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Dave’s Clearwater Recap 22 March 2011

First off, apologies for not posting regularly.  While I had my iPad with the blogging app on it with me at the Complex several times, the combination of St. Patty’s Day, running into some old friends, cheap beer, and the lure of going swimming in the Gulf at 1:30 in the morning prevented me from spending nearly as much time as I typically do watching the goings-on at the Complex.  Here are a few things that I noted after my Day 1 post: Continue reading Dave’s Clearwater Recap 22 March 2011

Baseball America Top 100

Baseball America released its Top 100 today.  The Phils were well-represented:

#4–Domonic Brown

#39–Jonathan Singleton

#56–Brody Colvin

#70–Jarred Cosart

Among guy who have been traded, Kyle Drabek ranked #29, Travis D’Arnaud was #36, and Jonathan Villar was # 94.

EDIT–>While I’m at it, the Baseball Prospectus annual was just published (not sure if this will change online) and has Brown at #4, Colvin at #60, and Singleton at #63.  Drabek is the only former Phil at #14.

Hardball Times Top 10 Prospects

The Harball Times published its Phillies Top 10 today–usually a good source of major league info, but the inclusion of Villar on this list makes detracts from credibility on the minors side (as does the inclusion of Worley as a Top 10).  There are brief writeups on each guy on the site.

  1. Domonic Brown
  2. Jonathan Singleton
  3. Jarred Cosart
  4. Trevor May
  5. Brody Colvin
  6. Vance Worley
  7. Sebastian Valle
  8. J.C. Ramirez
  9. Jesse Biddle
  10. Domingo Santana

(Note:  THT corrected the list and removed Jonathan Villar–everyone slotted up one and Santana was added.)

New York-Penn League Top 20

Baseball America released its NYP Top 20 list today.  Cesar Hernandez (2B) is 9th, Domingo Santana 12th, and Aaron Altherr 15th.  One manager compares Hernandez to an “Alberto Callaspo / Erick Aybar type”, while the comments on Santana are what you’d expect–he’s still young, needs to improve contact rate, etc.  Comments on Altherr are similar to those in last week’s GCL roundup.

Gulf Coast League Top 20

Baseball America has begun its league-by-league Top 20 lists and published its Gulf Coast League list today.  Jesse Biddle (#7) and Aaron Altherr (#8) were the only Phils on the list.  They note command and mound presence as positives for Biddle with the need to develop consistency on his curve and change as the area for improvement.  Altherr is noted as a plus runner who may develop some power and as “solid” defensively in center.

Lakewood SAL Championship, Game 4 Wrap

Back-to-back, baby!  Lakewood finished off an historic season with a 4-2 win over Greenville to win their second straight SAL title while becoming the first SAL team to win a league title after winning their division in both halves of the season.  Sebastian Valle’s three-run jack in the fifth was the difference.  Jonathan Pettibone got the win and Josh Zeid (11 up, 12 down) picked up the save.  I’ll be back later in the week with a year-end wrap.

Boxscore Game Story

Asbury Park Press Game Story

Lakewood SAL Championship, Game 3 Wrap

Lakewood won a thrilling Game 3 on a walk-off single by Jeremy Barnes.  An excellent start by Brody Colvin who held Greenville in check on a run on three hits over five innings.  Kudos to a big-time clutch outing by Kyle Carr who came into a second and third, one-out jam in the seventh and struck out the two batters he faced.  Game 4 this afternoon at 4:05 with Jonathan Pettibone on the hill.  In the event Lakewood loses, another game will follow with Trevor May pitching.


Game Story

Lakewood SAL Championship, Game 2 Wrap

Lakewood defeated Greenville last night 6-1 to even the best of 5 SAL Championship series at a game apiece.  Good pitching by Julio Rodriguez and Josh Zeid and a 3-4 night by Jiwan James paced the ‘Claws.  And there was a bench-clearing brawl.  Game 3 Thursday night in Lakewood with Brody Colvin on the hill.  Links to the boxscore and a couple game stories:

Boxscore Game Story

Asbury Park Press Game Story