Threshers Recap – 6/7/2019

I visited the Complex to watch an intrasquad game.  Edubray Ramos took the mound and faced Roman Quinn as his first batter.  Ramos won that altercation, but didn’t retire another batter before reaching his pitch limit.

One of the campers (I think it was Keudy Bocio) reached base and Quinn batted again.  He walked this time.  Another camper reached to load the bases (Julio Francisco, I think), and Quinn batted again.  (Note, he batted right-handed all afternoon).

This time Quinn launched a fastball over the left-center fence, between the scoreboard on Roberts Field and the batter’s eye for those of you familiar with the Complex.

Ramos throws a variety of sliders one in the upper 70s and another in the low-to-mid 80s.  Today his fastball was sitting at 90.

Quinn played center field and batted a couple times each inning for his team.  In a later at bat, he raced around the bases for a triple.

It was reported later in the day, that Quinn will rehab in games with the Threshers in their next home stand, which starts on Monday and lasts until Thursday.

Several of the young pitchers caught our eyes – Gabriel Yanez, Anton Kuznetsov, Abdallah Aris, Michael Gomez, Fernando Lozano, Leonel Aponte, Adam Cox, Eduar Segovia, and Luis Pacheco.

Clearwater (33-28) beat Daytona, 8-3.  They moved into second place past Daytona.  They are 4.5 games behind Dunedin with 9 games to play.  Their elimination number is five.  

Damon Jones (4-3, 1.54) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out eight on 95 pitches (54 strikes, 56.8%).  Luis Ramirez (4.32) stranded an inherited runner but gave up a run in 1.1 innings pitched.  Tyler Carr (2.92) struck out 3 in the final two innings.

The Threshers overcame a 2-run deficit with 3 runs in the fourth inning on Jhailyn Ortiz’ RBI double and Rodolfo Duran’s 2-run HR (1).  They scored another run in the sixth on Duran’s RBI single.  They broke the game open with 3 runs in the eighth on a fielder’s choice and Duran’s 2-run double.  They closed out the scoring with a run in the ninth on a ground out.

The Threshers collected nine hits.  Rodolfo Duran  (.228) went 4-4 with a double, HR (1), and 5 RBI.  Alec Bohm and Jhailyn Ortiz had 2 hits each.  Daniel Brito had the only other hit.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.306) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, RBI 
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.211) went 2-4 with 3 runs scored, double, RBI, BB 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.289) went 0-5
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.297) 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.202)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.240) went 1-4

Lehigh Valley (29-29) lost to Buffalo, 3-1.

Tom Eshelman (1-1, 2.77) pitched all eight innings for the visiting IronPigs.  He gave up ten hits and a walk while striking out five.  His downfall was a 2-run HR in a 3-run fourth inning.  He threw 71 strikes among 100 pitches.

Malquin Canelo’s RBI single in the eighth inning produced the IronPigs’ only run.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (8-25, .320) promoted to Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (2-2, 3.65)
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-2, 9.64) assigned to Reading on May 18th
  • #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68)
  • #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.08) recalled by Phillies on May 31st
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-2,  9.50)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th

Reading (33-24) beat  Harrisburg, 9-4.

Adonis Medina (4-2, 3.44) pitched a nice game.  He went six innings allowed 2 hits and an unearned run while striking out five.  The only down side was 3 walks.  Aaron Brown (3.77) came in and couldn’t get an out.  He was charged 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks.  Connor Brogdon (3.86) came to the rescue with 3 shutout innings, 2 hits, a walk, and 4 strike outs. He allowed one of 3 inherited runners to score on a first-batter, 5-pitch walk, but  recorded 3 of his strike outs in the ninth and captured his second save.

The Phils built an early lead.  They scored single runs in the second and third innings on Austin Listi’s solo HR (5) and Adonis Medina’s RBI double.  They expanded their lead in the fifth on Darick Hall’s grand slam (11).  They added a couple insurance duns in the sixth on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single and Josh Stephen’s RBI double.  They tacked on a run in the eighth on Luke Williams’ solo HR (3).

Austin Listi (.197) went 3-4 with his fifth HR.  Arquimedes Gamboa and Luke Williams added 2 hits each.  Josh Stephen, batting in the 2-hole, went 2-5 with a run scored, double, and 2-out RBI.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 3.44) – 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (0-2, 6.89)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.258) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.192) went 2-5 with a run scored, RBI,  SB (11)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-2, 4.57)
  • #21 David Parkinson (5-3, 3.24)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.218) went 0-1 as a PH 
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (23-38) swept Greensboro, 2-1 and 2-1.

Game One:  Victor Santos (3.49)scattered 6 hits and allowed one run.  He walked none and struck out four.  Gilmael Troya (1-0, 2.78) stranded 2 inherited runners, but gave up a hit and walked three in 1.2 innings.  Ismael Cabrera (0.00) stranded 2 inherited runners and got the final 2 outs for his first save,

The BlueClaws managed just 4 hits.  They scored a run in the first inning on Luke Miller’s RBI double and another run in the third on a double play.

Jonathan Guzman (.255) went 2-2 with a walk and 2 stolen bases.

    • #4 Luis Garcia (.189) went 0-3
    • #14 Rafael Marchan (.279) went 0-3

Game Two: Two BlueClaws pitchers combined to toss a three-hitter.  Francisco Morales (1-3, 4.70) pitchred very well.  He registered his first win, going five innings.  He gave up 3 hits, an unearned run, walked none, and struck out seven.  Rafi Gonell (5.19) faced the minimum in two innings, struck out two, and got his first save.

The BlueClaws scored their 2 runs in the fifth inning on Cole Stobbe’s solo HR (6) and Jonathan Guzman’s RBI single.

Guzman (.261), Stobbe (.185), and Carlos De La Cruz )(.244) each had 2 of Lakewood’s seven hits.  Stobbe and Guzman each stole a base.

    • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
    • #4 Luis Garcia (.189)
    • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
    • #14 Rafael Marchan (.279)
    • #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.55)
    • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.10)
    • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.18)
    • #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.95)

Unassigned Prospects3

  • #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 (3-2) lost to DSL Cardinals Blue, 4-2.

DSL Phillies White (5-1) beat DSL Mets2, 3-2.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 7th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/7/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 10-day IL
6/7/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Seranthony Dominguez on the 10-day IL, retro to 6/6, right UCL injury
6/7/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
6/7/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley
6/5/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated OF Jan Hernandez from the 7-day IL
6/5/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Cole Irvin on the temporarily inactive list.
6/5/2019 – Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/5/2019 – Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – Phillies placed LF Andrew McCutchen on the 10-day IL, left ACL tear
6/4/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Victor Arano on the 60-IL retro to 4/19, elbow inflammation
6/4/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Adam Haseley from Lehigh Valley
6/4/2019 – RHP  Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – RHP Kevin Gowdy assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – RHP Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/4/2019 – C Nick Matera assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Logan O’Hoppe assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – LHP Junior Tejada assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – INF Nicolas Torres assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/4/2019 – SS Christian Valerio assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – CF Corbin Williams assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/4/2019 – C Freddy Francisco assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – LHP Juan Miranda assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Sandro Rosario assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – RHP Eduar Segovia assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/4/2019 – C Andrick Nava assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/4/2019 – C Bruce Wang assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/3/2019 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
6/3/2019 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – RHP Andy Reyes assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – C Cesar Rodriguez assigned to GCL East from Williamsport
6/3/2019 – C Juan Aparicio assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – RHP Carlos Francisco assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – LHP Gabriel Yanez assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
6/3/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
6/3/2019 – Clearwater activated CF Simon Muzziotti from the 7-day IL
6/2/2019 – Seattle traded RF Jay Bruce to Phillies for 3B Jake Scheiner and cash
6/2/2019 – RHP Alejandro Requena assigned to Clearwater from XST
6/2/2019 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to XST from Clearwater
6/2/2019 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/2/2019 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/1/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LF Shane Robinson on the 7-day IL, left hip strain
6/1/2019 – 3B Jose Antequera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/1/2019 – DSL Red placed LHP Daivin Perez on the 60-day IL
6/1/2019 – 2B Alexeis Azuaje assigned to DSL Red

17 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/7/2019

  1. Darick Hall…two things he does well….HRs, now 4th in the league with 11 and HBPs…first in the league with 10.

  2. With more than 60 games under each state-side team’s belt is a good time to see how the players are doing (Hitting Leaders with minimum 150 PAs through Friday 6/7):

    BA: Bohm (.329); Castillo (.327); Grullon (.320); Robinson (.296) Maton (.291); Muzziotti (.289)

    OBP: Castillo (.393); Bohm (.389); Grullon (.375); Robinson (.375); Maton (.367)

    Slg%: Grullon (.530); Adams (.522); Bohm (.512); Castillo (.473); Haseley (.466)

    HR: Adams (11); Hall (11); Grullon (9); Haseley (7); Stokes (7); Walding (7); Ortiz (7)

    3B: Moniak (6) Kroon (3); Gamboa (3)

    2B: Bohm (17); Moniak (17); Canelo (15),; Stokes {15}; Hall (13)

    Hits: Bohm (78); Grullon {58}; Adams (57); Moniak (55); Guzman {55}

    BBs: Walding (33); Listi {29}; L. Williams (28); Gamboa (24); Bohm (23)

    Ks: Adams (77); Walding (72); Ortiz (64); Kroon (64); Pelletier (63)

    Biggest surprise for me is that Guzman is tied for 4th in hits. I’ve been hyping him for about a month and it seems like it’s warranted.

  3. Pitching Leaders (Minimum 40 IP through Friday 6/7) except Wins, Ks, BBs and Saves

    ERA: Jones (1.54); Evanko (1.93); Lindow (2.98); Rosso (3.15)

    WHIP: Evanko (1.000); Jones (1.063); Rosso (1.123): Lindow (1.179)

    Ks: Jones (88); Eastman (65); Morales (62); J. Garcia (58); Lindow (53)

    BBs: J. Martin (30); Mezquita (28); Dohy (27); Gowdy (26); Anderson (25)

    Saves: Hennigan (7); Russ (7); Killgore (6); Rios (5)

    Wins: Parkinson; Windle; Evanko all with 5

    Losses: Santos (6) J. Garcia (5)

    I guess the surprise here continues to be Evanko.

    1. Without Howard and the struggles of Medina at times, wow does the pitching look very thin. Hopefully they move Jones up to Reading to challenge him as I’m sure they are going to have to make some tough decisions on who to include in trade packages by the deadline, assuming they make a move or two for help.

      There seems to be some hope down the road from the 18/19 year olds in Morales, Santos, Pipkin, and hopefully Castillo can be added to the list if all goes well this year and he’s ends up in Lakewood next year.

      1. Nobody ever speaks about Lindow, probably because he does not throw hard, but I believe he has a future at some point. I have seen him numerous times and for a young kid he knows how to pitch.

        I posted this last year, but of all the high school lefty soft-tossers drafted by the Phillies (Falter, Fanti, Stewart, Young, Lindow), Lindow has the most talent.

          1. Falter was also a 5th rounder. Those two are the most similar of the group I think, due to having similar frames. Falter has never really been able to develop the stuff to go with the pitchability but maybe Lindow can.

      2. It’s hard for me to believe that this system is any better than middle to back of the pack right now. There are a few gems, but mostly the prospects are middling.

  4. Morales has an obscene 14.56 K/9 as a 19-year-old in full season ball. His xFIP (2.66) ranks among the top six in the league. He’s still got a lot of work to do, but this kid at a minimum could wind up being a filthy reliever in the big leagues.

    1. He does have the makings of a TOR pitcher in the mold of a Carlos Carassco type pitcher with the size and FB, when he was in the system a decade ago.

      1. He definitely has that potential, but he needs a third pitch and far better control/command for it to happen. If neither develops in the next 1 1/2 years, I could see them converting him to reliever and fast tracking him to the majors.

  5. Great job bellman. Biggest surprise is that Moniak leads in doubles and triples. His biggest weakness remains the K to BB differential. I’m still a believer that he will be a major leaguer.

  6. 1. Good to hear, so far, on Quinn. IronPigs at home Fathers Day weekend if they feel he needs AAA before activation.
    2. Medina looked really good last night–second time in a row I’ve seen him shine, fourth overall. Right now I have more confidence in him than in Rosso, whom I’ve seen look poor twice in a row, although those were his only bad games, really.
    3. AA is the first time pitchers get to bat–and then only in all-NL games. Medina didn’t look good trying to get a bunt down, but he hung in there and slapped a double to right field. He took that walk too–a gamer at the plate at least. BUT, they’ve got to start to teach him how to run the bases out there now if he’s going to keep getting on base–he looked confused, lost, distracted, and lack of aggressiveness is to be understood but it was notable.
    4. I thought Moniak looked patient at the plate, FWIW. As long as he’s not pressing the walks will start to come. A whole season at AA should be just the thing for him.

  7. MLB FB ave 92-93 for Starters. Hard throwers are designated BP Guys by Phillies. 220 innings, 9-9 record in 3 years Milb experience sounds like New Flavor of the month.
    The New Dev System Pushing High Velocity, note High % of pitchers injury.
    Game is changing again, you got out pitch starter or BP velocity is not priority.
    Soft tossers mention all touch 94, do to growth and experience but also command

  8. Moniak quietly having a really productive year. Top 10:
    Hits/RBI/triples/doubles/total bases ..there may be more but those are what I saw real quick. AND he’s the 4th youngest in league I think I heard announcer say.

  9. Medina pitched great again. Unfortunately I think he has pitched himself to the front of the line as most likely to be traded. Jones has pitched very well also but isn’t the same level of prospect. A package of Williams and Medina plus a third piece from lower down would get us a pitcher I think. I think the Phils would rather trade Williams than Moniak. We’ll see.
    Guzman continues to produce. Very impressive what he’s done.

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