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Minors Notes: Who's Hot, Who's Cold & Venezuelan Summer League Begins

It's time for the weekly rundown of minor league notes, taking a look at who is hot and who is not, from each team.  Stats and standing accurate through game action played on Saturday.

Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-24, 4th place, North Division International League)-

Hot list...

Cody Asche with Reading in 2012
Third baseman Cody Asche has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 contests.  In his last 10 games, Asche is batting .326 with two doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI.  The 22-year-old was the Phillies' 4th round pick in 2011 out of the University of Nebraska.

Cold list...

Joe Savery has allowed nine earned runs in one total inning over his last two appearances with the IronPigs.  Savery, whose season ERA in the International League sits at 5.87, sported a 0.63 mark this season prior to his most recent two appearances.

Lefty starter Adam Morgan has a 0-4 record along with an 8.33 ERA over his last five games.  The University of Alabama product was the Phillies' 3rd round draft pick in 2011.  Morgan, a Georgia native, is 23-years-old.


Double-A Reading Fightin Phils (15-25, last place, East Division Eastern League)- 

Hot list...

Reading OF Tyson Gillies
OF Tyson Gillies went 9-for-23 (.391 avg) with six RBI over a stretch of six starts this week.  Overall through 13 games with Reading, Gillies has a .244 average with three doubles and a stolen base.

First baseman Jim Murphy is 13-for-30 (.433 avg) with four doubles, a triple, three homers and nine nine RBI over his previous nine games.  Murphy, 27, leads the Eastern League in total bases with 88.

Cold list...

Right-handed starter Seth Rosin is 0-1 with a 5.51 ERA in three starts this month.  The 23-year-old, who was acquired in the Hunter Pence trade with the Giants last year, is 1-3 with a 3.95 ERA in eight starts this season. 


Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers (21-20, 3rd place, North Division Florida State League)-


Hot list...

Maikel Franco with Lakewood in 2012
Third baseman Maikel Franco is 8-for-25 (.320 avg) with a double, a triple and two homers over his last six games.   Franco, a Dominican native, is 20-years-old.

Righty reliever Chris Nichols, who was added to the Threshers' roster this week out of extended spring training, has made three scoreless appearances since joining the active roster.  The 22-year-old University of Sioux Falls product was a 31st round draft choice by the Phillies last year. 

Outfielder Cameron Perkins leads the FSL in hits with 56 and ranks second in the league in average with a .354 mark. The 22-year-old was the Phils' 6th round draft selection last year out of Purdue University.

Cold list...

Shortstop Jose Mojica has gone 3-for-26 (.115 avg) over his last seven games.  Prior to his recent slow stretch, the 24-year-old Mojica was among the Florida State League's top hitters with a .354 average.

Following a four-game stretch in which he went 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA, lefty starter Hoby Milner has thrown back to back outings with no decisions while allowing six earned runs in 11 innings (4.91 ERA).  Milner was a 7th round draft pick out of the University of Texas last year.


Class A Lakewood BlueClaws (17-24, 6th place, North Division in South Atlantic League)- 

Hot list...

Lakewood OF Larry Greene Jr.
Larry Greene Jr. posted a seven-game hitting streak that ended on Saturday.  During the streak, Greene was 10-for-23 (.435 average).  Overall in 23 games, Greene, the Phils' 1st round draft choice in 2011, is batting .227 with four doubles and eight RBI.

Outfielder Zach Taylor is 11-for-25 (.440 avg) with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI in his last seven games.  Taylor, who is batting .306 in 22 games, was selected in the 12th round of the 2012 draft by the Phillies.

Cold list...

Infielder Angelo Mora is 1-for-19 (.053 avg) in his last six games.  The 20-year-old Dominican is batting .109 in 13 games this month. 


Venezuelan Summer League Phillies (4-0 record, 1st place)-

Hot list...

Catcher/first baseman Wilson Garcia is 9-for-17 (.529 avg) with a double, a homer and eight RBI thus far.  The switch-hitting 19-year-old is in his third season in the VSL.

Gregori Rivero, a 17-year-old, is 7-for-17 (.412 avg) with a double and a triple.  Rivero, a catcher, was signed by the Phillies last July.

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