Name to remember as another potential example of Phillies unique mix of incompetence and bad luck in identifying and developing young players, Australian Curtis Mead - whom the Phillies traded for LHP Cristopher Sanchez - is putting up gaudy numbers (at Single-A) in the Rays organization. From today's Baseball America Prospect Report:
Curtis Mead, Low-A Charleston (Rays) — Mead, whom the Rays acquired from the Phillies in the 2019 offseason, has been a smashing success in Chucktown. On Thursday, he went 4-for-5 against Kannapolis with his 20th double of the season and his fifth and sixth home runs of the year. His .350 average is second only to the since-promoted Jordan Westburg in the Low-A East League.