Arizona Fall League Update

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, November 13, 2009 05:03 PM | Comments: 3
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Eight players in the Phillies organization are playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.  Prospects from Philadelphia, Arizona, Colorado, San Francisco and Pittsburgh make up the 10-15 Scorpions.  Here are the latest updates on the prospects from the Phillies system:

Domonic Brown (OF): 98 AB/ .276 AVG/ .336 OBP/ .469 SLG/ 2 HR/ 18 RBI

Brown was selected to play in the AFL Rising Star’s game.  He went 1-for-4 with a walk.  During the AFL, Brown has committed five errors in the outfield.  He is 0-for-2 in steal attempts.  However, 13 of his 27 hits went for extra bases.  He is tied with teammate Jose Tabata for most total bases on the Scorpions.

Tuffy Gosewisch (C): 36 AB/ .278 AVG/ .297 OBP/ .278 SLG

The 26-year old batted just .200 with the IronPigs this year.  He has had limited at-bats during the AFL.

Troy Hanzawa (SS): 0-for-12, 5 SO, 1 BB, 2 SB

The Hawaiian Hanzawa has received minimal at-bats so far.  He spent the 2009 season in Lakewood and batted .267.

Steve Susdorf (OF): 48 AB/ .208 AVG/ .321 OBP/ .375 SLG/ 2 HR/ 1 SB

Susdorf has struggled since his promotion to Double-A Reading this year.

Michael Cisco (P): 0-2, 14.2 IP/ 4.30 ERA/ 1.30 WHIP/ 12 SO

At 22, Cisco spent the 2009 season in Clearwater and Reading.  He had a 3.75 ERA split between the two teams.  He’s also the grandson of former Phillies pitching coach, Galen Cisco.

Edgar Garcia (P): 2-2, 16 IP/ 5.63 ERA/ 1.63 WHIP/ 8 SO

Garcia’s problem is contact.  In 16 innings, he’s given up 22 hits.  On the plus side, he hasn’t walked many batters (4).

Michael Schwimer (P): 0-0, 11.2 IP/ 3.86 ERA/ 1.54 WHIP/ 8 SO

Schwimer has allowed a lot of base runners during the AFL.  In 60 innings, he had a 2.85 ERA in Clearwater before being promoted to Reading this year.

Scott Mathieson (P): 0-0, 10.2 IP/ 3.38 ERA/ 1.41 ERA/ 11 SO

Scott Mathieson made his Major League debut in 2006, but suffered from an injury which led to Tommy John surgery.  Mathieson continues to battle back from the surgery in his efforts to return to the major leagues.  During the AFL, Mathieson has put up impressive strike out totals, striking out about a batter per inning.

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  • Posts: 0 Jeff of Nova

    I see him in our bullpen next year. He is a power arm with major league experience. Could be a closer down the road

  • Posts: 0 westered

    Have to think part of the AFL is to showcase players for trade. Brown may be the most attractive trade bait. Agree that Mathieson has a big upside as a closer. Big fastball, goes right at hitters and reports are his slider is plus. Does Gosewich get the backup spot to Ruiz?

  • Posts: 0 ed 2

    Mathieson has had 2 TJ surgeries and another elbow procedure I think. The guy is a mental monolith…hopefully that translates into back end bullpen material

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