Players of the Week
Player - 1B/DH Jake Fox, Reading ... 7 G … Batted .440 (11-25), .517 OBP, 1.04 SLG, 5 R, 3 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI … Fox, signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on 6/13/14, earns Phillies Player of the Week honors for the 1st time … Since joining REA, Fox has appeared in 42 games and is batting .350 (55-157) over that stretch … Fox's 14 HR during his time with Reading, have him tied for 7th place among Eastern League HR leaders, although Fox has significantly less AB than other players on said list … Fox also was named Eastern League player of the week.
Pitcher - RHP Franklyn Kilome, Gulf Coast League Phillies … 1 GS, 1-0, 1.80 ERA (5.0 IP), 0 BB, 4 SO, 0.80 WHIP, .188 OPP AVG (4-19) … this week, Kilome earned his 1st professional win vs GCL Blue Jays (7/24/14) and earned Phillies Pitcher of the week honors for the 1st time …. So far this year, Kilome has a 1.50 ERA in 18.0 innings for the GCL Phils … A 6-foot-6, 19-year-old right hander was signed as an amateur free agent on 1/22/13, Kilome was signed by Koby Perez.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division… 49-61, 6th place… 0-7 for the week… INF Cesar Hernandez led the team with a .348 batting avg on the week, Hernandez is hitting .341 in 32 minor league games this year … OF Leandro Castro hit .364 on the week, he is hitting .369 over his last 27 games and .308 over his last 62 games … INF Russ Canzler hit .320 (8-25) with a HR and 4 2B, he has 4 HR and 11 2B in 29 games with LHV … 3B/1B Maikel Franco hit his 7th HR of the year … RHP Hector Neris threw 4.0 innings of 1 hit ball out of the bullpen this week, Neris appeared in 3 games and allowed just 2 hits … LHP Matt Hoffman pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief after being promoted from Reading.
Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division… 44-62, 6th place… 3-4 for the week…POTW 1b/DH Jake Fox continues to stay hot for the Fightins' hitting .440 this week with 11 hits including 4 HR, 3 2B and 14 RBI… Fox is hitting .351 with 14 HR and 41 RBI in just 41 games with Reading … Fox also was named Eastern League player of the week … OF Kelly Dugan hit .296 (8-27) on the week with a HR and 2 2B, Dugan is hitting .285 with a .384 OBP … INF Carlos Alonso hit his 9th HR of the season … INF KC Serna picked up 4 H in just 2 games played this week including a HR, he is hitting .333 in 18 games with Reading … RHP Kyle Simon pitched 6.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen this week, Simon walked just 1 and struck out 4 … RHP Ryan O'Sullivan picked up a win in his only start this week. The right hander allowed just 2 hits in 5 scoreless innings. Since moving to the rotation O'Sullivan is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 5 starts … RHP Mike Nesseth threw 4.1 scoreless innings (2 H, 5 SO) out of the pen this week … RHP Colton Murray picked up his first save since joining Reading, also over 3 games this week, did not allow an earned run.
Cleawater Threshers - Florida State League North Division… First Half 17-51, 6th place… Second Half 15-22, 5th place … 3-4 for the week … 1b Art Charles hit .321 on the week with 9 H including 2 HR, 2B, and a 3B, Charles leads the team with 11 HR and 22 2B's … SS JP Crawford hit .333 with 8 H, 6 BB, and 2 SB. Crawford is hitting .309 with a .387 OBP in July … OF Roman Quinn had 5 H, 7 BB, and 6 SB on the week … C Gabriel Lino hit .429 (6-14) with a HR and 7 RBI this week … OF Everett Williams hit .444 (8-18) with a 3b and 2 BB on the week … OF Brian Pointer hit his 10th HR of the season … RHP Miguel Nunez picked up a win in his only start this week, Nunez went 6.0 IP allowing just 2 H and 1 R, while striking out 4 … RHP Aaron Nola pitched 5.0 innings allowing 1 R and 1 BB, while striking out 4 in his only start this week … RHP Mark Leiter went 7.0 innings allowing 2 R in his only start this week.
Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division… First Half 27-42, 6th place… Second Half 14-24, 7th place … 3-3 for the week … OF Carlos Tocci hit .333 with 7 H including 2 3B, Tocci is hitting .313 in July … OF Larry Greene hit .333 on the week including a HR, 2b, and 3b … 3B Mitch Walding hit .294 on the week including his 3rd HR of the season … 2b Andrew Pullin hit .304 (7-23) 3B, 2B on the week … RHP Jon Prosinki picked up a win in his only start this week, pitching 6.0 innings allowing just 1 unearned run and striking out 5 … RHP Ranfi Casimiro went 6.0 innings allowing just 1 R and striking out 6 in his only start this week … LHP Matt Imhof pitched 5.0 innings (0 BB, 4 SO) of 1 run ball in his only start this week … Imhof has a 1.57 ERA in his first 6 starts as a professional … LHP Yoel Mecias went 5.0 innings allowing just 2 hits and 1 run in his start this week … RHP Frank Rivas had a strong debut after a promotion from Williamsport, Rivas pitched 2.0 scoreless innings out of the pen allowing 1 hit, no walks and 4 strikeouts.
Williamsport Crosscutters - New York- Penn League Pinckney Division… 21-22, T-2nd place… 3-4 for the week… INF Drew Stankiewicz led the team with a .522 batting avg and 12 H on the week, Stankiewicz had 3 2B, 3 BB and 2 SB … OF Jiandido Tromp had 7 H including his 8th and 9th HR's, Tromp also stole 2 bases giving him 10 on the season … 1b Rhys Hoskins hit his 5th HR of the season … 3b Jan Hernandez hit .417 (5-12) in 3 games this week … LHP Brandon Leibrant picked up his first win as a crosscutter, going 6.0 scoreless innings allowing just 2 H and 1 BB while striking out 5, as a professional Leibrant has walked just 4 hitters and struck out 34 in 31.2 innings … RHP Ricardo Pinto did not allow a hit in his start this week, he walked 3 and struck out 5 in 5.1 innings … RHP Alejandro Artega allowed just 1 R and struck out 4 in 6.0 IP … RHP Mitch GUeller allowed just 1 R in 6.0 innings in his only start this week … RHP Feliberto Sanchez allowed 1 R in 5 innings of work this week … RHP Manny Martinez struck out 4 in 2 hitless innings out of the bullpen … RHP Bryan Sova and RHP Jsen Therrien each picked up a save this week.
GCL Phillies - Gulf Coast League Northwest Division… 15-17, 2nd place… 2-4 on the week…INF Tim Zier hit .417 including 2 2b's on the week … OF Jose Pujols hit .313 with 5 H and 2 BB this week … OF Venn Biter hit .300 and stole 3 … Trey Williams and Luis Encarnacion each homered for the second week in a row … POTW RHP Franklyn Kilome allowed just 1 R over 5 innings in his only start this week, he did not walk a batter and struck out 4 … On the year, Kilome has a 1.50 ERA in 18.0 innings for the GCL Phils … RHP Luis Morales threw 5.0 scoreless innings (4 SO, 1 BB) in his start this week, on the year Morales has just 4 BB in 27.1 innings pitched … LHP Francibel Alejo struck out 3 over 2.1 hitless innings in his only appearance this week.