...a couple of things were worth noting.
First, the good news: Anthony Gose gets some love from BP's Kevin Goldstein in the Monday Ten Pack (subscriber content):
Anthony Gose, OF, Phillies (High-A Lakewood)
Another player who is starting to see his tools click is Gose, who led the minor leagues with 76 stolen bases last year, but also showed that he had a long way to go with his approach, as well as a bit of raw power than simply never showed up in games. He got off to a slow start in the tough Florida State League, but he's coming on of late, going 10-for-20 in his last six games, including his 10thtriple of the year to raise his averages to .277/.345/.424 in 57 games. His overall game is maturing, as he's showing a more patient approach and also driving balls more, but something has gone sour in the stolen base department, as he's been caught in five of his last six attempts and 17 times in 38 attempts on the season
Phillies RF Domonic Brown is reaching monster status. The 22-year-old went 11-for-30 with two home runs this week for Double-A Reading, giving him a .317/.392/.610 line through 47 games. It's only June, but those are Minor League Player of the Year type of numbers.
Next, the not-so-good news: Phillippe Aumont was demoted to Clearwater over the weekend. It's the right move for the big right hander, who's walked as many as he's struck out (38) in 49.2 innings this year. Aumont has spent the year overhauling his mechanics while transitioning back to the rotation, and that's tough to do in Double-A when you're a 21-year old with just over 100 pro innings under your belt. I still think Aumont winds up in the pen long-term, but the Phillies are right to give him every chance to succeed as a starter, and the pitching friendly FSL should hopefully help Phillippe regain some confidence.
And finally, let's end this on a good note. You know what that means... Jonathan Singleton's season line! Through Monday night's game...
112 PA -- .413/.500/.728 -- 16.1% BB -- 18.5% K -- .315 ISO
One hundred and twelve plate appearances is by no means an ideal sample size, but at this point, it's possible to make the argument that Singleton is the second best prospect in the organization. In any case, there's no way he's any lower than fifth.