Greetings From Clearwater – May 8

Originally written by Bradley Ankrom.

I’ll be honest, folks. It wasn’t a very good week for Phillies hitting prospects. A notable exception was Cesar Hernandez, who hit .444 in six games and continued to demonstrate improved power, collecting 20 total bases.

PLAYER

AGE

LVL

AVG/OBP/SLG

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

BB

SO

SB

CS

A. Altherr, of

21

A

.284/.336/.422

109

31

5

2

2

6

24

10

3

M. Alvarez, of

22

A+

.222/.222/.259

27

6

1

0

0

0

13

1

0

C. Asche, 3b

22

A+

.340/.374/.420

100

34

4

2

0

6

16

1

2

J. Barnes, 3b

25

A+

.140/.240/.163

43

6

1

0

0

6

17

0

0

L. Castro, of

23

AA

.222/.273/.322

90

20

6

0

1

3

22

2

3

K. Dugan, 1b/of

21

A

.245/.344/.396

53

13

2

0

2

7

15

0

0

E. Duran, ss

21

A+

.265/.304/.373

83

22

3

3

0

5

14

1

2

G. Eldemire, of

23

A

.239/.378/.318

88

21

5

1

0

18

27

14

2

M. Franco, 3b

19

A

.224/.303/.383

107

24

6

1

3

10

21

0

0

F. Galvis, ss

22

MLB

.189/.211/.289

90

17

6

0

1

3

15

0

0

T. Gillies, cf

23

AA

.279/.353/.423

104

29

6

3

1

8

18

4

1

G. Gonzalez, ss

21

A

.207/.241/.207

82

17

0

0

0

3

19

3

0

T. Greene, ss

19

A

.153/.279/.278

72

11

6

0

1

13

34

2

0

C. Hernandez, 2b

22

AA

.321/.345/.462

106

34

9

3

0

5

18

2

4

A. Hewitt, of

23

A+

.257/.312/.405

74

19

2

0

3

4

20

3

1

K. Hudson, cf

21

A

.165/.198/.209

91

15

2

1

0

2

33

14

3

J. James, cf

23

AA

.220/.260/.407

91

20

4

2

3

5

30

2

3

H. Martinez, 3b

22

A

.240/.278/.320

50

12

4

0

0

3

7

0

0

L. Moore, c

21

A

.194/.351/.323

62

12

5

0

1

12

21

0

1

C. Overbeck, 3b

26

AAA

.279/.321/.404

104

29

7

0

2

7

18

0

0

C. Perdomo, ss

22

A

.250/.321/.354

48

12

2

0

1

4

6

4

2

B. Pointer, of

20

A

.245/.331/.480

102

25

5

2

5

13

33

5

0

D. Ruf, 1b

25

AA

.368/.413/.509

106

39

6

0

3

10

18

2

0

C. Rupp, c

23

A+

.257/.329/.365

74

19

5

0

1

8

16

0

0

S. Valle, c

21

AA

.259/.299/.346

81

21

4

0

1

5

25

0

0

THE GREAT.

Cesar Hernandez – 12-for-27, 4 2B, 2 3B; the hottest player in the organization right now, Hernandez had four multi-hit games last week, including a 4-for-5 effort on May 4 that included a pair of doubles. He currently has nine doubles, two more than he had all of last year, and is on pace to surpass his career-best total of 13 before June.

THE GOOD.

Cody Asche – 9-for-25, 2B, 3B last week; went 4-for-5 (all singles) on Sunday, and currently has an eight-game hitting streak.

Edgar Duran – 7-for 20, 2B; snapped an eight-game walkless streak on May 2 and added another two days later.

Anthony Hewitt – 11-for-27, 2B, HR; has nine hits in his last three games, raising his batting average from .212 to .257. Still striking out much too often.

Leandro Castro – 5-for-20, 2B; currently has a five-game hitting streak and has scored a run in each of Reading’s last four games.

Carlos Perdomo – 4-for-9, 2B.

THE BAD.

Gauntlett Eldemire – 5-for-21, 2B; still walking, but not as regularly.

Tyson Gillies – 5-for-21, 3B; has a five-game walk streak and only struck out three times last week.

Gustavo Gonzalez – 3-for-15.

Tyler Greene – 1-for-11; inexplicably drew seven walks last week with only four strikeouts. Still not hitting, however, and has only two extra-base hits in his last 14 games.

Harold Martinez – 5-for-23; had doubles in four of his first five games, but no extra-base hits over his last eight.

Cody Overbeck – 3-for-21, 2B; batting average dropped from .313 to .279 in six games.

Cameron Rupp – 4-for-19, 2B; six strikeouts and one walk in his last four games.

THE UGLY.

Aaron Altherr – 4-for-23, 2B, HR; has whiffed in five-consecutive games, and totaled eight strikeouts (and two walks) last week.

Maikel Franco – 4-for-22, 2B; last night’s double was Franco’s first extra-base hit since April 28.

Jiwan James – 2-for-19, HR; only two-for-five on the basepaths after stealing 64 bases in 2010-11.

Brian Pointer – 2-for-24, 2 2B; the fact that both of his hits last week were doubles is the only thing that kept me from simply putting an emoticon frowny face as his comment.

Sebastian Valle – 3-for-17, 2B; on-base percentage dips below .300 for the first time this year.

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4 comments

  1. Bxe1234

    May 08, 2012 11:49 AM

    It’ a real bad week too, when the five “ugly” are actually considered to be top 20 (ish) in the system, and only 2 or 3 of the rest might be in that group. Mad ugly.

  2. nik

    May 08, 2012 01:48 PM

    Yeah, the Ugly are our best prospects. Yikes.

  3. Bradley Ankrom

    May 08, 2012 03:47 PM

    It was only one week, so let’s not overreact. Just one terrible week.

  4. Bxe1234

    May 08, 2012 10:35 PM

    You know anything about Asche, like specifically if he projects any power at all? Impressive after the double jump but without even a little power at 3b, he’ll struggle impressing for much longer.

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