Adonis Medina is looking good in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 7:10 am

19-year old righty starting pitched Adonis Medina came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #9 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 10 games (8 starts) in Rookie ball last year and he was 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  He has given up 42 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 45 1/3 innings so far this year.  Medina has now pitched in 21 games (10 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 5-5 with 1 save, a 2.39 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  The Phillies are not going to rush Medina.

The Philadelphia Phillies activate Mario Hollands off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 4:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated 27-year old lefty reliever Mario Hollands off the D.L.  Hollands had Tommy John surgery in April of 2015.  He has pitched in 8 games (0 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment this year and he was 0-0 with a 1.46 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  His only Major League experience came back in 2014 for the Phillies, when he worked in 40 games (0 starts) in which he was 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies activate Cody Asche off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 4:52 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated 25-year old lefty swinging OF/3B Cody Asche off the D.L.  Asche played in 15 games in A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment this year and he was 10 for 59 (.169 avg, .629 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 4 homers and 8 RBIs.  He has played in 300 games in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 242 of 984 (.246 avg, .693 OPS) with 102 runs scored, 27 homers, 107 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  This is good news for the Phillies as they need outfield help and Asche should be able to give them a boost there.

The Philadelphia Phillies have released Bobby LaFromboise

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 12:54 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 29-year old lefty reliever Bobby LaFromboise.  LaFromboise pitched in 13 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies and he was 1-3 with a 5.94 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP.  He has pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 0-1 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Phillies moving forward.

The Philadelphia Phillies release Alfredo Marte

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 5:41 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Alfredo Marte.  Marte played in 12 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles and Phillies this year and he was 5 for 36 (.139 avg, .301 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Marte has played in 71 games in his first three years in the show and he is 28 of 155 (.181 avg, .532 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Ryan Jackson to the Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 3:37 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have dealt 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson to the Angels for cash considerations.  Jackson played in 30 games in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 18 for 84 (.214 avg, .585 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Jackson has played in 42 games in his first three years in the show and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  This is no loss for the Phillies, so they did good to get something for Jackson.

Dylan Cozens is hitting well in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8:26 am

21-year old lefty swinging outfielder Dylan Cozens came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #16 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cozens has played in 36 games in A-ball so far this year and he is 39 of 136 (.287 avg, .949 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 10 homers, 26 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  Cozens has now played in 397 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 391 of 1,471 (.266 avg, .775 OPS) with 227 runs scored, 48 homers, 206 RBIs and 71 stolen bases.  With the way the Phillies’ outfielders are hitting right now, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them call up Cozens later on this year.

The Philadelphia Phillies release J.P. Arencibia

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 16 May 2016 at 12:47 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 30-year old righty swinging catcher J.P. Arencibia at his request.  Arencibia played in 12 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 8 for 48 (.167 avg, .437 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.  He has now played in 467 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 333 of 1,573 (.212 avg, .670 OPS) with 169 runs scored, 80 homers, 245 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  The Phillies won’t miss Arencibia moving forward.

The Philadelphia Phillies send Darin Ruf to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 2:26 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have sent 29-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Darin Ruf to AAA.  Ruf played in 31 games for the Phillies this year and he was 9 for 57 (.158 avg, .399 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Ruf has now played in 274 games in his first five years with the Phillies and he is 169 of 711 (.238 avg, .739 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 32 homers, 90 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ruf will have to play well in AAA-ball to get another shot in 2016 with the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Tommy Joseph

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 11:13 am

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 24-year old righty swinging 1B Tommy Joseph from AAA.  Joseph played in 27 games in AAA-ball this year and he was 33 of 95 (.347 avg, .981 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 6 homers and 17 RBIs.  He has now played in 500 games in his seven years in the minors and he is 467 of 1,869 (.255 avg, .733 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 69 homers, 292 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Joseph will move right into a platoon at 1B with Ryan Howard.  This could cost 29-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Darin Ruf his roster spot.  He has played in 31 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is only 9 of 57 (.158 avg, .399 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.

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