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8/1/22 : July Player Standouts - Phillies Minor Leagues

Updated: Aug 2


Written by Steve Potter

  

The Phillies have historically issued “Minor League Player of the Month” awards for position players and pitchers.  Below are considerations for the July awards 🤔🤓.


Pitchers :


RH Jaydenn Estanista - FCL Phillies - 5 games ( 2 starts ) - 14 IP - 0.64 ERA - 0.857 WHIP - the 20 year old from Willemstad, Curacao has electric stuff - ( 94 to 97 mph FB with late life ) and hard slider, he’s working to refine his curve ball and a change up.  For the season he’s posted a 1.33 ERA in 9 games ( 20 1/3 IP ).  He’s tall ( 6’3” ) and slender and has strong mechanics - eyes perk up on the backfields when he’s on the mound.


RH Andrew Painter - Jersey Shore - 0.46 ERA in 5 games ( 19 2/3 IP ) with a 0.81 WHIP - 25 K’s with just 2 walks - 19 years old from Calvary Christian High School , Fort Lauderdale, FL - 1st round draft selection - 2021 draft - 1.47 ERA in 61 1/3 IP and 0.93 WHIP for the season with 98 K’s and 22 BB - has been dominant in his appearances


RH Ben Brown - Jersey Shore - 1.57 ERA in 4 games ( 23 IP ) with a 0.61 WHIP - 35 K’s and a minuscule 2 BB - 22 years old from Ward Melville High School , East Setauket, NY - drafted in 33rd round of the 2017 draft - 105 K’s in 73 IP - 1.04 WHIP - can and has dominated games.  Ben was promoted to Reading 7/31/22 - Ben was traded to the Chicago Cubs on 8/2/22 for RHP David Robertson


RH Maxwell Hernandez - DSL Phillies White - 1.00 ERA in 4 games ( 18 IP ) with an .889 WHIP - 19 years old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


RH Danyony Pulido - DSL Phillies White - 1.40 ERA in 4 games ( 19 1/3 IP ) with a 0.931 WHIP - 19 years old from Caracas, Venezuela


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - FCL Phillies - 1.59 ERA in 11 1/3 IP - 16 K’s,  3 BB - 20 years old from San Felipe, Venezuela


LH Ethan Lindow - Reading - 2.59 ERA in 5 games ( 24 1/3 IP ) with a 1.40 WHIP - 23 years old from Locust Grove High School, Locust Grove, GA - 2017 5th round draft selection


Bullpen standouts :


RH Nick Duron - Lehigh Valley - 1.42 ERA ( 1.11 WHIP ) in 6 games - 6 1/3 IP

LH Jakob Hernandez - Lehigh Valley - 0.81 WHIP in 8 games ( 8 2/3 IP ) with 13 K’s and 3 BB

RH Francisco Morales - Reading - 0.67 WHIP in 9 games ( 9 IP ) with a 2.00 ERA - 14 K’s, 5 BB

RH Cristian Hernandez - Jersey Shore 1.54 ERA in 6 games ( 11 2/3 IP ) with a 0.69 WHIP - 11 K’s, 2 BB

RH Albertus Barber - Jersey Shore - 0.00 ERA in 6 games ( 7 2/3 IP ) with a 0.52 WHIP

LH Tristan Garnett - Clearwater - 1.04 ERA in 6 games ( 8 2/3 IP ) with a 0.69 ERA - 11 K’s, 0 BB



L to R ( top to bottom ) - Andrew Painter, Ben Brown, Jaydenn Estanista - photos by Michael Dolcemascolo, Michael Dill & Casey Burns


Position Player :


OF Jhailyn Ortiz - Reading  - 28 for 82 ( .341 ) - .432 OBP in 95 PA’s - 9 doubles, a Home Run and 9 RBIs - 23 years old from Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic.  Has 21 doubles and 13 home runs in 84 games played this season


OF/1B Carlos De La Cruz - Jersey Shore - 24 for 83 ( .289 ) - .368 OBP - 95 PA’s - 4 doubles, 7 HR, 15 RBIs - 22 years old  from Yonkers, NY.  10 home runs and 24 RBIs in 214 AB’s for the season.  Carlos was promoted to Reading 7/31/22


IF Leanardo Rondon - DSL Phillies White - 21 for 48 ( .438 ) - .509 OBP - 55 PA’s - 18 years old from Caracas, Venezuela.  Second professional season - signed 2/2/21 - is hitting .373/.462/.522 in 79 PA’s ( 27 games ) for the season



Jhailyn Ortiz, Leanardo Rondon & Carlos De La Cruz - photos by Cheryl Pursell & Michael Dolcemascolo


Others with good months :


Lehigh Valley :


IF Nick Maton - 18 for 55 ( .327 ) with LHV and 23 for 72 ( .319 ) including 17 AB’s in rehab with Clearwater - .393 OBP


IF Ali Castillo -  13 for 42 ( .310 ) with a .388 OBP

OF Jorge Bonifacio - 17 for 59 ( .288 ) with a .364 OBP

UTL Dalton Guthrie - 19 for 67 ( .284 ) - .338 OBP with 4 home runs and 13 RBIs


Reading :


Wendell Rijo - 22 for 79 ( .278 ) - .390 OBP in 100 PA’s

Kevin Vicuna - 20 for 65 ( .308 ) - .385  OBP in 78 PA’s


Jersey Shore :


OF Jared Carr - Jersey Shore - 20 for 70 ( .286 ) - .398  OBP - 11 BB


Clearwater :


OF Marcus Lee Sang - Clearwater - 24 for 86 ( .279 ) - .357 OBP - 2 HR, 10 RBIs, 10 BB - Marcus was promoted to JS 7/31

OF Leandro Pineda - Clearwater - 22 for 79 ( .278 ) - .363 OBP - 5 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 7 RBIs, 11 BB


Dominican Summer League :


IF Marco Soto - DSL Phillies Red - 21 for 65 ( .323 ) - .392 OBP - 74 PA’s

OF Juan Villavicencio - DSL Phillies White - 17 for 53 ( .321 ) - .413 OBP - 65 PA’s

OF Darium Gutierrez - DSL Phillies White - 19  for 51 ( .373 ) - .448 OBP - 58 PA’s


Prior Month Award Winners :


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 )

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