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Weekly Phillies Prospect Report May 21 - 26

It was a good week record wise on the farm, but not many guys were very hot.

Ben Revere impersonating the DRI Skanker Dude symbol.
Ben Revere impersonating the DRI Skanker Dude symbol.
Jared Wickerham

The good:

Zach Collier - Zach Collier making his case for not getting booted off the 40 man in roster crunches. A.400/.438/.867 line with 2 Homers, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SB is a mighty good way to stay on the radar.

Kelly Dugan - Dugan has a similar 40 man decision looming over him coming up and numbers like these will help his cause. .348/.375/.522 with 4 doubles, 1 BB and 2 K.

Mikael Franco - Franco has ben showing off serious power so far this year in Clearwater. We'll talk more about the year to date in the monthly wrapup, but Franco added 2 bombs this week along with a pair of doubles. His numbers mostly look sustainable (HR/OFB is up, but if it's a legitmate improvement it wouldn't be crazy high at 16%). I tend to look at it as more legit in a league not known for showing off power hitters.

Cameron Perkins - Holy crap, more walks. Perkins took 2 this week (albeit with 4 K) helping himself to a line of .375/.423/.542 with 2 doubles and a triple. I don't think Perkins has a very high ceiling, but if he can build on his power with some patience he could be a very interesting guy to keep an eye on.

Roman "Candle" Quinn - Two very hot weeks in a row for the young speedster. A remarkable week this time with a .348/.483/.435 line with 1 triple, 5 walks, 7 K and 5 SB (0 CS). Way too many K's, but overall you can't complain with that line and his BABiP has now normalized to the point that his current line is probably sustainable.

Cameron Rupp - A solid line of .333/.375/.667 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 1 BB and 4 K in 16 PA

Perci Garner - 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 2 ER. A mighty solid start, but with Garner both repeating and old for the level a bump up to Reading is likely needed before we know what to make of Garner's season. Is he improved or merely adjusted to the level?

Mario Hollands - Hollands isn't more that a fringe prospect and he's too old for High A, but 5.1 IP with 8 K and 1 BB is worth noting.

Yoel Mecias - Mecias is a young flamethrower who has been adjusting to Lakewood and Low-A. 5 IP, 7 H, 7 K, 1 BB and 1 ER, looks pretty well adjusted to me.

Seth Rosin - 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 ER

Joe Savery - A week out from the 2013 draft and our most recent high

draft pick had a mighty fine week in Triple-A. We'll see Savery again sometime this summer, so it's nice to see a 4 IP, 1 H, 7 K, 1 BB line from him.

The abundant Bad:

Larry "Fudgie" Greene - I'm getting bummed writing about Greene every week. I want our top picks to succeed, we need them badly to be productive major leaguers down the line. Greene's season so far has been nothing short of awful (and weird). This week's .100/.217/.100 line with 8 K, 3 BB and nothing more than singles for hits. The expected power hitting of Greene has been absent and he is being out ISO'd by a 150lb Shortstop and despite on of the highest BABiP's on the team, he is outhitting only 1 regular (Angelo Mora by .004 while Mora sports, by far, the lowest BABiP among regulars).

Chace Numata - .133/.278/.133 with 2 BB and 4 K in 18 PA.

Carlos Tocci - .227/.261/.227, 1 BB, 1 K. Tocci is actually doing well for being way too young for the league. He's likely off to Williamsport in a few weeks.

Mitch Walding - Scouts raved about Walding a few years back as the steal of the 2011 draft for the Phillies. That mostly has yet to show up on the field. .056/.056/.056 with a crazy 7 K in 18 PA this week.

Brody Colvin - 6 IP3 H, 0 K, 2 BB, 2 HR, 3 ER

Shane Watson - Another rough week for the Phillies top pick last summer. 7.2 IP, 7 H, 4 K, 5 BB, 2 HBP, 1 HR, 5 ER

Austin Wright - 3.1 IP, 10 H, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 HR, 9 ER. I will admit I ranked Wright #10 this year with the thinking that he might be the next fringe starter who could move quickly through the system and pitch as a #5 stop gap, a'la Kendrick, Worley, Happ, Cloyd, etc. I've got a bit of egg on my face there as Wright has been awful so far this spring.

The rest:

Aaron Altherr - Altherr has decidedly cooled the last few weeks. .250/.267/.250 with 11 K and 1 BB this past week. Probably could be on the cold list with all those K's in 30 PA

Cody Asche - .263/.333/.632. Really a very solid week with 2 doubles a triple and a Homer along with 2 BB and 1 SB. The 8 K in 21 PA is not good though.

Tyson Gillies - Not great, but quite the power surge with 2 HR and a double. .235/.316/.647 with 2 BB and 4 K in 19 PA.

Cesar Hernandez - I actually like this line .235/.381/.235 with 4 BB and 2 K. Who is this and where's the real Cesar Hernandez? Suddenly Hernandez is walking like crazy, more than doubling his 2012 BB rate. Maybe it's a fluke, maybe he's adjusted to the level, maybe, just maybe, something turned on and he's a better player. He's probably still a MLB reserve in the future, but if he's making the kind of improvements that 23 year olds sometimes make he could be turning into a future regular.

Brian Pointer - .238/.385/.238, 4 BB, 1 HBP, 6 K, 3 SB (0 CS).

Chris Serritella - Another guy who hasn't been talking walks, taking walks. .222/.300/.278 with 2 BB, 3 K and a double.

Jesse Biddle - 11.2 IP (2 starts, obviously), 10 H, 15 K, 7 BB, 1 HR, 5 ER. Great K rate, but more walks that you'd prefer. Still, not a bad week at all.

Ethan Martin - 6 IP, 4 H, 4 K, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 2 ER. The control has been worse, I'd say this is more the Dr. Jeckyl version of Martin and perhaps he might be adjusting a bit to Triple-A.

Hoby Milner- 6 IP, 5 H, 4 K, 5 BB, 1 HR, 2 ER. Tooo mnay walks, obviously, but Milner's been good of late, so he gets a bit of a pass here.