Minor League Mash-Up: Bohm Promotion Highlights Big Week

Let’s take a look at what was a productive week for the Phillies farm system.


  • Lehigh Valley Ironpigs: 43-31
  • Reading Fightin’ Phils: 33-41
  • Clearwater Threshers: 36-36
  • Lakewood Blueclaws: 43-29
  • Williamsport Crosscutters: 6-3

Notable Performances

  • No. 9 prospect Ranger Suarez had a big outing for Reading on Sunday. He went seven scoreless innings, allowing only five hits and one walk while striking out two.
  • No. 6 prospect JoJo Romero also had a big start for Reading this week. Romero pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks, he struck out six.
  • No. 2 prospect Adonis Medina continues to get back on track. His outing this week was a good one. He went six innings, allowing a run on only three hits and three walks. He struck out 10.
  • No. 3 prospect Adam Haseley continues to rake. He went 3-5 for Cleawater on Saturday with a triple and a run scored.
  • Matt Vierling, the Phillies fifth round selection this year, has been off to a hot start in Williamsport. He went 3-5 with two runs scored and an RBI on Sunday.
  • Kyle Young continues his strong season in Lakewood. In his last start, he went six innings, allowing one run on five hits. He walked one and struck out five.

The Good

  • Top prospect Sixto Sanchez is still on the shelf, but his season was going good with a 2.51 ERA.
  • Adam Haseley continues to hum along with his .297 average to go along with 35 RBI and 46 runs scored.
  • Ranger Suarez has been strong lately, dropping his ERA down to 2.76. His WHIP is 1.12 and he’s only allowed two homers in 75 innings.
  • Enyel De Los Santos had a rather tough outing earlier in the week, giving up four runs and his start on Sunday was postponed, but he’s still been light out on the year with a 1.63 ERA and a WHIP of 1.06. Opponents are only hitting .204 against him.
  • Kyle Young is having a solid season. He has an ERA of 3.16 in six starts and he’s struck out 32 batters compared to six walks to the tune of a 1.01 WHIP.
  • Cole Irvin has been great for Lehigh Valley. With an ERA of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.04 he’s doing all he can to get the call-up.
  • The aforementioned Matt Vierling has been on fire for Williamsport. He’s 15-30 to start his pro career with six runs scored and four RBI.

The Bad

  • Tom Eshelman has gotten his ERA below 7.00, but it’s still 6.68. Opponents are hitting .351 against him and his control has been oddly bad as he’s walked 23 compared to 47 strikeouts in 64.2 innings.
  • No. 14 prospect Cornelius Randolph continues to struggle at the plate with a .197 average and only nine extra base hits in 218 plate appearances.
  • No. 19 prospect Spencer Howard’s ERA has ballooned to 5.64 and opponents are hitting .274 against him.

Bohm to Williamsport

After a brief stint with the Gulf Coast League Phillies in which he went 5-10, first-round draft pick Alec Bohm was promoted to Williamsport. Bohm went 1-5 with a single in his first start with Williamsport on Sunday. The hope is that he can light it up there and be moved to Low-A within a month and then start next season in High-A, just like last year’s first-rounder Adam Haseley did.

Injury Report

Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer tweeted earlier this week that Mickey Moniak got his wisdom teeth out, leading to him being out of the lineup for most of the week, he did have a few pinch run/hit appearances  though. He should be back this week.

It’s now been two weeks since Sixto Sanchez was shut down with elbow inflammation. There was no update give, but the Phillies did say they would re-evaluate him in two weeks, meaning we should get some kind of news within the next few days.

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