Phillies Prospect Report: Joey Meneses Making Case for Call-Up

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PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 23: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 23: Roy Oswalt #44 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the NLCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /
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Arquimedes Gamboa, SS, Clearwater

There were some talks about Gamboa being a trade chip for the Phillies, but he had a poor last month or two. On June 12th, he was batting .274. Since June 12th, his average has dropped 57 percentage points down to .217

In his last five games, Gamboa is 1-19 with five strikeouts. To go along with the low average, his on base percentage is just .307. He only has 43 walks and has 90 strikeouts this year.

In today’s game, a shortstop needs to be able to contribute offensively. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in the power department, but Gamboa hasn’t brought much to the table offensively this year.

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Gamboa is just twenty, so his bat still has plenty of time to develop. We’ve seen it this year with other prospects like Cornelius Randolph. It takes awhile for the bat to mature and time is something that Gamboa definitely has.

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