Threshers Recap – 5/1/2019

Clearwater (11-14) postponed.  Alejandro Requena (1-1, 3.05) is scheduled to start Thursday.  Kyle Young was scheduled to pitch on Friday, but has since been placed on the injury list.  Perhaps newly promoted Colton Eastman gets the nod.

  • #1 Alec Bohm
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25)
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.186)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.250)
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29)
  • #18 Nick Maton (.250) 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.137)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.170)

Lehigh Valley (16-9) lost to Syracuse, 8-2, and relinquished first place in the North Division.

Tyler Viza (0-1, 3.38) gave up 4 runs (only one ER as he was backed by shoddy defense.  He gave up 8 hits and a walk.  Austin Davis (1.20) allowed one of two inherited runners to score.  In one inning he allowed a run to score, surrendered no hits, issued 5 walks, and struck out two.  Josh Martin (3.95) stranded 3 inherited runners, walked 2 and struck out 3 in 1.2 innings.  Tom Windle (4.85) gave up 3 runs in one inning.  And, Yacksel Rios (3.86) pitched a clean inning.

Lehigh scored two runs on a second inning RBI double by Matt McBride and a sixth inning ground out.

Matt McBride (.400) had 3 hits including 2 doubles.  Shane Robinson (.338) and Andrew Romine (.341) had 2 hits each.

Dylan Cozens (.174) went 0-3 with 3 strike outs.

  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.81) – recalled to Philadelphia
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-1, 8.83)
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 5.64)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 1.82)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 33.00)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.93)

Reading (12-10) beat Harrisburg 7-4.

Bailey Falter 92-1, 2.66) held the Senators to one run in five innings on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out six.  Jeff Singer (1.23) gave up 2 runs (1 ER) in one inning on 3 hits.  Luke Leftwich (0.00) pitched two, no-hit innings.  He kept the Senators off the board while walking 2 and striking out three.  Addison Russ (3.48) gave up a run in the ninth inning.

Reading scored 3 runs in the first inning on Darick Hall’s 3-run HR (4).  They added run in the fifth on Austin Listi’s RBI single.  The scored 3 times in the seventh on a wild pitch, Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single, and Austin Bossart’s RBI single.

The Phils collected 11 hits, two each by Luke Williams (.258), Adam Haseley, Darick Hall (.257), and Austin Bossart.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (0-1, 4.82)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.188) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, double
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.195) went 1-5 with a double 
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.109)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (1-0, 2.51)
  • #21 David Parkinson (2-2, 4.58)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.231) went 1-4 with an RBI
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL

Lakewood (8-18) lost to West Virginia, 2-1, they outhit the Power again, 6-4.

Ethan Lindow (2.96) pitched 4.2 innings.  He held the Power scoreless, allowing 3 hits and a walk while striking out five.  He threw 75 pitches, 51 for strikes (68%).  Gilmael Troya (4.15) gave up an unearned run, striking out 3 in 1.1 innings.  Kyle Glogoski (0-1, 0.00) took the loss.  He allowed just one base runner in his 2.1 innings, a walk.  He struck out six and was lifted after starting the ninth inning with a walk then a strike out.  Tyler Carr () came in and allowed the inherited runner to advance and score.  First a passed ball on Rafael Marchan and a strike out for the second out, then a walk, followed by a wild pitch, and another walk.  Finally, catcher’s interference on Marchan brought the go ahead run home.

Lakewood scored their only run in the sixth inning on Rafael Marchan’s RBI single.

Matt Kroon (.293) had 2 hits.

New guy Hunter Stovall (.279) tripled in 4 at bats.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.195) went 0-2 with a sacrifice
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-2, 7.02)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.315) went 2-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (1-1, 4.41)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (1.84)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (1-2, 7.71)
  • #30 Manuel Silva (0.00) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo

Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th.

GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season  on June 24th.

GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.

DSL Phillies Red begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

DSL Phillies White begins its 2019 season on June 2nd.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 1st (and are pointing to current files).

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
5/1/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the 7-day IL, abdominal strain
5/1/2019 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
5/1/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/1/2019 – Reading activated LF Cornelius Randolph from the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – Reading placed 3B Jose Antequera on the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – Clearwater placed LHP Kyle Young on the 7-day IL
5/1/2019 – RHP Kyle Glogoski assigned to Lakewood from GCL West.
5/1/2019 – James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
5/1/2019 – Grenny Cumana assigned to Williamsport from Reading
5/1/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/30/2019 – 3B Jose Gomez assigned to Reading from Clearwater
4/30/2019 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/30/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Lakewood activated 2B Hunter Stovall
4/30/2019 – Alexis Rivero assigned from Williamsport to Reading
4/30/2019 – Luis Carrasco assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Julian Garcia assigned from Clearwater to Williamsport
4/30/2019 – Grant Dyer assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Damon Jones assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned from Williamsport to Clearwater
4/30/2019 – Carlos Betancourt assigned from DSL White to GCL West
4/30/2019 – Phillies signed International FA P Camilo Hinestroza, assigned to DSL White
4/29/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed OF Jan Hernandez on the 7-day IL
4/29/2019 – 3B Ali Castillo assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/29/2019 – LHP Jeff Singer assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
4/29/2019 – Luis Ramirez assigned to Reading from Williamsport
4/29/2019 – 3B Alec Bohm assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
4/28/2019 – 2B Grenny Cumana assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
4/28/2019 – Clearwater activated LHP Zach Warren from the 7-day IL
4/28/2019 – RHP Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – Grant Dyer assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/28/2019 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/28/2019 – Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/28/2019 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
4/28/2019 – Seth McGarry assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
4/27/2019 – Phillies activated SS Jean Segura from the 10-day IL
4/27/2019 – Phillies optioned RF Dylan Cozens to Lehigh Valley
4/27/2019 – Andrew Brown assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
4/27/2019 – Alejandro Requena assigned to Williamsport fron Clearwater
4/27/2019 – 2B Hunter Stovall assigned to Lakewood

27 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 5/1/2019

  1. Bailey Falter, 22 yo lefty. is pitching pretty well in Reading. After a first game implosion, giving up 10 hits and 4 ERs, he’s settled well in his last 3 starts. He has been a bit BB happy with 5 in 15 IP but he’s limiting the scoring opportunities (2 ERs). His line on the season doesn’t look so good but that 1st game looks like the anomaly.

    1. Was my first look at Falter yesterday. And that’s a really good Harrisburg club. But they were squaring up Falters FB pretty easily it seemed, early on. 88-90T91. Falters off-speed stuff was tremendous though, and a little “backwards” pitching pulled him through. Might need to continue more along those lines. Credit to Bossart for calling a good game there, too.

  2. Reading vs Harrisburg were all close games if you watched, 1st Poor Medina got jobbed by close pitches, 2nd Parkinson same but struggled with command, 3rd Falter worked the strike zone, what the umpires game him, pre charting the prior games. Harrisburg is Older players and a great hitting team but Reading played them square up in game 3.
    Reading bats finally came alive

  3. Haseley’s k% has been falling and his bb% is good. He’s hitting a little the last ten or so games but still needs to break out with a few big games. Hopefully it happens soon.

    1. he seems to profile ultimately as a 4th OF because I just don’t see any top level tool offensively or defensively
      I think that was even his profile at the time
      someone who does everything above avg but nothing great

      1. True, but a player who does everything above average is a good everyday player. Haseley will probably go as far as his bat takes him. If he can become an above average ML hitter he should be an above average player.

  4. I want moniak to succeed so badly but I’m starting to think that he just lacks any upper echelon tools and was an odd type of player to pick at number one. Sanzel coming up probably will make us all cringe.

    1. was SEnzel in consideration at the time for number 1? I remember Gomes and Puk. I try to evaluation drafts and signings of young players in all sports based on what was the decision making at the time not so much how it turned out because so much of it is an inexact science
      otherwise everyone is a fool for letting trout get the bottom of the 1st round
      if a player that wasn’t in the running for the draft slot at the time ends up being good, I don’t let that bother me then because I wouldn’t have taken him at that time anyway

      1. Exactly. You do your research, you pick the guy that you want, and then you move on. I don’t deal in hindsight.

        1. How do you evaluate your picks and your approach and your personnel if you don’t deal in hindsight? The organization better darned well be looking at EVERYTHING in hindsight. Otherwise, they will just keep making the same mistakes with the same old motley crew of characters. Not a good formula for future success wouldn’t you agree?

          1. I agree that the team needs to be evaluating its approach and decision making process in regards to why they choose one player vs. another. They also need to be reviewing if the outcome is related to the evaluation process or the developmental process.

            My only problem is with fans declaring that they should have taking some guy taking in the 4th round who turns out to be an all-star rather than the guy the team picked in the 1st. Obviously, no one saw that outcome or he wouldn’t have lasted until the 4th round. Sometimes, you just get lucky…

            1. With the recent first round picks…I am leaning more and more interested in who the Phillies select at 150.

          2. You could look at the processes of how you came to pick your player. Maybe that needs to change. But there’s no rhyme or reason as to how one prospect will develop versus another. There’s no foolproof way to select the best players. None. Sure, some teams are better drafters than others, but I would bet that the Phillies are probably in the middle of the pack when it comes to drafting and not as bad as you think. Yes, top 10 picks that bust suck, but that’s the way it is. If you think the Nats or Braves have an advantage over other teams, then poach some of their talent and see what they know.

            1. Interesting…I would have thought the Giants would be up there with Posey/Bumgarner/Lincecum/Panik and three rings between 2010 and and 2014.

          3. I completely agree that reviewing the process of decision making is an ongoing process and hindsight to review if the reason a player failed could have been projected at the time of the draft to avoid making the same mistake is important.

            My point is for example Haseley. We took him 7th. Almost every draft preview had him going 7th or about there.
            If he fails, is that an indictment of our front office or just something that every draft analysis including ours missed?

            1. It is an indictment of the front office. If all you ever did is draft guys at the draft position they were “supposed” to go then you could have a fan do the drafting reading from lists and the front office would save a whole lot of money.

      2. Senzel was part of the discussion for the top pick at the time although he wasn’t discussed much on this site and he wasn’t projected as #1 overall by various scouting sites.

        The major question mark he had and I think still has is his ability to stay at 3b long-term and would the bat be enough at 1b..

  5. Early game for LHV, Jojo’s first good start of the year. Hopefully many more to come after this.

    1. Best start of the season? Perhaps, but I’m not the least bit excited about Jojo at this point. The velo alone, albeit he’s a lefty, doesn’t keep my hopes up either.

      1. Ten starting lefties so far this season and their velos:
        James Paxton…95/96
        Mike Minor……93/94
        Madison Bumgarner…91/92
        Max Fried…..94/95
        Cole Hamels…91/92
        Carlos Rodon….91/92
        Patrick Corbin….91/92
        Blake Snell….95/96
        Kyle Freeland….93/94
        Joey Lucchesi….91/92

        ….JoJo should be fine if he can sit in that 92/94 area.
        Sale has dipped into the 91/93 range, and has been hit pretty hard so far this season..

  6. The weather got warmer…and JoJo apparently likes it that way….he pitched maybe his best game this year today. Six innings (3BBS/7Ks/5Hs) with just the one inning that the Mets scored…and in that innings, Gift help gift Syracuse.

    1. JO Jo, Irvin, young from Clearwater, Falter,suarez all fit into the category of LH starters who will struggle to find a consistent foothold at the major league level unless they can find a GO TO , put away pitch.
      they can be back of the rotation starters unless they find an elite pitch
      not sure if Jo Jo has that yet

      1. JoJo does have a quality change-up, which is good to have as a lefty.
        And his 4Smry fluctuates in velo…low 90s to mid-90s at times….maybe as the weather gets hotter he also gets hotter.
        He does have a more assortment of pitches.
        Maybe he should just concentrate on a fewer less than a half-dozen….3FBs, CB, CU and Sldr.

        1. agreed
          hard to find a lefty who is successful without a change up other than the rare power lefties
          fastball, change, cutter( slider) seems to be the best combo

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