Let’s start with the drooling and go from there as Chris King was at a showdown between Franklyn Kilome and a rehabbing Jameson Tallion.
There really is no amount of overhyping you can do on this guy. Apparently the changeup has also been very good. At the beginning of the year I had him as the #2 prospect in the system by the end of the season, and I see no reason to change that thought now. There are almost no arms in the draft that can match his projection and now stuff, and he is just getting better every outing. Right now he looks slated for Williamsport, but that might not be enough of a challenge.
Chris also passed along that RHP Adonis Medina was 93-96 with a hammer curveball. Adonis dominated the DSL last year with a 1.37 ERA over 26.1 IP with 4 BB and 22 K. Last year in fall instructs he was 88-89 touching 90. He just turned 18 this past December (birthday is 12-18-1996).
EDIT: Baseball Betsy took video of Kilome yesterday
- Phillies released Corey Bass and Mike Nesseth. Nesseth just never was able to miss bats with his stuff despite having a low 90s FB with movement
- Newly acquired Blake Forsythe goes to Reading where he will be the backup for Gabriel Lino
- Chace Numata goes to Clearwater, where there should be some more ABs with 1B open while Zach Green is out
- Jose Mayorga drops down to be the 3rd catcher in Lakewood
Matt Speck is back for the summer joining Chris LaBarge with semi-regular contributions. At some point in the next few weeks you will see some of the behind the scenes things changing as well, especially with regards to the player pages. Spencer Bingol has lead the charge on getting things done, but we are really excited about the potential outcome.
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