Threshers Recap – 6/26/2019

The two DSL teams won this morning.  The GCL teams split at the Complex with one no-hitting the other.  Ans, all five full season teams lost.  Time to get them some bamboo?

Clearwater (6-3, 42-33)  lost to Lakeland, 2-1 in a walk off.

Andrew Brown held the Tigers to one run on 3 hits and 2 walks in five innings.  He struck out six.  Zach Warren tossed two perfect innings, striking out four.  Keylan Killgore struck out two in 1.2 innings,  and left the game with two runners on base in the ninth.  Tyler Carr relieved and, after a passed ball moved both runners up a base, gave up the game winning hit.

The Threshers held a brief lead when the scored their only run in the fourth inning on Matt Vierling’s RBI double.  He drove in Simon Muzziotti who had doubled to lead off the inning.

Those were the only hits by the Threshers.Their only other base runners came on walks by Jhailyn Ortiz in the first inning and Daniel Brito in the eighth.

  • #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 (.219) went 0-3 with a BB
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.286) went 1-4 with a run scored
  • #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 (.224) went 0-3
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.251) went 0-2 with a BB

Lehigh Valley (35-40)  lost to Rochester, 19-6. 

Nothing good to report on the pitching side.  Even Ali Castillo gave up a two-out, 3-run HR in the ninth.

The IronPigs scored 2 runs in the third on Jan Hernandez’ sac fly and a ground out.  They scored 3 in the sixth on Ali Castillo’s 2-run single and Lane Adams RBI double.  They added one last run in the ninth on Nick Williams’ RBI single.

Nick Williams went 4-2.  Deivi Grullon had 2 hits.

  • #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 (.307) went 2-3 with a run scored, 2 BB

Reading (4-4, 43-32)  lost to Trenton, 7-6 in a walk off.

Adonis Medina went five innings.  He gave up 5 runs (2 ER) on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Jeff Singer gave up a save-blowing run in his one inning.  Connor Brogdon struck out five in two, one-hit innings.  Aaron Brown earned the loss with a lead off walk and a two-out, RBI single.

The Phils opened the scoring with a run in the first inning on back-to-back triples by Adam Haseley and Mickey Moniak.  They doubled their lead with a run in the second on a double play.  After the Thunder tied the game, the Phils plated 4 runs in the fourth on Jose Gomez’ solo HR (1), Josh Stephen’s RBI triple, and Adam Haseley’s 2-run HR (8).

The rehabbing Haseley went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, a triple, HR (8), and 2 RBI.

Moniak and Gomez (.246) also had 2-hit games.

The Phils hit 4 triples by Haseley, Moniak (his league -leading 9th), Stephen, and Raul Rivas.

They stole 5 bases – Williams (15), Moniak 2 (9), Hall (4), and Rivas (3).

  • #1 Alec Bohm
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.02) – 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (1-3, 7.11)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.267) went 2-3 with a triple, RBI, 2 BB
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.174)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.29)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.234) went 0-5
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

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

Francisco Morales gave up one run on 2 hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out five.  The run came on a HR.  Victor Santos pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits.  He walked none and struck out three.

The BlueClaws lone run came on Ben Pelletier’s solo HR (7) in the seventh.  It was Lakewood’s only hit.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.199)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.88) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.268)
  • #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 (2-10)  lost to Auburn, 5-2.

Gustavo Armas got knocked around for 4 runs in four innings.  He gave up 9 hits and struck out three.  Jake Kinney pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.  Junior Tejada pitched three innings, gave up a run on 4 hits, and struck out three.

The Crosscutters scored the first and last runs on the game on Nick Matera’ solo HR in the second inning and Logan Simmons’ solo HR (2) in the eighth.

Matera (.294) and D.J. Stewart (.259) both went 2-4.

GCL Phillies East (1-2)  lost to GCL Phillies West (2-1)  in a 5-0, no hitter.

For West, Brandon Ramey opened and threw four one-walk innings with seven strike outs.  Hsin-Chieh Lin followed with 3.2 innings of one-walk ball with six strikeouts.  Brian Marconi entered with a runner on base, stranded him, and walked a batter in 0.1 innings.  Tyler Burch threw a perfect ninth, striking out two including the last batter.  Here’s what I got on the West pitchers.  Keep in mind this is an extremely small sample size.

  • Ramey:  FB 89-92, sat 90-91
  • Lin:  FB 90-92, sat 90-91
  • Marconi:  FB 88-90 (5 pitches)
  • Burch:  FB 91-92 (one inning)

Rixon Wingrove went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, a HR (1), and a walk.

The West tallied 2 runs in the third  inning on Wingrove’s 2-run HR (1).  They added a run in the fourth on Jose Rivera’s RBI single, a run in the eighth on Herbert Iser’s RBI triple, and a run in the ninth on Sal Gozzo’s RBI triple.

Gabriel Cotto opened for the East.  He threw three one-hit innings, but the one hit was a home run.  He gave up 2 runs and walked 4 batters.  Daniel Vilchez followed with four 2-hit innings allowing a run.  Tyler Adams and Albertus Barber each followed with a one-run inning.  Here’s what I got on the East pitchers; again, extremely small sample size.

  • Cotto:  FB 84-86, touched 87
  • Vilchez:  FB 89-91, touched 92
  • Adams:  FB 89-92, sat 90-92
  • Barber:  FB 89-93, sat 92

East batters drew 3 walks.  Mitchell Edwards went 0-1 with 2 walks.  Vito Friscia drew the other walk.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo, the East’s pitching prospect, has a blister on his index finger and is several days away from his first action.

DSL Phillies Red (13-7)  beat Twins, 8-6.

DSL Phillies White (15-7)  beat Cardinals Red,9-6.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 25th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/26/2019 – RHP Starlyn Castillo assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/26/2019 – RHP Hilton Dyar assigned to GCL West
6/26/2019 – LHP Josh Hendrickson assigned to GCL West
6/26/2019 – RHP Gunner Mayer assigned to GCL West
6/26/2019 – Erik Miller assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/26/2019 – RHP Brett Schulze assigned to GCL West
6/26/2019 – RHP Brendan Bell assigned to GCL East
6/26/2019 – RHP Adam Leverett assigned to GCL East
6/26/2019 – RHP Jamie Sara assigned to GCL East
6/26/2019 – RHP Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/25/2019 – SS Kervin Pichardo assigned to DSL Red
6/24/2019 – Phillies signed free agent SS Kervin Pichardo to a minor league contract
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

24 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/26/2019

  1. Connor Brogdon is your ultimate sleeper. Signed for $5,000 in 2017 from Lewis-Clark State in Idaho, he is already in AA. Some scout deserves kudos. Look at his K totals. 147 IP/186 K’s career. This year at Reading it is 23.2/39. I figure the Phillies like him as he pitched a few times for them in spring training. i actually saw him pitch for Williamsport in Staten island two years ago. Tall, lanky kid with a live arm.

    Jim, what has happened to Jesse Wilkening? I figure he must be injured since he wasn’t assigned to a full season team or to Williamsport. Haven’t read or heard a word about him since the end of last season.

  2. Tom B mentioned Azuaje in the DSL yesterday. I mentioned him, a while back, as a guy to keep an eye on. My eyes are poppin’. He’s hit in 13 straight games. He’s hitting .358/.403/.642 and as Tom mentioned 4 HRs. If this keeps up, even for a short time, GCL here he comes. He just turned 17 in late April.

    Another guy who’s caught my eye (damn, I’m rhyming this morning) is Victor Diaz on the DSL While. He’s another 17 yo but he’s a catcher. He’s .329/.394/.463 with a HR. He’s hit in 10 of his last 11 games. As a catcher he has 0 errors and 0 PBs but he’s only caught 2 of 14 would be basestealers. Might not be all on him.

  3. Brogdon – legit prospect?
    Morales – finally starting to turn a corner. Is he showing the promise that made him one of the Phillies top international signings?

    Funny the Phillies no hit the Phillies lol

    Proud of Moniak; after a dismal April, he’s up to .264BA, .315 OBP, .754 OPS
    His June is straight fire and he’s added 12 walks.

    What are some other names I should look for?(besides Brohm, Ortiz, etc)

    1. Not sure how far low you want to go looking….but four to keep an eye who were higher than normal bonus guys that the scouts liked are:
      –Fernando Ortega…tall, 6’4″. lanky RHP
      –Joalbert Angulo – another tall lanky guy as a LHP – 6’5″ maybe 170/175 lbs
      –Catcher Javier Vina
      –catcher Mitch Edwards

  4. Klentack – please stop torturing Nick Williams. Trade him and he will hit like JP is hitting for Seattle

  5. A few things here:

    After Grullon’s recent slump, I think he has improved as a batter. (He looks like a trade chip)

    Loving the Francisco Morales start as well, might make Me feel easier if the Phils traded their other top prospects ( I want to keep Howard)

    And Mickey is really starting to dominate AA, he should stay the rest of the season there.

  6. Another gorgeous night in Trenton. Hard to believe I walked up and got 2 tickets behind home plate in the front row. Such a great vantage point. Let’s start with Medina. He was fantastic. Sat mostly 93 with his FB and had a really crisp slider. His CU still looks like it needs more work as he he did not get a ton of swing and misses on that pitch.

    Again he deserved a better line between the defense behind him and a ton of missed calls by the ump (who was pretty bad both ways). They sat Gamboa last night in favor of Gomez who was pretty weak in the field. The Gomez HR barely made it over the LF wall and was a moon shot to boot. He can turn on some velo. He just missed another in a later AB.

    Mentioned above Connor Brogdon is legit. Sat 94-95 on the FB and showed a really good slider…not much depth to it but sure did get a lot of K’s on it. Good Command good arm side run and must be pretty deceptive to the hitter because 95 is pretty common these days but he was throwing it right by them in hitters counts.

    Jeff Singer sat mostly 91-92 but it certainly seemed harder than that. He had Austin’s glove popping. He should of been out of the inning with no runs as the ump had another blatant miss on a called strike 3 right before the SAC fly. I’m not sure he is a top tier reliever in the MLB but we shall see.

    Big disappointment to show up and not see Bohm’s name in the LU. Had my son hyped to see him play but nope.

    Rocco’s boy Josh Stephen hit leadoff and yeah he does have a pretty swing and a good eye. Aside from his triple he was on a few pitches but just couldn’t get them to fall between the lines.

    Haseley’s Triple and HR were absolutely crushed. The triple went just to the left of the 407 marker in CF and the HR just to the right. I heard after I left that Matt Klentak was in the house but I didn’t see him. In fact I really didn’t notice any scouts around us and we were definitely in the scouting section but then again in the Front Row everything is going on behind you.

    We watched the heart of the order hit in the 8th. Haseley lead off and K’d on 3 pitches not sure where his head was. Mickey had a really disciplined AB to draw a walk. Hall followed with a really bad K of his own and then C crushed a ball to dead CF it was the loudest ball we heard all night. Rashad Crawford who is a big human being with his back against the wall reached up fully extended and caught it.

    That was all she wrote. Like I said we left after that and didn’t witness how the Thunder walked it off.

    1. DMAR…as usual…a very detailed and great report.
      Look forward to your annual Trenton on the river Fightin reports.
      And tell me…to you, doesn’t Brogdon look taller than his listed 6’6″?
      Maybe because he is very thin…like a Madson type frame when he was in the minors. And if Brogdon continue to repeat his delivery, with that extended release point and velo he could be a special reliever.

      1. you nailed it with the Madson Comp Romus. Imagine if he could develop the Madson CU. Not many around here would remember when Madson went from throwing a big looping 12-6 curve ball then scrapped it for that change.

        Connor would be a lights out reliever IMO if he had a pitch with an 8-9 mph diff

        From what I saw his delivery and mechanics were super clean.

    2. Thnx, love reading these reports.

      And thank u Jim for your work it’s really appreciated.

    3. Brogdon’s out-pitcch is a dead-fish change up, that might have what you were seeing as a changeup. Good velo on the fastball, but it’s a bit flat. It works really well though (at least in the minors) playing off his change.

  7. I have probably missed this many moon’s ago, but is Jose Pujols our with injury all year?

    1. Achilles injury I believe. Not sure if it’ll keep him out the entire year but that is usually a season ender.

    1. He’s been K’ing a ton, BB’ing a ton and hitting almost none. It looks like his splits show he can’t hit righties at all… except for HRs. He’s hitting .165 with a .252 OBP against righties but he has hit 6 of his 7 HRs against them. His month by month averages show improvement but hitting .143 in april, .180 in May and a .237 in June. His OBP in June is .375 thanks to a lot of BBs but his K’s are Pedro Cerano’ish. I’ve never seen him play but just looking at the stats says can’t hit a curve ball and why would you ever throw him a fastball?

  8. Thanks Dmar, great report. Also thrilled with MM’s June and he had 2 more BBs. Haseley should be activated soon.

  9. So have been privileged to see 10-12 games in person and slimiest all Milb telecasts of Reading. Have followed most these young men since 2015, others since acquired. They collectively are very young, throw out a couple pitchers and they are VERY Young for AA BUT. 3 options for SS are a concern, one does not have any enthusiasm for the game, no hustle, not plate approach and no urgency because he ha been coddled, one is system SS, one is productive but NO OTHER Organization would allow his antics after a poor AB. Sit him down an play a player who at least hustles. Takes no talent to hustle.
    Now for the umpires. They are terrible. Poor Fultz. Many trips to the mound. Hope is they are consistent, both ways if not then adjust.
    Why is it our Top Pitching Prospect is not promoted? If he is so highly MLB why do we not push him. He has been in the system since 2015. I know he’s young but Prospects need a challenge not be coddled. AllStar , his numbers and performance against others are average. I guess it’s his rating of his stuff, at times are better than others that perform consistently .
    Off my soap box.
    Reading is young, stay the course

  10. Does anyone know what Kevin Gowdy’s stuff has been this year coming back from injury?
    He has improved his control this month in 21.1 IP only 5 walks compared to the first 2 months 21.2 IP 25 walks.

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