Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/25/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (36-36) did not play, and returns to action in Daytona on Tuesday.

  • #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3 , 2.51): is on the 7-day DL with elbow inflammation
  • #2 Adonis Medina (7-2, 3.99):
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.297):
  • #4 Mickey Moniak (.249):
  • #8 Arquimedes Gamboa (.255):
  • #16 Jose Gomez (.225):
  • #20 McKenzie Mills (0-2, 4.46):
  • #24 J.D. Hammer (1-1, 7.36):
  • #27 Connor Seabold (4-4, 3.90):
  • Bailey Falter (5-2, 2.96):

The GCL Phillies East (2-4) lost to Phillies West, 7-3.  Carlos Francisco (1-1, 6.00) gave up 6 runs on 10 hits and 3 walks.  Eric White (9.00) gave up a run on 2 hits in one inning in his first appearance of the season.  Alejandro Made (8.10) pitched two scoreless innings, recording 2 walks and 2 strike outs.  Gabriel Yanez (11.57) pitched a one-hit inning.

Phillies East was held to 5 hits.  Carlos De La Cruz (.364) had 2 of them.  They scored 2 runs in the fourth on a wild pitch and an RBI error.  They scored a run in the eighth on Juam Aparicio’s solo HR (1).

Jake Holmes (.350) went 1-3 with a double and a stolen base.

Carlos Francisco threw his FB 90-92 mph.

Eric White’s FB was 92-93 mph.

Alejandro Made’s FB was 92-95 mph, sat 93-94 mph.

The  GCL Phillies West (2-3) beat Phillies East, 7-3.  Rafi Gonell (1-0, 1.80) tossed five, 2-hit innings.  He gave up 2 runs (one ER), a walk, and struck out five.  Austin Ross (0.00) pitched a one-walk inning.  Jaylen Smith (0.00) made his first appearance and allowed his first two batters to reach on a walk and single, but then retired three in a row including his first strike out.  Jose Conopoima (2.70) gave up a run on a HR in one inning.  Leonel Aponte (5.40) pitched a clean inning.

Luis Garcia had 3 hits and 3 RBI.

Corbin Williams (.429) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, RBI.

Matt Kroon (2-5, .500) Abrahan (2-4, .294), and Trent Bowles (2-3, .455) had 2 hits each.

West stole 8 bases – Trejo, Stewart, Williams, Garcia (2), Bowles (2), and Kroon.

  • #23 Luis Garcia (.417): went 3-5 with a run scored, double, 3 RBI, 2 SB.

Rafi Gonell throws FB, CH, CB.  His FB was 90-93 mph.  He was 92-93 in the first, slipped to 91-92 in the middle, and finished 90-92 mph.

Austin Ross’ FB was 90-91 mph.  He threw a CH at 81-82, and a low to mid 70s CB.

Jaylen Smith was reported to have an 86-88 mph FB.  It was 88-90 mph in his one inning.  He threw a mid-to-hi 70s CB.

In other action –

Lehigh Valley (44-31) beat Scranton, 3-2.  Enyel De Los Santos pitched six innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits (including 2 solo HRs) and 2 walks.  Jake Thompson (1-1, 4.86) picked up the win with two clean innings and 4 strike outs.  Tom Windle picked up his third save with a 7-pitch ninth.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the first inning on consecutive, two-out doubles by Collin Cowgill, Joey Meneses, and Trevor Plouffe.  They took the lead for good with a run in the eighth on Trevor Plouffe’s two-out, solo HR (8).

Cowgill and Plouffe had 2 hits each of the IronPigs 6 hits.

  • #11 Enyel De Los Santos (7-3, 1.73): 6.0, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR.
  • #12 Tom Eshelman (1-6, 6.68):
  • #13 Roman Quinn (.289): 7-day DL, right middle finger strain
  • #15 Dylan Cozens (.226): called up to Philadelphia
  • #21 Drew Anderson (4-2, 3.48): 
  • #22 Cole Irvin (8-3, 2.61):

Reading (34-41) beat Erie, 1-0.  Harold Arauz (5-4, 4.73) tiptoed through 6.1 shutout innings allowing 7 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Tyler Gilbert (2.86) came in and stranded two inherited runners in 0.2 innings of relief.  Jeff Singer (0.60) pitched the final two innings and got his fourth save.

The Phils managed just 3 base hits and scored the game’s only run on Austin Listi’s sacrifice fly in the third inning.

Deivi Grullon (.274) had 2 of the Phils’ 3 hits.

Cornelius Randolph has been moved back to the two-spot in the order, in front of Listi and Darick Hall.

The Phils turned 4 double plays, 3 behind Arauz.

  • #6 JoJo Romero (5-5, 4.52):
  • #7 Franklyn Kilome (2-4, 4.52):
  • #9 Ranger Suarez (4-3, 2.76):
  • #14 Cornelius Randolph (.194): went 0-4

Lakewood (44-30) split a double header with West Virginia, losing 4-1 and winning 1-0. 

Game One: David Parkinson (1.13) gave up one run n six innings, striking out seven.  Andrew Brown (2-1, 2.57) suffered the loss, giving up 3 runs in the sixth.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the fourth on Quincy Nieporte’s RBI double.

Jake Scheiner (.272), Nick Maton, and Nieporte (.257) had 2 hits each.

Parkinson picked a runner off first base.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.247): went 1-3
  • #10 Daniel Brito (.234): went 0-4
  • #29 Nick Maton (.272): went 2-3 with a double

Game Two: Ramon Rosso (5-1, 1.33) pitched six, 4-hit, shutout innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  Connor Brogdon (3.92) struck out two in a clean inning while earning his first save.

The BlueClaws scored the games only run in the fifth inning on Nick Maton’s sacrifice fly.

Rodolfo Duran (.235) had 2 hits.

  • #5 Jhailyn Ortiz (.243): went 0-3 with a BB
  • #10 Daniel Brito (.236): went 1-3 with a BB
  • #17 Kyle Young (2-3, 3.19):
  • #19 Spencer Howard (3-6, 5.25):
  • #26 Simon Muzziotti (.293): 7-day DL (hand injury, in Clearwater)
  • #29 Nick Maton (.274): went 1-2 with a BB, SF, RBI

Williamsport (6-4) lost to Mahoning Valley, 6-2.  Juan Escorcia (0-1, 2.70) lasted just 1.2 innings as he gave up 4 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits and 2 walks.  Rafael Carvajal (1.17) came in with the bases loaded and stranded all three runners.  He pitched 3.1 innings, gave up a run on 3 hits, and struck out three.  Oscar Marcelino (11.25) gave up one unearned run in three innings.

The Cutters scored a run in the second inning on Jonathan Guzman’s two-out, solo HR (1). They scored another run in the fourth on Lenin Rodriguez’ RBI single following Guzman’s two-out double.

Guzman had 3 hits.  Rodriguez (.500) and Rafael Marchan (.286) had 2 hits each.

Catcher Lenin Rodriguez stole his first base of the season.

The Crosscuters have been successful 12 of 14 times stealing bases.  Their 3 catchers have stolen 7 of 8 bases, the other position players 5 of 6..

  • Alec Bohm (.222): went 1-4
  • #18 Francisco Morales (1-0, 3.24):
  • #28 Jonathan Guzman (.265): went 4-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, HR, RBI
  • #30 Jhordany Mezquita:

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

Other prospects –

  • #25 Kevin Gowdy: not expected to pitch this season

DSL Phillies Red (7-13) lost 11-9.

DSL Phillies White (8-11) won 6-1.


6/25/18–Philadelphia activated 2B Jesmuel Valentin from the paternity list.
6/25/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right shoulder impingement.
6/25/18–Philadelphia recalled Hector Neris from Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–Philadelphia optioned Mitch Walding to Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–SS Danny Espinosa assigned to Lehigh Valley
6/25/18–Lehigh Valley placed RHP Ben Lively on the 7-day DL retro to 6/23/18. Right shoulder sprain
6/23/18–DSL Phillies Red released C Ronaldo Gonzalez.
6/24/18–Philadelphia placed 2B Jesmuel Valentin on the paternity list.
6/24/18–Philadelphia activated RF Dylan Cozens from the 10-day DL
6/24/18–3B Alec Bohm assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
6/23/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Pat Neshek on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/23/18–OF James Smith assigned to GCL Phillies East

The rosters and lists are up to date as of 6/24. (I’ve got 350 players in the organization.)

19 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 6/25/2018

  1. Do we think Gowdy would be ready to throw some Innings in the AZFL?

    Luis Garcia looking the part early. He reminds me a lot of Juan Samuel. Let’s hope he makes more contact than Sammy.

    1. DMAR…agree. Garcia could be a special player. He was high bonus signing.
      MLB rates his power tool as well below 50, but I look back at Albies in 2016 and he was rated even lower and look what he has done so far in the majors.
      Of course Albies’ Hit tool was rated exceptional at age19.

      Garcia age17-2018: Hit: 45 Power: 35 Run: 60 Arm: 60 Field: 55 Overall: 45
      Albies: age19-2016: Hit: 60 Power: 20 Run: 70 Arm: 60 Field: 55 Overall: 60

      1. Let’s see what happens Romus. He’s young but I like his build he’s not wafer thin like some of the other guys we have at the spot.

        I love everything about Maton. He’s your classic over achiever. You just keep pressing him forward and see what happens. His BB rate stands out right now and while the other tools aren’t very loud he could eek out a Kevin Stocker type career.

        Probably not with the Phillies though

  2. Where do we view Maton this season? Is he a viable candidate for the top 30? Is he 2B long term?

      1. Sorry, I meant for this site. I tend to acknowledge MLB Pipeline’s top 30 but use it more as a suggestion.
        I don’t recall him garnering any votes in the reader top 30 and if he’s a 2B or short stop for the long haul. If his production continues could he supplant Brito as our closest middle infield ready prospect?

        1. Maton was voted best defensive player at the All star game this yr . He played SS at that game.

  3. I think Guzman has a chance to become our Philly SS for 10 years, starting in late 2020. He’s that good. I like Gamboa too but Guzman might be better.
    It’s time for two Lakewood starting pitchers to move to Clearwater. Rosso and Parkinson could be the first two although four deserve it. Medina should go to Reading replacing Waguespack (better in the pen). That would result in Medina, Jo Jo, Suarez, and Kilome all in AA rotation. The stands will be filled with scouts every night (not to watch C though). Haseley might be there soon too.
    Our system’s offense is certainly lagging behind though.

    1. I was just thinking this last night. If we compiled a list of top positional players and a top list of top pitchers, it would be much harder to fill out that list for the bats. But that isn’t a bad thing as long as the bats that are down on the farm produce.

      1. The latest prospect batch of bats have all graduated to the majors in the last year…Hoskins, JPC, Kingery, Williams, Alfaro, Knapp….and eventually soon Cozens and hopefully Quinn.
        The rest of the future bats should be two years out before they begin knocking on the door.
        Though I hope Haseley and Bohm push the envelope and get there sooner than expected..
        That is the way the plan should work I would think.

      2. I’ll give it a shot. Top 15 position player prospects:

        1. Bohm
        2. Gamboa
        3. Ortiz
        4. Haseley
        5. Grullon
        6. Quinn
        7. Moniak
        8. Brito
        9. Garcia
        10. Cabral
        11. Muzziotti
        12. Marchan
        13. Guzman
        14. Gonzalez
        15. Randolph

  4. 16th round draft pick (350 thousand dollar bonus) Tyler McKay got his first start today for the GCL East team … 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K.
    And last year’s annual NY draft special … 18 YO 6’6″ Ben Brown (33rd rounder) pitched really well for the GCL West team this afternoon … 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 K. For the season, Brown is 10 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 11 K.

    1. Great progress by Ranger. Saw him pitch a couple of times at Lakewood last year and already he is in AAA. Maybe Medina gets promoted to Reading.

  5. Twenty-year old Will Stewart, Philies 20th rounder from 2015, has been great all season for the Claws. Right now he is at 6-0 record with 1.13 ERA and a .202 batting average against, a GB% of 60%, and a FIP of 2.7. Tonight he will be tested by a very good West Virginia Power team and an away game to boot.
    If one game is a measurable factor of where he is, this game will be it.

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