Our stats notebook opens first to the Phillies minor league leaders in various categories, and concludes with a look at some player stats and notes.
Daniel Brito connected for his first home run of the season as Lakewood snapped a four-game losing skid and beat Greensboro 9-0. Meanwhile, the IronPigs could use some of that offense, as they lost 6-1 in Pawtucket.
The Phillies played their home opener Thursday, while Lehigh Valley and Reading played their season openers. Plus, Lakewood wins their second straight and a former number-one pick homers for the Threshers in their loss to Dunedin.
After making some moves Monday, the Phillies continued to work toward an Opening Day roster on Tuesday. First came news of Chris Coghlan being released and then, news of Alec Asher being dealt to Baltimore.
He's one of the more interesting pitchers you'll ever see pitch, but so far, he hasn't translated his switch-pitching abilities to success. Pat Venditte, who switches from arm-to-arm to pitch, was acquired by the Phillies in a deal with Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners have acquired switch pitcher Pat Venditte from the Toronto Blue Jays for a PTBNL
The ambidextrous pitcher will slide into a struggling Toronto bullpen.
After three seasons running the New York Yankees' minor league pitching program, Gil Patterson returned to the Oakland A's this year for his third stint as the organization's minor league pitching coordinator. In this Q&A, Patterson discusses the progress of several pitchers headed out to full-season affiliates.