Monday, June 15, 2009

Who's Next?

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.

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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.

BallHype: hype it up!

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I've always been a fan of Savery for some reason. He was also a pretty good hitter in college.

Jay Ballz said...

The reality of it all is that Savery could be a guy who never plays in the majors for the Phils...but will excel some place else, like Josh Outman is doing in Oakland.

Joe Savery could very well be building his return value up, and I am sure the front office is loving his output thus far.