Threshers Recap – 6/25/2019

Clearwater (6-2, 42-32)  beat Lakeland, 5-3

Alejandro Requena (6-4, 4.73) threw five, two-hit innings.  he allowed a run and struck out six.  Addison Ross pitched two innings of one-hit ball.  He allowed two runs (only one ER).  Grant Dyer (0.54) registered a six-out save, his sixth.

The Threshers scored first on Rodolfo Duran’s RBI single in the first inning.  They went ahead for good in a 4-run fourth inning on Ben Aklinski’s RBI, ground-rule double, and Dalton Guthrie’s 3-run HR (2).

Nick Maton and Duran had 2-hit games.

  • #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 0-5 with a run scored
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.287) went 1-5
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.286) went 2-5 with 2 doubles
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.228) went 2-3 with a run scored, RBI, BB
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.254) went 1-3 with a BB, SB

Lehigh Valley (35-39)  lost to Syracuse, 3-2. 

Ramon Rosso gave up 2 runs in 4.2 innings.  He allowed 4 hits and walked five.  Tyler Gilbert relieved and stranded two inherited runners.  He turned the game over to Luke Leftwich and Edubray Ramos who each tossed a scoreless inning.  Tom Windle gave up a run in the eighth to take the loss.

The IronPigs scored in the first inning on Austin Listii’s RBI single.  They tied the game in the seventh on Phil Gosselin’s sac fly.

Lehigh collected ten hits.  Andrew Romine had three, Listi had two.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.320) selected by the  Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.28) recalled by the Phillies o June 23rd
  • #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, 2.50)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-3,  7.27)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.303)

Reading (4-4, 43-32)  beat Trenton, 9-2.

Tommy Hunter made a rehab start and pitched two innings.  He gave up 2 hits and struck out two.  Jake Hernandez followed with a scoreless inning.  Mauricio Llovera pitched the next five innings he gave up 2 runs on 7 hits.  He walked none and struck out two.  Addison Russ struck out 3 in the ninth inning.

The Phils put up a couple of crooked numbers on their way to victory.  They scored 3 runs in the third on Josh Stephen’s RBI double, a ground out, and Darick Hall’s RBI double.  They added 5 in the fifth on Stephen’s RBI triple, a force out, Grenny Cumana’s RBI double, and a 2-run error.  They tacked on a run in the ninth on Hall’s RBI double.

Josh Stephen (.259) went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, Triple, and 2 RBI.

Darick Hall (.238) went 2-4 with a run scored, 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and a walk.

Jose Gomez (.236) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored.  Randolph also had 2 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm went 0-4 with an RBI, 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)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.260) went 0-4 with 2 runs scored, RBI, BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.174) went 0-4
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.29) – 5.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.239) went 2-4 with a double
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (2-4, 31-43)  lost to Delmarva, 5-0.

Jhordany Mezquita well.  He went five innings, gave up 2 runs on 4 hits, walked one, and struck out seven.  Dominic Pipkin couldn’t get out of the sixth.  He lasted 0.2 innings and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk.  Gilmael Troya mopped up the final 2.1 innings after stranding 2 inherited runners.

Jonathan Guzman had 2 of the BlueClaws’ 3 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.199) went 0-4
  • #8 Francisco Morales (0-3, 4.11)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.268) went 1-4
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 4.19) – 
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 4.06)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.82) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 5.56)

Williamsport (2-9)  lost to Auburn, 4-3.

Luis Ramirez gave up 4 runs on 3 hits in 2.1 innings.  He walked 3 and struck out two.  Michael Gomez came in and stranded two inherited runners.  He pitched a clean 1.2 innings.   Rafael Carvajal tossed three, one-hit innings, striking out two.  Blake Bennett pitched a perfect inning.

The Crosscutters rally in a 3-run eighth inning fell short.  They scored on ground out, Logan O’Hoppe’s RBI double, and Hunter Markwardt’s RBI single.

O’Hoppe went 3-4 with a run scored, double, RBI, and walk.  Markwardt went 2-5 with an RBI.

GCL Phillies East (1-1)  lost to Blue Jays, 3-1.

Gabriel Yanez  pitched four shutout innings.  He gave up 2 hits and struck out three.  Andrew Shultz followed with a scoreless, one-hit inning.  Carlos Francisco added a perfect inning.  Jose Ulloa got two quick outs on strike outs in the seventh but after a double and a walk was lifted.  Maikel Garrigo came in and stranded both runners after a passed ball.  He had worse luck in the eighth, walking in a run after 2 walks and a bunt single.  Nick Lackney came in and allowed two of three inherited runners to score on a walk and sac fly.

The Phillies had broken a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh on Curtis Mead’s RBI single.  Guarnier Dipre had 2 of the Phillies’ 5 hits.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo

GCL Phillies West (1-1)  lost to Tigers West, 10-7.

Connor Seabold made a rehab start at the Complex, and went two innings.  He faced six batters, struck out five, and induced a ground out.  His fastball was 90-94 and sat 91-93 mph.  His off speed pitch (change up?) was 82-84 mph.

Luis Pacheco pitched 2.2 innings and gave up 6 runs on 7 hits and a walk.  His fastball range was 91-93 with sink, and he sat mostly 92 mph.  While the Tigers did make contact with his fastball, most of the damage came on off speed pitches.

Fernando Lozano came in and stranded an inherited runner.  He pitched 2.1 shutout innings, striking out three.  He was a softer tosser with a fastball that was 86-90 mph.

Juan Miranda was next.  He pitched one shutout inning.  His fastball was 88-90 mph.  He tried to throw a curve ball for which he appeared to have no feel.

LaSalle’s Connor Hinchliffe followed with a shutout inning.  He walked two and showed multiple pitches.  His fastball was 87-90 mph.

Jaylen Smith came in for the tenth.  With the Phillies trailing in regulation, he had thrown his bullpen during the ninth.  After he sat down, he got up again when Hinchliffe issued two two-out walks.  He had more velocity that I remembered, throwing his fastball 88-90 mph.  But his control was spotty as he wild pitched the OT runner to third base.  He ended up giving up 4 runs on a hit, walk, and 2 hit batters.

The Phillies played from behind all game.  They scored a run in the third inning on a force out.  They scored 3 in the fourth on Andrick Nava’s sac fly, Johan Rojas’ RBI single, and a balk.  They tied the game in the bottom of the ninth on Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run double.  They scored a meaningless run in the tenth on Bruce Wang’s RBI double.

The Phillies collected 13 hits.  Everyone had at least one hit except Jose Rivera who drew 3 walks and scored twice.   Johan Rojas went 3-5. Wingrove, Herbert Iser, and Andrick Nava had 2 hits each.

DSL Phillies Red (12-7)  lost to Orioles2, 10-9.

DSL Phillies White (14-7)  beat Cardinals Red,3-0.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 22nd.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/25/2019 – Phillies sent RHP Tommy Hunter on a rehab assignment to Reading
6/25/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Josh Martin on the 7-day IL, right calf strain
6/25/2019 – Reading sent RHP Connor Seabold on a rehab assignment to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Emiliano Brazon assigned to DSL Red
6/24/2019 – Phillies transferred LF Andrew McCutchen from the 10- to 60-day IL, ACL
6/24/2019 – Phillies sent CF Adam Haseley on a rehab assignment to Reading
6/24/2019 – Phillies optioned Enyel De Los Santos to Lehigh Valley
6/24/2019 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Fernando Salas from Lehigh Valley
6/24/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/24/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Drew Anderson on the 7-day IL
6/24/2019 – RHP Waylon Richardson assigned to Clearwater from GCL West
6/24/2019 – GCL East placed RHP Brian Auerbach on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – GCL East placed RHP Bailey Cummings on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – GCL East placed RHP Yoan Antonac on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – LHP Maikel Garrido assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – LHP Brenden Kudlinski assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Andrew Schultz assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Jose Ulloa assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – C Micah Yonamine assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – 2B Wilfredo Flores assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – LHP Tyler Adams assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Albertus Barber assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RF Jose Cedeno assigned to GCL East from DSL White
6/24/2019 – RF Luis Matos assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Carlos Betancourt assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Starlyn Castillo assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Carlos Francisco assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – RHP Juan Geraldo assigned to GCL East from DSL White
6/24/2019 – LHP Nick Lackney assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – C Vito Friscia assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – LHP Jordi Martinez assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – 2B Curtis Mead assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/24/2019 – GCL West placed RHP Eudiver Avendano on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – GCL West placed RHP Sandro Rosario on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – RHP Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/24/2019 – LHP Juan Miranda assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Nicoly Pina assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – SS Jamari Baylor assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – SS Chris Cornelius assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – SS Sal Gozzo assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Aidan Anderson assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Dalvin Rosario assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Eduar Segovia assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Lizardo Herrera assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Chi-Ling Hsu assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/24/2019 – LF Juan Carlos Smith assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/24/2019 – 2B Jose Rivera assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – C Carlos Oropeza activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Tyler Burch assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – LHP Austin Crowson assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Connor Hinchliffe assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Fernando Lozano assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – LHP Brian Marconi assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Luis Pacheco assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – LHP Riley Wilson assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – C Freddy Francisco assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – C Herbert Iser assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – C Andrick Nava assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – C Bruce Wang assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – CF Keaton Greenwalt assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – CF Johan Rojas assigned to GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Engel Estevez activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – RHP Robinson Martinez assigned to GCL West from XST
6/24/2019 – LHP Camilo Hinestroza assigned to DSL White
6/24/2019 – GCL West released Ryan Asencio
6/24/2019 – DSL Red released Freddy Barreto
6/24/2019 – GCL West released Keudy Bocio
6/24/2019 – DSL Red released Mani Boekhoudt
6/24/2019 – DSL Red released Christopher Duran
6/24/2019 – DSL Red released Carlos Mendoza
6/24/2019 – DSL White released Luiggi Mujica
6/24/2019 – Cole Irvin activated by Lehigh Valley
6/24/2019 – Jesse Wilkening assigned to Lakewood TIL from GCL East
6/24/2019 – Brendan Bell activated by GCL East
6/24/2019 – Starlyn Castillo assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL East
6/24/2019 – Hunter Milam activated by GCL East
6/24/2019 – Jamie Sara activated by GCL East
6/24/2019 – Chris Micheles assigned to GCL East (PND)
6/24/2019 – GCL West placed Lizardo Herrera on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – GCL West placed Chi-Ling Hsu on the 60-day IL
6/24/2019 – Hilton Dyar activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – Josh Hendrickson activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – Gunner Mayer activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – Brett Schulze activated by GCL West
6/24/2019 – Hermes Astudillo assigned to DSL Red
6/24/2019 – Erick Brito assigned to DSL Red
6/24/2019 – Eiberson Castellano assigned to DSL Red
6/24/2019 – Carlos Hernandez assigned to DSL Red from DSL White
6/24/2019 – Kervin Pichardo assigned to DSL Red from GCL East
6/24/2019 – Jonathan Rodriguez assigned to DSL Red from GCL East
6/24/2019 – Saul Alcala assigned to DSL White from GCL West
6/24/2019 – Victor Cairo assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed C Micah Yonamine
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed RHP Jose Ulloa
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed RHP Andrew Schultz
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed LHP Tyler Adams
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed RHP Carlos Francisco
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed LHP Nick Lackney
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed C Vito Friscia
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed FA RHP Albertus Barber to a minor league contract
6/23/2019 – Phillies signed FA LHP Brenden Kudlinski to a minor league contract
6/23/2019 – Phillies optioned RHP Edubray Ramos to Lehigh Valley
6/23/2019 – Phillies recalled RHP Enyel De Los Santos from Lehigh Valley
6/23/2019 – LHP Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
6/23/2019 – Tyler Burch activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Sal Gozzo activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Connor Hinchliffe activated by GCL West
6/23/2019 – Brian Marconi activated by GCL West

60 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/25/2019

  1. Here’s my proud Uncle report for Austin Bossart thru 6/25: cERA 3.27. 26-16 win/loss record with him behind the plate. BA too low. BB much improved (25 in 159 PA) – in fact, if he walks 5 more times this year, that will equal the number of walks he had in his previous 4 years combined. 36% CS. 17 RBI – coming from the 8 hole and only playing just over 1/2 the games is pretty impressive. OBP at .311. And he’s 2-0 stealing bases. #catcherspeed

    1. Of the limited amount I’ve seen Austin, I’m still a believer he carves out a reserve role in the majors. He’s always impressed me behind the plate. Any offensive improvements he makes will just be gravy.

      To be honest, I’d kind of prefer him to Knapp right now. Knapp is a really good guy and that swing is really pretty (as others have mentioned). But man, he’s not known for his defense and his offense just hasn’t been there. If we’re gonna have a back-up catcher hit sub-200, he might as well be excellent defensively. Andrew has definitely gotten better (and props to him for the hard work), but his glove is nowhere near making up the difference.

      Oh well. I hope both Austin and Andrew can have long successful careers; preferably for the Phils.

  2. Lakewood faced the Os best prospect….RHP Grayson Rodriguez, who is on track for a promotion to hi-A. So it was tough going for the Lakewood kids last night.

  3. How bad of a record does Williamsport have to have before GCL kids are promoted? 2019 Draft picks are idling in Clearwater….

  4. 2-9 and we are promoting kids who just started in GCL. amazing, That will really build confidence in the kids in williamsport

    1. Some of the Crosscutter players are in their third year at Williamsport and floundering… I’m not worried about their confidence…

      1. Here’s a tip for prospect watching; ignore the wins and losses.

        In fact, most traditional stats are useless for prospects. They’re all working on something. The Phils know better than anyone if they’re making the progress they should be making. Wins are nice, but losses generally teach you more.

  5. I don’t generally follow the DSL box scores, but one player does have my attention … Alexeis Azuaje. He was a signee in the 2018 international class and got a 450k bonus. All scouting reports mention his incredible speed (ran the 60 in 6.37), but what has me paying attention is something different. He is listed as 5′ 10 155 lbs and turned 17 in April. He currently has a slash line of .339/.388/.645 … the slugging is what I noticed as he has 3 2B, 2 3B and 4 Homeruns. It’s only 62 ABs, but I don’t recall the Phillies ever having a player hit many homeruns in the DSL. He is second in the league, 2 folks have 5.

    He plays for the Red team and I will keep watching as it’s nice to have a reason to look at another box score.

    1. Israel Puello pitched for DSL White yesterday and did very well. On the season, he’s been spectacular. In 21 IP, he’s given up 6 hits, 1 ER, 25 Ks to 8 BBs. He’s 18 and was a bit of a bonus baby last year. I could see the 6’3″ 200 pounder get a call up to the states. Not caling for it now but this year.

    2. How many of those HRs are inside the park for Asuaje? With that kind of speed, some or all?

      1. per the box scores, none are defined as inside the park … not sure if that is true or not

        and today, he’s 3-3 with 3 singles

  6. Dad and I went to see Lakewood last night. They are dominated by Rodriguez, but looked no different than the other two times I have seen them this year. Not paying to see them again. Guzman is the only kid that looks like he projects. Garcia, although young, played 2B (diminished value) and look weak and fickle at plate. He’s going to plummet in prospect rankings. Guttierez looked sloppy and sluggish behind the plate. Team is abysmal to watch.

    1. For me, he’s not a significant prospect. I’m not ready to call him a non-prospect, but I think he’s closer to a non-prospect than a top prospect.

      His 2019 numbers .238/.332/.488 are inflated by playing in Reading

      Home – .267/.368/.595
      Away – .212/.300/.394

      His BABIP is rather consistent with his career average
      He K’s at about a 25% rate and walks at an 8.4% rate

      For me, he needs to cut the Ks and show the ability to perform outside of Reading to be considered a prospect.

      1. As KLaw says….’he is a one trick pony’….but that is the one trick that every GM looks for in a first baseman.
        Some team will eventually take a chance with him.

    2. In general, if you’re not even on the mlb pipeline top 30 for the Phillies, you’re nowhere near a prospect. Does that mean he won’t make it to the Phillies? No. Does that mean he can’t contribute somehow? No. It’s just that the odds are way against him.

      You might ask why he’s not a prospect. First, age matters. He’s 23 at AA. As a comparison, Freddie Freeman was 20 at AAA. For me, he’s at the borderline age for AA. Ideally, he should already be at AAA. Second, he’s a 1B. You have to rake to be a 1B prospect. An .807 OPS at AA at age 23 won’t cut it.

      1. I don’t view him as a real prospect either. I do, however, have an open mind on Austin Listi.

        1. Austin Listi is 25 already at AAA. He’s not a prospect but if he makes it to the bigs and contributes somehow, it’ll be a feel good story and I will be rooting for him.

  7. thoughts on Moniak getting bumped to AAA this year? Looks like he is on track, another month like he’s been having, or do the Phils keep him AA and likely have him start next year. Good to see him progressing.

    1. If he keeps improving (or really just doesn’t regress), I think they definitely move him up towards the end of the year. He looks like he’s mastered the level, so as long as it’s not a mirage they’ll be happy to give him a taste of the next level to ease his transition next year.

      1. I’m thinking on the same lines. Happy for the kid if so. High expectations, looks like he is breaking through.

      2. I’m encouraged by Moniak’s recent play, but he’s not dominating at AA. I would keep him there the entire season unless it gets to the point where he’s not being challenged. He needs the confidence boost, among other things.

    2. Technically, nobody’s blocking MickeyMo but he’s also still young at 21 and not yet due for protection so the Phillies can let him continue his progress playing in a hitter friendly environment of REA.

      Mickey’s promotion might also be affected on what’s the Phillies plan on Nicky Dubs – if the Phillies want to keep him at AAA and do repetition at CF and how they feel on Muzziotti’s progress. Moniak is the only capable CF at REA and the next best CF is in CLW (Muzziotti).

    3. I would keep him in AA all year and probably start him there again next season. That’s not a knock on his progression or season I just believe based on age he has more to learn and work on before going to AAA

      I did not go to the game last night but will tonight. Figures the night I go they get no hit the night I don’t they bust out.

      Let’s hope I’m not the jinx

      1. Agree on Moniak. There’s no reason to promote him soon. He’s progressing well but not tearing up the league. He has plenty of time to finish strong at Reading, then re-evaluate come the spring. Reading still might be a better climate for him to develop further since LHV is primarily filled with AAAA talent. Same for Bohm. From AA, the top prospects are only a phone call away. AAA is merely a waiting station for them, IMO, unless you’re the Yankees with studs biding their time.

        1. Did it make sense for Haseley to start in AA again? Can’t tell if you are being sarcastic or serious that he should go back to LKW either way you’re entitled to your opinion.

          1. I was being sarcastic. Don’t forget Hasley spent almost half the year in Clearwater before he was moved up to reading last year. Moniak will be in double-a all this year unlike Hasley last year. It’s good that everybody has opinions though! I do agree with most of what you posts DMAR, just not this one! Ha ha. I guess time will tell

  8. Let Moniak and Bohm both finish the year in Reading. Would be nice if they could end the season batting .275.

    Hunter looks like he’s ready to join the big club. Pitched two innings last night so they’ll activate him tomorrow. Salas is a goner.

    Nick Maton reminds me a lot of Nick Amed. Amed is an exceptional fielding SS who hits .250. I believe Maton has hope.

    And didn’t the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Does Moffo know something that was left out of all the history of WWII?

    1. Nick Ahmed can’t hit but he’s one of the best defensive shortstops in the last decade. He has 10 dWar in 6 seasons! He’s second to Andrelton Simmons in my book. Maton has to have a crazy glove if you’re comparing him to Ahmed.

  9. Moniak is not impressive. 260/300? Stop…this guy is not moving the needle against major league pitchers…hes become an average minor league player… congrats…I guess hes 21, though folks act like hes 19

    1. Will this factoid stat impress you at all?
      McKenzie Matthew Moniak has been to the plate 1463 times in the last 3 odd years…12 times he has faced a younger pitcher than himself.

    2. He’s hitting 13% better than the league average as one of the youngest hitters in the league — there are only three hitters younger than him in the Eastern League.

      And more relevant than the overall numbers is that in his last 50 games, he’s hit 29% better than league average: .288/.338/.450 At his age in AA, that is really good. If he keeps that up for another 30 games, I could see the Phils giving him a taste of AAA in August.

    3. ONE player is batting over 300 in the eastern league. So even .260. With his productivity is actually impressive. Batting average isn’t telling the whole story here. I have watched quite a few games and he has a lot of line drive outs and other really hard balls that and nothing to show for it.. I’ve stated this before but here are his updated and more important stats:
      1st in triples (8)..5th in doubles (18)..3rd in hits (71).10th in RBI (37)..5th in total bases (117) ..5th in runs scored (40).. 4th or .5th extra base hits (30)…. and he has the third most at-bats in the entire league so showing durability. And like others have said, he is the fourth youngest kid in the league so not sure what you’re talkin about pretty ricky! I’m called out an average minor-league ballplayer. Maybe previous years but not this year and even not the end or second half of last year.

  10. Another day another no-hitter. It was Phillies East against Phillies West. Is that good or bad?

    1. Hsin-Chieh Lin…the Taiwanese kid signed last July, may be someone to eyeball over…..max velo was 94 last year….not sure where he is now…and 20 years old, so he needs to move a rung up at some point this season

      1. Always had that problem with intrasquad games in all sports. It’s a kiss your sister moment.

    1. What crazy to me is the mets in the beginning of the year, I thought they would have great pitching and no offense, But there offense is pretty good, Mc neil is really good and the first basemen. conforto,, a lot to build on and ramos is good additon

  11. You are correct about that, Moffo. Could you imagine how good they’d be if their pitching lived up to expectations?

    And McNeil is one of the better hitters in the league right now. Kills the Phillies. He reminds me of a young D.Murphy.

  12. Glad to SS replacement for 40 Man Roster SS playing sound defensively and putting together productive AB’s. Maybe their is hope Management is getting the message. Not a fan of throwing helmet and bat when watching 3 called strike. Part of the process Maturity I was told important.
    Moniak and Stephen keep rolling, Happy for both especially Stephen, Pujols injury replacement taking advantage of opportunity.

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