Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap (7/14/2021)

Lehigh Valley and Reading lost.  Jersey Shore posted the organization’s only win.  Clearwater lost but got an interesting 3.1 innings from Rodolfo Sanchez who struck out ten.  The FCL Phillies were off.  And, the DSL doesn’t schedule games on Wednesdays or Sundays.

Lehigh Valley (26-35) lost to Buffalo, 9-2.  

Chase Anderson (0-2, 6.17) got roughed up again for 4 runs in 3.2 innings on 6 hits and 2 walks.  He gave up 4 of the Bisons 5 XBH – 2 doubles and 2 HR.  Jeff Singer (5.55) stranded one inherited runner but gave up 3 runs in 1.1 innings on 2 hits and a walk.  Bryan Mitchell (6.26) pitched three innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out four.  Looks like 3 guys who can be let go to make room for the trickle-up when all the new pitchers are signed.

The IronPigs scored twice in the fifth inning on Mickey Moniak’s RBI single and a passed ball.  Dalton Guthrie (.292) went 2-5 with a run scored.  Mickey Moniak (.228) went 2-4 with a double and RBI.  Matt Vierling (.203) went 0-2 with 2 walks.  Rafael Marchan (.222) went 1-5.

Reading (26-36) lost to Portland, 5-2.

Victor Santos (1-1, 3.05) pitched five innings.  He gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk.  He struck out three.  Kyle Dohy (2.87) pitched two innings and gave up one run on one hit and a walk.  He struck out three.  Braden Zarbniskey (3.29) pitched two clean innings with a strikeout.

The IronPigs scored a run in the second inning on Rodolfo Duran’s solo HR (5).  They tied the game with a run in the third on Jorge Bonifacio’s RBI double.  Bonifacio (.268) went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  Duran (.202) went 2-3 with a double, HR (5), and walk.  Daniel Brito (.291) went 0-5.  Bryson Stott (.248) went 1-3 with a double and walk. Madison Stokes (.266) went 1-4 with a double.

Jersey Shore (27-35) beat Brooklyn, 3-2.

Adam Leverett (1.56) opened with two scoreless, one-hit innings.  He walked none and struck out four.  Jhordany Mezquita (5.97) pitched with four one-hit innings but gave up 2 runs and walked two.  He struck out five.  Carlos Francisco (7.11) pitched one scoreless inning walking one.  Carlo Reyes (2-1, 4.22) pitched two scoreless innings, gave up 3 hits, walked one,  struck out three, and got the win.

The Blue Claws plated a run in the second inning on Jonathan Guzman’s solo HR (2).  They doubled their lead with a run in the fifth on Herbert Iser’s (.148) sac fly.  They retook the lead in the top of the ninth on Keaton Greenwalt’s RBI double.

The BlueClaws collected just 4 hits.  Logan O’Hoppe (.278) went 1-4 with a double.  Jhailyn Ortiz (,243) went 1-3 with a run scored and walk.  Jonathan Guzman (.161) went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, HR (2), 2 walks, and RBI.  Keaton Greenwalt (.188) went 1-4 with a double and RBI.  Casey Martin (.117) went 0-3 with a walk.

Clearwater (31-30) lost to Dunedin, 6-2.

Cristian Hernandez (2-4, 3.48) pitched four innings and gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.  He struck out three and gave up 3 solo HRs.  Rodolfo Sanchez (5.61) pitched 3.1 innings.  He gave up 2 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits and a walk.  He struck out ten.  (Yes! That was TEN in 3.1 IP.)  Brendan Bell (5.17) stranded one inherited runner and finished the 1.2 innings allowing no runs, 2 hits, one walk, and striking out four.

The Threshers scored a run in the fourth inning on Micah Yonamine’s RBI double.  They scored another run on an RBI single by Baron Radcliff.

Luis Garcia (.233) went 2-5.  Baron Radcliff (.177) went 2-4 with an RBI.  Micah Yonamine (.105) went 1-2 with a double, 2 walks, and an RBI.  Juan Aparicio (.220) went 0-1 with a run scored and 3 walks.  Jadiel Sanchez (.333) went 1-3 with a run scored and a walk.

FCL Phillies (5-5) no game scheduled.

DSL Phillies Red (0-2) and DSL Phillies White (0-2), no games scheduled.  Looks like their off days are Sundays and Wednesdays.

The Affiliate Scoreboard, the FCL Scoreboard, and the DSL Scoreboard.

Transactions – none.  Word of draft pick signings are truckling in, as well as NDFA signings.  None will be official until physicals are taken and passed.

16 thoughts on “Threshers’ and Affiliates’ Recap (7/14/2021)

  1. Have we talked enough about Yadiel Sanchez? Can he play CF or only the corners? He’s only 20 and hasn’t shown any power yet but he’s holding his average over 300 so he’s holding his own.
    Any chance Stokes is a late bloomer? He can play multiple positions and gas been hitting very well after a slow start.

    1. Madison Stokes is 25 at Reading, so he’s a little older than the average. He should be at Lehigh. Everyone hopes for a late bloomer but the problem is, most don’t pan out. Sure, you hope he’s the next Max Muncy or DJ LeMahieu but these guys were already in the bigs by age 24. And let’s just say Stokes makes it to Philadelphia at say age 26. Odds are, he won’t last long.

      As for Jadiel Sanchez, we’ll see if he’s added to the Phillies top 30 once MLBPipeline gets updated with the recent draft picks.

  2. One of my best friends, his son who I’ve been working with since he was 10 just got back from a showcase in AL. Charlie Evans who is committed to Winthrop and was ranked in the PA top 25 OF class coming into this season as a CF. He’s in the class of 2022.

    The cool story about Charlie are the guys he’s played with and against. Last season he was on the same team as Nick Bitsko. This past week he played against Elijah Green and made a diving catch on one of his line drives in the gap.

    That team also featured Druw Jone son of MLBer Andruw. Elijah was in RF Druw in CF. Charlie said nothing dropped out there and they lost the match-up 4-2

    Another MLBer floating around the complex was CC Sabathia. His son Carsten is a 6’4″ 205 LB corner IF and just finished his junior season.

    This tournament obviously was a circuit showcase for the class of 2022.

  3. Great stuff, DMAR, and wishing the young man the very best. Druw Jones is supposed to be one terrific player.

  4. Two comments on Moniak.

    Would there be more positive vibes on his skills if he was a late first round pick instead of 1-1? Always felt bad that he is a little of a victim of Phillies playing games with saving slot $ for later round picks

    Lastly, has anyone heard if his hitting struggles are specific to one area? Such as hitting off speed? Not strong enough? Gets himself our with poor pitch recognition? doesn’t know the strike zone?

    So badly want to see the young man succeed.

    1. I think you are spot on with that assessment Willie. I want to see him succeed as well but the odds against the 1-1 are typically overwhelming. Probably true for most sports.

      Only a handful of drafts will have such a generational talent.

      I’ve seen enough of his ABs to come to a conclusion that the swing is too long. And that’s not to say there aren’t guys that can’t be good hitters with a long swing. It does mean you have to be exceptional at reading spin out of the hand as well as have an elite understanding of the K zone

      or more or less the balls you can get to and the ones you can’t.

      1. DMAR….I recall Dutch once saying he had to modify his swing after a few years in the majors…and it worked

    2. For sure there would be less pressure if he wasn’t a #1 overall pick. However, being a #1 pick got him to Lehigh and the majors for a brief time with middling numbers.

      For Moniak, it’s pitch recognition. And he has a long swing which doesn’t help. How many times has he been fooled on an outside breaking pitch?

  5. I look at this farm system right now, and while I think there are a number of really good arms in different states of development, on the whole, this isn’t good. And there isn’t really even one hitter who is having a standout year in the entire system. Some good and solid years (Stott, Gutierrez, O’Hoppe and a few others are doing fine), yes, sure – a few. But no standout hitter. It’s staggeringly bad.

    1. I said this when I was looking at our hitting prospects this winter – where’s the future star hitter? Maybe some a guy or two will develop into that (Rojas?), but nobody is on track for that now – not even close.

      1. And what stands out even more is how many of these players are having horrible – I mean truly awful – seasons. Way more than is normal. Teams full of guys batting in the .100s and low .200s – and not just one team – it seems like it’s most of them.

        1. If it is any consolation……within the NL-East….if you look at the other four teams…and just pick their top three position players from Top 30 for each club, …other than the Mets with Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty…..most all are having subpar offensive seasons….even the Braves top three of Pache (.250-BA), Waters (.259-BA) and Shea Langeliers (.254-NA).are having down offensive years so far.

        2. Keep your eye on Yemal Flores…..5’11”, 206 lb OFer with some pop.
          Good compact size.
          Turns 18 this fall, so have to think he is pretty far away.

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