Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Around the System–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Joey Meneses, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .356/.398/.563 in 87AB; 3HR 13RBI; 6%BB/16%K; .382 vs LHP; .340 vs RHP; .441 in May; 24 games at 1B with 1 error (.994); 1 game in the OF without an error; Meneses has been Lehigh Valley’s most productive hitter in the early going and a very pleasant surprise.

Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .288/.413/.510 in 104AB; 5HR 15RBI; 17%BB/26%K; .263 vs LHP; .303 vs RHP; .258 in July; 30 games at 3B with 4 errors (.951); 2 games at 1B without an error; Walding re-signed with the Phils as a minor league free agent and has shown a good deal of growth, particularly in the area of plate discipline.  He has been excellent with the bat and very good in the field.

Matt McBride, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .167 in 42AB; 2HR 6RBI; 8 games at 1B with 1 error (.981); 6 games caught with 1 error; Not much to speak of thus far for McBride who has come home to play what may be his last professional season


Kyle Martin, 25, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .197/.293/.368 in 76AB; 3HR 12RBI; 7%BB/22%K; .200 vs LHP; .197 vs RHP; .158 in May; 20 games at 1B without an error; Martin has continued his ’17 struggles with Reading where he hit .193 right into 2018.  His leash may be short with the draft upcoming and Darick Hall knocking on the Reading door.

Zach Green, 24, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012; .293/.348/.585 in 82AB; 6HR 18RBI; 1SB; 6%BB/36%K; .278 vs LHP; .297 vs RHP; .393 in May; 11 games at 1B with 4 errors (.962); 5 games at 3B with 1 error; Green has actually hit much better on the road than home, taking away the argument that his production is FirstEnergy related.  Still striking out a ton, but has been very productive for the FIghtins.

Damek Tomscha, 26, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; ,323/.410/.535 in 99AB; 5HR 13RBI; 11%BB/14%K; 26 games at 3B without an error; .333 vs LHP; .321 vs RHP; .367 in May; Tomscha has had one of the best starts in the organization this season; The one thing he does not have going for him is his age.  I am hoping he gets a look at LV mid-season. Continue reading Around the System–Corner Infield

Box Score Recap – 5/10/2018

Clearwater (13-21)  lost to Lakeland, 5-3 in ten innings.

Clearwater’s Mauricio Llovera pitched two different games tonight.  For the first three innings, he kept the Daytona Tortugas off balance with a mid-nineties fastball and an unhittable slider.  His only base runner reached on an infield bleeder in the no man’s land between the mound and first base that he failed to field cleanly.

Llovera had six strike outs in the first three inning, no hits, no walks.  The three outs not recorded via strike out were two ground outs and a pop up to shallow right field. Continue reading Box Score Recap – 5/10/2018