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.

Mark Appel is looking good in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 2 May 2016 at 11:49 am

The Philadelphia Phillies took a chance in the Ken Giles deal with the Astros, when they got back 24-year old righty starting pitcher Mark Appel as part of the return.  Appel was the Astros’ #8 prospect coming into 2016 according to Baseball America.  He is starting to turn things around in AAA and he might still reach his full potential.  A change of scenery might just be what the doctor ordered for Appel’s career.  He has pitched in 4 games (all starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 58 games (57 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 19-11 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP.  Appel could make his Major League debut later this year, if he keeps pitching well in AAA for the Phillies.

Tommy Joseph is off to a blazing start with the bat in AAA for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 2 May 2016 at 11:44 am

The Philadelphia Phillies have had 24-year old righty swinging Tommy Joseph move to 1B full-time in 2016.  He was a catcher before.  Joseph has played in 17 games in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 21 of 57 (.368 avg, 1.074 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 4 homers and 10 RBIs.  If he keeps raking, he could get a shot with the Phillies in the near future.  Joseph has played in 490 games in his first seven years in the minors and he is 464 of 1,831 (.253 avg, .731 OPS) with 206 runs scored, 67 homers, 285 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Dalier Hinojosa on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 30 April 2016 at 2:44 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies place 30-year old righty reliever Dalier Hinojosa on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hand contusion.  Hinojosa has pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-1 with a 3.27 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  The Phillies have called up 26-year old righty reliever Colton Murray to replace Hinojosa on the pitching staff.  Murray pitched in 6 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 0-1 with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  Murray pitched in 8 games (0 starts) in 2015 for the Phillies in his first taste of the majors and he was 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Adam Morgan

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 April 2016 at 4:03 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 26-year old lefty starting pitcher Adam Morgan, and he will get the first shot to replace Charlie Morton in the rotation.  Morgan pitched in 3 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.  He pitched in 15 games (all starts) for the Phillies last year in his first taste of the majors and he was 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  The Phillies have sent 29-year old righty reliever Luis Garcia to AAA to make room on the roster for Morgan.  Garcia pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Phillies so far this year and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  Garcia has now pitched in 110 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Phillies and he is 6-7 with 2 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.  Garcia will be back at some point in 2016 for the Phillies.

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