Category Archives: Clearwater Threshers

Minor League manager’s offices all filled

The Phillies rounded out the main pieces in their player development system with the announcement of minor league managers. Last week, Ryne Sandberg joined the fold to take over for Dave Huppert at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Another former Phillie, Mickey Morandini – can’t type that name without hearing Harry The K say it – will take over at Williamsport in the short-season New York-Penn League this season.
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Hyatt gets Florida State League honor

Austin Hyatt, who started the season with Clearwater before being promoted to AA Reading on August 10, has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year.

Hyatt made 21 starts for Clearwater, posting an 11-5, 3.04 mark before moving to Reading where he has made four more starts and posted a 4.91 ERA with the R-Phils. Between Clearwater and Reading, Hyatt has pitched 146 1/3 innings and has a total of 178 strikeouts to his credit (10.9 per nine innings).

The 24 year-old Hyatt was a 15th round pick by the Phillies in the 2009 Draft.