This is a no brainer. Reading’s closer Edgar Garcia and catcher Deivi Grullon are my Phillies minor league players of the month for May! Garcia is 4 for 4 in saves in the month. Also he is 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA in May. Grullon is hitting .370 going 2o for 54 with four homers, including a grand slam, this month. Can’t do much better than that!
Garcia closed the ninth inning last night with two strikeouts to preserve a 4-3 Fightin Phils win. On Wednesday night, Grullon went 3 for 4 to raise his OPS for the month of May to an amazing 1.o19.
It’s hard to believe both of these guys are young even for AA. Garcia will not turn 22- years-old until October 4th and Grullon turned 22 in February.
Though the Nationals just promoted a 19-year-old to their major league roster from AA Harrisburg, the Phillies are known for taking a much slower route to their major league roster. Both Garcia and Grullon will be Rule 5 eligible in December so they will force themselves on to the 40-man roster for next season.
Two names to remember this season: Edgar Garcia and Deivi Grullon! They are coming of major league age this season right before our eyes.