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  • Writer's pictureSteve Potter

5/8/23 : Minor League Roundup

All of the affiliated clubs were off today.

Player Development Center Training - Carpenter Complex

Four pitchers threw side bullpen sessions, pitchers who threw today - Jon Duplantier, Daniel Mejia, Griff McGarry and Ty Collins.

There was also a six inning Intra-squad scrimmage.  Pitchers who threw in the scrimmage were Mason Ronan, Eric Garcia, Fernando Ortega, Christopher Soriano, Luis Gomez and Jesus Querales.

Yemal Flores and Albert Rodriquez each hit home runs in the scrimmage. Leonardo Rondon, Dakota Kotowski, Albert Rodriquez and Gavin Tonkel each doubled.  Yhoswar Garcia had a single and walk and stole three bases.

I was impressed by the quickness of catchers Jorge Mendez and Jose Colmenarez, athletic receivers.  I’ve seen Christopher Soriano throw three times now this year, there is definitely more pop and movement on his pitches, he’s a 21 year old left hander who pitched in the FCL last summer, seems to me to have a longer arm delivery than what I saw last year.

Extended Spring Training games this week :  Tuesday @ Blue Jays, Thursday @ Tigers and Friday hosting Blue Jays.

Eastern League Player of the Week : Ethan Wilson

"Reading, PA - Reading Fightin Phils outfielder Ethan Wilson has been named Eastern League Player of the Week by Minor League Baseball. Wilson had a torrid week at Hartford, hitting .480 with three home runs, 11 RBI and seven runs scored in five games last week.

Wilson recorded multiple hits in all five games he appeared in at Hartford, which also included two three-hit performances on Tuesday and Friday. He scored two runs in three-of-five games and had a season-high five RBI in Friday's win. Wilson also hit home runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, respectively. 

Wilson has been red-hot since coming off the injured list on Apr. 22. Over that time, Wilson is hitting .383 with five home runs and 18 RBI. He played in the opening two games of the season and then missed over two weeks.

Wilson currently ranks at the Phillies number-14 prospect. He was drafted by the Phillies in the second round of the 2021 draft out of South Alabama. The Andalusia, Alabama, native spent last season between high-A Jersey Shore and double-A Reading. Overall, Wilson hit .235 with eight home runs and 48 RBI between the two stops. Overall, Wilson is slashing .377 so far in 2023." - Jake Starr - Media Relations - Reading Fightin Phils

System Transactions :

The Phillies acquired OF Junior Marin and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP James McArthur (DFA on 5/4).

Marin is 19 years old and is from Punta de Piedras, Venezuela.  He hit seven home runs in the Dominican Summer League in 2021 and posted a .380 batting average in 92 AB’s.  Last season in the Arizona Complex League he hit .315 in 92 AB’s.  He’s a corner outfielder who bats and throws right handed.

LHP Ethan Lindow has been traded to the Seattle Mariners for cash considerations.

Some interesting transactions on tap to be announced tomorrow, stay tuned 😎.

Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Junior Marin

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