• Steve Potter

8/28/22 : Week Twenty-One Minor League Review ( 8/22 to 8/28 )

Updated: Sep 1


Position Players of the Week :


UTL Dalton Guthrie - Lehigh Valley  - 8 for 20 ( .400 ) with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 5 runs scored - has a six game hitting streak ( 12 for 25 - .480 ) - 26 year old has had an outstanding season posting a .291 batting average in 316 AB’s with a .357 OBP in 352 PA’s has 24 doubles, 10 HR, 48 RBIs and 21 stolen bases - .823 OPS for the year - Paul Owens Award worthy numbers !


Dalton Guthrie -  photo by Cheryl Pursell



OF Carlos De La Cruz - Reading - 8 for 20 ( .400 ) with 3 doubles, a home run and three RBIs - he’s 12 for his last 32 ( .375 ) - coming off a Player of the Month award in July while with Jersey Shore, he has started to pick up the pace now at Reading.


Carlos De La Cruz - photo by George Youngs Jr



OF Baron Radcliff - Jersey Shore - 6 for 17 ( .353 ) with a double, 3 home runs and 7 RBIs - 4 walks - .476 OBP - he’s hitting .328 ( 22 for 67 ) for the month of August with a .416 OBP and has 6 home runs and 18 RBIs during the month.  I asked Baron what he’s adjusted  - “I’ve changed my stance, went back to my college stance from 2019 when I was All-ACC - have gotten shorter and quicker to the ball, very simple swing. No extra movements.”  The big fella has always had a great eye at the plate - the adjustment has boded well this month - let’s hope for continued success - Baron was drafted in the 5th round of the 2020 draft from Georgia Tech.


Baron Radcliff - photo by Michael Dolcemascolo



Pitchers of the Week :


LH Kent Emmanuel -Lehigh Valley - 7 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 90 pitches - 55 strikes - was excellent in his start on Thursday - for the month of August he’s posted a 1.54 ERA in 4 starts ( 23 1/3 IP ) and a 0.94 WHIP with 24 K’s and just 3 walks.  The 30 year old was the 2013 3rd round draft selection of the Houston Astros in the 2013 draft from UNC.  He’s an mix and command pitcher with fastball generally sitting in the 91 to 93 mph range.


Kent Emmanuel - photo by Cheryl Pursell



RH Maxwell Hernandez - DSL Phillies White  -5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s in playoff game on Friday - fast ball range 90-93 mph,really strong secondaries- especially the change up  - 19 year old from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic - finished the regular season with a stellar 0.72 ERA in 11 games ( 49 2/3 IP ) with a 0.81 WHIP - led the entire Dominican Summer League in ERA and was second in WHIP for those that qualified for the regular season


Maxwell Hernandez in DSL playoff game Friday vs Rangers



2022 season win/loss records :


Lehigh Valley went 4-2 during the week and is 68-55 overall

Reading went 1-5 during the week and is 53-67 overall, 24-27 second half

Jersey Shore went 0-6 during the week and is 44-76 overall, 19-35 second half

Clearwater went 2-4 during the week and is 55-64 overall, 20-34 second half

FCL Phillies went 2-0 during the week and finished the season 26-29

DSL Phillies Red went 0-2 during the week and finished the season 36-23

DSL Phillies White went 5-0 during the week and finished the regular season 40-19 - they are 3-0 in the playoffs


DSL Phillies White won their quarter final playoff series 2-0 vs Tex Blue and are 1-0 in the best of three series with PIT Gold


This coming week’s schedule : ( 8/29 to 9/4 )


AAA - Lehigh Valley will visit Norfolk ( Orioles affiliate )

AA - Reading will visit Hartford ( Rockies affiliate )

High A : Jersey Shore will visit Hudson Valley ( Yankees affiliate )

Low A : Clearwater will visit Lakeland ( Tigers  affiliate )

DSL Phillies White - league playoffs continue


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Footnotes :


Other Position Player standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


IF Scott Kingery - 6 for 13 ( .461 ) with a double, home run and 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored - has a five game hitting streak ( 7 for 17 - .412 )


Bryce Harper ( 5 for 8 - 2 doubles, 2 HR, 6 RBIs ) & Brandon Marsh ( 3 for 7, 3 RBIs )  made things exciting for LHV fans during the week as they excelled in their minor league rehab appearances


Catching tandem - 9 for 23 ( .391 ) for the week :

Catcher Rafael Marchan - 5 for 11 ( .455 ) with 2 RBIs

Catcher Donny Sands - 4 for 12 ( .333 ) with a HR and 3 RBIs


Reading :


OF Johan Rojas - 7 for 23 (.304 ) with 2 home runs, 3 RBIs and 4 walks ( .407 OBP ) - stole 4 bases and scored 4 runs from the leadoff spot in the order - now has 23 stolen bases in 25 attempts with Reading and 55 in 58 attempts for the season ( Jersey Shore & Reading combined ).


Catcher Vito Friscia - 5 for 10 ( .500 ) with a double and two RBIs


IF Wendell Rijo - 6 for 18 ( .333 ) with 3 doubles - has a six game hitting streak going ( 8 for 22 - .363 ).  Solid season - 11 HR, 47 RBIs in 300 AB’s


Jersey Shore :


OF Marcus Lee Sang - 5 for 12 ( .417 ) with a triple, RBI and 2 walks - .500 OBP


Clearwater :


OF Emaarion Boyd - 6 for 12 ( .500 ) - 3 for 7 with Threshers and 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs in FCL - has played in 11 games overall and posted a .361 BA in 36 AB’s - .477 OBP in 44 PA’s - has stolen 8 bases in 10mattempts - 19 years old - 11th round draft choice this summer from Batesville, MS - exciting player, quick hands and very fast - exceptional speed


Emaarion Boyd - photo by Mark Wylie


1B/OF Chad Castillo - 6 for 17 ( .353 ) with 3 doubles, an RBI and two walks

OF Troy Schreffler - 5 for 15 ( .333 ) with a double

Catcher Caleb Ricketts - 5 for 16 ( .313 ) with 4 RBIs and 4 walks - .450 OBP

IF Jamari Baylor - 4 for 12 ( .333 ) with 4 RBIs - had a three hit game on Saturday


FCL Phillies : final 2 regular season games played


Catcher Jordan Dissin - 2 for 4 - played in 10 games overall and posted a .353 BA in 17 AB’s - .542 OBP in 24 PA’s - 12th round draft selection this summer from Saddleback Junior College in CA - 20 years old


DSL Phillies Red : final 2 regular season games played


OF Aroon Escobar - 2 for 6 - finished month of August with a .434 OBP - drew 11 walks - 17 year old from Venezuela - .389 OBP for the season in 186 PA’s - big pop in his bat but showed patience - 24 BB, 26 K’s for the year 👀


Catcher Jorge Mendez - 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs - hit .343 for August in 35 AB’s and posted a .425 OBP in 40 PA’s - 19 year old from Venezuela posted a .400 batting average in 90 AB’s for the season with a .491 OBP in 108 PA’s - an OPS of 1.013 - had 8 doubles, 1 HR and 19 RBIs - shared the catching duties with 3 others


DSL Phillies White : 4 games played - 2 were playoff games


SS William Bergolla - 4 for 12 ( .333 ) with a double and 4 RBIs - was 3 for 5 in first playoff game - posted a .392 batting average ( 51 AB’s ) and .500 OBP in 62 PA’s for month of August in the regular season


Catcher Dervin Andrade - 4 for 8 - 3 doubles and an RBI - had a four hit game on 8/23 with 3 doubles - 18 yrs old from Venezuela


OF Andres Tabares - 3 for 7 - 17 year old got to play in final two regular season games - had 3 RBIs - from Venezuela

IF Jarol Martinez - 3 for 8 - is 9 for 28 ( .321 ) with a .387 OBP for month of August - .294 overall in 103 PA’s - .417 OBP


OF Jorge Garcia - finished the regular season with a .308 batting average in 156 AB’s and a .417 OBP in 177 PA’s - .796 OPS - 18 year old from Penonome, Panama


Other Pitching  standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


Starters :


LH Michael Plassmeyer - 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K’s - 104 pitches - 66 strikes


Relievers :


LH Jonathan Hennigan - three appearances - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 1 K - 62 pitches - 33 strikes

RH Nick Duron - three appearances - 1 2/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K’s - 40 pitches - 25 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - two appearances - 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 40 pitches -29 strikes

RH James Marvel - two appearances - 7 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 107 pitches - 69 strikes

RH Francisco Morales - two appearances - 2 perfect IP - 4 fly outs, 2 ground outs - 24 pitches - 13 strikes

LH Brian Marconi - two appearances - 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 47 pitches - 21 strikes


Reading :


Starters :


LH Ethan Lindow - 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 81 pitches - 59 strikes

RH Andrew Painter - 6 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K’s - 89 pitches - 63 strikes


Relievers :


RH Matt Seelinger - two appearances - 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 48 pitches - 34 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - two appearances - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 39 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Matt Osterberg - 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 15 pitches - 8 strikes - 1 inherited runner scored


Jersey Shore :


Relievers :


RH Carlos Francisco -four appearances - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 50 pitches - 29 strikes

RH Andrew Baker - three appearances - 4 IP, 1 unearned R, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 55 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Albertus Barber - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 18 strikes

LH Erubiel Armenta - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K - 28 pitches - 16 strikes


Clearwater :


Relievers :


LH Keylan Killgore - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 45 pitches - 30 strikes

RH Alex Rao - two appearances - two perfect IP - 1 K - 27 pitches - 15 strikes

RH Orion Kerkering - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s - 29 pitches - 19 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - two appearances - 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 60 pitches - 49 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - two appearances - 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K’s - 42 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Jack Dallas - two appearances - 2 perfect IP, 4 K’s - 25 pitches - 16 strikes

RH Nicoly Pina -two appearances - one in the FCL - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K’s

RH Josh Bortka -two appearances - one in the FCL - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s


FCL Phillies : two games played - season concluded


Starters :


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 5 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K’s

RH Manuel Urias - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 7 K’s


Relievers :


RH Eric Garcia - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s

LH Jose Acuna - 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s

LH Andrew Walling - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K

LH Braeden Fausnaught - 1 perfect IP - 2 K’s

RH Wilson Valdez - 1 perfect IP - 1 K, 1 fly out, 1 ground out


DSL Phillies White : five games played - three were playoff games


Starters :


RH Saul Teran - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K’s - 1st game of semi final playoffs


Relievers :


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

RH Saul Alcala - two appearances - 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 2 K’s

RH Eliecer Bata - 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s

RH Javier Fuenmayor - 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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