As the song goes something like, “if you can make it there. . . you can make it anywhere”. That’ why I periodically check the MiLB Leader Boards. If you can make the Boards and are 25 years-old and younger, you are a top prospect and on the road to the show!
Two names in the Phillies system stand out on the AA hitting and pitching Boards: Second baseman Scott Kingery and closer Jesen Therrien.
They have been on the boards consistently in May. Who knows when or if they will get the call to AAA. The Phillies minor league department will soon have to decide if they deserve the promotion.
Last night ScottyJetpax25 went deep twice for the first time in his career. His second long ball was a walk-off in the tenth inning. Watch HERE. He is turning into a five-tool second baseman. Now, he is in second place with 11 home runs on the AA Home Run Leader Board.
The Phillies have developed “pop” on both the AAA and AA leader boards. The day before in Rochester, New York, Lehigh Valley’s Rhys Hoskins homered twice as well. Hoskins and Dylan Cozens are among the top five on the AAA homer board. The Phillies and the Braves are the only two organizations in baseball to have three players among the top five on the high minors home run leader boards.
The wining pitcher after Kingery’s walk off homer last night was Jesen Therrien. He is coming into his own as a Readings closer after developing a “big league slider”. Read HERE. He is now 2-1 with a 1.19 ERA with seven saves this season.
He made his debut this season on the AA saves leader board. After being passed over in the Rule Five Draft back in December, Therrien has emerged as a top bullpen piece in the Phillies system.
Two names to watch this season are Reading’s second baseman Scott Kingery and closer Jesen Therrien. They have jumped on “the road to the show”.