Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/27/2021)

The top teams went 0-4.  Clearwater also almost lost two players in a deadline deal.  Still might.  Abel didn’t pitch last night on his turn.  Lozano did.  He’s either two before or two after Abel.  I’ve no idea when he pitches again.  Hope it’s not Wednesday.

I’ve got to get up early, so this is going to be short and sweet.  Six more entries on the 60-day IL.

Lehigh Valley (32-41) lost to Rochester, 5-3.  Adonis Medina (5.48) made his first start since June 26th and pitched two innings allowing one hit and striking out three.  Darick Hall (.207) went 2-4 with an RBI.  Matt Vierling (.198) went 1-4 with an RBI.  New catcher Rodolfo Duran went 0-4.  Daniel Brito (.381) went 1-4 with an RBI.

Reading (29-44) lost to Somerset, 5-4.  Reassigned Rafael Marchan went 1-5 with a double.  Bryson Stott (.261) went 1-4.  Luke Miller (.208) went 2-4 with a 2-run HR (11).  Kyle Dohy pitched 1.1 innings, stranded 2 inherited runners, walked one, and struck out four.

Jersey Shore (32-41) lost to Brooklyn, 14-5.  Jhailyn Ortiz (.264) went 2-4 with a double and his 19th HR.

Clearwater (35-37) lost to Fort Myers, 7-1.  Casey Martin (.271) is back and went 0-4 from the leadoff spot.  The patchwork lineup collected three hits and scored their run on a fielding error.  (Note: Johan Rojas was placed on the 60-day IL.)

FCL Phillies (10-6) beat FCL Blue Jays, 6-1.  Gabriel Cotto (2-0, 0.00) pitched extremely well.  He tossed five, scoreless innings allowing 2 hits and 4 walks while striking out ten.  The Blue Jays’ batters couldn’t catch up to his fastball and consistently swung over his offspeed stuff.  Three of his four walks came when he had to pitch from the stretch.  The first two were four-pitch walks.  But, then he would settle down, kind of like he needed a batter to adjust to pitching from the stretch.  Edward Barboza (.318) went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a triple.  Felix Reyes (.267) went 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI.

DSL Phillies Red (3-7) lost to DSL Mets1, 8-1.

DSL Phillies White (6-4) beat DSL Mets2, 8-7 in eight innings.

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


7/27/2021 – Phillies activated RHP JD Hammer from the 10-day IL
7/27/2021 – Phillies optioned CF Mickey Moniak to Lehigh Valley
7/27/2021 – Reading sent 1B Brock Stassi on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
7/24/2021 – Clearwater placed CF Johan Rojas on the 60-day IL
7/24/2021 – FCL Phillies transferred LHP Riley Wilson from the 7- to the 60-day IL
7/24/2021 – FCL Phillies placed LHP Jaylen Smith on the 60-day IL
7/24/2021 – FCL Phillies placed RHP Dalvin Rosario on the 60-day IL
7/24/2021 – FCL Phillies placed SS Jamari Baylor on the 60-day IL
7/24/2021 – FCL Phillies placed SS Albert Jerez on the 60-day IL

23 thoughts on “Phillies Affiliates’ Recap (7/27/2021)

    1. Phillies have him playing CF lately, and he is athletic for a guy his size…he could be the biggest CFer in the minor leagues.

      1. Romus in all your years a phillies fan, Do you ever remember a worst farm system, We are making a case for guys like dohy who cant find the plate, the pitching is the worst i have ever seen

        1. Yea, what was the year justin defratus was or was in contention to be our #1 prospect?

        2. This is the worst the farm system has been since I started following it in 07 or 08.

    1. The minors don’t have a covid designation on the IL like the majors. There was a spike of positives at the Complex around the time the Drafted and NDFA players arrived. It is very likely that the 60-day IL could act as a placeholder for covid players so that they don’t count against the active roster limit. (That doesn’t really make sense at the FCL level, since roster size is not limited, but maybe it helps teams with the 180 stateside player limit.)

      Teams usually place a player on the 7-day IL which is the minimum a player must sit out before returning. Maybe a month later, if the injury warrants, the player would be switched to the 60-day IL. The fact that so many players went directly to the 60, and that Rojas was switched the same day he went onto the 7 jumps out to those who closely follow transaction logs.

      My guess (I do not know in this case) is that these are covid related. Placement on the 60 rather than the 7 allows them to be brought back within 7 days if they are on it for contract tracking or because they are asymptomatic. Note that Rojas’ roommate, Luis Garcia, hasn’t been put on a list although he has missed a few consecutive games.

      This is conjecture on my part.

    1. Still on board as Phillies …Mariners gave up Bins and Tejada for Anderson
      I am glad Abrahan G. is still around….at least until the next trade comes around.

    2. These two have only advanced to Low-A and are both Rule 5 eligible this December. Neither is likely to be protected. So, trading a couple of wild cards for a player who might have helped the Phillies is a good thing. While I hate to see any of our guys traded or released, that’s why players like this exist in an organization – to help the parent club.

      That said, I’m glad I’ll still get to watch them until …

  1. Is it a bad idea to get excited about what Dohy is doing in Reading? Especially considering the state of the Phillies bullpen? I know he had an issue with walks at LHV but that issue seems to be resolved.

    1. I do not think it is a bad idea….when he is on, with his slider even close to the zone…he is unhittable.
      His 19 innings pitched in Reading read like a Hader……..19 innings, 10 hits, 26 Ks and 9 BBs, with 2 HRs allowed
      His BB/9 metric is still not optimal but it is better than ever in the past..
      If I were another GM…I would try to pry him from the Phillies in a trade this week.

      1. After DD finds a SP to replace Matt Moore this week, I’d rather see Dohy in the Phillies BP than have to watch Moore thrown in there. Dohy looked excellent last night (97 w/funk). At the least, he might befuddle opposing hitters the first time through the league. At best, he’s permanently discovered something that helps with his control.

        1. And how about the SP Reading saw last night. What a name for a pitcher: Janson Junk. 😄

        2. In so many ways he’s like Alvarado tantalizing talent and stuff if it weren’t for the control issues

  2. Looks like Victor Vargas’ Triple A days are over…for now….will be watching to see how he does, hopefully this weekend on the mound at Clearwater again.

  3. I read that the Phillies are open to trading Spencer Howard. Assuming that it would be for relief pitching, wouldn’t the Phillies better off moving Howard to the pen permanently? And not trade him? If I remember this is what happened to Ryan Madson and Papelbon. Starters converted to the pen. Very successful careers.

    1. Yankees did it also with a guy named Mariano Rivera…..not even one save in his minor league career.

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