Skip to main content

Bettencourt joins the ranks of Tommy John surgery patients

Trevor Bettencourt, image- Jay Floyd
HELP SUPPORT CONTENT LIKE THIS AND KEEP IT COMING ALL SEASON LONG BY BECOMING A PATRON!  Get early access to my material as well as EXCLUSIVE interviews- https://www.patreon.com/phoulballz

Add right-hander Trevor Bettencourt to the list of Phillies prospects that have undergone UCL reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) this year.  The 24-year-old went under the knife earlier this month and is expected to miss roughly a year while he recovers.

The California native appeared in two games with Double-A Reading this year before he was sidelined with elbow pain.  In his three years in the pro ranks, Bettencourt sports a 7-3 record with a 2.40 ERA and a .208 batting average against in 69 regular season appearances.

In 2017 Bettencourt participated in the prominent Arizona Fall League and last off-season he pitched in Puerto Rico.

Bettencourt, the Phillies' 25th round draft selection in 2016 out of UC Santa Barbara, was in a cast until this past Monday.  He will soon travel to the organization's complex in Clearwater, FL, where he will rehab and work toward recovery.

The list of Phils minor leaguers that have also undergone Tommy John surgery this season includes lefty Kyle Young and righty Ben Brown.

Another injured pitcher is on the mend and close to a return.  Right-hander Spencer Howard saw action on Thursday with the Phillies' rookie level Gulf Coast League West team.  In three innings of work, the 2017 second round pick allowed just one hit, walked one, did not allow a run and struck out five.

The 22-year-old, who has been sidelined due to shoulder soreness since April 23rd, threw 24 pitches and 20 of those were strikes.  According to a source, his fastball was in the 93-95 MPH range.

In four starts with Class A Advanced Clearwater this season, Howard notched a 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA with 30 strike outs and four walks in 20 innings.

Howard tossed a no-hitter in the playoffs last year with Class A Lakewood.  He was ranked as this outlet's top Phillies prospect entering this season.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Who is Your Favorite Willie 'Mays' Hayes?

PhoulBallz.com is wondering which individual who has portrayed Willie "Mays" Hayes is the favorite of the public. Hayes, of course, is the character made famous in the Major League motion picture series. In Major League , Willie "Mays" Hayes was portrayed by budding Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes, who would go on to action movie superstardom. Snipes has starred in major motion pictures like the Blade trilogy, Passenger 57 , Undisputed and many more. Snipes remains an impact Hollywood actor, despite legal troubles related to income tax evasion. Snipes was replaced for the sequel, Major League II when his busy career, and possibly the film's budget, would not allow him to return, by Omar Epps. Another budding actor, Epps had previously worked with director David S. Ward, on the film The Program , and landed the role of Hayes, who had become a Hollywood action star over the off-season that occured between the two films. Epps' career portraying athletes rol

LHP Brown speaks on recent release and his future

Aaron Brown, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Aaron Brown was released last Friday after nearly six years in the Phillies organization. Brown, the Phils' 3rd round draft selection in 2014 out of Pepperdine, was primarily an outfielder after turning pro.  A two-way player in college, Brown switched to pitching in 2017 after struggling on offense (.224/.313/.360) at the Double-A level. A dominant hurler in college, Brown posted a 13-1 record along with a 1.95 ERA in 17 starts in 2014.  A solid performer on the minor league mound as well, the California native notched a 5-4 record with a pair of saves, a 3.82 ERA along with an 11.0 K/9 mark in 45 relief appearances for the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils last season. With free agency on the horizo

Former Phils prospect Cozens stops looters in AZ

Dylan Cozens, image- Jay Floyd Please consider supporting my work and subscribe to  my Patreon page .  Your patronage will get you exclusive interviews and other prospect related material as well as early access to all of my other content such as this post.  Thank you. Last week, as he rang in his 26th birthday, Dylan Cozens wasn't celebrating.  Instead, he took to the streets in the midst of rioting to protect local businesses in his native Scottsdale, AZ. After 1:00 AM, Cozens, a former Phillies outfield prospect and current Rays minor leaguer, caught a glimpse of some rowdy happening on Facebook Live.  Posts showed violence and thievery and the former second round draft selection wasn't going to let it continue.  "When I saw what they were doing and the reason behind it, I decided to try and stop it because it wasn't right. It had nothing to do with Black Lives Matter.  It was a hate crime to go and try to destroy businesses and loot and hurt peopl