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(Belated) Weekly Phillies Prospect Roundup July 9 - 15

It's been a quiet week in Philly, but there's plenty going on down on the farm.

Enjoy the cool spray of prospects
Enjoy the cool spray of prospects

A fairly quick look since we're so late in the week, just highlights and low lights.


Willie Carmona - Carmona's been really hot the last several weeks and probably deserves a chance in Clearwater as he's repeating Lakewood and really doesn't have much left to prove there. He went .438/.524/.563, 2 doubles, 1 K, 4 BB. He's pretty fringy as a prospect, but he does have a little positional flexibility have played both Corner Infield spots.

Freddy Galvis - .571/.588/1.000, 3 doubles, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 K. Look, Galvis isn't a 1.500 OPS guy, but if he can maintain an OPS half as good as this week in MLB he'd probably be close to All Star caliber given his glove.

Wilmer Oberto - Oberto's a Right Fielder/First Baseman from Venezuela who spent a few years in the VSL. He's up to the GCL this year, and while a little old for the league (can't blame him for that, he goes where they send him), he's tearing it up. Last week he went .385/.500/.769 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 BB and 2 K.

Brian Pointer - Pointer seems to be figuring things out a bit lately going .333/.412/.733, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 SB (0 CS). His season numbers are still less than ideal, but the 77% SB rate, the 10.5% BB rate are good signs. Pointer's still young, so there's time to put it together.

Trey Williams - Drafted as a Third Baseman this year with some off-field concerns, Williams is showing there isn't a ton be concerned about on-field going .400/.538/.700, 1 HR, 2 BB, 1 HBP, 1 K.

Cody Asche - It's probably time to move Michael Young. Asche went .313/.389/.500, 1 HR, 2 BB, 3 K. He's got Triple-A down and can probably put up only slightly lower numbers in the Majors (.288/.349/.453 on the season).

Kelly Dugan - Dugan is adjusting to Double-A, having picked up his first HR at the level. Decent, but unspectacular week otherwise. It's not crazy to think he might be in Right Field in Philly by the time Grown-Ups 3 comes out.

Jiandido Tromp - I so want this name on the back on a Phillies jersey some day. That's a good name and he had a mighty good week for the Crosscutters going .357/.438/.500, 2 doubles, 2 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP.

Yacksel Rios - 2 relief appearances for Williamsport 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

Ethan Martin - The Iron Pigs got Dr. Jekyl last week as Martin went 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 8 K, 1 BB, 2 HBP

Lino Martinez - Another Crosscutters Reliever, Lino went 3.0 IP, 1 H, 7 K, 2 BB


Aaron Altherr - Well, there were quite a few walks and a stolen base. Otherwise a pretty week. .059/.238/.059, 7 K, 4 BB, 1 SB (0 CS). It's a big year for Altherr as he becomes Rule 5 eligible this winter (along with Rupp, Dugan and a few others). At the moment I don't think he's worth protecting. Don't read that as I don't like Atherr, I do. He's got plenty of ceiling and could be a regular MLB player at some point. That point is not next Spring. When a player gets drafted in Rule 5 he needs to stay on the active roster all year. It's hard to hide a position player on the 25 man. If Altherr is rocking a 30% K rate in High-A, just imagine the offesne a team would have to put up with in MLB. Plus any team would realize how bad that year would be for his development.

Dylan Cozens - Remember last summer when Cozens came out like gangbusters and colled off badly over the last 6 weeks or so? .158/.217/.263 this past week.

Cameron Perkins - .143/.208/.286. He did have a Homer though.

Jose Pujols - .100/.143/.300. He did have a Homer though.

Carlos Tocci - .150/.227/.150. He didn't have a Homer, but he's young for the level and at this point I don't think there's much point in sending him to Williamsport.