• Steve Potter

7/18/22 : Week Fifteen Minor League Review ( 7/11 to 7/17 )


Pitchers of the Week :


RH Ben Brown - Jersey Shore - 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 13 K’s 🔥- 91 pitches - 74 strikes - retired first 9 batters faced in order - 6 with strikeouts - struck out 7 of the last 10 batters he faced - he’s posted a 1.89 ERA in 3 July starts with 31 K’s and just 2 walks in 19 IP.  He’s now eclipsed 100 punch outs for the season with 101 in 15 games - 69 IP and has a 3.26 ERA


Ben Brown - file photo - Michael Dill


RH Jeffrey German - DSL Phillies Red - the 17 year old made two scoreless appearances, one start and one in bulk relief - in his start on Saturday his line was 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s and in his relief appearance on Monday he went 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 5 K’s - giving him 7 1/3 shutout innings during the week with 3 H, 5 BB and 9 K’s.  For the season in 6 games he’s posted a 1.78 ERA in 25 1/3 IP with 27 K’s and 13 walks


Jeffrey German



LH Ricardo Sanchez - Lehigh Valley - 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s - 83 pitches - 58 strikes on Saturday, July 17th.  - the 25 year old from Puerto Cabello, Venezuela was signed on 4/1/22 after being released by the Cardinals.  He’s pitched with the Angels, Mariners, Braves and Cardinals organizations.  Ricardo has made 17 starts ( 75 2/3 IP ) for the Iron Pigs this season posting a 4.76 ERA


Ricardo Sanchez - file photo by Cheryl Pursell



Position Players of the Week :



OF Jhailyn Ortiz - Reading - 11 for 22 ( .500 ) with 5 doubles & 3 RBIs - also walked twice.  For the month he’s hitting .383  ( 18 for 47 ) with an .482 OBP - had a six game multi hit streak where he  went 13 for 21 ( .619 ).  For the season the 23 year old from Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic has 20 doubles, 13 home runs and 34 RBI’s in 75 games ( 282 AB’s ) with an OBP of .332.


Jhailyn Ortiz -file photo taken by George Youngs Jr



IF Leonardo Rondon - DSL Phillies White - an incredible 9 for 11 ( .818 ) for the week with 5 RBIs - the 18 year old from Caracas, Venezuela is hitting a gawdy .522 ( 12 for 23 ) with a .560 OBP for the month.  On the season he’s posted a .362/.434/.468 slash line in 20 games ( 47 AB’s ) in his second professional season - signed 2/2/21.


Leandro Rondon



C Donny Sands - Lehigh Valley - 9 for 22 ( .410 ) with a double, home run and four RBIs - he’s hitting .347 for the month ( 17 for 49 ) with an OBP of .418.  For the season the 26 year old is hitting .344 in 151 AB’s with an OBP of .451.  Missed a little over a month of action with plantar fasciitis but has continued to rake since his return.


Donny Sands - file photo - Cheryl Pursell


Other Position Player standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


IF Ali Castillo - 6 for 17 ( .352 ) - slashing .333/.415 in 36 July AB’s


IF Nick Maton - 8 for 21 ( .381  ) with 3 doubles.  The energy is infectious that Nick provides - a winner.


OF Chris Sharpe - Lehigh Valley - 8 for 23 ( .348 ) with 5 doubles and 6 RBIs - signed 5/5/22 as a minor league free agent


1B Josh Ockimey - 7 for 24 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and seven RBIs - hit a grand slam on Sunday - also drew seven walks for an OBP of .452 for the week. Josh has 12 RBIs since his promotion to LHV on June 30th


Reading :


IF Johan Camargo - 7 for 15 ( .467 ) on rehab assignment - recalled to Phillies thereafter


IF Wendell Rijo - 9 for 20 ( .450 ) - another strong week - slashing .375/.492/.667 in 48 AB’s with 4 home runs and 14 RBIs for the month of July


C/1B Vito Friscia went 5 for 13 ( .385 ) with 5 walks ( .571 OBP ) for Team Italy in the Haarlem Baseball Tournament during the week held in the Netherlands


Jersey Shore :


OF Jared Carr - 7 for 16 ( .438 ) with a home run, three RBIs and five walks posting a .571 OBP for the week. The 23 year old was drafted in the 13th round of the 2021 draft from Shepherd University


OF Ethan Wilson - 8 for 25 ( .320 ) - had a six game hitting streak ended on Sunday during which he was 9 for 25 ( .360 ).


Clearwater :


OF Marcus Lee Sang - 7 for 22 ( .318 ) with a double and three RBIs - he also drew three walks and posted an OBP for the week of .400


C Arturo De Freitas - 5 for 16 ( .313 ) with a double and three RBIs - he also drew two walks - .389 OBP for the week


FCL Phillies :


1B/OF Felix Reyes - 5 for 16 ( .313 ) with a HR & 4 RBIs - hitting .375 for the month ( 32 AB’s ) with 2 doubles, 3 HR and 9 RBIs.   The 21 year old has tremendous power - is on a good run driving the baseball.


DSL Phillies Red :


OF Neify Rosario - 3 for 11 with 2 doubles - the 17 year old from San Antonio de Guerra, Dominican Republic has played in 21 games ( 68 AB’s ) and has posted 8 doubles in his 25 hits.


DSL Phillies White :


IF Juan Villavicencio - 6 for 13 ( .462 ) - hitting .370/.452/.560 for the month in 27 AB’s - 17 years old from Maracaibo, VZ in his first pro season - signed 1/15/22


OF Darium Gutierrez - 5 for 12 ( .417 ) with a double, HR and 6 RBIs - 20 years old from La Habana, Cuba.  Has 2 home runs and 16 RBIs in 63 AB’s as well as 8 stolen bases - he’s hitting .302 with a .400 OBP for the season.


OF/1B Derek Escobar - 5 for 12 ( .417 ) with a HR and three RBIs - 20 years old from Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.  Signed 11/17/18


OF Jorge Garcia -  6 for 15 ( .400 ) - 18 years old from Penonome, Panama - is hitting .337/.434/.446 in 28 games ( 83 AB’s )


OF Manolfi Jimenez - 7 for 18 ( .389 ) - hitting .361 with a .378 OBP for the month in 36 AB’s - 17 years old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Hitting .333 in 99 AB’s with a .368 OBP for the season.


OF Romel Mendez - 4 for 10 ( .400 ) - 17 years old from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela


IF Jarol Martinez - 4 for 9 ( .444 ) - 18 years old from Guarenas, Venezuela


Other Pitching standouts :


Starters :


Lehigh Valley :


LH Bailey Falter - 5 1/3 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 87 pitches - 55 strikes

LH Michael Plassmeyer - 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 4 K’s - 81 pitches - 55 strikes

LH Christopher Sanchez - 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 58 pitches - 42 strikes


Reading :


LH Ethan Lindow - two starts - 10 IP, 1 R, 11 H, 3 BB, 7 K’s - 146 pitches - 95 strikes

RH Colton Eastman - 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s - 85 pitches - 51 strikes


Jersey Shore :


RH Mick Abel - 6 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s - 104 pitches - 63 strikes

RH Andrew Painter - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 9 K’s - 56 pitches - 41 strikes


Clearwater :


RH Jean Cabrera - 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 66 pitches - 40 strikes


FCL Phillies :


RH Jose Pena Jr - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s


DSL Phillies Red :


RH Enrique Segura - 4 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s

RH Adilson Peralta - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s


DSL Phillies White :


Danyony Pulido - 5 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s

RH Maxwell Hernandez - 4 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 4 K’s

RH Ezequiel Ventura - 5 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s


Relievers :


Lehigh Valley :


LH Jeff Singer - two appearances - 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 52 pitches - 31 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - two appearances - retired all 5 batters faced - 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - 2 perfect IP - 1 K - 27 pitches - 16 strikes


Reading :


RH Trevor Bettencourt - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 38 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - three appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 45 pitches - 24 strikes - 2 inherited runners scored

RH McKinley Moore - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 38 pitches - 26 strikes - posted 98/99 mph fastballs

RH Mike Adams - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 47 pitches - 31 strikes

RH Matt Seelinger - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 40 pitches - 28 strikes

RH Braden Zarbnisky - two appearances - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 6 K’s - 38 pitches - 24 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 36 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Bubby Rossman - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 52 pitches - 34 strikes

RH Adam Everett - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 28 pitches - 20 strikes


Jersey Shore :


RH Cristian Hernandez - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 25 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - two appearances - 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 2 K’s - 30 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Kyle Glogoski - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 31 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - two appearances - 2 IP, 1 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 37 pitches - 24 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 19 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - 2 perfect IP - 1 K - 23 pitches - 13 strikes


Clearwater :


LH Jared Wetherbee - - two appearances - 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 56 pitches - 36 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - - two appearances - 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s - 56 pitches - 41 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 47 pitches - 29 strikes

RH Alex Garbrick - - two appearances - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 42 pitches - 27 strikes

RH Gunner Mayer - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 35 pitches - 21 strikes

RH Victor Lopez - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 41 pitches - 27 strikes

LH Gabriel Yanez - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 36 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Rodolfo Sanchez - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 16 pitches - 10 strikes


FCL Phillies


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - two appearances - 6 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 9 K’s

RH Nicoly Pina - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 3 K’s

RH Fernando Lozano - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s

RH Jonathan Petit - - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - one inherited runner scored

RH Jaydenn Estanista - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 5 K’s - outstanding stuff - 95/96 mph FB, big hook - 75 mph


DSL Phillies Red :


RH Edgar Zuniga - two appearances - 4 2/3 IP, 1 earned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K

RH Luis Gomez - 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

RH Jean Hernandez - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

RH Jesus Querales - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s


DSL Phillies White :


LH Juan Amarante - 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H,  2 BB, 6 K’s

RH Hermes Astudillo - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s

RH Javier Fuenmayor - 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K

RH Douglas Mijares - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s


2022 season win/loss records :


Lehigh Valley went 4-2 during the week and is 49-41 overall

Reading went 4-2 during the week and is 40-47 overall, 11-7 second half

Jersey Shore went 4-2 during the week and is 31-55 overall, 6-14 second half

Clearwater went 2-4 during the week and is 42-44 overall, 7-14 second half

FCL Phillies went 1-4 during the week and is 11-17 overall

DSL Phillies Red went 3-2 during the week and is 18-11 overall

DSL Phillies White went 4-1 during the week and is 18-11 overall


This coming week’s schedule : ( 7/18 -7/25 - Stateside All Star Break - 7/18 to 7/21 )


AAA - Lehigh Valley will host Scranton Wilkes Barre beginning 7/22 ( Yankees affiliate )

AA - Reading will visit Somerset beginning 7/22 ( Yankees affiliate )

High A : Jersey Shore will host Brooklyn beginning 7/22  ( Mets affiliate )

Low A : Clearwater will host Bradenton beginning 7/22  ( Pirates affiliate )


Florida Complex League Phillies - home games - 7/22 ( Blue Jays ) - away 7/21 ( Blue Jays ) & 7/23 ( Yankees )


Dominican Summer League  :


Phillies White this week - 7/18 ( Brewers2 ), 7/19 ( Tex Red ), 7/21 ( Tigers2 ), 7/22 ( Tigers2 ), 7/23 ( Brewers1 )

Phillies Red this week - 7/18 ( Tex Red ), 7/19 ( White Sox ), 7/21 ( BAL Black ), 7/22 ( Cardinals ), 7/23 ( Colorado )


Minor League Player Awards to Date


Ethan Wilson - Bill Giles Award - Spring Training

Oswald Medina - Larry Rojas Award - Spring Training


Darick Hall - Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month ( April )

Andrew Painter - Phillies Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Month ( April )

Corey Phelan - Phillies Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Month ( April )

Hao Yu Lee - Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month ( May )

Ben Brown - Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month ( May )

Griff McGarry - Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Month ( June )

Will Toffey - Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month ( June )


Darick Hall - International League Player of the Week (4/18-24)

Darick Hall - International League Player of the Week (4/25-5/1)

Jhailyn Ortiz - Eastern League Player of the Week (5/9-15)

Hao Yu Lee -  Florida State League Player of the Week (5/9-15)

Logan O’Hoppe - Eastern League Player of the Week (5/16-22)

Andrew Painter - MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week (4/18-24)

Francisco Morales - MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week (4/25-5/1)

Hao Yu Lee - MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week (5/9-15)

Logan O’Hoppe - MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week (5/16-22 and 5/30-6/5)

Jonathan Petit - Florida Complex League Pitcher of the week ( 6/6-12)

Luis Gonzalez ... Dominican Summer League Pitcher of the Week (6/27-7/3)


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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