Threshers Recap – 6/21/2019

Lots of transaction today.  Alec Bohm was assigned to Reading, Austin Listi was assigned to Lehigh Valley, a bunch of draft picks were assigned to Williamsport, a few guys were released, and Chase Utley retired.

A slew of guys were assigned to GCL squads in preparation for the season openers on Monday.  And the XST rolls were emptied as players were assigned.

Of particular note regarding a non-transaction, Deivi Grullon entered the Phillies MLB Top 30 when #28 Edgar Garcia exceeded service time to be a prospect.  Grullon comes in at #30 and Connor Seabold and Manuel Silva each move up a spot.

Clearwater (4-1, 40-31) beat Daytona, 3-2.

Ethan Evanko (4-2, 1.74) held the Tortugas to 2 runs on 7 hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out seven.  He threw 73% of his pitches for strikes (54/74).  Zach Warren (3.26) went 1.1 innings.  He walked 3 and struck our two.  Grant Dyer (0.57) picked up his fifth save.  He recorded the final 5 outs giving up a hit and getting a strike out.  He threw 12 strikes among his 14 pitches.

The Threshers tied the game with a run in the second inning on a wild pitch.  They went ahead with 2 runs in the fourth on a game-tying ground out and a go-ahead RBI single by Nick Maton.

Three guys had multi-hit games.  Nick Maton, Daniel Brito, and Dalton Guthrie each had 2 hits.  All eight Threshers’ hits were singles.  They were 1-9 with RISP.  They drew 5 walks and left 10 men on base.  Brito (3), Maton (9), and Matt Vierling (15) each stole a base.

  • #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 1-3 with a BB 
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.278) went 0-4
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.275) went 2-3 with an RBI, 2 BB, SB 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.219) went 0-3 with a run scored, BB
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.253) went 2-4 with a run scored, SB

Lehigh Valley (33-37) lost to Toledo by 2 touchdowns, 14-0. 

Every ‘Pigs pitcher gave up a run except Ali Castillo who pitched a scoreless, one-hit inning.  Honorable mention to Fernando Salas whose run was unearned.  Starter Alexis Rivero gave up 5 runs in one-third of an inning.  And, I’ll skip the rest.

Austin Listi made his AAA debut and went 1 for 3 with a HBP.

Nick Williams, playing in his first game in two weeks went 1 for 4.

Deivi Grullon went 2 for 3 with a walk.

All 7 of the IronPigs hits were singles.  They went 1-5 with RISP.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.320) selected by the  Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28)
  • #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 (2-0, 2.44) optioned June 21st
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-3,  8.06)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.304) went 2-3 with a BB

Reading (2-2, 41-30) beat Portland, 11-8 in ten innings in Alec Bohm’s AA debut.

JoJo Romero (1-3, 7.11) got rocked for 8 runs on 10 hits in four innings.  Seth McGarry (0.00), four two-hit innings, and Jonathan Hennigan (1.69), two no-hit innings, shut the Sea Dogs down over the next six innings.

The Phils scored a run in the first inning on Grenny Cumana’s RBI single.  They scored 6 more runs in the third on Cornelius Randolph’s RBI single, Austin Bossart’s bases-loaded walk, Luke Williams’ 2-run double, and Jose Gomez’ 2-run single.  But, Romero couldn’t hold onto the 7-1 lead and the Phils found themselves trailing after four innings.

They finally managed a tie in the eighth inning on Darick Hall’s RBI single.  They put the game away with 3 runs in the first OT inning on Raul Rivas RBI triple, a wild pitch, and Darick Hall’s RBI single.

Every Phils starter had a hit except Alec Bohm who went 0-5 with a walk.

The Phils had 12 hits.  Josh Stephen (.272) had 2 hits and 2 runs scored.  Darick Hall (.238) had 2 hits, a walk, and 2 RBI.  Grenny Cumana (.340) had 2 hits and an RBI.  Jose Gomez (.202) had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  The Phils went 8-18 with RISP.  Stephen (5), Randolph (7), and Rivas (2) stole bases.

  • #1 Alec Bohm went 0-5 with a run scored, BB
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.05)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-3, 7.11) – 4.0 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.264)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.181)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (2-3, 4.35)
  • #21 David Parkinson (5-4, 3.63)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.242) went 1-4 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (1-1, 30-42)  lost to West Virginia, 1-0 in ten innings.

Lakewood’s pitchers held the Power to two hits.  Victor Santos (3.16) was perfect thru five innings.  He threw 39 strikes among his 56 pitches (69.7%) and struck out five.  Francisco Morales followed that with four, one-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out seven.  Mark Potter (2.77) was the unfortunate first pitcher in overtime and allowed the unearned runner to score from second on the Power’s second single.

Meanwhile, the Power were holding the BlueClaws to 4 hits and 3 walks.  Luis Garcia and Yerwin Trejo both reached base twice on a hit and a walk.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.190) went 1-3 with a double, BB
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3,4.11) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.279) went 1-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 3.83)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-2, 4.15)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-[4, 4.94)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 6.21)

Williamsport (2-6) lost to Batavia, 3-1.

Tom Sutera (0-1, 1.29) pitched four, 2-hit innings.  He gave up a solo HR, walked none, and struck out three.  He threw 47 pitches, 35 strikes (74.5%).  Jake Kinney (0.00) walked one and struck out one in a scoreless frame.  Carlos Francisco (13.50) gave up 2 runs on 4 hits in two innings.  Anton Kuznetsov (0.00) threw two, one-hit innings striking out two.

The Crosscutters scored their only run on a throwing error.  He collected 6 hits and 3 walks, but struck out 14 times and went 1-11 with RISP.

Logan Simmons had the only XBH, a double.  Corbin Williams stole his fifth base and was thrown out for the first time later.

Brayan Gonzalez played shortstop.

Logan O’Hoppe threw out a prospective base stealer.

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 (11-5)  lost to Yankees, 11-7.

DSL Phillies White (12-6)  beat Cubs2, 11-7.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 20th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/21/2019 – 2B Chase Utley retired
6/21/2019 – Phillies activated LHP Adam Morgan from the 10-day IL
6/21/2019 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
6/21/2019 – RF Austin Listi assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/21/2019 – RHP Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/21/2019 – 3B Alec Bohm assigned to Reading fron Clearwater
6/21/2019 – INF Luke Miller assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/21/2019 – Lakewood released RHP Ismael Cabrera
6/21/2019 – SS Seth Lancaster assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/21/2019 – RHP Francisco Morales assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/21/2019 – CF Keudy Bocio assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/21/2019 – OF Hunter Markwardt assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF Nate Fassnacht assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF Rudy Rott assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – IF McCarthy Tatum assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – OF Hunter Hearn assigned to Williamsport
6/21/2019 – Williamsport released CF Julio Francisco
6/21/2019 – Williamsport released 3B Connor Litton
6/21/2019 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/21/2019 – Waylon Richardson assigned to Clearwater (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Eric White assigned to Clearwater (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jonas De La Cruz assigned to Lakewood (7-day IL) from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Jack Perkins assigned to Lakewood (7-day IL) from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Tucker Maxwell assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Guarner Dipre assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jevi Hernandez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Luis Matos assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Jose Mercado assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Micah Yonamine assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Albertus Barber assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Brendan Bell assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Andrew Schultz assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Spencer Van Scoyoc assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/21/2019 – Chris Cornelius assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Engel Estevez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Keaton Greenwalt assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Carlos Oropeza assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Johan Rojas assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Jamari Baylor assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Tyler Burch assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Connor Hinchliffe assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Brian Marconi assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/21/2019 – Brett Schulze assigned to GCL Phillies West from GCL East
6/20/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Pat Neshek on the 10-day IL, left hamstring strain
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Tyler Gilbert from the 7-day IL
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated Nick Williams
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley released 3B Damek Tomscha.
6/20/2019 – Lehigh Valley released 3B Gift Ngoepe.
6/20/2019 – Austin Listi assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/20/2019 – Clearwater activated RHP Julian Garcia from the 7-day IL
6/20/2019 – LF Jimmy Smith assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/20/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Phillies XST
6/20/2019 – Phillies signed Erik Miller, assigned to GCL East
6/19/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Ranger Suarez from Lehigh Valley
6/19/2019 – Phillies sent LHP Adam Morgan on a rehab assignment to Reading
6/19/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated INF Phil Gosselin
6/19/2019 – Reading activated RHP Jose Taveras
6/19/2019 – Reading placed RHP Connor Brogdon on the TIL
6/19/2019 – Phillies signed FA RHP Aidan Anderson; assigned to GCL East
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 – 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

18 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/21/2019

  1. I read the scouting report on Grant Dyer when he was first picked, It was by Matt, said his fast ball used to be 95 but he was barely touching 90, does anyone know if he still at 90 or has he improved.? ty

  2. I’m wiping the egg off my face this morning. I highlighted Julio Francisco, just yesterday, as someone to watch for Wmsprt, and now he’s been released. On paper, he looked like a solid player with hitting ability. I guess there’s another guy, possibly younger and better, that needs that spot.

    1. I’m guessing there was an off the field reason for Francisco’s release. His numbers during his short career do not scream for release.

  3. One of the most disappointing aspects to the Phillies minor league season has to be the struggle of Jo Jo Romero. He has had one so-so start, one great start, and the rest have been, shall I say, terrible. I am really hoping that he gets on a roll in July and August, just for his confidence.

    1. I think this might be the fourth or fifth time I had to say this Thomas. I Have seen him numerous times. His stuff isn’t good. I just don’t see him as a major league pitcher, Confidence isn’t his problem lack of velo, secondary stuff is his biggest problem

      1. That may be the case, especially now. Lots of minor leaguers aren’t consistent with their stuff from start to start so it’s possible you saw him on bad days but something is different between last year and this one. He went from succeeding in AA to getting crushed the next year.

  4. Victor Santos pitches no hit baseball for 5 innings and they take him out in Lakewood after 54 pitches. No wonder we have 5-6 inning pitchers in majors

    1. Denny…they stretch them further in AA/AAA ball when they also are a few years older. And it isn’t innings..it is pitch counts for the most part.
      Stretching 19 and 20- year olds beyond the protocol pitch count may be a little much.
      Though they let Fanti ,two years ago, go the distance on his two no hitters.

      1. Understand. Little league counts pitches and kids never stretch out. In addition kids never long toss, throw between starts, play other than sanctioned games, throw rubber ball against the wall, throw pop ups to themselves and sometimes coaches take pitcher out of game inning before they pitch so they can rest. Arms never develop.

    2. Straw man argument. The minor leagues are about development. Lakewood has been piggy backing starters all season. Every starter has to get his work in regardless of how well the opener does.

  5. Morales since May 1: 2.45 ERA, 15.03 K/9, 4.30 BB/9, 2.27 FIP. He’s 19 years old and striking out more batters per game than any other pitcher in the Sally. His recent development has been significant.

    It’s good to see some of the Phils’ big $$$ international guys doing well recently (Ortiz, Morales, etc.). Hopefully they keep it going.

  6. Yes so worried about Jo Jo. He must still be hurt. No same pitcher, mechanics are diff, not only velocity but pure stuff. Throw in terrible defense to help him and brutal umpiring I feel for him. My fear they will push him back to AAA because AAA team is hurting on all levels.
    Entire system is ? Coaching, player promotion?

  7. Lakewood manager Mike Micucci on Alec Bohm’s promotion to Reading the other day from Clearwater.
    “Yeah, absolutely (happy). He started here, but that was kind of the internal goal. We hoped he’d finish the year in Double-A.”

    Apparently Josh Bonifay and the group will naturally hope Bohm does well in Reading, and gets the opportunity for the remainder of the season, to face Double A pitching.

  8. Nice to see that his English is pretty advanced. Would be great to see him in the majors some day.

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