Out of the wind

We left the game in Dunedin to escape the 30mph winds.

We went down to the Carpenter complex.

I got here just in time to see Ronnie Welty, whom we acquired from Baltimore for Julio Rodriguez, bat.

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He struck out.

I can say it’s a lot nicer here, we’re out of the wind and that makes all the difference.

FYI the new work group list is not out, while I do notice some changes, I will not comment until I can confirm them.

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Trevor May…Strike Them Out

Trevor May #54
Trevor May #54 Under Julio Rodriguez’ autograph

How ironic is it that my last non-weather related post was about a Clearwater Threshers pitcher as well? And How ironic is it that Trevor May’s autograph (#54) was just below Julio Rodriguez’ autograph?

 

May is second in strike outs in all of Minor League Baseball right now.

So, what even makes this more impressive is that the Threshers have May, the pitcher with the 2nd highest amount of strike outs in all of MiLB AND the pitcher, Julio Rodriguez, with the highest number of wins!

It’s a remarkable accomplishment. It gives hope that the Phillies’ farm system is developing talent for years to come so that as players either retire, get traded or injured there will be talent to step up.

Ross and I saw May pitch in the Florida State All Star Game, retiring the inning 1-2-3…and in a regular game with the Threshers striking out 12.

I may have video, however, due to the fact that we have no power at home…I cannot access the external hard drive where all our HD video is stored. I hope to edit this post later on to add video of Trevor May in action.

The Pitcher With The Most Wins In The Phillies System…And His Name Isn’t Halladay

Julio Rodriguez
Julio Rodriguez

It’s the end of August and the seasons for all the teams in the Phillies’ system are winding down. It’s only natural to look at the statistics to see who’s on top.

Just looking at the number of wins for the pitchers in the Phillies’ system, guess who has the most? Lee? Halladay? Hamels?

Nope. Not a Major Leaguer. Hyatt? Biddle? Cloyd? May? Pettibone?

Nope. It’s Julio Rodriguez who’s gathered an impressive 16 wins for the Clearwater Threshers. In actuality, he leads ALL pitchers in all of the minor leagues. No other pitcher in any minor league has more than 14 wins.

Rodriguez has a record of 16-7 for the Threshers.

He was selected to the Florida State League All Star Game…which I attended.

The Threshers had six players picked for the All Star Game, Jared Cosart, Trevor May, Jonathan Pettibone, Sabastian Valle, Justin Friend and Julio Rodriguez. Even more interesting is that all of the Threshers except for Valle are pitchers.

I was fortunate enough to get everyone’s autograph except for Pettibone and Justin Friend who had been called up to Reading before the game. Julio Rodriguez’ (#26) is at the top above Trevor May’s autograph (#54)

Julio Rodriguez #26, Trevor May #54
Julio Rodriguez #26, Trevor May #54