The Phils Double-A team is now 4-3-1 on the spring season after a 5-5 tie on Tuesday. On Monday, I looked at the pitching leaders and now, its the hitters turn.
Phillies Double-A Offensive Highlights:
Galvis, 21, is a slick-fielding shortstop, who led all EL shortstops last season with a .982 fielding percentage. So far this spring, the Venezuelan is hitting .333 with two runs, two triples, three RBIs, and three stolen bases. A member of the Phillies 40-man roster, Galvis is 5-15 this spring for the Double-A Phils. His three stolen bases and two triples are a team-high.
Overbeck hit 13 home runs and 41 RBIs for the R-Phils last season after posting All-Star numbers with Clearwater (A+) earlier in the season. The Tennessee native enjoyed a solid August — posting an impressive .316 average with eight home runs and 22 RBIs. This spring, Overbeck leads the Double-A team with two home runs.
Savery began the spring as a member of the Double-A Phils, but has recently been playing for the Single-A squad. In 16 at-bats for the Double-A squad, the Texas native hit .375 with two doubles, a run, and three RBIs.
On Tuesday, Savery went 0-4 with an RBI for the Single-A Phils, a day after hitting a home run for the club. He played first base on Monday and DH on Tuesday.
Susdorf has excelled at the dish this spring for the Double-A Phils. The soon-to-be 25-year-old (turns 25 on Monday, March 28) has posted team-highs in at-bats (28), average (.357), hits (10), doubles (5), and RBIs (4). On Tuesday, he went 3-3 with three doubles, a run, and an RBI.
Selected by the Phillies in the 19th round of the 2008 draft, Susdorf spent all of 2010 with Clearwater — posting a .278 mark with 11 home runs and 77 RBIs. The California native appeared in 24 games with the R-Phils in 2009.
Michael Spidale, the R-Phils team MVP last season, appeared in his first Double-A game of the season on Tuesday, and went 1-4 with two strikeouts.
Jeremy Slayden, who is also familiar to R-Phils fans, has appeared in one game this spring for the Double-A club. On Sunday, Slayden went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
On Monday afternoon, the Phillies Double-A club beat the Pirates
Double-A team by a score of 7-2. The Double-A Phils are now 4-3 on the spring season.
Here are some of the highlights:
Edell, 27, has been mentioned in this blog a few times as of late, and on Monday, he was impresive on the hill for the Double-A Phils. The Boston native tossed 4.2 no-hit innings — helping to lead the Double-A squad to a 7-2 victory. So far this spring, the lefty has allowed just one hit over 7.2 innings pitched and has fanned five batters in the process.
Last season, he spilit time with two Double-A teams (Akron and Midland). After posting a 1-1 record with a 6.85 ERA for the Aeros, Cleveland decided to release Edell. He signed a Minor League deal with Oakland and quickly made an impact at the Double-A level. In 21 games, he posted a 10-4 mark with a 3.17 ERA (20 starts).
It will be interesting to see where the 27-year-old starts the 2011 season. In six Minor League seasons, Edell has compiled a 36-31 mark with a 3.65 ERA.
Other pitchers from Double-A game on Monday:
Jordan Ellis tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of Edell. Ellis has now allowed three runs on five hits over 3.1 IP this spring.
Chance Chapman allowed two runs on four hits in two innings on Monday. Chapman, 27, threw a shutout inning in his last appearance.
Tyson Brummett allowed just one hit and fanned one batter over one inning on Monday. It was Brummett’s first appearance in a spring game for the Double-A squad.
Offensive Highlights for the Double-A Phils on Monday:
Catcher Torre Langley has been solid at the plate this spring for the Double-A Phils. On Monday, the 23-year-old backstop went 2-4 with a run, a double, and a game-high three RBIs. Last season he appeared in two games with the R-Phils and went 1-6 with a walk.
Overbeck, who impressed fans with his bat last season, went 2-4 with a run and a stolen base on Monday. In 19 at-bats this spring for the Double-A Phils, Overbeck is hitting .263 with a team-high two home runs.
Other Offensive Hightlights:
Freddy Galvis has now had a hit in all three of the Double-A games he has played in this spring. The Venezuelan native is hitting .364 with a triple, two RBIs, and three SBs in three games this spring.
Sebastian Boucher went 2-4 with a run and an RBI for the Double-A squad on Monday. Boucher, who was signed by the Phillies as a Minor League free agent this offseason, is hitting .316 this spring with five runs scored, two RBIs, and a team-high five walks.
Other Spring Highlights from Monday:
Joe Savery appeared in his first Single-A game of the spring and rewarded his team with an impressive day at the dish. The Rice University standout went 2-3 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. He also was hit-by-a-pitch and stole a base.
Brody Colvin tossed four solid innings for the Single-A team on Monday in their 5-4 win over the Single-A Pirates. Colvin, who is ranked as the third-best prospect in the Phillies organization by Baseball America, allowed five hits and one unearned run. He thew 58 total pitches.
The Phillies minor leaguers were at it again on Thursday, as they faced minor league players from the Tigers organization. The Double-A squad dropped their second-straight contest — falling by a score of 4-3. Let’s take a look at the highlights!
Ryan Edell –
Edell, a native of Boston, MA, tossed three scoreless innings for the Double-A team in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers Double-A club on Thursday. The 27-year-old left-handed pitcher split the 2010 season with Akron and Midland — both Double-A teams.
Signed by the Phillies as a Minor League free agent on 12/20/10, Edell has already appeared in one Major League Spring Training game this season for the Philies. Edell allowed just one hit over 1.2 innings pitched for the Phillies, and also fanned three batters. Over two spring appearances (one Major League, one Minor League), Edell has tossed 4.2 IP without allowing a run.
Joe Savery –
A former pitcher, Savery has been trying his luck at hitting full-time this season, and the former Rice University product has excelled at the dish so far. On Thursday, he went 1-2 with a double and two walks — upping his average to .500 (4-8) on the season.
Alan Schoenberger –
The 22-year-old Australian native appeared in his first Double-A game on Thursday, and went 1-1 with a double, walk, and two RBIs. Schoenberger spent the entire 2010 campaign in Lakewood, and hit .253 with five home runs and 35 RBIs.
Triple-A News & Notes
Chris Frey went 2-4 in the Triple-A game on Thursday. The Triple-A Phillies lost to the Triple-A Tigers however, by a score of 9-2. Reliever Matt Anderson allowed four runs on two hits over just one inning of work.
Tagg Bozied (0-3), Harold Garcia (0-4), and Matt Rizzotti (1-3), combined to go 1-10 yesterday. Troy Hazawa had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored.
Single-A News & Notes
Jared Cosart started and went three shutout innings for the Single-A team on Wednesday. The squad went on to beat the Tigers Single-A club 7-4. Cosart is ranked as the fourth-best prospect in the Phillies organization by Baseball America. Patrick Murray (1B) went 3-4 with a run and RBI.
Welcome back to “Philling You In” — today we check in on the first day of Minor League
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Scott Mathieson (’07 & ’09) – A surprise cut by the Phillies last week, Mathieson tossed two shutout innings for the Triple-A squad today, continuing his solid 2010 spring. Over his two frames, Mathieson did not allow a run, or hit, and needed just 21 pitches to get his six outs.
Joe Savery (2009) – Savery started for the Triple-A squad and was solid over three shutout frames, but the team lost to the Triple-A Jays by a score of 6-1. A product of Rice University, Savery threw 50 pitches and allowed 2 hits, 3 walks, and 1 strikeout.
Michael Schwimer (2009) – Schwimer tossed two shutout innings for the Double-A squad today in the team’s 5-4 victory over the Double-A Blue Jays. He fanned three batters, while allowing four hits over his two innings of work in game one of the club’s Minor League spring schedule.
Neil Sellers (2008-2009) – Sellers, who spent the past two seasons in Reading, went 1-4 with a double and RBI, as he tries to earn a spot in Lehigh Valley for 2010. A native of Robards, Kentucky, Sellers batted an impressive .317 last season for the R-Phils, and hit 17 homers, and drove in 86 runs.
Welcome back to day #10 of my daily coverage of Spring Training. It was nice relaxing today in front of the tv and watching the Phillies beat the Twins by a score of 5-4. Let’s take a look around and check in on some former R-Phils from today — ENJOY!
Monday marks the start of Minor League spring training games and today the Phillies assigned 14 players to Minor League camp — 8 of the 14 have spent time in Reading at some point over the past couple of seasons (Tuffy Gosewisch, John Suomi, Kevin Nelson, Joe Savery, Scott Mathieson, Yohan Flande, and Freddy Galvis).
Let’s take an in-depth look at a few of those who were cut today:
Quintin Berry (2009) – Berry, a member of the Phillies 40-man roster, found himself among today’s cuts. A native of San Diego, California, Berry, 25, had just one at-bat this spring for the Phils, and finished 1-1 with 3 runs scored, one RBI, and two walks. With a crowded outfield in Philadelphia this season (Werth, Victorino, and Ibanez), Berry will begin the season in the minors — where, will depend on his next couple of weeks in Minor League camp.
Joe Savery (2009) – Savery, a product of Rice University, was among eight pitchers reassigned today. The 24-year-old Houston, Texas native appeared in two games for Philadelphia this spring (3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 K, 3 BB). Savery will most likely start the year at Lehigh Valley, where he could work on his control.
John Suomi (2008) – Suomi “the money”, was among three catchers cut today. Suomi, a native of Toronto, Ontario, appeared in just two games this spring with the Phils and went 1-2 at the dish. Much like the crowded Phillies outfield, Suomi finds himself in another crowded position at both the Major and Minor League levels — catcher.
The Philadelphia Phillies had a good day today as they hosted the Detroit Tigers in spring action. Five Philadelphia pitchers combined on a shutout — three of which have spent time in Reading over their careers — ENJOY!
Freddy Galvis (2009) – Galvis, 20, started today at SS for the Phillies and went 1-3 with an RBI — his first of the spring season. A native of Venezuela, Galvis appeared in 16 games with the R-Phils last season and hit .197 with a homer and 5 RBIs. Ranked as the number 13 prospect in the Phillies system by Baseball America, Galvis is known for his remarkable defense and will most likely find a way to make it to the Majors due to his range and arm strength.
Joe Savery (2009) – Savery, who went 12-4 with a 4.41 ERA with the R-Phils before a promotion to Lehigh Valley in 2009, tossed two scoreless innings for Phillies in their 4-0 victory over Detroit earlier today. Savery, a product of Rice University, is in camp with Philadelphia as a non-roster invitee and was solid today in relief — earning a hold for his work (2 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 SO).
Others of Note –
Domonic Brown (2009) – went 0-1 in his only at-bat — currently hitting .389 this spring
Pat Burrell (1999 & Rehab in 2004) – homered for the 1st time this spring today – 2-2, HR(1)
Jason Donald (2008) – started at SS and went 1-3 with an RBI for the Tribe earlier today
Yohan Flande (2009) – tossed a scoreless inning for Philadelphia today (1IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K)
Lou Marson (2008) – started for the Indians behind the dish and went 0-2 with R and SB
Scott Mathieson (‘06, Rehab in ’07 & ’09) – walked 1, fanned 2 over scoreless IP for Phils.
Carlos Silva (2001 & Rehab in 2002) – tossed 3 shutout innings for Cubs today