• Steve Potter

8/21/22 : Week Twenty Minor League Review ( 8/15 to 8/21 )


Pitchers of the Week :


RH Andrew Baker - Jersey Shore - two relief appearances - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 58 pitches - 40 strikes - consistent upper 90’s heat, hit 101 mph 😳 and also featured sharp slider - looked great 🔥💪.  Andrew ( 22 yrs old ) was drafted in the 11th round of the 2021 draft from Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Florida.  After a slow start statistically to the season he’s had a very solid month of August ( 2.70 ERA in 7 games - 10 IP - 19 K’s - 3 BB ) which is a follow on to July ( 14 K’s, 2 BB - 7 IP ).  When he’s commanding the zone the “stuff” can be un-hit-able.  When you watch him pitch the velocity certainly stands out but I’m equally impressed with his slider which in itself is a put away pitch.  From my perspective he’s a great candidate for the Arizona Fall League to see how it all plays.  Really like this young man and his game 👍👀.


RH Mick Abel - Reading - 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s - 89 pitches - 62 strikes - FB 94 to 98 mph - threw it by batters 🔥 - W


RH Andrew Painter - Reading  - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 8 K’s - 87 pitches - 57 strikes - FB in the 95 to 99 mph range - outstanding outing yet again 🔥


Six starters - Andrew Painter ( REA ), Josh Hendrickson ( JS ), Dominic Pipkin ( JS ), Jordi Martinez ( CW ) , Jeffrey German ( DSL )  and Javier Fuenmayor  ( DSL ) had game stat lines where they threw five or more shutout frames this week.


The Phillies Pitching Phactory continues to churn - check out the list of young hurlers stat lines from the two Dominican teams this week in the footnotes  - in ten combined games ( one was played against each other ) the two clubs yielded an average of just 1.6 runs per game - for Phillies Red four of those runs came against Phillies White - in their other 4 games they allowed just 3 runs ( 0.75 Avg per game ).  Multiple pitchers had strong weeks - good stuff !


Andrew Baker - file photo taken by Michael Dolcemascolo


Position Players of the Week :


The DSL Phillies White Team went 6-0 during the week - three hitters stood out :


Outfielder Raylin Heredia - 7 for 17 ( .412 ) with a double and two RBIs - from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic he’s 18 years old - has a .339 OBP for the season in 186 plate appearances


Outfielder Jorge Garcia - 6 for 13 ( .462 ) with a double, triple and three RBIs - 18 years old from Penonome, Panama - has had an outstanding season hitting .311 in 151 AB’s with a .384 OBP in 172 plate appearances - was named to the DSL All-Star game mid season


Shortstop William Bergolla - 8 for 20 ( .400 ) with two doubles and two walks.  Seventeen years old from Valencia, VZ - is hitting .380 ( 19 for 50 ) with a .475 OBP for the month of August  - .371 ( 26 for 70 ) for the season.




2022 season win/loss records :


Lehigh Valley went 3-3 during the week and is 64-53 overall

Reading went 4-2 during the week and is 52-62 overall, 23-22 second half

Jersey Shore went 3-3 during the week and is 44-70 overall, 19-29 second half

Clearwater went 4-2 during the week and is 53-60 overall, 18-30 second half

FCL Phillies went 5-1 during the week and is 24-29 overall

DSL Phillies Red went 4-1 during the week and is 36-21 overall

DSL Phillies White went 6-0 during the week and is 38-19 overall


This coming week’s schedule : ( 8/22 to 8/28  )

AAA - Lehigh Valley will host Gwinnett ( Braves affiliate )

AA - Reading will host Binghamton ( Mets affiliate )

High A : Jersey Shore will host Brooklyn ( Mets affiliate )

Low A : Clearwater will host Tampa ( Yankees affiliate )


Florida Complex League - home games - 8/22 ( Tigers ), 8/23 ( Blue Jays )


Dominican Summer League  :


Phillies White this week - 8/22 ( Tigers1  ), 8/23 ( Tex Red )

Phillies Red this week - 8/22 ( Brewers2 ), 8/23 ( LAD Mega )

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Footnotes :


Other Position Player standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


UTL Dalton Guthrie - 8 for 26 ( .308 ) with a double, home run and five RBIs - .412 OBP for the month of August


UTL Yairo Munoz - 8 for 22 ( .364 ) - saw action in center field this week


Infielder Johan Camargo - 6 for 18 ( .333 ) with 3 RBIs


Infielder Will Toffey - 4 for 11 ( .363 ) with 3 home runs and 5 RBIs


Infielder Daniel Robertson - 6 for 13 ( .462 ) with a home run and two RBIs


Reading :


1B/OF Aldrem Corredor - 8 for 21 ( .381 ) with a double, home run and two RBIs - has a seven game hitting streak ( 9 for 25 - .360 )


Outfielder Johan Rojas - 8 for 22 ( .363 ) - scored 5 runs - 3 walks ( .440 OBP for the week ) - stole 5 bases giving him 52 in total for the season


Outfielder Carlos De La Cruz - 6 for 20 ( .300 ) with a double, 2 home runs and 3 RBIs


Jersey Shore :


Infielder Luis Garcia - 6 for 18 ( .333 ) with a triple and home run - drew 5 walks - .478 OBP for the week - 21 year old from San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic


Outfielder Jared Carr - 6 for 16 ( .375 ) with a double - 23 years old - 2021 13th round draft selection


Clearwater :


Shortstop Erick Brito - 6 for 16 ( .375 ) with 2 doubles, a triple and 6 RBIs - also walked twice - has a seven game hitting streak ( 8 for 21 - .380 )


Catcher Ryan Leitch - 3 for 7 ( .429 ) - first pro HR and 3 RBIs


Infielder Jamari Baylor - 5 for 12 ( .417 ) with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs - 3 BB - .533 OBP for the week


FCL Phillies :


Outfielder Jordan Viars - 5 for 16 ( .313 ) with three RBIs - hitting .304 ( 14 for 46 ) with a .340 OBP for the month of August - 19 year old 2021 3rd round draft choice


Outfielder Dakota Kotowski - 5 for 10 ( .500 ) with a triple and three RBIs - 22 year old un-drafted free agent signee from Missouri State - signed on 7/25/22


Shortstop Bryan Rincon - on base 7 times in 19 plate appearances ( .368 OBP ) with 2 HR and 5 RBIs - good week for the 18 year old 2022 14th round draft selection from Shaler Area High School in Pittsburgh, PA


Infielder Nikau Pouaka-Grego - 4 for 9 ( .444 ) with a double and an RBI - he’s 12 for 31 ( .387 ) for the month with a .472 OBP and is at .307 ( 31 for 101 ) for the season with a .431 OBP in 123 plate appearances.  Seventeen years old from Australia.


DSL Phillies Red :


Catcher Jose Colmenarez - 4 for 10 ( .400 ) with a double, triple and a walk. Nineteen years old from Mariara, Venezuela - signed 7/2/19.


Outfielder Santiago Torres - 4 for 14 with a triple, two RBIs and five walks - .473 OBP for the week - .370 OBP for month of August for the nineteen year old from Barquisimeto, Venezuela.


Other Pitchers with strong weeks  :


Lehigh Valley :


LH Michael Plassmeyer - 4 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 6 BB, 4 K’s - 87 pitches - 50 strikes

RH Michael Kelly - three appearances - 4 2/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 61 pitches - 43 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - three appearances - 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 65 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Nick Duron - three appearances - 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 47 pitches - 33 strikes


Reading :


Starters :


RH Noah Skirrow - 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 1 WP, 4 K’s - 90 pitches - 56 strikes

LH Ethan Lindow - 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 68 pitches - 48 strikes - faced the minimum 5 of 6 innings - very efficient


Relievers :


RH Trevor Bettencourt - three appearances - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 52 pitches - 35 strikes

RH Billy Sullivan - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 57 pitches - 33 strikes

RH Tyler McKay - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 40 pitches - 25 strikes

LH Taylor Lehman - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 35 pitches - 24 strikes


Jersey Shore :


Starters :


RH Kyle Glogoski - 5 2/3 IP, 2 R - 1 earned, 3 H, 1 BB, 10 K’s - 95 pitches - 62 strikes

LH Josh Hendrickson - 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 66 pitches - 40 strikes - rehab start

RH Dominic Pipkin - 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 HB, 4 K’s - 84 pitches - 45 strikes


Relievers :


LH Erubiel Armenta - three appearances - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 56 pitches - 34 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 46 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Carlos Francisco - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 40 pitches - 26 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 37 pitches - 22 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 29 pitches - 23 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 22 pitches - 13 strikes


Clearwater :


Starters :


LH Jordi Martinez  - 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 54 pitches - 41 strikes

LH Jordan Fowler - 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 57 pitches - 44 strikes


Relievers  :


RH Sam Jacobsak - two appearances - 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 59 pitches - 41 strikes

LH Keylan Kilgore - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K  - 24 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Jack Dallas - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 33 pitches - 17 strikes - first pro save

RH Carlos Betancourt - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 20 pitches - 15 strikes

LH Matt Osterberg - 3 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 53 pitches - 36 strikes - opener


FCL Phillies :


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 4 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s

LH Samuel Aldegheri - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s

RH Wilson Valdez - two appearances - 3 IP, 1 R, 1 H,1 BB, 1 K


DSL Phillies Red : pitching staff allowed just 8 runs in 5 games - 4 came in one game


Starters :


RH Enrique Segura - 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s

RH Jeffrey German - 5 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s


Relievers :


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

RH Carlos Milan - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

LH Ronny Ramirez - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s

RH Fernando Ortega - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 K

LH Edwar Chirinos - 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

LH John Sosa - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 4 BB, 4 K’s

LH Neyker Ibarra - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s


DSL Phillies White : pitching staff allowed just 10 runs in 6 games


Starters :


RH Maxwell Hernandez - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s

RH Javier Fuenmayor - 6 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s


Relievers :


RH Saul Alcala - two appearances - 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Diego Linares - 3 perfect IP, 2 K’s, 5 fly outs , 2 ground outs

LH Juan Amarante - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

RH Maikel Rosales - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s


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 )

Carlos De La Cruz - Phillies Minor League Hitter of the Month ( July )

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

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

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)

Ben Brown - South Atlantic League Pitcher of the week ( 7/11 - 7/17 )


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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