Patience paid off for the Philadelphia Phillies with Darren Daulton

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 10:32 am

Lefty swinging catcher Darren Daulton didn’t show much in his first 8 years with the Philadelphia Phillies (except in 1990)….but the patience they showed in him started to pay off in 1992.  He played in 145 games for the Phillies in 1992 and he was 131 of 485 (.270 avg, .908 OPS) with 80 runs scored, 27 homers, a National League leading 109 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 88 walks.  He was an All-Star, won a Silver Slugger Award and he finished 6th in the voting for the MVP Award in 1992.  He followed the 1992 season with a huge 1993 season!  In 1993, Daulton played in 147 games for the Phillies in which he was 131 of 510 (.257 avg, .875 OPS) with 90 runs scored, 24 homers, 105 RBIs, 5 stolen bases and 117 walks!  He was an All-Star in 1993 and he finished 7th in the voting for the MVP Award!  Daulton also played in 12 games in the post-season for the Phillies in 1993 and he was 10 for 42 (.238 avg) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs.  The Phillies lost the World Series in six games to the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993.  Daulton also made the All-Star team in 1995 for the Phillies.  Daulton played in 1,109 games in his 14 years with the Phillies and he was 858 of 3,504 (.245 avg, .783 OPS) with 489 runs scored, 134 homers, 567 RBIs and 48 stolen bases.  Daulton is still #16 in Phillies’ history with his 134 homers.  He is also still #30 in games played (1,109), tied for 42nd in OBP (.357), tied for #50 in SLG (.427), #45 in OPS (.783), #39 in runs scored (489), #32 in doubles (189), #26 in RBIs (567) and #12 in walks (607) in Phillies’ history!

Aaron Nola is turning into the Philadelphia Phillies’ ace

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 30 May 2016 at 11:23 am

22-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Nola is turning into the ace of the starting rotation for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Nola has pitched in 10 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 4-3 with a 2.86 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.  He has given up 49 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 70 batters in his first 66 innings this year for the Phillies!  Nola has now pitched in 23 games (all starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 10-5 with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.  It looks like Nola is going to be a true #1 starter that the Phillies can build a rotation around.

The Philadelphia Phillies release Alfredo Marte

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 5:41 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Alfredo Marte.  Marte played in 12 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles and Phillies this year and he was 5 for 36 (.139 avg, .301 OPS) with 1 run scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Marte has played in 71 games in his first three years in the show and he is 28 of 155 (.181 avg, .532 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

Jeremy Hellickson is off to a good start for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 23 May 2016 at 9:41 am

When the Philadelphia Phillies traded for 29-year old righty starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, they were expecting him to not only pitch well….but to serve as a good example for the younger starting pitchers on the team.  He is doing both things well right now.  Hellickson has pitched in 9 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.  He has given up 49 hits (9 homers) and 13 walks while whiffing 50 batters in his first 49 2/3 innings this year!  Hellickson has now pitched in 151 games (144 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 53-50 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Ryan Jackson to the Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 3:37 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have dealt 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson to the Angels for cash considerations.  Jackson played in 30 games in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 18 for 84 (.214 avg, .585 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Jackson has played in 42 games in his first three years in the show and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  This is no loss for the Phillies, so they did good to get something for Jackson.

Dylan Cozens is hitting well in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8:26 am

21-year old lefty swinging outfielder Dylan Cozens came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #16 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cozens has played in 36 games in A-ball so far this year and he is 39 of 136 (.287 avg, .949 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 10 homers, 26 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.  Cozens has now played in 397 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 391 of 1,471 (.266 avg, .775 OPS) with 227 runs scored, 48 homers, 206 RBIs and 71 stolen bases.  With the way the Phillies’ outfielders are hitting right now, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them call up Cozens later on this year.

Freddy Galvis is playing pretty well for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8:12 am

The Philadelphia Phillies aren’t scoring many runs this year, but 26-year old switch-hitting SS Freddy Galvis is doing his part so far this year.  He has played in 38 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 34 of 143 (.238 avg, .636 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers, 17 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Galvis is second on the Phillies in runs scored and he is tied for 3rd in homers, tied for second in RBIs and he is tied for second in stolen bases.  Galvis has now played in 360 games in his first five years with the Phillies and he is 293 of 1,216 (.241 avg, .634 OPS) with 118 runs scored, 24 homers, 122 RBIs and 14 stolen bases.  Galvis is not one of the best shortstops in the National League by any means, but he is an important player for the Phillies right now.

The Philadelphia Phillies release J.P. Arencibia

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 16 May 2016 at 12:47 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 30-year old righty swinging catcher J.P. Arencibia at his request.  Arencibia played in 12 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 8 for 48 (.167 avg, .437 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.  He has now played in 467 games in his first six years in the majors and he is 333 of 1,573 (.212 avg, .670 OPS) with 169 runs scored, 80 homers, 245 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  The Phillies won’t miss Arencibia moving forward.

The Philadelphia Phillies send Darin Ruf to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 2:26 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have sent 29-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Darin Ruf to AAA.  Ruf played in 31 games for the Phillies this year and he was 9 for 57 (.158 avg, .399 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Ruf has now played in 274 games in his first five years with the Phillies and he is 169 of 711 (.238 avg, .739 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 32 homers, 90 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Ruf will have to play well in AAA-ball to get another shot in 2016 with the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Tommy Joseph

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 13 May 2016 at 11:13 am

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 24-year old righty swinging 1B Tommy Joseph from AAA.  Joseph played in 27 games in AAA-ball this year and he was 33 of 95 (.347 avg, .981 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 6 homers and 17 RBIs.  He has now played in 500 games in his seven years in the minors and he is 467 of 1,869 (.255 avg, .733 OPS) with 211 runs scored, 69 homers, 292 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Joseph will move right into a platoon at 1B with Ryan Howard.  This could cost 29-year old righty swinging 1B/OF Darin Ruf his roster spot.  He has played in 31 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is only 9 of 57 (.158 avg, .399 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.

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