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9/1/22 : August Player Standouts - Phillies Minor Leagues


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 August awards 🤔🤓.


Pitchers : my two nominations 😎


RH Andrew Painter - Jersey Shore/Reading - posted a 0.68 ERA in 4 starts ( 26 1/3 IP ) with 34 K’s and 3 BB - 0.61 WHIP - had a 26 inning scoreless streak over the four starts yielding just 2 runs overall - streak extended to 32 innings counting his 7/30 start.  Has pitched 6 or more innings in each of his last five starts.  Dominant at three levels this season - overall 1.23 ERA in 87 2/3 IP with 132 K’s and 24 walks - WHIP of 0.83 - easy and obvious choice for 2022 Paul Owens Award .


RH Maxwell Hernandez - DSL Phillies White - 0.72 ERA in 5 starts - includes 1 playoff game and 1 championship series game ( 25 IP total for the month ) with a 0.84 WHIP - 25 K’s - the 19 year old threw 11 innings in the playoffs/championship allowing just one run on seven hits and 3 walks - striking out 7 hitters as his team won both games.  During the regular season he led the entire Dominican Summer League in ERA with a stellar  0.72 mark in 11 starts ( 49 2/3 IP ) - phenomenal job !  Was signed on 10/26/21 from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Andrew Painter & Maxwell Hernandez - Painter photo by George Youngs Jr


Position Players : my three nominations 🤔


OF Baron Radcliff - Jersey Shore - 26 for 75 ( .347 ) with 8 HR and 24 RBIs - .430 OBP  ( 80 PA’s ) - 1.164 OPS - 5th round draft selection - 2020 draft from Georgia Tech - shortened swing this month - simplified approach.  Has 16 home runs for the season.


OF/IF Dalton Guthrie - Lehigh Valley - 26 for 85 ( .306 ) with a .404 OBP ( 99 PA’s )  and .863 OPS - scored 20 runs had 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 12 RBIs - 9 walks and 8 stolen bases  - 26 year old has had an outstanding season posting a .287 batting average in 324 AB’s with a .352 OBP in 360 PA’s has 25 doubles, 10 HR, 48 RBIs and 21 stolen bases - .809 OPS for the year - Paul Owens Award worthy numbers !


SS William Bergolla -DSL Phillies White -  25 for 76 ( .329 ) with 15 RBIs  .421 OBP - 88 PA’s - .802 OPS - includes 6 playoff games ( 5 RBIs in playoffs )  - 17 year old from Venezuela signed 1/15/22 - hit .380/.470/.423 during regular season with an .893 OPS in 83 Plate Appearances with 14 RBIs


L to R - Baron Radcliff, William Bergolla, Dalton Guthrie - photos - Michael Dolcemascolo & Cheryl Pursell



Other August standouts :


Pitchers :


Lehigh Valley :


LH Jonathan Hennigan - 0.00 ERA in 8 games ( 8 2/3 IP )

LH Michael Plassmeyer - 1.17 ERA in 4 starts ( 23 IP ) with 1.04 WHIP

RH Trevor Bettencourt - Reading/Lehigh Valley - 1.98  ERA in 9 games ( 13 2/3 IP )

LH Jakob Hernandez - 2.00 ERA in 8 games ( 9 IP ) with 0.89 WHIP - 13 K’s - 1 BB

RH Francisco Morales - 2.00 ERA in 8 games ( 9 IP ) with 1.33 WHIP

LH Kent Emmanuel - 2.28 ERA in 5 starts ( 23 2/3 IP ) with 1.06 WHIP


Reading :


RH Griff McGarry - 1.96 ERA in 4 games ( 18 1/3 IP ) - 21 K’s - 11 BB

RH Andrew Baker - Jersey Shore/Reading - 1.88  ERA in 11 games ( 14 1/3 IP )


Jersey Shore :


RH Carlos Francisco  - 0.00 ERA in 9 appearances ( 11 IP ) - 0.64 WHIP

RH Brett Schulze - 0.96 ERA in 9 games ( 9 1/3 IP ) - 0.96 WHIP

RH Albertus Barber - 1.04 ERA in 8 games ( 8 2/3 IP ) - 0.92 WHIP - 13 K’s - 2 BB


Clearwater :


LH Matt Osterberg - Clearwater/Reading  - 0.59 ERA in 15 1/3 IP - 6 appearances - 0.78 WHIP

RH Carlos Betancourt  - 1.93 ERA in 6 appearances ( 9 1/3 IP ) with 11 K’s & 1 BB - 0.96 WHIP

LH Jordan Fowler  - 2.00 ERA in 5 games ( 18 IP ) with 0.72 WHIP - 21 K’s - 2 BB


Florida Complex League Phillies :


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - FCL Phillies - 1.29 ERA in 3 games ( 14 IP ) with 15 K’s and 4 BB

RH Fernando Lozano - FCL Phillies - 1.69 ERA in 10 2/3 IP ( 3 games )


Dominican Summer League :


RH Jeffrey German - Phillies Red - 0.00 ERA in 3 games ( 11 2/3 IP ) - 0.94 WHIP - 13 K’s 3 BB

RH Pedro Reyes - Phillies Red - 1.59 ERA in 3 games ( 17 IP ) - 1.06 WHIP

RH Enrique Segura - Phillies Red - 1.89 ERA in 4 games ( 19 IP ) with 16 K’s - 4 BB


RH Jesus Querales - Phillies Red/White - 0.00 in 6 games ( 8 1/3 IP ) - 0.60 WHIP - includes 3 playoff games


RH Saul Teran - Phillies White - 0.96 ERA in 4 games ( 18 2/3 IP ) with 18 K’s and 6 BB - includes one playoff game

RH Saul Alcala - Phillies White - 1.29 ERA in 8 games ( 14 IP ) - 0.93 WHIP - includes 2 playoff games


Position Players  :


Lehigh Valley :


IF Yairo Munoz - 23 for 77 ( .299 ) with 6 doubles and 11 RBIs


Reading :


Aldrem Corredor - 25 for 88 ( .284 ) with 6 HR & 18 RBIs, 18 walks  - .398 OBP - 108 PA’s - .921 OPS

Wendell Rijo  - 28 for 91 ( .308 ) - 3 HR, 10 doubles, 16 RBIs - .350 OBP - 100 PA’s - .867 OPS


Clearwater  :


Jamari Baylor - Clearwater - .452 OBP in 62 PA’s - 13 hits in 47 AB’s ( .277 ) and 13 walks

Dakota Kotowski - FCL Phillies/Clearwater - 16 for 37 ( .432  ) - .523 OBP in 44 PA’s - 1.117 OPS

Emaarion Boyd - FCL Phillies/Clearwater -  13 for 36 ( .361 ) - .477 OBP in 44 PA’s - .866 OPS


Florida Complex League Phillies :


Nikau Pouaka-Grego - FCL Phillies - 12 for 33 ( .364 ) - .447 OBP


Dominican Summer League :


OF Raylin Heredia - Phillies White - 7 for 20 ( .350 ) in 5 playoff/championship games - .409 OBP - .279 for the month overall ( 19 for 68 )


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 )

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

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

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


Happy Day, Happy Baseball

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