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Threshers Recap – 9/1/2019

Clearwater (32-38, 68-68)  Finished the second half in fourth place.  Finished the first half in second place.  Finished the season with the second best overall record in the division.

Lehigh Valley (65-73)  beat Pawtucket, 5-3.  Dan Straily (5-4, 3.76) went eight innings.  Connor Brogdon (3.06) tossed a perfect inning, striking out one, and picked up his second save.  Continue reading Threshers Recap – 9/1/2019

Open Discussion: Week of September 2nd

Condolences to Jean Segura whose grandmother passed over the weekend.  Segura is my favorite Phillies’ hitter to watch.  His ability to put balls in play from his expanded strike zone reminds me of those Pirates from my youth – Roberto Clemente, Manny Sanguillen, Richie Hebner, Al Oliver, …

Scott Kingery kept the Phillies close in the wild card race with his bases clearing double yesterday.  The Phillies are 2.5 games behind the Cubs for the final playoff spot. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of September 2nd

Threshers Recap – 8/31/2019

Clearwater (32-38, 68-68)  Season completed.  Finished the second half in fourth place.  Finished the first half in second place.  Finished the season with the second best overall record in the division.

Lehigh Valley (65-73)  beat Pawtucket, 7-2.  Tyler Gilbert (2-4, 2.83) picked up the win with 2.1 innings of no-hit ball.  He entered in the fifth inning and stranded an inherited base runner.  He walked two batters and struck out three.   Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/31/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/29/2019

Reading has already locked up a playoff berth.  They still have a chance to win the second half division title.  They are ahead of Trenton by 3.0 games and play a 4-game series against the Thunder this weekend.  Hartford is 4.0 games back and cannot win or tie for the division title because the two teams ahead of them are playing each other and there is no scenario of wins or cancellations that will propel them to the title. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/29/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/28/2019

The Phillies’ Arizona Fall League attendees have been announced.  The Phillies will send six of their top 30 prospects – Alec Bohm 3B/1B (No. 1); Spencer Howard, RHP (No. 4); Mickey Moniak, OF (No. 8); JoJo Romero, LHP (No. 10); Nick Maton, SS/2B (No. 14); Connor Seabold, RHP (No. 30) as part of the Scottsdale Scorpions.  They will join prospects from the Braves, Mets, Giants, and Blue Jays.  The Phillies have to send at least one more pitcher, and may send another player who would be on a taxi squad.  If Spencer Howard is promoted to the Phillies, he will likely be replaced on the Scottsdale roster. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/28/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/27/2019

Reading lost and Trenton won.  The Phil’s lead is 2.5 games.  Both teams have 6 games remaining, including 4 with each other in Trenton this weekend.  The elimination number (1) on Reading’s home page can’t be right.  I calculate their magic number to be three.  Hartford lost, so the Phils have clinched the second best record in their division, so they have secured a playoff spot regardless how the division race plays out.

The GCL Phillies West game was cancelled after it was rained out in the top of the fifth inning.  Thant cancellation clinched the division championship.  Both the Phillies and the Tigers West have 4 games remaining.  The Tigers trail by 4.5 games.  Congratulations to The Phillies West! Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/27/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/26/2019

Reading won and maintained their 3.5 game lead over Trenton who also won.  Their magic number is one.  Both teams have seven games remaining.  They finish the season with 4 games in Trenton.  Hartford won but was eliminated.

The GCL Phillies West swept a double header while second place Tigers West also won.  The Phillies have a 5.0 game lead with five games remaining.  Their magic number is one. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/26/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/25/2019

Reading won and maintained their 3.5 game lead over Trenton who also won.  Their magic number is two.  Both teams have eight games remaining.  They finish the season with 4 games in Trenton.  Note, that Hartford is 5.5 games back and their elimination number is one.

The GCL Phillies West did not play and have a 4.5 game lead.  With seven games remaining, their magic number is three. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/25/2019

Rule 5 Information for 2019

(Note that changes after publication are in red text) updated 9/1, 9/4

As baseball teams play their way out of post season contention, the attention of their fans turns to other aspects of baseball.  Some begin to fret over draft position.  Other, more insightful fans, begin to look toward the Rule 5 Draft and the roster maneuvering that precedes it.  One such diversion the Rule 5 Draft provides for me is determining the status of players as the draft draws near. Continue reading Rule 5 Information for 2019