Threshers Recap – 8/1/2019

I started going to the Carpenter Complex in 2012.  Dylan Cozens is a player I have followed since that first summer.  For the first time since that summer, Cozens will not be on one of our affiliated rosters.  Dylan’s not the first player I have followed who has been released, but he was among the longest tenured.  The only player remaining with the organization from his draft class, the Class of 2012, is Drew Anderson.

Looking back, the only players in the organization in 2012 who are still with us (and where they were) are Cesar Hernandez (AA/AAA), Adam Morgan (AA/A+), Hector Neris (A+), Maikel Franco (A), Roman Quinn (A-), Mitch Walding (A-), Anderson and Cozens (GCL), Yacksel Rios (GCL), Seranthony Dominguez (DSL), and Ranger Suarez (VSL).

A shirtless Cozens taking part in this spring’s HR derby

Back to the top of our 2012 Class.

  • The Phillies Comp A pick, Shane Watson was released by the Arizona organization in March of this year.
  • Another Comp A pick, Mitch Guellar was released from the BlueClaws in 2016.
  • Cozens was their first second round pick.
  • Their second, second round pick Alec Rash didn’t sign.
  • Third rounder Zach Green made his MLB debut with the Giants this year.
  • Fourth rounder Chris Serritella was released from the Threshers in 2014.
  • Fifth rounder Andrew Pullin retired in May of 2018.
  • Sixth rounder Cameron Perkins is in the Dodgers system.
  • Seventh rounder Hoby Milner is in the Tampa organization.
  • Eighth rounder Josh Ludy was released from the Oakland organization in 2015.
  • Ninth rounder Jordan Guth was released from the Phillies organization in 2015.
  • Tenth rounder Kevin Brady has been inactive since 2013.
Cozens’ entrance for the HR derby

Cozens had 4 different stints with the Phillies the past two seasons.  His most recent recall ended with him on the IL with a foot injury.  The Phillies don’t often release from the IL.  So, after he was DFA-ed, I wonder if he didn’t request his release as others have done.  Any way, good luck to Dylan.

Clearwater (20-23, 56-53)  split with Florida, winning 3-2 and losing 6-0.

Game One:  Kyle Arjona opened and threw four, 4-hit innings.  He allowed 2 unearned runs and walked one batter.  Zach Warren pitched two, perfect innings.  Tyler Carr tossed two, one-hit innings and got the win.  Austin Ross pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

The Threshers scored a run in the fifth inning on Rafael Marchan’s RBI single.  They tied the game in the seventh on a fielder’s choice.  And. they took the lead in the ninth on Dalton Guthrie’s RBI single.

Rafael Marchan went 2-4 in his second game at this level.  Simon Muzziotti went 3-4.  Matt Vierling went 0-1 with 2 walks and stole his 19th base in 22 attempts.

Game Two:  Andrew Brown gave up 4 runs in five innings on 7 hits and 2 walks.  He struck out five.  Oscar Marcelino pitched one inning and gave up 2 runs on one hit and 3 walks.

The Threshers managed just 3 singles.

Lehigh Valley (52-56)  lost to Buffalo, 6-0.

Dan Straily made an inauspicious debut for the IronPigs last night.  He lasted five innings and gave up 6 runs on 7 hits, including 2 HR, and 1 walk.  He struck out six.  Kyle Dohy pitched two, one-hit innings, striking out five.  Fernando Salas pitched one inning, walking a batter.  Tom Windle finished with a clean inning.

The IronPigs managed 6 hits, all singles.

Reading (25-17, 64-46)  no game scheduled.

Lakewood (17-21, 46-62)  beat Augusta, 4-3.

Ethan Lindow tossed five innings.  He was tagged for 3 runs on 5 hits.  He walked none and struck out five.  Lindow throws strikes.  Of his 68 pitches, 54 were strikes (79.4%).  Manuel Silva pitched four shutout innings.  He gave up a hit and a walk, striking out four.

The BlueClaws scored a run in the first inning on a throwing error by the catcher on a Luis Garcia steal.  In the fourth, they scored a run on Juan Aparicio’s sac fly.  They came from behind in the ninth on Carlos De La Cruz’ go ahead, 2-run HR (6).

The BlueClaws had just 5 hits.  Luis Garcia went 2-4 and De La Cruz went 2-4 with a triple, HR, and 2 RBI.

Williamsport (16-29)  beat Connecticut, 2-1.

Chris Micheles pitched four, 3-hit, scoreless innings.  He walked one and struck out two.  Spencer Van Scoyoc pitched three innings and gave up an unearned run on a hit and a walk.  He struck out two and picked up the win.  Brett Schulze pitched the final two, shutout innings for his first save.

The Crosscutters scored a run in the second inning on DJ Stewart on a sacrifice fly.  They added another run in the third on Kendall Simmons solo HR (6).  Simmons had 2 of the Cutters 6 hits.

GCL Phillies East (14-12)  no game scheduled.

GCL Phillies West (17-10)  beat the Yankees West, 9-5.

Eduar Segovia opened with four, one-hit innings, striking out six.  Dylan Castaneda got the win but allowed 4 runs in 1.1 innings.  Dalvin Rosario struck out two in 1.2 innings.  Riley Wilson pitched a scoreless inning.  Nicoly Pina walked two and gave up a run in the ninth inning.

The Phillies scored in six different innings.  They scored two runs in the second inning on Rixon Wingrove’s solo HR (5) and Tucker Maxwell’s RBI single.  They scored two in the third a passed ball and Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double.  They scored another run in the fifth on Greenwalt’s second RBI double.  They scored a run in the sixth on Wingrove’s RBI single.  They tacked on two in the seventh on Greenwalt’s solo HR (4) and Luis Rojas’ sac fly.  And, they finished with one more run in the eighth on a passed ball.

The Phillies collected 13 hits.  Greenwalt (.247) went 3-5 with a double, HR and 3 RBI.  Wingrove went 3-3 (.333) with a HR, walk, and 2 RBI.  Andrick Nava, JC Smith, and Tucker Maxwell had 2 hits each.

DSL Phillies Red (33-12)  no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies White (30-21)  beat the Brewers, 6-5.

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 1st … there are 399 players in the org

Today’s Transactions (newest transactions in bold text)
8/1/19 – RHP Hector Neris roster status changed by Phillies
8/1/19 – Phillies activated LHP Jason Vargas
8/1/19 – Phillies optioned LF Nick Williams to Lehigh Valley
8/1/19 – Phillies released RF Dylan Cozens
8/1/19 – Lehigh Valley activated RHP Dan Straily
8/1/19 – Lehigh Valley placed LHP Josh Tols on the 7-day IL, right ankle contusion
8/1/19 – C Kevin Escalante assigned to GCL West from DSL Red
7/31/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Edgar Garcia
7/31/19 – Reading activated Jose Taveras
7/31/19 – Seth McGarry assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/31/19 – Garrett Cleavinger assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/31/19 – Gustavo Armas assigned to Clearwater from Reading
7/31/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/31/19 – Carlos Valero assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/31/19 – Cam Beauchamp assigned to GCL West from GCL East
7/31/19 – Phillies designated RF Dylan Cozens for assignment
7/31/19 – Pittsburgh traded LF Corey Dickerson to Phillies
7/31/19 – Baltimore traded RHP Dan Straily to the Phillies for cash
7/31/19 – RHP Dan Straily assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/31/19 – RHP Colton Eastman assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/31/19 – GCL West activated C Carlos Oropeza from the RL
7/31/19 – GCL West released C Carlos Oropeza
7/30/19 – Phillies signed FA RHP Blake Parker
7/30/19 – Phillies optioned Edgar Garcia to Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – 3B Mitch Walding designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/30/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Clearwater
7/30/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Lehigh Valley
7/30/19 – Lehigh Valley activated 1B Logan Morrison from the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – C Jack Conley assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/30/19 – Reading placed C Nerluis Martinez on the 7-day IL
7/30/19 – RHP Jack Perkins assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/30/19 – C Rafael Marchan assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
7/30/19 – C Juan Aparicio assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/30/19 – C Mitchell Edwards assigned to Williamsport from GCL West
7/30/19 – RHP Engel Estevez assigned to GCL East from GCL West
7/30/19 – GCL East activated Engel Estevez from the RL
7/30/19 – GCL West activated RHP Robinson Martinez from the RL
7/29/19 – Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated LF Jose Pirela
7/29/19 – Reading Fightin Phils activated C Nerluis Martinez from the 7-day IL
7/29/19 – Phillies trade C Austin Bossart to the Mets for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations
7/29/19 – RHP Yacksel Rios designated for assignment by the Phillies
7/29/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL East
7/29/19 – LHP Jhordany Mezquita assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
7/29/19 – LHP Taylor Lehman assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
7/29/19 – RHP DJ Jefferson assigned to GCL East
7/28/19 – Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Phillies recalled RHP Edgar Garcia from Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – Jose Taveras activated by Lehigh Valley
7/28/19 – RHP Julian Garcia assigned to Reading from Clearwater
7/27/19 – Manuel Silva assigned to Williamsport from Lakedwood
7/27/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10- to the 60-day IL, forearm strain
7/27/19 – San Diego traded LF Jose Pirela to Phillies for cash
7/27/19 – LF Jose Pirela assigned to Lehigh Valley
7/27/19 – Lehigh Valley placed OF Jan Hernandez on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Reading placed LF Cornelius Randolph on the 7-day IL
7/27/19 – Clearwater sent OF Ben Aklinski on a rehab assignment to GCL West
7/27/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport

19 thoughts on “Threshers Recap – 8/1/2019

  1. I am sorry to see Dylan Cozens go, but he just couldn’t build off that season he had in Reading in 2016. I wish him luck. It’s kind of interesting looking at the list of 2012 draft picks. Some were released pretty quickly, some were given a push to higher levels (Shane Watson) and some were buried in Williamsport (Mitch Gueller).

  2. Another day, another catcher to discuss. 17 yo Andrick Nava looks like a very solid catcher in the GCL. .329/.378/.354 for starters. 13 Ks and 6 BBs in 82 ABs. 36% CS%. He’s looking like part of that next wave of catchers. I know. It’s only 82 ABs and in a rookie league but he’ll be 17 until early October.

    1. Phillies dropped some coin on Nava….$400K…for a kid from the Ven that is a large chunk of change…his fellow catching buddy from the Ven…Javier Vina was given a $300K bonus. Phillies have loaded up on catching prospects.

  3. (Hitting Leaders with minimum 275 PAs through Wednesday 7/31:

    BA: Castillo (.334); Bohm (.304); Romine (.289); Grullon (.288); Maton (.280);

    OBP: Castillo (.380); Bohm (.371); Hall (.364); Maton (.360); Listi (.357); Grullon (.351)

    Slg%: Bohm (.513); Hall (.504); Castillo (.477); Grullon (.472)

    OPS: Bohm (.884); Hall (.868); Castillo (.857); Grullon (.823)

    RBI: Listi (64); Hall (64); Bohm (62); Grullon (59); Castillo (52)

    HR: Hall (19); Ortiz (16); Listi (15); Bohm (15); Grullon (13)

    3B: Moniak (10) Johan Rojas (8); Junior Ortega (6); Stephen (5); Castillo (5)

    2B: Hall (31); Bohm (25); Moniak (23); Canelo (22); L. Williams (22)

    Hits: Castillo (115); Bohm (113); Guzman {96}; Moniak (94); Grullon (92)

    BBs: Walding (62); Listi {50}; Hall (49); Gamboa (47); Bohm (40); L. Williams (40); Raymond Mora (40)

    Ks: Walding (133); Stobbe (120); De La Cruz (119); Ortiz (117)

    Raymond Mora is in the DSL so 40 BBs in very few games… Wow. Johan Rojas jumped in the triples race and he’s been playing rookie ball and A-.

  4. It’s good to see Simmons starting to pick it up. He was a pick who we thought had potential and he’s starting to hit with some juice.
    Marchan has no power but he sure can hit.

  5. Pitching Leaders (Minimum 55 IP through Wednesday 7/31) except Wins, Losses, Ks, BBs and Saves

    ERA: Evanko (1.61); J. Hernandez (1.71); Glogoski (1.73); Lindow (2.40); Jones (2.74)

    WHIP: Glogoski (.924) J. Hernandez (.966); Evanko (.970); Brogdon (.972); Lindow (.985)

    Ks: Jones (132); Eastman (118); J. Garcia (98); Requena (98); Morales (97); Lindow (95)

    BBs: Jones (45; Dohy (44); Mezquita (44); Gowdy (43)

    Saves: Russ (17); Hennigan (8); Killgore (8); Rios (7)

    Wins:5 tied with 7

    Losses: Requena (8); Santos (8); Viza (8)

    K/9: Jones (12.5); Brogdon (12.4); Morales (12); Glogoski (11.5)

    Glogoski finally met the minimum innings pitched and jumped into the top tier in many categories. If I made the minimum 60 IP, he wouldn’t be here he has been impressive. Jones dropped quite a bit in most categories once he hit AAA.

    1. Muzzy Reminds me a lot of Ender Inciarte.

      Dohy back to being Dohy 5 K’s in 2 IP (no walks) I love dreaming on that kid.

      It’s hard NOT to get attached to some of these kids. Cozens was always one of my favorites. I just appreciated his story on draft day and all the bad pub that came out on him proved to be nothing close to who he was as a young man.

      I too wish him all the best and maybe just maybe he can carve out a future in the NFL. Hands down he had to be the strongest and most athletic kid in our system.

      1. 2013 may be worse. JPC, Knapp, Leiter Jr, Jan Hernandez, and TylerViza are the cream of that draft. Cavan Biggio was drafted but didn’t sign. Few bad years of drafting is impacting the current roster’s depth.

    1. As much as you like to think that Amaro pooched it with the 2012 draft, the following teams drafted just as poorly in 2012: Yankees, Red Sox (drafted Alex Bregman in the 29th round but didn’t sign), Nationals (drafted Lucas Giolito but flipped him for Adam Eaton), Braves (drafted Alex Wood, debatable if 2012 is a success because of him).

      Astros drafted Carlos Correa #1, Dodgers drafted Corey Seager are some of the successes.

        1. I want to make my point clear while it is disappointing when the Phillies have a bad draft, it’s just not easy to draft well. It’s the biggest crap shoot in all sports. And all teams will go through this. Astros have been drafting well recently, and the Dodgers are the Dodgers, they will sign a lot of guys because they are in LA. The kicker here is that the Yankees really haven’t drafted all that well, considering almost nobody turns down the Yankees.

          1. The point is correct.
            The MLB draft may be the most unforeseeable and incalculable of the pro drafts as to future projections of the draftees.
            And your point on the Yankees is correct….they seem to especially falter in the pitching area when it comes to drafting..

    2. That’s what usually happens when you do not have a First Round pick or pick at the bottom of the all rounds because we had a great team. The Phillies could have used a good International scouting team then like they have now.

  6. I’ve mentioned many times in the past that Carlos De La Cruz (#26 on my Phillies list) might have the highest ceiling of any bat in the system (the risk of him never reaching it is extreme … but … if everything goes right … Wow!). Logan Simmons (#21 on my list) is another sky high ceiling/extreme risk kid. Simmons has got to probably have the strongest arm and greatest bat speed on the farm.

    1. Is de la Cruz’ perceived ceiling based on anything but his height? Has anyone read any scouting reports on him? You’d figure he was an UDFA for a reason. It says something that they were aggressive with him by sending him to Lakewood and he obviously has some power.

    2. Simmons needs to start to make more contact….getting closer to that 30% mark is not a good thing.
      The athleticism, size, strength and the raw tools are all there….but he must avoid the Anthony Hewitt syndrome.

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