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Phillies Minor League review for April 5-15

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Players of the Week

Player - SS Malquin Canelo, Reading … The 23-year-old slashed .406/.441/.750 (13-32) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, five RBI and six runs scored in eight games. He hit safely in seven of those eight contests. Canelo was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on April 29, 2012.

Players of the Week

Player - SS Malquin Canelo, Reading … The 23-year-old slashed .406/.441/.750 (13-32) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, five RBI and six runs scored in eight games. He hit safely in seven of those eight contests. Canelo was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on April 29, 2012.

Pitcher - RHP Ramon Rosso, Lakewood … Rosso, 21, logged the second double-digit strikeout performance of his career on April 11 at West Virginia, striking out 12 over 5.0 innings, surrendering just one walk and one run. The Dominican Republic native posted a 1.86 ERA (2 ER, 9.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts and a 1.14 WHIP in two starts. Rosso was signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on February 14, 2017.

Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League North Division… 5-4, 4th place… Lehigh Valley has won four of its last five games.

Top hitting performers - OF Danny Ortiz batted .423 (11-26) with a double, two home runs, six runs scored and led the club with nine RBI and a 1.141 OPS in eight games… 3B Mitch Walding slashed .324/.395/.500 (11-34) with three doubles, a home run, two RBI and seven runs scored in nine games… OF Dylan Cozens went 9-for-31 (.290) with a double, two home runs, five RBI, five walks, three stolen bases, seven runs scored and a .516 slugging percentage over nine games. In his last four contests, he is batting .438 (7-16) with two home runs, four RBI, five runs scored and three steals… OF Roman Quinn hit .310 (9-29) with four walks, four steals and a .394 on-base percentage in seven games.

Top pitching performers - RHP Enyel De Los Santos posted a 2.25 ERA (2 ER, 8.0 IP) with 14 strikeouts in two starts… RHP Zach Eflin went 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA (2 ER, 11.0 IP), 10 strikeouts, a 0.82 WHIP and held opponents to a .158 average over two starts… LHP Brandon Leibrandt, who posted a 0.35 WHIP, made three scoreless relief appearances (8.2 IP), allowing just three hits (.103 BAA), no walks and struck out nine, while earning one win.

Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League Eastern Division… 3-7, 5th place… Offensively, the Fightins are tied for the league lead with nine home runs.

Top hitting performers - SS Malquin Canelo, who was selected as the Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, collected 24 total bases, going 13-for-32 (.406) with seven extra-base hits (four doubles, two triples and a home run), five RBI, six runs scored and a 1.191 OPS in eight games… 3B Damek Tomscha hit .278 (10-36) with two doubles, two home runs, six runs scored, six walks, posted a .900 OPS and led the club with eight RBI over 10 games… INF Zach Green batted .300 (9-30) with three extra-base hits and six RBI in seven games.

Top pitching performers - RHP Luke Leftwich tossed 5.0 hitless innings (four relief appearances) and notched one save with eight strikeouts… RHP Harold Arauz went 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA (4 ER, 11.0 IP), 1.18 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in two starts… RHP Franklyn Kilome surrendered four earned runs over 9.1 innings (3.86 ERA), while registering 14 strikeouts and holding opponents to a .194 average over two starts… RHP Edgar Garcia logged four scoreless relief outings (9.0 IP), striking out nine and allowing five hits (.167 BAA)… RHP Trevor Bettencourt went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (1 ER, 7.0 IP), 1.00 WHIP and struck out eight over four relief appearances.

Clearwater Threshers - Florida State League North Division… 2-9, 6th place.

Top hitting performers - 1B Darick Hall, who led the team with five home runs and nine RBI, batted .270 (10-37) with nine runs scored and a 1.044 OPS in 10 games. He leads the Florida State League in home runs… C Edgar Cabral went 11-for-29 (.379), slugging three homers with eight RBI, scored seven times and posted a 1.109 OPS over eight games… OF Austin Listi led the club in average (.435) and OPS (1.241), collecting six extra-base hits and five RBI in six games.

Top pitching performers - RHP Blake Quinn recorded 11 strikeouts over 7.1 scoreless innings (three relief outings), while posting a 0.68 WHIP and holding opponents to a .154 average… RHP Mauricio Llovera went 1-0 and did not surrender an earned run (6.0 IP) over two games (one start).

Lakewood BlueClaws - South Atlantic League Northern Division… 5-5, T-4th place… The BlueClaws have posted a 2.96 team ERA.

Top hitting performers - SS Nick Maton batted .357 (10-28) with four doubles, two home runs, five RBI and logged a 1.071 OPS in eight games… OF Josh Stephen slashed .364/.440/.727 (8-22) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI and seven runs scored over eight games… OF Simon Muzziotti had four doubles with six RBI, while batting .289 (11-38) in nine contests.

Top pitching performers - RHP Ramon Rosso, the Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, struck out 16 over two starts, posting a 1.86 ERA (2 ER, 9.2 IP) and holding opponents to a .206 average… RHP Spencer Howard pitched to a 2.25 ERA (2 ER, 8.0 IP) and 1.13 WHIP, while recording 13 strikeouts in two starts… LHP Kyle Dohy tossed 3.2 hitless innings of relief (three games), totaling nine strikeouts and converting two saves… LHP David Parkinson earned a win in his lone start, allowing two hits with nine strikeouts over 5.0 scoreless innings.

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