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Greetings From Clearwater – May 4

Posted By Bill Baer On May 4, 2012 @ 12:10 pm In MLB,Philadelphia Phillies,Prospects | 8 Comments

Originally written by Bradley Ankrom.

Last week, Double-A Reading received gems from Trevor May and Tyler Cloyd, while Jonathan Pettibone continued to struggle. Jesse Biddle left his start on Monday after a line drive struck him on the hand, but isn’t expected to miss his next turn in the rotation. All that, and so much more, in this week’s Phillies pitching prospects update.

PLAYER

LVL

AGE

W-L

ERA

WHIP

G-GS

SV

IP

H

HR

SO-BB

BABIP

P. Aumont, rhp

AAA

23

0-0

6.00

2.00

10-0

4

9.0

6

1

14-12

.308

J. Biddle, lhp

A+

20

0-2

5.60

1.75

5-5

0

17.7

22

2

20-9

.370

L. Bonilla, rhp

A+

22

1-1

1.35

0.98

10-0

1

13.3

9

0

18-4

.290

D. Buchanan, rhp

AA

23

1-2

2.48

1.10

5-5

0

29.0

23

2

22-9

.256

M. Cisco, rhp

AA

25

1-1

1.17

1.43

5-0

0

7.7

9

0

8-2

.409

T. Cloyd, rhp

AA

25

3-0

1.80

1.00

4-4

0

25.0

22

1

20-3

.292

T. Cloyd, rhp

AAA

25

1-0

0.00

0.00

1-1

0

6.0

0

0

8-0

.000

B. Colvin, rhp

A+

21

1-2

3.76

1.41

5-5

0

26.3

27

1

20-10

.321

J. De Fratus, rhp

A+

24

0-0

0.00

1.00

1-1

0

1.0

1

0

0-0

.250

J. Diekman, lhp

AAA

25

1-0

0.73

1.30

11-0

4

12.3

13

0

20-3

.520

R. Duke, rhp

A

23

0-2

2.89

1.29

8-0

3

9.3

10

1

12-2

.360

F. Gailey, lhp

A+

26

0-0

13.50

2.70

4-0

0

3.3

7

0

5-2

.538

F. Gailey, lhp

AA

26

1-0

0.00

1.29

2-0

0

2.3

1

0

3-2

.250

P. Garner, rhp

A+

23

1-1

3.80

1.56

5-5

0

23.7

21

0

21-16

.296

M. Hollands, lhp

A

23

0-1

6.14

2.05

3-0

0

7.3

9

0

7-6

.391

A. Hyatt, rhp

AAA

26

2-2

3.09

1.38

6-6

0

32.0

30

2

20-14

.277

J. Johnson, lhp

AA

22

0-0

4.15

1.62

5-0

0

4.3

6

0

5-1

.375

T. Knigge, rhp

A+

23

2-0

1.32

0.73

10-0

0

13.7

8

0

10-2

.222

E. Manzanillo, lhp

A

20

0-1

6.00

2.00

5-5

0

21.0

32

1

14-10

.383

L. Martinez, lhp

A

20

2-1

7.77

1.81

5-5

0

24.3

31

4

13-13

.314

T. May, rhp

AA

22

5-0

2.40

0.97

5-5

0

30.0

21

0

33-8

.276

B. Morgado, lhp

A

23

2-0

3.65

1.70

6-0

0

12.3

14

1

10-7

.379

A. Morgan, lhp

A+

22

0-2

3.30

1.17

5-4

0

30.0

27

1

32-8

.333

C. Murray, rhp

A

22

1-1

9.58

2.52

7-0

0

10.3

19

1

6-7

.429

M. Nesseth, rhp

A

24

1-1

6.50

2.11

5-4

0

18.0

20

0

12-18

.328

J. Pettibone, rhp

AA

21

1-3

4.78

1.81

6-6

0

32.0

45

2

20-13

.391

J.C. Ramirez, rhp

AA

23

0-1

3.38

1.31

8-0

0

16.0

13

1

10-8

.245

J. Rodriguez, rhp

AA

21

2-0

3.24

1.48

5-5

0

25.0

26

1

20-11

.344

B. Rosenberg, rhp

AA

26

1-0

1.12

0.88

5-0

3

8.0

5

1

9-2

.091

B. Rosenberg, rhp

AAA

26

0-0

2.84

1.74

3-0

0

6.3

8

1

5-3

.389

J. Savery, lhp

MLB

26

0-0

1.42

0.47

5-0

0

6.3

2

1

2-1

.056

J. Savery, lhp

AAA

26

0-0

0.00

0.75

2-0

1

2.7

2

0

3-0

.250

M. Schwimer, rhp

MLB

26

0-0

9.00

1.67

3-0

0

3.0

3

0

0-2

.250

M. Schwimer, rhp

AAA

26

1-0

1.04

1.38

7-0

2

8.7

9

1

8-3

.333

C. Shreve, rhp

A

24

2-1

3.60

1.27

6-0

0

15.0

12

2

16-7

.294

C. Shreve, rhp

A+

24

0-0

0.00

0.60

2-0

0

5.0

3

0

3-0

.200

J. Sosa, rhp

A+

22

0-1

4.26

0.87

10-0

0

12.7

10

2

14-1

.250

E. Stewart, lhp

A

21

0-1

2.19

1.34

5-5

0

24.7

18

1

22-15

.254

A. Wright, lhp

A+

22

4-0

2.40

1.07

5-4

0

30.0

20

0

37-12

.274

Jesse Biddle

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

5/1

@DAY

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.27

1

David Buchanan

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

5/1

@NH

L

4.0

5

5

2

0

2

3

1.18

20

94

59

Tyler Cloyd

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/29

@POR

6.0

1

0

0

0

3

7

0.82

22

93

57

Brody Colvin

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/30

@BRV

W

6.0

4

1

1

0

5

7

1.39

26

Perci Garner

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/28

@BRV

W

6.0

4

3

3

0

3

6

1.93

26

5/3

@DAY

4.0

3

1

1

0

3

6

2.33

18

Austin Hyatt

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/27

@SWB

L

4.2

4

3

3

1

3

1

0.53

20

95

57

5/3

CHA

6.0

4

2

2

1

2

3

0.49

24

96

65

Ervis Manzanillo

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/29

GVL

5.0

5

3

2

0

2

4

0.92

23

Lino Martinez

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/28

GVL

4.1

3

3

2

0

5

2

0.84

21

Trevor May

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/30

@NH

W

7.0

9

2

2

0

0

7

0.90

29

103

68

Adam Morgan

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/29

@BRV

L

6.1

4

2

2

1

3

5

0.73

24

Mike Nesseth

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/30

GVL

3.0

5

4

2

0

3

0

0.71

19

Jonathan Pettibone

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/28

@POR

L

3.2

7

6

2

0

3

4

1.57

22

86

50

5/3

@NH

5.0

5

5

4

1

2

7

1.58

23

96

59

Julio Ramirez

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/27

@POR

6.0

7

4

4

1

1

7

0.50

25

91

59

5/2

@NH

W

5.0

6

2

0

0

2

7

0.50

24

92

57

Ethan Stewart

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/26

ASH

4.0

4

1

1

0

3

3

1.11

18

5/2

@CSC

4.1

4

3

3

0

5

3

1.08

22

Austin Wright

DATE

OPP

DEC

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

GO/AO

TBF

PIT

STR

4/27

DAY

7.0

2

1

1

0

2

10

1.06

26

5/2

@DAY

W

7.0

4

3

2

0

2

4

1.04

26


Jesse Biddle
left his start on Tuesday after the being hit on the left hand by a line drive off the bat of Daytona’s Rubi Silva. As of this morning, he hadn’t been placed on the Clearwater disabled list was expected to make his next start on Sunday afternoon against Charlotte.

David Buchanan only managed to go four innings on May 1, taking the loss after giving up five runs on five hits and a pair of walks. Since his August promotion to Clearwater, Buchanan allowed left-handed hitters to bat .319 against him, versus just .221 for righties. He’s also struck out 24 percent of right-handers he’s faced, compared to just 11 percent of lefties.

Reading’s Tyler Cloyd turned in his most impressive performance since being sent down from Triple-A, striking out seven Portland batters over six innings while allowing only four base runners. He left the game with a 1-0 lead, but Tyson Brummett allowed a solo home run to Portland’s Oscar Tejada to lead off the seventh, costing Cloyd his fifth-consecutive win.

Another week, another mixed bag for Brody Colvin. He earned his first win of the season by tossing six innings of one-run ball, but Colvin also matched his season total with five walks, albeit while striking out seven Brevard County batters.

Perci Garner struck out 12 over two starts last week, but also continued to struggle with his control, issuing six walks and throwing his second wild pitch of the year.

Austin Hyatt’s surface statistics continue to impress, but a closer look at his performance thus far shows signs that his 3.09 earned run average may not be sustainable. Hyatt made two starts last week, but only struck out four of the 44 batters he faced. Last year, Hyatt struck out more than four batters in 22 of his 28 starts. Through six Triple-A starts, he’s only topped four whiffs once. At Reading in 2011, Hyatt issued three or more walks seven times; he’s already done so three times this year. Hyatt has always been a fly ball pitcher, but he’s taken it to another level: 0.49 GO/AO.

After failing to get out of the fourth inning in each of his first two starts, Ervis Manzanillo has now turned in three-consecutive efforts of at least five innings. He established a season-high with four strikeouts on April 29, but is still searching for his first win of the year.

How does one bounce back from an outing in which he allows 12 runs on 14 hits over three and one-third innings? Lino Martinez lowered his earned run average by three-quarters of a run with four and one-third innings of three-hit, two-earned-run ball on April 28, though he walked five batters and struck out just two. Through five starts, Martinez carries an even 13:13 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Trevor May matched his longest outing of the young season on Monday, throwing seven innings and allowing two runs en route to his Eastern League-leading fifth win. The nine hits May allowed were equal to the number of hits he had allowed in his previous three starts combined, but he also issued zero walks for the first time since April 26, 2011—a span of 27 starts. He trails Harrisburg’s Robert Gilliam by two for the league lead in strikeouts, and his 0.967 WHIP currently places third.

Clearwater’s Adam Morgan has thrown at least six innings in every start he’s made this year, and his 32 strikeouts are currently tied for fourth-best in the Florida State League.

Mike Nesseth walked three Greenville batters in his April 30th outing, and sports an ugly 12:18 strikeout-to-walk mark for the year.

Jonathan Pettibone continues to get hit around at Double-A, particularly by right-handers, who have hit .368/.429/.453 through 103 plate appearances. He made a pair of starts last week, giving up 11 runs, though only six were earned, while striking out 12 over eight and two-thirds innings of work.

Julio Rodriguez rebounded from his worst start of the year to throw five strong innings on Wednesday, nabbing his second win in the process. He’s now struck out seven batters in each of his last two starts while walking only three.

Ethan Stewart has now walked 12 batters and thrown a pair of wild pitches over his last three starts at Class A Lakewood. He could be considered the definition of effectively wild, however: Stewart has allowed a .202 batting average against, and only 18 hits, over 24.2 innings.

With 14 strikeouts over two starts last week, Clearwater left-hander Austin Wright trails Jimmy Nelson of Brevard County by two for the Florida State League lead. Three of Wright’s four starts this year have been considered quality—at least six innings and three or fewer earned runs allowed.


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