Left handed hitting second baseman Andrew Pullin who just turned 19 years old last week continues to be one of the most impressive young Phillies hitters in Instruct games. In today’s game he hit a rbi single to center and then skyed a long home run over the right center field fence at Carlton Field against the Blue Jays Instructs. Last week in a game played at Brighthouse Field he doubled down the right field line and then poked a hit to left. He uses the entire field.
Pullin is a 5th round draft pick and the 188th overall selection in this summer’s draft. I first saw him play in the outfield for the GCL Phillies. Later in the season he was moved to second base. He seems to be making the transition well. Today he fielded a ground ball for a 4-3 assist. On Monday he turned a 5-4-3 double play taking a throw from Freddy Galvis at third.
Pullin had a strong season in the GCL where he hit .321 with two homers in 41 games. He is positioning himself to be the starting second baseman for Lakewood next season. Today’s lineup might be much of the 2013 opening day lineup for the BlueClaws. The starting lineup included Chase Numata catching, William Carmona at first, Pullin at second, Angelo Mora at short, Zach Green at third, Larry Greene in left, Carlos Tocci in center and Samuel Hiciano in right. Zach Cozens and Tyler Greene were the designated hitters. When the likes of corner infielders Cameron Perkins and Mitch Walding and shortstop Roman Quinn are added into the mix the Phillies will have a strong Class A team of position players next season.
Other player highlights today were Numata throwing out two runners attempting to steal second and line drive hits by Carmona, Tyler Greene and Mora. On the mound Jessen Therrien, Andrew Aizenstadt, Franklin Vargas and Lewis Alezones each worked a couple of innings. Tomorrow morning the two teams have a rematch at the Blue Jays minor league complex.