4/6/23 : Minor League Round Up
International League ( AAA ) Scranton Wilkes-Barre 4 (3-3) Lehigh Valley 2 (3-2)
Allentown, PA - Coca-Cola Park
Dalton Guthrie homered over the left field wall in the bottom of the first inning.
Vimael Machín homered over the right field wall in the fourth inning.
SWB scored a run in the fifth inning on three singles.
Oswald Peraza doubled to score Elijah Dunham (walked) for SWB in the 8th to tie the game. An errant throw to first base on a fielded ground ball by Shortstop Scott Kingery allowed Peraza to score. Willie Calhoun doubled, an intentional walk and hit batter scored another run.
On the Hill : 4 R - 3 earned, 9 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s
RH Jesus Cruz - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 26 pitches - 20 strikes - FB (90-94 mph), Slider, Changeup
LH Jakob Hernandez - 2 perfect IP, 3 ground outs, 3 fly outs - 20 pitches - 12 strikes - FB (89-91 mph), Curve, Changeup
RH Jeremy Walker - 2 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 39 pitches - 22 strikes - Sinker (89-93 mph), Curve
RH Jeff Hoffman - 1 IP, 3 R - 2 earned, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 14 strikes - FB (94 to 97 mph), Cutter, Slider
RH Trey Cobb - 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 1 K -21 pitches - 12 strikes - Sinker (90-92 mph), Sweeper
RH Jake Jewell - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 11 strikes - FB (92-95 mph), Sinker, Slider, Changeup
At the Bat : 4 H, 2 BB, 10 K’s
Dalton Guthrie had two hits (single & HR) - he’s now hitting .462 on the season & Vimael Machín hit a home run.
Defensive Gems :
Right fielder Dustin Peterson laid out to make a diving catch on a fly ball down the line to end the fourth inning. Left fielder Simon Muzziotti made a leaping catch on the run to record the second out of the eighth inning.
Dalton Guthrie - photo by Cheryl Pursell
Eastern League ( AA) - Reading - opens season 4/7/23 at Richmond
South Atlantic League ( High A ) - Jersey Shore - opens season 4/7/23 at Brooklyn
Florida State League ( Low A ) Clearwater - opens season 4/7/23 at Bradenton
Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex
We watched a seven inning intra-squad scrimmage which began at 11 AM, pitching was the highlight of the outing. Christopher Sanchez threw very well, was consistently in the strike zone albeit a couple pitches sailed on him that he got underneath. Overall he seemed much crisper than when we saw him last Saturday, completed three innings and then faced an extra hitter in the third frame to get to his pitch count. Liked what I saw from Jonathan Petit also, pitched down in the zone with zip and movement.
Yhoswar Garcia and Ricardo Rosario hit the ball well, both are speedsters but we’ve seen them also show the ability to drive the ball. Yhoswar one hopped a long fly over the left center field fence for a double. Cole Moore just missed on a couple long flys to the warning track that would have went out had he not gotten slightly underneath them with his swings.
Randy Vasquez and Kliubert Avila made the defensive play of the day. Sometimes in these backfield scrimmages there aren’t enough players to man every position, that was the case on the highlight play - with no one playing second base Vasquez moved closer to the middle from his shortstop position, then ranged far to his right and fielded a ground ball off the bat of Felix Reyes that was headed to right center field, he pivoted and made a jump throw to home plate from short right field where a runner was approaching attempting to score from second base. Catcher Kliubert Avila made a nice short-hop snag of the throw and a diving tag to record the out! Players who were sitting behind the home plate area erupted in awe and jubilation over the play - it was indeed good stuff !
On the Hill :
LH Christopher Sanchez - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K’s - much sharper than last week, good life on FB today
RH Jose Peña - 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 K’s - has put away stuff - battled command
RH Jonathan Petit - 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - good pop on FB, swing & miss velocity, down in the zone, good outing
RH Seth Nightingale - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 0 K’s - solid outing, unique arm slot, good velocity and movement
RH Ty Collins - 1 IP, 1 unearned R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K - defense let him down but battled out of it, best FB we’ve seen from him today
RH Malik Binns - 2 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 0 K’s - battled control/command, strong first inning, struggled in 2nd, has stuff to compete
RH Nathan Karaffa - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - good breaking ball today with life on express also, best we’ve seen him
At the Bat :
Ricardo Rosario had two hits (single & double) as did Yhoswar Garcia (single,double and a walk). Kliubert Avila doubled and walked three times. Jack Conley drew two walks. Gavin Tonkel, Alexeis Azuaje, Leonardo Rondon, Ryan Leitch and Felix Reyes each hit singles.
Current Player Development Center Roster :
Pitchers : 24
LH : Jose Acuna, Erubiel Armenta, Mavis Graves, Jake McKenna, Christopher Soriano
RH : Albertus Barber, Malik Binns, Eiberson Castellano, Ty Collins, Eric Garcia, Zach Haake, Nathan Karaffa, Oswald Medina, Daniel Mejia, Seth Nightingale, Wen-Hui Pan,Jose Peña, Jonathan Petit, Nicoly Pina, Matt Seelinger, Enrique Segura, Victor Vargas, Guissepe Velasquez, Chase Webster
Catchers : 5
Kliubert Avila, Jack Conley, Ryan Leitch, Jackie Pertuz, Leonardo Rondon
Infielders : 8
Matt Alifano, Alexeis Azuaje, Lou Helmig, Dakota Kotowski, Cole Moore, Felix Reyes, Jehisbert Sevilla, Randy Vasquez
Outfielders : 8
Ezra Farmer, Yemal Flores, Yhoswar Garcia, Ismael Perez, Albert Rodriquez, Ricardo Rosario, Gavin Tonkel, Garrett Whitley
Rehab Group working at Complex : 25 (Minor League - 20, Major League - 5)
Blake Brown - 7 Day IL - Reading
Jon Duplantier - 60 Day IL - LHV
Drew Garrett - 60 Day IL - Clearwater
Diego Gonzalez - 7 Day IL - Clearwater
Daniel Harper - 7 Day IL - Clearwater
Louis Head - 7 day IL - LHV
Estibenzon Jimenez - 7 Day IL - Clearwater
Damon Jones - 60 Day IL - LHV
Rafael Marchan - 40 man roster - 60 Day
Griff McGarry - 7 Day IL - Reading
Christian McGowan - 60 Day IL - Jersey Shore
Jhordany Mezquita - 60 Day IL - Jersey Shore
Nick Nelson - 40 man roster - 15 day IL
Micah Ottenbreit - 60 Day IL - Clearwater
Andrew Painter - 60 Day IL - Reading
Ty Penner - 60 Day IL - Clearwater
Dominic Pipkin - 7 Day IL - Jersey Shore
Nikau Pouaka-Grego - 60 Day IL - Clearwater
Christopher Sanchez - 40 man roster - 15 day IL
Kendall Simmons - 7 Day IL - Jersey Shore
Noah Song - 40 man roster - 15 day IL
Gus Sosa - 60 Day IL - Clearwater
Ranger Suarez - 40 man roster - 15 Day IL
Will Toffey - 60 Day IL - LHV
Jace Vines - 7 day IL - LHV
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