It’s time to take a look at how the farm system fared in the last week of June.
- Lehigh Valley IronPigs: 47-34
- Reading Fightin’ Phils: 36-45
- Clearwater Threshers: 39-39
- Lakewood Blueclaws: 48-31
- Williamsport Crosscutters: 7-8
- No. 11 prospect Enyel De Los Santos pitched six strong innings on Saturday, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks. De Los Santos did not record a strikeout, which may be somewhat concerning. De Los Santos just so happens to be lined up to pitch on the same day as Vince Velasquez, who just hit the DL, so his next start may be with the big club.
- No. 21 prospect Drew Anderson also had a great outing for Lehigh Valley this week. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk. He struck out four.
- No. 6 prospect JoJo Romero may be finding his groove, as he went six innings on Sunday, giving up one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out eight.
- No. 2o prospect McKenzie Mills registered a quality start for the Threshers on Saturday, going six innings of one-run ball. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five.
Under The Radar Guys
There’s a group of young players who aren’t on any lists or thought to be part of the Phillies future that are really doing some damage in the minors:
- Jose Pujols: Once a top 30 prospect for the team, Pujols struggled at the plate and with health and fell off of all rankings. Now healthy, he’s turning in a good year with Clearwater. He’s hitting .311 with 11 homers and 34 RBI. Although these are great numbers, Pujols has a lot of trouble with strikeouts, as he has done it 95 times in 254 at-bats.
- Austin Listi: After hitting a sweet .344 with Clearwater, he was moved to Reading, where he still hasn’t slowed down. He’s hitting .340 with Reading, which brings his combined average to .340. He’s also hit 13 home runs in 262 at-bats and he’s driven in 62 between the two levels as well.
- Top prospect Sixto Sanchez is still going to be shut down for the forseeable future. I’m sure you know his ERA is still 2.51 and he’s really good.
- No. 3 prospect Adam Haseley continues to hit. He’s hitting .295 with 20 extra base hits and 35 RBI. He’s also scored 49 runs.
- No. 9 prospect Ranger Suarez is now a member of the IronPigs. Between there and Reading, he has a 2.71 ERA and a WHIP of 1.18. Suarez has only allowed two homers in 79.2 innings of work.
- No. 11 prospect Enyel De Los Santos is still dominating, with a 1.81 ERA and a WHIP of 1.10. Opponents are hitting .212 against him.
- No. 17 prospect Kyle Young continues to be great for Lakewood. He has a 2.68 ERA and a WHIP of .96, that’s really good by the way.
- No. 21 prospect Drew Anderson could be on his way to the majors as well. He’s posted a 3.35 ERA in nine starts for Lehigh Valley. He has a WHIP of 1.03 and batters are hitting .212 against him.
- No. 22 prospect and another Lehigh Valley pitcher, Cole Irvin, is also doing big things. He has a 2.76 ERA in 16 starts and a WHIP of 1.03. He’s also eating up innings, averaging 6.1 innings per start.
- The new No. 30 prospect, Jhordany Mezquita, is off to a good start with Williamsport. He has a .90 ERA in 10 innings of work, one run, and he’s struck out 11 in that time.
- No. 12 prospect Tom Eshelman’s numbers still aren’t what we thought they’d be. He has a 6.78 ERA and opponents are hitting a remarkable .352 against him. He’s also surrendered 13 long balls in 70.1 innings.
- No. 14 prospect Cornelius Randolph is slashing .193/.281/.244 with one home run. He’s been a little better lately, but he’s still got ways to go in his development.