Elniery Garcia entered Friday’s game against the Brevard County Manatees with a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA. He allowed his first run of the season, but pitched seven, three-hit innings before turning a 1-1 game over to the bullpen. Jesen Therrien closed out the Manatees and the Threshers pushed across a run to notch their 11th win. Continue reading Garcia Dominant in Threshers 2-1 Victory; April 22, 2016
In a rematch of the 2015 FSL North Division Playoff, the Threshers got a measure of revenge against the team that eliminated them when Tom Eshelman shut down the Daytona Tortugas, 4-1. Continue reading Eshelman Records First Win as Threshers Beat Daytona, 4-1; April 19, 2016
Will Morris made his Clearwater Threshers’ debut against the Charlotte Stone Crabs and Tampa Bay’s #2 prospect and MLB’s #42 prospect, RHP Brent Honeywell. Morris accounted for himself well with 5.0 shutout innings. Neither starter figured into the decision as both teams featured sharp pitching and improved defense. The game swung on a passed ball in the eighth inning. Nevertheless, Morris and bullpen mates Matt Hockenberry and Jesen Therrien pitched very well this evening. Continue reading Threshers Drop Tough One to the Stone Crabs, 2-1; April 12, 2016
The Phillies traveled to Lakeland’s Joker Marchant Stadium Monday to take on Detroit Tigers. Aaron Nola gave up one run in 6.0, 2-hit innings and the Phillies won 4-3. They only managed 3 hits, but 8 walks and a Cedric Hunter 2-run home run paved the way to a 4-1 lead in the top of the seventh inning. The bullpen managed to hold on for the win.
With the Phillies on the road, there was a larger than normal crowd at the Carpenter Complex. Continue reading 2016 Spring Training, March 21st
Here’s an open discussion thread about minor league prospects. Phillies’ talk and other non-prospect discussion should remain in the Open Discussion.
This is an open format for any minor league prospect you want to discuss. Last week, I started the ball rolling with Angelo Mora. How about another player who isn’t on anyone’s top 30 but impressed me with his appearances in Clearwater, Jesen Dygestile-Therrien. For the past couple years, I have thought of him as the kid with the hyphen who showed up alphabetically between C and E even when they listed him as Jesen Therrien.
- Jesen Dygestile-Therrien, relief pitcher
- Bats right, Throws right
- 6’2, 200 lb.
- Born 3/18/1993 (age 22)
- Drafted by the New York Mets in the 36th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Polyvalente Edouard Montpetit (Montreal, QC) – the US equivalent of high school. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ahuntsic College (Cap-Rouge, QC) – the US equivalent of a Junior College. He was drafted after his FR year, at the age of 18.
- 2012; GCL Phillies (age 19, -1.4)
- 2013; GCL Phillies (age 20, -0.6)
- 2014; Lakewood (age 21, -0.7) spent 4 weeks from 7/12 thru 8/9 in Williamsport (-0.4)
- 2015; Lakewood (age 22, 0.0) promoted to Clearwater (-1.0) on 5/16
- Assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs on 9/16 for 2015 Arizona Fall League Season.
Therrien pitched well enough early in his career to remain on the organization’s radar. In 2015, he broke out in 9 appearances with Lakewood. He had a gaudy 0.52 ERA, 14 K in 17.1 IP (7.3), and only 2 walks. He allowed 13 hits and his WHIP was 0.865.
He continued to pitch well in Clearwater posting a 1.77 ERA, 40 K in 45.2 IP, 15 walks (and a spike up to 3.0/9). He allowed only 37 hits and his WHIP rose to only 1.139.
The past two years Therrien has thrown his fastball consistently in the 89-92 mph, touching 93-95 mph. In his first game with Clearwater, I watched him throw 93-94 (pumped up by the promotion or our “hot” gun). But as the season wore on, he was more 90-92. He keeps the ball down in the strike zone. Toward the end of Clearwater’s season, he was their most consistent reliever, IMO. I was not uncomfortable when he took the mound.
He made one appearance in the playoffs. He pitched 2.0 innings against Daytona and retired all 8 batters he faced. Eight in two innings? Yeah, he had to pitch around lead off fielding errors by infielders in both innings he pitched.