After watching the some of the British Open and following the Open’s ‘Leader Board” this morning, it reminded me to check minor league baseball’s “Leader Boards” on the MiLB website as it relates to the Phillies.
Here is what I found:
After throwing an eight inning, one hit, shutout on Wednesday the Clearwater Threshers Elniery Garcia is on the move up the Advanced A, ERA Leader Board.
Thanks to the three of the four pitchers with lower ERAs having just moved up to AA, Garcia now has the second lowest ERA of all 30 teams’ qualifying pitchers in Advanced A at 2.23.
Also his 8-2 record for an .800 winning percent is the highest winning percent in the Florida State League of those pitchers with at least 10 decisions.
Garcia is playing this season at baseball age 21 making him one of the youngest starting pitchers in high A. It remains to be seen if he will get the call to AA this season.
Jake Thompson pitching for Lehigh Valley has moved up the ERA Leader Board at AAA. In his last outing he pitched a seven inning, three-hit shutout to move into third place on the AAA, ERA Leader Board with a 2.42 of those pitchers still at AAA.
In picking up the win this week, Thompson now has a 8-5 record. In his last eight starts he has allow only four earned runs. He is ready for the Show with those kind of numbers
The only other Phillies prospects on the minor league leader boards have been there for sometime and appear unlikely to move up in the system this season. At Reading Rhys Hoskins continues to lead minor league baseball in home runs with 25 and RBIs with 83, Dylan Cozens is second in homers with 24 and in RBIs with 75 at AA. Lakewood’s Jose Pujols still leads all of Low A ball with 17 home runs.
At the minor league level we can see from the Leader Boards, the Phillies are well stocked with starting pitching and power bat prospects.
Back to the Open. Oh, Lefty just missed an easy putt. That changed the Leader Board!