With a steady mix of new pitchers rotating through the Phillies' club house recently, one can only wonder, "who is next?" Pitchers like Sergio Escalona, Tyler Walker, Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo and Andrew Carpenter have all made visits to the big league roster this season as call ups and fill-ins. One name that most phans are familiar with and likely expected to see in a Phillies uniform sooner than later is Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco, however, has been a considerable disappointment at the triple A level, going 1-7 with a 5.56 ERA, over 12 starts this season for Lehigh Valley. A name that could soon surpass Carrasco on the Phils' prospect list is lefty Joe Savery. Savery, a former top draft pick of the Phillies out of Rice University, is quickly mowing through double A opposition. He won his 8th game today for the Reading Phillies and lowered his ERA to 3.47. Savery has lost just one game in his 13 starts.
Phillies phans who don't live close enough to make the trip to Reading to see Philadelphia's budding talent might be interested to know that, as of know, the Reading rotation should have Joe Savery starting game 1 of a 4 game set in Trenton, against the Yankees affiliate Thunder, on Friday, June 26th. That projected pitching schedule is, of course, barring rain outs and other unforeseeable changes.
Your current Jimmy Rollins should be moved down in the order statistical update-
Rollins batting 1st in the batting order this season- 53 games, .200 avg. (49-for-245), 2 HR, 19 RBI, 31 runs scored, .236 OBP.
Rollins batting everywhere else in the batting order this season- 7 games, .409 avg. (9-for-22), 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 runs scored, .458 OBP.