At the Complex today, the Phillies played a couple of low-scoring games against the Blue Jays. They won 2-1 on Ashburn Field in 2 hours and ten minutes. They took a 2-0 lead into the ninth on Roberts Field, but settled for a tie.
I watched Starlyn Castillo for a few innings on Roberts. He looked pretty good. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/30/2019
I went to the Complex again. The players took part in an intrasquad game. Just a few observations. The Phillies have altered their practice of on base situations to start some of the innings. Instead of starting the inning with guys on base and playing the inning to its conclusion, they restart the inning after the situational experience is completed. For instance, if they start with runners on first and second, after the batter bunts (or fails to bunt) the runners over, the runners leave the field, the pitcher and batter start the inning over clean, and any hits/runs/outs recorded during the play don’t count. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/29/2019
I made it to the Complex today. Jan Hernandez took at bats in an XST game. He should be ready to return to Lehigh soon. Might get some rehab at bats with Clearwater first.
Kyle Young, who had TJ surgery back on May 8th (I think), has been in Clearwater for a week as he begins his long rehab. Learned that Ben Brown had surgery last week.
Clearwater (26-25) lost to Charlotte, 7-0. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/28/2019
There has been a lot of discussion regarding Deivi Grullon. Sure, he’s off to a great start. But, maybe just consider him this year’s Joey Meneses. A guy who puts up great numbers but doesn’t really have a spot on the 40-man roster. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/27/2019
Clearwater (26-24) completed their 4-game sweep off the Jupiter Hammerheads with a shutout of the Jupiter Hammerheads. They were paced by Colton Eastman, Zach Warren, and Grant Dyer who combined to 2-hit the weaker sharks.
The win put the Threshers two games over .500 and pulled them within 3.5 games of first place. After a day off on Monday, they complete their road trip with a 3-game set against tha Charlotte Stone Crabs before returning home for an important 3-game set with first-place Dunedin. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/26/2019
The Phillies went 4-3 on the road last week. They split in Chicago (when they could have gone 3-1) and won 2 of 3 from Milwaukee. They won both series openers.
The Phils begin another tough stretch with a 3-game series against the Cardinals at home before beginning a 7-game west coast trip that includes 4 games in Los Angeles and 3 games in San Diego.
Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of May 27, 2019
One week until the 2019 Amateur Draft. The Rule 4 Draft. This is the Phuture Phillies forum for discussion of the amateur draft and J2 signing period (which will begin July 2nd). I’m providing this space for those want to discuss this year’s crop of prospects. You can place video, scouting reports, or just comments here. You can reference these weekly discussions on the menu above. Continue reading 2019 Amateur Draft and J2 Discussion, May 27, 2019
All four affiliates won last night, as did the Phillies. Yay!
Clearwater (25-24) beat Jupiter, 4-2.
Damon Jones (2-3, 1.58) pitched 5.2 innings giving up an unearned run on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out ten. Luis Ramirez (3.46) stranded 2 inherited runners pitching 2.1 scoreless innings. Austin Ross (4.26) gave up a run while notching his second save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/25/2019
The first of the 2019 All Star squads has been announced. The Clearwater Threshers placed five members of their team on the Florida State League North team. Left-handed starter Damon Jones and left-handed reliever Jonathan Hennigan were named to the All Star pitching staff. Shortstop Nick Maton, center fielder Simon Muzziotti, and outfielder Matt Vierling were also named to the squad. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/24/2019
Clearwater (23-24) beat Jupiter, 4-1. Th Threshers are in third place 4.5 games out of first.
Julian Garcia (3-3, 3.35) rebounded from a horrible last outing and tossed seven, one-run innings. He gave up 4 hits, walked none, and struck out five. He threw 89 pitches, 63 for strikes (70.8%). Tyler Carr pitched two, one-hit innings for his first save. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 5/23/2019