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Greetings From Clearwater – May 15

Posted By Bill Baer On May 15, 2012 @ 11:38 am In Philadelphia Phillies,Prospects | No Comments

Originally written by Bradley Ankrom.

The Phillies crop of hitting prospects—excepting Aaron Altherr, Cesar Hernandez, and, perhaps, Cody Asche—continues to disappoint. Hot starts by Gauntlett Eldemire, Brian Pointer, and Leandro Castro have been forgotten, and the Phillies’ most impressive offensive performance by a prospect belongs to a 25-year-old first baseman in Double-A.

I tweaked the way stats are presented in the table below, substituting plate appearances for at-bats and replacing walks and strikeouts with percentages. Full stats are always available via each player’s Baseball-Reference link. Also, you can follow the daily progress (or lack thereof) of Phillies prospects ranked among Kevin Goldstein’s top 20 by visiting the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Tracker.

BATTER

AGE

LVL

AVG/OBP/SLG

PA

2B

3B

HR

BIP

BB%

SO%

SB

SB%

ALTHERR, Aaron

21

A

.266/.329/.391

143

6

2

2

.323

7%

20%

11

73%

ALVAREZ, Miguel

22

A+

.171/.171/.195

41

1

0

0

.292

0%

41%

2

100%

ASCHE, Cody

22

A+

.365/.391/.468

133

6

2

1

.421

5%

14%

1

33%

BARNES, Jeremy

25

A+

.145/.226/.164

62

1

0

0

.216

10%

31%

0

CASTRO, Leandro

23

AA

.214/.260/.321

123

9

0

1

.261

2%

20%

2

40%

DUGAN, Kelly

21

A

.232/.338/.375

65

2

0

2

.289

12%

25%

0

DURAN, Edgar

21

A+

.269/.301/.356

113

3

3

0

.315

4%

14%

3

50%

ELDEMIRE, G.

23

A

.240/.371/.317

132

6

1

0

.338

16%

23%

15

88%

FRANCO, Maikel

19

A

.229/.294/.389

143

7

1

4

.250

7%

16%

0

GALVIS, Freddy

22

MLB

.231/.261/.361

115

9

1

1

.264

4%

14%

0

GILLIES, Tyson

23

AA

.256/.329/.368

152

6

3

1

.303

6%

16%

5

71%

GONZALEZ, G.

21

A

.185/.240/.185

100

0

0

0

.243

6%

22%

3

100%

GOSEWISCH, Tuffy

28

AAA

.215/.282/.354

71

3

0

2

.245

6%

20%

0

GREENE, Tyler

19

A

.147/.270/.267

89

6

0

1

.263

15%

42%

2

100%

HERNANDEZ, Cesar

22

AA

.321/.361/.443

144

10

3

0

.375

7%

13%

5

50%

HEWITT, Anthony

23

A+

.263/.307/.453

101

3

0

5

.312

4%

26%

3

75%

HUDSON, Kyrell

21

A

.176/.217/.213

115

2

1

0

.271

3%

34%

16

84%

JAMES, Jiwan

23

AA

.246/.274/.412

124

6

2

3

.333

4%

32%

3

43%

MARTINEZ, Harold

22

A

.232/.260/.304

73

5

0

0

.271

4%

15%

0

MOORE, Logan

21

A

.205/.370/.329

92

6

0

1

.286

16%

25%

0

0%

OVERBECK, Cody

26

AAA

.262/.314/.397

137

9

1

2

.304

7%

17%

0

PERDOMO, Carlos

22

A

.212/.274/.303

73

3

0

1

.220

5%

10%

4

57%

POINTER, Brian

20

A

.224/.328/.431

137

5

2

5

.292

12%

30%

6

86%

RUF, Darin

25

AA

.379/.430/.583

151

9

0

6

.415

9%

15%

2

100%

RUPP, Cameron

23

A+

.258/.333/.360

99

6

0

1

.314

10%

18%

0

VALLE, Sebastian

21

AA

.231/.274/.308

113

5

0

1

.303

6%

26%

0

Aaron Altherr – 3-for-19, 2B, 4/5 SO/BB; slumped a bit last week, but still ranks tenth in the South Atlantic League in triples and ninth in stolen bases.

Miguel Alvarez – 1-for-14, 0/4 SO/BB; collected a single in his first game back from injury, has gone 0-for-10 since.

Cody Asche – 12-for-26, 2 2B, HR, 3/0 SO/BB; had another big week and now trails only Nick Castellanos for the Florida State League batting average lead. Ranks among the league’s top ten in on-base percentage and on-base plus slugging, too. Hit his first home run of the season on May 10 and currently has a 14-game hitting streak.

Jeremy Barnes – 2-for-12, 2/0 SO/BB; returned from 7-day disabled list on May 9.

Leandro Castro – 4-for-22, 3 2B, 3/0 SO/BB; failed to draw a walk in 24 trips to the plate last week and continues to be one of the streakiest hitters in the organization. Castro is hitting just .197/.244/.316 against right-handed pitchers.

Kelly Dugan – 0-for-3, 1/1 SO/BB; returned to the lineup last night as Lakewood’s designated hitter and scored a run after reaching base via walk. His 0-for-3 put the kibosh on a six-game hitting streak he’d built prior to landing on the disabled list in April.

Edgar Duran – 6-for-21, 2/0 SO/BB; his three triples are tied for third among Florida State League hitters. Duran had reached base safely in ten-consecutive games before going 0-for-4 at Dunedin yesterday.

Gauntlett Eldemire – 4-for-16, 2B, 4/3 SO/BB; earned his first extra-base hit since May 8 with a double on Sunday, and has gone 3-for-6 with a pair of walks over last two games. Eldemire ranks tenth in the South Atlantic League in runs scored, sixth in walks, and is tied for third in stolen bases.

Maikel Franco – 6-for-24, 2B, HR, 2/0 SO/BB; had his batting average up to .290 on April 24, but a 12-for-69 skid has him down to .229. He does have a modest five-game hit streak going, however, and has cut his strikeout rate down in recent weeks.

Freddy Galvis – 8-for-18, 3 2B, 3B, 1/2 SO/BB; had his most productive week in the big leagues and set a career-high with three hits in yesterday’s win at Houston. Galvis drew a pair of walks on Sunday, snapping a 15-game walkless streak.

Tyson Gillies – 5-for-29, 6/1 SO/BB; went 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored on May 10, but is 1-for-18 in four games since. Gillies places second in the Eastern League in runs scored and is tied for the league lead in triples.

Gustavo Gonzalez – 0-for-10, 3/3 SO/BB; .185 batting average is the lowest it’s been since April 20 and Gonzalez is hitting .120/.290/.120 in 31 May plate appearances.

Tyler Greene – 0-for-3, 3/0 SO/BB; was demoted to extended spring training on May 10.

Cesar Hernandez – 8-for-25, 2B, 1/5 SO/BB; continues his hot hitting, reaching base in six of seven games last week. Hernandez leads the Eastern League in triples and is tied for sixth in hits, seventh in doubles. Despite his recent power surge, one scout still questions the pop in his bat and considers him a big league utility infielder.

Anthony Hewitt – 6-for-21, 2B, 2 HR, 6/0 SO/BB; notched a pair of home runs, but also struck out six times last week. Though he missed the first week and a half of the season, Hewitt has already climbed into the FSL top-30 in strikeouts (26) and top-five in home runs.

Kyrell Hudson – 4-for-17, 6/1 SO/BB; batting average hasn’t topped .180 since the third day of the season.

Jiwan James – 8-for-23, 2 2B, 10/0 SO/BB; surface numbers look good, but James is tied for the Eastern League lead in strikeouts (40) and has drawn only five walks all year, none since May 1.

Harold Martinez – 4-for-19, 2B, 4/0 SO/BB; started at first base last night when Kelly Dugan returned as Lakewood’s designated hitter. Struggling equally against left-handed (.231/.231/.308) and right-handed pitching (.232/.267/.304).

Logan Moore – 3-for-11, 2B, 2/3 SO/BB; among minor-league catchers with at least 100 innings behind the plate, Moore’s 2.084 stolen base attempts per nine innings ranks fourth and he’s only gunned down 16.3% of the 43 runners going. He also isn’t hitting much, but is getting on base at a good clip.

Cody Overbeck – 4-for-22, 2 2B, 3B, 5/3 SO/BB; hitting .163/.234/.279 with zero home runs since the calendar turned from April to May.

Brian Pointer – 1-for-14, 8/3 SO/BB; speaking of May struggles… Pointer has gone 3-for-44 in May after hitting .295/.387/.577 in the season’s first month. His five home runs still rank among the top-10 in the Sally League, but he hasn’t gone deep since April 29.

Darin Ruf – 11-for-26, 3 2B, 3 HR, 5/3 SO/BB; Ruf leads the Eastern League in batting average, on-base plus slugging, hits, total bases, and RBI. If only he weren’t a 25-year-old in Double-A….

Cameron Rupp – 4-for-15, 2B, 2/2 SO/BB; runners haven’t been shy about testing Rupp’s arm, and he’s thrown out 25.6% of 43 would-be thieves.

Sebastian Valle – 3-for-23, 2B, 4/2 SO/BB; a six-hit month has dropped his batting average 50 points, but, hey—two more walks!


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