The Phillies at the major league level may not have much if any pop in right field this season but its minor league system is loaded with some of the best long ball power anywhere in the minor leagues.
Yesterday for Reading, Dylan Cozens homered for the ninth time this season. He is now tied for the most home runs in all of AA baseball. Watch HERE.
The end of last week Lakewood BlueClaws 20-year-old right fielder Jose Pujols hit homers in three straight games. He is tied with seven homers for the most long balls in all of low A baseball.
Pujols is off to a strong start but we were not surprised after he kept hitting long balls in minor league spring training games. Pujols has now hit four homers in his last ten games where he has hit in every one of those games going 13 for 41 with 14 RBIs. He now is third in RBIs tied with teammate Josh Tobias with 24 in all of low A baseball.
The closer spot is another area the Phillies minor league system has stood out. Lehigh Valley’s closer Edward Mujica picked up his ninth save for the most saves in all of AAA.
Edubray Ramos had seven saves for Reading before his call-up to Lehigh Valley. The one to watch tough is Miguel Nunez who was three for three in saves for Clearwater before his call up to Reading where he is two for two after picking up a save yesterday.
Taking over the closer role for Clearwater is lefty Joely Rodriguez. Picked-up last season in the Antonio Bastardo deal, Rodriguez is two for two in save situations after taking over for the departed Nunez.
At the minor league level, Phillies look to have a bright future with outstanding depth in right field and in the closer spot.