Threshers’ Williams and Hernandez Shine Despite Loss to Stone Crabs And Passed Over For Futures Game

Congratulations to IronPigs starter Enyel De Los Santos for getting picked to pitch for the World team in the upcoming Futures game. He currently leads all of AAA with a 1.89 ERA, second in wins with nine and third in WHIP at 1.08.  Enyel was acquired from San Diego over the winter in the Freddy Galvis deal.

Hard to believe no player originally signed by the Phillies was selected for the Futures Game. Phillies third round draft pick from 2015, Luke Williams has been outstanding, slashing .333/.351/.622 with six homers in June with Clearwater.  Though a third baseman by trade, he has played well just about everywhere in the field.

Luke Williams

Luke will turn 22-years-old next month. He has put on a hitting clinic just about every night since he started to hit the ball to all fields. Last night it was two hard hits up the middle. Watch one HERE.  Last week it was a single to right. Watch HERE.  Several of his home runs have landed in the Tiki Bar seats in left. Watch HERE and HERE.

Another player who was first drafted by the Phillies last year and pitches in relief for Clearwater is 22-year-old, left-hander Jakob Hernandez.  With his over the top release point he has been strong over his last ten outing with a 1.06 ERA allowing only two earned runs in 17 innings while striking out 22.  His release point has been difficult for batters to pick up this season with the Threshers. Watch HERE.

Jakob Hernandez

Though not picked for the Futures game, both Williams and Hernandez have bright futures as Phillies originally signed prospects.


About Baseball Ross

I have been a faithful Phillies follower all my life. Today I am most intrigued by those players in the minor league system who work every day of the year to make it to the Show. This is what this blog is mostly all about. To read more, click here:
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