 0HR 29RBI; 12/19SB; 5%BB/18%K; .278 last 30 days; 35 games at 2B with 3 errors (.979); 30 games at SS with 8 errors (.936); 17 games at 3B with 2 errors (.952); Rivas played well at Lakewood, hitting .280 and was solid in the field. Took a double jump from the GCL and I expect to see him in Clearwater next season; Grade: B-
Arquimedes Gamboa, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .261/.328/.378 in 307AB; 6HR 28RBI; 8SB; 9%BB/15%K; .227 vs LHP; .274 vs RHP; .325 last 30 days; 79 games at SS with 14 errors (.953); If you watch Gamboa, you clearly see a player who has a lot of potential, especially in the field. Similar to 2016, he did spend some time injured this season, but when healthy, he played well. Grade: B-; Lakewood to start with a quick move to Clearwater possible.
Jake Scheiner, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2017; .250/.317/.377 in 236AB; 4HR 19RBI; 5/12SB; 6%BB/21%K; .200 vs LHP; .271 vs RHP; .250 last 30 days; 31 games at 2B with 1 error (.993); 24 games at 3B with 8 errors (.871); Scheiner played a very small notch below where I expected him this season as a high draft pick. Clearly a better 2B than 3B. Grade: C; 2018: I think the Phils slot him in CLearwater
Brian Mims, 21, Phils 22nd round pick in 2017; .190/.244/.264 in 121AB; 0HR 6RBI; 1SB; 3%BB/31%K; .167 vs LHP; .200 vs RHP; .163 last 30 days; 19 games at 2B with 3 errors (.957); 14 games at 1B without an error; 3 games in the OF without an error; Mims played part time and was pretty awful with the bat. 2018: I would be surprised if he were back
Jesus Azajue, 20, Phils 25th round pick in 2017; .131/.169/.131 in 84AB between GCL and WIlliamsport; 0HR 3RBI; 3SB; 3%BB/16%K; 16 games at 2B with 3 errors (.944); 11 games at SS with 2 errors (.952); Same analysis as Mims.
Nick Maton, 20, Phils 7th round pick in 2017; .252/.350/.333 in 210AB; 2HR13RBI; 10SB; 12%BB/19%K; .158 vs LHP; .288 vs RHP; .227 last 30 days; 57 games at SS with 9 errors (.966); Maton made a positive impression showing impressive plate discipline, good speed and was good in the field; Needs substantial work vs. LHP. Grade: B; 2018: Lakewood
Brayan Gonzalez, 17, SIgned as a free agent in 2016;.269/.331/.388 in 134AB; 2HR 24RBI; 6SB; 8%BB/17%K; .227 vs LHP; .277 vs RHP; .206 last 30 days; 38 games at 2B with 5 errors (.972); Gonzalez made a very impressive stateside debut this season. Produced runs with the bat, showed some speed and showed a decent glove: Grade: B+; 2018: Start with GCL, finish with Williamsport
Gunnar Buhner, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2o17; Hit .122 in 49AB with 0HR 3RBI; 10 games at 2B without an error; 8 games at 3B without an error; 2 games at SS with 1 error; .122 at the lowest level as a 22 year old isn’t going to cut it. Buhner likely wont be back
Jonathan Guzman, 18, Signed as a free agent in 2015; .246/.305/.326 in 175AB between GCL and Williamsport; 2HR 15RBI; 5SB; 8%BB/16%K; .179 vs LHP; .264 vs RHP; .167 last 30 days; 42 games at SS with 15 errors (.923); Far too many errors this season with mediocre offensive production. Grade: C-; 2018:GCL
Jake Homes, 19, Phils 11th round pick in 2017; .252/.331/.355 in 107AB; 2HR 14RBI; 5SB; 9%BB/14%K; 18 games at SS with 2 errors (.968)
Dalton Guthrie, 21, Phils 6th round pick in 2017; Hit .182 in 22AB; 8 games at SS with 1 error; Guthrie missed almost all of the season injured. At 21, and as a high draft pick, I don’t expect him back in the GCL.