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Players of the Week

Player - INF Cesar Hernandez, Lehigh Valley ... 8 G … Batted .464 (13-28), .559 OBP, .607 SLG, 5 R, 2 2B, 3B, RBI, 6 BB … Hernandez ended his season hitting safely in 7 of LV's final 8 games while posting a 1.166 OPS … Hernandez finished the season batting .290 with a .358 OBP in 66 minor league games … Signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on July 2, 2006, Hernandez was signed by Sal Agostinelli and Jesus Mendez.

Pitcher - RHP, Edubray Ramos, Williamsport ... 3 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA (8.0 IP), 1 BB, 8 H, 0 ER, 10 SO … Ramos earns Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week honors for the 1st time in his career … In 11 games this season with Williamsport (10 relief appearances, one start) the 22-year-old posted a 0.79 ERA (2 ER, 22.2 IP) … Ramos finished the 2014 season riding a 12.0 inning scoreless streak that spanned 5 appearances … A 6-foot right hander, Ramos allowed only 4 ER in 44.1 total innings (0.81 ERA, 48K and 10BB) this season between the VSL Phillies, GCL Phillies and Williamsport … A native of Venezuela, Ramos was signed by Carlos Salas.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division… 66-78, 6th place… 4-4 for the week ... OF Cam Perkins finished his year strong as he hit .367 (11-30), hitting safely in 7 of his 8 games played … 3B/1B Maikel Franco tallied 8 hits, 2 HR & 2 2B as he drove in 9 runs the final week of the season … Named LV's Offensive Player of the Year, Franco led the IronPigs with 16 HR, 33 2B and 78 RBI all while being the youngest player on the team … Franco ended his 2014 campaign batting .324 with 11 HR and an IL-best 47 RBI since July 2 … POTW Cesar Hernandez batted ..464 over 8 games as he posted a 1.166 OPS … RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez tossed 4.2 scoreless innings as he allowed just 2 hits while striking out 9 … He finished his season at LV riding a 12.2-inning scoreless streak that spanned 8 appearances … During that stretch Gonzalez allowed just 4 hits while striking out 15 … RHP Luis Garcia tossed 3.0 hitless innings as he picked up 2 saves … Honored as the IronPigs Pitcher of the Year, Garcia finished the season with a 0.96 ERA and a IL-best 22 saves … RHP Hector Neris struck out 10 over 4.1 innings … Neris posted a 1.52 ERA in 23.2 IP during the 2nd half, striking out 32 while allowing just 16 hits.

Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division … 66-76, T-5Th place … 7-1 for the week … The Fightins ended the season on a 7 game winning streak … INF Carlos Alonso hit .400 with 12 hits including 3 2B on the final week of the season … Alonso finished the year hitting .272 with 10 HR, 22 2B and a .367 OBP … OF Aaron Altherr hit .300 on the week with 9 H and 2 SB … Altherr finished the year with 14 HR, 27 2B, and 14 SB … OF Peter Lavin hit .300 with 9 H on the week, including 3 2B, finishing the season hitting .287 with 11 HR and 28 2B between Clearwater and Reading … C Logan Moore hit .300 (6-20) with a HR and a 2B … RHP Aaron Nola threw 5.0 scoreless innings and picked up the win in his final start of the season … In his first season as a professional, Nola finished with a 2.93 ERA and 45 SO to just 10 BB over 55.1 IP … RHP Ryan O'Sullivan had a 1.42 ERA over 2 starts this week, the right hander struck out 10 … RHP Kyle Simon ended the season with his best week of the year … In 3 appearances, Simon pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and went 2 for 2 in save situations … After the All-Star break, Simon went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 30.0 IP walking just 6 and striking out 21 … RHP Colton Murray picked up 2 saves this week and finished out a strong 2014 campaign …  Combined between Clearwater and Reading, Murray had a 2.23 ERA and struck out 77 over 76.2 innings while holding opponents to a .201 AVG … RHP Nefi Ogando threw 3.0 scoreless innings and struck out 4 this week, picking up his 7th save of the year …  RHP Mike Nesseth threw 5.0 scoreless innings in his last week of work.

Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division… First Half 17-51, 6th place… Second Half 32-38, 4th place… 4-2 for the week … OF Roman Quinn hit .357 (5-14), HR, 2 SB, 6 BB while posting a 1.143 OPS … Quinn finished his season with a .343 OBP, 7 HR and a system-best 32 SB … SS J.P. Crawford had 6 hits during his final week of the season brining his 2014 total to 132 … In his first full season as a professional, the 19-year-old Crawford hit .285 with 11 HR, 23 2B, 24 SB and a .375 OBP between low-A LWD and single-A CLR … Crawford totaled 64 walks to 74 strikeouts … OF Herlis Rodriguez batted .529 (9-17) …1B Art Charles finished the season with 19 HR, good for second-most in the FSL … RHP Mark Leiter allowed just 3 ER over his final 2 starts (13.1 IP) as he struck out 9 and walked just 2 … Overall this season Leiter walked only 37 batters while striking out a system-best 141 over 149.0 innings of work … LHP Ethan Stewart allowed just 1 ER as he totaled 5 SO in 3.0 IP … Since moving to the bullpen, Stewart has struck out 24 batters against only 5 walks in 21.0 IP … RHP Ulises Joaquin tossed 4.0 scoreless IP as he converted his 8th SV since joining the Threshers … Joaquin has successfully converted 16 of his 18 save opportunities between LWD and CLR this season … RHP Miguel Nunez struck out 7 batters without allowing a walk over 6.0 IP in his final start of the season … Nunez finished the season strong going 4-1, 2.32 ERA, 45 SO, 19 BB in 54.1 IP over his final 9 starts … LHP Cody Forsythe struck out 5 over 3.2 IP … On the season Forsythe posted a 2.35 ERA in 65.0 IP between LWD and CLR …

Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League North Division… First Half 27-42, 6th place… Second Half 26-42, 7th place… 3-4 for the week … 1B/C Willians Astudillo finished his season with a .333 average and 145 total hits, both of which were best amongst all Phillies minor leaguers … Astudillo hit .351 over the 2nd half of the season and .440 in August … OF Dylan Cozens stole 2 bases and tallied 6 hits, 4 of which went for extra bases … Cozens finished the year with a team-best 16 HR, 62 RBI and 23 SB … 2B Andrew Pullin hit .300 (6-20), 2B, 3B, HR … Pullin finished the 2014 campaign with a total of 133 hits, second-most amongst all Phillies minor leaguers … C Andrew Knapp tallied 5 hits which included 3 2B's and a HR … Knapp finished the year for LWD batting .290, 5 HR and 19 2B … 1B Zach Green totaled 7 hits which included 3 2B's and a HR … Green finished the season with 22 2B and 6 HR … 3B Mitch Walding had 6 hits including 2 2B's and a HR … Walding finished the year with 7 HR and 25 2B … OF Aaron Brown had 6 hits as he belted his first HR with LWD … In 14 games after his promotion from WIL, Brown hit .309 … Over 61 games in his first season as a professional, Brown batted .268 with 13 2B, 4 HR and 8 SB … LHP Yoel Mecias had his best start of the year going 6.0 shutout innings as he allowed just 4 hits and a walk with 7 SO … RHP Wil Morris stuck out 6 and did not walk a batter over 4.0 IP … RHP Ranfi Casimiro struck out 8 in his only start … LHP Joey Denato picked up 2 SV as he struck out 5 over 4.0 IP … Denato finished the season with a 1.93 ERA and 39 SO in 37.1 total innings between WIL and LWD … LHP Matt Imhof finished his first professional season with a combined 2.98 ERA over 3 stops (GCL, WIL, LWD) … In his first 42.1 IP as a pro, Imhof totaled 40 SO to just 11 BB.

Williamsport Crosscutters - New York- Penn League Pinckney Division… 33-43, 6th place … 2-6 for the week … OF Jiandido Tromp hit .290 (9-31) including a HR and 2 2B … Tromp finished the season with 14 HR for Williamsport which was tied for the lead in the NY-Penn League … OF Jose Pujols hit .310 with 9 H on the week including 2 2B … 1B Rhys Hoskins had 6 H on the week including 2 HR, finishing the season with 9HR in 245 AB … OF Cord Sandberg had 6 H on the week including 2 HR … C Deivi Grullon had 5 H on the week including 2 2B … Pitcher of the week RHP Edubray Ramos finished a very good year with his best week of the season …  Ramos appeared in 3 games, including 1 start … Overall he pitched 8.0 scoreless innings allowing just 1 BB and striking out 10 …  For the season in 3 stops between the VSL, GCL, and Williamsport Ramos had a 0.81 ERA with 48K and 10BB over 44.1 IP … RHP David Whitehead capped off a strong season with one start this week where he did not allow an earned run over 6.0 innings …  For the season Whitehead finished with a 2.14 ERA over 74.0 innings, striking out 43 and walking just 8 … Reigning POTW RHP Ricardo Pinto made another strong start to finish his season …  Pinto went 7.0 innings allowing just 1 R and struck out 9 finishing the season with a 2.11 ERA with 48 K and 15 BB in 47.0 innings … LHP Brandon Leibrandt allowed 3 R in his final start of the season, the 6th round pick had a 2.82 ERA with 67K and just 10BB over 60.2 innings (12 games) … RHP Calvin Rayburn ended an impressive first season as a professional with a 1.23 ERA and 9 saves in 22 games pitched.

GCL Phillies - Gulf Coast League Northwest Division… 36-23, 2nd place… 3-1 on the week … The GCL Phillies finished the season with a 21-6 record over the team's final 27 games … SS William Cuicas hit .308 with 2 3B in the final week ending the season hitting .310 with a .433 OBP … 2B Tim Zier hit .286 on the final week of the season, finishing the season with a .324 batting avg and .415 OBP … OF Carlos Duran hit .417 (5-12) with 2 2B in the final week of the season … Duran finished the year hitting .299 with 9 SB … LHP Denton Keys finished the season with 6 shutout innings, allowing just 4 H and striking out 5 … He finished the season with a 2.20 ERA, 35K, and 12BB over 49.0 innings … LHP Austin Davis threw 3.0 scoreless innings and picked up a save in his last appearance of the year … LHP Josh Taylor threw 4.0 scoreless innings and picked up a win in his lone appearance of the week …  Taylor gave up 3 H and struck out 7 …  In just 9 innings with the GCL Phils Taylor did not allow a run and struck out 13 batters.

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