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7/1/22 : June Pitching Standouts - Phillies Minor Leagues


Written by Steve Potter

The Phillies have historically issued “Minor League Player of the Month” awards for position players and pitchers. Below are a few nominations for the June pitching award🤔🤓. If ya missed my position player nominations posted earlier today here is the link https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/7-1-22-june-position-player-standouts-phillies-minor-leagues

Pitchers :


RH Griff McGarry - Jersey Shore - 2.86 ERA in 28 1/3 IP, 48 K’s - 14 BB - 1.13 WHIP - the 23 year old 5th round draft selection from 2021 ( University of Virginia ) recorded double digit strikeouts in each of his last three starts for the month ( 34 K’s ) and was the first minor leaguer this season to eclipse 100 pitches in a game ( 6/22 vs Brooklyn ). He pitched at least five innings in each of his five June starts. When he’s commanding the zone his stuff is top notch, upper nineties fast ball and big time secondaries. Was slowed coming out of spring training with an oblique issue but is full speed ahead now !


RH Colton Eastman - Reading/Lehigh Valley - 4 games at Reading - 1.80 ERA - 25 IP - 2.25 overall - 5 games - 29 IP - Colton was transferred to Reading on June 9th and has excelled. He’s pitched six or more innings in all four AA level starts and went seven on 6/29 vs Somerset. The 25 year old was drafted in the 4th round of the 2018 draft from Cal State Fullerton. He’s a pitcher who uses a four pitch mix, generally good command and baseball savvy to get hitters out. Is very capable of pitching late into games - threw 128 2/3 innings pre pandemic in the 2019 season.


LH Bailey Falter - Lehigh Valley - 19 IP - 2.37 ERA - 0.68 WHIP - also made a spot start for the Phillies on June 17th against the Nationals. Will join the big club today to fill in for Zach Eflin while he’s out. Bailey has dominated the AAA level when he’s pitched for the Iron Pigs posting a 1.53 ERA in 6 starts ( 29 1/3 IP ) with a 0.58 WHIP. Drafted in the 5th round of the 2015 draft from Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, CA.


RH Tommy McCollum - Clearwater - 9 games - 0.77 ERA in 11 2/3 IP - 20 K’s - 1 BB - was dominant as a back end reliever for the Threshers - at one point during the month retired 20 batters in a row over five appearances. Tommy is 23 years old - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/20/21 from Wingate University ( North Carolina ) by scout Kellan Mckeon. Resides in Clemons, North Carolina and was a 2018 high school graduate of Calvary Day School. He throws a fastball, slider and splitter with velocity generally in the 94 to 96 mph range on the heater although we’ve seen it flash higher - upper nineties levels.


RH Matt Russell - Jersey Shore - 2.65 ERA in 3 official June games - 17 IP - plus 5/1 continuation of a suspended game from May 1st - threw 5 innings on 6/14 in the continuation - giving him a total of 22 IP in June and a 2.45 ERA overall. The 23 year old was signed on 7/21/21 as an in-drafted free agent from Missouri State University. Matt has upper nineties range with his fastball.


RH Maxwell Hernandez - DSL Phillies White - 0.00 ERA in 17 2/3 IP - 21 K’s - 5 BB. Maxwell made four starts and posted a 0.74 WHIP. The 19 year old was signed on October 21st, 2021 and is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He’s off to a great start to his pro career.


RH Carlo Reyes - Jersey Shore/Reading - 5 games - 11 IP, 0.00 ERA - 13 K’s, 0 BB 😳. - promoted to Reading on 6/25. Carlo is 23 years old and is from the Dominican Republic - he was signed in October of 2018.


Others :


LH Jakob Hernandez - Lehigh Valley - 0.00 ERA in 8 games ( 7 2/3 IP ) - 11 K’s, 1 BB


RH Braden Zarbnisky - Reading - 0.00 ERA in 6 games ( 8 IP )


RH Bubby Rossman - Reading - 1.50 ERA in 8 games - 12 IP - 14 K’s, 4 BB


RH Tyler McKay - Jersey Shore/Reading - 8 games - 12 1/3 IP - 11 K’s, 2 BB, 1.46 ERA - has a 2.35 ERA in 21 games ( 30 2/3 IP ) overall for the season


RH Andrew Schultz - Jersey Shore - 1.13 ERA in 8 games ( 8 IP ) - 18 K’s, 2 BB - excellent month for high velo hurler - especially command


RH Ofreidy Gomez - Reading/Lehigh Valley - 9 games - 11 2/3 IP, 12 K’s, 6 BB, 2.31 ERA overall - 0.90 ERA at Reading in 10 IP


RH Rodolfo Sanchez - Clearwater - 1.32 in 10 games ( 13 2/3 IP ) - 0.95 WHIP


LH Jakob Hernandez - Lehigh Valley - 0.00 ERA in 8 games ( 7 2/3 IP ) - 11 K’s, 1 BB


LH Brian Marconi - Reading - 5 saves in 6 chances


RH Mark Appel - Lehigh Valley - 0.00 ERA in 6 games ( 6 1/3 IP ) - promoted to Phillies 6/25


RH Alex Garbrick - Clearwater - 1.59 ERA in 8 games - 11 1/3 IP - 0.97 WHIP


LH Gabriel Cotto - Clearwater - 2.37 ERA in 19 IP - 5 games - 19 K’s, 8 BB


LH Gabriel Yanez - Clearwater - 7 IP, 9 IP - 1.00 ERA - 0.78 WHIP


LH Jordan Fowler - Clearwater - 1.54 ERA in 6 games - 11 2/3 IP


RH Eiberson Castellano - Clearwater - 2.12 ERA in 17 IP - 4 games ( starts ) - 23 K’s, 6 BB, 4 HB - one to keep an eye on - really like his game


RH Carlos Betancourt - Clearwater - 1.64 ERA in 6 games ( 11 IP )


LH Rafael Marcano - Clearwater - 2.45 ERA in 5 games - 14 2/3 IP - 21 K’s 6 BB


LH Jo Jo Romero - rehab - FCL Phillies/Clearwater/Reading - 2.57 ERA in 6 games ( 7 IP ) - 11 K’s, 2 BB


RH Jesus Querales - DSL Phillies Red - 0.00 ERA in 6 games ( 7 2/3 IP ) - 3 saves


LH Edward Chirinos - DSL Phillies Red - 1.04 ERA in 5 games ( 8 2/3 IP ) - 2 saves


LH Ronny Ramirez - DSL Phillies Red - 1.23 ERA in 4 games ( 7 1/3 IP )


RH Jeffrey German - DSL Phillies Red - 2.50 ERA in 4 games ( 18 IP )


RH Saul Teran - DSL Phillies White - 2.16 ERA in 5 games ( 8 1/3 IP ) - 3 saves


RH Ezequiel Ventura - DSL Phillies White - 2.29 ERA in 4 starts ( 19 2/3 IP )

Prior Month Awards


April Pitchers of the Month - Andrew Painter - Clearwater Threshers & Corey Phelan - GCL Phillies

May Pitcher of the Month - Ben Brown - Jersey Shore Blue Claws


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

Top to Bottom ( L to R ) - Matt Russell, Carlo Reyes, Tommy McCollum, Griff McGarry, Bailey Falter, Colton Eastman - photos by Michael Dolcemascolo, Michael Dill, Mark Wylie, Cheryl Pursell & George Youngs Jr

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