Dan Connolly of the Athletic tweeted that the Phillies traded Jack Zoellner to the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon for International bonus pool space. Later this evening, he tweeted that the amount the Phillies will receive is $750K. Not a bad return for a 2017, ninth round pick who signed for $10K.
The senior out of New Mexico saw limited action in 2017. He was initially assigned to Lakewood but went on the DL the next day. When he returned to action, he played 11 games for the GCL Phillies. He was assigned to the GCL Phillies East squad this season and finished tied for third in the league with 7 HRs. His 32 walks were tops in the league. His 42 strikeouts in 195 plate appearances gave him a 21.5 K%.
The Clearwater Threshers (72-57) beat Jupiter, 6-0 and inched a little closer to clinching the division. Ramon Rosso (6-2, 3.08) pitched six shutout innings. He scattered six hits, walked one, and struck out nine. Grant Dyer (5.28) struck out three in two, scoreless innings. Alberto Tirado (2.40) pitched one, scoreless inning.
The Threshers jumped out to an early lead with four runs in the first inning. Singles by Daniel Brito, Arquimedes Gamboa, and Mickey Moniak loaded the bases. Henri Lartigue and Kyle Martin had RBI singles, and Raul Rivas had a 2-run single. They added single runs in the second and seventh innings on a throwing error and another Lartigue RBI single.
The victory allowed the Threshers to move closer to clinching the North Division. Lakeland was rained out and Dunedin won. Lakeland is now in the unenviable position of having to play two double headers in the next three days. Dunedin is on life support.
- #1 Sixto Sanchez (4-3, 2.51) – placed on the 7-day DL in June, 2018
- #3 Adonis Medina (9-4, 4.31) – DNP
- #6 Mickey Moniak (.262) went 1-4 with a run scored, BB, K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.250) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, K
- #11 Arquimedes Gamboa (.214) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, BB, 2 K
- #17 Jose Gomez (.220) DNP
- #20 David Parkinson (2-0, 1.17) –
The GCL Phillies East finished in first place in the GCL North Division with a 30-24 record. They lost a one-game semifinal on the road against the Palm Beach Cardinals.
- #25 Dominic Pipkin (1-2, 3.64) made 10 appearances, 8 starts. In limited action, he pitched 29.2 innings. In a SSS, he posted a 1.180 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 5.5 K/9.
The GCL Phillies West finished in second place in the GCL Northwest Division with a 30-24 (.556) record.
- #14 Luis Garcia finished the season with a league best .369 AVG. His .433 OBP placed third, his .488 SLG placed 13th, and his .921 OPS placed seventh. These were not only team leading but also the best of both Phillies GCL entries. Garcia’s 33 runs scored were fourth in the league following team mate Yerwin Trejo’s 40. He led the league with 62 hits. Placed second with 32 RBI. Trejo’s 23 stolen bases led the league, Garcia had 12.
Lehigh Valley (79-54) lost to Scranton, 9-8 in ten innings. Drew Anderson gave up 5 runs in five innings. Yacksel Rios pitched a clean inning. Austin Davis blew the save in two-thirds of a rehab inning. Tyler Gilbert stranded 2 inherited runners and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Mark Leiter pitched two innings and gave up 3 runs (2 ER) in overtime.
Joey Meneses had 3 hits including 2 doubles and 2 RBI. J.P. Crawford had 2 hits, a HR, and 2 RBI. Dylan Cozens had 2 hits, a double, and 3 RBI. Nick Rickles returned to action with 2 hits and an RBI.
- #8 Ranger Suarez (2-0, 2.92) –
- #9 Enyel De Los Santos (10-4, 2.43) –
- #10 Cole Irvin (13-4, 2.67) –
- #15 Roman Quinn (.296) – recalled by Phillies on 7/27/2018
- #16 Dylan Cozens (.236) went 2-5 with a run scored, double, 3 RBI, 2 K
- #21 Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.75) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, HR
- #28 Tom Eshelman (2-13, 5.83) –
Reading (63-68) beat Richmond, 7-0. Tyler Viza tossed a seven inning, 3 hit, shutout before turning the game over to the bullpen. He struck out eleven and had a game score of 87. Kyle Dohy pitched a scoreless inning. Luke Leftwich pitched a perfect, two-strike out inning. Austin Listi had 3 hits including a double and 2 RBI. Darick Hall hit a solo HR (14). Drew Stankiewicz had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.
- #4 Adam Haseley (.316) DNP
- #5 JoJo Romero (7-6, 3.80) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/20/18
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-4, 6.30) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
- #23 Cornelius Randolph (.244) DNP
- #24 Connor Seabold (1-4, 4.91) – DNP
Lakewood (82-49) beat Greensboro, 2-1. Will Stewart struck out 3 in three one-hit, innings. Ismael Cabrera pitched a perfect inning. Damon Jones allowed a run on 3 hits while striking out 4 in three innings. Zach Warren struck out three while picking up his 14th save. Jake Scheiner had 2 hits. Jones picked a runner off first base. Matt Vierling had an outfield assist at second base.
- #7 Jhailyn Ortiz (.225) went 1-3 with a BB, K
- #12 Daniel Brito (.252) promoted to Clearwater, August 3rd.
- #18 Kyle Young (3-3, 2.98) – placed on the 7-day DL on 7/15/18
- #19 Spencer Howard (9-8, 3.79) –
- #20 David Parkinson (8-1, 1.51) – promoted to Clearwater on 8/2/18
- #30 Nick Maton (.262) went 1-4 with a run scored, BB, 2 K
Williamsport (29-40) lost to Mahoning Valley, 4-1. Francisco Morales threw 88 pitches in 4.2 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Abdallah Aris struck out 4 in 2.2 innings but gave up 2 runs. Robinson Martinez gave up 3 hits and struck out four in 2.2 scoreless innings. The Cutters managed just 4 hits. Alec Bohm had their only RBI. Thirteen Cutters struck out.
- #2 Alec Bohm (.224) went 1-3 with an RBI
- #13 Francisco Morales (4-4, 5.36) – 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
- #26 Kevin Gowdy – 60-day DL
- #29 Jhordany Mezquita (1-0, 3.60) – DNP.
- #29 Colton Eastman (0-2, 3.00) –
The DSL Phillies Red finished the season 31-40 (.437) in fifth place in the DSL South Division.
The DSL Phillies White finished the season 39-33 (.542) in fourth place in the DSL San Pedro Division.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 27th.
8/27/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
8/27/18–Philadelphia traded 1B Jack Zoellner to Baltimore for Future Considerations
8/27/18–Lehigh Valley placed 2B Jesmuel Valentin on the 7-day DL retro to 8/25/18. Right hamstring strain.
8/27/18–Lehigh Valley activated C Nick Rickles from the 7-day DL
8/27/18–RHP Blake Quinn assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/27/18–RHP Will Hibbs assigned to Reading from Williamsport
8/27/18–RHP Eric White assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies East.
8/25/18–Philadelphia sent RHP Jose Taveras outright to Reading
8/25/18–RF Jiandido Tromp assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/25/18–LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
8/25/18–RHP Edgar Garcia assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/25/18–Reading placed LF Adam Haseley on the temporarily inactive list
8/25/18–Brian Mims assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
8/25/18–RHP Ben Brown assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West
8/23/18–Philadelphia activated LHP Luis Avilan.
8/23/18–Philadelphia placed RHP Edubray Ramos on the 10-day DL. Right index finger blister.
8/23/18–Philadelphia sent SS Pedro Florimon on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/23/18–Philadelphia recalled C Andrew Knapp from Lehigh Valley
8/23/18–Lehigh Valley activated 2B Ryan Goins from the 7-day DL
8/23/18–Reading sent RHP Mario Sanchez on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies East.
8/23/18–RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/23/18–RHP Jack Perkins assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to GCL Phillies West from Williamsport
8/23/18–LHP Ethan Evanko assigned to Williamsport from GCL Phillies West.
8/22/18–Philadelphia designated RHP Jose Taveras for assignment.