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12/19/22 : Annual Phillies Minor League Notes - Last Article of the series


Well we’ve come to the end - the last of 33 articles covering 227 players.  I entitled the series “Annual Phillies Minor League Player Notes” and broke down the presentations into four defensive categories.  Including this article we have presented notes on every player I watched perform this past season that finished the 2022 season with the organization.


The initial set of articles was on catchers - 18 receivers posted in three articles.  The next group was on Infielders - 40 different players broken down into five postings.  The third series of articles ( a total of five ) were on 36 outfielders. All are listed below with the article links to each of the groups.


The final group of articles was Pitchers - 133 different hurlers broken down into twenty postings ( alphabetical order ) :


Group One : Mick Abel, Jose Acuna, Mike Adams, Samuel Aldegheri, Aidan Anderson, Chase Antle, Mark Appel - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-28-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-one

Group Two : Erubiel Armenta, Konnor Ash, Andrew Baker, Albertus Barber, Carlos Betancourt, Trevor Bettencourt, Malik Binns - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-29-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-two

Group Three : Josh Bortka, Andrew Brown, Blake Brown, Jean Cabrera, Eiberson Castellano, Starlyn Castillo, Joel Cesar - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-30-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-three

Group Four : Edward Chirinos, Ty Collins, Gabriel Cotto, Hans Crouse, Jack Dallas, Chris Devenski, Nick Duron - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-1-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-four

Group Five : Colton Eastman, Kent Emmanuel, Jaydenn Estanista, Braeden Fausnaught, Jordan Fowler, Carlos Francisco, Jace Fry - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-2-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-five

Group Six : Alex Garbrick, Eric Garcia, Tristan Garnett, Drew Garrett, Maikel Garrido, Jeffrey German, Kyle Glogoski - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-3-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-six


Group Seven : Ofreidy Gomez, Luis Gonzalez, Mavis Graves, Daniel Harper, Buddy Hayward, Josh Hendrickson, Jonh Henriquez - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-5-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-seven


Group Eighth : Jonathan Hennigan, Cristian Hernandez, Jakob Hernandez, Maxwell Hernandez, Jonathan Hughes, Sam Jacobsak, Estibenzon Jimenez - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-6-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-eight


Group Nine : Damon Jones, Nathan Karaffa, Orion Kettering, Michael Kelly, Keylan Kilgore, Taylor Lehman, Adam Leverett - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-7-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-nine

Group Ten : Ethan Lindow, Victor Lopez, Fernando Lozano, Alex McFarlane, Rafael Marcano, Brian Marconi, Jordi Martinez - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-8-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-10

Group Eleven : James Marvel, Gunner Mayer, James McArthur, Tommy McCollum, Griff McGarry, Christian McGowan, Tyler McKay - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-9-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-eleven


Group Twelve : Jake McKenna, Alex McKenney, Oswald Medina, Daniel Mejia, Jhordany Mezquita, Erik Miller, McKinley Moore - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-10-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-twelve

Group Thirteen : Francisco Morales, Vinny Nittoli, Braedon Ogle, Matt Osterberg, Micah Ottenbreit, Andrew Painter, Jose Pena Jr - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-11-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-13

Group Fourteen : Jack Perkins, Jonathan Petit, Tyler Phillips, Nicoly Pina, Dominic Pipkin, Michael Plassmeyer, Danyony Pulido - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-12-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-fourteen

Group Fifteen : Jesus Querales, Alex Rao, Carlos Reyes, Pedro Reyes, Mason Ronan, Jason Ruffcorn - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-13-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-fifteen

Group Sixteen : Matt Russell, Christopher Sanchez, Rodolfo Sanchez, Andrew Schultz, Brett Schulze, Tayler Scott - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-14-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-sixteen

Group Seventeen : Matt Seelinger, Enrique Segura, Eduar Segovia, Ryan Sherriff, Noah Skirrow, Christopher Soriano - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-15-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-seventeen

Group Eighteen : Billy Sullivan, Tom Sutera, Manuel Urias, Wilson Valdez Jr, Spencer Van Scoyoc, Victor Vargas - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-16-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-eighteen

Group Nineteen : Guissepe Velasquez, Ezequiel Ventura, Andrew Walling, Zach Warren, Chase Webster,Jared Wetherbee -https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/12-17-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-pitchers-part-nineteen


So we conclude - the twentieth article in the series on pitchers  and the final set of player profiles for 2022  - Group Twenty :  Danny Wilkinson, JP Woodward, Cam Wynne, Gabriel Yanez, Braden Zarbnisky ⚾️🤓.


Thanks to Matt Winkleman ( Phillies Minor Thoughts ) for his diligent efforts in detailing most of the speed gun readings.


Danny Wilkinson - 22  years old - LHP - Birthdate : 10/19/00 - signed as an un-drafted free agent - 7/25/22 - Villanova University - This Fan’s View - has yet to pitch in a pro game, was shut down short term after his signing to rehab an injury however is now back working on his throwing program.  I have yet to see him throw but found a report from Will Hoefer on Danny when he pitched in the Cape Code League for Harwich - “ Wilkinson is fun to watch due to a high overhead arm slot and a very unorthodox mechanical feature. Halfway through his delivery, he turns his head away from the plate, then fires it back through his finish to the plate. The stuff is unique and effective; a fastball with near perfect backspin and a big 12-6 curve in the low to mid 70s, complimented by an occasional slider at around 80 MPH. Consistency with his delivery will determine whether the premature head whack is an issue or a quirk, but this is definitely an intriguing strikeout heavy relief prospect.”  From what we’ve heard and read he gets top level spin rates on both the curve ball ( 2500 to 2600 rpm )  and slider ( 2700 to 2800 rpm ) - real weapons - anxious to see him throw - expectancies are he’s going to be ready to compete fully in spring camp.  The speed gun : fastball ( sits in a range of 91 to 93 mph - max 94 ), slider ( 81 to 83 mph ) and curve ball ( 74 to 77 mph ) - cape cod league reads   2023 Projection - if ready health wise will compete for a roster spot in spring camp with either Clearwater or Jersey Shore.


JP Woodward - 24 years old - LHP - Birthdate : 11/13/98 - signed as an un-drafted free agent 6/16/20 - Lafayette University - This Fan’s View -  appeared in 32 games for Jersey Shore in 2022 ( 38 IP ) posting 41 K’s and 16 walks - over two seasons has appeared in 60 contests between the FCL, Clearwater and Jersey Shore.  At 6’6” he uses height as an advantage with an extended release point.  Great attitude and willingness to work diligently at his craft, always ready to take the ball.  Had Ulnar nerve surgery on his throwing elbow in September but fully expects to be ready for spring camp - actually is looking forward to having a “clean, explosive arm for the first time since college.”  We expect good things to come.   The speed gun : fastball ( sits in a range of 88 to 92 mph - max 93 ), slider ( 78 to 82 mph ) and change up ( 81 to 85 mph ).   2023 Projection - should be in the mix for a Reading roster spot in spring camp.


Cam Wynne - 23 years old - RHP - Birthdate : 1/11/99 - 2021 20th round draft selection - University of Nebraska - This Fan’s View -  Fastball sits generally in the 93-95 mph range touching 97 - slider and change up are primary secondary pitches - ball comes out hot and quick to the plate with decent spin rates - power pitcher.  Tremendous physique.  Made the 2022 opening day Clearwater roster and was excelling - 11 appearances thru May 17th - 17 2/3 IP - 0.50 ERA with 21 K’s and 7 walks - was shut down with elbow concerns and rehabbed at the Complex till returning to Clearwater on August 12th and making five more appearances - overall numbers with the Threshers for the season - 1.25 ERA in 16 games ( 21 2/3 IP ) with 25 K’s and 10 walks. He’s a young hurler who could break out in 2023 and climb quickly - looks like a big leaguer. The speed gun : fastball ( sits in a range of 91 to 95 mph - max 97 ), cutter ( 86 to 90 mph ),  slider ( 79 to 87 mph ), change up ( 79 to 85 mph ) and curve ( 80 to 82 mph ). 2023 Projection - will compete for a roster spot with Jersey Shore - maybe even Reading - can be a quick riser


Gabriel Yanez - 23 years old - LHP - Birthdate : 7/22/99 - signed as an international free agent 1/11/17 - El Tigre, Venezuela - This Fan’s View -  appeared in 33 games for the 2022 Threshers - 50 1/3 IP - 3.22 ERA - 58 K’s, 13 walks - 1.13 WHIP.  Had a stellar month of June ( 1.00 ERA in 7 games ( 9 IP - 9 K’s, 2 walks ) and was consistently strong from April thru July ( 1.99 ERA in 40 2/3 IP ).  Gets a lot of movement and spin on his pitches which can overwhelm hitters at the Low A level.   He’s a multi-inning reliever with fastball generally in the low 90’s and a slider and changeup as secondaries. Attacks hitters and has shown ability to pitch multiple innings with limited rest between appearances - very valuable commodity. Also never hesitates to take the ball. The speed gun : fastball ( sits in a range of 86 to 91 mph - max 92 ), slider ( 74 to 81 mph ), change up ( 77 to 84 mph ) and curve ( 75 to 80 mph ). 2023 Projection - will compete for a roster spot with Jersey Shore.


Braden Zarbnisky - 25 years old - RHP - Birthdate : 12/26/96 - signed as an un-drafted free agent  7/21/20 - University of West Virginia - This Fan’s View  - appeared in 30 games ( 43 IP - 4.60 ERA ) - 53 K’s - 14 BB - 1.23 WHIP with Reading in 2022 -  posted a 0.93 ERA in April ( 6 games - 9 2/3 IP - 0.72 WHIP ) and a 0.00 ERA in June ( 6 games - 8 IP - 1.13 WHIP ).  Braden rose thru the system quickly in his first year of play -  pitched at three levels ( Jersey Shore, Reading & Lehigh Valley ) - good movement on all deliveries, gets after it and throws strikes, developing better command within the zone - was a two way player at West Virginia - the last two seasons are his first with a sole focus on pitching.  Back end of the game big arm reliever.  The speed gun : fastball ( sits in a range of 93  to 95 mph - max 96 ), curve  ( 81 to 82 mph ) and slider ( 84 to 85 mph ). 2023 Projection - will be in the hunt for an opening day assignment with Lehigh Valley - should see some Grapefruit League action as well.


Left to right - top to bottom - Gabriel Yanez, JP Woodward, Braden Zarbnisky, Cam Wynne and Danny Wilkinson - photos by Casey Burns, Michael Dolcemascolo, George Youngs Jr and Mark Wylie


Hope you’ve enjoyed all of the articles - they have been presented in place of the annual minor league digest that I produced for the past six seasons - takes a bit of effort to watch, listen and learn a little about each minor leaguer in the organization - hopefully I’ve done justice to them in that regard.


One last list for ya - in the series I profiled all the players whom I watched during the 2022 season that finished the year in the organization however there were others - here’s a list of players who were traded, released or decided to retire before season’s end followed by a list of the Phillies major league players who made rehab appearances in the minors during the season.  I’m a glutton for punishment but those lists historically were in my annual digests as well 🤓.


Players released/traded in late 2021 or 2022 :


LHP Tyler Adams -  signed 6/23/19 - released 3/28/22

OF John Andreoli - signed 3/10/22 - traded to Twins 5/30/22

RHP Yoan Antonac - signed 6/8/18 - released 3/28/22

C Juan Aparicio - signed 7/2/16 - released 3/23/22

RHP Leonel Aponte - signed 11/19/15 - released 12/10/21

C Edward Barboza - signed 2/19/18 - released 6/11/22

RHP Aaron Barrett - signed 3/16/22 - retired 8/9/22 - now rehab coach at the Complex

RHP Cam Bedrosian - signed 12/1/21 - released 8/8/22

RHP Ben Brown - 2017 33rd round draft selection - traded to Cubs 8/2/22

C Edgar Cabral - signed 3/9/22 - released 8/1/22

RHP Tyler Carr - 2018 31st round draft selection - released 5/26/22

IF Cash Case - signed 3/10/22 - released 3/31/22

RHP Dylan Castaneda - 2019 30th round draft selection - released 3/28/22

IF Chris Cornelius - 2019 16th round draft selection - restricted list 3/26/22

RHP Tyler Cyr - signed 12/10/21 - claimed by A’s 9/6/22

RHP Jonas De La Cruz - signed 9/19/16 - released 5/6/22

IF Guarner Dipre - signed 5/8/18 - released 3/28/22

LHP Kyle Dohy - 2017 16th round draft selection - released 6/21/22

RHP Dallas Dyar - 2019 21st round draft selection - released 4/1/22

RHP James Dykstra - signed 7/4/22 - released 8/4/22

C Karl Ellison - signed 3/1/22 - traded to Blue Jays 8/31/22

LHP Ethan Evanko - signed 6/19/18 - released 6/9/22

LHP Nick Fanti - 2015 31st round draft selection - released 8/1/22

IF Nate Fassnacht - 2019 8th round draft selection - retired 2/16/22

C Colby Fitch - 2017 13th round draft selection - released 4/22/22

C Freddy Francisco - signed  5/3/18 - released 8/5/22

RHP Julian Garcia - 2016 10th round draft selection - released 7/13/22

IF Luis Garcia - SS/2B - signed 7/2/17 - claimed by Tigers 9/6/22

RHP Joe Gatto - signed 12/10/21 - released 7/23/22

1B Joe Genord - signed 3/2/22 - released 3/28/22

RHP Wilson Gherbaz - signed 7/2/18 - released 12/10/21

1B Matt Goodheart - signed 7/20/21 - released 4/1/22

C Oscar Gonzalez - signed 7/2/17 - released 8/4/22

SS AJ Graffanino - signed 6/30/22 - released 7/31/22

OF Adam Haseley - 2017 1st round draft selection - traded to White Sox 3/29/22

RHP Chi-Ling Hsu - signed 7/2/98 - released 1/7/22

RHP DJ Jefferson - signed 7/2/19 - released 7/30/22

IF Albert Jerez - INF - signed 5/8/18 - released 7/31/22

LHP Nick Lackney - 2019 18th round draft selection - released 5/17/22

RHP Ji Tae Lee - RHP - signed 2/2/21 - released 3/28/22

RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin - signed 6/5/18 - released 12/10/21

IF Edgar Made - signed 7/8/16 - released 3/28/22

IF Drew Maggi - signed 3/4/22 - traded to Pirates 8/3/22

RHP Dillon Maples - signed 3/17/22 - released 6/24/22

RHP Michael Mariot - signed 3/30/22 - traded to Tigers 6/11/22

OF Hunter Markwardt - 2019 13th round draft selection - released 8/8/22

IF Luke Miller - 2018 22nd round draft selection - retired 2/24/22

LHP Scott Moss - claimed 11/4/21 from Guardians - released 8/8/22

OF Mickey Moniak -2016 1st round draft selection - traded to Angels 8/2/22

RHP Jake Newberry - signed 12/9/21 - released 7/23/22

C Logan O’Hoppe - 2018 23rd round draft selection - traded to Angels 8/2/22

OF Junior Ortega - signed 9/30/17 - released 12/19/21

RHP Corey Oswalt - acquired from Giants 5/8/22 - traded to Rockies 7/3/22

LHP David Parkinson - 2017 12th round draft selection - restricted list 3/26/22

OF Ben Pelletier - 2015 34th round draft selection - released 3/23/22

LHP Corey Phelan - now pitching in Heaven 

IF Kervin Pichardo - signed 6/24/19 - traded to Padres 3/30/22

RHP Mark Potter - 2018 19th round draft selection - released 4/13/22

LHP JoJo Romero - 2016 4th round draft selection - traded to Cardinals 7/30/22

RHP Austin Ross - 2018 35th round draft selection - released 6/19/22

OF Jadiel Sanchez - 2019 12th round draft selection - traded to Angels 8/2/22

LHP Ricardo Sanchez - signed 4/1/22 - traded to Tigers 8/14/22

LHP Sergio Sanchez - signed 11/16/17 - released 7/30/22

LHP Manuel Silva - signed 7/7/15 - released 3/26/22

LHP Jeff Singer - signed 10/15/15 - released 7/23/22

LHP Jaylen Smith - 2018 29th round draft selection - released 3/26/22

OF Josh Stephen - 2016 11th round draft selection - retired 6/14/22

IF DJ Stewart - 2017 39th round draft selection -released 8/1/22

IF Ronald Torreyes - signed 3/19/22 - released 4/26/22

Jose Tortolero - INF - signed 7/2/16 -released 3/31/22

RHP Jose Ulloa - 2019 24th round draft selection - released 3/28/22

LHP Andrew Vasquez - claimed from Jays 8/2/22 - Giants claimed 8/17/22

OF Roman Quinn - signed 4/9/22 - elected free agency 6/5/22

UTL Luke Williams - 2015 3rd round draft selection - traded to Giants 3/27/22

LHP Riley Wilson - signed 6/12/19 - released 1/6/22 - is now the MLB Replay Reviewer for the Phillies

C Austin Wynns - signed 3/9/22 - traded to Giants 6/8/22


Major Leaguers who made rehab or short term appearances in Minors in 2022 :


LHP Jose Alvarado - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

RHP Andrew Bellatti - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

RHP Connor Brogdon - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

RHP Seranthony Dominguez - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

RHP Zach Eflin - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Reading Fightin’s

IF Didi Gregorius - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

DH Bryce Harper - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

OF Odubel Herrera - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

OF Brandon Marsh - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs

IF Jean Segura - Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Prior Reports - Catchers, Infielders & Outfielders :


Catchers :


Group 1 : Jack Conley, Arturo DeFreitas, Jordan Dissin, Vito Friscia, Herbert Iser and Ryan Leitch. - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-9-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-catchers

Group 2 : Rafael Marchan, Nick Matera, Adony Mejia, Andrik Nava, Rickardo Perez & Jackie Pertuz  - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-10-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-catchers-part-two

Group 3 : Anthony Quirion, Caleb Ricketts, Leanardo Rondon, Donny Sands, Gustavo Sosa & Micah Yonamine - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-11-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-catchers-part-three


Infielders :


Group One : Matt Alifano, Alexeis Azuaje, Jamari Baylor, William Bergolla, Erick Brito, Johan Camargo,Ali Castillo, Chad Castillo - article posted 11/14/22 - link - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-14-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-infielders-part-one

Group Two : Aldrem Corredor, Aroon Escobar, Diego Gonzalez, Sal Gozzo, Jonathan Guzman, Darick Hall, Lou Helmig, Otto Kemp  - article posted 11/15/22 - link - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-15-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-infielders-part-two

Group Three : Scott Kingery, Hao Yu Lee, Casey Martin, Nick Maton, Freylin Minyety, Cole Moore, Yairo Munoz, Josh Ockimey - article posted 11/16/22 - link - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-16-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-infielders-part-three

Group Four : Nikau Pouaka-Grego, Ty Penner, Wendell Rijo, Brian Rincon, Daniel Robertson, Jehisbert Sevilla, Kendall Simmons, Marco Soto - article posted 11/17/22 - link - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-17-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-infielders-part-four

Group Five : Madison Stokes, McCarthy Tatum, Will Toffey, Nicolas Torres, Randy Vasquez, Kevin Vicuña, Uziel Viloria, Rixon Wingrove - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-18-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-infielders-part-five


Outfielders :


Group One : Jorge Bonifacio, Emaarion Boyd, Chris Burke, Jared Carr, Justin Crawford, Carlos De La Cruz, Jefferson Encarnacion - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-21-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-outfielders-part-one

Group Two : Ezra Farmer, Cade Fergus, Yemal Flores, Wilfredo Flores, Jorge Garcia, Yhoswar Garcia, Dalton Guthrie, Darium Gutierrez - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-22-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-outfielders-part-two

Group Three : Raylin Heredia, Dakota Kotowski, Matt Kroon, Marcus Lee Sang, Simon Muzziotti, Jhailyn Ortiz, Jerffson Pena - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-23-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-notes-outfielders-part-3-happy-thanksgiving-tomorrow

Group Four : Dustin Peterson, Leandro Pineda, Baron Radcliff, Felix Reyes, Gabriel Rincones Jr, Albert Rodriquez, Johan Rojas - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-25-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-outfielders-part-four

Group Five : Ricardo Rosario, Troy Schreffler, Chris Sharpe, Gavin Tonkel, Jordan Viars, Justin Williams, Ethan Wilson - https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/11-26-22-annual-phillies-minor-league-player-notes-outfielders-part-five



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ward_pj
Dec 19, 2022

Nice job Steve!

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