Monday, August 01, 2011

Phillies July Report Card

The Phillies have a MLB-best record of 68-39, and this will likely continue as the offense is starting to produce and the pitching remains strong. Below are individual Phillies July stats and grades.

#/# = AVG/OPS

Carlos Ruiz/C .324/.917, 11 R, 8 DBL, 8 RBI. Howard gets all the hype for being a "2nd half player", but Chooch deserves some recognition too (Career splits: 1st half- .247/.694, 2nd half- .280/.822). Grade: A+.

Ryan Howard/1B .250/.746, 16 R, 7 DBL, 4 HR, 17 RBI. It's that time of the season for the Big Piece to step up his game. Grade: C+.

Chase Utley/2B .293/.869, 18 R, 8 DBL, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 6 SB. He's playing everyday, and he's playing like his old self. Good news for the Phillies, bad news for the rest of baseball. Grade: A.

Michael Martinez/3B .247/.684, 10 R, 5 XBH, 15 RBI, 3 SB. As shocking as it is, this is better production than Polly was giving the Phils from the hot corner over the past couple months. Grade: C+.

Jimmy Rollins/SS .312/.898, 20 R, 5 DBL, 6 HR, 16 RBI, 8 SB. J-Roll is set to become a free agent this offseason and he wants to stay in Philly and get paid. Grade: A+.

Raul Ibanez/LF .284/.878, 14 R, 5 DBL, 7 HR, 25 RBI. Guess it's not quite time yet to take him out to the pasture after all. Grade: A.

Shane Victorino/CF .364/1.062, 12 R, 9 XBH, 6 RBI, 2 SB. If not for time on the DL this month, the Flyin' Hawaiian might be in the conversation for NL MVP. Grade: A+.

Domonic Brown/RF .296/.764, 15 R, 4 XBH, 6 RBI. Dom is still developing and now the Phils want him to get ready to play LF next season, but he was producing. Ben Francisco was the one that should have been optioned to the minors instead. Grade: B.

Ben Francisco/OF .227/.581. Benny Fran is turning out to be a dud that probably won't be back with this team in 2012. Grade: D-.

Ross Gload/PH .158/.463. Not doing much of anything, and he's only scored 2 runs the entire season. Grade: F.

Brian Schneider/C .263/.760. He's a backup catcher that doesn't play much, so I never get too worked up either way about his performance. Grade: B.

Wilson Valdez/UTL .167/.417. Has take a backseat to Martinez, 'nuff said. Grade: F.

John Mayberry/OF .300/.967, 4 R, 8 DBL, 3 HR, 14 RBI. Has displaced Francisco as the team's 4th outfielder. Grade: A+.


#:# = BB:K, #/# = ERA/WHIP

Roy Halladay 3-1, 35 IP, 3:29, 2.57/0.94. NL Cy Young? Grade: A+.

Cole Hamels 3-2, 36 IP, 9:30, 3.25/1.03. Having his best season of his career. Grade: B+.

Cliff Lee 1-2, 33 IP, 5:40, 4.91/1.33. Phillies fans expect more. Cliff Lee expects more. Grade: C-.

Vance Worley 4-0, 35.1 IP, 9:29, 2.04/0.82. Who saw this level of success coming? Grade: A+.

Kyle Kendrick 1-1, 32 IP, 10:13, 3.94/1.38. For a 5th starter KK does the job well. Grade: B-.

Antonio Bastardo 1-0, 12 G, 10.1 IP, 5 SV, 1 HLD, 3:14, 2.61/0.68. Scoreless streak ended, but his dominance has not. Grade: A.

Ryan Madson 7 G, 6.2 IP, 3 SV, 1 HLD, 1:8, 1.35/0.75. Mad Dog is setting himself up for a big contract this offseason. Grade: A+.

David Herndon 7 G, 7 IP, 2 HLD, 1:8, 3.86/1.29. Sometimes he's good, sometimes he's bad. He's a true relief pitcher that way, in that he's a crap-shoot. Grade: B-.

Michael Stutes 2-1, 10 G, 12 IP, 1 HLD, 3:12, 3.75/1.08. The rookie has been good, but he's showing signs of leaking. Grade: B.

Juan Perez 1-0, 6 G, 3.2 IP, 1 HLD, 3:7, 4.91/1.09. He had 1 bad outing, but aside from that has only allowed 1 hit in 8 appearance this season (.063 BAA). Grade: C+.

Not Receiving Grades: Placido Polanco, Pete Orr, Hunter Pence, Brad Lidge, Andrew Carpenter, Danys Baez, and Scott Mathieson.


Bob D said...

I forsee if Brown does adequate in AAA he will be recalled just prior to Sept 1 and replace Francisco so he qualifies for the post season. Then if Thome gets #600 I see a waiver wire deal for him just prior to Sept 1 so he can be on the post season roster as well and replace Gload. Another option is for someone to be put on DL so they can flip people around for post season roster. If Valdez doesn't turn things around (along with Francisco and Gload) then I can see Ruben making a few minor moves for established veterans for the bench at the end of August.

ripjgarcia said...

Gload - Hard to score runs when you don't hit HRs and aren't allowed to run the bases. Yeah he sucks at this point.

Mayberry with 14 RBIs in limited time is kind of impressive.

GM-Carson said...

Thome in the postseason would be huge. Great power pinch-hitting presence and could DH if they make it to the World Series.

Hopefully Brown is recalled prior to September 1st.

Rando said...

Call me sentimental, but ain't it nice to see Raul defying all of us who were ready to put him on that iceflow and shove him out to sea back in may? I know he's gone come next year, but he seems on track to go out in style...and with a WS ring. We should all he so lucky.

GM-Carson said...

Hell yeah I'm happy that Raul is proving me wrong. I have no problem being wrong when a player exceeds my expectations.

SirAlden said...

Lots of Excellent work Carson.

You should leave posts like this up for multiple days before the next one.

C+ for the person leading the NL in RBI's ?- Wack Job GM-Carson. The rest is totally excellent.

GM-Carson said...

It's not Howard's season grade, it's his July grade. His July wasn't all that good.