Posted by Jay Floyd, Tue, November 12, 2013 08:00 PM Comments: 9
Throughout the autumn and winter months, we’ll have a weekly review of how Phillies players are performing in the various leagues around the globe. Read ahead for he latest on many familiar names, some top prospects and plenty more.
Dominican Winter League…
3B Maikel Franco- The trial of Franco at first base continued as the slugger played his fourth straight game there on Monday. Franco played eight games at first in the closing weeks of the 2013 regular season with Double-A Reading. The 21-year-old sports a .328 average with four doubles and seven RBI in 17 games with the Gigantes. The righty batting Franco had a bust-out 2013, slamming 31 homers and droving in 103 runs in 134 games with Clearwater and Reading this year.
LHP Antonio Bastardo- In two appearances, the 28-year-old has pitched two scoreless innings, striking out four and walking one without surrendering a hit. In 48 big league games this year, before missing time due to a banned substance suspension, Bastardo had a 3-2 record with two saves and a 2.32 ERA.
Catcher Tommy Joseph- The 22-year-old righty hitter made his season debut with the Estrellas over the weekend, going 1-for-3 with and RBI and a run scored. Joseph, who was acquired from San Francisco in the Hunter Pence trade last year, missed considerable time with concussion related issues this year and batted .179 in 36 minor league games.
OF Leandro Castro- The 24-year-old is batting .245 with four doubles and six RBI in 16 games with the Estrellas. In 117 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley this year, the righty batting Castro tallied a .256 average with eight home runs and 55 RBI. Continue reading Off-season League Updates: Franco Back at First Base, Bastardo Returns to Action