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.
I don’t think we should consider him a trading chip, or a lost opportunity if he remains with the organization all season. Twenty-nine teams passed twice when they had the opportunity to select him during the past two Rule 5 Drafts. He becomes a free agent at the end of the season. How much are you going to get for the rental of a minor league catcher? How much does he bump up a package for a player that could help the big league team? Your answers should be nothing and not much.
Clearwater (26-24) did not play, league-wide off day.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.307)
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.205)
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.306) placed on the 7-day IL
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.289)
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.202)
- #20 Daniel Brito (.254)
Lehigh Valley (26-21) beat Buffalo, 5-0.
Tom Eshelman (1-0, 2.25) pitched seven, shutout innings. He allowed 4 hits, walked none, and struck out seven. Austin Davis (0.82) struck out three in two, one-hit innings.
The IronPigs scored a run in the second inning on Ali Castillo’s RBI single. They scored 2 runs in the third on Andrew Romine’s RBI double and a ground out. They added another run in the fourth on Rob Brantly’s solo HR (2). And, they picked up an insurance run in the eighth on a ground out.
Lehigh clubbed 10 hits, 7 by the bottom of the order – 3 by Castillo (.329), and 2 each by Brantly (.291) and Canelo (.253).
- #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 2.37)
- #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-1, 6.58)
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.25)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (0-1, 10.22)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on June 6th
Reading (27-19) lost to Harrisburg, 4-3.
JoJo Romero pitched shutout ball for five innings before allowing a run in the sixth. He ended up pitching into the seventh. He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits. He walked none and struck out five. Jake Hernandez (2.81) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings.
The Phils scored their two runs in the eighth inning on Adam Haseley’s RBI double and a ground out.
Adam Haseley and Cornelius Randolph had 2 hits each.
- #2 Adonis Medina (2-2, 4.26)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.262) went 2-4 with a double, RBI
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-2, 8.18) – 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.263) went 1-4 with a run scored
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.181) went 0-3 with a SF, RBI
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-1, 4.58)
- #21 David Parkinson (4-2, 3.35)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.233) went 2-4
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL
Lakewood (17-33) lost to Kannapolis, 4-1.
Victor Santos (2-5, 3.79) pitched well. He gave up one run in four innings on 4 hits. He walked none and struck out four. Ismael Cabrera (0.00) followed with one, two-hit inning. Francisco Morales came on for the sixth and gave up 3 runs in 2.2 innings on 5 hits. He walked one and struck out four. Mark Potter (1.59) struck out two in 1.1 innings and stranded two inherited runners.
The BlueClaws scored their only run in the eighth inning on a fielding error.
Lakewood was held to 2 hits.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.202) went 1-4 with a triple
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.23)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.300) went 0-3
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.86)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 5.00)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 4.54)
- #30 Manuel Silva (4.50)
- #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 27th.
5/27/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/27/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RF Nick Williams from the temporarily inactive list
5/26/2019 – RHP Alexis Rivero assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
5/26/2019 – Reading activated RHP Jose Taveras from the 7-day IL
5/26/2019 – Reading placed IF Raul Rivas on the 7-day IL
5/25/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day IL, right shoulder strain
5/25/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP JD Hammer from Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Ranger Suarez from the 7-day IL
5/25/2019 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Lehigh Valley
5/25/2019 – RHP Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from GCL West