The Phillies have moved a lot of players up to the major league team and different levels of the farm system this season. Still, other players have spent the entire minor league season with one team. With only six weeks remaining in in the minor league season a few players have earned the right to play at higher levels before the end of the season.
At AAA Lehigh Valley’s left-handed starter Cole Irvin has been passed over for a major league call-up despite putting up outstanding numbers, read HERE. An All-Star, Irvin has gone 9-3 this season with a 2.69 ERA in 19 starts.
The Clearwater Threshers starting pitcher Adonis Medina threw a no-run, two-hit, seven inning game Saturday night against the Florida Fire Fogs. He struck out 12 and has now struck out 66 in his last 50.2 innings. He did not factor in the decision, read HERE.
Adonis showed he has nothing more to prove in the Florida State League. He has earned the right to pitch in Reading or Lehigh Valley the rest of the season.
Another Threshers player, Luke Williams, deserves a look-see at Reading. He has played all over the place in the FSL this season. He has started at third, second and first in the infield and left and center in the outfield. Most importantly he has hit with power. In June and July he hit 8 of his 9 home runs on the season and hit .333 with a .973 OPS in June.
Lakewood’s Jake Scheiner has come into his own with the bat for the BlueClaws. He has started in left, at third and first this season, read HERE. After a slow start, hitting only .233 in April, he is hitting .333 in July and .284 on the season. Jake would be a welcomed addition to the Clearwater Threshers offense.
Lakewood’s lefty David Parkinson pitched a four-hit, seven inning shutout on Sunday. He deserves a call-up to Clearwater. He is now 8-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 15 starts. He has struck out 101 in 82.1 innings for the BlueClaws.
So let’s get these call-ups started because these guys have done it the old fashion way: They’ve earned it!