On the heels of Domonic "Don't call me Dominic" Brown's promotion to the R-Phils, the roster has once again undergone a shake-up. Two 2008 draftees -- Steve Susdorf (19th round) and B.J. Rosenberg (13th round) -- were promoted from High-A Clearwater and Low-A Lakewood, respectively, to bolster Reading's roster for the stretch drive.
Susdorf, an outfielder, hit .360/.416/.509 in 60 games split between Lakewood and Clearwater. He hit 5 HRs, stole 5 bases without being caught, and posted plate discipline ratios of 7.3% BB and 16.7% K. He's likely to be limited to left field defensively, but (as I determined in a piece I wrote over at Phuture Phillies) he's got a shot to be a decent 4th outfielder if he continues to hit.
A 4-year college player, Rosenberg simply overmatched SAL hitters at Lakewood, posting a 65:10 K:BB and a 1.43 FIP in 50.1 IP. He hadn't surrendered an earned run since May, or a run of any sort since June 4. Rosenberg had been in line for a promotion, so it will be interesting to see how he handles the double-jump to Double-A.
Making room on the Reading roster, Tyson Brummett was DL'ed and Jeremy Slayden retired. Now 27, Slayden had climbed the organizational ladder slowly after being drafted in the 8th round out of Georgia Tech in 2005. A .229/.295/.398 line in 128 Triple-A plate appearances led to a demotion to Reading, where he had hit well in 46 games this year. He finishes with an overall .289/.372/.479 line with 63 HRs in 5 minor league seasons.