2015 Philadelphia Phillies

 
Hitters

1.   Rhys Hoskins  –  1B  – (B-R/T-R)  –  LoA Lakewood/HiA Clearwater  (South Atlantic Lg./Florida State Lg.)

  • .869 APAB / 3.65 PAG
  • 6’4″ – 225 lb.  /  22 yrs. old  /  2014 – 5th round – California State University Sacramento (CA) 
  • LoA Lakewood:   .322 BA  –  82 hits  –  17 2B  –  4 3B  –  9 HR  –  39 R  –   51 RBi  –  .397 OB%  –  .525 SLG%  –  .922 OPS  –  134 TB
  • HiA Clearwater:   .317 BA  –  77 hits  –  19 2B  –  2 3B  –  8 HR  –  47 R  –  39 RBi  –  .394 OB%  –  .510 SLG%  –  .904 OPS  –  124 TB
  • Led all Phillies minor league prospects in hits, doubles, home runs, runs scored and total bases 
  • 3-time UTR Hitter of the Day (2015)
  • 2015 mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star (North division)  

2.   Josh Tobias  –  2B  – (B-S/T-R)  –  Short Season Williamsport (New York-Penn Lg.) 

  • .800 APAB / 3.41 PAG
  • 5’10” – 205 lb.  /  22 yrs. old  /  2015 – 10th round – University of Florida (FL) 
  • .321 BA  –  19 2B  –  4 HR  –  31 R  –   37 RBi  –  .362 OB%  –  .475 SLG%  –  .837 OPS  –  114 TB 
  • 2-time UTR Hitter of the Day (2015)

3.   Enger Jimenez  –  LF  – (B-R/T-R)  –  VSL (Venezuelan Summer Lg.)

  • .757 APAB / 3.24 PAG
  • 6’1″ – 185 lb.  /  19 yrs. old  /  2012 – FA signee – Venezuela  
  • .307 BA  –  17 2B  –  3 HR  –  36 R  –  33 RBi  –  .380 OB%  –  .443 SLG%  –  .824 OPS  –  117 TB 
  • 3-time UTR Hitter of the Day (2015)

4.   Herlis Rodriguez  –  RF  – (B-L/T-R)  –  LoA Lakewood (South Atlantic Lg.)

  • .716 APAB / 2.96 PAG
  • 6’0″ – 170 lb.  /  21 yrs. old  /  2011 – FA signee – Venezuela  
  • .294 BA  –  20 2B  –  10 HR  –  61 R  –   61 RBi  –  16 SB  –  .339 OB%   
  • 3-time UTR Hitter of the Day (2015)

5.   Malvin Matos  –  CF  – (B-R/T-R)  –  VSL (Venezuelan Summer Lg.)

  • .656 APAB / 2.83 PAG
  • 6’3″ – 170 lb.  /  18 yrs. old  /  2015 – FA signee –  Venezuela
  • .260 BA  –  11 2B  –  1 HR  –  14R  –   6 RBi  –  .384 OB%  –  .797 OPS  

 

 

Pitchers

 
Top 5 Starting Pitchers – (Factor Score) / TPS
 
1. RHP Ricardo Pinto – (12) SP/TPS .116   *Legit UTR*

I’ve been using my TPS formula since 2010 and I created it to give me a snapshot of a pitchers performance without spending a lot time gazing at different stats, charts, or whatever info is out there. I still need to improve some things with it, but when I see the numbers Pinto posted over two seasons (.096 in 2012 and .085 in 2013) in the VSL, I placed a asterisk next to his name for the upcoming 2014 season. I saw his name occasionally on my daily tracking sheets, but it wasn’t until I broke down the Phillies and I saw his name appear near the top TPS rate, that Pinto possibly could be something special. The organization knows it too, by advancing him from the VSL to the Short-Season Williamsport last season. He throws a 92-94 mph fastball which can touch 96 at times. The pitches that could make the move for him are a plus change and a improving slider. He’s aggressive on the mound and stingy on allowing hits in holding opposing hitters to a .203 average in 2014.

 2. LHP Brandon Leibrandt – (12) cSR/TPS .122  *Legit UTR*

 3. RHP Tyler Viza – (11) cSR/TPS .121
  • 20 years ago – (LoA Lakewood)
  • 32nd round – 2013
4. RHP Ranfi Casimiro – (11) SP/TPS .132
  • 22 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • International Free Agent – 2011
5. LHP Elniery Garcia – (10) SP/TPS .155 
  • 20 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • International Free Agent – 2011
 
Top 3 Relief Pitchers – (Factor Score) / TPS
 
1. RHP Matt Hockenberry – (8) RP/TPS .082
  • 23 years old – (LoA Lakewood)
  • 9th round – 2014
2. RHP Ulises Joaquin – (8) RP/TPS .091  *Legit UTR*

3. LHP Joey DeNato – (7) RP/TPS .077  *Legit UTR*

Denato could be a UTR gem. He’s already written the first few chapters that could possibly be a 30 for 30 special on ESPN someday. He was an outstanding pitcher for Torrey Pines HS (California) but never received a look from scouts. The under-sized (5′ 10″ 175 lbs) left-hander went on to Big Ten perennial baseball power Indiana University where he continue to excel from his freshman to junior years. Again, the scouts didn’t come knocking. He finished up his collegiate career with another top performance and the scouts couldn’t layoff any longer. After eight appearances with SS Williamsport, Denato was promoted to LoA Lakewood and he kept on rolling. There are still nay-sayers about his projectability because of his stature. But just as Marc stated about the Cardinals Matt Adams way,way back when (“All he has done at every level…. is hit”), the same could be said about Denato.

 
Top 5 TPS – Starting Pitchers
 
1. RHP Jose Taveras – SP/TPS .098
  • 21 years old – (Short-Season Williamsport)
  • International Free Agent – 2013
2. LHP Tyler Gilbert – SP/TPS .098

  • 23 years old – (Short-Season Williamsport)
  • 6th round – 2015
3. RHP Mark Leiter – SP/TPS .103   *Legit UTR*

4. RHP Felix Paulino – cSR/TPS .110
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies)
  • International Free Agent – 2014
5. LHP Matt Imhof – SP/TPS .116   *ASAP Roster Add*
Top 3 TPS – Relief Pitchers
 
1. RHP Jacob Waguespack – RP/TPS .067
  • 19 years old – (GCL Phillies / Short-Season Williamsport)
  • Undrafted- 2015
2. LHP Zach Morris – RP/TPS .070
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies / LoA Lakewood)
  • 24th round – 2015
3. RHP Sutter McLoughlin – RP/TPS .076 
  • 21 years old – (GCL Phillies / Short-Season Williamsport)
  • 22nd round – 2015
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