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6/16/24 : Minor League Week in Review - 6/10 to 6/16

A summary of results and standouts from the past week in the Phillies minor league system.

Promotions Week :

SS Aidan Miller, RHP George Classen and Catcher Luis Caicuto were promoted from Clearwater to Jersey Shore.  Infielder Otto Kemp and Catcher Andrick Nava were promoted from Jersey Shore to Reading.  RHP Enrique Segura and RHP Luis Avila were promoted from the FCL Phillies to Clearwater and RHP Orlando Gonzalez and LHP Claudio Gatier were promoted from the DSL to the FCL.

 Lehigh Valley :


The IronPigs went 2-4 at Syracuse, they are 29-38 overall - recently acquired infielder Buddy Kennedy had a strong week going 7 for 17 with three doubles, a home run and six RBIs. Outfielder Cal Stevenson went 8 for 24.  Tyler Phillips went seven innings in his start on Saturday and earned his seventh win of the season.  Tyler Gilbert and Max Lazar each made two scoreless relief appearances, Lazar posted two saves - Lazar has a streak of eleven straight scoreless appearances (13 IP).


Reading : 


Reading went 3-3 at home against Portland, they are 28-35 overall - outfielder Brandon Marsh played in two games and excited the crowds, he was his usual outgoing self and brought tremendous energy - also went 4 for 8.  Carlos De La Cruz continued his hot hitting going 9 for 26 with three home runs,nine runs scored and seven RBIs. Robert Moore 6 for 19 with three doubles and a home run, Otto Kemp 6 for 21 with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs plus five walks (.423 OBP).  Kendall Simmons extended his on-base streak to eighteen games and outfielder Marcus Lee Sang made a diving somersault web gem catch in Friday’s game playing left field.  Cristian Hernandez made three scoreless relief appearances. Tristan Garnett struck out seven batters in two scoreless appearances (three IP).

Jersey Shore :


The BlueClaws went 4-2 at home against Wilmington, they are 36-27 overall and are one half game behind Greensboro for the North division title with three games left to play in the first half.  William Bergolla went 8 for 16 with two doubles, a triple and four walks posting a .571 OBP.  Justin Crawford was 8 for 19 with four RBIs and four stolen bases. Jordan Dissin was 4 for 10 with two home runs, five RBIs and four runs scored. Troy Schreffler was 5 for 13 with two doubles and three RBIs, he got a key knock in Saturday’s come from behind win.  Aidan Miller had five hits (including a triple & HR) with four RBIs and walked four times for a .375 OBP in 24 plate appearances. Sam Aldegheri threw six scoreless innings in his start allowing just two hits and punching out nine. Jean Cabrera struck out 14 batters in 6.1 innings in his start.  Braeden Fausnaught pitched 5.2 innings on Sunday allowing just one run.


 Clearwater :


The Threshers went 4-2 at home against Tampa, they are 40-23 overall and trail Lakeland by a half game for the West division title with three games remaining in the first half.  Keaton Anthony went 6 for 19 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs.  Bryson Ware went 7 for 16 with a double, home run and five RBIs.  Pierce Bennett was 5 for 11 with four runs scored and two walks (.538 OBP). Diego Gonzalez was 4 for 12 with a double, he had a .429 OBP for the week in 14 plate appearances. Raylin Heredia was 6 for 20 and hit a double, triple and two home runs, he posted nine RBIs.  Jonathan Petit made two scoreless relief appearances including pitching three innings in extra innings on Saturday. Braydon Tucker pitched in two games including a start on Sunday when he pitched six innings and allowed just one run and one hit, he struck out six batters.  Luis Avila made two scoreless appearances (3.1 IP).


FCL Phillies : 

The FCL Phillies went 3-0 during the week - they are 18-11 on the season and hold first place in the league’s North Division. Catcher Eduardo Tait (pronounced Tie-Eat) had a huge week going 5 for 11 with a double, three home runs and nine RBIs.  Center fielder Jerffson Peña was 3 for 7 with a home run and three RBIs and shortstop Starlyn Caba went 4 for 10 with three walks and six stolen bases, he leads the league with 25 stolen bases for the season.  Right handed pitcher Orlando Gonzalez made his stateside debut by throwing five scoreless innings allowing just one hit and striking out six batters.


Dominican Summer League  :


In Dominican Summer League action Phillies Red went 2-3 for the week while Phillies White was also 2-3.  Catcher Alirio Ferrebus continued to pound the baseball- he went 6 for 13 with three doubles and seven RBIs and also drew four walks.  In twenty-one at bats for the season he’s hitting .476!  Infielder Adrian Garcia was 5 for 13 with a double, triple and three walks - both play for Team Red.  Outfielder Jorge Julio Jr was 4 for 11 with four RBIs for Team White.  Gelson Carpio threw four scoreless inning this week in two relief appearances for Team White while Alexander De Los Santos pitched five innings in his start for Team Red yielding just an unearned run.  

 Injury Updates (rehab group at the complex) :


There are twenty-two players (15 pitchers, 7 position players) at the complex working with the rehab and re-tooling team.  RHP Andrew Painter threw fifteen pitches on Tuesday in a side session off the mound to a target in front of the plate (short box) and fifteen pitches again on Friday full distance.  RHP Jake Eddington threw a live BP on Tuesday and pitched an inning in the FCL game on Friday.  RHP Dominic Pipkin threw a live BP on Tuesday and Friday (twenty pitches each).  RHP Alex Garbrick threw side sessions Tuesday and Friday with the second session as an up-down.  RHP Max Castillo threw a live BP on Wednesday and was transferred to Reading Saturday where he pitched two innings.  LHP Jordan Fowler threw a side session on Tuesday and a live BP Friday.  RHP Wen-Hui Pan threw a twenty pitch live BP Friday.  Outfielders Jorge Garcia and Ricardo Rosario began rehab game appearances in the FCL.  Outfielder Gabriel Rincones Jr, infielder Trent Farquhar and outfielder Tjayy Walton continued with defensive drills.  All players continued conditioning work.


 Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️ 


Written by The Joke 🤪

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