Around the System–Relief Pitching

Lehigh Valley

Pedro Beato, 31, Re-Signed as a free agent in 2018; 15 games, 0-0 with a 2.30ERA; 11SV; 15.2IP 7H 5BB 18K; 0.76WHIP; 2.9BB/10.3K per 9; .191 vs LHH; .090 vs RHH; .095 with runners on base; Beato continues to be outstanding for Lehigh Valley and recently became the ‘Pigs all time leader in saves.

Zac Curtis, 25, Signed as a free agent in 2017; 9 games, 0-1 with a 3.48ERA; 10.1IP 7H 5BB 12K; 1.16WHIP; 4.4BB/10.5K per 9; .167 vs LHH; .243 vs RHH; .206 with runners on base; Curtis has thrown generally well however like in the majors, the walks have presented a problem.

Austin Davis, 25, Phils 12th round pick in 2014; 13 games, 0-1 with a 3.00ERA; 18IP 12H 6BB 25K; 1.00WHIP; 3.0BB/12.5K; .222 vs LHH, .178 vs RHH; .286 with runners on base; Davis has pitched very well and it placing himself on the Phils radar screen as a LOOGY.

Brandon Leibrandt, 25, Phils 6th round pick in 2014; 8 games (3 starts); 2-0 with a 0.00ERA; 23IP 12H 3BB 12K; 0.65WHIP; 1.2BB/4.7K per 9; .105 vs LHH, .169 vs RHH; .050 with runners on base.  Damn!

Hoby Milner, 27, Phils 7th round pick in 2012; 8 games for LV; 0-0 with a 2.00ERA; 9IP 5H 3BB 7K; 0.89WHIP; 3.0BB/7.0K per 9; .231 vs LHH, .185 vs RHH; After an inconsistent first few weeks with the Phils, Milner was sent down and generally thrown well for LV.

Jake Thompson, 24, Acquired from Texas in 2015; 5 games (3 starts) for LV; 0-1 with a 9.00ERA; 14IP 20H 9BB 12K; 2.07WHIP; 5.8BB/7.7K per 9; .378 vs LHH, .271 vs RHH; Thompson has been consistently hit around, whether it be with the Phils or ‘Pigs this year.

Tom Windle, 26, Acquired from Dodgers in 2015; 14 games, 2-1 with a 3.57ERA; 17.2IP 13H 5BB 20K; 1.02WHIP; 2.5BB/10.2K per 9; .125 vs LHH, .220 vs RHH; .222 with runners on base; After generally failing to impress over the last two years in the organization, WIndle has thrown quite well this season.

Reading

Tommy Bergjans, 25, Acquired from Dodgers in 2016; 3 games between Reading and Clearwater; 0-0 with a 2.25ERA; 4IP 4H 2BB 0K.

Trevor Bettencourt, 23, Phils 25th round pick in 2016; 11 games, 1-0 with 3.18ERA; 17IP 14H 9BB 18K; 1.35WHIP; 4.8BB/0.5K per 9; .222 vs LHH, .229 vs RHH; Bettencourt was throwing relatively well before being placed on the DL 10 days ago.  He was being used in high leverage situations;

Ranfi Casimiro, 25, SIgned as a free agent in 2010; 12 games between Lehigh Valley and Reading; 3-1 with a 5.40ERA; 16.2IP 20H 11BB 11K; 1.86WHIP; 5.9BB/5.9K per 9; .360 vs LHH, .256 vs RHH; Very mediocre thus far

Joe DeNato, 26, Phils 19th round pick in 2014; 3 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 3.2IP without giving up an ER; 3BB 4K.

Edgar Garcia, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 14 games; 0-1 with a 0.41ERA; 22IP 9H 11BB 24K; 0.90WHIP; 4.5BB/9.8K per 9; .167 vs LHH, .079 vs RHH; After a very average ’17 in CLearwater, Garcia has been lights out thus far in ’18.

Tyler Gilbert, 24, Phils 6th round pick in 2015; 11 games, 3-0 with a 3.63ERA; 17.1IP 15H 5BB 18K; 1.15WHIP; 2.6BB/9.3K per 9; .192 vs LHH, .256 vs RHH; Gilbert has genrally thrown very well with an occasional bumopy outing.

Luke Leftwich, 23, Phils 7th round pick in 2015; 14 games, 0-3 with a 2.57ERA; 14IP 8H 6BB 15K; 1.00WHIP; 3.9BB/9.6K per 9; .182 vs LHH, .154 vs RHH; I think the Phils have something in Leftwich…

Seth McGarry, 24, Acquired from Pittsburgh in 2017; 13 games, 1-1 with a 3.00ERA; 18IP 13H 10BB 16K; 5.0BB/8.0K per 9; 1.27WHIP; .167 vs LHH, .242 vs RHH; McGarry has thrown well but a few too many walks.

Alexis Rivero, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 12 games between CLearwater and Reading; 1-0 with a 6.75ERA; 18.2IP 22H 8BB 10K; 1.61WHIP; 3.9BB/4.8K per 9; .333 vs LHH, .256 vs RHH; Lackluster 2018 thus far

Tyler Viza, 23, Phils 32nd round pick in 2013; 9 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 8.1IP 9H 6BB 9K; 1.80WHIP; His time on the mound has been fairly limited thus far in ’18

CLearwater

Aaron Brown, 25, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014; 14 games, 1-2 with a 4.15ERA; 21.2IP 25H 11BB 26K; 1.66WHIP; 4.6BB/10.8K per 9; .441 vs LHH, .196 vs RHH; Brown, who transitioned back to the mound last season has eye opening stuff at times.  That said, his work against lefties has been awful.

Jakub Hernandez, 22, Phils 21st round pick in 2017; 10 games, 2-0 with a 3.32ERA; 19IP 20H 5BB 29K; 1.31WHIP; 2.4BB/13.7K per 9; .207 vs LHH, .311 vs RHH; Hernandez struggled in early April but has really been pitching well of late, including an organization leading K rate per 9.

Will Hibbs, 24, Phils 19th round pick in 2016; 4 games, 1-0 with a 3.18ERA; 1.05WHIP; Hibbs was recently activated after spending the first month of the season on the DL.

Felix Paulino, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 12 games, 0-2 with a 4.24ERA; 23.1IP 27H 10BB 20K; 1.58WHIP; 3.9BB/7.7K per 9; .370 vs LHH, .227 vs RHH; Up and down performances for Paulino thus far.

Blake Quinn, 24, Phils 9th round pick in 2016; 14 games, 1-2 with a 3.79ERA; 19IP 15H 9BB 21K; 1.26WHIP; 4.3BB/9.9K per 9; .200 vs LHH, .216 vs RHH. Overall, Quinn has been very good this season and is progressing.

Jeff SInger, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2016; 11 games, 0-3 with a 4.73ERA; 13.1IP 15H 4BB 14K; 1.42WHIP; 2.7BB/9.5K per 9; .364 vs LHH, .233 vs RHH; SInger was awful to start the season and after a stint on the DL, has come back throwing much better

Alberto Tirado, 23, Acquired from Toronto in 2015; Has thrown 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and 3 walks.

Lakewood

Randy Alcantara, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 8 games; 0-1 with a 6.43ERA; 14IP 24H 4BB 7K; 2.00WHIP; 2.6BB/4.5K per 9; .417 vs LHH, .333 vs RHH; Has been consistently ineffective.

Luis Carrasco, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 9 games, 1-0 with a 5.03ERA; 19.2IP 26H 6BB 15K; 1.62WHIP; 2.7BB/6.9K per 9; .229 vs LHH, .439 vs RHH; Its been very bumpy for Carrasco.

Kyle Dohy, 21, Phils 16th round pick in 2017; 14 games, 1-3 with a 1.37ERA; 4SV; 19.2IP 13H 10BB 35K; 1.16WHIP; 4.6BB/16.0K per 9; .125 vs LHH, .227 vs RHH; Check out those “k” numbers.

Julian Garcia, 23, Phils 10th round pick in 2016; 8 games, 0-1 with a 5.14ERA; 14IP 16H 6BB 16K; 1.57WHIP; 3.9BB/10.3K per 9; .267 vs LHH, .320 vs RHH; Inconsistent 2018 with some glimmers of real potential against some very poor outings

Jon Hennigan, 23, Phils 21st round pick in 2016; 9 games, 0-1 with a 1.59ERA; 11.1IP 5H 5BB 9K; 0.88WHIP; 4.0BB/7.1K per 9; A good start with a DL stint mixed in.

Luis Ramirez, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2016; 12 games, 0-4 with a 4.97ERA; 12.2IP 14H 5BB 15K; 1.50WHIP; 3.6BB/10.7K per 9; .290 vs LHH, .227 vs RHH; Middle of the road production thus far.

Addison RUss, 23, Phils 19th round pick in 2017; 14 games, 4-0 with an 0.92ERA; 6 saves; 19.2IP 9H 2BB 25K; 0.55WHIP; 0.9BB/11.4K per 9; Should be in CLearwater; Will be ther esoon I would expect.

Zach Warren, 21, Phils 14th round pick in 2017; 11 games, 0-1 with a 3.06ERA; 17.2IP 13H 12BB 25K; 1.41WHIP; 6.1BB/12.7K per 9; .103 vs LHH, .303 vs RHH; Has thrown very well albeit with spotty control.

 

14 thoughts on “Around the System–Relief Pitching

  1. I am a little surprised that Tom Windle is still with the organization. He was a college lefty, an unsuccessful starter, and a mediocre reliever that has only progressed 1 level in 3 plus years in the system. Doesn’t throw enough strikes to have a long term future, in my opinion.

      1. If you’re a lefty than can get lefties out, you’ll always have a job. Velocity is less of an issue.

    1. He’s also in his first go-around in AAA and putting up probably the best numbers of his career (SSS, obviously). Relievers’ development can be weird, so maybe something is clicking. At worst, he’s a young-ish lefty with a mid-90s fastball who’s an effective arm for the ‘Pigs. That roster spot could easily be occupied by Bobby LaFromboise, or an equivalent journeyman.

      1. he seemed to have at least some degree turned things around after working with Doc in Clearwater last year when he was rehabbing.

  2. Austin Davis LhP and Liebrandt LhP should be in the majors but where . This is alskna strength for the Phillies.

    1. He wasn’t really a hard thrower, and now his control has went out the window. For a right handed pitcher, that’s a disaster.

  3. Feeling really good about this bullpen with Ramos, Garcia, Morgan, Rios, Dominguez, Arano, plus guys like Davis, Leftwich, and Garcia. Bright future

  4. so when liebrandt is in the pen thats 5 lefties in LV’s bullpen right now.

    Edgar Garcia really looking good, outside of the walks. of course his one bad outing was the one i got to see.

    1. The system is so deep right now, that starters who never really failed, have had to be moved to the bullpen like Leibrandt. Really should move him somewhere, so that he can try to make majors as a starter. Maybe him and Arauz to Baltimore for either international money or pick.

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