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Cloyd, Frandsen Named Triple-A All-Stars

Posted by Jay Floyd, Thu, June 28, 2012 07:45 AM | Comments: 6
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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs will have two player representatives in the Triple-A All-Star game, when righty hurler Tyler Cloyd and infielder Kevin Frandsen head to Coca Cola Field in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday July 11th.

The annual exhibition pits the best talents of the International League against the top players from the Pacific Coast League.

Cloyd, who was an 18th round draft selection of the Phillies in 2008, has had an exceptional season. The 25-year-old began his 2012 campaign in Double-A with the Reading Phillies and has proven worthy of considerable recognition as he has posted 10-1 overall record with a 2.07 ERA in 15 combined starts at two levels. The Nebraska native will start the game for the IL team.

Frandsen, a right-handed hitter that was signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent prior to the 2011 season, has posted a .290 batting average with 23 doubles, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored in 74 games for the ‘Pigs this year.

Additionally, IronPigs manager Ryne Sandberg will serve on the IL club’s coaching staff.

The International League has won eight meetings in the fourteen years since the event changed to the current IL vs. PCL format. As in previous years, the winning league this season will earn the right to have its champion play as the “home team” at the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game which is set to take place Tuesday, September 18 in Durham, North Carolina.

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  • Posts: 1189 Manny

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    Why didn’t we call him up for either Sunday’s doubleheader or last night’s game? He would’ve been a much better option than throwing our pen out there like we ended up doing yesterday… ESPECIALLY on the day before Kendrick pitches! Seems to me that management effed this up.

     
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      Manny, I have been saying this for a couple of posts. Cloyd is tearing it up. Why not give him a shot? He cannot be any worse than Sloppy Joe or Evil Kendrick, and lord knows, he is not worse than the “pen”, and even if we break his legs, he is still better than Qualls. lol. Im dying to know the reasoning behind acquiring Qualls. Why did Rube, in all his genius, think he was gonna revert back to his original form (which wasn’t that great either), after a couple of years of crap? The decisions being made this year boggles my mind. I know we have a ton of injuries, but let us make some “reasonable” decisions. Sorry for the rant.

       
      • Posts: 1189 Manny

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        I agree with you that bringing up Cloyd (or pretty much any our our minor league starters) would’ve been a wiser move than doing things the way we did… but I do disagree re: the reasoning to acquire Qualls. Before 2012, he was a very good, reliable reliever with some degree of success. We had (and still have) a lot of questions about our young bullpen and a guy like him had the potential to stabilize things a bit. I don’t think anybody expected him to crash like he actually did. His xFIP in 2011 was 3.72 and in 2010 it was 3.77. Those numbers don’t scream “declining” or “unserviceable.”

        I applauded the signing at the time just as much as I’m applauding the move to DFA him like they did today. They gave him a shot, it didn’t work out… we move on.

         
      • Posts: 804 schmenkman

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        …and even this year his xFIP is 4.00 (league average is 3.93).

        (For anyone interested, defense-independent pitching stats FIP and xFIP are explained in this wikipedia article)

         
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  • Posts: 0 bobdabarber

    Jason Grilli, who wasn’t given a chance to show what he could do here, has an era under 2 for the Pirates, but that was just another bad decision they have made this year. I’m still pis***d about them letting Scott Posednick go without giving him a chance. Tyler Cloyd would have and should have been a no brainer. What harm would it have done to give the kid a spot start because of the double header, No promises beyond that, no pressure. And IF, he has a good game, give him another game and another after that, and maybe you find out you have something. If not, back to AAA, no harm done. If my memory serves me right, isn’t that the way we found out about Vance Worley?

     
 
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