As you may know from following our blog, we like to scan the four MiLB leader boards each day to see if any Phillies are in the top five in the five offensive and pitching categories at each level.
This morning not much shows up on the low minors Leader Boards except for Will Hibbs at the A ball level. He has racked up a 3-o record in relief for Lakewood to tie for the A ball level lead. In five games he has pitch 9.2 innings of no run relief, striking out five and walking five. The big 6’6″, 245 lbs., 23-year-old was a 19th round pick in last year’s draft.
At Advanced A, Jeff Singer continues to stay a top the Saves Leader Board. His four saves for Clearwater ranks him tied for first at the high A level.
The big surprise though of the first two and half weeks of the minor league season just might be Reading’ second baseman, Scott Kingery. @ScottyJetPax25 is his twitter handle and he puts his speed it to good use on the bases but he might need a new monicker such as Scotty “Power Ball”. He is tied for the lead in homer in all of AA with five in 51 at bats. Last season between High A and AA combined he hit five homers in 531 regular season at bats. And don’t say its because of the Reading ballpark. He has hit three of his long balls on the road.
The Pitching Leader Board at AAA is all about Nick Pavetta. He shows up on three of the five categories. He is fourth in both ERA at 0.95 and WHIP, o.74. He is fifth in strikeouts at 24.
The Phillies might not have many of its minor league players on the MiLB Leader Boards so far but Scott Kingery offensively and Nick Pivetta on the mound standout in the early going.