Threshers Recap – 6/18/2019

Heavy rain during the night and early morning hours saturated the fields at the Complex.  Outdoor activities were limited to calisthenics and long toss for about 20 rehabbing pitchers; calisthenics, stretching, and long toss for the remaining pitchers and position players; and some fly ball drills for outfielders.

The infields were ponding so no PFPs or infield drills.  Batting practice moved indoors, and the afternoon intrasquad game was replaced with indoor stuff.

The only pitcher who threw a bullpen where I could watch was Jonas De La Cruz.

LHP Chris Micheles has signed and been assigned to GCL Phillies West.  Micheles was the Phillies 14th round selection.  He’s a 6’1,  junior out of Washington.  No idea on the Huskies’ bonus.

Clearwater (1-1, 37-31) lost to Bradenton, 8-6. 

Alejandro Requena pitched four innings, but had buried the Threshers allowing 8 runs in three innings.  Oscar Marcelino and Tyler Carr each pitched two scoreless, no-hit innings with 2 strike outs each.  The only base runner was a walk issued by Marcelino.

The Threshers tried to rally but fell short.  They scored single runs in the third thru fifth innings on Alec Bohm’s RBI single, Jhailyn Ortiz’solo HR (8), and Daniel Brito’s sac fly.  They scored 3 times in the eight on Simon Muzziotti’s RBI double and Bohm’s 2-run HR (4).

Bohm had 3 hits, Brito and Ortiz had 2 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.325) went 3-4 with a run scored, HR (4), 3 RBI 
  • #5 Spencer Howard (1-1, 2.25) placed on the 7-day IL on May 5th, shoulder soreness
  • #11 Jhailyn Ortiz (.214) went 2-4 with a run scored, HR (8), RBI, 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.283) 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 (.269) went 0-4 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.229) went 0-4
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.247) went 2-2 with 2 runs scored,RBI, SF, BB

Lehigh Valley (32-35) lost to  Toledo, 2-1.  Five pitchers combined to throw a 2-hitter and strike out 14 in a losing cause.

Drew Anderson gave up 2 runs on one hit and a walk in five innings.  He struck out eight.  Seth McGarry gave up a walk and a hit in one inning.  John Curtiss struck out 2 and walked 2 before being yanked afte 0.2 innings.  Josh Tols finished the inning stranded the 2 inherited runners.  Yacksel Rios struck out the side in the final inning.

Lehigh had scored first on Mitch Walding’s bases loaded walk in the fourth inning.

The IronPigs went 0-9 with RISP.The Mud Hens stole 6 bases.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (8-25, .320) promoted to Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28)
  • #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 (1-3,  8.06)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.80) promoted to the Phillies on May 6th

Reading (39-28) beat Akron, 10-2, but the Trenton Thunder also won and claimed the first half crown.

Bailey Falter (5-4, 4.17) pitched five innings.  He limited the Rubber Ducks to 2 runs on 6 hits.  He walked one and struck three.  Connor Brogdon (2.75) followed with three, no-hit, shutout innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Jeff Singer (1.50) mopped up with a clean inning.  He hit a batter but struck out the side.

The top of the Phils order did most of the damage.  Mickey Moniak, Josh Stephen, and Darick Hall went 7-13 with 5 runs scored, a double, 6 RBI, and a stolen base.

They opened the scoring with a run in the first inning on Darick Hall’s RBI single.  They opened up a 5-run lead with 4 runs in the fourth on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single, and Austin Bossart’s 3-run HR (2).  They re-established their 5-run lead with 2 runs in the fifth on Hall’s 2-run HR (13).  Hall’s 13 HR are third in the league and his 43 RBI are second.  The Phils continued to tack on runs with one in the seventh on Josh Stephen’s RBI double and 2 in the eighth on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single and Stephen’s bases loaded walk.

Moniak went 2-4 with an RBI and a walk.  Stephen (.274) went 2-4 with a double, 2 RBI, and a walk.  Hall (.228) went 3-5 with a HR (13), 3 RBI, and a stolen base.  Austin Bossart (.174) went 1-3 with a HR (2), 3 RBI, and a walk.

  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-2, 3.32)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-3, 5.86)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.260) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, RBI, BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.185) went 0-2 with 2 runs scored, 2 BB
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-3, 4.28)
  • #21 David Parkinson (5-4, 3.63)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (2-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.227) went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, SB
  • #29 Connor Seabold – on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (29-41) All Star break.  The North won.  The BlueClaws only representative was Kyle Glogoski.  He pitched a clean eighth inning, struck out one, and earned the win.  He also induced a ground out and a fly out, and needed just ten pitches, 7 for strikes.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.186)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 5.40)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.282)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 3.29)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.15)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-3, 5.08)
  • #30 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.21)

Williamsport (2-3) lost to State College, 4-2 in ten innings.

Leonel Aponte pitched four innings and gave up one run on 2 hits and a walk.  Miguel Gomez gave up a run in one inning on 3 hits and a walk.  Luis Cedeno tossed three shutout innings with 2 strike outs.  Alejandro Made suffered the loss.  He gave up 2 runs in two innings including the game winners in the tenth.

The Cutters scored their 2 runs on 6 hits.  They tied the game in the seventh with 2 runs on Logan Simmons solo HR (1) and a wild pitch.

Juan Carlos (JC) Smith went 2-4.  Logan O’Hoppe doubled for his first hit of the season.

The Cutters ran themselves out of a couple scoring opportunities with 3 caught stealings.  They went 0-8 with RISP and struck out 16 times.

Unassigned Prospects

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo

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

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

DSL Phillies Red (10-4)  beat Cardinals Blue, 5-4 in 10 innings.

DSL Phillies White (10-5)  beat Rangers2, 3-0.

Here’s the affiliate .from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 17th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/18/2019 – INF Phil Gosselin activated by Lehigh Valley
6/18/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/18/2019 – RHP Luis Ramirez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed INF Jose Antequera 7-day IL, right calf strain
6/18/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day IL
6/18/2019 – SS Guarner Dipre assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – SS Jose Mercado assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – OF Jose Rivera assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – C Micah Yonamine assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/18/2019 – SS Chris Cornelius assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – CF Keaton Greenwalt assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – INF Curtis Mead assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – CF Johan Rojas assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/18/2019 – Phillies signed draft pick LHP Chris Micheles, assigned to GCL West
6/17/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day IL, right biceps tendinitis
6/17/2019 – Phillies activated CF Roman Quinn from the 10-day IL
6/17/2019 – Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
6/17/2019 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – C Nick Matera assigned to Williamsport from Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – Ranger Suarez activated by Lehigh Valley
6/17/2019 – James Smith assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Carlos Betancourt assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Maikel Garrido assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Juan Geraldo assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Rafael Marcano assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Jordi Martinez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Tyler Adams assigned to GCL East from to GCL West
6/17/2019 – Carlos Francisco assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Adam Leverett assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Jose Ulloa assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/17/2019 – Austin Crowson assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Fernando Lozano assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Dalvin Rosario assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Brendan Bell assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/17/2019 – Gunner Mayer assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/16/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Pat Neshek from the 10-day IL
6/16/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Ranger Suarez to Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Cole Irvin from Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/16/2019 – Nick Matera assigned to Lehigh Valley from Williamsport
6/16/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LF Shane Robinson from the 7-day IL
6/16/2019 – LHP Damon Jones assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/16/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to XST from Lakewood
6/16/2019 – RHP Tyler McKay assigned to Lakewood from XST
6/16/2019 – Phillies sent SS Phil Gosselin outright to Lehigh Valley
6/15/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/15/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/15/2019 – Assigned Jose Brazon to DSL Red from GCL East

48 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/18/2019

  1. its time to move Bohn up to reading
    his control of strike zone, contact skills are all ready for next level
    just waiting for the power to come
    if he excels at AA, he could be in the equation to start in philly in 2020

    also would like to see Hall challenged and moved to AAA
    he’s just treading water at AA and is close to a nonprospect at this point at his age

    1. Hall hit .224/.296/.417 over 330 PAs in Reading last year. He is hitting .228/.311/.473 over 254 PAs this year. He should dominate Reading before he gets a chance at AAA. I hope his recent hot streak continues and he proves me wrong, but I have never really considered him a prospect.

  2. Bohn is never going to be brooks robinson but from what I’ve read, never seen him play, he can be adequate at 3b
    should be playing there everyday
    hate that they move him around
    this system desire to move guys who are seen as starting players all over the place drives me crazy
    hard to excel at defense that way

    1. Homework today: what third base men played most of their career at that position but did not excel but were adequate enough to make it a positive career? I can think of Bill Madlock to begin the conversation.

      1. Wade Boggs had very similar Fielding stats to Madlock. I watched him for years in Boston and he was an adequate fielder but not flashy in the least. Charlie Hayes might be another.

      2. Troy Glaus…could be someone akin to Bohm…big, not to quick but has length to reach balls in the hole or on the line..

        1. Yes…..that was my comp from 2017…Franco vs Ramirez minors and brief MLB time’s peripherals..
          However, I failed to take into account the dreadlocks though.

      3. How about the Penguin, Ron Cey! Was he an outlier with small from and compact power. From what I recall, he held his own at the hot corner for not having the prototypical body.

        1. Cey is also a World Series winner. Great fielder if you hit it at him or 12″ to either side, no range but great hands.

  3. No, Rocco – you missed the point of my post in reply to NL above. I was basically saying that the Bohm/Hoskins dilemma he created wasn’t worth the anxiety – NOT that Bohm couldn’t or wouldn’t stick at 3b. The DH rule would open a lineup spot for both but even that’s something to worry about later, not when Bohm is still in his mid-20’s. That was my point. I think Bohm could conceivably be up next year. AAA in his case may be an unnecessary stop along the way.

    1. Rocco’s strong point is not reading interpretation. Then again I don’t think he has a strong point.

      1. I think Rocco has many strong points his sarcasm is some of the best I’ve seen. His color makes me chuckle out loud….often. He’s unabridged on his opinions and totally unique and different. He can dish it and he can take it.

        I get that he can rub some the wrong way but for me personally I value his participation but to each their own.

        That said Bohm is as advertised and has Denny so astutely pointed out many great 3B to play this game weren’t brooks robinson or #20 over at the hot corner. Please let him get to Reading this weekend.

    2. 8mark I find it laughable that anyone would post. after one error he might not be able to play third. You didn’t post that. I know you said the dh is coming. But come on one error and we are questioning his ability to play third.?

      1. I’m not questioning anything. I was merely addressing the “so what if he can’t” from the previous comment. Prior to that, I posted that it was his first E5. At this point of the season, that’s pretty good. Let’s move on to something more urgent….

  4. Bad dressing Ivy leaguer and goofy Gabe love to move players around. I think there are only very few examples over history that have flourished in that role. Those two are smarter

    1. I’m fine if you move around nick maton who profiles as a utility IF
      he needs versatility but not Bohn
      you want him to be your everyday 3rd baseman for 5-10 yr
      there is no way anyone can convince me that players can fine tune and excel at defense at a particular position if they are always moving around

  5. so annoyed hasley got hurt, he could have been getting all this exposure and experience.
    keep waiting for Moniak to take his game to the next level, hopefully in july
    goal is for him to be in AAA next yr
    C Randolph looks like a lost cause at this point
    Ortiz has really cut down on Ks in last 10 games
    the power is there, when he gets his K rate to less than 25% and his walks over 10%, i’ll have my curiosity nudged
    please don’t draft any more RH pitchers who throw 90 or less, they just don’t work out.
    the number of successful long term pitchers with that profile in the league right now I can count on one hand and theyre usually back end of rotation guys at best
    I’d rather have the hard thrower who needs better command improvement
    atleast he has the basic building blocks

    overall, I’m disappointed with number of high end prospects that have come thru this system given the number of years of the rebuild
    really need howard, bohn and medina to hit it big

    1. I would like to see Howard get one start at Clearwater then get moved up to Reading. He will be 23 in July. He needs be be on the fast track when healthy. I read this years ago and it stuck with me (paraphrasing); “Pitchers only have so many innings in their arms and those innings shouldn’t be wasted in the minor leagues.”

      1. The old days….500 innings for a pitcher in the minors and by then they should be ready to go up, if worthy….and 1500 PAs for a position player.
        But that may have all change…more college guys, so their professional time is limited in the minors..and of course MLB service time issues now creep into the equation..

      2. Phillies have faced some many good rookie pitchers lately, look forward for us to have some too.

    2. @SR I was thinking the same thing this morning as I was reading around the league stuff. When was the last time we had one of our guys come up with the swagger that said here I am I was born to do this and I’m not going back.

      I think Haseley had he not got hurt. I think surely Bohm will do that and Howard will do that if healthy. Shoulders scare the bejesus out of me.

  6. Where do you think our minor league system will be ranked in July when the new rankings come out? Obviously if Bryson Stott would be signed by then it would help,but I’m guessing we will be down to the lower third if not fourth.
    This re-build has not gone well at all and if drafting & developing players is such a crap shoot,it does seem that some teams are FAR better at it than others!
    If I were in charge of this organization,I would hire new blood to run the minor league system.

    1. Next week Josh Bonifay will have been on the job 7 months as Director of Player Dev…..can we at least give him another 6 weeks before we ask for his firing!

      1. Yes, folks fail to remember (or even know) that changes WERE made at the end of last season and there is a natural lag time for those changes to take effect. Now that doesn’t mean they’ll work. But let’s allow for the settling in before we drop the guillotine already.

        1. And again, I maintain that the bigger issues have been developmental, not talent identification. Perhaps kids like Moniak and Ortiz who have spun their wheels early on will come around to realize the promise they showed originally.

          1. Phillies have implemented newer ideas and techniques, ie Driveline.
            So there may be a period of adjustment before these new ideas are grasped by the players.

    2., right after the draft, had the Phillies #14. In their books “Potential trumps performance”. In their rankings the Red Sox were dead last because they didn’t have a #1 draft picks in a while. Rangers were next to last and Cubs were 3rd to last. Padres were #1 and the Braves were #2.

      Alex Bohm was #1 and was a top 50 prospect. Spencer Howard was #2 and listed as a top 100 guy. After that they went with Medina, Garcia, Stott (at #5), Haseley, Morales, Miller (the 3rd rounder at #8), Marchan and De Los Santos round out the top 10. Medina, Garcia and Stott are ranked Tier 2 prospects. Those following Stott are Tier 3 prospects.

      This would not be my list but take it for what it’s worth. Miller was a surprise here for me. He hasn’t signed and I thought it was because he was in the College W/S until recently. Maybe he thinks he’s worth more money than the Phils can give him.

  7. If you have, check out Bohm’s homer last night. He crushed it. It went over the outfield bleachers – basically out of the park. The power is there. It may take a while to fully emerge, but it’s there.

      1. The other thing I loved about that was watching Bohm himself. I thought he’d be little gangly. He’s not – he’s a big strong, strapping guy, like Cody Bellinger. Very impressed.

          1. Yup – exactly. Good physical comp. I get more excited about this guy all the time.

          1. Yes, and he has a nice, tight swing, which allows him to stand closer to the plate yet still turn on inside pitches. That swing and hit were things of beauty.

  8. Ortiz with another dinger tonight……that’s 8 in the last 30 games.
    When the sun is shining, he is burning.

  9. Moniak and Bohm with 2 hits each again tonight, both doubled. Ortiz with 2 bombs, 4 rbi. Good news from the farm bats anyway.

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