Minor Leagues

Minor Leagues: Reports

The Phillies Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, are 14-15, 5th place in International North League.

Standout Star- Mike Cervenak: .316 AVG/ 3 HR/ 22 RBI/ .824 OPS

Jason Donald and Carlos Carrasco are two minor leaguers that everybody has their eye on. Donald has been up and down so far this season, but is tearing up lefties. He is hitting .438 against them. Overall he is batting .266 with one home run and 12 runs batted in. His on-base plus slugging percentage is .717. He has played the majority of the time at shortstop, but has played a few games at third base.

Carrasco was off to a terrific start, but has struggled in his last three starts. In his first three starts he lacked run support from the IronPigs so he had no wins to show for it. In 31.1 innings, he has 34 strikeouts, but is 0-3 with a 5.46 earned run average and allowed 1.31 walks per innings pitched.

Kyle Kendrick is 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA in his six starts. He has allowed a lot of hits (30 in 31 innings), but has been able to escape jams.

The Double-A Reading Phillies are 17-10, and in 3rd place in the Northern Eastern League.

Standout Star- Michael Taylor: .292 AVG/ 3 HR/ 15 RBI/ 5 SB/ .841 OPS

Class A Advanced team, the Clearwater Threshers, are 16-14. They are in 2nd place in the Florida State League North.

Dominic Brown has been the standout star by far, but Kyle Drabek is a player to watch. So far he has rebounded nicely from Tommy John surgery. He is 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He has struck out an amazing 46 batters in 35.2 innings.

The Class A Lakewood Blue Claws are 16-13. They are in 2nd place in the Northern South Atlantic League.

Jason Knapp is the player to watch for the Blue Claws. Overall he is 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but was practically lights out in his first four starts. He was rocked his last two outings, but his 44 strike outs in 32.2 innings is unbelievable.

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