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Players of the Week

Player - OF Dylan Cozens, Lakewood ... 6 G … Batted .417 (10-24), .481 OBP, .708 SLG,     7 R, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB, SB … Cozens earns Phillies Player of the Week honors for the 1st time in his professional career … Cozens leads the team with 13 HR and 17 SB this season … In the month of July he is batting .361, 4 HR 5 SB … Drafted in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft out of Chaparral High School (AZ), Cozens was signed by Brad Holland.

Pitcher - RHP, Mark Leiter, Clearwater ... 1 G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 9.0 IP), 0 BB, 5 H, 8 SO …  Leiter earns Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week honors for the 2nd time in 2014 and 3rd time in his career (other: 4/21-27/14, 8/19-25/13) … Through 4 starts since his promotion to Clearwater, Leiter has posted a 3.46 ERA with a 2-1 record (26 IP, 10 ER) … Leiter tossed his first complete game shutout as a professional, 7/20 vs Charlotte … The 23-year-old right-hander, who is the son of former Phillies pitcher Mark Leiter, was selected by the Phillies in 22nd round of the June 2013 draft out of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and signed by Paul Murphy.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division… 49-53, 4th place… 3-3 for the week 3B/1B Maikel Franco batted .318 (7-22), 3 2B … Through the end of the week Franco was batting .365 over his last 15 games … INF Nate Spears hit .529 (9-17), 3 2B, 2 HR in 5 G … Spears had 2 or more hits in 4 of the 5 games … OF Leandro Castro had 6 hits including his 6th HR this season … Through the end of the week Castro was batting .312 since June 1 … RHP Brad Lincoln tossed a 7.0-inning complete game in his only start ... Lincoln allowed 2 ER and struck out 7 … LHP Jeremy Horst picked up a win as he allowed just 2 hits in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief … LHP Cesar Jimenez (3.0 IP), RHP Hector Neris (3.0 IP) and RHP Ethan Martin (2.2 IP) collectively tossed 8.2 innings of scoreless relief for LV.

Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division … 41-58,6th place… 3-3 for the week OF Aaron Altherr hit .333 on the week with 6 H, including a HR and 2 2B … Altherr is hitting .314 with 5HR, 14 2B, and 23 RBI in 40 games since 6/1 … 1b Jake Fox hit 2 HR and added 5 RBI this week, he is now hitting .333 with 11 HR since joining Reading on 6/12 … OF Kelly Dugan added 5 H including 2 2B, he is hitting .281 with a .384 OBP … RHP Ryan O' Sullivan's threw 6.0 scoreless innings and gave up only 3 H while picking up the win in his only start this week … Over his last 3 starts (17.0 IP), O'Sullivan has allowed just 4 ER … RHP Nefi Ogando allowed just 1 H and struck out 4 in 3.0 relief innings this week, Ogando picked up his 3rd win out of the pen this year … RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez went 2 for 2 in save opportunities this week … Over 10.0 IP with Reading, Gonzalez has a 1.80 ERA and 17 SO to just 5 BB.

Cleawater Threshers - Florida State League North Division… First Half 17-51, 6th place… Second Half 12-17, 5th place…3-3 for the week SS J.P. Crawford hit .471 (8-17), 2 BB, 3 R … Crawford led the Threshers in base hits this week and through the end of play on Sunday had hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games … 1B Chris Serritella batted .455 (5-11), 3 2B, 3B … OF Roman Quinn had 5 hits (2B, 3B, HR), 8 RBI, 2 SB in 6 games … OF Brian Pointer hit his 9th HR of the season and 4th this month … RHP Mark Leiter tossed his first CG SHO this season on 7/20 vs Charlotte (9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 8 SO) … For his efforts Leiter was honored as the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week … LHP Cody Forsythe tossed 3.0 perfect innings in relief with 6 strikeouts … Since joining the Threshers, Forsythe has allowed 3 hits in 12.0 innings with 0 walks and 16 strikeouts … Between Lakewood and Clearwater Forsythe has posted a 1.99 ERA in 43.0 innings with 42 SO to 7 BB … RHP Miguel Nunez picked up the win in his only start as he went 6.0 innings and allowed an unearned run … RHP Aaron Nola allowed 2 runs with 5 SO and 0 BB in his only start … Nola has struck out 18 while only allowing 3 walks in his first 21.1 innings as a professional.

Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division… First Half 27-42, 6th place… Second Half 11-20, 7th place… 3-3 for the week Player of the Week OF Dylan Cozens hit .417 (10-24), 2B, 2 HR, SB … Cozens leads the BlueClaws in both HR (13) and SB (17) this season … 3B Mitch Walding hit .381 (8-21), 5 2B, 3 BB … Walding ended the week batting .306 in July … 2B Andrew Pullin batted .318 (7-22) with 6 BB (.464 OBP) … OF Carlos Tocci belted his 1st professional HR, 7/16 at Hickory … Tocci ended the week batting .308 in July … LHP Yoel Mecias made his first start of the season for Lakewood as he went 5.0 innings and allowed just 2 hits with 7 strikeouts … RHP Delvi Francisco struck out 4 in 4.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen … RHP Julio Reyes went 3.0 scoreless innings without allowing a hit as he picked up the win in his only appearance … LHP Joey Denato struck out 6 batters in 5.1 innings … Denato picked up a win out of the bullpen, 7/17 at Hickory.

Williamsport Crosscutters - New York-Penn League … 18-19, 3rd place … 1-5 for the week …  1b Rhys Hoskins had 5 H this week including 3 HR, a 2B and 7 RBI … OF Aaron Brown had 6 H on the week including 2 2B and a SB … LHP Brandon Leibrandt allowed just 1 R and struck out 7 over 6.0 IP in his first start since joining Williamsport …  In his first 25.2 innings as a pro, Leibrandt has struck out 29 and walked just 3 … RHP Frank Rivas had 2 scoreless appearances and picked up his 3rd save of the year for the crosscutters, he has allowed just 1 ER in 17.2 innings so far this year (0.52 ERA) … Out of the pen this week, RHP Manny Martinez did not allow an earned run over 3.0 inning, he totaled 4 SO with no BB … RHP Bryan Sova picked up a win in his only appearance out of the pen this week, Sova has a 1.46 ERA over his first 12.1 innings as a professional.

GCL Phillies - Gulf Coast League … 13-13, 2nd place … 3-2 for the week …  SS Grenny Cumana hit .714 with 2 2B and a SB in 3 games this week … OF Jose Pujols hit 2 HR this week, giving him a team high OF 3 for the season … 1B Trey Williams hit .357 with 5 H and a SB in 4 games played … RHP Lewis Alzones threw 4.0 hitless innings in his first start of the year, striking out 4 SO and allowing 1 BB … in his first start as a professional, RHP Sam McWilliams went 4.0 scoreless innings allowing just 3 H and striking out 3 … RHP Denton Keys threw 4.0 scoreless innings of relief this week, he allowed 1 H, 1 BB and struck out 4.

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