Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/3/2021

It was a dark and stormy night.  Well, dreary at least.  Two losses, a suspension, and a postponement.  Clearwater blew a substantial lead and wasted some strong early pitching and hitting.  Lehigh Valley lost but saw Adam Haseley return to action.  Matt Moore and Scott Kingery also made rehab appearances.  Reading was postponed.  Jersey Shore was suspended but had a lead after three innings and a strong outing from its starter. 


Clearwater (13-14) lost to Daytona, 7-5.  Daytona is not a spring training site.  There is no ABS System installed.

The Threshers built a 5-0 lead.  They scored a run in the fourth inning on Carlos De La Cruz’ RBI single.  They scored twice in the fifth on Abrahan Gutierrez’ RBI single and a wild pitch.  They added two more runs in the sixth on Johan Rojas’ 2-run HR (2).

Rojas went 2-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, a triple, and HR (2).  Gutierrez went 2-5 with a run scored and RBI.  Baron Radcliff went 0-1 with a run scored and 3 walks.  De La Cruz and Ben Pelletier went 1-3 with a walk.

Kendall “Don’t Call Me Logan” Simmons was activated before the game and went 0-4 while playing third base.  Maybe there isn’t an immediate corresponding move???  Casey Martin was out of the lineup for only the second time this season.  Luis Garcia and Johan Rojas have played the field in all 27 games.

Mick Abel pitched 3.2 innings.  He gave up no runs and only 2 hits.  He walked one and struck out six.  Abel had reached his pitch limit (62 pitches, 42 strikes) and left with nobody on base.  Tyler Adams walked two before an inning-ending strikeout (15 pitches, 4 strikes).  Dylan Castaneda pitched 2.2 innings and blew the save.  He gave up 6 runs (3 ER) on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He left after a lead blowing 2-run HR.  Brenden Bell pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks.

As mentioned above no ABS, therefore no pitching stats info.  However, an on-site MLB scouting coordinator reported the following on social media.


Lehigh Valley (14-13) lost to Scranton, 5-1.

Lehigh Valley scored their only run in the fourth inning on Darick Hall’s RBI double.  He went 1-3 with an RBI, double, and a walk.  Adam Haseley made a rehab start and went 1-3 with a walk.  Ryan Cordell and Austin Listi had the IronPigs other 2 hits.

Matt Moore made a rehab start and gave up 2 runs in 1.2 innings on 4 hits and 3 walks.  Jeff Singer closed out the second inning and stranded 2 inherited runners.  Julian Garcia lasted 3.2 innings and gave up3 runs on 2 hits and 4 walks.  Damon Jones allowed 3 inherited runners to score and pitched 1.1 innings and gave up one hit and 3 walks.  David Paulino pitched an inning and struck out two.

IronPigs pitchers walked ten batters and struck out eight.


Reading (4-22) postponed.  Rescheduled for tomorrow.  Two seven-inning games.


Jersey Shore (10-15) suspended. Completion tomorrow leading 3-1 in the fourth.

Dominic Pipkin went three innings and gave up one run on 3 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out four and gave up a solo HR.

The BlueClaws scored 2 runs in the second inning on a wild pitch and Nate Fassnacht’s RBI single.  They scored a run in the third on ColeStobbe’s RBI single.  Logan O’Hoppe went 2-2 with a run scored and double.  Stobbe went 2-2 with a run scored and RBI.  O’Hoppe, Stobbe, Keaton Greenwallt, and Fassnacht each stole a base.

The suspended game will be played to its nine-inning completion.  I’m fairly certain that the second, regularly scheduled game will be seven innings.


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 June 3rd … there are 305 players in the org


Today’s Transactions – None, but here are yesterday’s, again.

6/03/2021 – Phillies sent CF Adam Haseley on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
6/03/2021 – SS Kendall Simmons assigned to Clearwater from Phillies XST
6/01/2021 – Phillies sent SS Scott Kingery on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
6/01/2021 – LF Hunter Hearn assigned to Jersey Shore from Reading
6/01/2021 – SS Bryson Stott assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
6/01/2021 – Clearwater activated LHP J.P. Woodward from the TIL
6/01/2021 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to GCL East from Clearwater
5/30/2021 – RHP Leonel Aponte assigned to Clearwater from Phillies Organization

18 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap – 6/3/2021

  1. Abel is our only untouchable prospect but he hasn’t pitched much and is very raw so this sounds like his best performance to date. He just needs to stay healthy and pitching.
    Good to see Simmons start his year and it’s easy to assume that Martin is going up a level but we’ll see today. Haseley/Moniak/Kingery/Randolph went 1-11 with C not playing. Lots of wasted draft capital at LHV

  2. It’s really hard to know what to make of many of the hitters, except to say that very few of them have not started off hot. I think, in many cases, college hitters who typically would have gotten their feet in the GCL and the NY Penn League after being drafted have gone straight to low A ball this year, which is a bigger jump than you might imagine – so if they start out slow, it’s not that surprising. I would start paying serious attention to how some of these prospects are doing in July, when they’ve had a chance to adjust. Guys like Casey Martin might really begin to hit their stride by that time.

    All of that said, the oddest stat line belongs to Baron Radcliff, who has shown some limited power, poor contact skills (.074 average) and a lot of plate discipline (20 walks) in 55 ABs. I literally have no idea what to make of him, except to note that it would be nice to see him actually the hit more frequently.

    1. Imo Abel is the best prospect that we have had since Nola. Elite stuff. Elite velo. Elite size. Needs to add weight/muscle. And continue to improve his command. I said it at the time, home run draft pick. And no way he is in our system if Almaraz was still drafting.

    1. The number of walks he is drawing while making almost no contact is astonishing. The ultimate three true outcome guy. Which is not necessarily a compliment because if he can’t make contact in Low A, it is hard to see it happening at upper levels no matter how good his batting eye is.

  3. Bailey Falter scheduled to pitch tonight against a very good Scranton team that is filled with older bats. If he performs well tonight, he might have the stuff to stick at the big league level after all.

  4. Guru – You are putting a lot of pressure on Falter. I hope he doesn’t read your post. Let’s put Abel into the majors right now. He may not be ready but he might be better than some of the arms up there.

    Of course, I jest. But some of us can remember when Texas drafted Davis Clyde out of high school and the next week he started a major league game. I often wonder just how good Clyde may have been if he had been brought along slowly.

    1. Falter doesn’t need to ready my post. He’s clearly next in line (for starting pitchers) and he knows that he’s one injury away from going back to the bigs. That should be plenty motivation/pressure for him.

  5. Check out this note from the Phillies website:

    Phillies: Cristian Hernandez, RHP (No. 30)
    Signed for $120,000 in July 2017, Hernandez has really stood out in his United States, and full-season, debut. The 6-foot-3 right-hander has a 2.01 ERA in 22 1/3 Low-A innings to date, allowing just 16 hits and only three walks (0.85 WHIP) while fanning 27 (9.0 K/BB ratio).

    1. Yes he’s one of the LA guys I was asking Jim to comment on. We have several LA pitchers in A ball who are doing well. I just don’t know what their ceiling is. Usually when Jim says they’re a pitcher and not a thrower, it means they don’t throw hard. I take that to mean they won’t be successful above A ball because Jim has a good eye. Missing spring training really sucks…. that’s my eyes on time for the low A guys.

  6. Anyone hear anything new on Muzzioti and his visa problems? I really thought he would have a chance at the 2022 CF job with a good 2021 season but he’s lost important at bats. He can’t realistically be counted on for 2022.

        1. Quad negatives in a sentence…cannot say I have ever seen that before.(tic)

          Hopefully Simon has arrived….maybe a week or so at the Complex then up to Reading.

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