Phillies prospects pitcher Nick Fanti and catcher Mitch Edwards finished up big weekends in the Australian Baseball League. Fanti pitched a five-inning, four-hitter to get the win for first place Sydney Blue Sox. Mitch Edwards racked up four RBIs with three of them off of three doubles in four games against for the Adelaide Bite.
Fanti appears to have completed his season for the Blue Sox. He finished the ABL season strong in his final three starts going 2-0. He pitched 15 innings, allowing three runs on 11 hits, striking out 19 and walking only two. Fanti is coming off of back problems that limited his 2018 minor league season with the Phillies.
In Nick’s final game he struck out major leaguer Pete Kozma playing for the Perth Heat. Kozma played for the Detroit Tigers last season and has 735 MLB at bats and 82 in the post season. He is a 2019 non-roster spring training invitee to the Tigers camp. He is hitting .317 in the ABL. Watch Fanti’s strikeout HERE.(Go to around the 12:30 minute mark.)
The game appeared to be Fanti’s final game in the ABL as he receive a nice send off from the Blue Sox:
Mitch Edwards continues to impress with the bat. After this weekend’s games he is hitting .294 in 87 at bats in 24 games with two homers. The 19-year-old, switch-hitting Edwards remains one of the top catching prospects in the Phillies system. Watch HERE (go to approximate the 2 hour 23 minute mark of the video) his first double of the series Friday night as he lined the ball over the left fielder’s head.
The other top Phillies prospect Kyle Glogoski finished up his ABL season and still is second in the ABL with a a 0.61 WHIP and third with a 1.37 ERA. Yet another Phillies prospect is pitcher Tyler Fallwell, a 2018 free agent. He has been lights out for the Melbourne Aces. He has pitched in ten games in relief for them and in 14 innings has yet to allow a run, giving up only six hits, walking one and striking out 17.