Open Discussion: Week of August 19th

This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.

Key Dates:

  • September 1, 2019 – Roster expansion to 40 players (for the last time)
  • September 8, 2019 – Coaches and players report for Instructs
  • September 9, 2019 – Instructs’ workouts begin
  • September 18, 2019 – beginning of the Arizona Fall League
  • October 12, 2019 – Arizona Fall Stars Game
  • October 26, 2019 – Arizona Fall League Championship Game

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 18th … there are 400 players in the org

Transactions 
8/18/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/18/19 – Lakewood placed RHP Gilmael Troya on the 7-day IL retro to 8/17
8/18/19 – RHP Tom Sutera assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/17/19 – Phillies activated RHP Jared Hughes
8/17/19 – Phillies placed CF Roman Quinn on the 10-day IL, right groin strain
8/17/19 -Lehigh Valley placed RHP Jose Taveras on the 7-day IL, right foot contusion
8/17/19 – Lehigh Valley activated C Matt McBride from the 7-day IL
8/16/19 – RHP Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL Red
8/16/19 – Phillies signed NDFA C Willie Estrada; assigned to GCL East
8/15/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Edubray Ramos from the 10-to the 60-day IL, right shoulder impingement
8/15/19 – Phillies claimed RHP Jared Hughes off waivers from Cincinnati
8/15/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Clearwater
8/15/19 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/15/19 – Tom Sutera assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/15/19 – Oswald Medina activated from the RL by DSL Red
8/15/19 – Norman Anciani activated from the RL by DSL White
8/14/19 – Phillies placed RHP Jake Arrieta on the 10-day IL retro to 8/12, bone spur
8/14/19 – Phillies transferred RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 10- to the 60-day IL, biceps tendinitis
8/14/19 – Phillies selected the contract of 1B Logan Morrison from Lehigh Valley
8/14/19 – Clearwater Threshers activated RHP Alejandro Requena from the 7-day IL
8/14/19 – Lehigh Valley activated Jose Taveras
8/14/19 – Clearwater placed Gustavo Armas on the Temporarily Inactive List (TIL)
8/13/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley
8/13/19 – Reading placed RF Danny Mayer on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Reading activated LF Cornelius Randolph from the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Nick Hundley activated by Lehigh Valley
8/13/19 – Lehigh Valley placed Josh Tols on the 7-day IL
8/13/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/13/19 – FA C Gabriel Ojeda assigned to Clearwater
8/12/19 – LHP Ethan Lindow assigned to Clearwater from Lakewood
8/12/19 – Josh Hendrickson assigned to Lakewood from GCL West
8/12/19 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/12/19 – Rafi Gonell assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/12/19 – Oscar Marcelino assigned to Williamsport from Clearwater
8/12/19 – Francisco Morales assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood

Threshers Recap – 8/16/2019

The Phillies signed non-drafted free agent, catcher Willie Estrada.  He will be assigned to GCL Phillies East.  He is a senior out of Southeastern University.  He was honored as the best defensive catcher in the country by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.  After graduation, he played in Canada for Regina.  (That’s 2 new catchers this week.)

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Clearwater (25-32, 61-62)  postponed.

Lehigh Valley (59-63)  swept a DH from Indianapolis, 8-4 and 7-2.    Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/16/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/15/2019

Four Williamsport Crosscutters were named to the NYPenn League Blue All Star Team – C Logan O’Hoppe, SS Kendall Simmons, SS Bryson Stott, and OF Corbin Williams.  The game will be played on August 21st.

Jamari Baylor and Freddy Francisco were running the bases for the trainer after the GCL game.  I hope this means that Baylor will be playing soon.  Edubray Ramos, recently put on the 60-day IL, arrived today.  Bailey Falter has thrown this week, next step is to throw from the mound.  Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/15/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/14/2019

Clearwater (24-32, 60-62)  was 2-hit by Dunedin and lost 6-0.  Alejandro Requena (7-10, 5.21) gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in three innings.  Seth McGarry (2.57) scattered 5 hits in four shutout innings.  He walked one and struck out two.  Kyle Arjona (5.09) pitched the final two innings and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.

Simon Muzziotti had one of the Threshers’ hits, a single.  Jhailyn Ortiz had the other, a double.  he also had an outfield assist. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/14/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/13/2019

First a few random thoughts.

I don’t expect the recent assignment of Charlie Manuel to hitting coach to solve all the Phillies’ problems.  Given time, the hitting guru can help almost any hitter.  During Phantasy Camp, he told us the story of how he won the confidence of a difficult Albert Belle when he was the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians.  I also watched him transform Dylan Cozens before spring training started a couple years ago.  (And, watched the new hitting/analytics/video program destroy his advances before the season started.)  I fear that his presence in the dugout will lead fans and media to call for further change in the dugout.  He’ll likely become the most interviewed hitting coach in baseball. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/13/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/12/2019

Clearwater (24-30, 60-60)   lost to Dunedin, 2-0.  Ethan Lindow had a solid debut for Clearwater.  The 20-year-old LHP pitched five innings.  He gave up a first inning run, 4 hits, no walks, and struck out six.  he gave up a lead off double in the first, a ground ball between the third baseman and the bag.  The runner scored on an infield hit off the second baseman’s glove.  He surrendered just two more hits, one another infield hit off the first baseman’s glove.  Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/12/2019

Threshers Recap – 8/11/2019

Clearwater (24-29, 60-59)   lost to Palm Beach, 4-1.  Jack Perkins (0-2, 4.91) pitched five innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk.  He struck out four.  Michael Gomez (2.25) lasted 1.1 innings and gave up a run on 3 hits (all XBH).  Zach Warren (3.40) stranded an inherited runner in 0.2 innings.  He walked a batter and threw a wild pitch to start the next inning before being relieved by Kyle Arjona (4.86) who allowed an inherited runner to score on a bases loaded walk. Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/11/2019

Open Discussion: Week of August 12th

This is the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics.

Key Dates:

  • September 1, 2019 – Roster expansion to 40 players (for the last time)
  • September 8, 2019 – Coaches and players report for Instructs
  • September 9, 2019 – Instructs’ workouts begin
  • September 18, 2019 – beginning of the Arizona Fall League
  • October 12, 2019 – Arizona Fall Stars Game
  • October 26, 2019 – Arizona Fall League Championship Game

The rosters and lists are up to date as of August 11th … there are 398 players in the org

Transactions 
8/11/19 – Phillies signed FA C Nick Hundley to an MiLB contract
8/11/19 – C Nick Hundley assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Maikel Franco on the 7-day IL, left hand contusion
8/11/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Josh Tols from the 7-day IL
8/10/19 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Nick Vincent to a minor league contract
8/10/19 – RHP Nick Vincent assigned to Lehigh Valley
8/10/19 – Lehigh Valley released LHP Tom Windle
8/9/19 – Phillies placed RF Jay Bruce on the 10-day IL, left flexor strain
8/9/19 – Phillies recalled CF Adam Haseley from Lehigh Valley
8/9/19 – SS Nick Maton assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/9/19 – SS Raul Rivas assigned to Clearwater from Reading
8/9/19 – RHP Victor Vargas assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
8/9/19 – GCL East sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL West
8/9/19 – LHP Samuel Aldegheri assigned to GCL East
8/9/19 – Jose Taveras assigned to Reading from Clearwater
8/9/19 – Seth McGarry activated by Clearwater
8/9/19 – Kevin Gowdy assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/9/19 – Ethan Lindow assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/8/19 – Phillies sent RHP Jerad Eickhoff on a rehab assignment to Reading
8/8/19 – Phillies activated RF Jay Bruce from the 10-day IL
8/8/19 – Phillies optioned Adam Haseley to Lehigh Valley
8/8/19 – Lehigh Valley placed 3B Mitch Walding on the 7-day IL, labrum tear
8/8/19 – Lehigh Valley placed C Matt McBride on the 7-day IL, calf strain
8/8/19 – Williamsport released RHP Adam Cox
8/8/19 – LHP Gabriel Yanez assigned to Williamsport from GCL East
8/8/19 – 3B Maikel Franco activated by Lehigh Valley
8/7/19 – RHP Jaylen Eichler assigned to GCL East (future)
8/7/19 – DSL White placed LHP Nathanael Bido on the 60-day IL
8/7/19 – DSL White placed RHP Alexis Herrera on the 60-day IL
8/6/19 – Lehigh Valley activated LHP Austin Davis.
8/6/19 – Lehigh Valley placed RHP Fernando Salas on the 7-day IL
8/6/19 – RHP Jose Taveras assigned to Clearwater from Reading
8/6/19 – Tom Windle assigned to Lehigh Valley from Reading
8/6/19 – Seth McGarry assigned to Clearwater from Lehigh Valley
8/5/19 – Reading sent RF Jose Pujols on a rehab assignment to GCL East
8/5/19 – Clearwater placed RHP Alejandro Requena on the 7-day IL
8/5/19 – Lakewood sent RHP Jonas De La Cruz on a rehab assignment to GCL East
8/5/19 – RHP Jonathan Petit assigned to DSL Red
8/5/19 – Raul Mendoza assigned to DSL White from DSL Red
8/5/19 – Victor Santos assigned to Lakewood from Williamsport
8/5/19 – Dominic Pipkin assigned to Williamsport from Lakewood
8/5/19 – Ezequiel Ventura assigned to DSL Red from DSL White

Threshers Recap – 8/10/2019

Clearwater (24-28, 60-58)   beat Palm Beach, 11-4.  Kyle Glogoski (2-1, 1.77) had another solid outing.  He pitched six, shutout innings, gave up 3 singles, walked one, and stuck out five.  Glogoski has yet to give up more than 2 earned runs in any of his 11 starts for Lakewood and Clearwater.   Continue reading Threshers Recap – 8/10/2019