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Phillies Minor League Update: Nick Williams is heating up

Let’s run through the minor leagues and check in on the Phils’ top prospects.

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LEHIGH VALLEY: Yeah the IronPigs lost to Indianapolis on Thursday, but they’ve picked up where they left off, going 6-1 since last Sunday. At 34-15, the Pigs are four games up in their division and on track for around 100 wins.

The hitters:

  • Jorge Alfaro: .283/.313/.401, 10 XBH, 48 K, 3 BB, 152 AB
  • Jesmuel Valentin: .229/.282/.292, 4 XBH, 16 K, 6 BB, 96 AB (7-day disabled list)
  • Rhys Hoskins: .323/.423/.659, 27 XBH, 32 K, 28 BB, 164 AB
  • Roman Quinn: .274/.344/.389, 13 XBH, 49 K, 18 BB, 175 AB
  • Cameron Perkins: .279/.380/.465, 15 XBH, 21 K, 18 BB, 129 AB
  • Nick Williams: .282/.315/.518, 20 XBH, 53 K, 6 BB, 170 AB
  • Dylan Cozens: .228/.295/.491, 18 XBH, 66 K, 16 BB, 171 AB
  • J.P. Crawford: .201/.320/.268, 6 XBH, 34 K, 29 BB, 164 AB

Don’t look now, but Williams is second on the Pigs in slugging percentage and now has 10 home runs. The plate discipline remains a problem, but he’s now beginning to shove his way into the crowded major league outfield picture.

The pitchers:

  • Jake Thompson: 38 IP, 5.68 ERA, 34 K, 16 BB 
  • Ben Lively: 56.1 IP, 2.40 ERA, 45 K, 7 BB
  • Ricardo Pinto: 42.1 IP, 5.53 ERA, 27 K, 17 BB
  • Mark Appel: 40.1 IP, 7.59 ERA, 27 K, 25 BB
  • Tom Eshelman: 29.2 IP, 1.82 ERA, 18 K, 3 BB (29 IP, 3.10 ERA, 22 K, 5 BB in Reading)
  • Nick Pivetta: 32 IP, 1.41 ERA, 37 K, 2 BB

With Pivetta returning to Lehigh Valley (and with a good start, of course), the Pigs moved Pinto to the bullpen. That’s over Appel, who needs a lot of work still. Meanwhile, Lively deserves a promotion.

READING: After an outstanding start to May, the Fightin’ Phils have gone the way of the major league Phils, losing nine straight as of Sunday night. Yuck.

The hitters:

  • Andrew Pullin: .328/.394/.610, 28 XBH, 30 K, 18 BB, 177 AB
  • Malquin Canelo: .262/.352/.381, 10 XBH, 38 K, 13 BB, 126 AB
  • Scott Kingery: .303/.381/.652, 28 XBH, 36 K, 20 BB, 178 AB
  • Carlos Tocci: .311/.385/.391, 10 XBH, 28 K, 14 BB, 161 AB

Kingery is on a roll. A tougher week for Canelo, the Reading shortstop.

The pitchers:

  • Drew Anderson: 42 IP, 5.14 ERA, 35 K, 13 BB
  • Brandon Leibrandt: 41.1 IP, 4.57 ERA, 35 K, 11 BB
  • Yacksel Rios: 30 IP, 2.10 ERA, 40 K, 7 BB
  • Jesen Therrien: 26.2 IP, 1.35 ERA, 35 K, 3 BB

Very little new here. A good start from Liebrandt last week.

Come see the Reading team with fellow Phillies Nation readers at our June 11th group outing.

 

CLEARWATER: Clearwater continues to be on the seesaw in May, wrapping the week at 28-23 and a game behind Dunedin for first place in the Florida State League North.

Hitters:

  • Herlis Rodriguez: .295/.377/.504, 13 XBH, 28 K, 16 BB, 129 AB
  • Damek Tomscha: .306/.385/.459, 14 XBH, 33 K, 20 BB, 170 AB
  • Cornelius Randolph: .209/.291/.361, 12 XBH, 47 K, 18 BB, 158 AB
  • Jose Pujols: .192/.227/.263, 7 XBH, 76 K, 6 BB, 156 AB

Also note Zachary Coppola, outfielder hitting .346/.409/.392 with 10 steals.

Pitchers:

  • Cole Irvin: 45 IP, 3.20 ERA, 32 K, 10 BB
  • Franklyn Kilome: 41.2 IP, 3.02 ERA, 39 K, 12 BB
  • Jose Taveras: 55.2 IP, 2.26 ERA, 54 K, 15 BB
  • Seranthony Dominguez: 35.2 IP, 2.02 ERA, 45 K, 13 BB
  • Alberto Tirado: 39 IP, 4.38 ERA, 36 K, 26 BB

Taveras had a huge week, increasing his strikeout total and keeping his ratio at near a strikeout per inning.

LAKEWOOD: A pretty good 5-3 week for Lakewood, but they’re 1.5 games in back of first-place Hagerstown.

Hitters:

  • Cord Sandberg: .273/.323/.419, 17 XBH, 51 K, 11 BB, 172 AB
  • Daniel Brito: .249/.302/.335, 10 XBH, 44 K, 11 BB, 185 AB
  • Mickey Moniak: .287/.333/.401, 14 XBH, 39 K, 11 BB, 167 AB
  • Arquimedes Gamboa: .235/.325/.353, 2 XBH, 6 K, 5 BB, 34 AB

Gamboa is back, and his average took a tumble upon his return. Moniak had a great week, clubbing a bunch of extra-base hits to bring his slugging percentage up over .400.

Pitchers:

  • Sixto Sanchez: 24.1 IP, 3.70 ERA, 28 K, 3 BB
  • JoJo Romero: 45 IP, 2.20 ERA, 45 K, 19 BB
  • Ranger Suarez: 44.2 IP, 2.01 ERA, 56 K, 13 BB
  • Adonis Medina: 42.1 IP, 2.98 ERA, 50 K, 17 BB
  • Nick Fanti: 47.1 IP, 1.52 ERA, 53 K, 13 BB

Sanchez is still out with the sore neck. But how about Fanti? Good stuff still from the Lakewood staff.

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