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Phillies: Monthly Organizational Report - 7/1/1987
It is midseason for the full season leagues and as such, as part of evaluation, I will promote/demote some of the prospects based no their play.

AAA - Maine Guides (IL) Record: 18-51, Last place, 26.5 GB Power Ranking: 8/8
The Guides were brutal last month (5-20). They now rank last in all categories except Defensive Efficiency (5th). CL Jeff Calhoun,SP Tom Newell and SS Ron Jackson are out for the year. #4 prospect, Keith Miller, who has been their best hitter was called up to majors. Len Watts, has been their best pitcher so far this year. He is 4-8 with a 4.73 ERA, 4.42 FIP, 7.5 K/9, 4.5 BB/9 and 1.5 WAR. He has not been great, but not terrible either. Outside of Watts, only Joe Cowley has been serviceable in the rotation.

Rich Gale, a FA signee in April, has been terrible in 8 starts (1-6, 8.64 ERA, 7.1 BB/9, 0.9 K/9) and will be released. As will Juan Eichelberger (16.22 ERA, 10.1 BB/9 in 2.2 IP), a FA signee in June. Newly acquired Jose Bautista, who has picked up 2 saves in 3 games, will be moved into the rotation. Stan Kyles, (17.0 IP, 10.06 ERA, 7.50 FIP, 14 BB, 8 K) who was acquired in the John Russell trade, was demoted to AA Reading along with RP Bruce Long (47.1 IP, 8.56 ERA, 5.64 FIP, 5.1 K/9, 46 BB/9). John McLarnan, after his demotion from the majors came here instead of AA Reading, will be the new closer.

On the offensive side, FA signee, Rick Lancellotti, .239, 12 HR, 36 RBI, .796 OPS, 0.7 WAR has been their best batter. C Brian Harper, has struggled since coming over, goinvg 5 for 30, no XBH and 3 RBI. He's thrown out 3 of 9 would be base stealers. SS Brian Giles, .229, 3HR, 11 RBI, .723 OPS, 2 SB, 0 WAR, has also struggled. 3B Mike Gallego, .333, with a HR and 7 RBI and only 3 Ks in 33 PAs has done well since his trade.

CF Darrell Brown, a FA signee in April, .206, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 7 SB, 16 K/5 BB, -1.0 WAR in 161 PA; and 1B Tim Corcoran, .178, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 13 K/11 BB, .031 ISO in 145 PAs will be released.
Here are how the top prospects have done so far at AAA:

#5 Prospect - Gary Varsho - 3/5 .600, 1 HR, 1 RBi, 1 SB
#8 Prospect - Rob Nelson - 32 PA, .185, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 5 K, .831 OPS, 1.035 Def Eff,
#9 Prospect - Jim Olander .281, 3 HR, 24 RBI, 5 SB, .720 opS, .100 ISO, .356 BABIP, 1.004 Def Eff,
#17 Prospect - Ken Dowell .239, 0 HR, 11 RBI, 11 BB, .062 ISO, .605 OPS, 1.085 Def Eff, +4.5 ZR, 5.05 RNG.

AA - Reading Phillies (EL) Record: 45-24, 1st Power Ranking: 1/8
Reading has kept it up with another good month, going 16-8; they lead the league in the Runs, AVE, OBP and Defensive Efficieny. They are 2nd in HRs, 3rd in SB. They have been average on the pitching side: 4th in Runs Against and Bullpen ERA and 5th in Starter's ERA. They have some injury issues as SP Marvin Freeman (5-1, 5.74 FIP), is out 3-4 weeks, RF Kevin Ward, is still out another 2 weeks and CF Todd Soares ,.255 4 HR, 11 RBI, is out 8 weeks. 3B Howard Nichols is getting promoted to AAA Maine

#1 Prospect - Kevin Ward .315, 9 HR, 35 RBI, 5 SB, .580 SLG, .981 OPS, 2.5 WAR, +8 ZR in 43 Games
#3 Prospect - Walt Weiss .312,2 HR, 31 RBI, 13 2B, 3 SB, 33 K/16 BB, .763 OPS, .083 ISO, 1.8 WAR, +8.8 ZR
#6 Prospect - Steve De Angelis .298, 27 HR, 77 RBI, 7 SB, 34 BB/33 K, .366 ISO, 1.044 OPS, 2.8 WAR
#7 Prospect - Jose Leiva .245, 3 HR, 23 RBI, 22SB, .084 ISO, .647 OPS, -0.6 WAR
#10 Prospect - Tony Brown .260, 9 HR, 37 RBI, 6 SB, .147 ISO, .717 OPS, -0.1 WAR
#11 Prospect - Howard Nichols .384, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 7 SB, .550 SLG, 25 BB/24 K, .999 OPS, 2.8 WAR
#12 Prospect - Gib Seibert .247, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB, 19 BB/22 K, .082 ISO, .697 OPS, -0.1 WAR
#13 Prospect - Ricky Jordan .342, 18 HR, 56 RBI, 5 SB, 10 BB, .575 SLG, .936 OPS, 1.9 WAR, 10.4 RNG
#16 Prospect - Ken Jackson .216, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 23 BB/25 K, .127 ISO, .674 OPS .238 BABIP, -0.2 WAR

A - Clearwater Phillies (FSL - North) Record: 47-22, 2nd, 1.5 GB Power Ranking: 1/14
The Clearwater Phillies have been playing great this month (19-6) and they lead the league in Runs Against and Defensive Efficiency, 2nd in Starter ERA, 3rd in AVE and 4th in Runs score.

The offense is in the top half of the league in each category, Runs (4th), AVE (2nd), OBP (5th) and HR (5th). 3B Tom Schwarz, .326, 11 HR, 55 RBI, 30 K/31 BB, .910 OPS, +8.5 ZR, 3.5 WAR; has been tearing up A ball and will be promoted to AA Reading. Their top pitcher has been SP Scott Service, 9-3, 4.34 FIP, 111.1 IP, 6.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 1.7 WAR.

#14 Prospect - Rick Parker .280, 4 HR, 30 RBI, 7 SB, .743 OPS, 28 K/28 BB, 1.3 WAR
#19 Prospect - Bill Stevenson .469, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 4 K/6 BB, 39 PA, 1.0 WAR

A - Spartanburg Phillies (SAL) Record:36-34, 3rd, 6.5 GB Power Ranking: 4/12
Spartanburg improved this month going 16-9. They have been led by the offense who are first in Runs, 2nd in AVE, 3rd in HR and 4th in OBP. They could run more (10th in SBs). LF Shawn Abner,2B Luis Iglesias and C Jeff Grotewold .303, 16 HR, 56 RBI, 1.7 WAR has been a big part of the offense.

A below average starting staff, 9th in runs against and ERA, has been anchored by Mark Sims (7-4, 3,75 FIP, 6.3 K/9) and Fred Christopher (7-3, 3.97 FIP, 8.2 K/9). Sims will be promoted to Clearwater. The bullpen, 2nd in ERA, has been much better. CL Robert Fingers, who came over in the Rawley trade, is 4-4 with 17 SV, 3.37 FIP, 7.3 K/9 has been better than expected. The 3.1 BB/9 is too high for him to elite.

#15 Prospect - Shawn Abner .318, 14 HR, 63 RBI, 4 3B, 9 SB, .600 SLG, .282 ISO, .960 OPS, 1.9 WAR
#20 Prospect - Luis Iglesias .300, 10 HR, 44 RBI, 33 K/28 BB, .181 ISO, .856 OPS, 1.8 WAR

B&C - Utica Blue Sox (NYPL-East) Record:21-13, 1st Power Ranking: 4/12
The Blue Sox offensive has been great over the first 6 weeks of the season. They are currently first in Runs, AVE and OBP, 3rd in SB and 5th in HR.2B Jim Vatcher has been the star and will be promoted to Spartanburg. 1B Jimmy Barragan .336 7 HR, 23 RBI, .948 OPS and C Doug Lindsay .330 4 HR, 23 RBI, 1.3 WAR and provided some fire power as well.

Even with SP Timothy Peek out for the season, the starting pitching has been good and they are 3rd in ERA and 4th in runs against; Andy Ashby (5-3, 4.26 FIP) and Andy Carter (2-2, 3.03 FIP) have lead the staff. The bullpen needs to improve though (10th in ERA).

#2 Prospect - Jim Vatcher .403 6 HR, 22 RBI, 5 SB, .667 SLG, 1.176 OPS, 15 K/29 BB, 2.4 WAR.

B&C - Bend Phillies (Northwest) Record:5-4, 2nd, .5 GB Power Ranking: 4/8
The season is only 9 games in so I will wait until the August report to do a mid-season analysis or make any transactions for this team.

#18 Prospect - Dave Willes .419, 2 HR 9 RBI, 4 SB, 2 K/5 BB in 37 PAs.
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