Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/10/2018

The Clearwater Threshers (42-44) lost twice on Tuesday.  Once to Dunedin, 6-0, and again when OF Adam Haseley was assigned to Reading.  Haseley’s promotion marks the third offensive talent the team has seen moved up to the Phillies’ AA affiliate.  Infielders Darick Hall (June 1st) and Austin Listi (June 18th) took their massive production north last month.

Alejandro Requena (1-2, 5.25) gave up 5 runs in 5 innings on 5 hits and 5 strike outs.  He walked two.  Grant Dyer (5.11) gave up  HR to the first batter he faced.  Addison Russ (3.00) mopped up.

Henri Lartigue (.297) had 3 of the Threshers’ 7 hits.

Grenny Cumana had an outfield assist at second base.

GCP Phillies East (11-7) split a double header with GCL Phillies West (10-8).

West won the first game, 14-3.  Ben Brown (2-0, 2.37) struck out nine in five innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and walked one.  West benefited from 4 East errors but also collected 12 hits.  Luis Garcia (.347) with 2 hits and 3 RBI, Abrahan Gutierrez (.321) with 2 hits and an RBI, and D.J. Stewart (.357) with 2 hits and 3 RBI led the way.

The East starter, Domonic Pipkin (0-1, 5.40), was relieved in the second inning having allowed 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  Alejandro Made (5.79) struck out 6 in three innings. Unfortunately, after recording two outs in fifth, the West struck for ten runs.  With two out, a strike out/wild pitch loaded the bases before a run had scored.  Jack Zoellner (.271) had 2 hits, a triple, and RBI.  Jake Holmes (.333) also had 2 hits a triple, and RBI.  Carlos De La Cruz (.333) had 2 hits.  They combined for 6 of the East’s 7 hits, all 3 of their runs scored, and 2 of their 3 RBI.

East won second game, 2-1.  Gabriel Yanez (4.61) pitched five, six-hit innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  Junior Tejada (1-0, 1.04) blew the save but got the win.  The East scored on Nicolas Torres’ (.395) RBI single and plated the go ahead run on a wild pitch. Carlos Oropeza (.400) had a 2-hit game.

The West tied the game on a wild pitch, then lost when Jaylen Smith (0-1, 1.59) allowed the winning run to score on a wild pitch.  Nick Matera (.273) and Luis Matos (.310) each had 2 hits for the West.

Lehigh Valley (53-36) All Star break.  

Reading (41-47) All Star break.  

Lakewood (51-36) no game scheduled.  

Williamsport (9-14) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (10-22) game against the DSL Yankees was postponed, rain.

DSL Phillies White (17-14) was scheduled to play a double header with the DSL Brewers. Game one was suspended in the second inning, no score.  Game two was postponed, rain.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 10th.

Transactions (newest reported in bold text)

7/10/18–Philadelphia placed SS Pedro Florimon on the 60-day DL retro to 5/30/18. Right foot fracture.
7/10/18–Philadelphia designated LHP Hoby Milner for assignment.
7/10/18–Philadelphia optioned Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Philadelphia selected the contract of 2B Trevor Plouffe from Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Philadelphia selected the contract of Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
7/10/18–Jake Thompson returned to Lehigh Valley from Philadelphia
7/10/18–LF Adam Haseley assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/10/18–Clearwater placed LHP Bailey Falter on the 7-day DL retro to 7/8/18
7/10/18–CF Kevin Markham assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/10/18–RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/10/18–Lakewood sent RHP Robinson Martinez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/9/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
7/9/18–Philadelphia recalled LHP Hoby Milner from Lehigh Valley
7/9/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
7/8/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
7/8/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
7/6/18–RHP Fernando Ortega (16) signed as an international free agent
7/6/18–OF Leandro Pineda (16) * signed as an international free agent

26 thoughts on “Clearwater Threshers Recap – 7/10/2018

  1. Grenny Cumana- small sample size of two dozen games but with his current slash of 368/392/500
    Is he promoted to Reading by the end of the month?

    Canelo is at AA and having an ok season at the plate but Cumana has to be the higher rated player right?

    1. Grenny has been impressive in 22 games this year. At 5’5″, there isn’t much of a strike zone to throw at. I think the Phils are waiting to see if he regresses to mean. He’s hit .241 in his last 10 games and that is more to the mean for him. They are also using him in the OF this year so he needs a lot more reps in LF and A+ might be the place to do that. He’s only 22 so I think they’d like to see him continue his success in CLW before pushing him to AA. Even though it looks like the Phils are moving Cumana to the OF or at least making him a utility type, Canelo is a valuable 2B prospect.

  2. Glad to hear Haseley ,going up.
    Led the FSL in hits with 99, 10 more than the second place player…..tied for second in triples with 5…..and with all players with 275 ABs or more, third lowest in strike-outs with 54.

    1. Yeah, Haseley is doing okay in a development stage. He’s making contact and his plate discipline and power seem to be on the upswing. Let’s see how he fares in AA. I’m hoping for good things.

  3. Congrats to Haseley, I’m assuming he’ll go back to playing CF. Good for Markham to make it back to Clearwater too.
    With our system wide offensive shortcomings, I like watching the GCL teams hitting. In another month or so, we’ll see which guys separate themselves.

  4. I know it was in Philly but since DeLos Santos is back in LHV already, it should be fine to discuss his performance last night. He pitched very well and pitched around some nerves, after walking the lead off hitter in innings 1 and 2. He tired and should have been pulled after getting out of a jam in the 6th (but the manager sent him back out, to obvious results). He’ll now pitch in the Futures Game Sunday and then pitch at LHV, while waiting for the next move (call up or trade).

  5. I just noticed Phormer Phuture Philly Willians Astudillo was named to the IL All Star Game. He also was called up to the Twins for a few games recently. He is listed as a catcher and played mostly catcher with the Phils organization but in the big leagues he played at 2B, 3B, LF and even CF… but no catcher. He’s also hitting .333 in 15 ABs and, of course, no strike outs.

    1. Astudillo is one of the oddest players you will ever see. A body that makes Chooch look like a runway model, middling power, with no walks but no strikeouts. He’s an original, I’ll give him that.

  6. Jose Pujols, Malquin Canelo and Deivi Grullon – prospect that easily Top 30 2 years ago (Grenny Cumana could possible made the Top 50 2-3 years ago), are still thriving in the farm. Grullon, is only 22 and his offensive development has been the biggest revelation to me since Grullon is always been a good defensive catcher. Grullon doesn’t walk a lot so he needs to hit at a decent clip to be offensively viable as a back up catch in the MLB. The Phils probably need a 3rd catcher in the 40-man, preferably a good defensive catcher – Grullon, Cabral and Bossart are viable options.

  7. Congrats to Haseley. Hope for good things for him. Flooding of talent at AA. Is playing time more important than splitting AB’s?
    Question: With A+ level lack of success since AllStar is winning, team success more valuable than splitting AB’s
    Stockpile of starters seem to be struggling and or on DL do we have issues? Usage, long starts?

  8. Last night Jim Salisbury told the TV audience that the Phillies front office no longer sees Franco as their future 3b. What kind of message is that to a player who is coming alive? What’s the alternative? If the Phillies get Machado next year and he insists on playing ss, who is going to be at third? Are Crawford and Kingery going to be an improvement over Franco? Zach Green down at Reading is playing some third and doing well, but he has much more to prove. If the Phillies do move Franco, they better get some serious value. In any event, that was a foolish thing to leak to Salisbury and for him to repeat.

    1. Regardless of where Machado plays, Franco is good as gone. His recent upswing in production is merely a continuation of his career pattern of hot and cold.

    2. If Klentak decided to move on from Maikel Franco, they have their reasons and possibly the same reasons that other GMs are aware off. I don’t see any GMs will give up “serious value” for Franco despite of the current hot streak.

      I believe that Machado will give up his insistence of playing SS once he received his fat $$ contract and give way to JPC. Assuming Machado continue to insist, JPC and Kingery will have the offseason to learn to play 3B until Machado decided to go back or Bohm is ready.

        1. If JPC at 3B will hit at 8-hole, I don’t think his offensive contribution will be a big deal especially if his defense is decent at 3B and if Machado is producing as Machado-like at SS and RF (Williams/Altherr) and C (Alfaro/Knapp) is producing at a decent clip and 1B (Santana)-2B (Cesar)-LF (Hoskins) and CF (Doobie) are doing their normal production.

    1. Uh-oh,
      ….”And if we don’t get Machado, then what? “….that will not go over well here.
      Machado is, by most accounts, already Philly-bound, locked up and signed.

  9. Curious as to the scout’s take on Zach Green this year. Reading boost or serious breakout? Also can he play 3b?

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