Threshers Recap – 7/4//2019

There were a couple of live batting practices this morning.  Robinson Martinez threw in the second one against a group that included four of the this year’s draft picks – Bryson Stott, Jamari Baylor, Marcus Lee Sang, and Jadiel Sanchez.  Martinez was bringing it around 95 mph.  The guys didn’t enjoy much success against him.

I missed Waylon Richardson who went ahead of Martinez.  But, he told me later that he struck out one batter, got a hard come backer, and several rollovers.  He said he felt good, better than he did during his first live BP earlier in the week, and hopes to get in a game next week.

During the game, a couple more pitchers were sent to Williamsport.  Their transactions should show up tomorrow.

Clearwater (11-6, 47-36)  snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over Tampa.

Ethan Evanko threw six shutout innings.  He gave up 3 its, walked two, and struck out three.  Keylan Killgore picked up his eighth save.

The Threshers scored 4 runs in the fifth inning on Rodolfo Duran’s RBI single and Daniel Brito’s 3-run HR (3).  They tacked on a run in the sixth on Luke Miller’s solo HR (2).  They added an insurance run in the ninth on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI double.

  • #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 (.220)
  • #12 Simon Muzziotti (.281)
  • #17 Kyle Young (1-3, 4.29) placed on the 7-day IL on May 1st, TJ surgery
  • #18 Nick Maton (.285) 
  • #19 Rodolfo Duran (.220)
  • #20 Daniel Brito (.241)

Lehigh Valley (41-42)  rallied from a 10-2 deficit, scoring 6 runs in the ninth to walk off 12-10 against Pawtucket. 

Cole Irvin got clobbered giving up 10 runs in 4.s innings.  Connor Brogdon allowed 2 inherited runners to score, but struck out 3 in 1.1 innings.

The IronPigs scored a run in the first ininng on Austin Listi’s RBI single.  They scored in the second on Mitch Walding’s RBI single.  They began their comeback with 2 runs in the sixth on Walding’s 2-run HR (11).  They whittled 2 more runs off the deficit in the seventh on Nick Williams’ 2-run HR (4).  They scored 6 runs in the ninth on a fielding error, Listi’s RBI single, Williams’ RBI single, and Jan Hernandez’ 3-run HR (9).

Gosselin had 3 hits.  Listi, Williams, Walding, and Canelo had 2 hits each.  Walding, Williams, and Hernandez had 3 RBI each.

  • #3 Adam Haseley (.314)
  • #6 Enyel De Los Santos (3-3, 3.54)
  • #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 (3-0, 2.35)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-4,  6.83)
  • #28 Edgar Garcia (1-1, 1.65) no longer prospect eligible
  • #30 Deivi Grullon (.306) placed on the 7-day IL on 7/2, fractured toe

Reading (11-6, 50-34)  postponed.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.268)
  • #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)
  • #13 Arquimedes Gamboa (.171)
  • #15 Mauricio Llovera (3-3, 4.26)
  • #21 David Parkinson (6-4, 3.31)
  • #22 Kyle Dohy (1-0, 0.82) – promoted to Lehigh Valley April 25th
  • #25 Cornelius Randolph (.235)
  • #28 Connor Seabold – placed on the 7-day IL on April 4th

Lakewood (6-9, 35-50)  beat Greensboro, 11-10.

Nick Matera hit a HR in his first Lakewood at bat.  Jonathan Guzman followed with a solo shot of his own, also his first.  Matera drove in 2 more runs with an RBI single to bdgin the scoring in the 6-run sixth.  After a passed ball scored a run, Luis Garcia stroked a 3-run HR (4).  The Grasshoppers took a 2-run lead with a 4-run eighth but the BlueClaws countered with Malvin Matos 3-run HR (5) in the ninth.  Tyler McKay held on for the win.  He struck out six in four innings, 2 in the ninth.

  • #1 Alec Bohm (.367) – promoted to Clearwater, 4/29/2019
  • #4 Luis Garcia (.201)
  • #8 Francisco Morales (1-4, 3.60)
  • #14 Rafael Marchan (.263)
  • #23 Dominic Pipkin (3-2, 5.24)
  • #24 Kevin Gowdy (0-3, 3.59)
  • #26 Jhordany Mezquita (2-5, 4.66)
  • #29 Manuel Silva (1-2, 4.97)

Williamsport (4-16)  lost to Mahoning Valley, 6-2.

Leonel Aponte pitched perfect for four innings walking none and striking out none.  He threw 40 pitches, 29 strikes.  He threw 11 of 13 first pitch strikes.  Herbert Iser stroked a HR in his first game with the Crosscutters.  McCarthy Tatum (.355) had 2 hits.  So did D.J. Stewart (.282) and Hunter Hearn (.219) who also had an outfield assist at home.

GCL Phillies East (3-4)  lost to GCL Phillies West (7-2)  5-4 in a walk off.

When the teams last met, West no-hit East.  This time, East got a hit from their first batter.

The West pitchers –

  • Eduar Segovia pitched four, one-hit innings allowing an unearned run and striking out two.  His FB was 91-94 mph.
  • Gunner Mayer pitched 1.2 innings gave up 2 runs (only one ER) on 2-hits and a walk striking out two.  His FB was 90-94 mph, some with lateral movement and some with downward sink.  I think he was removed for pitch count.
  • Aidan Anderson allowed a hit and a walk in 1.1 innings and struck out three.  His FB was 87-90 mph.  He threw a couple of slow curves at 68 mph.
  • Erik Miller made his debut and pitched a one-hit inning striking out two.  His FB was 90-94 mph.  He throws over the top., but it looks like he slips down to 3/4 on non FB.  He gave up a one-out triple on an 87 mph off speed pitch, but came back to strike out the next 2 batters.
  • Austin Crowson gave up an unearned run on 2 walks in one inning.  His FB was mid 80s.

The East pitchers –

  • Victor Vargas threw four, four-hit innings striking out two.  His FB was 86-91 mph.
  • Rafael Marcano gave up 3 runs in three innings, striking out four.  HIs FB was 90-92 mph.
  • Jose Ulloa pitched a clean inning with one strike out.  His FB was 92-94 mph.
  • Carlos Francisco got just one out and gave up 3 hits resulting in 2 runs, one unearned.  His FB was 92-95 mph.

East got a hit and scored on an error in the first inning. They padded their lead with 2 runs in the fifth on Guarner Dipre’s RBI single and a double steal (Micah Yonamine at home, Dipre at second).  West tied the game in the sixth on Bruce Wang’s RBI double and Rixon Wingrove’s 2-run HR (2).

The East took the lead in the top of the ninth on Kevin Escalante’s sac fly.  But, the West came back in the bottom of the inning on Edgar Made’s RBI single.  A throwing error let him go to third.  He scored on Jose Rivera’s RBI single.  Wingrove led the charge from the dugout to throw his water on Rivera while his team mates doused him with the larger container.  You would have thought they won a championship.


  • #27 Starlyn Castillo has a blister on his index finger and appears to be close to his first action.  The finger looks to be completely healed.

DSL Phillies Red (18-8)  beat Mets1, 8-6 in eleven innings.

DSL Phillies White (18-11)  beat Rangers2, 6-5 in 10 innings.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 30th.

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
7/04/2019 – Phillies placed RHP Juan Nicasio on the 10-day IL, strained left groin
7/04/2019 – Phillies signed LHP Erik Miller
7/04/2019 – Phillies recalled LHP Austin Davis from Lehigh Valley
7/04/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Josh Martin from the 7-day IL
7/04/2019 – LHP Josh Tols assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/04/2019 – Reading placed CF Mickey Moniak on the 7-day IL, hamstring
7/04/2019 – LHP Erik Miller assigned to GCL West
7/03/2019 – LHP Jakob Hernandez assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/03/2019 – RHP Luis Cedeno assigned to Reading from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin assigned to Clearwater from GCL West.
7/03/2019 – RHP Tyler Carr assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
7/03/2019 – Clearwater sent RHP Spencer Howard on a rehab assignment to GCL East.
7/03/2019 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater 7-day IL from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – Lakewood placed Abrahan Gutierrez on the 7-day IL
7/03/2019 – Michael Gomez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport Crosscutters
7/03/2019 – Nick Matera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/03/2019 – Blake Bennett assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/03/2019 – Herbert Iser assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/03/2019 – Williamsport released Abdallah Aris
7/02/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed C Deivy Grullon on the 7-day IL, fractured toe
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Tyler Viza on the TIL
7/02/2019 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – Reading placed RHP Mauricio Llovera on the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – Reading activated RHP Seth McGarry from the 7-day IL
7/02/2019 – LHP Chris Micheles assigned to GCL East
7/02/2019 – Albertus Barber assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
7/02/2019 – Brian Marconi assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed Dylan Castaneda, assigned to GCL East
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Esteban Cabrera, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jean Cabrera, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jose Colmenarez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Diego Gonzalez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Enyer Graterol, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Fernando Hernandez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jean Hernandez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Diego Linares, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Raibiently Mercalina, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jackie Pertuz, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jesus Querales, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Ricardo Rosario, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Jehisbert Sevilla, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Brahian Silva, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Santiago Torres, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Randy Vasquez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/02/2019 – Phillies signed International FA Giussepe Velasquez, assigned to DSL Red (FUT)
7/01/2019 – Lehigh Valley released CF Lane Adams
7/01/2019 – RHP Blake Bennett assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/01/2019 – RHP Gilmael Troya assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/01/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/01/2019 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/30/2019 – Fernando Salas assigned to Lehigh Valley
6/29/2019 – Carlos Valero assigned to GCL West
6/29/2019 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
6/29/2019 – Clearwater activated RF Danny Mayer from the 7-day IL
6/29/2019 – RHP Gilmael Troya assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
6/29/2019 – RHP Michael Gomez assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed CF Marcus Lee Sang
6/28/2019 – Phillies signed OF Jadiel Sanchez

43 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 7/4//2019

  1. Hearn has 3 OF assists in 9 games played. He’s getting the reputation of a guy you don’t try to squeeze another base out of.

    1. It seems to me that a lot of games in the low minors have runners getting thrown out at various bases much more so than at the Major League level. Inexperience certainly plays a role in this I’m guessing. I’m not saying that he doesn’t have a good arm but has anyone noticed, in the Fielding section of the box score, the number of players that get thrown out? If I’m merely stating the obvious so be it but it’s something I’ve noticed when I randomly scroll that far down in the stats for the game.

  2. Hes not really a prospect in most people’s eyes, but I think it’s time for Evanko to get challenged at the AA level. He has nothing left to prove in Clearwater at this point.

  3. “He throws over the top., but it looks like he slips down to 3/4 on non FB.” << really good reporting Jim. But this is also a terrible piece of news for those high on Miller as a prospect. He will have to completely re-make his off-speed if this is his normal motion and not just a one time thing to throw off the batter. A pitcher can’t tip his pitches so obviously and succeed against mlb hitters.

    1. If the case, then assume it is his slider which was considered his best breaking pitch. But still has to correct any delivery issues.

        1. That may be true but if u watched the braves game a few nights ago their pitcher had 2 speeds for his delivery based off of his pitch, yet the phillies didn’t touch him

        2. Can we just stop it, really? his first inning as a pro and we have him bagged. Geez, do we have to make assumptions and show how much “knowledge” we have about the game? This is utterly ridiculous

          1. All I said was, if he has a different motion for off-speed pitches, then that will have to be changed. Don’t see why that is objectionable.

          2. Further on this point…to people who don’t understand pitching…the only way to get mlb hitters out is to throw all pitches through the same tunnel. That way every pitch looks exactly the same coming out of the pitchers hand. If you see mlb hitter swing and miss by a wide margin and look silly, it is because the pitches all come through the same tunnel and and offspeed pitch looks like a fastball most of the way go the plate. Then it dies at the plate. If you don’t tunnel all your pitches, then you have no chance against mlb hitters.

            1. I halfway understand it as much as the next guy, my point is he is 4th round pick for one reason or another let’s give development an opportunity to work with this kid. Many improvements/adjustments can come between the gcl and his ultimate career path. I get the tunnel, slot, etc etc

            2. Agreed. I just said he needs to change his motion. Didn’t say it wasn’t possible and he is a bust. Just that it is a major change.

      1. I agree wholeheartedly when I saw this about his delivery.

        Put me in the “I believe in Damon Jones” category. sub 1.50 ERA WHIP of 1.00. 113K to 31 BB’s. Only three HR’s in 76 IP. I have him as top “healthy” P prospect in the system.

        David Parkinson is someone I have liked for a long time. He keeps putting up consistent numbers.

        I see Moniak is on the 7 day IL. I hope it’s just a week. What would people think if he finished the season with a line something like this? 30-32 2B 15 3B 7 HR 65 RBI
        Hits .270 with 35-40 BB’s and 120K’s?

        Darick Hall REA 1B is steadly improving. He is mentioned as an MLB player much I guess because he’s blocked by Hoskins. I;m thinking he has 40+ 2b’s 23-25 HR and 90 RBI’s. I like his bb/k ratio. On pace for 53 BB and 90K’s. imagine a power hitter today with less than 100 k’s.

        J. Ortiz might finish the year with more HR’s than 2B’s. He has 10 doubles now and 13 homers. Would like to see his BA improve.

        A. Gamboa (REA) and L. Garcia (LKW) are really struggling and haven’t improved since Memorial Day.

        1. Joe2….wow.
          You may be one of only two people, who thinks Hall has a MLB fruitful future.
          He needs to make a little more contact…his K rate is not in the abysmal 30% range, but if he could get it under 20% ( a 5% drop) he stands to have a better chance.
          But when it comes to ISO …HRs and doubles for a power guy….he ranks number 7 in all of AA…EL/Southern and Texas Leagues….with only two younger players, by one year.

        2. I think your math is off on Hall’s strikeout pace. He’s already got 79.

          1. Thanks I made a mistake. I had 90 RBI’s and that number must have be used for K’s. He’s on pace for 130-135 K’s.

            Just saying with the exception of Bohm, no one else in the system has 2b, HR and RBI’s like him. I’d like to also see him cut down his K rate and finish the year around .265

        3. When I heard Moniak “tweaked” his hamstring I knew he would end up on the IL, there is essentially no such thing as a day-to-day hamstring injury. It’s 10 days to two weeks, minimum if you’re lucky.

    2. Is this that uncommon among pitchers who haven’t had any professional experience? If it’s an issue then I’m sure the team was aware of it when they took him. Stuff like this is why guys spend time in the minors.

    3. V1, I agree. But, let’s hope for now that an amateur like me thought he saw something that wasn’t really there. It was just his fifth pitch (at 87 after 4 in the 90s) and it was hit hard. Twelve pitches is an extremely small sample size for me to have even said I saw this. I probably should have waited to see if it happens again. But, I will keep looking for it, and get my former pitcher buddy to watch for it too.

  4. The Phillies desperately need one bat and one arm to emerge from the weeds on the farm. Given the 2019 season is on a slippery slope, I’d like to see older prospects like Austin Listi and Damon Jones to get the call sooner than later, perhaps after the trade deadline. They’re both 25. Give them a look…

    1. 8mark – Interesting that you mention Listi and Jones, age 25, but fail to mention Nick Williams, also age 25. He’s hitting the Hell out of the ball at Lehigh, and would be my first call up in the event of an OF injury.

      1. I would not be opposed to his call up as long as he actually started regularly. But my zeal for him is tempered by the fact that we’ve gotten a taste of his game. He seems to lack the intangibles needed to break through the major league bench role.

        1. 8mark – Since being sent down, he’s certainly increased his trade value, if nothing else.

  5. 8mark
    Agree wholeheartedly with your comment regarding Austin Listi and Damon Jones. Listi just continues to hit. No reason to let a possible late bloomer languish in the minors. I’m aware of his military history.

  6. Segovia looks to be someone of interest. He had success in a small sample last year in the DSL. So far this year, 11 and 2/3 innings, 2H, 1BB, 15K. Throwing in the low 90s…that works for me!

  7. Jim … thanks for the first hand reports on the GCL pitchers, especially the recently drafted guys.

      1. Great news, Mr. H.
        Hope for good health for your son. Would love to see him in Reading very soon. The quicker he can get to CBP, the better. In case you’ve missed it … the big league club is in dire need of arms.

        1. Spencer, Adonis Medina, and Damon Jones need to be in the mix for the 2020 Phillies rotation.

          1. I don’t trust the FO to make such a choice

            In my mind, that’s a good mix you have listed, Hinkie.

          2. We will see. I love Spencer by he hasn’t even had much experience in high A ball and people want him competing for a spot in next year’s big league rotation. Rushing prospects doesn’t help the prospects or the team.

            1. Agree…what is the love for rushing prospects!
              Spencer needs to check all the squares, before he gets thrown to the MLB wolve hitters.
              I can see him getting to LHV by next year sometime, but into the Phillies rotation in 2020 is very optimistic….barring injuries on the big club.

            2. Romus – I don’t see it as rushing, I see it as being aggressive.
              Phillies need to be aggressive.
              I usually agree with you 99.9999% of the time 🙂

            3. TrollU….Medina and Jones I can see…both have double AA experience and who knows before the end of this season triple A experience…Spencer Howard i think she be taken a little slower.

  8. I don’t know a lot about Glogoski, but I’ll be checking in on him tonight as he pitches for Clearwater.

  9. Nick Williams has next to nil trade value, he is a 4th OF who can’t play CF. AAA stats mean squat, unfortunately Nick is an All Star AAAA player.

  10. Sorry for Moniak, putting great numbers, improving power this is example of the process. Gamboa surprising not on IL, no concussion protocol. His numbers again down again but TOP still believes in him! Last years Futures game he did not do well.
    Medina a AllStar? Parkinson has better numbers, Minor League POY but MLB loves One Pitch (slider) Medina. 5 years in system, See potential but if he’s MLB Prospect why is he not being touted/promoted like Braves, Reds, Astro’s and Tigers

    1. Harvey….Medina, in that Futures appearance, was actually a sub replacement by the Phillies for Enyel DLS last year, who was called up to pitch against the Mets.
      The Phillies were given the opportunity to find the replacement from their system.

  11. Damon Jones 0.85 ERA. Aside from the 83 pitches over 4 shutout innings last night, he continues to impress. I’m feeling some positive waves, Moriarty.

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