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Phillies Minor League Hot List: Casimiro, Crawford, Eflin

Here's another dose of the Phillies minor league hot list as we rundown the organization's top performers of late from the various levels of the developmental system.

Class A Lakewood BlueClaws-

Ranfi Casimiro, image- Jay Floyd
In his last five starts, righty pitcher Ranfi Casimiro has a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA. Listed at six-foot-eight and 200 pounds, Casimiro has a 2-3 record with a 2.74 ERA, a .217 batting average against and a 0.94 WHIP in seven starts this year. The Dominican Republic native is 22 years old.

Outfielder Herlis Rodriguez has notched three straight muti-hit games and is batting .322 in 15 May games. The 20-year-old Venezuelan has posted a .257 average with two homers, 18 RBI and six steals in 32 overall games this season.

Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers-

Righty pitcher Mark Leiter Jr. is 2-0 with a 1.01 ERA in four outings since joining the Threshers' rotation. Overall in 10 games, the 24-year-old has a 3-0 record with a save and a 1.30 ERA. Leiter was the Phillies' 22nd round draft selection in 2013.

Prior to his 0-for-4 effort on Sunday, shortstop J.P. Crawford had gone 15-for-34 (.441 avg) in his previous eight games. In 17 games since he was activated from the disabled list (oblique strain), Crawford has a .375 average with a home run and eight RBI. The 20-year-old was the Phils' top draft choice in 2013.


Double-A Reading Fightins-

Righty starter Zach Eflin has allowed one earned run in 16 2/3 innings over his last two starts. In eight starts, the 21-year-old has tallied a 4-3 record with a 2.28 ERA while striking out 23 and walking nine in 51 1/3 innings. Eflin was acquired in the Jimmy Rollins trade from the Dodgers last off-season.

Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs-

Infielder Chase d'Arnaud is 14-for-35 (.400 avg) over his last nine games. In 26 games, the 28-year-old is batting .319 with four doubles, a home run and nine RBI.

After allowing earned runs in four of his first five appearances this season, right-handed reliever Seth Rosin has allowed two total earned runs in 18 1/3 innings (0.98 ERA) over 13 games. Overall, the 26-year-old has a 1-1 record with two saves and a 2.10 ERA in 18 outings.

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