Philadelphia Phillies prospects off to slow start in AFL


Mar 16, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; A general view of game action between the San Francisco Giants and the Cleveland Indians at Scottsdale Stadium. The Indians won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Several Philadelphia Phillies prospects have begun playing with the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.  So far, they’re off to a bit of a slow start.

The Scorpions are 3-2 early in the season and while the statistics for Philadelphia Phillies prospects come in a small sample size, they will very likely improve as the season progresses.

Adam Morgan: The southpaw pitcher has done well in just one appearance with the Scorpions so far.  He’s pitched one perfect inning out of the bullpen and recorded a strikeout.

Colton Murrary: The reliever has appeared in two AFL games so far, totaling four innings of work.  In that time he’s allowed two earned runs off three hits and a walk.  He owns a 4.50 ERA and has four strikeouts.

Ryan O’Sullivan: In his first start with Scottsdale, O’Sullivan was lit up  in a loss and he will have to work quickly to bring down his 23.14 ERA.  His start lasted just 2.1 innings and he allowed six earned runs on seven hits and plunked a batter.

Nefi Ogando: So far no Scorpions pitcher has more appearances than Ogando’s three.  He’s done rather well so far, as he is 1-0 with a save in four innings.  In that time he’s given up three hits and one earned run as well as a walk.  The righty has finished all three games he’s pitched in and has three AFL strikeouts to his name so far.

Ethan Stewart: Six strikeouts are currently a team-high for the Scorpions and that total belongs to Stewart, but so does a team-high five walks.  In 3.1 innings he is 0-0 with a 2.71 ERA after allowing a hit and two runs, just one of them earned.

Logan Moore: While not catching the previous five players mentioned, Moore has gone 1-for-6 at the plate with a walk.  In two games the catcher has one hit and has collected an RBI.

Roman Quinn: No Phillies prospect will have more eyes on him than Roman Quinn this fall.  So far the centerfielder is 2-for-15 in three games.  While his .133 batting average is not where it figures to be at the end of the fall, his speed has been on display.  Quinn has scored three runs and stolen three bases while getting caught once.  He’s also walked three times.

Scottsdale next plays Tuesday against the Mesa Solar Sox.