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6/11/23 : Week Ten Minor League Review (6/5/23 to 6/11/23)

Updated: Jun 13, 2023


An overall record of 21-17 for the seven teams this week. The Threshers (4-2) clinched the first half Florida State League western division title on Saturday becoming the first minor league team to qualify for post season play. The three complex teams (12-3) had very strong opening weeks, Phillies White scored eighteen runs in their game on Saturday!


Emaarion Boyd of Clearwater stole six bases in Tuesday’s game, he leads the organization and the Florida State League in the category with thirty three.  Lehigh Valley’s Scott Kingery (.462) and Simon Muzziotti (.471) had strong offensive weeks as did Reading’s Johan Rojas (.423) and Clearwater’s Erick Brito (.467) .  Darick Hall (.389 OBP) continued rehab action for Lehigh Valley with a bang posting a double, triple and home run totaling seven RBIs.  Carlos De La Cruz (Reading) extended his on-base streak to 27 games and posted a .370 batting average during the week.  Dakota Kotowski hit two home runs on the expansive back fields in opening week Florida Complex League play.


There were outstanding pitching efforts by Reading’s Tyler McKay (retired seven of the eight batters he faced on Friday, five by strikeout), Griff McGarry (five no hit, no run innings for Reading), Matt  Osterberg (six scoreless frames for Jersey Shore), Mick Abel (five innings, one run, one hit for Reading) and Clearwater’s Jonh Henriquez (two appearances, five and two thirds IP, no runs, one hit, three walks, five strikeouts) highlighting the hurler’s week.


AAA Level : Lehigh Valley : 3-2 for the week against Syracuse, 32-29 overall - 6/13/23 hosting Toledo


Recap :


Tuesday : PPD - Air Quality Issues

Wednesday : PPD - Air Quality Issues

Thursday : 5-2 Loss - Darick Hall had a single and walk, two RBIs.

Friday : 9-6 Win - Darick Hall (single, HR, four RBIs), Jim Haley had three hits.

Saturday : Game One : 5-1 Win - Christopher Sanchez was very good, six innings, one run.

Saturday : Game Two : 8-5 Win - Dustin Peterson had two hits (double & HR).

Sunday : 13-8 Loss - Scott Kingery and Vimael Machin each had three hits (two singles & a double).


Total Runs Scored : 32

Total Runs Against : 30


Standout Stats :


Scott Kingery - 6 for 13 (.462) with a double and two home runs, .533 OBP

Simon Muzziotti - 8 for 17 (.471) with a double & triple, .500 OBP

Darick Hall - 5 for 15 (.333) with a double, triple and HR, seven RBIs, two walks, .389 OBP

Jim Haley - 4 for 9 (.444 ) with two doubles, four walks, .538 OBP

Jordan Qsar - 4 for 10 (.400) with a double and HR, three walks, . 533 OBP

Vimael Machin - 4 for 11 (.364) with two walks, .462 OBP

Esteban Quiroz - 4 for 10 (.400) with a HR, four RBIs, .455 OBP


Pitchers :


Christopher Sanchez - one start, six innings, one run, seven hits, one walk, four strikeouts

Bailey Falter - one start with Clearwater, three innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts

Trey Cobb - two appearances - two IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, three strikeouts

Andrew Bellatti - two appearances - two IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, one strikeout

Taylor Lehman - two appearances - two and two thirds IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, three strikeouts


AA Level : Reading : 1-5 for the week against Binghamton, 21-35 overall - 6/13/23 hosting Hartford


Recap :


Tuesday : 10-8 Loss - Johan Rojas and Matt Kroon each had four hits.

Wednesday : PPD - Air Quality Issues

Thursday : 10-8 Loss - Carlos De La Cruz had three hits (two singles & double).

Friday : 2-1 Win - 10 innings - Tyler McKay retired seven of the eight batters he faced, five by strikeout.

Saturday : Game One : 4-1 Loss - 8 innings - Griff McGarry was excellent, no runs, no hits in five IP.

Saturday : Game Two : 8-5 Loss - Johan Rojas had three hits (two singles & triple).

Sunday : 8-6 Loss - Four hitters had two hits each.


Total Runs Scored : 30

Total Runs Against : 41


Standout Stats :


Johan Rojas - 11 for 26 (.423) with a double, triple, home run and seven RBI’s, five runs scored

Carlos De La Cruz - 10 for 27 (.370) with two doubles, .393 OBP

Matt Kroon - 8 for 22 (.364) and a .400 OBP


Pitchers :


Griff McGarry - one start - five scoreless and hit less innings, two walks, eight strikeouts

Mick Abel - one start - five innings, one run, one hit, three walks, five strikeouts

Tyler McKay - two and one third IP, no runs, one hit, no walks, five strikeouts

Cristian Hernandez - two appearances - three IP, no runs, one hit, one walk, three strikeouts


High A Level : Jersey Shore : 2-4 for the week against Hudson Valley, 29-27 overall - 6/13/23 @ Wilmington


Recap :


Tuesday : 13-1 Loss - Nick Ward singled and was hit by pitch three times.

Wednesday : PPD - Air Quality Issues

Thursday : Game One - 1-0 Win - Matt Osterberg was outstanding, six scoreless innings.

Thursday : Game Two - 2-1 Win - Casey Martin had game winning hit both games.

Friday : 8-4 Loss - 10 innings - Andrik Nava had three hits including a double.

Saturday : 4-0 Loss - Jordan Fowler went five innings, two runs.

Sunday : 1-0 Loss - Mitch Neunborn struck out the side in a perfect inning of work.


Total Runs Scored : 8

Total Runs Against : 27


Standout Stats :


Pitching :


Matt Osterberg - one start, six scoreless innings, two hits, no walks, four strikeouts

Jordan Fowler - one start, five innings, two runs,six hits, one walk, four strikeouts

Carlos Francisco - two appearances - two perfect IP, four strikeouts

Jordi Martinez - two appearances - four IP, one run,three strikeouts

Mitch Neunborn -two appearances - two perfect IP, four strikeouts



Low A Level : Clearwater : 4-2 for the week against Fort Myers, 40-16 overall - 6/13/23 hosting Tampa


Recap :


Tuesday : 10-5 Win - Emaarion Boyd singled, walked three times and stole six bases.

Wednesday : 7-2 Win - Emaarion Boyd had three hits as did Jordan Dissin.

Thursday : 2-0 Win - Three pitchers combined, Bailey Falter, Gabriel Cotto, Wen Hui Pan.

Friday : 6-1 Loss - Ricardo Rosario tripled.

Saturday : 8-4 Win - Jonh Henriquez was good in relief, two and two third innings, no runs.

Sunday : 5-3 Loss - Jordan Viars hit two doubles. Ryan Leitch doubled, homered and walked.


Total Runs Scored : 31

Total Runs Against : 22


Standout Stats :


Erick Brito - 7 for 15 (.467), .500 OBP - has a seven game hitting streak (11 for 25 - .440)

Jordan Viars - 5 for 13 (.385) with two doubles

Emaarion Boyd - 6 for 21, three walks, three RBIs  - .375 OBP - nine stolen bases

Jordan Dissin - 4 for 13 (.308) with five walks - .526 OBP

Otto Kemp - 5 for 16 (.313) with a home run, four RBIs and six walks - .500 OBP

Felix Reyes - 7 for 18 in PA’s (.389 OBP) with a triple and five RBIs

Ryan Leitch - 3 for 7 (.429) with two doubles and a home run


Pitchers :


Jonh Henriquez - two appearances, five and two thirds IP, no runs, one hit, three walks, five strikeouts

Jonathan Petit - one start, four innings, no runs, five hits, one walk, three strikeouts

Gabriel Cotto - four scoreless innings, one hit, one walk, four strikeouts

Wen Hui Pan - two scoreless innings, no hits, one walk, two strikeouts

Danny Wilkinson - two appearances, four and one third IP, no runs, one hit, two walks, seven strikeouts


FCL Phillies  : (4-1)


Recap :


Monday : game suspended - completed Tuesday

Tuesday : Game One - 3-2 Win vs Jays - Dakota Kotowski had two hits (single & HR).

Tuesday : Game Two - 6-4 Win vs Jays - Pedro Martinez was 3 for 4 (two singles & a double).

Thursday : 7-1 Loss to Yankees - Pedro Martinez had three hits.

Friday : 4-2 Win vs Yankees - Raylin Heredia had two hits (double & triple).

Saturday : 7-6 Win vs Tigers - 11 innings - Hao Yu Lee had two hits (single & double), three RBIs.


Total Runs Scored : 21

Total Runs Against : 21


Standout Stats :


Pedro Martinez - 8 for 12 (.667) with two doubles and seven RBIs - .714 OBP

Dakota Kotowski - 4 for 10 (.400) with two home runs

Diego Gonzalez - 3 for 7 (.429) with two doubles

Raylin Heredia - 5 for 15 (.333) with two doubles and a triple

Matt Alifano - 4 for 12 (.333) with three doubles

Junior Marin - 4 for 12 (.333) with two doubles


Pitchers :


Guissepe Velasquez - two appearances - 0.00 ERA - five IP, 0.80 WHIP, one hit, five K’s

Nate Karaffa - two appearances - 0.00 ERA - four and one third IP, 1.15 WHIP, five K’s

Zach Haake - four scoreless IP, one start, three hits,two walks, three strikeouts

Daniel Mejia - one start, three and two thirds IP, no runs, three hits, one walk, four strikeouts


Dominican Summer League Phillies Red (3-2)


Recap :


Monday : 6-1 Loss to Pirates Gold - Renair Manrique had two hits including a double.

Tuesday : 4-3 Win vs Twins - Jeffrey German started and pitched four scoreless innings.

Thursday : 5-1 Loss to Phillies White - Esterling Rodriquez had two hits including a double.

Friday : 2-0 Win vs Phillies Red - Luis Gonzalez (4 IP), Edwar Chirinos (2 IP) and Luis Alcala (1 IP).

Saturday : 4-1 Win vs Nationals - Juan Villavicencio had two hits (double & HR).


Total Runs Scored : 12

Total Runs Against : 15


Standout Stats :


Renair Manrique - 5 for 12 (.417) with two doubles, three walks, .517 OBP


Pitchers :


Jeffrey German - one start, four scoreless IP, one hit, one HB, two strikeouts, 0.25 WHIP

Luis Alcala - two appearances - 0.00 ERA - three IP, 0.33 WHIP


Dominican Summer League Phillies White (4-1)


Recap :


Monday : 9-3 Win vs Nationals - Yemil Rosario went 2 for 3 (double, triple) with a walk.

Tuesday : 6-5 Win vs Angels - Yemil Rosario homered.

Thursday : 5-1 Win vs Phillies Red - Maxwell Hernandez pitched four innings.

Friday : 2-0 Loss vs Phillies Red - Cristian Diaz (1 2/3 IP) and John Sosa (1 IP) scoreless relief.

Saturday : 18-2 Win vs Arizona Black - Jerffson Peña went 3 for 5 (double, triple & HR) with five RBIs.


Total Runs Scored : 38

Total Runs Against : 13


Standout Stats :


Starlyn Caba - 6 for 16 (.375) with a double and four walks - .524 OBP

Yemil Rosario - 5 for 15 (.333) with a double, triple and HR, five RBIs - .524 OBP

Darium Gutierrez - 4 for 7 (.571) with a double and four RBIs - .727 OBP


Pitchers :


Eduardo Fernandez - two appearances - 0.00 ERA - three IP, 0.67 WHIP

Kleyderve Andrade - two appearances - 1.80 ERA - five IP, seven strikeouts, 0.80 WHIP


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


Photos by Cheryl Pursell, George Youngs Jr, Michael Dolcemascolo, Rebecca Alexander and Casey Burns



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