• Steve Potter

11/14/21 : Phillies Winter League Update


Damon Jones, Bryson Stott and Logan O’Hoppe all played in the Arizona Fall League All Star game on Saturday. Stott doubled and continues to impress, this is what Josh Norris of Baseball America wrote about Jones -


“ “Best Breaking Ball: Damon Jones, LHP, Phillies — Jones has shown one of the most impressive breaking balls all fall league in a slider with high spin and hard sweeping action. Beyond his appearance in the Fall Stars Game, Jones has shown the ability to lengthen and shorten the pitch’s break to get either called strikes or swings and misses. On Saturday, he faced two hitters and struck out one—Jose Tena (Guardians)—to wave meekly at the slider. The five sliders Jones threw in the Fall Stars Game averaged a spin rate of between 2,700 and 2,800 rpms. Jones certainly needs to tighten his command and control (nine walks in 37 batters faced) but he’s certainly got the stuff to dominate in short bursts. In a league that has been dominated by hitting all season long, Jones’ breaking ball has helped him whiff 12 in 9.1 innings.”


We’ve always felt Damon has big league stuff, nice to see the young man excelling in Arizona.


Two other Phillies had good weeks - OF Jadiel Sanchez hit a home run for the RA12 team in the Puerto Rican league on Friday and went 2 for 4 in his game on Sunday. The 20 year old outfielder is playing for the second winter in a row on his native island. He’s 5 for 17 in his first four games with a double and home run with four RBIs. He’s one of a collection of promising young outfielders in the system.


RHP Carlos Betancourt threw six scoreless innings over two outings this past week playing for Aguilas de Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 20 year old has pitched nine innings in total yielding just one run and five hits. He’s struck out eight batters and walked two. Carlos was limited to three innings this past season in the Florida Complex League but we saw him get regular work in Fall Instructs. After signing in 2017 as a seventeen year old he’s been slowed by injuries, initially a knee issue however when we’ve seen him throw he’s shown a mid nineties fast ball and an improving slider, both have swing and miss capabilities. Anxious to see him in action this coming spring as he’s seemingly healthy and ready to go. Has a chance to be a good one.

Regular Season stats to date :


Arizona Fall League :


Peoria Javelinas


INF Bryson Stott - 21 games, 75 AB’s, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 24 RBIs, 20 BB, .320 average, .450 OBP

C Logan O’Hoppe - 18 games, 65 AB’s, 7 doubles, 2 HR, 15 RBIs, 18 BB, .308 average, .447 OBP

OF Simon Muzziotti - 16 games, 58 AB’s, 1 double, 12 RBIs, 11 BB, .259 average, .377 OBP


RHP Hans Crouse - 4 games, 16 IP, 24 K’s, 9 BB, 1.31 WHIP

RHP James McArthur - 4 games, 12 2/3 IP, 14 K’s, 5 BB, 1.82 WHIP

LHP Damon Jones - 7 games, 9 1/3 IP, 12 K’s, 7 BB, 0.96 ERA, 1.29 WHIP

LHP Erik Miller - 5 games, 8 IP, 8 K’s, 7 BB, 2.25 ERA, 1.63 WHIP


Mexican League : play began 10/5/21


LHP Jeff Singer - Naranjeros de Hermosillo - 6 2/3 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 4 BB, 8 K’s


10/12 - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - W

10/14 - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

10/16 - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - Save

10/19 - 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

10/23 - 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

10/24 - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’’s


RHP Manuel Urias - Caneros de los Mochis - 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 10 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s


10/29 - 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 1 HR allowed

11/5 - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 1 HR allowed

11/11 - 2 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s


Former Phillies in the League :


1B Kyle Martin - Mayos de Navojoa

INF Jorge Flores - Mayos de Navojoa

RHP Fernando Salas - Naranjeros de Hermosillo

LHP Aaron Brown - Naranjeros de Hermosillo

RHP Kyle Arjona - Tomateros de Culiacan

RHP JC Ramirez - Tomateros de Culiacan

LHP Anthony Vasquez - Tomateros de Culiacan

1B Joey Meneses - Tomateros de Culiacan

OF Darnell Sweeney - Venados de Mazatlan

RHP Victor Arano - Yaquis de Obregon

OF Leandro Castro - Yaquis de Obregon


Dominican League : play began 10/27


RHP Ramon Rosso ( now a MLB Free Agent ) - Águilas Cibaeñas - 11 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 5 BB, 11 K’s


10/27 - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s

10/31 - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

11/5 - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

11/12 - 3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s


LHP Jhordany Mezquita - Águilas Cibaeñas - has not pitched


C Rodolfo Duran ( now a MiLB Free Agent ) - Estrellas de Oriente


10/31 - 0 for 4 - caught all nine innings

11/7 - 1 for 4 caught all nine innings

OF Jhailyn Ortiz - Leones del Escogido


10/28 - 0 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 K’s

11/7 - 0 for 1 - pinch hit, stayed in to play LF


RHP Adonis Medina - Tigres del Licey - 5 1/3 IP, 2 earned R, 4 H, 5 BB, 6 K’s


10/29 - 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

11/5 - 1 2/3 IP, 4 unearned R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 K

11/14 - 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K


LHP Christopher Sanchez - Toros del Este


10/29 - 1/3 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s


Former Phillies in the League :


RHP Neftali Feliz - Aguilas Cibaenas

C Deivy Grullon - Aguilas Cibaenas

C Christian Bethancourt - Estrellas de Oriente

IF Michael Martinez - Estrellas de Oriente

LHP Tyler Alexander - Gigantes del Cibao

LHP Edward Paredes - Gigantes del Cibao

OF Matt Joyce - Gigantes del Cibao

RHP Victor Santos - Leones del Escogido

RHP Franklyn Kilome - Leones del Escogido

OF Jimmy Paredes - Leones del Escogido

RHP Enyel De Los Santos - Tigres del Licey

RHP Ulises Joaquin - Tigres del Licey

OF Emilio Bonifacio - Tigres del Licey

OF Jorge Bonifacio - Tigres del Licey

LHP Fernando Abad - Toros del Este

LHP Anthony Gose - Toros del Este

RHP Alfredo Simon - Toros del Este

RHP Jake Thompson - Toros del Este

LHP Raul Valdes - Toros del Este

SS Pedro Florimon - Toros del Este


Venezuelan Winter League : play began 10/23


RHP Carlos Betancourt - Aguilas de Zulia - 9 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 8 K’s - 1.00 ERA


11/5 - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 1 HR allowed

11/9 - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

11/13 - 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s


RHP Elberson Castellano - Aguilas de Zulia


11/4 - 1/3 IP - 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB


RHP Giuseppe Velasquez - Aguilas de Zulia


11/5 - 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s


LHP Maikel Garrido - Bravos de Margarita


11/3 - 1/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 1 HR against


RHP Mauricio Llovera ( now a MILB Free Agent ) - Caribes de Anzoategui - 10 2/3 IP, 2 R, 8 H, 8 BB, 13 K’s, 1.69 ERA


10/24 - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s

10/30 - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

11/4 - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

11/7 - 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

11/12 - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


OF Grenny Cumana ( now a MILB Free Agent ) - Tiburones de La Guaira - has not played


RHP Jean Cabrera - Tiburones de La Guaira - 3 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s


10/29 - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K

11/2 - 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 K - 1 HR allowed

11/6 - 1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s


C Rafael Marchan - Tiburones de La Guaira - 3 for 9, 1 HR


11/2 - 1 for 3 - HR & HBP - caught nine innings

11/3 - 0 for 4 - caught nine innings

11/5 - 2 for 2, 3 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI - was the DH


Former Phillies in the League :


LHP Elvis Araujo - Aguilas de Zulia

RHP Luis Cedeno - Aguilas de Zulia

LHP Cesar Jimenez - Aguilas de Zulia

IF Ali Castillo - Aguilas de Zulia

OF Malvin Matos - Aguilas de Zulia

RHP Jose Conopoima - Bravos de Margarita

IF Heiker Meneses - Caribes de Anzoategui

OF Herlis Rodriquez - Caribes de Anzoategui

INF Willians Astudillo - Caribes de Anzoategui

RHP Alejandro Requena - Cardenales de Lara

RHP Henderson Alvarez - Navegantes del Magallanes

RHP Gregory Infante - Tiburones de La Guaira

OF Carlos Tocci - Tigres de Aragua

1B Wilson Garcia - Tigres de Aragua


Puerto Rican Winter League : play began 11/6


LHP Gabriel Cotto - Gigantes de Carolina - 3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 1 K


11/8 - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 K’s

11/14 - 2/3 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR against


RHP Carlos Francisco - Indios de Mayaguez


OF Jadiel Sanchez - RA12 - 5 for 17, double, HR, 4 RBIs - .286 BA


11/8 - 1 for 3, RBI, BB

11/12 - 1 for 4, Home Run, RBI, R

11/13 - 1 for 6, double, RBI

11/14 - 2 for 4, R, RBI


Former Phillies in the League :


OF Jan Hernandez - Cangrejeros de Santurce

OF Danny Ortiz - Indios de Mayaguez


Australian Baseball League : Season Cancelled



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