Hawaiian infielder Keoni DeRenne holds the York Revolution record for career hits (357), runs (197), at-bats (1293), doubles (71), stolen bases (47), and walks (160), according to the York Daily Record. [Link]
In 10 minor league seasons, including time in the Braves,Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Red Sox organizations, he he’s a .268/.346/.358 hitter, reaching as high as Triple-A with Arizona in 2004 and 2005, and Boston in 2006. He’s spent the last three seasons in nearby York of the independent Atlantic League, hitting .289/.378/.358 with five homers and 18 stolen bases in 533 plate appearances, earning Revolution Player of the Year honors. Ninty-four of his games came at second and 40 at short. He’s not the world’s slickest fielder, registering 36 errors in ’08 and 20 in ’09, including 10 errors in 40 games at short.
Notes: I thought we'd see more Antonio Bastardo this spring, but so far, he's logged only one Grapefruit League inning, an inning less than both Sergio Escalona and Mike Zagurski. With J.C. Romero not expected back until mid-April, these are the pitchers the Phillies will be leaning on. Or perhaps not. Stay tuned. On the offensive side, it’s a good thing Chris Duffy was one of the guys who faced Brad Lidge’s live bullpen yesterday, just to shake off the cobwebs. Duffy, a non-roster invitee, has not appeared in a boxscore since the Florida State game. Beerleaguer favorite Tuffy Gosewisch is also MIA from the stat sheet.
Update: A reader informs us that Bastardo pitched two innings in Wednesday's B game. "In his first inning, he got the first two outs then gave up two hits before getting out of the inning with a strikeout. In the second inning, he got the first two outs then gave up three hits, the last one a double that scored a run, but thanks to a great relay, they nailed the second runner at the plate."