I arrived at the Complex early, shortly after a rain shower ended, and somehow missed Spencer Howard’s live BP. But his father reported yesterday that Spencer felt fine and was up around 97 mph. We have to accept that the Phillies are going to be careful with their rehabbing pitchers.
I did watch the pitchers under Ray Burris, the Rehab Pitching Coach, perform their calisthenics. There were a lot of them. I counted 22. When they were done, most of them tossed, a handful did their running. Afterward, Coach Burris stopped to chat. He disclosed that he has 25 pitchers in the morning group I saw, plus another ten who aren’t ready to work out and throw.
Three pitchers had throwing sessions between Ashburn and Schmidt Fields. Connor Seabold was one and he looked sharp. Tommy Hunter was also out mingling, but I didn’t see him throw. He did throw live BP yesterday in the rain.
The GCL squads worked out and played a scrimmage after lunch. Tyler Gilbert tossed an inning but only had 87-89 available today. Adam Cox pitched and was 91-93. He left to catch a ride to the airport to make his flight to Williamsport afterward. Starlyn Castillo also threw. He was 91-92.
By now, the 36 draftees and free agents were out on Carlton. Those who had signed their contracts were doing PFPs and later BP/shagging. Those not signed sat in the dugout, waiting to be called into the Complex building to sign their contract when word arrived that they had passed their physicals. I learned that the kids who had their physicals in Philadelphia made up this waiting group.
I updated the Draft Tracker with the signings and made an entry in the comments section. I added the free agents to the Draft Tracker just to have them listed in context. I don’t have a lot of the bonus information yet.
I’m not going to list all the signees here, but 28 of 39 draft picks are in Clearwater. Five more are expected to sign. Eight non-drafted free agents are in Clearwater. So far. only one pick has decided to honor his college commitment.
Clearwater (35-29) lost to St. Lucie, 5-0, and was officially eliminated.
Andrew Brown (2-4, 6.61) gave up 3 runs in five innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. Oscar Marcelino (9.00) gave up 2 runs in two innings. Keylan Killgore (2.05) escaped a bases-loaded jam of his own doing in one inning. And, Tyler Carr (2.70) pitched a perfect inning.
The Threshers collected 4 hits. Rehabbing Roman Quinn had two of them. Quinn had a double and a stolen base.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.308) went 1-1 with a double, 3 BB
- #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
- #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.203) went 0-4
- #12 Simon Muzziotti (.281) went 0-4
- #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
- #18 Nick Maton (.281) went 0-4
- #19 Rodolfo Duran (.230) went 0-4
- #20 Daniel Brito (.242) went 0-3
Lehigh Valley (31-30) beat Gwinnett, 5-1. The IronPigs jumped on the Stripers for 4 runs in the first inning and the pitchers made them hold up.
Enyel De Los Santos (3.03) pitched five shutout innings, gave up 2 hits, and struck out six. (Ahem, yo Phillies, look!) Luke Leftwich (11.81) pitched a perfect inning and struck out two. Tom Windle (4.28) tossed a one-hit inning. Kyle Dohy (8.84) pitched a perfect inning. Seth McGarry (5.75) gave up a run in 0.2 innings. And Yacksel Rios (4.30) got the one-out save, his sixth.
Lehigh scored 4 runs in the first inning on 2-run singles by Mitch Walding and Damek Tomscha. Walding added an insurance fun in the eighth with a solo HR (9).
Mitch Walding (.218) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a HR (9), and 3 RBI. Ali Castillo (.317) had 2 hits.
- #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)
- #10 Ranger Suarez (2-2, 5.68) recalled by Phillies on June 7th
- #16 Cole Irvin (2-0, 2.08) recalled by Phillies on May 31st
- #22 Kyle Dohy (1-2, 9.33)
- #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th
Reading (35-26) split a double header, winning 5-4 and losing 5-3.
Game One: Jose Taveras (1.86) pitched when the suspended game was continued in the second inning. He gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings. Jake Hernandez (2.67) stranded an inherited runner and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. Addison Russ (1’66) pitched an inning and gave up 2 unearned runs, blowing the save. Connor Brogdon (1-1, 3.60) pitched two perfect innings for the win.
The Phils opened up a sizable lead with 4 runs in the fourth inning on Arquimedes Gamboa’s RBI single, a throwing error by Chace Numata, an RBI single by Darick Hall, and a bases loaded walk by Austin Listi. After Erie came back to tie, Grenny Cumana provided the game winner on an RBI single in the tenth.
The Phils collected 13 hits (12 singles) and 8 walks. Every one had at least one hit. Luke Williams (.226), Josh Stephen (.271), Grenny Cumana (.353), and Jose Gomez (.190) each had two hits.
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.178)went 1-5 with a run scored, RBI, SB
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.223) went 1-5 with a run scored
Game Two: Bailey Falter (4.22) pitched five innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits. He struck out four. Jonathan Hennigan (0-1, 2.45) gave up 2 runs in the top of the seventh to break the tie.
Reading tied the game with 3 runs in the fourth inning on Austin Listi’s 3-run HR (6).
Listi (.208) had 3 of the Phils’ 6 hits.
- #2 Adonis Medina (4-2, 3.44)
- #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
- #7 JoJo Romero (0-3, 7.84)
- #9 Mickey Moniak (.260) went 1-3 with a run scored
- #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.190) went 0-4
- #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-2, 4.57)
- #21 David Parkinson (5-3, 3.54)
- #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
- #25 Cornelius Randolph (.215) went 0-3
- #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th
Lakewood (24-41) dropped a double header to Hagerstown, 4-3 and 6-5.
Game One: Tyler McKay (5.28) gave up all 4 runs in 4.1 innings on 6 hits and a walk. Gilmael Troya (2.59) allowed one of 2 inherited runners to score.
Luke Miller hit a 2-run HR (2) in the fourth inning. Ben Pelletier drove in a run in the seventh with an RBI double.
Miller (.275)) and Rafael Marchan (.274) each had 2 of the BlueClaws 5 hits.
- #4 Luis Garcia (.184) went 0-3
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.274) went 2-3 with a run scored , double
Game Two: Kyle Glosgoski (1.30) gave up 4 runs (2 ER) in four innings on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out six. Luis Carrasco (0.00) pitched two scoreless innings. Luis Ramirez (0-1, 40.50) blew the save and lost in a walk off on a 3-run HR.
The BlueClaws took an early lead with 2 runs in the first inning on RBI singles by Carlos De La Cruz and Cole Stobbe. They retook the lead with 2 runs in the fifth on Luis Garcia’s RBI triple and Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI double. They added an insurance run in the seventh on Luke Miller’s RBI single.
Gutierrez (.264), Miller (.291), and De La Cruz (.238) each had 2 hits.
- #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
- #4 Luis Garcia (.187) went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, triple, RBI, BB
- #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
- #14 Rafael Marchan (.274)
- #23 Dominic Pipkin (2-1, 3.55)
- #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 3.90)
- #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.18)
- #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.23)
- #27 Starlyn Castillo
Williamsport begins its 2019 season on June 14th. Their flight was cancelled and they weren’t able to fly out until 4:00 PM. From what I’ve been able to gather, and by who is still in Clearwater and who appears to not be here, the team probably looks like this –
- C: Jose Aparicio, Logan O’Hoppe, Nick Matera
- INF: Seth Lancaster, Connor Litton, Edgar Made, Logan Simmons, D.J. Stewart, Nicolas Torres, Christian Valerio
- OF: Keudy Bocio, Julio Francisco, JC Smith, Corbin Williams
- P: Leonel Aponte, Abdullah, Aris, Gustavo Armas, Rafael Carvajal, Blake Bennett, Luis Cedeno, Jose Conopoima, Adam Cox, Carlos Francisco, Michael Gomez, Anton Kuznetsov, Jake Kinney, Taylor Lehman, Alejandro Made, Omar Maldonado, Tom Sutera, Junior Tejada
GCL Phillies East begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
GCL Phillies West begins its 2019 season on June 24th.
DSL Phillies Red (5-3) beat DSL Yankees, 11-4.
DSL Phillies White (8-1) beat DSL Brewers, 5-1.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 10th.
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Nate Fassnacht assigned him to GCL East
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Hunter Markwardt assigned him to GCL East
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Rudy Rott assigned him to GCL East
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Chris Cornelius assigned him to GCL West
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Keaton Greenwalt assigned him to GCL West
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Tucker Maxwell assigned him to GCL West
6/11/2019 Phillies signed McCarthy Tatum assigned him to GCL West
6/11/2019 Phillies signed Int’l FA Samuel Aldegheri assigned him to GCL West (RST)
6/11/2019 Camilo Hinestroza assigned to DSL White (PND) from DSL White (RST)
6/10/2019 – Phillies sent OF Roman Quinn on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/9/2019 – Phillies traded RHP Tom Eshelman to Baltimore for international bonus money
6/9/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Lakewood from Clearwater
6/9/2019 – RHP Oscar Marcelino assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/9/2019 – Ethan Lindow assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/9/2019 – James McArthur assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/8/2019 – Phillies recalled LF Nick Williams from Lehigh Valley
6/8/2019 – Lakewood activated C Abrahan Gutierrez from the 7-day IL
6/8/2019 – Phillies to sign FA P Fernando Salas to a minor league deal
6/8/2019 – Colton Eastman assigned to Clearwater from Williamsport
6/8/2019 – Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/8/2019 – Jack Conley assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/8/2019 – Ethan Evanko assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
6/8/2019 – Victor Santos assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/7/2019 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/7/2019 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/7/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Seranthony Dominguez on the 10-day IL, retro to 6/6, UCL
6/7/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Yacksel Rios to Lehigh Valley
6/7/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley