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.
The Double-A Phillies fell to the Double-A Blue Jays on Sunday by a score of 5-4. The club received a solid outing from Tyler Cloyd, but dropped to 3-3 on the spring season after six games.
An 18th round selection of the Phillies in the 2008 draft, Cloyd, 23, started and went three no-hit innings for the Double-A squad on Sunday afternoon. The Nebraska native allowed just one walk and fanned five batters. Last season Cloyd appeared in two games for the R-Phils and compiled a 1-1 mark with a 4.00 ERA. He began the 2010 campaign with Cleawater (A+) and appeared in 35 games — posting a 4-3 record with a 5.32 ERA.
Slayden, 28, retired after the 2009 season, but is now back and playing games for the Phillies this spring. In his first Double-A appearance on Sunday, the Kentucky native went 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs as the number three hitter in the lineup. Slayden spent the entire 2008 season in Baseballtown and posted a solid .298 batting average with 17 home runs and 81 RBIs.
In 2009, Slayden split the year with Reading and Lehigh Valley — posting a combined .257 batting average with 13 home runs and 42 RBIs. It will be interesting to see where Slayden begins the 2011 season. Stay tuned!
Galvis enjoyed a solid day at the plate on Sunday. Batting in the number two hole of the order, Galvis went 2-3 with two runs, a triple, and an RBI. The slick-fielding shortstop, who is known for his superior defense, has three hits over his last two Double-A games. Galvis is just 21-years-old.
Spring Phillers… Joe Savery went 0-2 with a walk… He’s 0-4 in his last two games… B.J. Rosenberg allowed one unearned run over two innings on Sunday for the Double-A team… Mike Stutes did not allow a hit or a run over two innings on Sunday for the Triple-A Phils… Matt Anderson took the loss by allowing a run on two hits and three walks in just one inning of work for the Triple-A squad… Tagg Bozied, who led the EL with a .315 batting average last season, went 2-3 with two doubles for the Triple-A team.