Monday, August 18, 2014

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:
Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentin.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons, he's hit .262/.742 in 246 games, playing shortstop and second base.  Scouting reports are mixed on him, as I've read MLB regular or future utility infielder.

Williams Twirls Magic:
As I type, Jerome Williams is pitching a shutout into the 7th inning.  He allowed 2 runs in 5.1 IP in his first start with the Phils, and now no runs through 7 IP tonight.  That equates to a 1.46 ERA.  Obviously, this is unsustainable, as evident from his 6.71 ERA in 28 American League appearances this season and his career 4.50 ERA.  However, gotta love it while it lasts.

Blanco Hits:
Andres Blanco has played in 19 games and is batting .323/.860 in 31 at bats.  Extremely small sample size, but, hey, we need to recognize and celebrate the small things in this otherwise dismal season.


15 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Williams ended up allowing a run. Probably stayed in the game a bit too long. Oh, well.

Rich Baxter said...

'Cy Young' Williams! Sign him to and $8M dollar deal Rube!

Naw... how about 2 years $15M ....


Chortle... chortle...

Morak99 said...

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut. The Phillies sure have a lot of blind squirrels these days.

Bob D said...

Blanco better than Mini Mart!
Ruf with 2 more hits, he better be on bench and rest for the next 3 days.

GM-Carson said...

Sandberg not regularly playing Ruf is pissing me off. Dom Brown...hahahaha!

Bob D said...

Hearing that the Phillies are seriously interested in Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo. If that occurs and he is added to the OF mix I would expect Brown to be a prime offseason trade candidate. Also Mayberry won't be back and possibly Byrd being traded. That would leave an OF of Ruf, Castillo, Revere, Cesear Hernandez, and another OF in the mix unless Byrd is back.

Bob D said...

And Ruf is rewarded for his 2 hit night by being benched smh.

GM-Carson said...

Domonic Brown sucks at baseball.

C.M.R. said...

remember when brown was touted to be the "next big homegrown phillie" up there with rollins, utley, hamels, and the artist formerly known as ryan howard?

seems like such a long time ago

GM-Carson said...

AJ Burnett now with 14 losses on rhe season with a mid 4 ERA. He holds a player option for next year. Looks like he shoulda retired.

Morak99 said...

My guess is Brown ends the season on the bench, is retained gets a shot at starting to begin the year, ends 2015 on the bench, and is part of a massive franchise explosion where RAJ, Wolverer, Howard, and others go in October. Unlike the Big Peice, who never sees a major league at bat after 2015, Brown's youth and once high stock convinces someone to let him become a left handed bench piece. He bounces around the league for another 3-4 seasons.

Bob D said...

at least the Phillies offense helps me to get a nap each day

Beer-a-Thon said...

On a positive note this season, Ken Giles has been awesome.

patrick said...

Blanco hits is the best! I love the music of coverlock.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Howard currently is tied for fourth with 77 and is on pace for 98. Of course, Howard entered Wednesday with more runners on base than any other hitter in baseball, so those RBI numbers are a bit deceiving.