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

Updated: Aug 2, 2022


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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