Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (8/10/2022)

Here are today’s results. 


Lehigh Valley (59-48) lost to the Charlotte Knights, 2-1.  Bailey Falter (1.91) pitched six, scoreless, one-hit innings walking two and striking out eight.  Sam Coonrod (10.50) pitched one inning and allowed a save-blowing run on 2 hits and a walk.  Jake Hernandez (3.31) pitched a scoreless inning allowing one hit and striking out one.  Scott Kingery (.206) went 2-4 with a double and run scored.  Jack Conley went 1-3 with an RBI and a walk in his Triple-A debut.  Dalton Guthrie (.281) went 1-4 and had an outfield assist.


Reading (45-58, 16-18) lost to the Harrisburg Senators, 8-2.  Bullpen game.  Erik Miller (2.36) pitched two scoreless innings allowing 2 hits, a walk, and striking out two.  Andrew Shultz (0.00) pitched one inning and was charged with 2 unearned runs on 3 hits and a walk.  Billy Sullivan (3.86) gave up a solo HR and a walk in one inning.  Kevin Vicuna (.259) went 2-4.  Vito Friscia (.248) went 2-3 with a double.  Aldrem Corredor (.233) went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Johan Rojas (.235) went 0-5.  Jhailyn Ortiz (.252) went 0-4.


Jersey Shore (39-65, 14-24) beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 4-1.  Rafael Marcano (1-3, 6.04) pitched five shutout innings allowing 2 hits and a walk striking out five.  Albertus Barber (1.46) gave up one run in two innings on 2 hits and a walk striking out three.  Brett Schutze (4.50) pitched a scoreless inning walking one and striking out two.  Jonathan Hughes (3.66) picked up his 6th save with a scoreless inning allowing a hit and a walk.  Baron Radcliff (.208) went 2-4 with a triple and 3 RBI.  Nicolas Torres (.179) went 2-4 with a triple.  Luis Garcia (.164), Ethan Wilson (.247), Kendall Simmons (.125) each went 0-4.


Clearwater (48-55, 13-25) beat the St. Lucie Mets, 5-2.  Gabriel Cotto (3-3, 4.57) pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks with 4 K.  Eiberson Castellano (3.51) pitched three shutout innings allowing one hit and striking out four.  Tristan Garnett (0.42) picked up his 2nd save striking out the side in his one inning.  Alexeis Azuaje (.279) went 3-5 with a triple and SB (13).  Lee Hao Yu (.284) went 3-5 with a double, SB (9), and 2 RBI.  Wilfredo Flores (.263) went 2-4 with a solo HR (3).


FCL Phillies (17-27) lost the completion of the suspended game from Tuesday, 9-3.  The second game lineup was almost completely new guys.  Manuel Urias (4.91) started and went two innings giving up one run on 4 hits with a K on Tuesday.  Wednesday’s pitchers didn’t fare any better.  Daniel Mejia (7.31) gave up 4 runs in one inning including 3 hit batters.  Giussepe Velasquez (9.82) gave up 3 runs (1 ER) in one inning.  And, Maikel Garrido (3.38) gave up one run in two innings.   Justin Crawford continued his debut going 0-1 with a HBP, 2 walks, and 3 SB.  Gustavo Sosa went 0-2 with a walk and RBI on a sacrifice fly.  Dakota Kotowski went 0-4 with 4 K.  Cole Moore went 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI.  Jordan Dissin went 0-2 with a HBP and walk.  Ty Penner went 0-2 with a walk.  Ezra Farmer went 0-3.  Bryan Rincon went 1-3 with 3 SB.  And, FCL veteran Nikau Pouaka-Grego (.276) went 1-2 with a walk.


DSL Phillies Red (30-18) beat the DSL Baltimore Black, 12-3, in the completion of a suspended game from July 21st.  Pedro Reyes started and faced one batter allowing a hit when the game was halted.  Fernando Ortega (4-3, 3.06) took over today and stranded the inherited runner and pitched five innings allowing 3 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits and 4 K.  Neyker Ibarra came off the DL to toss one inning allowing an unearned run on 2 hits and a walk.  Jesus Querales (0.54) pitched three shutout innings for his 6th save allowing 2 hits and striking out five.  Yemil Rosario (.213) went 2-5 with a triple, walk, and RBI.  Santiago Torres (.224) went 4-6 with 2 triples and 3 RBI.


DSL Phillies White (30-18) beat the DSL Brewers1, 5-3.  Ezequiel Ventura (2.48) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks with 4 K.  Alexis Garibaldi (0.69) pitched two, scoreless innings allowing one hit and 2 walks with 2 K.  Saul Alcala (1.80) pitched three innings allowing one unearned run on one hit and 4 K.  William Bergolla (.366) went 0-3 with a walk, sac, and RBI.


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Transactions

8/10/2022 – DSL Red activated LHP Neyker Ibarra from the 10-day IL
8/10/2022 – DSL White released RHP Miguelangel Rodriguez
8/10/2022 – Reading activated C Herbert Iser
8/10/2022 – C Herbert Iser assigned to Reading from Jersey Shore
8/06/2022 – Phillies released RHP Jeurys Familia

64 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (8/10/2022)

  1. Contrary to how many folks feel about Falter, I am glad he is still in the org and honestly believe he could be a solid #5 starter for the big club in the long haul. He’s had a few tastes of the big leagues and often times that’s all it takes to figure out what it is that needs to be adjusted or altered to gain a little more success at that highest level. There’s always a place for left-handers like this. Cole Irvin is a prime example of getting caught up in arguably this organization’s darkest days of player development and evaluation.

    1. Justin Crawford seems to have the ability to get on base. He has reached base 5 out 6 ABs, 3 walks and 2 HBP. Also has 4 SBs.

      1. Lol. HBP isn’t a skill. It is a reflection of how poor the command is for pitchers in rookie ball. Also I wouldn’t draw conclusions on a hitter after 6 PAs.

        1. Tell that to Edmundo Sosa. Dude gets hit more than Utley lol. Anyway too soon to say anything about Crawford but it’s a good start.

    2. Phillies spent $7M for a 2 month rental and let it be known Syndgard needs refinement to his offspeed pitch’s. Falter has shown his Mature Mound Presence, ability to compete with a 5-2 win record, giving his team a chance to Win. Help Falter refine his offspeed, not mention they got control of him. Phillies keep talking about Velo and pursue those FA or released players. Same story same result.

  2. If Falter keeps excelling, there could well be a place for him in the starting rotation next year. Will Thor, Gibson or Eflim be back

  3. Has there been a Gabriel Rincones sighting? The other college draftees have been playing for over a week but nothing from Rincones.

      1. Well I guess it doesn’t matter, but I would prefer he was injured at Phillies camp rather than being drafted injured. Not a good look if you draft a position player injured and immediately lose development time. He’ll be 22 by the time next season starts. Maybe he can make it to instructs.

    1. I don’t think Falter would be a better #5 than Gibson, even if cheaper, over the long term. Dombrowski will acquire a #3 in the winter. Is Falter really any more than organizational depth? I say no.

      1. I hear you, but . . .

        Everything you are saying about Falter is what most people were saying about Cole Irvin, except Falter has been a better minor league pitcher than Irvin was. Falter also has a crazy close release point to home plate that makes his pitches seem at least 2 MPH faster than they really are.

        To me, if you can, you keep Falter around. He’s a guy who could wake up one day and be an effective mid-rotation pitcher. And you don’t trade him if for no other reason than his trade value isn’t great.

        Don’t be surprised if Falter goes on to have a very nice big league career. He’s not our big three, but he’s a lot better than you think he is.

        1. That said, this team is trying to compete for a championship so you don’t mess around and I keep Falter around as the 6th option and for long relief until he shows he’s something more.

        2. Have to agree.
          Many are quick to judge.
          Falter, needs to get that experience, along with a comfort level when out there, and more so especially as a lefty
          IMO, he is a keeper, unless some GM wants him, but at a price the Phillies call, and want to give him up at, as the seller..

          1. Falter does good against AAA hitters, and holds his own against major league hitters. Just not flashy but he does give the team a fighting chance. The key for him is he has really good control limiting walks and such.

    1. Okay, that is literally impossible. I think maybe you mean he has two-game on base streak.

      1. He’s being cute meaning he was hit by pitch two games in a row. But he really just played in one game so far.
        How about the Braves? They’ve now brought up two mid season soaring prospects straight from double A? Of course, they’re both really good already.

        1. The most frustrating thing about them is that one is a third round pick and the other is an 11th round pick and both are like 21. The know how to pick and develop these guys. Our scouting/drafting team is nailing the pitching picks, but the hitters still lag way behind.

            1. Rixon Wingrove doesn’t get talked about much. I’ve seen him live and there is something to like there.

              22 at High A you’d like for him to be putting more balls over the wall but the ball is loud off his bat. I could see him developing into a 20+ HR guy with really good OBP metrics.

              An Aussie too…

    2. I almost don’t want to read anything about Crawford until he turns 22 LOL

      I once had a man crush on another Crawford picked in the 1st round here. I believed in him always all the way through. Saw him a ton at Trenton and knew he would be an MLBer.

      Obviously he got off track. Had some maturity issues and was being lead down a bad path by another prospect. Hard to believe he is 27 now.

      1. In 100 games at Seattle JP is hitting. 255 with 5 HRs and 28 RBI’S fielding % .967.
        Stott fielding at SS .983 but has 7 homers and 37 RBIs in 89 games. Batting .206 overall but .315 over last 30 days/23 games. Plus Segura is still with us and doing well.

        1. Denny I’m not lamenting the JP Crawford impasse. It was definitely a trade that needed to happen. Just saying I’m glad he made it to the MLB. I was a big fan watching him move through our system.

          I like to see our prospects move on and have success even if its for another team. And success doesn’t mean to me they have to become all-stars.

          There are guys from our system floating around carving out careers. Ruf, Irvin we mentioned him. Luke Williams etc…

          1. And the Phillies have benefitted from that same philosphy… or I guess luck..the ’08 Pjillies had Victorino and Werth who cut their teeth in other organizations and the Phillies let them prosper here in Philly.

  4. Lee Hao Yu, this guy is a hitting machine it seems.
    Compact at 210 lbs he just drives the ball
    Hope he can get some time at Hi-A before the season is a wrap.

    1. Lee Hao Yu might be our best position prospect right now. There’s a lot of potential there.

  5. Andrew Shultz’s whip really is concerning. He has great K rates but his BB% is very high and players seem to hit him too. I wonder if his elite velo fastball is easy to hit. Meaning it is straight or he doesn’t hide it well.

    A few years ago we had a relived who threw 100 mph and dominated in minors and got crushed in MLB. I forgot his name. But he couldn’t get MLB hitters out with 100 mph because it was arrow straight.

    1. BJ Rosenberg?

      Schultz just got to AA and started horribly in Hi-A before going through a dominant stretch. Let’s see if he adjusts to the higher level before worrying.

      1. No, not Rosenberg. I am thinking of someone else. Can’t recall his name (ugh old age), but he regularly threw 100. Came up to the show a few times and got crushed. arrow straight velo.

      1. Relievers mentioned were Jake Diekman and Ken Giles.

        Maybe you are referring to Philippe Aumont?

    2. I don’t know if you’ve seen video of him yet, V1. But this is from the middle of his hot streak with Jersey Shore. Doesn’t really hide the ball. Isn’t a whole lot of control, let alone command. But he throws hard and the slider is tight. I wonder if maybe this offseason if they try to tweak something in his mechanics to give him a little more deception after having a full season coming off Tommy John.

      1. oh, wow….I hadn’t seen that. now I get it. yeah, he really shows the ball early and leaves it out there. no deception at all…yeah, that will not work against MLB hitters. thanks for sharing Mitch. p.s. I love your twitter feed. always great video content. thank you.

      2. Deception aside, his pitches are not straight at all. The last one for the K, was that another slider or a variation of a curve? Had nice drop out of the zone movement. Perhaps it’s the same pitch as the two others that wound up in the dirt but he just had better command the 3rd time through. That wind up will need some work so that the grip can’t be deciphered pre-release.

      1. Yes!!! Scott Mathieson. Exactly whom I was thinking about. He mowed through minor leaguers with that 100 mph heater, but MLB hitters crushed him.

        1. Mathieson hurt his elbow and that sent him sideways. Like Jonathan Pettibone, if Mathieson could have stayed healthy he might have developed into something. But this is why you can never have enough pitching prospects. So much can go wrong.

        2. I think I was actually at his MLB debut against the Rays. He got lit up like a Christmas Tree.

          I could be mistaken if someone wants to fact check that. I’m too lazy…

          And yes while he did have TJ issues he came back from that throwing 100 when it was rare to see.

            1. My memory is still holding pretty good Romus. I haven’t looked at the link yet but I think my wife got that game for me it was our anniversary June 17. I don’t recall the year but I do remember having great seats in RF and Rocco Baldelli hitting a HR a few sections over to our right. More towards CF

              I don’t really remember much else about that game LOL

          1. Mathieson ended up having a really nice career out of the bullpen in Japan after leaving the Phillies. Posted a 2.46 ERA in 8 seasons with a ton of strikeouts.

  6. I saw Irvin pitch in Norwich and Hartford. I kept shouting his praises. Some on the site voiced that he was a “soft tosser”. Can’t argue with that. Thought he was a little like Glavine: good control, smart, but didn’t throw as hard. His first start in MLB was a shutout of KC. In his next start, he gave up a late 3 run HR and some said he stunk. They exiled him for a bag of balls to a team that had “nothing to lose”. That’s what will happen to Falter. He’ll go to a team that will be patient and he’ll be a back end starter for years.

    Young pitchers (and position players) have a hard time getting their feet in Philly. It is a very unforgiving place to play. We fans are demanding and impatient. A guy like Falter needs to be put into the rotation and allowed to find his way. They wouldn’t do it with Irvin so what makes anyone believe they will do it with Falter? Irvin has his flaws but with a team like the A’s, he has been allowed to thrive even if it’s as a mid rotation starter. I only hope that this team gives Falter a chance to show what he has starting in spring training.

    1. Given that they want to make the playoffs, I can’t really fault what they’ve done with Falter (no pun intended). But there is a lot of pitching on the way, so if Falter wants to progress, he’s going to have to elbow his way in there. That’s what happens on teams with a lot of talent. You have to outdo the competition in the organization to get time on the field, which is a good thing.

    2. I think a lot of what you are saying for our young guys has been true in recent past. I think they often thought they were competing when reality was they weren’t.

      But Irvin is probably doing as well as he is maybe because those western parks are more pitchers parks. Who knows but those guys are easy to find. I wouldn’t say Ranger throws gas comparatively speaking.

      or maybe not who knows. I’m still not losing sleep over losing him.

      1. Cole Irvin is having a weird season. His home/road splits are worlds apart. He’s given up 2 Hrs in 11 home starts and 12 in 9 road starts with an ERA almost 3 runs per game higher on the road.

        Funniest part is that’s he’s owned the Astros this year with 4 starts and a 2.19 ERA.

        1. Something about those lefties and their ability to stick around. Like you said Guru even if you never get that big contract if you can get 10 yrs of service time the pension is really nice…

          The league minimum is pretty nice too

          I spent a weekend with Zach Dukes dad and uncle watching the series opener when he got to the White Sox and that’s all they talked about. I think that was 2014.

  7. Dalton Guthrie another Luke Williams maybe?

    OF assist meaning they are playing him in other positions. Its funny to say long in the tooth about a 26 y/o but he’s showing some really good maturity as a hitter in AAA. 20 2Bs 56Ks to 19 BBs

    Not too shabby

    1. You have to try everything you can to get to the bigs to earn service time. But if he’s following the Luke Williams path, he won’t be playing for the Phillies for long.

  8. DMAR – I asked about Guthrie earlier. I remember watching him play SS in the CWS for I believer it was Texas. The Phillies moved him off of SS and then totally out of the IF. He has done well this year hitting and mainly playing CF. However, there is no way we’ll ever see him in red pinstripes. He’ll probably get his chance next season in another uniform.

    1. I’ve never seen him play Ciada but hope he gets a shot somewhere he could be a useful bench piece for a rebuilding club.

      I remember his dad pitching pretty well for a couple of clubs. I think first the Orioles

        1. Haha is that the guy that sings city of new orleans? The folky guy…

          His dad was Jeremy wasn’t it…

    2. He played SS on the University of Florida’s 2017 national championship team, which included 2021 NL rookie of the year Jonathan India.

  9. Pitcher WAR accounts for park factors and it even accounts for the quality of opposition faced. Those are already factored in. So, no, a pitcher can’t put up 4.5 WAR (which is what Cole Irvin is on pace for) by pitching on the West Coast or having easier competition.

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