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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


Summary :


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


Summary :


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


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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