Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pinch Hit Poll & Minor Thoughts

Now that John Mayberry Jr. is hitting himself into a more prominent role, who should be Fuqua's first choice off the bench to pinch hit? Let's be honest, the Phillies bench is pretty pitiful. We've got a no-hit back-up catcher (Schneider), 3 good fielding/light hitting utility infielders (Orr, Valdez, and Martinez), a gimp (Gload), and the confusing case of Ben Francisco. Of course there's always pitchers- the power hitting Cliff Lee or aggressive Vance Worley.

*2011 AVG/OPS listed by each choice below.


Minor Thoughts:
*Cody Overbeck is finally starting to acclimate himself to Triple-A, as he belted his 6th homer for the Iron Pigs yesterday. That gives him 24 bombs on the season, to go along with 72 RBI. Problem being, he's a poor fielder that is now limited to first base duties, and we all know there's no future in Philly for him at that position.

*Freddy Galvis has been in the Phils minor league system for 5 seasons and until this year was an all-glove/no-bat fringe player. His defense has been MLB ready for a couple seasons, but his offense had been abysmal. 2011 is a different story, as he's hit .325 in 22 games since being promoted to Triple-A, after starting the season in Reading. For the year he's batting .281/.727 with 76 R, 42 RBI, 22 SB, and 38 XBH.

*A player you probably haven't heard much about is Carlos Alonso, currently in Single-A Lakewood. He was drafted in the 32nd round last in 2010 and made in inconspicuous debut last year (.265/.762). This year in 2 stops he's batting .333/.911 while playing solid defense at 2nd base and showing good plate discipline (23 BB:14 K). He's already 23, so we'll see how he does as he climbs the chain.

37 comments:

Rich said...

I'd guess we have Mayberry, Brown, Schneider, Martinez, Valdez, and one more spot open on the post-season bench. I can still dream about Thome filling it, right?

GM-Carson said...

Thome won't happen because the Twins would have to out right release him now for him to sign with who he wants, which would be in bad form and be revoked anyway because it undermines the entire process of waiver trade deadline.

Rich said...

I've heard it's 99% unlikely, but he could simply void the deal with Cleveland?

Bob D said...

White Sox got a claim on him now

Reuben J. Cohen said...

Pinch hitting is tough right now. What we need is a Gload-type (but obviously much better) big-hitting leftie explicitly for that purpose. I wanted Thome, but it looks like that won't happen. I'm a little surprised the Phillies released Jack Cust so soon, because I thought he had a chance of making the postseason roster in that role. My grand idea is to have Raul Ibanez play that role next year. Of course he would have to sign for a much more reasonable contract than his current one, but it would kill two birds by having him be that leftie off the bench and even a fifth outfielder (he's at least better on defense than Gload or Thome). And most of all, I like him. I think that despite being here for a short time, he's fit in extremely well into this locker room and I would be a little sad seeing him just walk to another team.

GM-Carson said...

Phils need to give some farmhands a look for bench bats (Rizzotti, Overbeck, Moss, etc.).

Rich said...

I totally agree about the farmhands. Overbeck is projected to play that role and has 24 homers in advanced minors. I like him as our bench guy.

ripjgarcia said...

Thome has a full no-trade clause so he doesn't have to go to Cleveland if he doesn't want to.

GM-Carson said...

Problem is if Thome doesn't go to Cleveland, then he pretty much doesn't go anywhere unless the Twins outright release him. But then other teams will cry foul (rightfully) because there's no real reason to release Thome. He useful and makes a small amount. I just don't see how the Phils get him.

GM-Carson said...

From The Zo Zone:
From Elias Sports Bureau: Ryan Howard played the 1000th game of his career yesterday. His 279 home runs are the most in MLB history through 1,000 games. Ralph Kiner held the old record at 277. On the flip side: Howard’s 1,179 strikeouts are second only to Rob Deer‘s 1,206.

*Also, Sunday's game has been moved to a double header on Saturday due to the incoming hurricane.

GM-Carson said...

It seems Gload and Martinez voted for themselves.

ripjgarcia said...

Thome deal is done. Player to be named.

ripjgarcia said...

Lenny Dykstra has been seeking happy ending.

GM-Carson said...

Colossal Doucheasaurus.

Bob D said...

should be a DH on friday and a day game saturday. The saturday game at 7pm will likely get rained out and since it will not make a difference in standings probably never made up

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