Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Phillies Off-Season League Notes, 12/19/18

Throughout the off-season months, this site will offer a roundup of how many Phillies prospects and players are performing around the world in fall and winter leagues.

Read ahead for the lowdown on various leagues.

Trevor Bettencourt, image- Jay Floyd
Puerto Rico/Roberto Clemente League-

Trevor Bettencourt and Bailey Falter have wrapped up their efforts abroad, returning home to enjoy the holidays.  Both hurlers performed exceptionally for their club, the Indios.  Bettencourt, 24, posted a 1-0 record with a 1.42 ERA while striking out 12 and walking three in 12 2/3 innings over nine relief appearances.  The right-hander was a 25th round pick in 2016.  Falter, a lefty, sported a 2-0 record with a 0.42 ERA in five starts for the Indios.  The 21-year-old was a 5th round draft selection by the Phillies in 2015.

Also in PR, 1b/3b Damek Tomscha, 27, is batting .301 with five doubles and three RBI in 23 games.  Tomscha has been batting leadoff for his Santurce team.  The righty hitting Tomscha was a17th round pick in 2014. On the same club, LF Jan Hernandez is batting .295 with a home run and nine RBI in 24 games.  The 23-year-old was the Phils' 3rd round draft pick in 2013 and was an All-Star at the Double-A level last year.

Dominican Republic-

SS Malquin Canelo is batting .256 with a double, two RBI and five stolen bases in 19 games with the Toros.  The 24-year-old righty hitter posted a .251/.306/.366 line at Double-A Reading this year.

Phillies' right-handed Hector Neris has appeared in two games for the Toros.  He's notched a save and has surrendered an earned run in 1 2/3 innings while striking out one and allowing zero walks.  Neris had a 5.10 ERA in 53 big league appearances this year.  

Right-handed pitcher Ranfi Casimiro has looked sharp for his team the Aguilas.  In 11 outings (two starts) the 29-year-old was not recorded a decision, but sports a 1.86 ERA and has notched 19 strike outs and walked eight in 19 1/3 innings.

Venezuela-

Righty Luis Cedeno has posted a 1-0 record with a 2.93 ERA and a .274 BAA in 15 appearances for the Aguilas.  The 24-year-old appeared in 16 games with Lakewood this year.

Lefty Aris Abdallah has posted a 6.75 ERA in six games for the Tigres. The 22-year-old posted a 2-5 record with a 4.28 ERA and a .283 batting average against for the short-season Class A Williamsport Crosscutters this year.

In 11 combined appearances with two teams, Alexis Rivero has a 6.39 ERA.  With Zulia, he surrendered nine earned runs in 4 2/3 innings, but with Lara, Rivero has held the opposition scoreless in eight innings.  The righty pitched at three levels of the Phillies minor league system this year.

Catcher Gregori Rivero is batting .238 with a double and an RBI in nine games with Zulia.  The 22-year-old switch-hitter posted a .217 average while smacking three homers and driving in 21 runs in 48 games for Class A Lakewood this year.

Australia-

Tyler Fallwell has not been scored upon and has notched three saves in 10 appearances for Melbourne.  He has struck out 17 and walked one in 14 innings.  The 23-year-old was signed by the Phils out of Indy ball this year and pitched in 12 regular season games with the Class A BlueClaws.

Lefty pitcher Nick Fanti through five starts with Sydney has a 1-2 record with a 4.50 ERA.  He has struck out 23 batters and walked 10 in 22 innings.  This year, Fanti missed time due to a back injury, but posted a 3-3 record with a 7.22 ERA through six starts for Class A Advanced Clearwater.  The Long Island native was a 31st round pick by the Phillies in 2015. 

Rixon Taylor-Wingrove is 1-for-3 with Sydney.  The 18-year-old first baseman sported a .241/.310/.342 slash line in 23 games with the GCL West team this year.

Kyle Glogoski, a 19-year-old New Zealand native, has a 1-1 record with a 1.37 ERA over four starts with the Tuatara.  Glogoski had a great campaign this year for the Phils' Gulf Coast League West team, sporting a 4-0 record, a 2.31 ERA and a 10.8 K/9 mark in 10 games (eight starts).

Second baseman Curtis Mead sports a .169 average with a double and an RBI in 19 games for Adelaide.  In two games with the GCL Phillies West team this year, the 18-year-old righty hitter went 1-for-6.

Switch-hitting backstop Mitchell Edwards is batting .296 with a pair of homers and nine RBI in 20 games for Adelaide.  The 19-year-old slashed .250/.308/.417 in 16 games with the GCL East team this year.

Colombia-

Catcher Jorge Alfaro posted a .279 with three doubles, two triples and three home runs in 19 games for the Toros.  Alfaro, 25, posted a .262 average with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 108 games with the Phillies this year.    
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