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7/1/24 : June Standouts -Phillies Minor Leagues

The Phillies have historically issued “Player of the Month” awards in two categories - Hitter and Pitcher.  Below are a few nominations for the June awards 🤔🤓.


April Winners : Hitter - Casey Taylor - Reading & Pitcher - George Klassen - Clearwater

May Winners : Hitter - Otto Kemp - Jersey Shore & Pitcher - Mavis Graves - Clearwater


Hitter of the Month :


William Bergolla - Second basemen - 19 years old - Jersey Shore - signed as an international free agent 1/15/22 - Valencia, Venezuela.  Had a .421/.507/.596 slash line in 72 plate appearances with a  1.103 OPS - 24 hits, 9 runs, 11 walks, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 12 RBIs and 5 stolen bases - DNP after 6/22 due to hamstring strain, placed on IL 6/27.


Eduardo Tait - Catcher - 17 years old - FCL Phillies - signed as an international free agent 1/15/23 - Panama City, Panama.  Posted a .318/.390/.652 slash line in 77 plate appearances with a 1.042 OPS, 21 hits, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 5 home runs with 22 RBIs. Had 6 walks and scored 9 runs.


Keaton Anthony - 23 years old - Clearwater/Jersey Shore - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/18/23 - University of Iowa.

Posted a .375/.438/.609 slash line in 74 plate appearances with a 1.048 OPS - 12 runs scored, 24 hits, 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 11 RBIs, 12 runs and 7 walks. Was promoted to Jersey Shore on 6/25/24 and went 7 for 17 in his first week at High A. (Used Baseball Reference data for him for the combined two level numbers).


Weston Wilson - Utility - 29 years old - Lehigh Valley - signed 1/11/23 as a free agent - posted a .377/.484/.981 slash line with a 1.465 OPS in 14 games (65 PA’s) with 20 hits, 2 doubles, 10 home runs, 20 RBIs, 11 walks and 19 runs scored.


Alirio Ferrebus - Catcher - 18 years old - DSL Phillies Red/FCL Phillies - signed 1/15/23 as an international free agent - Maracaibo, Venezuela.  In 56 total plate appearances had a .378/.464/.711 slash line with a 1.175 OPS - 12 runs, scored, 17 hits, 6 doubles, 3 home runs, 13 RBIs and 8 walks.  He went 2 for 5 in his FCL debut on 6/29 with a double and two runs scored.


Buddy Kennedy - Infielder - 25 years old - Lehigh Valley -  acquired from Tigers in trade 6/7/24.  Had a .344/.461/.656 slash line and 1.117 OPS in 76 PA’s with 21 hits, 16 runs, 7 doubles, 4 home runs, 13 RBIs and 13 walks.


Carlos De La Cruz - Outfielder - 24 years old - Reading - signed as a free agent agent 8/23/17 from Yonkers, NY.  In 114 plate appearances had a .300/.386/.560 slash line with a .946 OPS with 30 hits, 21 runs 10 walks, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 16 RBIs.


Otto Kemp - Infielder - 24 years old - Jersey Shore/Reading - signed as an un-drafted free agent 8/1/22 from Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma, CA.  Posted a .299/.435/.586 slash line with a 1.021 OPS in 108 plate appearances with 26 hits, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 18 RBIs, 14 walks and 23 runs scored. (Used Baseball Reference data for him for the combined two level numbers).


Ruben Cardenas - Outfielder - 26 years old - Lehigh Valley - acquired from Rays in trade 6/6/24.  Posted a .284/.359/.605 slash line with a .964 OPS in 92 PA’s with 23 hits, 15 runs, 5 doubles, 7 home runs and 23 RBIs.


Jordan Viars - Outfielder - 20 years old - Clearwater - 2021 3rd round draft selection - Reedy HS, Frisco, TX.  Had 24 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 12 RBIs, 10 walks and 14 runs scored in 98 plate appearances. Slashed .282/.367/.518 with a .885 OPS.


Jorge Julio - Outfielder - 17 years old - DSL Phillies White - signed as an international free agent 1/15/23 - Barquisimeto, Venezuela.  In 46 plate appearances had a .325/.413/.500 slash line with a .913 OPS - 6 runs, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 6 walks and 8 RBIs.


Trevor Schwecke - Infielder - 26 years old - Reading/Lehigh Valley - selected in 12/6/23 minor league rule five draft from Blue Jays.  Was Toronto’s 2019 13th round draft choice - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Had a .333/.379/.483 slash line in 66 plate appearances with an OPS of .862 - 20 hits, 6  doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBIs. (Used Baseball Reference data for him for the combined two level numbers).


Marcus Lee Sang - outfielder - 23 years old - 2019 11th round draft choice - Northern HS, Owings, MD.  Posted a .284/.347 /.489  slash line in 99 plate appearances with a .836  OPS - 25 hits, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 13 RBIs - 8 walks.


Jerffson Peña - Outfielder - 20 years old - FCL Phillies - signed as an international free agent 11/16/21 - Montecristi, Dominican Republic.  .326/.367/.630 slash line in 49 plate appearances with a .997 OPS - 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 8 RBIs, 9 runs scored.


Jordan Dissin - Catcher - 22 years old - Jersey Shore - 2022 12th round draft choice - Saddleback JC, CA.  Posted a .300/.375/.620 slash line in 56 plate appearances with a .995 OPS - 1 double, 5 home runs, 12 RBIs, 11 runs and 4 walks.


Nolan Beltran - Infielder - 19 years old - FCL Phillies - signed as an international free agent 1/15/22 - Barranquilla, Colombia.

Had a .316/.435/.526 slash line in 46 plate appearances with a .961 OPS -  2 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 RBIs, 7 walks, 7 runs.


Juan Villavicencio - Infielder - 19 years old - FCL Phillies - signed 1/15/22 as an international free agent - Maracaibo, Venezuela.  In 66 plate appearances had a .321/.424/.491 slash line, .958 OPS with 13 runs scored, 17 hits, 2 doubles, 2 triples, a home run and 8 RBIs - walked 9 times.


Pitcher of the Month :


RH Robinson Pina - Reading - 25 years old - signed as free agent 12/11/23 - was originally signed by the Angels 2/15/17 as an international free agent from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.  Posted a 4-0 record, and 2.51 ERA over five starts (28.2 IP).  He had a 0.94 WHIP with 28 K’s and just 3 walks. Won the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week award the second week of the month when he threw a seven inning complete game shutout. He is 9-2 for the season with a 3.46 ERA in 67.2 IP with 76 strikeouts and a minuscule 9 walks - if you want a strike throwing starter, he’s the guy.


LH Mavis Graves - Clearwater - 20 years old - 2022 6th round draft choice - Eastside High School, Taylors, SC.  Followed up a strong month of May with an even better June - had a 1.71 ERA in four starts (21 IP) with a whopping 37 K’s and only 6 walks - 1.10 WHIP - .215 BAA - was recognized as the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for week three when he threw six shutout frames and struck out ten batters in his start.  Has a 2.48 ERA for the season in 12 games (58 IP) with 87 K’s and 20 walks.


RH Max Lazar - Lehigh Valley - 25 years old - signed as a free agent 12/8/23 - was Brewers 2017 11th round draft selection - Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs, FL.  In 11 appearances (12.1 IP) didn’t allow an earned run (0.00 ERA) - two unearned runs for the month, 4 hits, struck out 14 batters and walked just two.  Posted 6 saves in 7 opportunities. Had a .098 BAA, 0.49  WHIP.  In 17 games total with LHV has a 0.47 ERA (19.1 IP) with 8 saves, 21 K’s and 4 walks.  A minuscule 0.62 WHIP and a .123 BAA.


RH Braydon Tucker - Clearwater - 24 years old - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/19/23 - Lipscomb University.  Had a 2.12 ERA in four starts (17 IP) with 14 K’s, 5 BB, a 0.88 WHIP and .172 BAA.


RH Andrew Baker - Jersey Shore - 24 years old - 2021 11th round draft choice - Chipola Junior College, FL.  In nine appearances (10 IP) posted a 0.00 ERA with 17 K’s and just 3 walks.  Had a 0.90 WHIP and .118 BAA.


RH Mitch Neunborn -  Jersey Shore - 27 years old - signed as a free agent 6/5/23 - Johannesburg, South Africa. Made four starts (14.2 IP) posting a 1.84 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with a .154 BAA - 17 K’s, 6 BB.


RH Endersen Jean - DSL Phillies White - 19 years old - signed as an international free agent 3/12/23 - Mao, Dominican Republic.  In five appearances (10.1 IP) did not yield an earned run (2 unearned runs) posting a 0.68 WHIP and .086 BAA - 3 hits allowed and 4 walks.


RH Fernando Ramos - DSL Phillies Red - 21 years old - signed 6/15/24 as an international free agent - Ciudad, Cuba.  In four appearances posted a 1.80 ERA (10 IP) with 13 K’s and 3 walks, a 0.90 WHIP and .182 BAA.


LH Tristan Garnett - Reading - 26 years old - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/20/21 - Cal State Dominguez Hills. Posted a 0.87 ERA in nine appearances (10.1 IP) with 16 K’s and 7 walks - .189 BAA


RH Tommy McCollum - Reading - 25 years old - signed as an un-drafted free agent 7/20/21 -  Wingate University , Wingate, NC. Had a 0.90 ERA in 9 games (10 IP) with a .171 BAA


RH Andrew Schultz - Reading - 26 years old -  2019 6th round draft choice - University of Tennessee.  Posted a 1.00 ERA in 8 games (9 IP) with 7 K’s, a 0.89 WHIP and .188 BAA.


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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