It’s becoming clear the Phillies are attempting to move second baseman Cesar Hernandez if they can get anything for him. That would make room for shortstop Freddy Galvis to move to second and former first round draft pick J.P. Crawford to takeover at short sometime during the 2017 season. Or even put newly acquired Howie Kendrick at second base.
In the meantime, two other middle infield candidates are developing quickly as well playing fall and winter ball. Playing second base Scott Kingery is coming on strong as the Arizona Fall League winds down this week and Grenny Cumana is following up a strong season with Lakewood with an equally strong start in the Columbian Winter League.
“Scotty Jetpacks” as Kingery is known has had an outstanding 2016 season. Read HERE.
Kingery was the lone Phillies representative in the AFL All-Star game. In his last ten games he has gone 11 for 38 with six walks, six RBIs and four for four in stolen bases. Read HERE.
Down in the Columbia Winter League, the just turned 21-year-old Cumana is off to a fast start going 12 for 38 with a home run in the first two week of the season. Read HERE about the Toros 9-4 win last night led by Cumana, Josh Tobias and Chace Numata with Jacob Waguespack picking up the win.
At 5’5″ Cumana could become the next Jose Altuve who currently is the shortest MLB players at 5’6″. Grenny is now playing shortstop after spitting his time this season between second and short with Lakewood.
Kingery and Cumana are two Phillies prospects to watch in spring training.