It’s your weekly rundown of top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks with some not-so-good performers mixed in as well.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (9-23 record, last in International League North Division- worst record in the league)…
3B Maikel Franco has continued to shine on offense, as the 22-year-old has gone 12-for-25 (.480 avg) with three homers and eight RBI in his last six games. Overall, the Dominican native has notched a .341 average with four home runs and 18 RBI in 30 games this season.
RHP Phillippe Aumont sports a 1-1 record and a 1.93 ERA in three starts since joining the Pigs’ rotation. In seven appearances this year, the 26-year-old has a 1.73 ERA and a .188 batting average against.
Catcher Tommy Joseph is 2-for-32 (.063 avg) in his last 10 games. Overall, in 20 games this season, the 23-year-old sports a .123 average with four doubles and six RBI.
Double-A Reading Fightins (16-13, 3rd place in Eastern League Eastern Division)…
1B Art Charles was named Eastern League Player of the Week on Monday and has gone 14-for-23 (.609 avg) over a six game stretch. In 20 games this season, the 24-year-old is batting .378 with five home runs and 18 RBI. Read my recent feature on Charles by clicking here.
RHP Aaron Nola is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last three starts. Overall, in six games this season, the 21-year-old is 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA and a .210 batting average against.
LHP Tom Windle allowed five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings during his latest start last Friday. In five starts this season, the 23-year-old has a 0-1 record with a 5.33 ERA while striking out 19 and walking 14 in 25 1/3 innings.
Class A Advanced Clearwater (15-15, 3rd place in Florida State League North Division)…
Shortstop J.P. Crawford has been dominating on offense since he was activated from the disabled list with an oblique strain. In four games, the 20-year-old is 8-for-15 (.533 avg) with a home runs, five RBI and five walks.
In two starts this month, lefty pitcher Brandon Leibrandt is 2-0 with a 1.92 ERA. The 22-year-old, last year’s 6th round draft selection, has a 3-1 record with a 1.85 ERA and an 8.08 K/9 mark in six starts.
OF Dylan Cozens is 4-for-30 (.133 avg) in his last seven games. The 20-year-old is batting .236 with two homers and 19 RBI in 30 games this season. The six-foot-six 235-pounder was the Phils’ second round draft pick in 2012.
Class A Lakewood (14-16 record, 6th place in the South Atlantic League Northern Division)…
LHP Elniery Garcia is 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA while striking out 10 and walking five over 13 innings in two starts this month. The 20-year-old Dominican native has a 2-3 record with a 3.62 ERA in five starts this season.
OF Carlos Tocci is 5-for-27 (.185 avg) in his last six games. The righty hitting 19-year-old is batting .350 with a home run, 14 RBI and nine steals without being caught in 29 games this season.
After starting the season 9-for-36 (.250 avg) in his first nine games, OF Jiandido Tromp has gone 5-for-61 (.082 avg) in his following 16 contests. Overall, the 21-year-old is batting .144 with a double, a triple and four RBI.