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7/1/23 : June Standouts -Phillies Minor Leagues

Updated: Jul 3, 2023


The Phillies have historically issued minor league  “Player of the Month” awards.  Below are a few nominations for the June awards 🤔🤓.


Prior month winners :

April : outfielder Gabriel Rincones Jr (Clearwater) and pitcher Orion Kerkering(Clearwater)

May : outfielder Marcus Lee Sang (Jersey Shore) and pitcher Wesley Moore (Clearwater)



Hitter of the Month :


Matt Kroon (Reading) - 26 years old, Scottsdale, AZ - 18th round pick, 2018 draft from Oklahoma State - during the month -

32 for 85 (.376) with a .433 OBP, nine doubles, HR, fifteen RBIs, seven walks, five stolen bases, .951 OPS


Carlos De La Cruz (Reading) - 23 years old, Yonkers, NY - signed as an un-drafted free agent 8/23/17 - during the month -

33 for 103 (.320),four doubles, triple, four HR, thirteen RBIs, ten walks, .386 OBP, 38 game on base streak


Nick Podkul (Reading) - 26 years old, Munster, IN - signed as a free agent 12/17/22 - during the month - 23 for 75 (.307), three doubles, two triples, six HR, eighteen RBIs, eleven walks, .402 OBP, 1.042 OPS


Raylin Heredia (FCL Phillies) - 19 years old, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - signed as an international free agent 2/2/21 - during the month : .371 (23 for 61) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and fifteen RBIs, .443 OBP, 1.082 OPS


Darick Hall (Lehigh Valley) - 27 years old, Hereford, AZ - 14th round pick, 2016 draft from Dallas Baptist (TX) - during the month - 26 for 80 (.325) with six doubles, triple, three HR, fifteen RBIs, thirteen walks, a .406 OBP, .944 OPS


Johan Rojas (Reading) - 22 years old, San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic - signed as an international free agent 1/18/18 - during the month - 34 for 103 (.330) with seven doubles, two triples, two HR’s, sixteen RBIs, ten stolen bases and a .375 OBP


Simon Muzziotti (Lehigh Valley) - 24 years old, Cumana, Venezuela - signed as an international free agent 7/5/16 - during the month - 26 for 74 (.351) with 3 doubles, triple, HR, 10 RBIs, 8 walks, a .422 OBP


Justin Crawford (Clearwater) - 19 years old, Las Vegas, NV - 1st round pick, 2022 draft from Bishop Gorman High School, Las Vegas, NV - during the month - 21 for 61 (.344), two doubles, four triples, ten RBIs, thirteen stolen bases


Jake Cave (Lehigh Valley) - 30 years old, Hampton, VA - waiver claim 12/2/22 from Orioles - during the month - 31 for 95 (.326) with 11 doubles, 6 HR, 22 RBIs, .389 OBP, 1.021 OPS


Felix Reyes (Clearwater) - 22 years old, Bani, Dominican Republic - signed as an international free agent 2/22/20 - during the month - 22 for 71 (.310) with a double, triple, four home runs and twenty two RBIs, .520 slugging pct. and .370 OBP


Others with strong months :


AAA Lehigh Valley :


Scott Kingery  - 24 for 70 (.343), seven doubles, three HR, nine walks, .418 OBP

Weston Wilson - .418 OBP in 21 games, two doubles, two triples, four HR, nine RBIs, sixteen walks


AA Reading :


Oliver Dunn - .385 OBP in 91 plate appearances, five doubles, five HR, seventeen RBIs


High A Jersey Shore :


Wilfredo Flores - 16 for 51 (.314) with two doubles

Rixon Wingrove - 28 for 97 with 8 walks with five doubles, two home runs and eleven RBIs

Erick Brito - 19 for 66 between Clearwater and JS, .385 OBP in 78 PA’s


Clearwater :


Emaarion Boyd - .419 OBP in 86 plate appearances, fifteen stolen bases

William Bergolla - .415 OBP in 66 plate appearances, fourteen hits, thirteen walks

Otto Kemp - .415 OBP in 94 plate appearances, seventeen hits, seventeen walks

Jordan Dissin - .383 OBP in 60 plate appearances, double, home run and eight RBIs


FCL Phillies :


Dakota Kotowski - 18 for 54 (.333), .419 OBP in 62 plate appearances, two doubles, triple, six home runs, ten RBIs, 1.160 OPS


DSL Phillies Red :


Renair Manrique  - 14 for 43 (.326) with four doubles and twelve walks, .525 OBP

Eduardo Tait - 19 for 57 (.333) with four doubles, three triples, HR, eleven RBIs, .377 OBP


DSL Phillies White :


Starlyn Caba - 20 for 69 (.290) with two doubles, a triple, eight RBIs, fifteen walks, nine stolen bases, .424 OBP


Pitcher of the Month :


LHP Matt Osterberg (Jersey Shore)  - 23 year old, Coleman, Wisconsin - 15th round pick, 2021 draft from St. Cloud State University (MN) - during the month : 2.35 ERA in five starts, thirty and two thirds IP, twenty seven K’s , four walks, 0.75 WHIP and a .178 batting average against.  He was perfect thru five and one third innings and ended up going six innings, two runs on two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts on 6/28, threw seven innings of two-run ball on 6/21 and became the first BlueClaw this season to throw seven innings, allowing one run on 6/14.


RHP Carlos Francisco (Jersey Shore/Reading) - 23 year old, Bayamon, Puerto Rico - 28th round pick, 2019 draft from Hillsborough CC (FL) - during the month : 1.69 ERA in nine appearances, ten & two thirds IP, one walk, fifteen K’s, four saves, 0.84 WHIP  - surpassed Jake Diekman (72, 2008-10) with most career appearances by a pitcher in BlueClaws history.  Promoted to Reading on June 29th. With Jersey Shore for the month posted a 0.93 ERA in eight games (nine & two third IP).


RHP Andrew Bellatti (Lehigh Valley) - 31 years old, San Diego, CA - signed as free agent 11/19/21 - during the month - 0.00 ERA in nine appearances, nine IP, one walk, eleven strikeouts, 0.89 WHIP


RHP Luis Gonzalez (DSL Phillies Red) - 17 years old, Barquisimeto, Venezuela - signed as an international free agent 1/15/22 - during the month - 1.00 ERA in four starts, eighteen IP, two walks, fourteen strikeouts, 0.83 WHIP


RHP Danyony Pulido (DSL Phillies White) - 20 years old, Caracas, Venezuela - signed 2/2/21 as an international free agent - during the month : 1.23 ERA in four starts, fourteen and two thirds IP, six walks, twenty one strikeouts, 0.75 WHIP, .106 batting average against.


RHP Tyler McKay (Reading)  - 25 years old, Lee's Summit, MO - 16th round pick, 2018 draft from Howard Junior College (TX) - during the month : 1.74 ERA in nine appearances, ten & one third IP, one walk, fifteen strikeouts, 0.87 WHIP, .211 batting average against, three saves.


RHP Brett Schulze (Reading) - 25 years old, Maple Grove, MN - 7th round pick, 2019 draft from University of Minnesota - during the month - 1.54 ERA in nine appearances, eleven and two third IP, three walks, seventeen K’s, 0.77 WHIP


LHP Jordan Fowler (Jersey Shore) - 24 years old, Union City, TN - signed as an un-drafted free agent 6/14/20 - Central Missouri - during the month - 2.45 ERA in four starts, twenty two IP, one walk, nineteen strikeouts, 0.91 WHIP


LHP Wesley Moore (Clearwater/Jersey Shore) - 23 years old, Surrey, Canada - signed as an un-drafted free agent 11/9/22 - Kansas State - during the month - 0.00 ERA in seven appearances, eight and one third IP, three walks,nine strikeouts, 0.96 WHIP


LHP Tristan Garnett (Jersey Shore) - 25 years old, Portland, OR - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/20/21 - Cal State Dominguez Hills - during the month - 1.13 ERA in seven appearances, eight IP, two walks, seven strikeouts, 0.75 WHIP


RHP Orion Kerkering ( Jersey Shore) - 22 years old, Huntington Beach, CA - 5th round pick, 2022 draft - South Florida - during the month - 1.80 ERA in nine appearances, ten IP, three walks, fourteen K’s, 1.00 WHIP, .189 BAA


LHP Jordi Martinez (Jersey Shore) - 22 years old, Santiago, Dominican Republic - signed as an international free agent - 1/22/18 - during the month - 1.35 ERA in ten appearances, thirteen and one third IP, five walks, fifteen K’s


RHP Luis Alcala (DSL Phillies Red) - 22 years old, Guiria, Venezuela - signed as an international free agent 4/2/19 - during the month : 0.00 ERA in six appearances, eleven and two thirds IP, two walks, ten strikeouts, 1.03 WHIP, two saves, .217 batting average against.


RHP Luis Avila (DSL Phillies White)  - 20 years old, Turmero, Venezuela - signed as an international free agent 2/23/23 - during the month - 0.87 ERA in five appearances, ten and one third IP, five walks, ten strikeouts, .184 batting average against, 1.16 WHIP.


RHP Carlos Millan (DSL Phillies White) - 19 years old, Carupano, Venezuela - signed as an international free agent 2/2/21 - during the month - 0.73 ERA in five appearances, twelve and one third IP, four walks, fourteen strikeouts, 0.97 WHIP, .195 batting average against.



Others with strong months :


AAA Lehigh Valley :


Jesus Cruz - 1.64 ERA in six appearances, eleven IP, five walks, eleven strikeouts

Ben Bowden - 3.00 ERA in eight appearances, nine IP, four walks, fifteen strikeouts


AA Reading :


Keylan Killgore - 2.13 ERA in ten appearances, twelve and two third IP, six walks, twelve K’s

Cristian Hernandez - 2.87 ERA in ten appearances, fifteen and two thirds IP, four walks, eighteen K’s


High A Jersey Shore :


Jason Ruffcorn - 2.70 ERA in eight appearances, ten IP, one walk, twelve K’s

Carlos Betancourt - 2.93 ERA in six appearances, fifteen and one third IP, two walks, fourteen strikeouts

Tommy McCollum - 3.09 ERA in eleven appearances, eleven and two thirds IP, six walks, eighteen K’s


Clearwater :


Sam Aldegheri - 3.00 ERA in four starts, eighteen IP, nine walks, nineteen strikeouts

Alex McFarlane - 3.00 ERA in four starts, fifteen IP, eight walks, nineteen strikeouts

Andrew Walling - 2.70 ERA in seven appearances, ten IP, eight walks, twelve strikeouts

Jonh Henriquez - 3.55 ERA in six appearances, twelve and two thirds IP, eight walks, fifteen strikeouts

Gabriel Cotto - 3.32 ERA in five appearances, four starts, twenty one and two thirds IP, six walks, twenty three strikeouts

Wen Hui Pan - 3.65 ERA in seven appearances, twelve and one third IP, four walks, twenty one strikeouts


FCL Phillies :


Nathan Karaffa - 1.46 ERA in six appearances, twelve and one third IP, eight walks, nine strikeouts

Guissepe Velasquez - 2.25 ERA in five appearances, twelve IP, 0.83 WHIP, five walks, seventeen strikeouts

Luis Gomez - 2.57 ERA in seven appearances, seven IP, one walk, five strikeouts


DSL Phillies Red :


Adilson Peralta - 1.59 ERA in three starts, eleven and one third IP, four walks, fourteen strikeouts

Ezequiel Ventura - 2.61 ERA in six appearances, ten and one third IP, two walks, nine strikeouts

Jeffrey German - 3.18 ERA in four starts, seventeen IP, six walks, eleven strikeouts

Juan Amarante - 3.21 ERA in five appearances, four starts, eleven and one third IP, four walks, fourteen K’s


DSL Phillies White :


Javier Fuenmayor - 1.00 ERA in five appearances, nine innings pitched, three walks, eight strikeouts

Josbel Garcia - 1.23 ERA in six appearances, fourteen and two thirds IP, two walks, eight strikeouts

Kleyderve Andrade - 1.35 ERA in six appearances, thirteen and one third IP, five walks, eighteen strikeouts

Cristian Diaz - 2.38 ERA in seven appearances, eleven and one third IP, three walks, ten strikeouts


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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