Future Phillies VII
(Part seven in an eight-part series on young Phillies prospects, middle infielders. Last part: outfielders).
SS Donald, Jason . . . B-R, T-R . . . 6-1, 195 . . . Age 24 . . . Resides: Clovis, CA . . . Selected in 3rd round, 2006, out of U. of Arizona; signed by Therron Brockish . . . Three-year pro . . In-season and post-season EL All-Star with Reading Phillies, .307, 92 G, 19 2B, 14 HR, 54 RBI . . . Starting shortstop for USA in All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium . . . Leading hitter (.381) for USA team that won a Bronze Medal in the Summer Olympics . . . Finished second in the AFL with a .407 average; played short, third and second for Mesa club . . . Selected to the AFL All-Prospect Team . . . Received the 2008 Dernell Stenson Award for character and leadership in the AFL . . . Ranked as Phillies 4th best prospect in Phillies minor league system by Baseball America.
Scouting Report: “Heady ballplayer with excellent makeup. Puts bat on the ball to all fields. Will show some occasional power. Steady player. Primarily a shortstop, but played second and third in AFL.”
SS Galvis, Freddy . . . B-T: S-R . . . 5-10, 168 . . . 19 . . . Punto Fijo, VZ . . . Signed as an amateur free agent, 7/2/06, by Jesus Mendez . . . Two-year pro . . . SAL post-season All-Star with Lakewood, .238, 127 H, 12 2B, 3HR, 42 RBI, 58 SB.
Scouting Report: “An amazing fielder. Can’t put a number on how many runs he saved. Very good instincts for his age. Physically needs to get stronger. Bat needs work but he is very young.”
2B Garcia, Harold . . . B-T: S-R . . . 5-11, 188 . . . 22 . . . Maracaibo, Zulia, VZ . . . Signed as an amateur free agent, 9/4/04, by Jesus Mendez . . . Four-year pro . . . Spent summer with champion Gulf Coast League Phillies, .299, 50 G, 12 2B, 5 3B, 5 HR, 21 RBI, 17 SB.
Scouting Report: “Fell under .300 on last day. Hard-nosed, aggressive player. Above average runner. Made improvement defensively throughout the season.”
SS Hanzawa, Troy . . . B-T: R-R . . . 5-9, 144 . . . 23 . . . Wahiawa, HI . . . Selected in 16th round, 2008, out of San Diego State U.; signed by Darrell Connor . . . First-year pro . . . Debut at Williamsport, .297, 75 G, 19 2B, 31 RBI . . . In-season NYP League All-Star.
Scouting Report: “Very solid defensive player. Handles the bat well. Shows a little pop.”
2B-SS Harman, Brad . . . B-T: R-R . . . 6-1, 175 . . . 23 . . . Melbourne, Australia . . . Signed as an amateur free agent, 3/4/03, by Kevin Hooker . . . Five-year pro . . . Spent season in Reading, .210, 117 G, 16 2B, 17 HR, 56 RBI . . . Also appeared in 6 games with the Phillies (.100).
Scouting Report: “Shows good bat speed. Has power potential. Struggled most of the season at-bat. Needs work on approach to hitting.”
SS Hernandez, Fidel . . . B-T: R-R . . . 5-11, 180 . . . 23 . . . Puerto Ordaz, Boliver, AZ . . . Signed as an amateur free agent, 3/12/03, by Jesus Mendez . . . Six-year pro . . . Spent season at Clearwater, .256, 125 G, 22 2B, 38 RBI.
Scouting Report: “Plus arm, although erratic at times. Makes contact as a hitter but needs to continue working on that phase of his game.”
2B Mitchell, Derrick . . . B-T: R-R . . . 6-2, 185 . . . 22 . . . Paw Paw, MI . . . Selected in 23rd round, 2005, out of Paw Paw HS; signed by Bob Szymkowski . . . Spent season at Lakewood, .252, 115 G, 32 2B, 11 HR, 62 RBI.
Scouting Report: “Has some pop in his bat. Making the adjustment to second base. Needs to continue making adjustments at the plate.