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Lakewood Game Report, July 16 Game 2

PITCHING:

Will Stewart started and was able to limit the damage but was hit pretty hard.  He gave up 8 hits and a walk in 5 innings.  He sat at 92-94 topping out at 96 (stadium gun).  Off-speed pitches were in the 84-86 range.  Here is the batter by batter log:

  • 5-3 Chopper/Single right inside the third base bag (wide open area due to the shift put on the lefty batter)/Flyout to CF/Hard Ground Single past Nieporte at 1B/Lined RBI single into RF/4-3 Chopper
  • Hard Single to CF/4-3 groundout- close to 1B so runner moved to 2nd/4-3 groundout- nice sliding play by Brito/6-3- nice play by Antequera, charged behind the mound and threw on the run
  • Infield single- Nieporte dove and didn’t come up with the ball which was a mistake because due to the shift the ball went right to Brito who threw to Stewart covering first, but the runner beat it. Had Nieporte let the ball go, it was an easy out/Hard ground single up the middle/ 5-4 FC/ Two swinging K’s- Nice work by Stewart to pitch out of the jam.
  • Routine 6-3/Swinging bunt single that the catcher (Fitch) airmailed into RF (good back-up by Ortiz kept runner at 1st)/6-3 ground double play (stepped on 2nd, threw to 1st)
  • 6-3 Groundout/Swinging K/5 pitch walk/Line single into LF/4-3 Groundout.

Luis Cedeno came in and got blown up for 5 runs over 1 1/3.  He did hit 97 on the gun.  Ismael Cabrera came on in the 7th and retired the only 2 batters he faced to finish the game.

HITTING:

It was night and day (ironic since game 2 started at 7 after game 1 started at 5) on offense.  The Claws put up 11 hits and scored 12 runs.  It was the Daniel Brito show who led off and went 4-4 with 3 singles each followed by a steal of 2nd and a double.

Brito: 4-4, Infield single (2nd baseman made a diving stop but threw wide), stole second/Served a single into LF, stole second, Bloop Single over the second baseman’s head, stole second/Lined RBI Double to RC

Vierling:  Was excited to see him for the first time, but he did not have a good game, 2 K’s, popout, easy 6-3 groundout

Maton:  1-3 with a BB (lined triple into RC gap), Hard hit groundout to 1B, swinging K

Oriz:  Great game! 2-4, Reached on an error by 3B /2-Run Homer- bounced off the top of the metal fence above the LC wall and caromed into the berm/Flyout to CF/Drilled a Double over the LF head that one-hopped the wall

Scheniner:  1-2, Walk/Swinging K/4 pitch Walk/2 run opposite field Double into RC gap

Fitch:  1-3, Swinging K/ Line single into right/Walk/Swinging K

Nieporte:  1-3, 2 run double into RC/Swinging K/Walk/6-3 (Deep in the hole- called out on a bang bang play at 1st)

Stephen:  1-3, Worked a walk from a 1-2 count/Ripped a liner into RC that was caught by CF/Unassisted RBI Groundout to 1B after stepping on the bag, he threw home late and a run scored/Ripped an RBI double down the RF line

 

Antequera:  0-2, two 6-3’s, 5 pitch walk/Sac Fly to Medium RF

Game Report- July 16, Lakewood Game 1

PITCHING:
Gustavo Armas started for the Claws and completed all 7 innings.  The game was scoreless all the way until the top of the 7th when Armas gave up a 4 pitch walk followed by a 2 run homer.  Gustavo was able to retire the next hitter and finish the game.  His fastball was 91-92 and topped out at 93 (based on the stadium gun).  His off-speed stuff varied from high 70’s to low 80’s.  He did an excellent job of mixing his pitches and had impressive control (76 strikes on 99 pitches).  One interested thing that I noticed was that every pitch he threw that was less than 80 mph resulted in either a swinging strike, a foul ball, or an easy out.  Obviously he threw first pitch strikes to most of the hitters since he threw such a high percentage of strikes (19 of 26 by my unofficial count)  Here is a log of each batter he faced:

  • Weak 4-3 groundout/Hard hit 4-3 groundout/Swinging K on off-speed pitch (almost in the dirt)
  • High, Deep Flyout to LF/Swinging K (83 mph- changeup, I believe)/Swinging K (Full Count, 83 mph)
  • Popout to SS/Swinging K (81 mph)/Lineout to deep LF
  • 6-3 groundout (1st pitch)/Bloop single to RF over the shift/4-6 FC (nice diving play by Guthrie, the ball rolled out of his glove but he grabbed it and flipped backhand from the ground to get the force)/Lazy Flyout to CF (77 mph)
  • Hard Double off the LF Wall/Popout to SS/1-3 comebacker/Weak 4-3 groundout (78 mph)
  • Routine 5-3 groundout/1-3 comebacker/Bloop Single over SS/6-3 hard groundout
  • Looking K (78mph- 9 pitch AB: 8 strikes, 1 ball)/6-3 (One hop)/BB (4 pitches)/ 2-Run HR/6-3 (low liner that Maton dropped, he threw wide to first but Nieporte tagged the runner).

 

HITTING:

I tracked every AB for everyone but the Claws only managed 3 hits in the game so I will spare you the specific details of all the easy outs we made.

Muzzioti: (0-3, 3 groundouts (1 was a DP))

Scheiner:  (0-3, 2 6-3’s and a K)

Maton: (0-2, 2 easy outs and a HBP)

Ortiz: 1-3 (K on foul tip, F-7, Hard Double down LF line)

Nieporte: (0-3, Swinging K,  after a long foul that may have been a HR, Hard lineout to LF, High Flyout ot LF)

Stephen:  (0-3,2 4-3’s and a swinging K (tried to check))

Rivero: (1-3, Broken Bat oppo single to RF, looking K, Lazy popout to Left-center)

Guthrie:  0-1 (4-6 FC, BB)

Antequera:  (1-2, hit and run single into the hole between SS and 3B, popout to 1B)

Ortiz’s double came in the bottom of the 7th but he was left stranded and the Claws lost 2-0.  Game 2 report will follow later- have to leave the hotel to get to the 11:00 game this morning.

 

Around the System–Relief Pitching; Lehigh Valley and Reading

Lehigh Valley

Pedro Beato, 31, Re-Signed as a free agent in 2018; 40 games, 5-2 with a 3.74ERA; 22SV; 43.1IP 40H 13BB 41K; 1.22WHIP; 2.7BB/8.5K per 9; .260 vs LHH, .231 vs RHH, .278 opp avg last 28 days; Decent year for Beato thus far but not what he was last season.

Tom Windle, 26, Acquired from Dodgers in 2015; 31 games, 7-3 with a 3.44ERA; 3SV; 36.2IP 28H 14BB 37K; 1.14WHIP; 3.4BB/9.1K per 9; .196 vs LHH, .213 vs RHH, .195 opp avg last 28 days; Rough start but has come around nicely this season.   While his numbers are very good, I am still not sold on Windle.

Zac Curtis, 26, Acquired from Seattle in 2017; 25 games with Lehigh Valley, 2-2, 2.94ERA; 33.2IP 20H 13BB 40K; 0.98WHIP; 3.5BB/10.7K per 9; .137 vs LHH, .202 vs RHH, .179 with runners on base; Curtis has thrown very well and deserves to be in the Phillies bullpen in my opinion.  His control holds him back.

Hoby Milner, 27, Phils 7th round pick in 2012; 25 games, 0-0 with a 2.39ERA; 26.1IP 21H 14BB 28K; 1.32WHIP; 4.8BB/9.6K per 9; .236 vs LHH, .226 vs RHH, .273 opp avg last 30 days; Milner has thrown well for Lehigh Valley and not so well for the Phillies in multiple chances this season.

Braondon  Leibrandt, 25, Phils 6th round pick in 2014; 20 games (6 starts); 4-1 with a 1.42 ERA: 50.2IP 34H 10BB 32K; 0.86WHIP; 1.8BB/5.7K per 9; Leibrandt has been excellent in whichever role he has been asked to fill but is currently on the DL and remains injury plagued.

Ranfi Casimiro, 25, SIgned as a free agent in 2010; 24 games between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 6-2 with a 5.17ERA; 38.1IP 42H 23BB 31K; 1.69WHIP; 5.4BB/7.3K per 9; .344 vs LHH, .244 vs RHH, .278 opp avg last 28 days; Casimiro has been largely ineffective all year and is now being used primarily as an innings eater.

Tyler Gilbert, 24, Phils 6th round pick in 2015; 28 games, 4-1 with a 3.48ERA between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 41.1IP 31H 10BB 47K; 0.99WHIP; 2.2BB/10.2K per 9; .172 vs LHH, .219 vs RHH, .148 opp avg last 28 days; Gilbert has been very impressive moving up from AA about wo weeks ago.  Likely to be added to the 40 man this off season.

Hector Neris, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2009; Has thrown in 5 games for Lehigh Valley (5IP), allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, no ER and striking out 8; Neris continues to work to regain his confidence and his splitter while in Allentown.

Reading

Edgar Garcia, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 32 games, 6-2 with a 2.89ERA; 6SV; 43.2IP 32H 20BB 36K; 1.19WHIP; 4.1BB/9.5K per 9; .205 vs LHH, .193 vs RHH, .302 opp avg last 28 days; Garcia was absolutely lights out through the first two months of the season but had a very rough June, with a 7.54ERA since June 1.

Seth McGarry, 24, Acquired from Pittsburgh in 2017; 29 games, 1-2 with a 3.51ERA; 3SV; 41IP 32H 23BB 38K; 1.34WHIP; 5.0BB/8.3K per 9; .187 vs LHH, .254 vs RHH, .195 opp avg last 28 days; McGarry has been solid but gets hurt often by walks.

Luke Leftwich, 24, Phils 7th round pick in 2015; 28 games, 0-3 with a 3.86ERA; 3SV; 35IP 32H 15BB 38K; 1.34WHIP; 3.9BB/9.8K per 9; .275 vs LHH, .206 vs RHH; .318 opp avg last 28 days; Another pitcher who started very strong but has struggled over the last 6 weeks (5.79ERA).

Alexis Rivero, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 27 games between CLearwater and Reading, 3-1 with a4.68ERA; 3 SV; 42.1IP 39H 18BB 26K; 1.34WHIP; 3.8BB/5.5K per 9; .247 vs LHH, .247 vs RHH; Rough beginning on the year for Rivero but continued improvement and a 3.15ERA since June 1.

Jeff Singer, 24, Re-Signed as a free agent in 2018; 26 games between CW and Reading; 0-4 with a 2.52ERA: 9SV; 35.2IP 26H 14BB 37K; 1.12WHIP; 3.5BB/9.3K per 9; .267 vs LHH, .175 vs RHH; .196 opp avg last month; Taking away his abysmal April, Singer has a 1.11ERA over the last two plus months.  Throwing very well.

Trevor Bettencourt, 24, Phils 25th round pick in 2016; 11games, 1-0 with a 3.18ERA; 1.35WHIP; 3.8BB/9.5K per 9; Bettencourt has now been on the DL for two plus months.  Had been pitching well the first month of the season after spending time in the AFL.

Josh Tols, 28, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; 12 games between Clearwater and Reading; 1-0 with a 1.96ERA; 18.1IP 3H 12BB 28K; 0.82WHIP; 5.9BB/13.7K; Tols is a 5’7 enigma who seemingly cant be hit, walks alot of batters and strikes out those he doesnt walk.   I anticipate the opposition catching up.

Aaron Brown, Phils 3rd round pick in 2014 draft; 31 games between CLearwater and Reading; 3-4 with a 5.03ERA; 4SV; 39.1IP 49H 18BB 43K; 1.70WHIP; 4.1BB/9.8K per 9; .419 vs LHH, .235 vs RHH.  Brown was promoted out of necessity to Reading because of the numbers game and has been largely ineffective all season.

 

Around the System–Starting Pitching, Lakewood and Williamsport

Lakewood

Spencer Howard, 21, Phils 2nd round pick in 2017; 13 starts, 4-7 with a 5.06ERA; 58.2IP 60H 20BB 76K; 1.36WHIP; 3.1BB/11.7K per 9; .223 vs LHH, .313 vs RHH, .306 opp avg with runners on base; Howard has thrown better than his 5.06ERA indicates but his work his runners on base really needs to improve for long term success.

Damon Jones, 23, Phils 18th round pick in 2017; 13 starts, 6-3 with a1.92ERA; 65.2IP 52H 33BB 71K; 1.29WHIP; 4.5BB/9.7K per 9; .236 vs LHH, .208 vs RHH, .182 opp avg with runners on base; Jones has had an excellent season thus far.  Need for improvement comes with the walk rate.

David Parkinson, 22, Phils 12th round pick in 2017; 13 starts, 6-1 with a 1.41ERA; 70IP 54H 23BB 84K; 1.10WHIP; 3.0BB/10.8K per 9; .325 vs LHH, .152 vs RHH, .206 opp avg with runners on base; Parkinson has been outstanding all season albeit with a need for improvement against lefties.

Will STewart, 21, Phils 20th round pick in 2015; 12 starts, 6-0 with a 1.17ERA; 76.2IP 55H 11BB 63K; 0.86WHIP; 1.3BB/7.4K per 9; .223 vs LHH, .184 vs RHH, .149 opp avg with runners on base.  Sheesh.

Kyle Young, 20, Phils 22nd round pick in 2016; 7 starts, 3-3 with a 2.68ERA; 43.2IP 36H 6BB 37K; 0.96WHIP; 1.2BB/7.6K per 9; .222 vs LHH, .229 vs RHH, .250 opp avg with runners on base; Young’s transition from WIlliamsport has been largely smooth with continued dominance most nights.

Williamsport

Ethan Lindow, 19, Phils 5th round pick in 2017; 3 starts, 0-0 with a 1.80ERA; 15IP 11H 4BB 9K; 1.00WHIP; Throwing well out of the gate for the Cutters

Francisco Morales, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2017; 3 starts, 1-0 with a 3.75ERA; 12IP 9H 9BB 13K; 1.50 WHIP; Morales has to get his control “under control”.

Manuel SIlva, 19, SIgned as a free agent in 2016; 3 starts, 0-1 with a 2.40ERA; 15IP 12H 4BB 14K; 1.06WHIP; Didnt allow an ER in his first two starts and then a bit bumpy last outing.

Gustavo Armas, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2014; 2 starts; 1-1 with a 3.97ERA; 11.1IP 11H 0BB 9K.

Juan Escorcia, 22, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; 3 games (2 starts); 0-2 with a 4.66ERA; 9.2IP 10H 8BB 15K

Jhordany Mezquita, 20, Phils 8th round pick in 2017; 2 starts, 1-0 with an 0.90ERA: 10IP 7H 2BB 11K; THrowing very well.

Around the System–Starting Pitching, LV, REA, CW

Lehigh Valley

Cole Irvin, 24, Phils 5th round pick of 2016 draft; 16 starts, 8-3 with a 2.76ERA; 101IP 86H 19BB 87K; 1.04WHIP; 1.7BB/7.8K per 9; .192 vs LHH, .246 vs RHH, .214 opp avg with RISP; Irvin has been consistently excellent all season and should be on the verge on a big league call up.

Enyel De Los Santos, 22, Acquired from San Diego in 2017; 15 starts, 8-3 with a 1.91ERA; 89.1IP 68H 30BB 85K; 1.09WHIP; 3.0BB/8.6K per 9; .236 vs LHH, .189 vs RHH, .131 opp avg with runners on base; See Irvin but perhaps a notch better

Tom Eshelman, 24, Acquired from Houston in 2015; 15 starts, 1-7 with a 6.78ERA: 71.1IP  107H 21BB 51K; 1.87WHIP; 3.2BB/6.5K per 9; .373 vs LHH, .331 vs RHH, .365 opp avg with runners on base; Eshleman was probably the starter closest to a call up as the season began and has had just a miserable year.

Drew Anderson, 24, Phils 21st round pick in 2012; 9 starts; 5-2, 3.35ERA; 48.1IP 38H 12BB 40K; 1.03WHIP; 2.2BB/7.4K per 9; .231 vs LHH, .193 vs RHH, .194 opp avg with runners on base; Anderson has pitched largely very well after missing the first month plus injured.  Biggest issue is his health long term.  Averaging a touch of 5IP a start

Ranger Suarez, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2011; 13 starts between Reading and LV; 4-3 with a 2.71ERA; 79.2IP 72H 20BB 60K; 1.18WHIP; 2.5BB 6.8K per 9; .222 vs LHH, .252 vs RHH, .285 opp avg with runners on base; Suarez has thrown well earning his recent promotion to AAA.

Ben Lively, 26, Acquired from Reds in 2014; 8 starts, 2-2 with a 2.44ERA: 48IP 34H 15BB 42K; 1.02WHIP; 2.8BB/7.9K per 9; .263 vs LHH, .233 vs RHH, .292 opp avg with runners on base; Lively was with the Phils for several weeks and then sent down after several bumpy outings and a DL stint.  After throwing well for LV, Lively is back on the DL.

Reading

Harold Arauz, 23, Acquired from Dodgers in 2016; 16 starts, 5-4 with a 4.77ERA; 88.2IP 94H 32BB 72K; 1.42WHIP; 3.2BB/7.3K per 9; .294 vs LHH, .252 vs RHH, .326 opp avg with runners on base; Has been mediocre this season after a very good 2017.

JoJo Romero, 21, Phils 4th round pick in 2016; 16 starts, 6-6 with a 4.27ERA; 92.2IP 86H 35BB 88K; 1.30WHIP; 3.4BB/8.5K per 9; .225 vs LHH, .253 vs RHH, .247 opp avg with runners on base; AFter an abysmal April, ROmero has been throwing like we have expected as of late with a 3-2 record and a 3.25ERA in his last 6 starts.

Franklyn Kilome, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 15 starts, 2-5 with a 4.91ERA; 77IP 77H 38BB 62K; 1.49WHIP; 4.4BB/7.2K per 9; .295 vs LHH, .237 vs RHH, .273 opp avg with runners on base; Kilome has fallen down significantly on the prospect chart with his command being his biggest issue.

Jacob Waguespack, 24, Signed as a free agent in 2015; 16 games (10 starts) between Lehigh Valley and Reading; 55.2IP 62H 26BB 57K; 1.58WHIP; 4.2BB/9,2K per 9; .279 vs LHH, .272 vs RHH, .339 opp avg with runners on base; Waguespack had been a spot starter and long innings guy until recently settling into the Reading rotation.

Connor Seabold, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2017; 13 starts between CLearwater and Reading; 4-5 with a 4.22ERA; 74.2IP 65H 16BB 71K; 1.08WHIP; 1.9BB/8.6K per 9; .236 vs LHH, .222 vs RHH, .274 opp avg with runners on base; Seabold was just recently promoted and made his first AA start which was bumpy.  That said, he has plenty of talent and projects as a 4-5 starter.

Elneiry Garcia, 23, SIgned as a free agent in 2012; 10 games (9 starts); 0-6 with a 6.38ERA; 42.1IP 60H 21BB 29K; 1.91WHIP; 4.5BB/6.2K per 9; .429 vs LHH, .288 vs RHH, .376 opp avg with runners on base; Has been just awful and is currently on the DL.

Clearwater

Adonis Medina, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2013; 13 starts, 7-2 with a 4.16ERA; 62.2IP 57H 24BB 63K; 1.29WHIP; 3.4BB/9.0K per 9; .248 vs LHH, .238 vs RHH, .280 opp avg with runners on base; STruggled through APril, but is 5-0 with a 3.00ERA since May 1. Continue reading Around the System–Starting Pitching, LV, REA, CW

Around the System–Middle Infield

Lehigh Valley

Alexi Amarista, 29, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .227/.264/.265 in 140PA; 0HR 10RBI; 2SB; 5%BB/14%K; .208 vs LHP; .231 vs RHP; .205 in June; 35 games at 2B with 2 errors (.987); 4 games at SS without an error; Solid in the field but very little with the bat this season.

Dean Anna, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .259/.345/.315 in 269PA: 0HR 21RBI; 2/6SB; 8%BB/12%K; .303 vs LHP; .237 vs RHP; .274 in June; 60 games at SS with 4 errors (.982); 2 games at 2B with 1 error; Has been solid all season, however he is what he is at this stage.

Trevor Plouffe, 32, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .214/.316/.400 in 171PA: 6HR 20RBI;1SB; 13%BB/26%K; .255 vs LHP; .20 vs RHP; ;224 in June; 16 games at 2B without an erro;r 7 games at 3B without an error; 6 games at 1B without an error; Plouffe is extremely versatile but has struggled with the bat after joining the organization in mid April.  With over 3000 major league PA’s, more is expected.

Reading

Malquin Canelo, 23, Signed as a free agent in 2011; .256/.325/.398 in 280PA; 6HR 19RBI; 13SB; 9%BB/21%K; .292 vs LHP; .247 vs RHP; .237 in June; 60 games at SS with 13 errors (.954); 6 games at 2B with 1 error (.960); Improvement over his 2017 in Reading but still needs to improve a notch before moving up.

Heiker Meneses, 27, SIgned as a free agent in 2018; .167/.264/.167 in 112PA between Lehigh Valley and Reading; 0HR 5RBI; .143 vs LHP; .180 vs RHP; .148 in June; 10%BB/22%K; 20 games at 2B with 2 errors (.978); 11 games at SS with one error; Has been organization filler this season with next to no production.

Drew Stankiewicz, 25, Phils 11th round pick in 2014; Hitting .125 in 26PA; 7 games at 2B with 2 errors (.941); Stankiewicz was just recently activated after spending the first two plus months on the DL.  He should see regular time as the Fightins 2B moving forward.

Emmanuel Marrero, 25, Phils 7th round pick in 2014; .190/.268/.270 in 114PA; 2HR 10RBI; 10%BB/30%K; 26 games at 2B with 2 errors (.983); 4 games at SS with 1 error; Wasnt doing much before being placed on the DL.

Clearwater

Raul Rivas, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .264/.297/.333 in 184PA: 1HR 15RBI; 4/7SB; 4%BB/18%K; .179 vs LHP; .305 vs RHP; .364 in June; 34 games at 2B with 3 errors (.979); 13 games at 3B without an error; Rivas is having a good season, thus far and is progressing nicely.

Arquimedes Gamboa, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2015; .261/.350/.350 in 259PA: 1HR 20RBI; 5/7SB; 11%BB/19%K; .246 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; .278 in June; 55 games at SS with 5 errors (.965); Gamboa has been solid and the talent, particularly with the glove is evident.

Jose Gomez, 21, Acquired from Colorado in 2017; .230/.266/.262 in 196PA: 1HR 14RBI; 4SB; 4%BB/15%K; .236 vs LHP; .225 vs RHP; .313 in June; 19 games at 2B with 3 errors (.958); 10 games at SS with 1 error (.977); 22 games at 3B with 3 errors (.946); A very mediocre season.  Much more is expected from Gomez.

Brian Mims, 22, Phils 22nd round pick in 2017; Hitting .158 in 19AB; 0HR 2RBI; 1SB; 4 games at 2B without an error; 2 games at 3B without an error; Just recently activated and not much to speak of thus far.

Lakewood

Daniel Brito, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014; .242/.307/.348 in 233PA; 3HR 20RBI; 8SB; 8%BB/19%K; .241 vs LHP; .242 vs RHP; .298 in June; 60 games at 2B with 2 errors (.993); Brito, in his second season playing for Lakewood has been extremely solid with the glove and coming around with the bat in June.

Nick Maton, 21, Phils 7th round pick in 2017; .266/.322/.415 in 234PA; 5HR 23RBI; 3SB; 8%BB/20%K; .276 vs LHP; .262 vs RHP; .250 in June; 55 games at SS with 10 errors (.956); 3 games at 2B without an error.  Maton is putting together a solid year and should be ready for Clearwater by the last month of the season.

Williamsport

Bryan Gonzalez, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2016

Jon Guzman, 18, SIgned as a free agent in 2015

Seth Lancaster, 22, Phils 8th round pick in 2018

Around the System–Corner Infield

Lehigh Valley

Joey Meneses, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .294/.332/.515 in 247 PA; 12HR 37RBI; 6%BB/22%K; .355 vs LHP; .255 vs RHP; .227 over last 28 days; 51 games at 1B with 1 error (.997); 9 games in the OF with 1 error and 1 OF assist; Menses has been struggling as of late, however still a nice body of work this season.

Matt McBride, 33, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .250/.357/.560 in 99PA: 7HR 14RBI; 14%BB/22%K; .267 vs LHP; .241 vs RHP; .341 last 28 days; 14 games at 1B with 1 error; 6 games caught with 1 error; A very slow start by McBride has been overcome by a very hot May/June during which he has hot for power.

Mitch Walding, 25, Phils 5th round pick in 2011; .264/.385/.477 in 234PA: 9HR 31RBI: 15%BB/29%K; .254 vs LHP; .258 vs RHP; .225 in June; 56 games at 3B with 7 errors (.953); 2 games at 1B without an error; Walding has been slumping in June after amajor league debut that saw him strike out in all 6AB’s.  That said, overall, still decent numbers this season.

Reading

Kyle Martin, 25, Phils 4th round pick in 2015; .196/.304/.357 in 175PA; 4HR 19RBI; 13%BB/21%K; .161 vs LHP; .205 vs RHP; .172 in June; 31 games at 1B with 1 error (.996); 3 games in the OF without an error; Martin continues to be nearly non existant with the bat and as such, has lost almost all his playing time to Darrick Hall.

Zach Green, 24, Phils 3rd round pick in 2012, .263/.343/.483 in 230AB; 10HR 33RBI; 10%BB/29%K; .273 vs LHP; .261 vs RHP; .200 in June; 25 games at 1B with 4 errors (.982); 20 games at 3B with 2 errors (.950); Green has been productive with the bat this season and is now seeing more playing time at 3B with TOmscha’s promotion to Lehigh Valley.

Darick Hall, 22, Phils 14th round pick in 2016; .258/.338/.502 in 263 PA between Clearwater and Reading;15HR 44RBI; 8%BB/21%K; .229 vs LHP; .270 vs RHP; Hitting .200 in 60 PA for Reading; 55 games at 1B with 2 errors (.996).  Hall has struggled early on in his transition to Reading although still hitting with power.  I have confidence his numbers will greatly improve over the next 75PA.

Clearwater

Austin Listi, 24, Phils 17th round pick in 2017; .344/.453/.560 in 254PA: 9HR 45RBI; 13%BB/17%K; .333 vs LHP; .352 vs RHP; .354 in June; 22 games at 1B with 1 error (.994); 7 games in tje OF without an error; Listi has begun playing the field regularly with Darick Hall’s promotion.  Listi has been one of the most productive minor league hitters all season.

Luke Williams, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2015; .211/.310/.299 in 172PA; 3HR 13RBI; 10%BB/16%K; .164 vs LHP; .244 vs RHP; .310 in June; 30 games in the OF with 2 errors (.966); 12 games in the  OF with 1 error.  WIlliams has been coming on as of late, but very disappointing numbers overall this far.

Lakewood

Quincy Neiporte, 23, Phils 26th round pick in 2017; .235/.292/.353 in 243PA; 5HR 22RBI; 6%BB/13%K; .234 vs LHP; .236 vs RHP; .253 last 28 days; 49 games at 1B with 7 errors (.984); Neiporte has been very mediocre both with the bat and in the field.

Jake Scheiner, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2017; .268/.321/426 in 273PA; 8HR 27RBI; 7SB; 7%BB/16%K; .310 vs LHP; .247 vs RHP; .262 last 28 days; 37 games at 3B with 5 errors (.942); 15 games at 1B with 1 error (.982); 13 games in the OF with 1 error; Scheiner has been solid all year as a run producer.

Dalton Guthrie, 22, Phils 6th round pick in 2017; .242/.279/.353 in 169PA; 3HR 14RBI; 2/6SB; 4%BB/16%K; .167 vs LHP; .290 vs RHP; .250 last 28 days; 25 games at 3B with 5 errors (.930); 14 games at SS with 3 errors (.939); 8 games at 2B without an error;  Currently on the DL, Guthrie has missed significant time injured this season and has been average otherwise.

Cole Stobbe, 20, Phils 3rd round pick in 2016; Hitting .209 in 43 AB with 1HR and 7RBI; 9 games at 3B with 1 error; Stobbe continues to be plagued by injury and is currently on the DL.

Williamsport

Jesus Henriquez, 20, SIgned as a free agent in 2014

Edwin Rodriguez, 21, SIgned as a free agent in 2014

Around the System–Outfield

Second trip around….

Lehigh Valley

Danny Ortiz, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .219/.267/.368 in 217PA; 8HR 31RBI; 6%BB/24%K; .206 vs LHP; .225 vs RHP; .184 last month; 43 games in the OF with 1 error and 4 OF assits; Ortiz started very strong but his offense has been nearly non-existant for some time now.

Collin Cowgill, 32, Signed as a free agent in 2018; .208/.288/.354 in 164PA; 5HR 18RBI; 2SB; 9%BB/24%K; .283 vs LHP; .155 vs RHP; .225 last 30 days; 39 games in the OF with 1 error and 2 OF assists; Very limited success this year, almost soley against LHP.

Adron Chambers, 31, Signed as a free agent in 2018; Hitting .325 in 40 AB thus far; Just came off the suspended list and has provided some degree of life for a struggling LV offense

Roman Quinn, 25, Phils 2nd round pick in 2011; Hitting .289/.340/.444 in 90AB before landing on the DL once again for what has been another long term injury.

Reading

Jan Hernandez, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .308/.345/.481 in 201PA; 7HR 33RBI; 5SB; 5%BB/29%K; .245 vs LHP; .331 vs RHP; .295 over last month; .337 on the road; 51 games in the OF with 4 errors (.960); 3 OF assists; Hernandez was nearly written off as a prospect but has re-emerged with force in the OF as a true bright spot thus far.  He has been very good with the bat, and the FirstEnergy factor is only marginally in play looking at his average away from home.

Cornelius Randolph, 21, Phils 1st round pick in 2015; .190/.271/.245 in 208AB; 1HR 12RBI; 1SB; 10%BB/25%K; .270 vs LHP; .170 vs RHP; .169 over the last month; .138 on the road; 46 games in the OF with 4 errors (.937); 5 OF assists; Simply abysmal.  This is when we remind ourselves that Randolph is “only 21” as many like to point out.  At whatever age, 4 years in as a minor leaguer, this line is a concern.

Jiandido Tromp, 24, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; .219/.331/.325 in 178PA; 2HR 14RBI; 3SB; 13%BB/25%K; .220 vs LHP; .218 vs RHP; .200 last month; 34 games in the OF with 4 errors (.937); 2 OF assists; The lone bright spot is a solid walk rate.

Cord Sandberg, 23, Phils 3rd round pick in 2013; .252/.282/.369 in 117PA; 3HR 9RBI; 1SB; 4%BB/20%K; .267 vs LHP; .250 vs RHP; .241 last month; 24 games in the OF without an error; 3 OF assits; Sandberg was receiving very little playing time until Coppola went on the DL.  SInce then, he has been serviceable.

Zach Coppola, 24, Phils 13th round pick in 2015; .194/.327/.202 in 163PA before landing on the DL about three weeks ago.

Clearwater

Adam Haseley, 22, Phils 1st round pick in 2017; .290/.331/.395 in 263PA; 3HR 33RBI; 7SB; 5%BB/16%K; .322 vs LHP; .272 vs RHP; .340 over last month; 59 games in the OF with 3 errors (.950); 3 OF assists; Haseley has really taken it up a notch over the last month, showing why he went where he did in the draft; He is on track to get some AB’s in Reading before the end of the season.

Mickey Moniak, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2016; .244/.263/.307 in 214PA; 1HR 23RBI; 4SB; 2%BB/26%K; .267 vs LHP, .231 vs RHP; .274 last 30 days; 52 games in the OF without an error; 1 OF assist. A good last month which has been recently interruped by illness, keeping Moniak out of the lineup for the last week.

Jose Pujols, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .302/.353/.488 in 221PA: 9hr 31RBI; 6%BB/35%; .284 vs LHP; .315 vs RHP; .301 over last month; 52 games in the OF with 6 errors (.939); 5 OF assists; Something has apparantly clicked for Pujols this year who has been very good, albeit with some bumps in the road with the glove and a continued high K rate.

Lakewood

Josh Stephen, 20, Phils 11th round pick in 2016; .207/.255/.287 in 161PA; 3 HR 14RBI; 6%BB/20%K; .195 vs LHP; .211 vs RHP; .214 last 28 days; 47 games in the OF with 1 error; 1 OF assist; Negligible offensive production.

Kevin Markham, 24, Phils 24th round pick in 2017; .237/.309/.320 between CLearwater and Lakewood in 188PA; 2 HR 14RBI; 11SB; 7%BB/15%K; .243 over last 28 days; 51 games in the OF with 4 errors; 6 OF assists; Good speed, Good arm…bat has been middle of the road at best.

Jhailyn Ortiz, 19, SIgned as a free agent in 2015; .264/.316/.396 in 155PA: 4HR 15RBI; 5%BB/32%K; .261 vs LHP; .265 vs RHP; .333 last 28 days; 37 games in the OF with 2 errors and 2 OF assists

Jesus Alastre, 21, Signed as a free agent in 2013; Hitting .241 in 29AB

Organizational Hitting Leaders

A look around the system at the minor league systems hitting leaders:

Runs:  Malquin Canelo (29); Darick Hall (28); Mitch Walding (27); Zach Green (26); Dylan Cozens (26); Adam Haseley (26); Austin Listi (25); Damek Tomscha (25); Dean Anna (23)

Hits: Austin Listi (52); Adam Haseley (52); Jake Scheiner (51); Joey Meneses (50); Damek Tomscha (49); Malquin Canelo (48); Darick Hall (48); Jan Hernandez (45); Zach Green (44)

HR: Darick Hall (11); Dylan Cozens (10); Deivi Grullon (10); Zach Green (10); Joey Meneses (9); Damek Tomscha (8); Jake Scheiner (7); Mitch Walding (7); Danny Ortiz (7)

RBI: Darick Hall (35); Zach Green (30); Damek Tomscha (29); Adam Haseley (28); Deivi Grullon (27); Jan Hernandez (25); Dylan Cozens (25); Danny Ortiz (25)

SB: Roman Quinn (12); Zach Coppola (10); Malquin Canelo (9); Kevin Markham (9); Dylan Cozens (7); Daniel Brito (7); Adam Haseley (5)

AVG: Austin Listi .335; Jan Hernandez (.321); Joey Meneses (.318); Deivi Grullon (.313); Henri Lartigue (.297); Damek Tomscha (.292); Zach Green (.291); Roman QUinn (.289)

Around the System–Catchers

Lehigh Valley

Logan Moore, 27, Phils 9th round pick in 2011; .162/.296/.265 in 68AB; 1HR 6RBI; 14%BB/22%K; .231 vs LHP, .145 vs RHP; 24 games caught with 1 error; 11/18 CS(61%); Stats say it all…Moore is outstanding defensively and lacks production with the bat.

Nick Rickles, 28, Acquired from Washington in 2017; .295/.310/.474 in 78AB; 4HR 13RBI; 2%BB/20%K; .324 vs LHP; .273 vs RHP; 22 games caught without an erro; 3/10 CS (30%); Rickles has done a real good job this year splitting playing time with Logan Moore.

Reading

Deivi Grullon, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .312/.333/.606 in 109AB; 9HR 25RBI; 4%BB/19%K; .333 vs LHP; .306 vs RHP; 29 games caught with 5 errors (.979); 10/32 CS (31%); Grullon has been outstanding with the bat and while his power may be partially atreibutable to the “Reading effect” (7HR at home), he is hitting over .300 on the road.  Defense has not been subpar but not quite as good as in years passed.

Austin Bossart, 24, Phils 14th round pick in 2015; .242/.286/.409 in 66AB; 2HR 7RBI; 6%BB/23%K; 20 games caught without an error; 9/30 CS (30%); Bossart continues to do a very nice job as the back up to Grullon.

Clearwater

Henri Lartigue, 23, Phils 7th round pick in 2016; .309/.374/.495 in 97AB; 3HR 10RBI; 7%BB/23%K; .333 vs LHP; .293 vs RHP; 24 games caught with 1 error; 8/20 CS (29%); AFter seeing limited time behind the plate last season, Lartigue has been getting regular playing time and taking advantage of it, as one of CLearwaters’s top hitters thus far.  He has been solid defensively as well.

Edgar Cabral, Phils 11th round pick in 2015; .284/.389/.432 in 81AB; 3HR 15RBI; 14%BB/19%K; .348 vs LHP; .259 vs RHP; .224 in May; 20 games caught with 1 erro (.995); 6/24 CS (25%); Cabral has been very solid thus far.

Lakewood

Rodolfo Duran, 20, Signed as a free agent in 2014; .168/.189/.308 in 107AB; 3HR 12RBI; 3%BB/21%K; .163 vs LHP; .172 vs RHP; 31 games caught with 1 error (.997); 19/40 CS (48%); Very poor with the bat, very sound defensively even with his small frame.

Gregori Rivero, 22, Signed as a free agent in 2012; .230/.274/.368 in 87AB; 2HR 10RBI; 5%BB/21%K; .200 vs LHP; .242 vs RHP; 16 games caught without an error; 2/6 CS; One noticeable stat is that the opposition isnt running on him.

Colby Fitch, 22, Phils 13th round pick in 2017; .262/.357/.440 in 84AB; 2HR 14RBI; 10%BB/20%K; .250 vs LHP; .271 vs RHP; 3 games caught without an erro r; 0/2 CS; Fitch has spent his time almost exclusively DH’ing with a short stint on the DL.