The Philadelphia Phillies acquire Roy Oswalt

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 29 July 2010 at 4:26 pm

The Phillies have acquired 32-year old righty starting pitcher Roy Oswalt from the Astros for 27-year old lefty starting pitcher J.A. Happ, 19-year old lefty swinging outfielder Anthony Gose and 19-year old switch hitting shortstop Jonathan Villar. Oswalt has started 20 games for the Astros this season and he was 6-12 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. Oswalt has only given up 109 hits in 129 innings this season and he has whiffed 120 batters showing that he’s still on top of his game. Oswalt also has pinpoint control as he has only walked 34 batters this season. Oswalt has now pitched in 303 games (291 starts) in his ten years in the majors and he is 143-82 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. Oswalt has been to 3 All-Star Games in his major league career and he has been in the top five in voting for the N.L. Cy Young Award 5 times. J.A. Happ has started 3 games for the Phillies this year and he was 1-0 with a 1.76 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP. He pitched in 47 games (31 starts) in parts of four years with the Phillies and he is 14-5 with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. The Astros hope that he tightens up his control a bit as he has walked 84 batters in 217 career innings in the show. Anthony Gose was the Phillies’ #6 prospect heading into this season according to Baseball America. Gose has played in 103 games in A-ball this season and he is 110 of 418 (.263 avg, .710 OPS) with 67 runs scored, 4 homers, 20 RBIs and 36 stolen bases. Jonathan Villar was the Phillies’ #22 prospect heading into this season. Villar has played in 100 games in A-ball this season and he was 101 of 371 (.272 avg, .690 OPS) with 61 runs scored, 2 homers, 36 RBIs and 38 stolen bases. This was a outstanding trade for the Phillies as Oswalt gives them an amazing top three in the rotation with Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels.

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