The Phillies completed a trade yesterday aimed at bolstering their infield/bench. They acquired New York Mets’ infielder Asdrubel Cabrera for #10 prospect, Reading’s RHP Franklyn Kilome.
At first look, Cabrera appears to offer added offensive punch as we approach the stretch run for the division. I think that is accurate. He hits for average and supplies power. He also seems to fit the organization’s obsession with plate discipline – 19.9% K-rate and 7.1% BB-rate. Plus he sees a slightly under league average 3.85 pitches per at bat. He is in the option year of his contract, so the 32-year old is a rental. He has played second base exclusively this season, but manned shortstop 45 times last season and in 100% of his defensive appearances the previous years. With the recall of Roman Quinn, the Phillies have added 2 players to the 25-man roster who can start and/or add depth to their bench.
The cost was a prospect who is being passed by younger prospects and just made his first significant move down the MLB top 30 prospect list. I have watched Kilome since he arrived at the Complex in 2014. He was always imposing on the mound, but he never really mastered control of his pitches. His 3.4 BB/9 at Clearwater in 2017 was his lowest since his 2014 GCL season (2.5), but he posted a 4.6 in 5 starts with Reading at the end of the season and barely improved to 4.5 in 19 starts this season. I would rather he had been a part of a package for Machado, but the gains in this trade outweigh the negatives. (Oh, I’m not a believer that a pitcher with inconsistent control will suddenly find it coming on in relief.)
Of course, the trade came after I listed all the prospects with their teams. I think I updated their ranking correctly. If I didn’t, please let me know in the comments section. I do realize that I left Kilome as one of our #10s. I’ll leave him there for a week or so as a reference. I forgot how repetitive and time consuming this is. If I made any egregious errors in a player’s stat line, let me know in the comments section. Thank you.
The Clearwater Threshers (53-49) beat Lakeland, 6-4 in a rain-shortened game. Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.64) won with probably less than his best stuff. He gave up 4 runs in five innings on 7 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six.
The Threshers collected 10 hits and 4 walks in six turns at bat. They opened a 3-run lead in the first inning on Jose Pujols’ 2-run triple and Kyle Martin’s RBI single. After Lakeland came back to tie, they re-took the lead in the third on Luke Williams’ RBI double. After another tie, the took the lead for good with a run in the fifth on Martin’s sac fly. They scored an insurance run they wouldn’t need in the sixth on Edgar Cabral’s RBI single. The game was stopped and eventually called after their half-inning.
Pujols (.300) went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a triple, 2 RBI, and a walk. Luke Williams (.249) went 2-3 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Kevin Markham (.327) went 1-3 with an outfield assist at home.
2016 13th round pick, Andrew Brown makes his Clearwater debut Saturday, taking Felix Paulino’s spot in the rotation. The Granite Hills HS alum has snuck under the radar for 2.5 seasons. He has pitched effectively at three levels and sports a gaudy 1.5 BB/9 and an 8.0 K/9 this season. The RHP is listed at 6’1, 180.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL on 4/15/18
- #3 Adonis Medina (9-3, 4.64) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.252) – went 1-3 with a run scored, BB
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.227) – went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, BB, K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.221) – DNP
GCP Phillies East (17-13) no game scheduled.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (0-1, 3.07) –
GCL Phillies West (16-14) split with the Yankees East, losing 3-1 and winning 5-1.
Game One: Victor Vargas (1-2, 6.21) pitched five innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 3 walks. he struck out six. Jose Conopoima (2.82) pitched two, no-hit innings. The Phillies scored 2 runs in the first on a wild pitch and Logon O’Hoppe’s RBI single. They added 2 more runs in the second on Luis Matos’ RBI single and a wild pitch. They added another run in the sixth on a throwing error.
D.J. Stewart (.361) went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Logan O’Hoppe (.489) went 1-3 with a run scored, an RBI, and a walk.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.391) – went 0-2 with a run scored, BB, HBP
Game Two: Kyle Gogloski (1.04) pitched a six ining three-hitter. He held the Yankees scoreless, walked 2, and struck out seven. Blake Bennett (2-1, 1.98) pitched three innings, two in OT. He gave up 3 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits. He struck out five. The Phillies were held to 4 hits and scored their only run in overtime.
Yerwin Trejo (.322) went 2-4. Corbin Williams (.297) went 1-3. Luis Rojas had an outfield assist at home.
- #14 Luis Garcia (.391) – DNP
Lehigh Valley (62-40) postponed, rain.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (1-0, 0.57) –
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (9-3, 1.99) –
- #10 Cole Irvin (9-3, 2.93) –
- #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/18
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.237) –
- #21 Drew Anderson (6-3, 4.02) –
- #28 Tom Eshelman (1-9, 5.97) –
Reading (48-56) lost to Richmond, 2-1. Alexis Rivero (3.96) was pressed into service as a starter in Ranger Suarez spot and pitched effectively. He allowed one run in three innings on three hits. He walked none and struck out two. Aaron Brown (5.59) followed with three no-hit innings, walking 2 and striking out three. Edgar Garcia (2.92) tossed two no-hit innings, striking out two. After the Phils tied the game in the top of the ninth on Deivi Grullon’s RBI single, Seth McGarry (1-3, 3.67) lost in a walk off when he gave up a run on a HBP after loading the bases on a single and two walks. The only out recorded was on an attempted sacrifice. Deivi Grullon (.289) went 3-4 with an RBI. The Phils went 2-13 with RISP. Jan Hernandez was thrown out at the plate trying to score on Grullon’s RBI single.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.373) – went 1-4 with a double, K
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #10 Franklyn Kilome (4-6, 4.24) – traded to NYM for Asdrubel Cabrera
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-2, 5.06) – DNP
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.237) – went 3-3 with a BB
- #24 Connor Seabold (0-2, 6.98) – DNP
Lakewood (63-40) beat Hagerstown, 10-8. Lakewood overcame an 8-1 deficit in the fifth inning, culminating with 5 runs in the eighth. Will Stewart (1.88) had his worst start of the season, giving up 7 runs on eight hits and 2 walks in four innings. He struck out two but was hurt by 2 long balls. Tyler Fallwell (5.14) held the fort with three, one-run innings on 3 hits. Luis Carrasco (4-0, 3.47) got the win with a scoreless inning. Zach Warren (2.27) picked up his eighth save with a three-strike out ninth inning.
Lakewood scored a run in the third inning on an RBI ground out when the Suns had just a 5-run lead. They began their comeback with a run in the fifth on Jake Scheiner’s RBI double, cutting the lead to 8-2. They took a bigger chunk out of the lead with 3 runs in the sixth on Colby Fitch’s RBI single, Josh Stephen’s RBI triple, and Daniel Brito’s sac fly. The BlueClaws completed their comeback with 5 runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Simon Muzziotti and Scheiner, a fielding error, Nick Maton’s 2-run double. Maton also moved into the top 30 with the trade of Kilome to the Mets.
Muzziotti (.289) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, and 2 RBI. Scheiner (.290) went 2-4 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI, and a walk.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.233) went 0-5 with 3 K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.253) went 2-4 with a run scored, RBI, SF
- #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
- #19 Spencer Howard (6-7, 4.50) – DNP
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – DNP
- #30 Nick Maton (.270) went 3-5 with a run scored, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, K
Williamsport (15-24) lost to Hudson Valley, 3-2. Manuel Silva (2.97) gave up 2 runs in five innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out five. Rafael Carvajal (0-1, 1.69) gave up a run in 2.1 innings on 3 hits. Keylan Killgore (1.35) let the inherited runner score on a double before retiring the next 5 batters in order. He struck out 2 in 1.2 innings.
The Cutters scored their 2 runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Jesse Wilkening (.276) and Keudy Bocio. Madison Stokes (.362) went 3-4 with 2 doubles. Bocio (.179) went 2-3 with an RBI. Bocio had an outfield assist at second, Ben Aklinski had an outfield assist at home. The Cutters had just 6 hits.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.192) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/14/18
- #13 Francisco Morales – (3-2, 6.11) – DNP
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.80) – DNP
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 9.00) – DNP
DSL Phillies Red (19-28) lost to the Yankees, 8-1.
DSL Phillies White (27-19) lost to the Brewers, 6-1 and 1-0.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of July 27th.
7/27/18–Philadelphia optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley
7/27/18–NYM traded 2B Asdrubal Cabrera to Philadelphia for RHP Franklyn Kilome.
7/27/18–Philadelphia recalled CF Roman Quinn from Lehigh Valley
7/27/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Yacksel Rios from Lehigh Valley
7/27/18–RHP Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/27/18–LHP Will Stewart assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/27/18–RHP Michael Gomez assigned to GCL Phillies West.
7/26/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Drew Anderson to Lehigh Valley
7/26/18–Philadelphia signed free agent RHP Kyle Arjona to a minor league contract.
7/26/18–Philadelphia recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley
7/26/18–Reading sent Trevor Bettencourt on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/26/18–Clearwater sent LHP Bailey Falter on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
7/25/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Jake Thompson from Lehigh Valley
7/25/18–Lehigh Valley placed RHP Steve Geltz on the 7-day DL
7/24/18–Philadelphia recalled RHP Drew Anderson from Lehigh Valley
7/24/18–Lehigh Valley placed Matt McBride on the 7-day DL, right patellar tendonitis
7/24/18–Lehigh Valley placed Danny Ortiz on the 7-day DL retro to 7/21, thigh contusion
7/24/18–RHP Ranfi Casimiro assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/24/18–CF Roman Quinn assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/24/18–Cristian Lima assigned to DSL Phillies Red from DSL Phillies White.
7/23/18–Philadelphia optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Lehigh Valley
7/23/18–Philadelphia optioned RF Aaron Altherr to Lehigh Valley
7/23/18–Reading placed RHP Harold Arauz on the 7-day DL
7/23/18–C Gabriel Lino assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/23/18–CF Roman Quinn assigned to Reading from Clearwater