The Philadelphia Phillies call up Frank Herrmann

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 2:31 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 32-year old righty reliever Frank Herrmann.  Herrmann pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies earlier this year and he was 6-1 with a 1.72 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.  He gave up 24 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 31 batters in his 31 1/3 innings in AAA-ball this year, so he was impressive.  He earned his first call-up to the show since the 2012 season, when he was with the Cleveland Indians.  Herrmann has pitched in 95 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 4-1 with 1 save, a 4.26 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies send Elvis Araujo to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 2:23 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have sent 25-year old lefty reliever Elvis Araujo to AAA.  He has pitched in 32 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 2-1 with a 6.91 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP.  He has given up 36 hits (4 homers) and 17 walks while whiffing 29 batters in his first 27 1/3 innings for the Phillies this year, so he was wild and got hit pretty hard!  Araujo has now pitched in 72 games (0 starts) in his first two years for the Phillies and he is 4-2 with a 4.94 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  Araujo will probably get another chance with the Phillies when rosters expand next month.

Roman Quinn is getting closer to being called up by the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 11:39 am

23-year old switch-hitting OF/SS Roman Quinn came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #8 prospect according to Baseball America.  He has played in 61 games in Rookie+AA-ball so far this year and he is 76 of 246 (.309 avg) with 53 runs scored, 3 homers, 17 RBIs and 31 stolen bases.  Quinn has now played in 340 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 368 of 1,332 (.276 avg, .748 OPS) with 241 runs scored, 20 homers, 112 RBIs and 154 stolen bases.  Quinn will probably get his first shot at the show when rosters can expand to 40.

The Philadelphia Phillies are calling up Jake Thompson tomorrow

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 5 August 2016 at 5:16 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies are calling up 22-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Thompson to make his Major League debut against the San Diego Padres tomorrow night.  Thompson came into this season as the Phillies’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America.  He was part of the return the Phillies got last July in the deal that send Cole Hamels to the Rangers.  Thompson pitched in 21 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 11-5 with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.  He gave up 105 hits and 37 walks while whiffing 87 batters in his 129 2/3 innings in AAA-ball this year.  Thompson has now pitched in 94 games (92 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 36-22 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  The Phillies are hoping that Thompson will give them a building block for their starting rotation moving forward.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Jeanmar Gomez on paternity leave

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 6:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 28-year old righty closer Jeanmar Gomez on paternity leave.  Gomez has pitched in 47 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 3-2 with 27 saves, a 2.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 44 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his first 49 2/3 innings for the Phillies this year.  The Phillies have called up 27-year old righty reliever Michael Mariot to replace Gomez on the active roster.  Mariot has pitched in 32 games (2 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball so far this year and he is 1-3 with 1 save, a 3.76 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  Mariot has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (8/5/2016) – Jeanmar Gomez is back for the Phillies.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Phil Klein

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 6:34 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 27-year old righty reliever/starter Phil Klein.  Klein pitched in 8 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has also pitched in 16 games (5 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies and Rangers this year in which he is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 36 games (2 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.

UPDATE:  (8/4/2016) – Klein has been sent to AAA.  He started last night for the Phillies and he got a no decision.  He worked 5 innings allowing 8 hits, 4 runs (all earned) and 1 walk while whiffing 3 batters.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Aaron Nola on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 3 August 2016 at 6:28 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 23-year old righty starting pitcher Aaron Nola on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right elbow.  Nola has pitched in 20 games (all starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 6-9 with a 4.78 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.  He has given up 116 hits and 29 walks while whiffing 121 batters in his 111 innings pitched this year.  He has now pitched in 33 games (all starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 12-11 with a 4.29 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  The Phillies might be smart to just shut Nola down for the year as he is a big part of their future plans.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Peter Bourjos on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 28 July 2016 at 3:53 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed 29-year old righty swinging outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right shoulder.  Bourjos has played in 93 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 71 of 281 (.253 avg, .674 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 4 homers, 20 RBIs and 5 stolen bases.  To replace Bourjos on the active roster, the Phillies have activated 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Aaron Altherr off the 60-day D.L.  Altherr played in 13 games in Rookie+A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment this year and he was 14 of 41 (.341 avg, .944 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 1 homer, 6 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has played in 41 games in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 33 of 142 (.233 avg, .799 OPS) with 25 runs scored, 5 homers, 22 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Altherr is a guy the Phillies have high hopes for.

The Philadelphia Phillies release Edward Mujica

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 14 July 2016 at 12:27 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 32-year old righty reliever Edward Mujica, at his request.  He was a little irritated that the Phillies continued to pass him up when they needed a reliever.  Mujica pitched in 36 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies and he was 0-3 with 23 saves, a 3.69 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  Mujica has pitched in 494 games (4 starts) in his first 10 years in the show and he is 24-28 with 50 saves, a 3.85 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  He should have an easy time finding a new team.

J.P. Crawford is getting close to his first shot at the show for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 14 July 2016 at 12:23 pm

21-year old lefty swinging shortstop J.P. Crawford came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #1 prospect according to Baseball America.  Crawford has played in 83 games in AA+AAA-ball so far this year in the minors for the Phillies and he is 86 of 321 (.268 avg, .740 OPS) with 46 runs scored, 5 homers, 30 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Crawford has now played in 366 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 402 of 1,409 (.285 avg, .779 OPS) with 217 runs scored, 23 homers, 141 RBIs and 60 stolen bases.  He could be in Philly by August 1st, if the Phillies deal Freddy Galvis at the trade deadline.

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