Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/10/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (27-34) lost to Charlotte, 5-3.

Felix Paulino (3.12) started and shut out the Stone Crabs for four innings on 4 hits and zero walks.  He struck out four, and threw 55 pitches.  Blake Quinn (2-3, 5.88) faced 6 batters in the fifth inning, gave up 5 runs, and exited without recording an out.  Ismael Cabrera (7.71) stranded one of two inherited runners.  He pitched three innings and struck out four.  Will Hibbs (6.39) pitched the final, scoreless inning.

The Threshers scored too little, too late.  They scored a run in the fifth inning on Raul Rivas’ RBI single.  They scored another run in the sixth on a double play.  They added a final run in the seventh on Luke Williams’ RBI double.

The Threshers had 8 hits, every starter except Austin Listi had one.

After the past two bullpen games, Connor Seabold, Adonis Medina, and Mauricio Llovera have the next three starts.  Where’s Bailey?

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is going on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
  • #2 Adonis Medina (6-2, 4.82):
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.297): went 1-4
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.244): DNP
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.273):went 1-4 with a run scored, double
  • #17 Jose Gomez (.233): went 1-3 with a BB, BRI
  • #21 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.70):
  • #25 J.D. Hammer (0-1, 3.38):
  • #28 Connor Seabold (2-4, 4.37):
  • Bailey Falter (4-2, 3.08):

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (35-26) beat Charlotte, 6-2.

Cole Irvin captured his eight victory  with a quality start.  He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk in seven innings.  He struck out five.  He threw 66 strikes in 96 pitches (68.8%).  Zac Curtis (2.28) and Austin Davis (2.84) followed Irvin with a perfect inning apiece.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the first inning on Joey Meneses’ first of two 2-run HRs (12).  He hit another 2-run shot in the third inning.  They added 2 more runs in the fourth on fielding error and Dean Anna’s RBI single.

Joey Meneses had 2 hits and 4 RBI.  Logan Moore had 2 hits.

  • #12 Enyel De Los Santos (6-3, 1.63):
  • #13 Tom Eshelman (1-5, 7.06):
  • #14 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
  • #16 Dylan Cozens (.226): called up to Philadelphia (on the 10-day DL)
  • #22 Drew Anderson (2-1, 3.33): 
  • #23 Cole Irvin (8-1, 2.62): 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Reading (26-35) lost to Erie, 6-0.

Franklyn Kilome posted a 62 game score in spite of the loss.  He went 6.0 innings and held the SeaWolves to one run on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out three.  Seth McGarry (3.25) pitched an inning and gave up 2 runs.  Tyler Gilbert (3.42) also pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs.

The Phils were handcuffed at the plate.  They were held to 4 singles and zero walks.  They struck out 11 times.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (4-4, 5.05):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (1-3, 4.45): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 3.27):
  • #15 Cornelius Randolph (.189): went 0-4

Lakewood (37-26) beat Greensboro, 2-0.

David Parkinson (5-1) pitched five, shutout innings.  He allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out eight.  Zach Warren (2.96) struck out 4 in 2.1 innings.  Addison Russ (1.23) struck out 2 in 1.2 perfect innings.  Russ earned his 12th save.

The BlueClaws scored an unearned run in the first inning on Jake Scheiner’s RBI double. They added a run in the fifth on Jhailyn Ortiz’ solo HR (4).

Jhailyn Ortiz had 3 hits and a stolen base.  Kevin Markham and Jake Scheiner had 2 hits each.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.277): went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR (4), RBI, SB
  • #11 Daniel Brito (.230): went 1-3 with 2 BB
  • #18 Kyle Young (1-3, 2.45):
  • #20 Spencer Howard (3-5, 5.23):
  • #27 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #30 Nick Maton (.258): went 0-5

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

One prospect is in Philadelphia.

  • #10 Seranthony Dominguez: retains prospect status until June 20th

And these guys are still in Clearwater.

  • #19 Francisco Morales: XST
  • #24 Luis Garcia: XST
  • #26 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season
  • #29 Jonathan Guzman: XST

Both DSL teams were off on Sunday – Phillies Red (1-6) and Phillies White (4-3).

Williamsport begins its season on Friday, June 15th v. State College.

GCL Phillies East begins its season on Monday, June 18th v. GCL Yankees West.

Gcl Phillies West begins its season on Tuesday, June 19th v. GCL Yankees East.

Phillies GCL schedule.


6/10/18–Efrain Morales assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
6/10/18–RHP Carlos Betancourt assigned to DSL Phillies White.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/10.  I’ve got 322 players in the organization.


38 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/10/2018

  1. Haseley has a hit in 13 straight games and 26 of his last 28 games. He’s been on base in each of those 28 games. He’s hitting .370/.383/.435 with an .818 OPS in the month of June. He’s not just breaking out but exploding out. Reading could use a guy like him to wake up that lineup. Of course, getting called up doesn’t mean he’ll be tearing the cover off the ball from the get-go. Look at Darick Hall. He’s hitting .190/.227/.333 since his call up to Reading. It’s only been 10 games and he’s still adjusting to the better pitching.

    1. Reading has a guy hitting 412/444/706 with an OPS of 1.150 over his last 10 games. Wish they would play him more.

      1. I guess you’re talking about Bossart. He started slow in April and is doing very well in May and especially June. His hold up is Grullon. Deivi’s hitting is improving even though he’s in a little bit of a slump right now. Grullon is 2 years younger and the better long term prospect. Bossart could make a pitch for future backup catcher. It doesn’t appear the Phillies are willing to play either one at 1B probably because they had Green and now Hall sitting on that bag. Neither one has DH’ed probably because you don’t want your backup catcher to have to move from DH to behind the plate. The pitcher would have to hit in that DH slot, if they did.

    2. Haseley is doing nicely, but he’s still not hitting for a ton of power and let’s see if his walk rates stabilize at higher levels. I’m not totally against a promotion for him this year, but he’s not there yet either.

      1. Last 108 PAs (24GP) he is at 7% BB and 14% K rate with a slash of.354/.407/.505 .That significant low delta ebetween K and BB alone indicates he is getting around to it. His ISO sitting arouind .150 has also picked up from approx 110 since the beginning of the year.
        Another 100 PAs at that current slash rate should get him a promo to Reading around mid-July..

  2. Jhailyn Ortiz is another guy bucking for promotion. Since being out a month because of injury, he’s hitting the ball very well. At .363 over the last 21 games, that’s pretty impressive for 19 yo. I think he should get another month in LKW but if Haseley gets called up to Reading, Ortiz could get the call to CLW. I don’t want to push the guy any more than he’s ready for but if this continues for another month and he’s still in LKW, someone will have to wake up the guys who make these decisions.

    1. If Ortiz hadn’t missed so much time to injury this season, a promotion to Clearwater may have been in the cards (JPC only spent half a season in Lakewood). As it stands now, I think they keep him there the full year. Remember, he struggled pretty mightily in the early going, so he’s going to have to show he can sustain this level of play.

      1. I think taking the month off allowed him to think through his process and made him a better hitter. The early going Ortiz is very different from the current one. His HRs are coming and he’s hitting far more for average. I’m not trying to push him any faster than he needs to be but if the performance continues, he has to be moved forward.

    2. Are you kidding me? This kid could probably use a full year at Lakewood. In order for him to get promoted this year, he would need an extended period of time (60-70 games) where it looked like the league simply wasn’t challenging him. He’s not there yet. He’s super young – no need to rush him.

      1. I agree. Let him play until he dominates. He is doing well for a short spell. There is time.

      2. Yeah, agree. His Ks and BBs still indicate a somewhat impatient hitter. Good to see the average and power coming up but he’s just having his first bit of success at a level he’s young for.

      3. catch … I pretty much agree, but (if he keeps hitting), I might promote him in August. Is Ortiz too young for the Arizona Fall League?

      4. Agree 100%. He’s young and only just started to hit, not sure why the topic of a promotion has even been discussed. He’s nowhere near that point.

  3. I honestly don’t want to see any promotions at this time. Haseley still needs to work on driving the ball and drawing more walks plus has had success only the last month, no rush

    Ortiz is superyoung and is in a league that plays a full yr schedule. let him play there and move up to Clearwater at age 20 next yr.

    I see very few promotions at this time . no need to rush players.

    that could change if a player really seems like he is bored and needs a challenge

    Hall was the right move so he can get some time at reading at age 22 and we kind of want to know if Hall is a real prospect or not

  4. I started voting for Irvin around #7 if anyone cares. (I know you dont though)

    1. I don’t know if he has the stuff to truly be more than a #5 (haven’t seen him) but he’s making the case that he’s major league ready. His stock is up for sure.

  5. Ortiz will be 19 all season. Now if he hits .400+ for another 4 weeks, then maybe discuss a promotion. He still has a high K rate although it has gone down since he returned from the DL.

  6. Promotion, promotion, promotion, promotion….last month the sky was falling. The big club is having legit relevancy is 2020. there is no need to promote anyone right now. Period. Haseley OPS is not that great folks and Ortiz has played a grand total of a month’s worth of games and is 19. Yet…PROMOTION. Hahahahahahahahahaha

    1. On Haseley.
      Whether you like it or not, Jordan will be looking to promote him if continues this current slash as he has done over the last 24 games.
      A number one draft choice has to be challenged after they have reached a certain level over a sustained period of time.
      His ISO has climb in this same period of time.
      IMo he is in Reading by 12 July…just have to see if he can continue at this current pace.

      1. It’s not like Haseley is old for his level, and other posters are correct in the sense that a year into his pro career he’s only just started to actually produce. He hasn’t mastered A+ yet, there’s no reason to discuss a promotion “if” he performs better than he has so far for the next 6 weeks. Seems silly to me – just let him continue to get ABs and work on his deficiencies where he is now.

  7. On a more serious note, I really like the Scheiner kid. Had a nice career at U of Houston and while he’s got some swing and miss in his game, you’ve got to like what he is doing so far especially as a college guy. May end up being just a filler but he grinds and has some pop.

    1. Scheiner only played 1 year in U of Hou (he played in St Rosa JuCo for 2 years before moving to U of Hou). Scouting reports are saying that Scheiner is supposed to have a good “hit” tool. Based on his current metrics, his K% is actually average but the BB% is the concern since it’s consistently below average since joining the Phils.

  8. indicates that Bailey Falter – after two really bad starts – is scheduled to change leagues…to Reading?

    1. probably a paper move to WIL with somebody moving up to CLW (Rosso? Parkinson? Howard?). If there’s a promotion to REA it’s probably Medina than Falter.

  9. Is Cole Irvin an MLB arm? I saw somewhere some baseball writer had him in the big leagues this year. What’s his projection?

    1. It’s hard to say. Ceiling is maybe JA Happ at his peak. Probably a 3/4, but not bad.

    2. Irvin need to develop at least 1 plus potential pitch to increase his ceiling to #3. His current profile/stuff is of a #4/#5. Irvin has good size and shown that he is durable since the Phils sign him — that’s good value for any team. I’m actually optimistic about Irvin’s MLB outcome. His ability to control all his 3 pitches for strike will give him some good years in the league. He’s a good pick for a 5th rounder.

      1. I am a little surprised how far he has come.
        His peripherals are really pretty good…GB% in the low 50%, K/9 at almost 8…BB/( at 2, and FIP at 3.4 are all about as close to plus as you can get.

  10. On Irvin multi reports he a very Smart Pitcher he knows how to set up hitters. Hes probably the Phillies most advanced LHP.

  11. I am happy if he is another JA Happ. That would make him a very successful draft pick, and I wouldn’t mind if we pick up the original Happ in July.

  12. watching lakewood, nice game from Andrew Brown, don’t know too much about him but he gave up just 1 hit and 1 BB. Threw just 62 pitches. I missed the 1st inning, but saw him hit 96 although the gun runs 1 to 2 mph hot according to the announcers on He seemed to have a good CU going, hitting 86

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