Recently, I shot some short video clips of a few Class A Lakewood players taking cuts during batting practice. The footage below features outfielders Larry Greene Jr., Dylan Cozens and second baseman Andrew Pullin.
Greene was the Phillies' top draft choice (39th overall) in 2011. In two professional seasons since then, Greene has posted a .236 average with six home runs and 54 RBI in 181 games combined at short-season A level Williamsport and Lakewood. In 11 contests thus far with Lakewood this year, the 21-year-old is batting .243 with two doubles, a triple, four RBI and two steals. The six-foot 235-pounder is still striving to live up to the reputation of being a power hitter when he was drafted.
Cozens, who will turn 20 next month, was the Phils' 2nd round draft selection in 2012. In two pro seasons, the six-foot-six 235-pounder has tallied a .261 average with 14 homers and 59 RBI in 118 games combined with the rookie level Gulf Coast League team and with Williamsport. In 12 games with Lakewood this year, Cozens is sporting a .235 average with two doubles and four RBI.
Pullin was the 5th round pick of the Phillies in 2012. The Washington state native has notched a .285 average along with five home runs and 36 RBI in 92 combined games in the GCL and with Williamsport over the past two seasons. The 20-year-old, who stands six feet tall and weighs 185 pounds, is hitting .182 with two doubles and an RBI for Lakewood through 12 games this season.