DSL RHP Ramon Rosso (DSL Phillies – Philadelphia) 21 years old 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K, Win 5-1, 0.86 ERA Gulf Coast League
RHP Elieser Hernandez (GCL Astros – Houston) 22 years old 4.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1.80 ERA Arizona League RHP Joaquin De La Cruz (AZL Brewers – Milwaukee) 21 years old 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, Win 3-1, 2.57 ERA Appy League RHP Huascar Ynoa (Elizabethton – Minnesota) 19 years old 6 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3.68 ERA
Pioneer League RHP Elvin Rodriguez (Orem – Los Angeles Angels) 19 years old 5 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 2.79 ERA
Short-Season League RHP Tobias Myers (NYPL Aberdeen – Baltimore) 18 years old 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Loss 2-2, 1.90 ERA LoA LHP Nick Fanti (LoA Lakewood – Philadelphia) 20 years old 9 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 12 K, Win Season Stats: 7-2, 2.52 ERA, 89.1 IP, 61 H, 25 ER, 17 BB, 94 K in 15 starts
- The 31st round pick from 2015 and my choice for the Phillies’ 2017 “One to Watch” had his second no-hitter of the season, but this time, went the distance. Fanti combined for a no-no on May 6th tossing 8.2 innings, with Trevor Bettencourt picking the last out. Last night, the 6′ 2″- 185 lb. southpaw threw a complete-game no-hitter, and was nearly perfect sans a two-out walk in the 2nd inning. The 31st rounder (2015) had a coming out party in 2016 with the GCL Phillies. He made 11 appearances (9 starts) and posted a 1.57 ERA over 51.2 innings. The lefty led the league with 67 strikeouts and ranked second in ERA (1.51) behind fellow Phillie Sixto Sanchez. This is Fanti’s third UTR POD mention and he was my Phillies Top UTR Pitcher of the Month for May.
- Vargas was promoted to LoA Charleston yesterday and immediately gets the start on the hill facing Nick Fanti. The young Dominican right-hander’s performance was overshadowed by Fanti’s no-hitter. Vargas made 4 appearances with the Staten Island Yankees (NYPL) going 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA over 4 starts.
- The 11th round pick started the season on the DL and was slowly brought back making 7 apperances with LoA South Bend. That seems forever as the right-hander has been outstanding since his promotion to Myrtle Beach where he was placed in the rotation. Last night’s 10 strikeouts marked a career-high and was Rucker’s second scoreless outing in as many starts.
- Despite the inflated ERA, Hathcock has been solid. He took it on the chin during a July 4th appearance versus Orem lasting only 1/3 of an inning, allowing 5 earned runs.
- The projectable 1st round pick in 2016 didn’t gain traction in his debut season, only making 4 appearances with the AZL Rangers. A lot of work needs done with Ragans to quell his command and control issues (21 walks in 29 IP)