Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Last Two Nights in the Minors

This first two games against the Yankees may have been the two most entertaining baseball games of the's hoping that the third game keeps up the entertainment while also ending in a happier manner...

AAA Scranton-WB

  • Josh Kroeger: 3-8, K
  • Danny Sandoval: 4-9, 2B, RBI, R
  • Brennan King: 0-0
  • Carlos Ruiz: 2-8, 2 RBI, HBP, K, CS
  • Adam Bernero (W, 1-1): 6 IP 2 H 1 ER 2 BB 3 K
  • Travis Minix; 0.2 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 BB 0 K
  • Brian Sanches (S, 8): 2 IP 2 H 0 ER 1 BB 1 K
  • Seung Lee: 2 IP 2 H 0 ER 0 BB 1 K

AA Reading

  • Michael Bourn: 2-4, K, PO
  • Jason Jaramillo: 0-2, RBI, BB, 2 K
  • Angel Chavez: 1-4, SB (3)
  • Nick Evangelista: 3.1 IP 1 H 0 ER 0 BB 1 K
Another beautiful relief outing for Nick Evangelista...the pitching has been the only bright spot for Reading this year as the hitting has been just dreadful...

High A Clearwater

  • Mike Costanzo: 1-9, 2B, RBI, 4 K, 2 E (8)
  • Brad Harman: 2-8, R, BB, SB (5), 2 K
  • Bryan Hansen: 4-7, RBI, HBP, E (5)
  • Tuffy Gosewisch: 1-3, BB, SB (1), E (2)
  • Tim Moss: 2-4, R, SB, CS

  • Kyle Kendrick (L, 2-4): 6 IP 7 H 6 R 5 ER 2 BB 5 K
  • Julio De La Cruz (W, 3-4): 6.1 IP 1 H 3 R 1 ER 2 BB 3 K
From Bryan Smith (a huge Brad Harman advocate from day one) over at The Baseball Analysts ...

Brad Harman, SS - Philadelphia Phillies: .237/.326/.310.

Another breakout selection, another misstep. After the World Baseball Classic, my opinion of Harman had reached an all-time high. I have no doubt that, had I revised my prospect rankings then, I would have found a place for him in the honorable mention. However, it seems like I really missed the boat with this kid. After leading the Australian team in hitting before they were ousted, Harman has been unable to hit in the Florida State League this season. Doing so is an uneasy task for a player with Harman's limited profile, but there really isn't much to pick from as positive here.

Harman has shown very little power, even of the gap variety, with just 13 extra=base hits this season. His 51 strikeouts are on their way to triple digits, lending to a batting average that has needed some recent success to climb from the Mendoza line. Defensive question marks continue to surround the Aussie. All that's left is a good walk rate, enough for a hope that his bat returns in the Eastern League. Harman is too young for his prospect status to be dead, but considering it was never very alive in world's outside of my brain, this season has really been a struggle.

Low A Lakewood

The majority of the BlueClaw roster had a vacation during the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, but two young Lakewood hurlers were hard at work...
  • Matt Maloney: 1 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 BB 2 K
  • Carlos Carrasco: 1 IP 0 H 0 ER 0 BB 0 K

Short Season: Batavia

  • CF Quintin Berry (5th Round): 0-5, K, OF assist
  • SS Jason Donald (3rd Round): 1-3, K
  • LF Jacob Dempsey (21st Round): 0-4, BB, 2 K
  • 1B Charlie Yarbrough (7th Round): 1-4, 2 R, BB, 2 K
  • RF Doug Morales: 1-5, 2 K, SB
  • DH Tim Kennelly: 0-3, RBI
  • 3B Cody Montgomery (16th Round): 2-4, 2B, R, E
  • C Joel Naughton: 1-3, BB, K
  • 2B Zach Penprase (13th Round): 1-2, RBI, 2 BB, K

  • Edgar Garcia (L, 0-1): 5.2 IP 7 H 4 R 3 ER 0 BB 2 K
June 20 - the day baseball's most recent draftees begin their professional careers...Edgar Garcia, the opening day starter for the Muckdogs, is the best prospect on this team - some considered him to be the best Phillies starting pitching prospect outside of Cole Hamels heading into this year...obviously he is a long ways away from the bigs, but he is a name worth remembering...this team has a ton of interesting guys on it (Naughton and Kennelly are intriguing Australian catching projects), so we'll be checking in on Batavia as much as possible...

Short Season: GCL Phillies

  • SS Adrian Cardenas (Supplemental 1st Round): 1-3, BB, K
  • CF Darin McDonald (12th Round): 0-3, K
  • LF Jermaine Williams: 0-2, BB, SB
  • DH Terrance Warren (8th Round): 0-3, RBI, K
Adrian Cardenas and Jermaine Williams are the headliners on this squad...Cardenas was the Phillies second pick this year and Williams has been compared to a young Andre Dawson...


Blogger Adam said...

Anymore Phillies trade rumors lingering? It finnally happened, Remlinger has been put on waivers by the Braves. I knew there was no way he would make the entire season, especially when things are bad.

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