It’s summer and in this scorching July weather, we’re focusing solely on the players who’ve been hot lately in this round of Phillies minor league notes.
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Newly minted center fielder and All-Star second baseman Cesar Hernandez is batting .338 along with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI in 17 July games. The 23-year-old switch hitter appeared in nine games with the big league Phils earlier this season, going 7-for-28 (.250 avg) during that stint.
Shortstop Freddy Galvis has tallied a .375 average with five doubles, a homer and seven RBI in his last 10 games for the IronPigs. The 23-year-old sported a .207 average in 54 games with the Phillies earlier this season.
In his past eight games, outfielder Kelly Dugan is batting .344 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI. The 22-year-old lefty hitter has posted a .305/.380/.500 combined line in 70 games at Class A Advanced Clearwater and Reading this season. Dugan was the Phils’ 2nd round draft selection in 2009.
Since posting a 4.09 ERA in nine May appearances, righty reliever Mike Nesseth has allowed just one earned run in 20 1/3 innings (0.44 ERA) in 17 outings. The 25-year-old University of Nebraska product is pitching in just his third pro season, after he dealt with elbow surgery in his draft year, 2010. Continue reading Weekly Minors Round Up: The Hot List