Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/30/2021

Slow day after Saturday’s seven games.  Another losing day, one win, 2 losses, and a postponement.  Clearwater and Jupiter pitched shutout ball through nine innings, then the teams combine for 5 runs in the Threshers’ overtime victory.  Lehigh Valley lost a rain-shortened, six-inning game.  Reading was subdued on 2 hits.  And, Jersey Shore was rescheduled to a June date.

Clearwater (11-13) beat Jupiter, 3-2 in ten innings.  Ironically, regulation time ended in a 0-0 tie.  All runs were scored in extra time.  

The Threshers first two base runners reached via walks in the first and third innings.  Both were picked off.  They got their first hit in the fifth inning.  Going into the tenth, the Threshers had accumulated 5 walks, a hit batter, and 2 hits.  A walk and the ghost runner put two guys on base. Nicolas Torres’ double brought both runners home.  He scored on an error on a missed catch error on the relay.  It was needed as the Dash scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

Starlyn Castillo pitched five innings and needed just 54 pitches, 35 strikes.  He allowed 2 hits and struck out two.  Rafael Marcano (49 pitches, 34 strikes) pitched four, two-hit innings.  He struck out three.  Carlos Francisco pitched the final inning.  He gave up a two-out HR but struck out two to save the game for Marcano.

The Threshers trio of pitchers walked none.

Lehigh Valley (13-11) lost to Worcester, 2-0 on 3 hits, in a rain-shortened 6 innings.  It is their 4th consecutive loss.

David Parkinson took the loss giving up one run in 4.1 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four.  Dave Paulino pitched 1.2 innings and gave up a run on one hit, a solo HR.  He struck out two.

Mickey Moniak and CJ Chatham each went 1-2 with a walk.  Austin Listi had the other hit going 1-3.

Reading (4-20) lost to Richmond, 4-0 with just 2 hits.  With the loss, they reached 20 losses.  Surprisingly, they are the second team to reach such a nadir.  There is a Low-A team that has a 2-22 record.

Daniel Brito opened the home half of the first inning with a single.  The next Phils’ batter to reach base was Josh Stephen on a two-out walk in the eighth inning.  That was 23 straight batters retired.  Their only other hit was Madison Stokes’ double with two outs in the ninth.

Francisco Morales Gave up 2 runs (1 ER) in three innings on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out six.  The unearned run was his fault on an errant pickoff throw.  He threw 62 pitches, 40 strikes.  Colton Eastman pitched four, one-hit innings allowing 2 walks and striking out six.  He threw 44pitches, 31 strikes.  Tyler Carr pitched an inning and gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits and a walk with 2 strikeouts.  Jake Hernandez pitched one inning and gave up a hit while striking out two.

Jersey Shore (9-14) postponed due to inclement weather to be made up on June 18th.

GCL Phillies East and GCL Phillies West (runs 6/28 thru 9/12)

DSL Phillies Red and DSL Phillies White (starts 7/12 thru 10/2)

Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.

The rosters and lists are up to date as of May 30th … there are 305 players in the org

Today’s Transactions in bold text.  None today.

5/30/2021 – Phillies selected the contract of CF Travis Jankowski from Lehigh Valley
5/30/2021 – Phillies placed CF Roman Quinn on the 60-day IL, achillies injury
5/29/2021 – Phillies activated C J.T. Realmuto from the 10-day IL
5/29/2021 – Phillies optioned C Rafael Marchan to Lehigh Valley
5/29/2021 – Phillies sent LHP Matt Moore on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
5/29/2021 – Lehigh Valley transferred LHP Rob Kaminsky from the 7-day IL to the 60-day IL
5/29/2021 – Clearwater placed LHP J.P. Woodward on the TIL
5/29/2021 – Clearwater placed 1B D.J. Stewart on the 7-day IL
5/28/2021 – RHP Ramón Rosso cleared waivers and outrighted to Lehigh Valley
5/28/2021 – RHP Carlo Reyes assigned to Jersey Shore from Clearwater
5/28/2021 – RHP Alejandro Made assigned to Clearwater from GCL East

16 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 5/30/2021

  1. 4 teams combine for 21 games under 500. Looking for positives – Starlyn Castillo might be a legit prospect as he gets his first full season in.

  2. Is there any more “Phillies” development of this minor league season than Johan Rojas appearing to be overmatched in full season ball? Any scouting tidbits on him so far?

  3. I like to look at Jhailyn Ortiz as the poster boy for the argument as to whether the problem is talent evaluation or development. Ortiz received over a $4M signing bonus, By far the largest the Phillies ever gave to a Latin kid.

    There had to be many other clubs that really liked Ortiz for the Phillies to pay out that type of bonus. Ortiz was absolutely dreadful in 2018 and 2019 and started out that way this year before sort of turning things around. We’ll see if that is sustainable. His stats in 2018 and 2019 were the type you would expect from a kid getting a $5,000 bonus.

    He cannot make consistent contact. Is that the way he is and would have been if he signed with any other organization, or is it incompetence by the Phillies development staff that simply cannot correct his defects? Or is it part of the problem with trying to evaluate a 16 year old Latin kid? I don’t know.

    It is unfortunate because he has real power, can play a decent right field, has a good arm and can run for a big guy. Nothing else really matters if you can’t hit a baseball.

    1. The Padres gave Adrian Morejon a whopping $11M when he was 17. He hasn’t done much in the majors during his limited time and now just had TJ surgery.

      The Dodgers gave Yadier Alvarez a crazy $16M when he was 19. At one point he was a top 50 prospect. He was DFAd by the Dodgers last year.

      Even can’t miss guys miss. Remember Yasmany Tomas? Got $68.5M from the DBacks when he defected as a 24 year old. His career WAR is -2.5.

    2. Actually many teams were scared off by Ortiz’ physique and swing and miss, but Sal A had already had a handshake agreement months before 7/2 for $4 million and everyone knew it. Its time for a new leader in LA. This organization is going nowheres and it will only get worse. We needed to bottom out instead John M threw good $ after bad $.

  4. I’ve never killed the Phillies for their philosophy on the LA market. In most cases you’re seeing kids in workout environments. Tool showcases and not really game action against stiff competition.

    It’s so hard to project an 18 y/o high school player not sure how you increase that success rate projecting and signing 16 y/o’s to $4+ million bonus figures.

    1. DMAR…it does seem some teams appear to hit more on LA signings.
      I look at teams with pockets tight as frog’s arses….Braves and Rays for example, and they are able to garner high quality LA talent……then there are the Nats and even of course the Dodgers.
      And when you think about …two of the Phillies better LA prospects right now….Muzziotti and Abrahan Gutierrez ….were originally other team signees.
      So the Phillies could use a break out positional player…..Maikel was the latest, and at one time was considered to be the guy, but……

    2. We all gave them a pass because we were told that Sal Agostinelli had a very small budget. Even if that was a valid excuse it no longer get exists. We need to face facts – this team has done poorly in LA and it’s one of the things that is killing the farm and ultimately the big league team. It’s just not good.

      1. For a time we were very happy with the job Sal was doing. Even when we weren’t graduating a lot of LA talent to the majors there were many promising players in varying levels, often signed for little $. Sixto, Kilome, Dominguez etc.

        Recently we’ve had some position players who excite scouts, maybe do well in SS ball and then fall on their faces one they hit Lakewood/Clearwater. Unless Sal is the guy who charts the course when it comes to player development I don’t know if he’s the one to blame.

        1. I don’t know if he’s to blame either – but something has to change with that department.

  5. I look at Ortiz as a first round draft pick due to his signing bonus which would be a high first round amount. So that would be four first round outfielders from 2015-2017. I know some of those guys are still TBD as far as future contributors, but it doesn’t really look good for any of them. Add up the bonus money for all four and it is staggering and none of them will be quality major league players? Unbelievable.

    1. That is great news for the kid….i suppose Abrahan Gutierrez will be headed for Jersey Shore soon also.

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