Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (8/18/2022)

Here are today’s results.

Lehigh Valley (62-52) lost to the Buffalo Bisons, 5-4.  Cristopher Sanchez (3.50) pitched four innings and gave up 2 runs (one earned) on 4 hits, one walk, and 4 K.  Rafael Marchan (.247) was activated from the IL and went 0-4.  Will Toffey (.258) went 2-3 with a triple, HR (7), and 3 RBI.  

Reading (50-61, 21-21) lost to the Portland Sea Dogs, 3-1.  Bullpen game, Andrew Shultz (0.00) contributed a clean inning with one K.  Johan Guzman (.172) went 3-4.

Jersey Shore (43-68, 18-28) beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks, 3-2.  Kyle Glogoski (1-4, 3.10) went 5-2 innings for his first win allowing 2 runs (one earned) on 3 hits, one walk, and 10 K.  Jared Carr (.217) went 3-3.

Clearwater (50-59, 15-29) v. the Daytona Tortugas postponed, inclement weather

FCL Phillies (22-29) split a doubleheader with the FCL Yankees, winning 8-6 in 8 innings and losing 3-2.

Game One:  Felix Reyes (.239) went 2-4 with a triple and 3 RBI.  Bryan Rincon (.167) went 1-3 with a walk and a 3-run HR his first as a professional.  Yhoswar Garcia made a rehab start and went 1-3 with 2 SB and a CS.

Game Two:  Justin Crawford (.261) went 1-3 with a walk.

DSL Phillies Red (35-20) beat the DSL Giants Black, 2-1.  Pedro Reyes (3-0, 1.37) pitched five, one-run innings allowing 4 hits, 2 walks, and 5 K.  Marco Soto (.313) went 2-4.

DSL Phillies White (35-19) v. the DSL Brewers2, suspended trailing 2-1.

The Affiliate Scoreboard


8/18/2022 – Phillies placed RF Bryce Harper on the 60-day IL
8/18/2022 – Phillies placed OF Brandon Marsh on the 10-day IL retroactive to 8/17, left ankle sprain
8/18/2022 – Phillies claimed CF Bradley Zimmer off waivers from Toronto
8/18/2022 – Lehigh Valley activated RF Jorge Bonifacio off the Development List
8/18/2022 – Lehigh Valley activated C Rafael Marchan from the 7-day IL
8/18/2022 – Clearwater sent CF Yhoswar Garcia on a rehab assignment to FCL Phillies
8/17/2022 – Reading transferred RHP Mike Adams to the Development List

20 thoughts on “Phillies’ Affiliates Recap (8/18/2022)

  1. Welcome back Y Garcia, he’s been out a long time.
    Lots of guys with great stats on the DSL teams. Legit or weak competition? I guess we won’t know until they come over next year.

        1. Somewhere in the ‘A’ level…independent leagues usually have a wide variety of talent-level players I believe.

      1. I’m not looking at team stats, they’re meaningless to me but there are some very good individual hitters and pitchers stats there.

        1. They are not team stats….they are individual stats……all the the leaders.
          Open the links and look for yourself.
          Phillies Red and Wjite payers are not even listed among the leaders in many categories….be it AVE//OPS/OBP/HR

        2. Phillies hitters in the DSL are doing very poorly.
          Average….34th….Marco Soto….307
          OBP………..69th…Aroon escobar…..389
          OPS……….75th….Raylin Heredia….803
          HR………..94th……Aroon Escobar….3
          Not sure what they can to improve the hitters…perhaps it is talent level, perhaps instructional deficiencies.

          1. This is a BIG system-wide problem.

            It’s so bad that people think Johan Rojas is doing well. Look, I’m not saying he’s not talented or has no future, but he’s not doing well for a top prospect.

            1. It is baffling to say the least.
              Teams like the Mets and Braves roll out prospects from their farm systems to the majors regularly…Phillies have to get hitters thru free-agency most of the times.
              Stott and Bohm first rounders seem to be good selections.
              And, Phillies have changed key farm personnel quite often over the last decade, something has to give at some point.

            2. Well, Romus, I hear you and agree with you.

              This team has been dreadful at turning out hitters (and also pitchers) for at least 15 years now (since I’ve been on the site – yeah, you can blame it all on me – lol).

              However, they have done a great job with the pitching over the last 3 years (not good, great) and, by my estimation, are getting some of the best pitching coaching in the majors. Caleb Cotham is the MAN. Nobody ever mentions him here but he’s almost a miracle worker.

              Anyway, let’s see how they do over the next few years with the hitting. What bothers me more than the results is the draft philosophy over the last few years – they seem to be so focused on pure athleticism that they overlook the fact that the point is to actually hit the baseball. Hopefully, they can figure this out the way they’ve figured out the pitching .

    1. Unless they got big bonuses (i.e Will Bergolla), we won’t know who’s legit or not until they come stateside. Jean Cabrera was the pitcher of the year last season for the Phillies in the DSL, and he’s having a much tougher go this season at Clearwater.

      1. i don’t know anything about Cabrera, Guru, but fundamentally I would think pitchers with excellent control and ground ball pitchers would have better success as they progress than pure strike-out pitchers. That is the reason I have always been extraordinarily optimistic about Ranger S’s chances of being an excellent MLB pitcher. Cabrera walk rate of more than 5 per 9 innings this year is far less encouraging.

        1. The original question was that we really don’t how good the players in the DSL really are. For me, I don’t even bother looking at DSL numbers. They need to show it stateside. Cabrera was walking 1.7 in the DSL and is now walking 5.4 at Clearwater. That’s a huge jump.

  2. Saw that Ortiz made his ninth error yesterday. How does a right fielder make nine errors in 110 games?

  3. Watching Cubs-Brewers game on MLB Network….hear a familiar voice explaining nuances of the pitching and hitting……then realize….it is good ole Joe Girardi.

    1. Romus, as you know better than most, to be a successful hitter in MLB you probably have to get a hit more than 26 out of every 100 times. However, if you want to get married you only have to find one person to think you are a good match.

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