Monthly Archives: June 2019

Threshers Recap – 6/29/2019

Caught my first glimpse of first round pick, Bryson Stott.  The GCL Phillies East squad he is assigned to came out on Schmidt Field during the West game on Roberts.  I had been walking around the Complex building anticipating spotting him at some point.  As it was, it was a long range view, since the players did their exercises, drills, and long toss in left field. When they were done, they hydrated in the dugout before going inside to hit in the batting cages.

The field were covered, so it seemed unlikely that they would hit outside or take infield/outfield practice.  We had a very heavy rain overnight again.  Ashburn Field showed signs of flooding in most of right field.

I had the pleasure of talking to families again as well as a couple of Phuture Phillies readers.  Marcus Lee Sang’s parents and uncle were at the Complex again.  So was Gunner Mayer’s father, Aidan Anderson’s father, and coach Bobby Wernes’ father.  Among many other things, I learned that Aidan has a twin in the Rangers’ organization.  Which reminded me that Sal Gozzo (non-drafted free agent) has a twin at UConn.

The readers were Tom and Dave.  Tom came over and “paid his respects” in front of a group of new players.  By the looks I got for a short while afterward, I felt they wondered who the heck I was.  So, I made sure I greeted every coach or Phillies’ official who passed to build up my prestige in their eyes. #phakeprestige

In case you didn’t notice in yesterday’s column, Lee Sang is Marcus’ surname.  While I’m at it – Rudy Rott is pronounced “Rote”, Cam Beauchamp is pronounced “Beach Um”, Chris Micheles is pronounced “Michaels”, Spencer Van Scoyoc is pronounced “Van Skoy”, Hilton Dyar goes by “Dallas Dyar”, and I learned today that Logan Simmons is now Kendall Simmons.

Jadiel Sanchez was in a work out uni and seated in the bleachers during the game.

And, I want to repeat something I inserted into the comments section.  I don’t know if you all saw it, but I think it bears repeating.

Do NOT use Game Day to see a pitcher’s pitch and strike totals for the GCL and AZL.  I spotted a major discrepancy the first day and asked Stats King (the official scorer at a lot of Phillies GCL games) about it.  He told me it’s a flaw in the system.  I saw later that Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs complained on social media about the same thing for the AZL (Arizona’s equivalent to the GCL).

Here’s what’s going on.  A pitcher’s pitch count is reported as 3 pitches for each strike out, 4 pitches for each walk, and one pitch for each at bat where a ball is put in play.  And, all pitches in an at bat that results in a strike out are recorded as a swinging or called depending on the actual third strike.

So, for example, a pitcher who went four innings with 4 hits, 1 walk, 7 strike outs (5 swinging), an HBP, and a fielding error by an infielder would be listed as having thrown 36 pitches/31 strikes in Game Day.  That’s 21 pitches for the 7 Ks, 5 pitches for the other 5 outs, 4 pitches for the walk, 4 pitches for the 4 hits, and one pitch each for HBP and the error (21+5+4+4+1+1=36).  Subtract the non-strikes, the 4 balls for the walk and the 1 pitch for the HBP and you have 31 strikes.  Additionally, Game Day would show 15 swinging strikes for all pitches in the 5 strike outs that ended with a swing and a miss and 6 called strikes for the pitches in the the strike outs that were by a called third strike.

This only occurs in the GCL and AZL Game Day box scores.

Clearwater (9-3, 45-33)  beat St. Lucie, 8-2.

Kyle Glosgoski went 4.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk.  He left with a shutout and runners on the corners.  Tyler Carr entered and gave up 2 RBI line drive singles (allowing both inherited runners to score) before getting a ground ball out to end the inning.  He went another two no-hit innings and struck out three.  Keylan Killgore recorded 2 hits and a strike out in one inning.  Kyle Arjona pitched a one-hit ninth.

Jhailyn Ortiz opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning.  Simon Muzziotti followed that with an RBI double in the second.  The Threshers continued to score in the third on Matt Kroon’s 2-run double and a fielding error.  They added an insurance run in the seventh on Luke Miller’s solo HR (1).  And, tacked on 2 more in the eighth on Ortriz’ RBI single and a wild pitch.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.329) assigned to Reading June 21st
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.222) went 2-5 with 2 RBI
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.289) went 1-5 with a run scored, double, RBI 
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.276)  went 1-4 with a run scored, BB, SB(10)
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.224) went 0-5 with a run scored
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.245)

Lehigh Valley (37-41)  beat Scranton, 12-3. 

Cole Irvin went seven innings (108 pitches) and held Scranton to one run on 6 hits.  He walked none and struck out six.  Connor Brogdon made his debut and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in 0.2 innings.  John Curtiss came in and walked a batter before getting the third out.  He pitched the ninth giving up 2 hits.

The IronPigs scored 12 runs on 13 hits.  They started early with Shane Robinson’s 2-run HR (5) in the first inning.  They scored again in the fourth on Rob Brantly’s solo HR (3).  Then they went off with 4 in the fifth on Nick Williams RBI double, Brantly’s 2-run double, and Lane Adams’ RBI single; 2 in the sixth on Robinson’s 2-run HR (6); and 3 in the seventh on Robinson’s bases-loaded walk and Adam Haseley’s 2-run single.

Robinson went 3-5, 3 runs scored, 2 HR (6), and 5 RBI.  Williams went 3-5 with an RBI.  Brantly went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, HR (3), 3 RBI.  Adams had 2 hits.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.310) went 1-4 with a run scored, 2 RBI, BB
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.54)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68) recalled by Phillies on June 19th
  • #16 Cole Irvin (3-0, 2.35) – 7.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-4,  7.07)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.304)

Reading (7-5, 46-33)  beat Portland, 4-1.

Damon Jones didn’t have his best stuff, but still went six innings and held the Sea Dogs to one run on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out six.  Garrett Cleavinger walked one and struck out two in one inning.  Jake Hernandez pitched an inning and gave up one hit and struck out two.  Addison Russ struck out the side in the ninth and picked up his 11th save.

The Phils scored two in the first on Alec Bohm’s 2-run HR (3).  They scored two more in the third on Bohm’s RBI single and and a force out.

Bohm had 2 of the Phils’ 6 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.250) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored with a HR (3), 3 RBI
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.02)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-3, 6.38)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.268) went 2-4 with 2 BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.173)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.29)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.234) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (3-7, 32-48)  beat Greensboro, 4-2.

Tyler McKay pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out six.  Rafi Gonell pitched three no-hit innings, walking 4 and striking out five.  Michael Gomez earned his first save with a scoreless inning.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning when Hunter Stovall was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  They scored again in the second on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI single.  The added a run in the sixth on Cole Stobbe’s RBI double.  And, tacked on another run in the seventh on Gutierrez’ solo HR (2).

Gutierrez went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a HR (2), and 2 RBI.  Yerwin Trejo (.273) had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases.  Seth Lancaster (.429) went 1-1 with 3 walks and 2 stolen bases.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.195) went 0-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.88)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.268) went 1-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 4.19) –
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 3.59)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.82)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 4.97)

Williamsport (3-12)  lost to West Virginia, 6-5 in eleven innings.

Leonel Aponte went three innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.  Tyler Burch retired 5 batters in his two innings as well as picking off one of the two runners he inherited.  Luis Cedeno blew the save giving up a run in three innings.  He’s 24 and in low-A.  Time to move on?  Adam Cox pitched the 9th and 10th innings.  He didn’t allow the OT runner to score and struck out two.  Blake Bennett committed a throwing error on a sac bunt to start the eleventh that allowed the OT runner to score the winning run.

The Cutters scored in the first on Hunter Hearn’s RBI single.  They scored 2 in the fourth on a wild pitch and Logan O’Hoppe’s sac fly.  They took the lead in the fifth on a ground out and a fielder’s choice.

Hunter Hearn had 2 of the team’s 5 hits.  Nick Matera went 1-3 with 2 walks.

But, there’s this from Mitch Rupert –

GCL Phillies East (2-3)  did not play.

GCL Phillies West (3-2)  beat Yankees West, 4-0 with a 2-hitter.

Manager Milver Reyes used seven pitchers in today’s game.  They combined to shut out the Yankees on 2 hits and 6 walks.

The Phils scored their runs in the second inning on Jose Rivera’s 2-run ground rule double, J.C. Smith’s RBI ground rule double, and Sal Gozzo’s RBI double.

Johan Rojas went 3-3 with a run scored, double, triple, and a walk.  Sal Gozzo went 2-5 with a double and an RBI.  Herbert Iser went 2-2 with a run scored and 2 walks.  Jose Rivera went 2-3 with a run scored, double, 2 RBI, and a stolen base.

The pitching went like this (note they carried a no hitter into the fifth) –

  1. Gunner Mayer (18, RHP) – 1.0 IP, 1 K – FB 90-93 mph sat 92
  2. Eduar Segovia (18, RHP) – 3.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K – FB 90-93 mph sat 91-93
  3. Connor Hinchliffe (22, RHP) – 0.1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K – FB 86-89 mph sat 88-89
  4. Brett Schulze (21, RHP) – 1.0 IP. 1 BB – FB 91-93 mph sat 92-93
  5. Josh Hendrickson (21, LHP) – 1.0 IP, 1 K – FB 89-91 mph sat 89-90
  6. Brian Marconi (22, LHP) – 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K – FB 88-90 mph sat 89-90
  7. Fernando Lozano (19, RHP) – 1.0 IP – FB 85-89 mph

Gunner Mayer is a tall, thin fellow (6’6, 190).  I spoke with his father.  He told me that Gunner has a bit more velocity (up to 95 mph).  But, he had a bout with the flu that cost him about 15 pounds.  He hasn’t yet regained all the weight back, nor all his strength.  In his short time in Clearwater, he’s already put on about 6-8 pounds of weight and muscle.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo has a blister on his index finger and appears to be close to his first action.  The finger is no longer bandaged.

DSL Phillies Red (14-8)  did not play.

DSL Phillies White (17-8)  beat Tigers1, 4-3.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 29th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/29/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/29/2019 – Clearwater activated RF Danny Mayer from the 7-day IL
6/29/2019 – RHP Gilmael Troya assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/29/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed CF Marcus Lee Sang
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed OF Jadiel Sanchez
6/28/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 60-day IL
6/28/2019 – Phillies activated CF Adam Haseley from the 10-day IL
6/28/2019 – Phillies designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment
6/28/2019 – Phillies optioned Adam Haseley to Lehigh Valley
6/28/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Luke Leftwich on the 7-day IL, bicep
6/28/2019 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/28/2019 – RHP Grant Dyer assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/28/2019 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/28/2019 – Clearwater placed RF Ben Aklinski on the 7-day IL
6/28/2019 – RHP Andrew Schultz assigned to Lakewood from GCL East
6/28/2019 – Lakewood released LF Jimmy Smith
6/28/2019 – RHP Tyler Burch assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/28/2019 – 2B Christian Valerio assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/28/2019 – 2B Edgar Made assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/27/2019 – Phillies signed SS Bryson Stott
6/27/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Josh Tols on the 7-day IL
6/27/2019 – Clearwater sent RHP Spencer Howard on a rehab assignment to GCL West
6/27/2019 – RHP Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/27/2019 – RHP Victor Vargas assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/27/2019 – LHP Hunter Milam assigned to GCL Philies East
6/27/2019 – Enyel De Los Santos activated by Lehigh Valley
6/27/2019 – Spencer Van Scoyoc activated by GCL East

Threshers Recap – 6/28/2019

I was at the Complex early to see the first round pick, Bryson Stott.  He wasn’t there but number eleven Marcus Lee Sang was.  Lee Sang didn’t take part in any baseball drills in the morning, an indication that his contract probably hadn’t been processed yet at the MLB offices – a liability issue if he were to get injured before the contract became official, I guess.  Continue reading Threshers Recap – 6/28/2019

Threshers Recap – 6/27/2019

First round pick Bryson Stott signed with the Phillies on Thursday.  Now, a couple more draft picks will likely sign (Marcus Lee Sang signed).

Adam Haseley rehabbed in Reading.

Spencer Howard threw three innings in a rehab appearance in a GCL game.

Nineteen-year-old Nicoly Pina opened eyes with pitch after pitch in the mid 90s in the same GCL game. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 6/27/2019

Threshers Recap – 6/24/2019

The Eastern League announced their All Stars.  Four Reading Phils were selected – outfielder Mickey Moniak, first baseman Darick Hall, and pitchers Adonis Medina and Addison Russ.   The game is in Richmond on July 10th.

The GCL began it’s season Monday.  Both of our teams won.  The GCL re-structured their divisions – East, North, and South.  Both Phillies teams are in the 7-team North Division.  The East has 5 team, the South has six.  The new playoff procedures haven’t been updated on their home page yet. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 6/24/2019

Open Discussion: Week of June 24, 2019

The Phillies were 39-32, .549) last Sunday.  They are now 39-38, .506 after a pair of series sweeps.  I’ve got nothing else.  Let your bashing begin.

This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.  Still don’t want to hear about any mythical Trout trades. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of June 24, 2019

2019 Post Draft Discussion; June 24th

The 2019 Draft Tracker is up to date.  All signings and bonuses that have been reported have been recorded.  This is where I will look for any information on signings you uncover and post in the Comments Section.  If you hear one of our new prospects has signed, please share the link here.

As signings are announced, the tracker will be updated.  I won’t post signing bonuses until they are official. Continue reading 2019 Post Draft Discussion; June 24th

2019 Gulf Coast Phillies Schedule, East and West

If you are in the Clearwater during the summer, here are the schedules for the two Phillies squads in the Gulf Coast League.

Start times are subject to change but generally Saturday games are at 10:00 AM and games on all other days are at noon.  No games on Sundays.

Games and parking are free.  Security will check bags and wand individuals.  No baseball bats permitted beyond the security check point. Continue reading 2019 Gulf Coast Phillies Schedule, East and West