Scott Kingery to AAA Just One Of Many Minor League Moves

The big headline last night was that Scott Kingery was being promoted from Reading to Lehigh Valley. It was just one transaction in a long list of transactions that included the Phillies cutting ties with two veterans. So once the dust all settled, the Phillies made the following moves.

To Phillies:

  • Mark Leiter Jr.
  • Cameron Perkins
  • Brock Stassi
  • Hoby Milner
  • Ricardo Pinto

The good news is that the Phillies cut Jeanmar Gomez and Michael Saunders. The ok news is that the Phillies called up a pair of deserving players, but neither is a big time prospect. The bad news is that Jerad Eickhoff is on the DL with a back injury causing the Phillies to call up Leiter to start. In the middle of all of this Casey Fien went on the DL as well meaning Brock Stassi is up as well. While I was writing this the Phillies called up converted starter Ricardo Pinto to give Edubray Ramos a chance to find himself in AAA.

To Lehigh Valley:

  • Andrew Pullin
  • Scott Kingery
  • Brandon Leibrandt
  • Mark Peterson (acquired from KCR)
  • Edubray Ramos

Most of the moves on this page are purely to shore up weak spots on rosters and Brandon Leibrandt (rotation) and Mark Peterson (bullpen) help do that for the IronPigs as they have lost some pitching to the majors. Edubray Ramos has a ton of talent but he has had a horrible June and he needs to find his command again. The last two spots are the exciting moves. With Cameron Perkins moving to the majors, the Pigs needed and outfielder and Andrew Pullin finally gets to move up from AA where he had been hitting .308/.368/.556. Pullin will need to continue to hit for power if he is going to stick in left field as a regular. Also Scott Kingery finally gets to stop terrorizing Eastern League pitching. The IronPigs lineup now looks something like this.

  • 2B Kingery
  • SS Crawford
  • C Alfaro
  • RF Cozens
  • 1B Hoskins
  • CF Williams
  • LF Pullin
  • 3B Gomez

Only problem is the rotation.

To Reading:

  • Angelo Mora
  • John Richy
  • Joey DeNato
  • Harold Arauz
  • Herlis Rodriguez
  • Drew Stankiewicz
  • Ranfi Casimiro

Reading just lost it’s two best hitters to Lehigh Valley, but Rodriguez and Stankiewicz should be better than zeroes. There is a whole bunch of pitching heading to Reading, but nothing that helps the fact that their rotation currently only has 3 starting pitchers in Drew Anderson, Tyler Viza, and Tommy Bergjan now that Mario Sanchez left a game early with an injury.

To Clearwater:

  • Will Hibbs

In 21 games for Lakewood, Hibbs pitched 36.2 innings with a 0.98 ERA. If there is a shift in Lakewood, Clearwater could see some starters move up to them.

To Lakewood:

  • Jose Antequerra

Lakewood didn’t get much on this influx, but expect at least some starting pitching help that could bump some other pitching to Clearwater.

To Williamsport:

  • Nick Maton
  • Austin Listi
  • Brian Mims
  • Addison Russ
  • Zach Warren
  • Connor Brogdon
  • Jake Scheiner

The first group of draft signees arrived in Williamsport this week. Maton looks to be the everyday shortstop, Scheiner is listed as a shortstop, but that is where Cole Stobbe is playing. Mims should get time at second and Listi is listed as an outfielder, but played first in his first game.

To GCL:

  • Jonathan Guzman
  • Jesus Henriquez
  • Simon Muzziotti
  • Justin Miller
  • Luis Encarnacion

It looked like Guzman might be the everyday SS for Williamsport, but an influx of shortstops in the draft have forced him down to the GCL where he will pair with Brayan Gonzalez up the middle. Jesus Henriquez will be in that mix too. It is a disappointment to see Luis Encarnacion not even make the Williamsport club, he has fallen drastically since he was close to Rafael Devers as the best hitter in his international class. Simon Muzziotti played center for the Threshers the last few days, but the 18 year old should be the everyday center fielder for the GCL Phillies

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.

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