Threshers Recap – 6/28/2019

I was at the Complex early to see the first round pick, Bryson Stott.  He wasn’t there but number eleven Marcus Lee Sang was.  Lee Sang didn’t take part in any baseball drills in the morning, an indication that his contract probably hadn’t been processed yet at the MLB offices – a liability issue if he were to get injured before the contract became official, I guess. 

I spent most of the morning with an eye on the drills while talking to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sang and Marcus’ uncle.

Jadiel Sanchez is also signed an was inside the Complex.  He hadn’t emerged from the building by the time I left.

Regarding Thomas Little and Olvis Genoa.  I haven’t seen either since I spotted them at the Complex a couple weeks ago.  It has occurred to me that they may have signed future services contracts similar to those signed by Ben Pelletier and Carlos De La Cruz.  Little probably returned to complete his semester in Canada.

Clearwater (8-3, 44-33)  beat St. Lucie, 3-1 in 10 innings.  The Threshers tied the game in the top of the ninth.

Ethan Evanko (1.68) tossed a quality start.  He went seven innings and held the Mets to one run on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out two.  Oscar Marcelino snagged the win with two, four-hit innings.  Zach Warren picked up his third save with a scoreless ninth

With 10 hits, 4 walks, and a couple of Mets’ errors, the Threshers had ample scoring opportunities.  They couldn’t push a run across until they had 2 outs in the ninth.  And, that run was unearned.  They scored two runs in OT on Madison Stokes’ bases-loaded, 2-run single.

Simon Muzziotti, Jhailyn Ortiz, Madison Stokes (.259), and Rodolfo Duran hasd 2 hits each

  • #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 (.218) went 2-5
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.291) went 2-3 with a run scored and 2 walks 
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.276)  went 2-4 with a BB
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.230) went 2-4 with a run scored, double
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.245) went 1-4

Lehigh Valley (36-41)  beat Scranton, 4-3. 

Enyel De Los Santo gave up 3 runs in five innings on 5 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three.  Tyler was the first of 3 relievers who shut out Scranton down the stretch.  Gilbert pitched two no-hit innings.  Edubray Ramos and Yacksel Rios each tossed a one-hit inning with Rios getting his seventh save.

Lehigh Valley scored single runs in four different innings.  They scoredin the second on Austin Listi’s solo HR (4), in the fifth on Listi’s second solo HR (5), tied the game in the seventh on Ali Castillo’s sac fly, and went in front in the eighth on a throwing error.

Listi (.406) and Makquin Canelo (.260) had 2 hits each

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.320) selected by the  Phillies on June 4th
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.54) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • #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 (1-4,  7.07)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.304) went 0-2

Reading (6-5, 45-33)  beat Portland, 5-4 in ten innings.

David Parkinson went 5.1 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out four.  Grant Dyer made his AA debut with one out and runners on first and second.  He struck out the next two batters to strand both runners.  He got burned for an unearned run in the next inning after a 3-base error, but finished the night with 3 strike outs and having allowed a single and unearned run.  Jeff Singer followed with two shut out innings.  Aaron Brown entered the tenth and allowed just the  OT runner to score, but the Phils rallied for the win.

The Phils scored 3 runs in the first inning on Grenny Cumana’s 3-run HR.  The Phils loaded the bases in the tenth inning and Alec Bohm delivered with a 2-run, walk off single after Sea Dogs intentionally walked the bases loaded to get to him with one out.

Mickey Moniak had 2 of the Phils’ six hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm went 1-5 with 2 RBI
  • #2 Adonis Medina (5-3, 4.02)
  • #3 Adam Haseley (.268) promoted to Lehigh Valley on May 29th
  • #7 JoJo Romero (2-3, 6.38)
  • #9 Mickey Moniak (.266) went 2-3 with a run scored, double
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.173)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.29)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31) – 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.237) went 1-4
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (2-7, 31-48)  lost to Greensboro, 5-2.

Ethan Lindow had another excellent outing.  He allowed just one unearned run on one hit and 2 walks in four innings.  He struck out five.  Manny Silva followed with four, 3-hit innings.  He walked one and struck out four.  Andrew Schultz made his full-season debut, but experienced some difficulty.  After retiring the first batter he faced, Schultz gave up a double and issued 2 walks.  After a game-tying wild pitch, He intentionally loaded the bases with another walk, and gave way to Gilmael Troya who allowed all three inherited runners to score.

The BlueClaws tied the game in the first inning on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI single.  They took the lead with a run in the seventh on Hunter Stovall’s RBI single.

Rafael Marchan had 2 of the BlueClaws 5 hits.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.198)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.88)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.269) went 2-3
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-1, 4.19) –
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 3.59)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.82)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 4.97) – 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 

Williamsport (3-11)  ended a 9-game losing streak, beating West Virginia, 8-3.

Jose Conopoima pitched 3.2 innings of shutouot ball.  He worked around 4 hits and 3 walks.  Omar Maldonado came on to strand one inherited runner.  He pitched 1.1 innings and struck out three.  Taylor Lehman pitched one inning and gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and a walk.  Alejandro Made pitched two shutout innings, Abdallah Aris pitched one.

The Crosscutters scored early and often.  They plated a run in the first inning on McCarthy Tatum’s RBI double.  They recorded a 5-spot in the second on Juan Aparicio’s 2-run single and RBI singles by Hunter Markwardt, Rudy Rote (pronounced Rote), and Logan O’Hoppe. They scored  run in the third on Aparicio’s RBI single.  And made it 8-0 on a ground out.

The Cutters had 12 hits.  Markwardt and Aparicio had 3 each.  Nate Fassnacht had 2 hits.

GCL Phillies East (2-3)  beat Yankees East, 11-0.

Six pitchers combined to throw a 3-hit shutout.  Brian Marconi opened and gave up a hit, a walk, and struck out three.  Carlos Francisco pitched a perfect inning.  Spencer Van Scoyoc (pronounced Van Skoy)struck out two and walked one in one inning.  Jose Ulloa pitched a one-walk inning.  Juan Geraldo pitched two innings, gave up 2 hits, and struck out four.  Nick Lackney mopped up walking one and striking out two.

The Phils scored a run in the first on Jose Cedeno’s RBI single.  They scored in the third on Cesar Rodriguez’ RBI single.  They scored 3 more in the fifth on a balk and Cesar Rodriguez’ 2-run double.  They kept tacking on with a run in the sixth on Wilfredo Flores’ sac fly and 2 in the seventh on a bases loaded walk to Micah Yonamine and a HBP to Guarner Dipre.  They cosed out with 3 in the eighth on a fielder’s choice, a force out, and an RBI double by Dipre.

The Phils collected 13 hits and drew 7 walks.  They also benefited from 2 hit batters, 3 errors, 2 balks, 5 wild pitches, and a passed ball.  They went 7-22 with RISP.

The top of the order was impressive.

  1. Jevi Hernandez went 3-5 with 2 runs scored, a double, a walk, and a stolen base
  2. Jose Tortolero went 3-6 with 2 runs scored
  3. Cesar Rodriguez went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, a double, 3 RBI, 2 BB

Micah Yonamine and Guarner Dipre had 2 RBI each

GCL Phillies West (2-2)  no game scheduled.

  • #27 Starlyn Castillo has a blister on his index finger and is several days away from his first action.

DSL Phillies Red (14-8)  lost to Orioles2, 2-1.

DSL Phillies White (16-8)  lost to Brewers, 9-5.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 28th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
6/28/2019 – Phillies activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 60-day IL
6/28/2019 – Phillies activated CF Adam Haseley from the 10-day IL
6/28/2019 – Phillies designated RHP Fernando Salas for assignment
6/28/2019 – Phillies optioned Adam Haseley to Lehigh Valley
6/28/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Luke Leftwich on the 7-day IL, right biceps inflammation
6/28/2019 – RHP Connor Brogdon assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
6/28/2019 – RHP Grant Dyer assigned to Reading from Clearwater
6/28/2019 – RHP Luis Carrasco assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
6/28/2019 – Clearwater placed RF Ben Aklinski on the 7-day IL
6/28/2019 – RHP Andrew Schultz assigned to Lakewood from GCL East
6/28/2019 – Lakewood released LF Jimmy Smith
6/28/2019 – RHP Tyler Burch assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
6/28/2019 – 2B Christian Valerio assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/28/2019 – 2B Edgar Made assigned to GCL West from Williamsport
6/27/2019 – Phillies signed SS Bryson Stott
6/27/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Josh Tols on the 7-day IL
6/27/2019 – Clearwater sent RHP Spencer Howard on a rehab assignment to GCL West
6/27/2019 – RHP Daniel Vilchez assigned to GCL West from GCL East
6/27/2019 – RHP Victor Vargas assigned to GCL East from GCL West
6/27/2019 – LHP Hunter Milam assigned to GCL Philies East
6/27/2019 – Enyel De Los Santos activated by Lehigh Valley
6/27/2019 – Spencer Van Scoyoc activated by GCL East
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

51 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 6/28/2019

  1. Wait, Portland intentionally walked the bases loaded to get to Bohm? I understand they wanted a force at any base but still. I’m assuming one batter was intentionally walked. 0 – 4 up to that point. I don’t understand some of the rules in the minors so maybe I’m missing something.

    1. In the box score: Reading opens 10th inning. they place a runner on 2nd to start the inning (that’s minor league rules). Next guy up BBs (not intentionally). The next guy up sacrifices the 2 runners up a base (one out). They decide to intentionally BB the next guy. It doesn’t matter who the hitter is. His run means nothing. Only the guy on 3rd is worth anything. Bohm singles, 2 runs score. Game over.

      1. I understand the pitcher gets a lose if he gives up one single and the runner. who they put on second scores. unfair if true

  2. Grenny Cumana, from what I understand, is a poor fielder and slow to boot. He’s the first player I look for when I look at the stats. He must have a little strength in that 5’5″ frame of his. Go Grenny, go Grenny, go Grenny go.

    1. When Grenny first showed up, MattWinks relayed that he had a good arm and plus speed. That was a few years ago, so maybe his skills have changed.

  3. Moniak by month in 2019:

    April: 4.8%/30.1% BB/K, .611 OPS
    May: 3.6%/19.8% BB/K, .755 OPS
    June: 11.8%/19.1% BB/K, .846 OPS

    Mickey Mo keeps getting better. He may never develop into a slugger, but a plus defensive CF who can consistently drive the ball into the gaps and use his speed on the basepaths is a valuable asset.

  4. Mickey Mo developing power..he already has gap power,wants he moves up to triple A, where they use the big league ball….some of his doubles and triples could be over the fence!

    1. That’s a great point. I ended up with a foul ball Wednesday night in Trenton and I was amazed at how high the seams were, almost like a high school ball.

  5. The original comparison for Moniak was Steve Finley the CF from Houston and SD who played top defense and was a gap hitter until the end of his career when he hit more homeruns

    MM is looking a.lot like that now

    1. Even if Mickey isn’t/wasn’t a true 1-1 pick, so many industry people saw the same thing in him. Not necessarily a star but a major league impact player. IMO, he still projects as a top of the lineup catalyst.

    2. Steve Finley played 19 years in the majors and had a career slash line of .272/.332/.442/.775 with 304 HRs and a career WAR of 44.3. I’d be thrilled if Moniak can develop into a Steve Finley, but at this point that seems a lofty comparison.

      1. He also got Yelich comps but that was before Yelich suddenly turned into an MVP, which nobody expected.

      2. I would love him to be a Jim Edmonds with more speed and not quite as much power. Maybe as he bulks up a bit with age he will generate more power.

      3. He won’t play 19 yrs obviously but that looks like an achievable line with good defense

          1. Good Lord, let’s hope that Moniak will be a better MLB player than Ben Revere, a guy with 6.7 career WAR, 7 career HRs, and who has been out of the majors since his age 29 season. That is an incredibly low bar for a 1:1 draft pick.

            1. Hah…no kidding.
              I was not setting no bar..
              Like I said he will be better than Happy Ben.

            2. If you want a current MLB comp…try looking at Al Almora’s 21age AA season metrics ( .272/.327/.400 ) vs Moniak’s(.266/.320/.440)

  6. The GCL East team featured a number of newly drafted pitchers yesterday. Carlos Francisco (28th round), Spencer Van Scoyoc (19th round), Jose Ulloa (24th round), and Nick Lackney (18th round) all threw. IMO, Van Scoyoc is the most interesting of that group. He was a top 50 HS player in the nation (and #6 LHP) in 2016. He just could not throw strikes at Arizona State or Central Oklahoma. Hopefully, the Phillies development team can fix what’s been ailing him.

    1. Hinkie the catcher Aparicio, who didn’t hit in dsl but hit in GCL and started strong this year in Williamsport is he a big dollar sign, know anything about him ty

    1. My guess is that they needed a 1B in LHV. Walding plays 3B and he is an emergency call up. OF would be a good spot for Listi. He has played 1 game in LF in LHV. He’s also played 1 inning at 3B. His bat has exploded in LHV and he might be a better 3B emergency call up than Walding right now. He can play 1B, 3B, LF and RF if needed. I’ll bet he gets a few more starts at 3B and some OF reps. He’ll be ready for call up in a couple of positions. He’s not going to be the next guy to get the call at any position though. Give him a month or more before we start calling for that.

    2. rocco…how many times do you want Jim to suspend you?
      You know……there may not be too many more ‘Bryce Harpers’ out there for the Phillies to sign to get you forgiveness, and back on the site. 🙂

  7. Gunner Mayer had a very impressive debuy this morning in GCL. One inning of work … he threw just five pitches: K’d the first batter on 3 pitches, next batter popped up on first pitch, third hitter flied out on one pitch. Maybe Jim can provide more details if he was there.

    1. Don’t use Gameday for pitch counts in the GCL or AZL. They are horribly wrong. If you look closely, you’ll see that all walks are on 4-pitches, all strike outs are on 3 pitches with the third pitch determining what the first 2 were (swinging or called), and that all ball put in play happened on the first pitch.

      Mayer threw 14-15 pitches. I’ll provide more detail in tonight’s recap. His father was here. We had nice chats yesterday and today.

  8. Here are the highlights from last night’s Reading win (including Alec Bohm’s game winner in the 10th).

  9. Second very good outing in a row for 18 YO Eduar Segovia in GCL. For the season, he’s now 7.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 13 K.

    1. @Hinkie – Segovia is the prospect I’m starting to have an interest. He’s a typical small-ish latin RHP. My interest was poked when he was used as a closer last year and performed really well in SSS. The Phillies moved him as a SP the next year after which indicated to me that the Phillies saw something with the 18 yo.

      1. He was part of their largest Laltin signing class, the 2017/18 class…over 60.
        Had to fill up the new DR Academy at the time.

  10. VICTOR DIAZ form the dsl league. Hes only 17 yet his numbers across the board are really good.

    1. Tim…Phillies do think fairly high of him as a catcher…$250K signing bonus
      After Castillo’s $1.6M….he was in the next grouping of the five largest signing bonuses from last year for the Phillies.
      Probably would be in the GCL….but they are stacked to the limit with catchers in the lower system who have an age year on him

  11. Mickey Mo, Bohm, Haseley, Listi , Muzziotti, Stott, Spencer Howard, Medina, Romero, Morales, Damon Jones…

    Cupboard looks nice…

  12. With Iser being 21.5 yrs old, wouldn’t it be wise to put him in Williamsport or Lakewood.
    SSS but he’s tearing it up in GCL
    If he moves a level per year, he may be mid 20s by the time he gets a call up.

    1. Even though his numbers don’t warrant a promotion, I think Jhailyn Ortiz would really benefit from a promotion to Double A Reading. The Florida heat is blistering, although the humidity up here in Philadelphia isn’t great. But like Listi, who has torn up Triple A after a crappy start to his season at Reading, a promotion to Reading for Ortiz just might be what the doctor ordered.

        1. Ortiz is 2 for his last 18 with 9K’s. Leave him where he is. The kid is from the Dominican. I doubt he cares about the humidity.

      1. Personally I leave him in CLW thru next spring, then maybe Reading in April….let him stay at the Complex ….he still is only 20 years old…what’s the rush.
        He does not have the pedigree and the player maturity and l awareness like a Vlad Jr/Tatis Jr or the Biggio /Bichette guys who grew up in MLB locker rooms.
        So rushing them up …with great metrics also…was no big gamble on the part of their teams.

        1. Great points. I just figured it wouldn’t hurt to get his feet wet at the place he’ll probably be at in April of 2020. The average isn’t good, and OBP is lacking, but he does have 12 HRs and 42 RBIs.

  13. Phillies may be tumbling…but Bohm with another HR tonight…and Damon Jones, irvin and Glogoski all pitching well.
    A 4/5 more start like tonight for Jones in Reading, and he may be a promo to LHV by August.

      1. Which means Medina should definitely be up since he’s already on the 40 man roster.

  14. If any one attended the reading game, please share us ur thoughts on Jones’ and Bohm, Mickey with a couple of BBs!!!

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