Minor League Mash-Up: De Los Santos isn’t letting up

Enyel De Los Santos

It’s time to take a look at the week that was for the Phillies minor leaguers.


  • Lehigh Valley Ironpigs: 36-28
  • Reading Fightin’ Phils: 26-36
  • Clearwater Threshers: 29-34
  • Lakewood BlueClaws: 38-26

Notable Performances

  • No. 5 prospect Jhailyn Ortiz had another big game on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run. He also stole a base.
  • No. 3 prospect Adam Haseley went 3-for-5 with a double on Saturday for Clearwater.
  • No. 23 prospect Cole Irvin had another solid start on Sunday. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk. He struck out five.
  • Enyel De Los Santos dazzled once again for the IronPigs. The No. 12 prospect went eight innings on Thursday allowing only one run on five hits. The biggest thing was that he struck out seven and did not allow a walk. Then he followed it up Tuesday with a seven-inning, four-hit performance, striking out seven and walking three.

Headed in the Right Direction

  • Top prospect Sixto Sanchez’s stat line did not change, because he did not pitch this week, and we’ll get to that later. Sanchez still has an ERA of 2.51.
  • No. 3 prospect Adam Haseley continues to thrive in high-A. He’s hitting .290 with three homers, two triples, 13 doubles and 33 RBI.
  • No. 5 prospect Jhailyn Ortiz is starting to pick it up after being banged up earlier in the year. He’s hitting .264 with four homers in 39 games. The only problem would be that he has struck out 49 times.
  • Enyel De Los Santos continues his great year. He has an ERA of 1.47 in 73.1 innings of work. He has a WHIP of 1.01 and opponents are hitting under .200 against him.
  • Cole Irvin has been great, as well. The No. 23 prospect has an ERA of 2.62 with a WHIP of 1.03. He’s also eating up a lot of innings, averaging 6.1 innings per start.
  • No. 18 prospect Kyle Young has been good so far this season. In 25 innings of work, his ERA is 2.45 and his WHIP is 0.90.

Still Some Struggles

  • No. 6 prospect JoJo Romero has been better lately, but his ERA is still 5.05 and opponents are hitting .260 against him. He’s also given up 11 homers in 12 starts.
  • No. 15 prospect Cornelius Randolph is batting .190 with only one home run. He is walking (20 this season), and his OBP is .271.

Bohm Signs

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Phillies have signed first-round pick Alec Bohm. He signed for $6 million, almost a million under slot value for the third-overall pick. Bohm is expected to start in rookie ball in Williamsport, but don’t rule out the possibility of him starting in low-A. Either way, he should get started on Friday.

Injury Report

  • Some bad news here: Top prospect Sixto Sanchez was placed on the disabled list Saturday with elbow inflammation in his throwing arm. According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philly, the Phillies do not believe it to be serious and there isn’t structural damage. He will be shut down for two weeks and then re-evaluated.
  • Mickey Moniak has been sidelined this week with an apparent sickness. This report comes from Phillies GM Matt Klentak himself, via Matt Breen.
  • Tom Eshelman was placed on the DL with left shin contusion. He returned Tuesday night and continued his struggles (3.2 IP, 10 H, 7 ER, 5 K, 1 BB).

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