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July 17, 2021 04:08 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Shut down with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina was placed on the 7-day injured list July 2 by Triple-A Lehigh Valley for an unspecified issue, Tom Housenick of The Allentown Morning Call reports.

The 24-year-old right-hander posted a 5.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 10 starts before he was shut down with the injury. Even if he had avoided the setback, Medina wasn't in position to receive a call-up to the big leagues at any point in the near future.

March 28, 2021 03:08 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Seen as rotation depth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina is viewed as one of the Phillies' top options for rotation depth, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Medina was one of the Phillies' top pitching prospects in the not too distant past, but his stock took a significant hit after a poor season at the Double-A level in 2019 in which he struggled to a 4.94 ERA while striking out just 17.5 percent of opposing batters. He made his major-league debut with a single spot start last season but will begin this year with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Vince Velasquez will begin the year in the big-league bullpen and will be the primary option for a spot start, but Medina could be right behind him, as Spencer Howard (back) is expected to work in a multi-inning relief role early in the year once he gets healthy.

March 13, 2021 11:36 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Reassigned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina was reassigned to minor-league camp Saturday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Medina made two appearances (one start) early in spring training and allowed one hit and no walks while striking out one over two scoreless innings for the Phillies. The right-hander will now shift his focus toward preparing for the minor-league season.

September 21, 2020 03:32 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Sent back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina was optioned to the Phillies' alternate training site Monday.

Medina made his major-league debut Sunday and was charged with a loss against the Blue Jays. It's unclear whether he could make another appearance on the active roster prior to the end of the regular season, but the 23-year-old displayed some promise in his first outing in the majors.

September 21, 2020 01:08 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Takes loss in MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over four innings Sunday, striking out four and taking the loss against Toronto.

Despite being handed a loss in his MLB debut, Medina showed some flashes of promise. After allowing two runs in the first inning, he loaded the bases with one out in the second but escaped unscathed before cruising through two perfect innings to end his outing. If he gets another turn in the rotation before the season ends, expect Medina to face the Rays on the road next weekend.

September 20, 2020 01:20 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Callup official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies recalled Medina from their alternate training site ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Philadelphia demoted outfielder Mickey Moniak to the alternate site to create room on the active roster for Medina, who will be making his MLB debut Sunday. The Phillies likely would have preferred to delay Medina's move to the big leagues until 2021, but injuries to rotation members Jake Arrieta (hamstring) and Spencer Howard (shoulder) have created a need for the 23-year-old. He spent most of the 2019 campaign at Double-A Reading, posting a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 82:41 K:BB in 105.2 innings.

September 19, 2020 09:56 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Set for big-league debut Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina will be called up from the alternate training site to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Phillies are in need of rotation pieces with Spencer Howard (shoulder) and Jake Arrieta (hamstring) injured, so Medina will be promoted for his major-league debut. The 23-year-old spent 2019 at Double-A Reading and posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 82:41 K:BB across 105.2 innings.

July 29, 2020 01:12 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Gets spot in roster pool
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The Phillies added Medina to the 60-man roster pool Wednesday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Medina was likely to open the season as a member of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley rotation, but that didn't come to fruition after the 2020 minor-league campaign was cancelled earlier this summer. As a result, Medina will now report to the Phillies' alternate training site in Lehigh Valley, where he'll be able to regularly face live hitters in simulated games and batting practice sessions. He'll also be an option to join the big club at some point in 2020 if the Phillies are short on rotation arms or relief options for whatever reason.

March 27, 2020 06:08 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Not close to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina made just two Grapefruit League appearances this spring before being sent to minor-league camp in early March.

The Phillies didn't appear to be treating Medina as if he was close to earning a big-league roster spot. That's no surprise, as the 23-year-old's numbers backed up last season in a full campaign for Double-A Reading. His ERA slipped to 4.94, while his strikeout rate plummeted from 26.1 percent to 17.5 percent. He'll have to show considerable improvement in the minors this season if he's to recapture his former prospect pedigree.

June 19, 2019 01:44 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Not in line for promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Gabe Kapler ruled out Medina as a candidate to join the big-league rotation when a fifth starter is required again Saturday versus the Marlins, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

With Jerad Eickhoff's homer-prone ways resulting in him losing his rotation spot before he was moved to the injured list Monday with biceps tendinitis, the Phillies are short on appealing alternatives. Though he's regarded as the Phillies' top pitching prospect in the upper rungs of the minors, Medina apparently isn't viewed as a potential solution at the big-league level just yet. Even if his MLB debut isn't imminent, Medina could at least make the jump to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the near future after going 6-0 with a 1.03 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over his last six starts with Double-A Reading.

March 9, 2019 05:48 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Optioned to Reading
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Medina was optioned to Double-A Reading on Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

The 22-year-old spent the start of spring with the big-league club but was never a candidate for a roster spot, as he's yet to pitch above High-A. He'll move up a level this season after posting a 4.12 ERA with strong peripherals (a 26.1 percent strikeout rate, 7.6 percent walk rate and 50.2 percent groundball rate) for High-A Clearwater last season.

November 21, 2018 10:48 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Contract purchased
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina's contract was selected by the Phillies on Tuesday.

Medina hasn't made it past High-A ball in his young professional career, but the Phillies clearly see potential in the 21-year-old right-hander and have added him to the 40-man roster to shield him from the Rule 5 draft. He figures to begin the 2019 campaign at Double-A Reading.

September 19, 2018 02:08 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Finishes season with mixed results
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina had an up-and-down season with High-A Clearwater, failing to go beyond the third inning on five occasions but allowing one run or fewer 10 times, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

Medina's 4.12 ERA for Clearwater was over a run higher than the 3.01 ERA he recorded in 2017 for High-A Lakewood, but the underlying numbers were nearly identical. His strikeout and walk rates fell negligibly from 26.3 percent and 7.7 percent respectively to 26.1 percent and 7.6 percent, while his groundball rate rose slightly from 48.1 percent to 50.2 percent. It's encouraging to see the 21-year-old maintain his performance level as he climbs up the minors, and he'll look to do the same next season at Double-A Reading. Medina has yet to receive a mid-season promotion so far in his professional career, so his MLB debut likely won't come until 2020.

July 23, 2018 12:56 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Ties career best with 12 strikeouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out 12 for High-A Clearwater in its 2-1 win over Florida on Saturday. He gave up two base hits and issued no walks in the 90-pitch outing.

Believed to be one of the main prospects the Phillies made available to the Orioles in a potential Manny Machado trade, Medina ultimately remained with Philadelphia when Baltimore shipped its star shortstop to Los Angeles after the All-Star Game. Medina's outing Saturday at least demonstrated why he was a worthy centerpiece in a trade for one of baseball's top stars, as he displayed impeccable command with all three of his pitches while tying his career high in strikeouts. The 20-year-old retired the final 17 batters he faced en route to lowering his ERA to 4.48 over 78.1 innings in the Florida State League.

June 15, 2018 12:32 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Heating up at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina has allowed just three earned runs in his last four starts for High-A Clearwater.

Over that same stretch, the 21-year-old righty has struck out 22 batters while walking just five. His slow start to the season means his ERA still sits at a mediocre 4.27, and his strikeout rate is a pedestrian 19.7 percent after it had spiked up to 26.3 percent with Low-A Lakewood last season.

April 5, 2018 12:56 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Opens at High-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina will open the season at High-A Clearwater,'s Jonathan Mayo reports.

This was fully anticipated, as Medina carved up Low-A hitters over 119.2 innings in 2017. He is the Phillies' second-best pitching prospect behind Sixto Sanchez, and has a chance to have three plus pitches and plus command. Medina should be owned in the vast majority of dynasty leagues. He could push for a promotion to Double-A this summer.

July 17, 2017 01:56 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Making improvements to offspeed pitches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina credits his improved strikeout rate this season to a combination of attacking the zone more and changes he made to his slider late last season, Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Medina mostly threw a loopy curveball as his offspeed pitch last season when he struck out just 34 batters in 64.2 innings for short season Williamsport. He has used his slider, which is more of a slurve, this season in addition to his curveball, and Medina's struck out 97 batters in 81.1 innings at Low-A Lakewood. Pitching coach Brian Sweeney said Medina still has room for improvement with his slider, "He has a great break to it. But it's 82 [mph] max. With the arm speed he has, he could throw it at 88. Then it'll be devastating." The 20-year-old is yet another high-upside arm in the low minors of the Phillies' farm system and should be on the radar for dynasty-league owners.

June 20, 2017 06:00 PM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Missing bats at Low-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Medina, 20, has a 3.13 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 75:23 K:BB in 60.1 innings at Low-A Lakewood.

He may not have pinpoint command just yet, but Medina is striking hitters out at a 28.7 percent clip after notching just a 12.8 percent mark last year in short-season ball. Few pitching prospects have improved their dynasty league stock as much as Medina has this season. He has one of the best changeups in the lower levels of the minors and also has the potential for a plus fastball and plus breaking ball when he reaches the big leagues in two or three years.

April 22, 2017 10:48 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Strikes out 10 on Friday
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Medina tossed seven scoreless innings for Low-A Lakewood on Friday. He allowed five hits while striking out 10 and walking just one.

Medina's strikeout rate was pedestrian in short-season ball last year, but he's made a significant improvement early this season with a 9.5 K/9 through his first three starts. His fastball sits in the 90-95 mph range, but his secondary stuff had been lacking. Improved off-speed pitches could be fueling his improved strikeout rate, which bodes well for his future.

June 28, 2016 10:58 AM
Phillies' Adonis Medina: Flirts with no-hitter for Short Season Williamsport
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Medina allowed just one hit while striking out four and walking one in 8.1 innings for short-season Class A Williamsport on Monday.

Medina, 19, was making his third start of the season after beginning the year in extended spring training. He was flirting with a no-hitter before giving up a hit with one out in the ninth inning Monday. Medina has yet to allow a run this season and has given up just six hits in 21 innings while striking out nine and walking six.

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2014R-Dsl Phillies 26.11120231224221.380.996
2015R-Gcl Phillies 45.110803203512422.991.197
2016ASX-Williamsport Crosscu 64.2131305303424472.941.106
2017AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws119.222220490133391033.021.191
2018AFA-Clearwater Threshers111.1222111040123361034.131.251
2019AAX-Reading Fightin Phil105.22221077082411034.961.369

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