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Phillies Minor League Review (June 24-30)

Players of the Week

Pitcher - RHP, Ethan Martin, Lehigh Valley… 2 starts… 2-0, 0.64 ERA (1 ER, 14.0 IP), 5 H, 8 BB, 10 SO… Martin has picked up the win in 4 consecutive starts (6/14-current) for the second time this season (other: 5/5-23)… He will take the mound in his next start looking to set a LV franchise record for consecutive wins by a starting pitcher… Martin's 9 wins this season lead all Phillies minor leaguers, and furthermore, only 3 wins shy from tying RHP Tyler Cloyd (2012; 12 wins) for the franchise-record for wins in a single season… Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers with Josh Lindblom and Stefan Jarrin for Shane Victorino, 7/31/12… Originally selected by the Dodgers in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 2008 draft out of Stephens County High School (GA), Martin was signed by Lon Joyce.

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Player - OF, Tyson Gillies, Reading…7 games… Batted .367 (11-for-30) 6 R, 2 HR, 3 2B, SB… Earned a promotion back to LV (AAA) on 7/1… Gillies has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games (2 with LV, 11 with REA) and is batting .353 (18-for-51) in that span between the two clubs… In two games on 6/27 & 6/28 Gillies went 7-for-9 at the plate (.778), 5 R, 2 2B, 2 HR… Acquired from the Seattle Mariners with Phillippe Aumont and J.C. Ramirez for Cliff Lee, 12/16/09… Originally selected by the Mariners in the 25th round of the 2006 draft out of Mountain High School (Langley, BC), Gillies was signed by Wayne Norton.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division…44-39 2nd place… 4-3 for the week… LV has won 20 of their last 30 games (.667) are 28-15 (.651) since May 16… RHP Ethan Martin took home honors as Player of the Week from both the Phillies and the International League… Martin has won 4-consecutive starts (6/14-current) for the 2nd time this season (other: 5/5-23). Martin became the fastest in LV franchise history to reach 8 wins in a season with his victory on 6/24 at Columbus… With his victory 6/30 vs Toledo, Martin is now the fastest to 9 wins in a season… Martin's 9 wins this season are most among all Phillies minor leaguers and put him in a T-4th in the IL. Additionally, Martin is only 3 wins away from tying RHP Tyler Cloyd (2012; 12 wins) for the franchise-record for wins in a single season…. Martin was named the IL Player of the Week as he went 2-0, 0.64 ERA (1 ER, 14.0 IP), 10 SO, 8 BB in 2 starts… Martin joins LHP Adam Morgan (4/8-14) as LV pitchers honored by the IL this season… 3B Cody Asche hit .400 (10-25), 4 2B, 2 SB… Asche saw his 9 G hitting streak come to an end 7/1 vs Toledo… Over his last 10 G, Asche has a .378/.465/.514 line with 4 R, 5 2B, 5 RBI & 3 SB… 2B Cesar Hernandez batted .333 (9-for-27), 3 R, 2 SB… Hernandez has 10 hits in his last 14 at bats (.714 AVG)… OF/1B Darin Ruf hit .292 (7-for-24). 2 2B, 4 RBI, 5 BB… C Cameron Rupp belted his first triple-A HR, hitting .278 (5-for-18) for the week with 3 2B… INF Michael Martinez hit .368 (7-for-19), 3 2B, SB… Martinez has hit safely in 17 of his last 20 G (.397 AVG)… RHP Luis Garcia, RHP Justin Friend & LHP Maurcio Robles all recorded a SV… RHP Mike McDougal who was signed last week picked up the W in his only appearance throwing 2.0 scoreless innings in relief 6/28 vs Durham.

Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division…35-46, 6th place… 3-4 for the week… OF Tyson Gillies was promoted to LV after earning Player of the Week honors for his efforts… Gillies batted .367 (11-for-30) for the week with 6 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, SB… Gillies has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games between both REA & LV (18-for-51, .353 AVG)… 3B Maikel Franco (Player of the Month for June) batted .467 (14-for-30), 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI… Franco had a hit in his first 11 G at the double-A level and is batting .418 (23-for-55), 11 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI in 13 G since his promotion to REA… Dating back to his final week in CLR, Franco had an 18-game hitting streak from 6/9 to 6/30 in which he was batting .468 (29-for-62)… Franco leads all Phillies Minor Leaguers in HR (20) and RBI (63)… In 345 total plate appearances this season between CLR and REA, Franco is batting .320 with a .362 OBP and .602 SLG%, with 24 2B, 3 3B, 20 HR, 63 RBI and only 41 SORHP Seth Rosin looked strong in his only start (W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 SO)… LHP Austin Wright made his best start of the year going 8.0 innings allowing 7 H, 2 ER, 5 SO in picking up the W… RHP Mike Nesseth pitched another scoreless inning and closed out the month of June allowing only 1 unearned run (0.00 ERA, 13.1 IP)… RHP Brody Colvin rebounded off a rough start 6/24 at New Hampshire to get the win 6/30 at New Britain allowing 1 run in 8.0 innings.

Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division…First Half - 35-33, 4th place… Second Half - 4-5, 4th place… 2-4 for the week1B Brock Stassi batted .412 (7-for-17), 2 HR, 3B… With 3 doubles this week OF Aaron Altherr now leads all Phillies minor leaguers and the FSL in two-baggers with 25… OF Kelly Dugan hit his 9th HR this season and is currently batting .322 with a .944 OPS this season… Dating back to last season with Lakewood, over his last 171 games, Dugan is batting .316 (196-for-621), 117 R, 45 2B, 5 3B, 21 HR, 93 RBI and 71 BBLHP Mario Hollands earned Player of the Month honors with a 1.00 ERA (3 ER, 27.0 IP) and 23 SO/3 BB in June … Hollands went 7.0 innings, 9 SO, 2 ER in a tough-luck loss this week… LHP Ethan Stewart didn't allow a run in his only start going 5.0 innings, giving up 2 hits with 4 SO… RHP Jordan Guth made two scoreless appearances in relief, totaling 4.2 shutout innings for the week… RHP Colby Shreve promoted to Reading today, has been pitching well of late… This week, in relief, he went 1-0 in 5.1 innings, allowing 1 ER (1.69 ERA), 5 SO… RHP Ryan O'Sullivan picked up his 4th SV of the season 6/29 at Daytona.

Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division - First Half-26-41, 7th place… Second Half - 3-8, 7th place… 2-5 for the week… DH/INF Willie Carmona batted .346 (9-for26), 2 2B, HR and is batting .359 (37-for-103) since 5/26… OF Larry Greene batted .308 (8-for-26), 4 R, 2B, 2 SB… Greene is hitting .300 (15-for-50) post All-Star break… 2B Alejandro Villalobos batted .320 (8-for-25), 2 2B… 1B Art Charles had 8 H, which included 2 HR, 2 2B… Charles also chipped in with 5 RBI and leads the team in HR (8) and RBI (39)… OF Brian Pointer batted .308 (8-for-26), 3 2B, 3B… 3B Mitch Walding went 3-for-15 (.200) at the plate this week but drew 10 BB's… Walding has a .405 OBP over his last 10 G despite only a .167 batting average (5-for-30)… RHP Shane Watson made two starts, going 1-0, 0.00 ERA (11.0 IP), 2 BB, 8 SO… RHP Steven Inch picked up 2 saves in 3 appearances… RHP Jeb Stefan went 5.0 innings allowing 1 R and 3 H, striking out 5 in his 1st start since being moved to the starting rotation.

Williamsport CrossCutters - New York Penn League Pinckney Division - 7-5, T-1st place, 4-1 for the week… OF Gustavo Martinez batted .350 (7-for-20), 2B, 3B… 2nd round selection C Andrew Knapp batted .357 (5-for-14), 2B, SB, 3 BB… OF Dylan Cozens went 6-for-20 (.300), HR, 2 2B, 3 BB… 3B Zach Green hit .278 (5-for-18), 5 R, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 4 BB… Green is tied for or in sole-possession of the league lead in the following categories through 13 games: OPS (1.150), total bases (27), RBI (13) and HR (4)… 1B Logan Pierce, this year's 15th round selection batted .316 (6-for-19)… 9th round selection RHP Shane Martin made 2 starts with a 1.80 ERA in 10.0 IP… 27th-round selection RHP Tyler Buckley has not allowed a run in his first 4 outings of professional baseball, chipping in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief this week… After struggling a bit at Lakewood, RHP Felix Santos has a 1.13 ERA (1 ER, 8.0 IP) so far this season with WIL as he made a scoreless appearance (2.0 IP)… LHP Lino Martinez made 2 appearances in relief, picking up a SV and a W… RHP Josh Warner, RHP Ramon Oviedo and RHP Drew Anderson also picked up wins for the Cutters this week.

Gulf Coast League Phillies - 2-5, 4th place, 2-3 for the week… OF Wilmer Oberto batted .375 (6-for-16), 3 2b, 5 RBI… 89th overall pick OF Cord Sandberg batted .357 (5-for-14), 2 SB and belted his 1st professional HR 6/25 vs GCL YAN… In total, 5 of the Phillies first 8 selections in the 2013 draft are on the GCL roster and picked up their first professional hits this week (SS J.P. Crawford, OF Cord Sandberg, SS Jan Hernandez, C Jacob Sweaney and 3B Trey Williams)… RHP Feliberto Sanchez picked up the W in his only start going 5.0 innings, 0 R, 3 H, 3 SO… RHP Ranfi Casimiro picked up the W in his only start as well going 5.0 innings, 0 ER, 3 SO… RHP Jesen Therrien went 4.0 scoreless innings in his only start allowing 2 hits… RHP Matt Soren (19th round)-2.2 scoreless innings, RHP Mark Meadors (21st round)-2.0 scoreless innings and LHP Cody Forsythe (25th round)-1.0 scoreless, all pitched well in their first week of professional ball.

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