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The Phillies minor league system is one of the best in baseball. Here's a look at how the month of May played out.

Thankfully, the month of May is over for the Phillies. But while the big league club struggled, things weren't so bleak in the minors. Here's a look at who was hot and who was not in May.

PITCHING

ERA (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)

The Good...

  1. Nick Fanti, Lakewood, 1.05
  2. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley, 1.40
  3. JoJo Romero, Lakewood, 2.05
  4. Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley, 2.51
  5. Bailey Falter, Lakewood, 2.70

The Bad...

  1. Mark Appel, Lehigh Valley, 7.16
  2. Brandon Leibrandt, Reading, 5.81
  3. Cole Irvin, Clearwater, 5.40
  4. Tyler Viza, Reading, 5.28
  5. Adonis Medina, Lakewood, 4.78

SAVES

  1. Pedro Beato, Lehigh Valley, 11
  2. Will Hibbs, Lakewood, 7
  3. Jeff Singer, Clearwater, 6
  4. Trevor Bettencourt, Lakewood | Jesen Therrien, Reading, 4
  5. Luke Leftwich, Clearwater, 2

INNINGS PITCHED

  1. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley, 38.2
  2. Drew Anderson, Reading, 34.1
  3. Jose Taveras, Clearwater, 33.0
  4. Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley, 32.1
  5. Brandon Leibrandt, Reading, 31.0

HR ALLOWED

The Good (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Nick Fanti, Lakewood, 0
  2. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley | Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley | Adonis Medina, Lakewood | JoJo Romero, Lakewood, 1

The Bad...

  1. Blake Quinn, Clearwater, 7
  2. Mark Appel, Lehigh Valley, 5
  3. Jose Taveras, Clearwater, and Alberto Tirado, Clearwater 4
  4. 9 others tied with 3

WALKS

The Good (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley | Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley, 4
  2. Bailey Falter, Lakewood | Nick Fanti, Lakewood, 6
  3. Cole Irvin, Clearwater | Jose Taveras, Clearwater | Tyler Viza, Reading, 8

The Bad...

  1. Mark Appel, Lehigh Valley, 18
  2. Alberto Tirado, Clearwater, 15
  3. Adonis Medina, Lakewood, 14
  4. Brandon Leibrandt, Reading, 13
  5. JoJo Romero, Lakewood, 12

STRIKEOUTS

  1. Drew Anderson, Reading, 34
  2. Jose Taveras, Clearwater, 32
  3. Nick Fanti, Lakewood, 31
  4. Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley | Adonis Medina, Lakewood | JoJo Romero, Lakewood | Ranger Suarez, Lakewood, 30

WHIP

The Good (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Nick Fanti, Lakewood, 0.70
  2. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley, 0.80
  3. Bailey Falter, Lakewood | Jose Taveras, Clearwater, 0.97
  4. Drew Anderson, Reading | Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley, 1.02

The Bad (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Cole Irvin, Clearwater, 1.72
  2. Mark Appel, Lehigh Valley, 1.70
  3. Brandon Leibrandt, Reading, 1.55

OPPONENT'S AVG AGAINST

The Good (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Nick Fanti, Lakewood, .136
  2. Tom Eshelman, Lehigh Valley, .194
  3. Jose Taveras, Clearwater, .200
  4. Drew Anderson, Reading, .203
  5. Bailey Falter, Lakewood, .211

The Bad (Must have pitched 0.8 innings per game played by their team.)...

  1. Cole Irvin, Clearwater, .337
  2. Brandon Leibrandt, Reading, .297
  3. Mark Appel, Lehigh Valley, .269
  4. Tyler Viza, Reading, .261
  5. Ben Lively, Lehigh Valley | JoJo Romero, Lakewood, .234

HITTING

AVERAGE

The Good (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Zach Coppola, Clearwater, .392
  2. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, .330
  3. Scott Kingery, Reading, .325
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, .310
  5. Carlos Duran, Lakewood, .304

The Bad (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Daniel Brito, Lakewood, .162
  2. Mitch Walding, Reading, .192
  3. Kyle Martin, Reading, .202
  4. Osmel Aguila, Reading, .213
  5. Wilson Garcia, Clearwater, .220

RUNS

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 30
  2. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, 24
  3. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley | Darick Hall, Lakewood | Mickey Moniak, Lakewood, 20
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, 19
  5. J.P. Crawford, Lehigh Valley, 18

HITS

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 41
  2. Zach Coppola, Clearwater, 38
  3. Andrew Pullin, Reading, 35
  4. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, 34
  5. Carlos Tocci, Reading, 32

EXTRA BASE HITS

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 20
  2. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, 17
  3. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, 16
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, 15
  5. Darick Hall, Lakewood, 13

TOTAL BASES

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 84
  2. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, 71
  3. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley | Andrew Pullin, Reading, 64
  4. Darick Hall, Lakewood, 57
  5. Nick Williams, Lehigh Valley, 56

DOUBLES

  1. Andrew Pullin, Reading | Jiandido Tromp, Reading, 8
  2. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley | Scott Kingery, Reading | Cord Sandberg, Lakewood | Carlos Tocci, Reading 7
  3. 7 players tied with 6

TRIPLES

  1. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley | Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley | Scott Kingery, Reading | Mickey Moniak, Lakewood, 3
  2. Carlos Duran, Lakewood | Roman Quinn, Lehigh Valley | Cornelius Randolph, Clearwater | Cord Sandberg, Lakewood, 2

HOME RUNS

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 10
  2. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, 9
  3. Nick Williams, Lehigh Valley, 8
  4. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley | Andrew Pullin, Reading, 7
  5. Darick Hall, Lakewood, 6

RBI

  1. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, 29
  2. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley | Darick Hall, Lakewood, 26
  3. Nick Williams, Lehigh Valley, 24
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, 21
  5. Cornelius Randolph, Clearwater, 17

WALKS

The Good (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. J.P. Crawford, Lehigh Valley, 20
  2. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, 17
  3. Damek Tomscha, Clearwater, 16
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, 15
  5. Herlis Rodriguez, Clearwater, 13

The Bad (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Luke Williams, Lakewood | Jose Pujols, Clearwater | Wilson Garcia, Clearwater | Jorge Alfaro, Lehigh Valley, 1
  2. Deivi Grullon, Clearwater, 3
  3. Cord Sandberg, Lakewood | Raul Rivas, Lakewood | Henri Lartigue, Lakewood | Darick Hall, Lakewood, 4

STRIKEOUTS

The Good (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Wilson Garcia, Clearwater, 5
  2. Chace Numata, Reading, 8
  3. Mark Laird, Clearwater | J.P. Crawford, Lehigh Valley | Zach Coppola, Clearwater | Osmel Aguila, Reading, 13

The Bad...

  1. Jose Pujols, Clearwater, 37
  2. Jorge Alfaro, Lehigh Valley, 35
  3. Nick Williams, Lehigh Valley, 34
  4. Darick Hall, Lakewood | Mitch Walding, Reading, 32
  5. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, 30

STOLEN BASES

  1. Scott Kingery, Reading, 8
  2. Luke Williams, Lakewood, 7
  3. Roman Quinn, Lehigh Valley | Zach Coppola, Clearwtaer, 5
  4. Grenny Cumana, Clearwater | Raul Rivas, Lakewood, 4

ON-BASE PERCENTAGE

The Good (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Zach Coppola, Clearwater, .433
  2. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley | Herlis Rodriguez, Clearwater .400
  3. Damek Tomscha, Clearwater .398
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, .394

The Bad (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Wilson Garcia, Clearwater, .229
  2. Daniel Brito, Lakewood, .231
  3. Luke Williams, Lakewood, .238
  4. Henri Lartigue, Lakewood, .273
  5. Jorge Alfaro, Lehigh Valley, .276

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE

The Good (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Dylan Cozens, Lehigh Valley, .689
  2. Scott Kingery, Reading, .667
  3. Rhys Hoskins, Lehigh Valley, .640
  4. Andrew Pullin, Reading, .566
  5. Nick Williams, Lehigh Valley, .544

The Bad (Minimum 2.7 PA per team game played)...

  1. Daniel Brito, Lakewood, .232
  2. Luke Williams, Lakewood, .296
  3. Raul Rivas, Lakewood, .315
  4. Jorge Alfaro, Lehigh Valley, .319
  5. Chace Numata, Reading, .325


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