The Philadelphia Phillies call up Severino Gonzalez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 17 June 2016 at 6:13 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 23-year old righty reliever Severino Gonzalez.  Gonzalez pitched in 19 games (1 start) in AA+AAA-ball this year and he was 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  He got his first taste of the show last year with the Phillies and it didn’t go too well at all.  Gonzalez pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Phillies last year and he was 3-3 with a 7.92 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.  He gave up 44 hits (5 homers) and 7 walks while whiffing 28 batters in his 30 2/3 innings last year.  The Phillies hope that Gonzalez is better this time around for them.

The Philadelphia Phillies send Colton Murray to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 17 June 2016 at 7:38 am

The Philadelphia Phillies have sent 26-year old righty reliever Colton Murray to AAA.  Murray has pitched in 17 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this year and he is 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.  Murray has now pitched in 25 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Phillies and he is 0-2 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.  Murray will likely get another shot with the Phillies later on in 2016.

Alec Asher of the Philadelphia Phillies gets suspended for 80 games

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 16 June 2016 at 5:04 pm

24-year old righty starting pitcher Alec Asher of the Philadelphia Phillies has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for PEDs.  Asher pitched in 8 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP.  Asher got his first taste of the majors last year and it didn’t go too well at all!  Asher pitched in 7 games (all starts) for the Phillies last year and he was 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP.  He gave up 42 hits (8 homers) and 10 walks while whiffing 16 batters in 29 innings for the Phillies last year, so he got hit really, really hard last year!  Asher really blew it as the Phillies would likely have called him up later this year.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Zach Eflin

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 8:11 am

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 22-year old righty starting pitcher Zach Eflin.  Eflin came into this season as the Phillies’ #13 prospect according to Baseball America.  Eflin pitched in 11 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 5-2 with a 2.90 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP.  Eflin gave up 49 hits and 11 walks while whiffing 55 batters in his first 68 1/3 innings in the minors this year, which are pretty impressive numbers.  Eflin has pitched in 84 games (83 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 30-22 with a 3.41 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  This will be his first shot at pitching in the show.  29-year old righty reliever Luis Garcia was sent to AAA to make a roster spot for Eflin.  Garcia has pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the Phillies so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.

Will Venable opts out of his minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 11 June 2016 at 9:09 pm

33-year old lefty swinging outfielder Will Venable has opted out of his minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.  He played in 41 games in AAA-ball for the Phillies this year and he was 26 of 127 (.205 avg, .611 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 19 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Venable has played in 955 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 706 of 2,818 (.251 avg, .722 OPS) with 376 runs scored, 81 homers, 307 RBIs and 135 stolen bases.  Venable could be nearing the end of his career.

The Philadelphia Phillies call up Luis Garcia

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 10 June 2016 at 12:16 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have called up 29-year old righty reliever Luis Garcia.  Garcia pitched in 1 game (0 starts) earlier this year for the Phillies and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.  Garcia has also pitched in 21 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies in which he is 3-1 with 1 save, a 2.77 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Garcia has now pitched in 110 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the Phillies and he is 6-7 with 2 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP.

Adonis Medina is looking good in the minors for the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 7:10 am

19-year old righty starting pitched Adonis Medina came into this season as the Philadelphia Phillies‘ #9 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 10 games (8 starts) in Rookie ball last year and he was 3-2 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.  He has given up 42 hits and 12 walks while whiffing 35 batters in his first 45 1/3 innings so far this year.  Medina has now pitched in 21 games (10 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 5-5 with 1 save, a 2.39 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  The Phillies are not going to rush Medina.

The Philadelphia Phillies activate Mario Hollands off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 4:58 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated 27-year old lefty reliever Mario Hollands off the D.L.  Hollands had Tommy John surgery in April of 2015.  He has pitched in 8 games (0 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment this year and he was 0-0 with a 1.46 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.  His only Major League experience came back in 2014 for the Phillies, when he worked in 40 games (0 starts) in which he was 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.

The Philadelphia Phillies activate Cody Asche off the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 4:52 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated 25-year old lefty swinging OF/3B Cody Asche off the D.L.  Asche played in 15 games in A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment this year and he was 10 for 59 (.169 avg, .629 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 4 homers and 8 RBIs.  He has played in 300 games in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 242 of 984 (.246 avg, .693 OPS) with 102 runs scored, 27 homers, 107 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  This is good news for the Phillies as they need outfield help and Asche should be able to give them a boost there.

The Philadelphia Phillies have released Bobby LaFromboise

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 2 June 2016 at 12:54 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have released 29-year old lefty reliever Bobby LaFromboise.  LaFromboise pitched in 13 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Phillies and he was 1-3 with a 5.94 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP.  He has pitched in 27 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 0-1 with a 3.63 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Phillies moving forward.

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