• Steve Potter

9/11/22 : Week Twenty-Three Minor League Review ( 9/5 to 9/11 )


Position Players of the Week :


1B Darick Hall - 8 for 19 ( .421 ) with 3 doubles, 3 home runs and 8 RBIs - had a “Long Ball Hall” week which I’m sure will get a look for International League Player of the week honors.  He now has 24 home runs and 80 RBIs for LHV in 340 AB’s - coupled with his 9 taters and 16 RBIs while in the show he’s posted 33 home runs and 96 RBIs this season 😳👀.  An .862 OPS in the minors and .846 OPS in the show - outstanding numbers - is a big league hitter - some of us have said that all along 🤓.


IF Hao Yu Lee - Jersey Shore - 8 for 20 ( .400 ) with 3 doubles and a triple - had a slight injury setback shortly after getting promoted to Jersey Shore but this week showcased the hitting prowess we’ve been writing about most of the summer - a very solid professional hitter type and just 19 years old - had a very good overall season between Clearwater and Jersey Shore - .284 BA in 299 AB’s with 15 doubles, 2 triples, 9 home runs and 53 RBIs - every time I see him play I see Placido Polanco reborn on the field 😁.  The young man can play.


Darick Hall - photo by Cheryl Pursell


Hao Yu Lee - photo by Mark Wylie



Pitchers of the Week :  multiple strong starting pitching efforts 👀


RH Noah Skirrow - Lehigh Valley - 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 79 pitches - 47 strikes

LH Michael Plassmeyer - Lehigh Valley - 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 BB, 7 K’s - 98 pitches - 68 strikes


RH Andrew Painter - Reading - 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 HB, 9 K’s - 72 pitches - 55 strikes

RH Mick Abel - Reading - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 80 pitches - 50 strikes


RH Kyle Glogoski - Jersey Shore - 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K’s - 79 pitches - 52 strikes

RH Victor Vargas - Jersey Shore - 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 76 pitches - 59 strikes - no hitter thru 4 innings

RH Dominic Pipkin - Jersey Shore - 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 5 K’s - 91 pitches - 55 strikes

RH Carlo Reyes - Jersey Shore - 5 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 BB, 8 K’s - 66 pitches - 51 strikes


RH Estibenzon Jimenez - Clearwater - 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 K’s - 72 pitches - 50 strikes


2022 season win/loss records :


Lehigh Valley went 3-2 during the week and is 72-62 overall

Reading went 4-2 during the week and is 59-73 overall, 30-33 second half

Jersey Shore went 4-2 during the week and finished the season 51-81

Clearwater went 1-3 during the week and finished the season 57-71

FCL Phillies finished the season 26-29

DSL Phillies Red finished the season 36-23

DSL Phillies White finished the regular season 40-19


DSL Phillies White won the DSL Championship going 2-1 in the Championship Series and 6-1 overall in the playoffs


This coming week’s schedule : ( 9/12 to 9/18 )


AAA - Lehigh Valley will visit Rochester ( Nationals affiliate )

AA - Reading will visit Altoona  ( Pirates affiliate ) - last series of the regular season


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Footnotes :


Other Position Player standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


IF Yairo Munoz - 6 or 19 ( .316 ) with a double and 3 RBIs - energy,energy,energy - plays with a love of the game that shines thru - .310 BA in 268 AB’s for LHV - dugout shots of him jumping in the arms of Darick Hall this week after home runs tells just how great a teammate he is.


IF Scott Kingery - 5 for 12 ( .417 ) with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs - has really hit the ball well since 8/19 going 16 for 44 ( .363 ) in that 15 game span with 3 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs and 9 RBIs.  He’s posted a .467 OBP thus far in September in 31 plate appearances - very pleasant young man - we’ve always pulled for him - hopefully the run of success carries on.


IF Johan Camargo - 4 for 11 ( .363 ) with a HR and 3 RBIs - .370 OBP for September


Reading :


IF Kevin Vicuna - 8 for 20 ( .400 ) - hitting .444 ( 12 for 27 ) with a .483 OBP for the month of September.


OF Johan Rojas -  6 for 16 ( .375 ) with 4 stolen bases - now has 61 stolen bases ( 28 for Reading ) for the season - he’s only the 13th Phillies minor leaguer to steal more than 60 bases in a season dating back to 1960.  He’s got a .405 OBP for the month of September in 37 plate appearances with 5 doubles and a triple.


IF McCarthy Tatum - 6 for 20 ( .300 ) with 4 doubles, a home run and seven RBIs - since coming back from a hand injury he’s went 14 for 48.


OF Carlos De La Cruz - 8 for 27 ( .296 ) with 2 doubles, a triple, 2 home runs and 6 RBIs - .357 OBP for the month of September in 42 PA’s - has 19 doubles, 2 triples, 17 HR and 42 RBIs overall this season ( Jersey Shore & Reading ) with a .272 BA in 342 AB’s - has a .281 BA in  128 AB’s with Reading - 9 doubles 7 HR & 18 RBIs.


Jersey Shore :


IF Kendall Simmons - 8 for 23 ( .348 ) with 2 doubles, a home run and 6 RBIs - went 12 for 31 ( .387 ) in final 8 games after missing some time due to a shoulder issue. We’ve always been excited about the bat speed and ability to turn on pitches - in the last eight games he put together as good a stretch as we’ve seen for him - .447 OBP - great positive vibes always - outstanding teammate - great to see some numbers to reflect the skill set - next spring can’t come soon enough 🤓


1B Rixon Wingrove - 6 for 20 ( .300 ) with a double, 2 home runs and 7 RBIs - finishes the year with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs - will play winter league ball for Adelaide in the Australian Baseball League.


OF Baron Radcliff - 6 for 24 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Capped off a torrid finish to his season - at the All-Star break had went home and conferred with his dad about his swing and approach - came back with less movement and shorter to the ball - in the months of August and September hit .316 with 4 doubles, a triple, 9 home runs and 27 RBIs 🔥.  Finished the season with 17 home runs and 49 RBIs with a .350 OBP - gonna be fun to see where this goes next year 👀


IF Nicolas Torres - went 5 for 7 including a 4 hit game on Saturday

IF Freylin Minyety - went 4 for 6 including a 3 hit game on Sunday


IF Sal Gozzo - 5 for 16 ( .312 ) - came back to Jersey Shore to help them finish the year after Casey Martin was injured.  He was transferred back to the Reading roster on Sunday to complete his season next week with the Fightin’s


Clearwater :


IF Matt Alifano - 3 for 6 - three hit game on Saturday


Other Pitching  standouts :


Lehigh Valley :


Relievers :


RH Chris Devenski - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 39 pitches - 24 strikes

RH James Marvel - 4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 HB, 5 K’s - 51 pitches - 34 strikes

LH Jakob Hernandez - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 0 K’s - 36 pitches - 21 strikes


Reading :


Relievers :


LH Taylor Lehman - two appearances - 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 44 pitches - 32 strikes - opener

RH Andrew Baker - two appearances - 4 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K’s - 47 pitches - 39 strikes

RH Brett Schulze - two appearances - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 4 K’s - 59 pitches - 38 strikes

RH Andrew Schultz - two appearances - 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K - 41 pitches - 18 strikes


Jersey Shore :


Relievers :


LH Erubiel Armenta - two appearances - 2 IP, 1 unearned R, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 26 pitches - 20 strikes

RH Jason Ruffcorn - 1 1/3 IP, 1 unearned R, 3 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 30 pitches - 20 strikes

LH Jordan Fowler - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K’s - 38 pitches - 22 strikes

LH Tristan Garnett - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 4 K’s - 33 pitches - 24 strikes

RH Cristian Hernandez - 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s - 21 pitches - 17 strikes

RH Jonathan Hughes - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K’s - 7 pitches - 5 strikes


Clearwater :


Relievers :


RH Daniel Harper - two appearances - 3 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K - 38 pitches - 29 strikes

LH Andrew Walling - two appearances - 3 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 5 BB, 4 K’s - 77 pitches - 50 strikes

RH Jack Dallas - 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 BB, 3 K’s - 39 pitches - 25 strikes

RH Konnor Ash - 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 5 K’s - 46 pitches - 24 strikes


Happy Day, Happy Baseball



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