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2019 Phillies Report Cards: June

This month...well, it wasn’t the best month

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The third full month of the season did some serious damage to the Phils’ standing in the playoff chase. You can revisit April’s grades here, May’s grades here, or review in the tables below.

Stats are through games on 6/30


Pitcher Report Cards

Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Aaron Altherr A - -
Jose Alvarez D- A- B-
Drew Anderson Inc - -
Victor Arano B+ - -
Jake Arrieta B B- D+
Austin Davis Inc C Inc
Enyel De Los Santos Inc B- Inc
Seranthony Dominguez B- B Inc
Zach Eflin A- B+ B
Jerad Eickhoff A- C F
Edgar Garcia - B- D-
J.D. Hammer - Inc D
Tommy Hunter - - Inc
Cole Irvin - C D-
Adam Morgan A C F
Hector Neris A- A D
Pat Neshek B+ C- Inc
Juan Nicasio C- C B+
Aaron Nola C- B B-
Nick Pivetta D- C+ B-
Edubray Ramos D Inc B+
Yacksel Rios - Inc Inc
David Robertson D - -
Sean Rodriguez - - lol
Fernando Salas - - Inc
Ranger Suarez - - C+
Vince Velasquez A- F C+

The Good

There wasn’t a whole lot that went well on the pitching side of things this month (5.63 team ERA), and Juan Nicasio was the lone pitcher to throw 5 or more innings and have an ERA under 4.00. Edubray Ramos only recorded 10 outs, but I was desperate for a little more silver lining in this column. That’s basically it for this section.

The Bad

Who wasn’t bad? Anyone who threw any sizable amount of innings had a period of immense struggle last month. Walks, homers, everything you don’t want your pitchers to do: We saw more of it. A near-total dud of a month.

The Ugly

Jerad Eickhoff allowed 8 homers in 10 innings and got sent to the Injured List ... Adam Morgan returned from the IL looking every bit as rusty as a four-week layoff could make you ... Nothing seemed to work for the options at the front end of the bullpen and back end of the rotation, no matter who got plugged in.

Complete June pitching stats


Hitter Report Cards

Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Player April May June July August September Final Grade
Aaron Altherr F Inc -
Jay Bruce - - A-
Dylan Cozens Inc - -
Maikel Franco B+ F B
Phil Gosselin C- D Inc
Bryce Harper B+ B B+
Adam Haseley - - Inc
Cesar Hernandez B- A C
Odubel Herrera C+ F -
Rhys Hoskins A B+ B+
Scott Kingery A B A
Andrew Knapp C- C D-
Andrew McCutchen B A- Inc
Brad Miller - - A
Roman Quinn D - D
J.T. Realmuto B- C C+
Sean Rodriguez B B+ D
Jean Segura A- B- C
Mitch Walding Inc - -
Nick Williams C- F Inc

The Good

Scott Kingery has arguably been the team MVP, even with a month missed due to injury ... Jay Bruce and Brad Miller provided some fresh faces and some spark for an offense that too often seems to be on the verge of sputtering out ... Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins are steady hands in the middle (or, sometimes, top) of the lineup, which is obviously nice to see.

The Bad

Jean Segura’s walk-off against the Mets was a lone bright spot in an otherwise forgettable trudge of a month, both on the field and as talk radio’s new lightning rod ... Cesar Hernandez started the month off continuing his late-May slump, but at least rebounded nicely toward the end.

The Ugly

The bench continues to be something of a disaster, and now it’s apparently Sean Rodriguez and Roman Quinn’s turns to bear the onerous distinction of carrying that torch this month.

Complete June hitting stats

The Phillies finished with a 11-16 record, dropping to 5.5 games back of the Braves in the NL East. The injuries and underachievement are beginning to catch up to them, and quickly.

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