Minor Leagues

Minor League Mash-Up: Medina shelled, Bohm stays hot


Adonis Medina is the Phillies highest-ranked Phillies pitching prospect by most outlets. (Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Another week of minor league baseball is in the books. It’s time to check in on the Philadelphia Phillies farm system.

Records

  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs: 47-51
  • Reading Fightin’ Phils: 59-39 (20-11 in the second half)
  • Clearwater Threshers: 51-47 (15-17 in the second half)
  • Lakewood Blue Claws: 39-60 (10-19 in the second half)
  • Williamsport Crosscutters: 10-25

Notable Performances 

  • Alec Bohm went 3-5 with an RBI for Reading on Wednesday. Bohm then went 2-4 with two solo home runs on Saturday.
  • Mickey Moniak had a solid week. He went 2-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases on Wednesday. He finished the week by going 2-4 with a double and a home run on Sunday.
  • Spencer Howard dazzled once again this week. He went six scoreless innings Saturday while allowing only two hits and striking out four. He did all this on only 66 pitches.
  • Adonis Medina was fantastic on Monday, going seven innings and allowing one unearned run. He allowed only three hits and had four strikeouts. Unfortunately, his week did not end as great, as he gave up eight runs in 2.2 innings and Reading got smacked 16-1.
  • Bryson Stott is performing well in Williamsport. He went 2-4 with a triple and two runs scored on Saturday. He backed that up by going 2-4 with a home run on Sunday.
  • Luke Williams had a game to remember this week. He went 5-5 with three doubles for Reading on Friday.
  • Enyel De Los Santos gave up two runs in six innings in his start this week. He struck out six and allowed two walks and three hits.
  • Deivy Grullon went 3-4 with two doubles for Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
  • Daniel Brito had a nice game in Clearwater on Wednesday as he went 3-4.
  • Connor Seabold was great on Wednesday for Clearwater as well, going five scoreless innings, giving up only two hits and a walk. He added five strikeouts.
  • Simon Muzziotti went 3-5 for Clearwater on Friday.
  • McCarthy Tatum went 3-5 with a home runs, a double and five RBIs for Lakewood on Friday.
  • Ethan Lindow allowed one run in five innings of work on Saturday.
  • Tom Sutera had a nice start for Williamsport on Monday, going four innings and allowing only one base runner. He struck out four.
  • Logan O’Hoppe went 3-4 with a double and a triple for Williamsport on Sunday.

Season Stats

  • Alec Bohm continues to be a force at the plate. In 86 games between three levels, he is slashing .323/.391/.547 with 14 home runs, 24 doubles, 57 RBIs and an OPS of .938. He is only hitting .277 in Double-A, but his power has increased, as he has seven home runs in 24 games.
  • Adonis Medina’s up-down season continues. His last start jumped his ERA all the way up to 4.34 and his WHIP to 1.29. When he’s on, he’s on, but when he’s not, he’s bad. Medina may be the Phillies best possible trade chip that has a realistic (not necessarily likely) chance of being traded before the July 31 trade deadline.
  • Luis Garcia’s dreadful season is only getting worse. His average is now down to .185 and he’s only slugging .268.
  • Spencer Howard is dominating the competition in High-A. He has a 1.29 ERA in seven starts with a 0.69 WHIP. He struck out 48 batters in 35 innings and has only allowed five walks. That’s a walk per every 9.6 strikeouts. Another two or three starts like this and he should be well on his way to Reading for the Eastern League playoff push.
  • In seven games with Williamsport, Bryson Stott is hitting .304 with two home runs and four RBIs. He’s walked four times as well.
  • JoJo Romero is slowly headed in the right direction. He pitched three scoreless innings this week, before the game was delayed and he couldn’t continue. His ERA is down to 5.23 and he’s making strides with his control as well with his WHIP in Double-A down to 1.24. His terrible start to the season with Lehigh Valley seems to be behind him.
  • Francisco Morales is switching between starting and relieving this season. His ERA currently sits at 3.99, but he does have 90 strikeouts in 65 innings. This is probably going to go similar to how Seranthony Dominguez’s development went; try them as a starter for as long as possible, but if they can’t perform over long stretches, turn them into a potentially dominant reliever.
  • Mickey Moniak has his batting average up to .270 with 37 extra base hits in 84 games. He has stolen 12 bases and scored 47 runs. Moniak is hitting .303 in July and is hitting .414 with runners in scoring position.
  • Jhailyn Ortiz is showing off some great power this season. In 80 games, he has 16 home runs, 11 doubles and 51 RBIs. That would put him on pace for a 30 home run, 20 double, 100 RBI season over 162 games. The only problem is he’s hitting .220 and is on pace to strikeout 210 times over 162 games.
  • Simon Muzziotti is hitting .280 with 15 stolen bases and 41 runs scored. He’s doing his job at the top of the Clearwater order and playing great defense as well.
  • Connor Seabold has now pitched two games for Clearwater since coming back from injury. He has gone nine innings, allowing only one run and striking out 10.
  • Deivy Grullon is slashing .300/.360/.502 with 13 home runs, 18 doubles and 55 RBIs. The only downside is he’s struck out 85 times in 75 games.

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