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Around the System–Relief Pitching

Lehigh Valley

Pedro Beato, 31, Re-Signed as a free agent in 2018; 15 games, 0-0 with a 2.30ERA; 11SV; 15.2IP 7H 5BB 18K; 0.76WHIP; 2.9BB/10.3K per 9; .191 vs LHH; .090 vs RHH; .095 with runners on base; Beato continues to be outstanding for Lehigh Valley and recently became the ‘Pigs all time leader in saves.

Zac Curtis, 25, Signed as a free agent in 2017; 9 games, 0-1 with a 3.48ERA; 10.1IP 7H 5BB 12K; 1.16WHIP; 4.4BB/10.5K per 9; .167 vs LHH; .243 vs RHH; .206 with runners on base; Curtis has thrown generally well however like in the majors, the walks have presented a problem.

Austin Davis, 25, Phils 12th round pick in 2014; 13 games, 0-1 with a 3.00ERA; 18IP 12H 6BB 25K; 1.00WHIP; 3.0BB/12.5K; .222 vs LHH, .178 vs RHH; .286 with runners on base; Davis has pitched very well and it placing himself on the Phils radar screen as a LOOGY.

Brandon Leibrandt, 25, Phils 6th round pick in 2014; 8 games (3 starts); 2-0 with a 0.00ERA; 23IP 12H 3BB 12K; 0.65WHIP; 1.2BB/4.7K per 9; .105 vs LHH, .169 vs RHH; .050 with runners on base.  Damn!

Hoby Milner, 27, Phils 7th round pick in 2012; 8 games for LV; 0-0 with a 2.00ERA; 9IP 5H 3BB 7K; 0.89WHIP; 3.0BB/7.0K per 9; .231 vs LHH, .185 vs RHH; After an inconsistent first few weeks with the Phils, Milner was sent down and generally thrown well for LV.

Jake Thompson, 24, Acquired from Texas in 2015; 5 games (3 starts) for LV; 0-1 with a 9.00ERA; 14IP 20H 9BB 12K; 2.07WHIP; 5.8BB/7.7K per 9; .378 vs LHH, .271 vs RHH; Thompson has been consistently hit around, whether it be with the Phils or ‘Pigs this year.

Tom Windle, 26, Acquired from Dodgers in 2015; 14 games, 2-1 with a 3.57ERA; 17.2IP 13H 5BB 20K; 1.02WHIP; 2.5BB/10.2K per 9; .125 vs LHH, .220 vs RHH; .222 with runners on base; After generally failing to impress over the last two years in the organization, WIndle has thrown quite well this season.

Reading

Tommy Bergjans, 25, Acquired from Dodgers in 2016; 3 games between Reading and Clearwater; 0-0 with a 2.25ERA; 4IP 4H 2BB 0K.

Trevor Bettencourt, 23, Phils 25th round pick in 2016; 11 games, 1-0 with 3.18ERA; 17IP 14H 9BB 18K; 1.35WHIP; 4.8BB/0.5K per 9; .222 vs LHH, .229 vs RHH; Bettencourt was throwing relatively well before being placed on the DL 10 days ago.  He was being used in high leverage situations;

Ranfi Casimiro, 25, SIgned as a free agent in 2010; 12 games between Lehigh Valley and Reading; 3-1 with a 5.40ERA; 16.2IP 20H 11BB 11K; 1.86WHIP; 5.9BB/5.9K per 9; .360 vs LHH, .256 vs RHH; Very mediocre thus far

Joe DeNato, 26, Phils 19th round pick in 2014; 3 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 3.2IP without giving up an ER; 3BB 4K.

Edgar Garcia, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 14 games; 0-1 with a 0.41ERA; 22IP 9H 11BB 24K; 0.90WHIP; 4.5BB/9.8K per 9; .167 vs LHH, .079 vs RHH; After a very average ’17 in CLearwater, Garcia has been lights out thus far in ’18. Continue reading Around the System–Relief Pitching

Around the System–Starting Pitching

Lehigh Valley

Enyel De Los Santos, 22, Acquired from San Diego in 2018; 4 starts; 4-0 with an 0.84ERA; 32.1IP 24H 13BB 39K; .203 opp avg; 1.13WHIP; 3.6BB/10.9K per 9; .184 vs LHH; .217 vs RHH; Has been outstanding this season after being acquired in the Freddy Galvis deal.

Jacob Waguespack; 23, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 7 games (6 starts) between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 0-3 with a 5.23ERA; 31IP 35H 17BB 31K; .280 opp avg; 1.68WHIP; 4.9BB/9.0K per 9; Has flip flopped between Reading and LV whenever an extra starter has been needed and has done a serviceable job in a difficult role.

Tom Eshelman, 23, Acquired from Houston in 2015; 7 starts; 1-3 with a 6.87ERA; 36.2IP 57H 14BB 32K; 7HR allowed; .358 opp avg; 1.94WHIP; 3.4BB/7.9K per 9; .378 vs LHH; .341 vs RHH; 7 HR allowed; Eshelman started the season on the verge of breaking through to the big club and has seemingly forgotten how to pitch through the first 6 weeks.  After holding the opposition to a .227 average last season in AAA, something is amiss.

Cole Irvin, 23, Phils 5th round pick in 2016; 7 starts; 3-1 with a 3.21ERA: 42IP 34H 11BB 37K; .224 opp avg; 1.07WHIP; 2.4BB/7.9K per 9; .139 vs LHH, .250 vs RHH; It quickly putting himself on the forefront of the radar screen, especially with his left arm.

Ben Lively, 26, Acquired from Cincinnati in 2014; Has made one start for Lehigh Valley and did not allow an ER in 5IP.  Sent down after coming off the DL in Philly.  Was 0-2 with a 6.85ERA for the Phils before getting injured.

 

Reading

Harold Arauz, 22, Acquired from Houston in 2015; 7 starts; 3-1 with a 4.34ERA; 37.1IP 35H 11BB 33K; .254 opp avg; 1.23 WHIP; 2.7BB/8.0K per 9; .267 vs LHH; .238 vs RHH; Arauz has been a tick above average through the  early going.

Elneiry Garcia, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 4 starts; 0-3 with a 5.57ERA; 21IP 27H 10BB 12K; .297 opp avg; 1.76WHIP; 4.3BB/5.1K per 9; .385 vs LHP; .282 vs RHP; The results have not been pretty this season for Garcia.

Franklyn Kilome, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 6 starts, 1-1 with a 5.74ERA; 26.2IP 26H 12BB 34K; .263 opp avg; 1.43WHIP; 4.1BB/11.5K per 9; .381 vs LHH, .175 vs RHH; Kilome needs to learn how to be effective on those nights when he doesn’t have his best stuff.  Walks have really hurt him and has not been able to get out left handed hitters

JoJo Romero, 21, Phils 4th round pick in 2016; 7 starts; 0-4 with a 6.38ERA; 36.2IP 43H 19BB 31K; .291 opp avg; 1.69WHIP; 4.7BB/7.6K per 9; .206 vs LHH, .316 vs RHH; 6HR allowed; Romero was(is) a guy I have huge hopes for in 2018.  His walk rate has spiked, K rate has dropped and is giving up the homerun ball.  His fastball is down a couple of ticks and I wonder whether he is hurting..? Continue reading Around the System–Starting Pitching

Around the System–Middle Infield

Lehigh Valley

Dean Anna, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .245/.319/.283 in 106AB; 0HR 10RBI; 2/5SB; 8%BB/10%K; 29 games at SS with 3 errors (.972); .297 vs LHP; .217 vs RHP; .195 in May; Approaching 4000 minor league AB, Anna is the consummate AAAA player who is fundamentally sound and provide a good days work.

Trevor Plouffe, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .208 in 48AB; 0HR 3RBI; 7 games at 2B without an error; 3 games at 1B without an error; Plouffe was a nice early season pick up for the ‘Pigs.  Provides good depth at multiple positions and has over 3000 major league plate appearances.

Heiker Meneses, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .186 in 52AB between Reading and LV; 0HR 2RBI; 12 games at 2B with 1 error (.982); 5 games at SS without an error; Competent in the field, really struggling with the bat

Alexei Amarista, 29, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .263/.310/.389 in 38AB; 0HR 5RBI; 9 games at 2B with 1 error (.970); 2 games at SS without an error; Amarista was expected to play just about every day for the ‘Pigs but has spent a majority of the season on the DL until recently.

Reading

Brandon Bednar, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .279 in 43AB; 1HR 5RBI; 12 games at 2B with 2 errors (.949); Missed a couple of weeks before rejoining the Fightins in early May.

Emmanuel Marrero, 25, Phils 7th round pick in 2014; Hitting .196 in 57AB; 0HR 7RBI; 2SB; 11 games at 2B with 1 error; 3 games at SS with 1 error; AFter a decent ’17 in CLearwater, has seen very limited playing time this season and has struggled.

Malquin Canelo, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .259/.328/.464 in 112AB; 4HR 9RBI; 4SB; 9%BB/25%K; 26 games at SS with 8 errors (.939); 4 games at 2B with 1 error; .333 vs LHP; .245 vs RHP; .231 in May; Solid beginning for Canelo who is beginning his 7th minor league season with the Phils org Continue reading Around the System–Middle Infield

Around the System–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Joey Meneses, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .356/.398/.563 in 87AB; 3HR 13RBI; 6%BB/16%K; .382 vs LHP; .340 vs RHP; .441 in May; 24 games at 1B with 1 error (.994); 1 game in the OF without an error; Meneses has been Lehigh Valley’s most productive hitter in the early going and a very pleasant surprise.

Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .288/.413/.510 in 104AB; 5HR 15RBI; 17%BB/26%K; .263 vs LHP; .303 vs RHP; .258 in July; 30 games at 3B with 4 errors (.951); 2 games at 1B without an error; Walding re-signed with the Phils as a minor league free agent and has shown a good deal of growth, particularly in the area of plate discipline.  He has been excellent with the bat and very good in the field.

Matt McBride, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .167 in 42AB; 2HR 6RBI; 8 games at 1B with 1 error (.981); 6 games caught with 1 error; Not much to speak of thus far for McBride who has come home to play what may be his last professional season

Reading

Kyle Martin, 25, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .197/.293/.368 in 76AB; 3HR 12RBI; 7%BB/22%K; .200 vs LHP; .197 vs RHP; .158 in May; 20 games at 1B without an error; Martin has continued his ’17 struggles with Reading where he hit .193 right into 2018.  His leash may be short with the draft upcoming and Darick Hall knocking on the Reading door.

Zach Green, 24, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012; .293/.348/.585 in 82AB; 6HR 18RBI; 1SB; 6%BB/36%K; .278 vs LHP; .297 vs RHP; .393 in May; 11 games at 1B with 4 errors (.962); 5 games at 3B with 1 error; Green has actually hit much better on the road than home, taking away the argument that his production is FirstEnergy related.  Still striking out a ton, but has been very productive for the FIghtins.

Damek Tomscha, 26, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; ,323/.410/.535 in 99AB; 5HR 13RBI; 11%BB/14%K; 26 games at 3B without an error; .333 vs LHP; .321 vs RHP; .367 in May; Tomscha has had one of the best starts in the organization this season; The one thing he does not have going for him is his age.  I am hoping he gets a look at LV mid-season. Continue reading Around the System–Corner Infield

Around the System–Outfielders

Lehigh Valley

Collin Cowgill, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .179/.220/.268 in 56AB; 1HR 7RBI; 1SB; 11%BB/35%K; .250 vs LHP; .107 vs RHP; .107 last 10 games; 13 games in the OF without an error; It hasn’t been pretty thus far for Cowgill who has played sparingly.

Dylan Cozens, Soon to be 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .267/.363/.514 in 105AB; 7HR 18RBI; 7SB; 13%BB/38%K; .182 vs LHP; .306 vs RHP; .289 last 10 games; 29 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist; Improving and impressive walk rate and offensive production to go with the typically high K rate

Danny Ortiz, 28, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .273/.311/.485 in 99AB; 6HR 17RBI; 0SB; 6%BB/23%K; .273 vs LHP; .273 vs RHP; .257 last 10 games; 16 games in the OF with 1 error; 2 OF assists; Ortiz has been a solid addition to the ‘Pigs lineup

Andrew Pullin, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .183/.247/.310 in 71AB; 1HR 8RBI; 1SB; 8%BB/32%K rates; .056 vs LHP; .226 vs RHP; .273 last 10 games; Coming on a bit as of late but an abysmal beginning to ’18.

Roman Quinn, 25, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .289/.340/.444 in 90AB; 2HR 11RBI; 11SB; 7%BB/20%K; .250 vs LHP; .310 vs RHP; .282 last 10 games; 22 games in the OF with 2 errors and 2 assists; Quinn has been doing exactly what you would hope to get himself back in the majors. Notably, he has been out of the lineup the last 3 games.

Reading

Zach Coppola, 24, Phils 13th round pick in 2015; .234/.339/.245; 0HR 6RBI; 7/12SB; 14%BB/17%K; .294 vs LHP; .221 vs RHP; .171 last 10 games; 25 games in the OF with 3 errors and 3 OF assists; Coppola has struggled over the last several weeks and also made some uncharacteristic flubs in the field.

Jan Hernandez, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .347/.273/.458 in 72AB; 1HR 8RBI; 2/4SB; 5%BB/24%K; .353 vs LHP; .345 vs RHP; .419 last 10 games; 21 games in the OF with 4 errors; 1 OF assist; Hernandez’s transition to the OF from 3B has not been without issue.  That said, he is swinging the bat very well.

Cornelius Randolph, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2015; .182/.247/.261 in 88AB; 1 HR 6RBI; 1SB; 7%BB/24%K; .217 last 10G; .214 vs LHP; .176 vs RHP; 20 games in the OF with 2 errors and 2 OF assists; Randolph has been non existent offensively. Continue reading Around the System–Outfielders

Lehigh Valley Report

A frigid first week of the season weather wise for the ‘Pigs who came out of it, 2-3 with their win over Scranton last night.  They currently sit in 4th place of the Northern DIvision of the International League, 1.5 games out of first place. With their 2-0 win last night, the ‘Pigs snapped a three game losing streak.  The ‘Pigs open their home schedule tonight with four games against Louisville.

–Five IronPigs pitchers combined on the shutout last night (Thompson,Leibrandt, Casimiro, Curtis, Beato)

–P Enyel De Los Santos (acquired in the Freddy Galvis deal) made his first IL start on Tuesday giving up a lone run across 5IP.  De Los Santos struck out 7 in his five innings.

–P Drew Anderson was placed on the DL yesterday after being diagnosed with a strained forearm.  Jake Thompson, who was optioned to Lehigh Valley on Sunday, made the start in place of Anderson.

–P Brandon Leibrandt is being transitioned into a relief pitcher, and has thrown well throwing 4.2 scoreless in his first two outings of the year.

–SS Alexei Amarista was signed as a free agent by Lehigh Valley in late March and has hit safely in all 4 of his games with the IronPigs.

–The ‘Pigs are really struggling with the stick in their first five games, hitting just .201, however hitters have drawn 25 walks ranking third in the IL.

–Closer Pedro Beato has converted 15 straight save opportunities going back to last year, including his first two this season.

–After a very good Spring Training with the big club, Jesmuel Valentin has started the season 0-13.

–LHP Cole Irvin was very impressive in his AAA debut, going 5IP and giving up just a run on four hits, while tying his career high of 10K’s.

–OF Andrew Pullin is hitless in his last 14AB after singling in his first AB of 2018

–Phillies minor league clubs currently are 5-18 on the season.

‘Pigs Probables:  Fri: Eshelman; Sat: Irvin; Sun: De Los Santos;  Mon: Thompson

Report Card–Outfield, CW, REA and LV

Lehigh Valley

Cam Perkins, 26, Phils 6th round pick in 2012; .288/.374/.447 in 257AB; 7HR 27RBI; 3SB; 10%BB/16%K; For Phils: .174/.232/.267 in 86AB; 61 games in the OF with 4 errors and 3 OF assists; 4 games at 1B without an error; Perkins continued to be a plus hitter and fielder at the AAA level but it did not translate to the majors in Perkins time with the big club this season.  Perkins can be a competent #5 major league outfielder but I believe with the talent coming through the OF, he just as likely could be DFA’d in the offseason.  Grade: B-

Roman Quinn, 24, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; .274/.344/.389 in 175AB; 2HR 13RBI; 10SB; 9%BB/25%K; 44 games in the OF with 4 errors, 2 OF assists; I am at a loss for words on Quinn but Ill try.  Another season cut significantly short by injury; When healthy (and that is almost never), he is a true talent.  He hasn’t played a game since May.  Grade: D-; 2018: Quinn is a guy the Phils are more than likely afraid to remove from the 40 because they will lose him because his upside is tremendous.  He will likely stick around one more year to prove his health.

Andrew Pullin,23, Phils 5th round pick in 2012; .272/.327/.488 in 504AB; 20HR 69RBI; 5SB; 6%BB/17%K; For LV: .231/.280/.412 in 238AB; 6HR 23RBI; 20%K; 95 games in the OF with 3 errors, 2 OF assists; Pullin moved up to Lehigh Valley after raking for parts of the last two seasons in Reading and the AAA numbers were mediocre in the half season up with the ‘Pigs.  Grade: B-; 2018: Pullin is Rule 5 eligible if not added to the 40.  I don’t think he will be added, nor do I think he will be selected in the Rule 5.  2018: Lehigh Valley

Herlis Rodriguez, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .249/.314/398 in 357AB between Clearwater, Reading and LV; 11HR 34RBI; 10SB; .216/.259/.318 in 148AB with LV; 3%BB/24%K; 77 games in the OF with 3 errors, 7 OF assists; 6 games at 1B without an error; Rodriguez played well at Clearwater but them slumped in Lehigh Valley.  The Phils likely wanted to see Rodriguez get some significant playing time in against high level competition as unless he is added to the 40 man roster, he will become a minor league free agent.  I think it very unlikely he is added to the 40 man.  Grade: C

Dylan Cozens, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2012; .210/.301/.418 in 476AB; 27HR 75RBI; 8SB; 11%BB/36%K rates; .194 vs LHP; .217 vs RHP; .165 last 30 days; .151/.273/.283 Post All Star Game with a 44%K rate; 109 games in the OF with 4 errors and 9 OF assists; Regress is too diplomatic a term to describe what happened to Cozens during the second half of the season.  The numbers are mind bogglingly (is that a word?) poor.  His power potential and athleticism rank at the top of the Phils prospects but any semblance of long term success is a real question mark.  Grade: D; 2018: Lehigh Valley

Carlos Tocci, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .294/.346/.381 in 482AB; 3HR 52RBI; 4/9SB; 6%BB/15%K; For LV: Hit .189 in 53AB; 123 games in the OF with 2 errors; 8 OF assists; Tocci had an excellent season in Reading before struggling in the last month of the season for Lehigh Valley; Tocci will never hit for power but did a nice job hitting for average and knocked in 50+ with is a nice number for Tocci.  His fielding remains outstanding.  Grade: B+; 2018: I hope to see Tocci on the 40 man and in Lehigh Valley Continue reading Report Card–Outfield, CW, REA and LV

Report Card, Outfield–GCL, WIlliamsprt and Lakewood

Lakewood

Adam Haseley, 21, Phils 1st round pick in 2017; .284/.357/.405 between GCL, WP and Lakewood in 215AB; 3HR 28RBI; 6SB; 9%BB/18%K; Hit .258 for Lakewood in 18 games; 49 games in the OF with 1 error and 1 OF assist; Many expected Haseley to immediately start his career in Clearwater but it didn’t happen that way.  He produced for both GCL and Williamsport as expected and was coming around for Lakewood at the end of a very long year for Haseley; Grade: B; 2018: CLearwater

Mickey Moniak, 19, Phils 1st round pick in 2016; .236/.284/.341 in 466AB; 5HR 44RBI; 11/18SB; 6%BB/23%K; .179 vs LHP; .255 vs RHP; .145 last 30 days; 115 games in the OF with 3 errors; 7 OF assists; The expectations for Moniak have to be weighed against expectations for the #1 overall pick in the draft (as he was), and with that said, it was a pretty ugly year.  There were signs of his true talent which would appear and then disappear for prolonged periods.  The “its a long season” adage was trumpeted by those in the organization over and over again in protecting Moniak, who was playing full season ball for the first time professionally.  That said, he was held out of 30 games for a variety of reasons, including rest.  Moniak hit just .201 after the all star break, striking out 24% of the time.  His work against lefties was miserable.  Lets hope the early season Moniak gets extended into July, August and further next season; Grade: D; 2018: Lakewood

David Martinelli, 22, Phils 6th round pick in 2016; .205/.258/.328 in 302AB; 6HR 26RBI; 4SB; 7%BB/28%K; .197 vs LHP; .207 vs RHP; .132 last 30 days; 90 games in the OF with 1 error; 5 OF assists; Little production from Martinelli who struggled equally against all forms of pitching.  His high draft status may keep him around for one more year but he is on the fence.  Grade: D Continue reading Report Card, Outfield–GCL, WIlliamsprt and Lakewood

Report Card–Middle Infield

Lehigh Valley

Scott Kingery, Phils 2nd round pick in 2015; .304/.359/.530 in 543AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 26HR 65RBI; 29SB;7%BB/19%K; .290 last 30 days; For Lehigh Valley: .294/.337/.439 in 265AB; 8HR 21RBI; 10SB; .269 vs LHP; .300 vs RHP; 125 games at 2B with 11 errors (.980); 4 games at 3B without an error; 2 games at SS without an error; Outstanding season and progress for Kingery who looks to be the Phillies second baseman to be for the next decade.  Grade: A; 2018: Lehigh Valley until June, then Phillies

Jesmuel Valentin, 23, Acquired from Dodgers in 2014; .229/.282/.292 in 96AB; 1HR 7RBI; 6%BB/16%K; .310 vs LHP; .167 vs RHP; 26 games at 2B with 2 errors (.969); 2 games at SS with 1 error; Valentin came real close to making the Phils out of SPring Training in April and then struggled when he didn’t, his season ultimately ending in injury mid May; Grade: C-; 2018: I expect him in Lehigh Valley with a debut with the Phils at some point next season

Pedro Florimon, 30, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .265/.347/.410 in 310AB with Lehigh Valley; 10HR 33RBI; 4SB; 10%BB/27%K; 33 games at 2B with 1 error (.989); 26 games at 3B with 2 errors (.966); 15 games at SS with 1 error (.980); 14 games in the OF with 1 error (.960); In 48AB with Phils, Florimon hit .348.  I hardly expected to become a big “Pedro Florimon fan” this season but that is what happened.  Florimon has the ability to play numerous positions and do it at a level where you will not be hurt defensively.  That skill set got him called up to Philly where he was being touted as a potential 2018 super utility player before his season ended with a gruesome injury.  He had a very good year being asked to do a little bit of everything.  Grade: B+; 2018: It all depends on his ability to bounce back from the ugly ankle injury.  Currently on the 40 man, if healthy, he will compete for Andres Blanco’s former role.

Angelo Mora, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .291./334/.435 in 398AB between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 9HR 55RBI; 5SB; 6%BB/19%K; For LV: .280/.291/.330 in 100AB; 25 games at SS with 4 errors (.966); 24 games at 3B with 3 errors (.952); 47 games at 2B with 8 errors (.964); 4 games in the OF without an error; Mora did a real nice job this year with the bat and continued to be steady in the field at multiple positions.  Unfortuantely, I think I am more of a Mora fan than the Phils organization and I really doubt he ends up on the 40 man, leading to minor league free agency for Mora.  Grade: B

JP Crawford, 22, Phils 1st round pick in 2013; .243/.351/.405 in 474AB; 15HR 63RBI; 5/9SB; .250 vs LHP; .286 vs RHP; .278 last 30 days w/ LV; 14%BB/17%K rate; 113 games at SS with 17 errors (.960); 6 games at 3B without an error; 5 games at 2B without an error; Hitting .278 for the Phils in 36AB; Crawford’s way down then up season has been very well documented.  Looking at his season in its entirety, there was progress but not as much as I expected; The bright side saw his power substantially more than expectations, although not sure that will translate to MLB; His average was fairly significantly lower on the year than hoped but, more importantly his OBP was excellent and Crawford was among league leaders in runs because of his OBP.  Still a plus fielder but a small notch below my expectations this season.  Grade: C; 2018: I see him in Philly fulltime come June

Reading

Drew Stankiewicz, 24, Phils 11th round pick in 2014; .280/.364/.421 in 328AB between Clearwater and Reading; 9HR 35RBI; 3SB; 11%BB/19%K; .297 last 30 days; 81 games at 2B with 9 errors (.975); 14 games at 3B with 2 errors (.900); 3 games at SS with 3 errors; A good season for Stankiewicz who does a lot of things right, leading to lineup opportunities for him.  Grade: B; 2018: Reading

Derek Campbell, 26, Phils 20th round pick in 2014; .250/.308/.359 in 159AB between Clearwater and Reading; 3HR 13RBI; 6%BB/22%K; Hit .162 for Reading in 37 late season AB; 8 games in the OF without an error; 21 games at 3B with 2 errors (.941); 15 games at 2B with 2 errors; Campbell spent large portions of the season injured and was mostly a spare piece when healthy; Grade: C-; 2018: Elsewhere Continue reading Report Card–Middle Infield

Report Card–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Rhys Hoskins, 24, Phils 5th round pick in 2014; .284/.385/.581 in 401AB for Lehigh Valley; 29HR 91RBI; 4SB; 14%BB/16%K; For Phils: .298/.424/.754 in 114AB; 16HR 34RBI; 17%BB/19%K; .240 vs LHP; .315 vs RHP; Combined: 45HR 125RBI; 116 games at 1B with 10 errors (.989); 27 games in the OF with 1 erro.  I cant find enough superlatives to express the level at which Hoskins has impressed this year.  The numbers speak for themselves, but the transition to MLB, while learning to play a new position has been nothing short of exceptional.  Is currently making Babe Ruth look like a minor league home run hitter: Grade: A+; 2018: Philadelphia

Brock STassi, 28, Phils 33rd round pick in 2011; .251/.325/.351 in 179AB; 4HR 23RBI; 10%BB/21%K; .163 vs LHP; .277 vs RHP; .237 last 30 days; For Phils: .167/.278/.295 in 78AB; 2HR 7RBI; 13%BB/24%K; 54 games at 1B without an error; 13 games in the OF without an error; After an outstanding 2016; Stassi came back to Earth this year and leveled off to be the AAAA player he likely is long term.  Plus defense, good batting eye, but ultimately limited enough offensively that I don’t see him sticking with the Phillies; 2017: C; 2018: Stassi is a minor league free agent and will likely go where the best opportunity presents itself.

Hector Gomez, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2017; .236/.260/.425 in 212AB; 7HR 27RBI; 3%BB/20%K; .200 vs LHP; .248 vs RHP; 57 games at 3B with 8 errors (.937); The expectations for Gomez were significantly higher than the production, which was hampered by multiple injuries.  Grade: C-; 2018: Talent pushing upward in the organization, so likely elsewhere

Reading

Damek Tomscha, 26, Phils 17th round pick in 2014; .307/.386/.439 in 362AB between Clearwater and Reading; 11HR 52RBI; 3SB; 9%BB/14%K; .345 last 30 days; 43 games at 1B with 1 error (.997); 51 games at 3B with 12 erros (.907); 13 games in the OF without an error; After a second full season as a 25 year old at Lakewood last season, Tomscha finally moved along to Clearwater and had a lot of success.  He matched that level of success in Reading in his 50 games.  Grade: B+; 2018: Reading

Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .236/.327/.516 in 351AB; 25HR 62RBI; 11%BB/32%K; .229 vs LHP; .240 vs RHP; .178 with RISP; 96 games at 3B with 15 errors (.943); Walding completed his 6th year in the organization and most of the trends he started his career with hold true, including striking out a ton and struggles against left handed pitching.   He has become more selective at the plate and hit for a significant amount of power but the .178 average with RISP is troublesome.  He missed about a month injured or he likely would have hit 30HR; Grade: C+; 2018: Walding is eligible to be a minor league free agent if the Phils don’t add him to the 40, which I believe to be unlikely. Continue reading Report Card–Corner Infield