Its getting towards a time where the starting pitching is very exciting to watch every day, and a number of high draft picks are working their way through the system. Next on the schedule is the bullpen, with a look at Lehigh Valley and Reading towards the end of the week, followed by Clearwater and Lakewood over next weekend.
Scott Elarton, 36, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 8 starts; 5-1 with 2.06 ERA; 43.2IP 34H 14BB 24K; 0.61 GO/AO; .217 opp. avg., 3 HR allowed, .271 vs. LH, .184 vs. RH, .125 with RISP. 1.10 WHIP; 2.9BB/4.9K per nine. Has been simply outstanding. Hoping he gets a Rich Thompson like opportunity.
Dave Bush, 32, Re-Signed as a free agent in 2012; 8 starts, 3-3 with a 3.30 ERA; 43.2IP 46H 8BB 26K; 1.54 GO/AO; .269 opp. avg., 1 HR allowed, .205 vs. LH, .330 vs. RH, .193 with RISP, 1.23 WHIP, 1.6bb/5.3K per nine. Bush has been consistent without being overpowering.
Tyler Cloyd, 25, Phils 18th round pick in 2008, 9 starts, 7-1 with a 1.89 ERA; 57IP 39H 10BB 36K; 3 HR allowed; 1.25 GO/AO; .197 opp. avg.; 0.86 whip; 1.5bb/5.7K per nine; .175 vs. LH, .152 vs. RH, .143 with RISP. Cloyd has clearly benefited from his Fall League experience. His start yesterday was his lone poor start this year, with each of his others bordering on dominating.
Austin Hyatt, 26, Phils 15th round pick in 2009; 9 starts; 2-5 with a 5.52ERA; 45.2IP 51H 20BB 30K; 7 HR allowed; .285 opp avg., 0.52 GO/AO; 1.55 WHIP; .282 vs. LH, .287 vs. RH, .333 with RISP,3.9BB/5.9K per nine. 0-3 with a 8.69 ERA in 4 May starts. Started well but has been simply awful in May, looking like a different pitcher.
Pat Misch, 30, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 8 starts, 3-5 with a 5.35 ERA,38.2IP 44H 12BB 25K; 2.10 Go/AO, .284 opp avg., .194 vs. LH, .311 vs. RH, .258 with RISP, 7 HR allowed, 1.45 WHIP; 2.8BB/5.8K per nine; Misch has been pretty consistently bad but for his last start. I would think his rotation and possibly roster pot may be in jeopardy if his performance doesn’t become more consistent.
Tom Cochran, 29, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 5 starts; 5-1 with a 5.64 ERA; 22.1IP 22H 13BB 21K; 0.47 GO/AO; .253 opp. avg., .111 vs. LHP, .290 vs. RHP, .259 with RISP; 1.57 WHIP; 5.2BB/8.7K per nine; Has missed the last 3 plus weeks on the DL with arm issues.
Trevor May, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2008; 8 starts, 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA; 46.1IP 32h 20BB 48K 0HR allowed; 0.83 GO/AO; .196 opp. avg., 1.12 WHIP; 3.8bb/9.3K per nine, .206 vs. LH, .190 vs. RH, .250 with RISP. While having some minor control issues, May has done exactly what has been asked, pitching like the #1 prospect that he is.
David Buchanan, 23,Phils 7th round pick in 2010; 8 starts, 1-5 with a 5.24 ERA; 46.1IP 45H 15BB 28K; 7 HR allowed; 1.28 GO/AO; .278 opp. avg, .342 vs. LH, .233 vs. RH, .217 with RISP, 0-4 with a 8.86 ERA in 4 May Starts; 1.29 WHIP; 2.9bb/5.4 K per nine. Buchanan was excellent early on but has been getting crushed in his last several starts most specifically by lefties.
Drew Naylor, 25, Signed as a free agent in 2005; 3 starts, 2-1 with a 6.60 ERA; 15IP 19H 7BB 10K; 3 HR allowed; 1.27 GO/AO; .306 opp. avg., Just came off the DL after missing the last year recovering from Tommy John surgery. Working his way back and it will take some time.
Jon Pettibone, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2008; 9 starts, 3-4 with a 3.59 ERA; 52.2IP 62H 18BB 33K; 3 HR allowed; 1.28 GO/AO; .298 opp. avg., .206 vs. LH, .338 vs. RH, .302 with RISP, 1.53 WHIP; 3.0bb/5.6K per nine. Pettibone has been slightly better than ok, with some peripherals that need work. He has been hit around pretty good by right handed hitters, but much room for growth for the youngster making the big jump to AA.
Julio Rodriguez, 21, Phils 8th round pick in 2008; 8 starts, 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA; 43IP 35H 20BB 39K; 0.48 GO/AO; .219 Opp avg., 1.28 WHIP; .210 vs. LH, .224 vs. RH, .143 with RISP,4.2BB/8.2K rate per nine. Has not given up an earned run in 23 May innings. While not overpowering, Rodriguez simply knows how to pitch, keeping hitters off balance. His stats with RISP say it all.
Jesse Biddle, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2010; 8 starts, 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA; 36.1IP 34H 14BB 40k; 3 HR allowed; 1.27 GO/AO; .241 opp. avg., 1.34 WHIP; 3.9bb/9.9K per nine; .213 vs. LH, .255 vs. RH, .297 with RISP.2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 4 May starts. After an awful April, Biddle has been excellent in May.
Brody Colvin, 21, Phils 7th round pick in 2009; 8 starts, 2-3 with a 5.31 ERA; 40.2IP 43H 25BB 31K; 1.24 GO/AO; .281 opp. avg., .227 vs. LH, .322 vs. RH, .293 with RISP, 4 HR allowed, 1.67 WHIP; 5.5BB/6.9K per nine. Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the season in the early going. Control has been awful, leading to a ton of baserunners.
Perci Garner, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2010; 8 starts, 1-3 with a 5.35 ERA; 38.2IP 39H 26BB 27K; 1 HR allowed, 1.50 GO/AO; .267 opp. avg., .284 vs. LH, .254 vs. RH, .233 with RISP, 1.68 WHIP; 6.1BB/6.1K per nine; Walking way too many hitters running up high pitch counts early in games. Curtailed by injured last year, Garner has not shown much this year.
Adam Morgan, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2011; 9 starts, 2-4 with a 3.63 ERA; 52IP 44H 19BB 64K; 3 HR allowed; 0.67 GO/AO; .234 opp. avg., 1.21 WHIP; 3.3bb/11.1K; .261 vs. LH, .218 vs. RH, .275 with RISP; Morgan has generally pitched very well with some nasty stuff when he is on. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Reading come late July.
Austin Wright, 22, Phils 8th round pick in 2011 draft; 8 games, 5-0 with a 3.42ERA; 47.1IP 39H 21BB 51K; .102 GO/AO; .224 opp avg, 1.27 WHIP; .177 vs. LH, .250 v. RH, .279 with RISP, 4.0bb/9.7K per nine, 2-0 with a 4.44 ERA in 4 May starts. Wright has dominated at times, and generally pitched very well. Promotion candidate come late July if he keeps it up.
Kenny Giles, 21; Phils 7th round pick in 2011; 9 games (4 starts); 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA; 27IP 26H 18BB 29K; 0.59 GO/AO; .248 opp. avg., 2 HR allowed, .255 vs. LH, .241 vs. RH, .219 with RISP, 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA as a starter thus far. 1.63 WHIP; 6.7BB/9.7K per nine. Giles just began receiving starts at the beginning of the month. Has struggled with his control but has good stuff. More is expected out of him.
Ervis Manzanillo, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 7 starts, 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA; 30IP 47H 15BB 18K; 1.09 GO/AO; .351 opp. avg., 2.10 WHIP; 4.5BB/6.0K per nine; .271 vs. LH, .295 vs. RH, .346 with RISP. Manzanillo rarely anything more than mediocre prior to his DL stint that began 5/11.
Colin Klevan, 21, Phils 33rd round pick in 2009; 8 starts, 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA; 42.2IP 38H 20BB 39K; 1.12 GO/AO; .230 opp avg., .247 vs. LH, .217 vs. RH, .244 with RISP, 1.36 WHIP, 4.2BB/8.3K per nine. Klevan has been a nice surprise, throwing well in the first 7 weeks on the season.
Lino Martinez, 19, Signed as a free agent in 2009; 9 starts, 3-2 with a 6.15 ERA; 45.1IP 44H 27BB 26K; 5 HR allowed; 0.76 GO/AO; .244 opp. avg., .236 vs. LH, .250 vs. RH, .260 with RISP; 1.56 WHIP; 5.4bb/5.3K per nine; 1-1 with a 4.29 ERA in 4 May starts. Martinez was victimized by an early start where he gave up 12 earned runs. Take that out, and he has been okay. The 19 year old has some promise.
Ethan Stewart, 21, Phils 47th round pick in 2010; 8 starts; 0-4 with a 3.40 ERA; 42.1IP 31H 24BB 32K; 1 HR allowed; 0.96 GO/AO; .205 opp. avg., .224 vs. LH, .196 vs. RH, .154 with RISP, 1.30 WHIP; 5.1BB/6.8K per nine; Stewart has been very, very good. Better control is needed but really bot much to complain about, especially in light of where he was drafted. A good find.
Mario Hollands, 23, Phils 10th round pick in 2010; 6 games (1 start); 0-1 with a 5.27 ERA; 13.2IP 15H 6BB 17K; 0.83 GO/AO; .283 opp. avg., 4.0bb/11.2K per nine, .188 vs. LH, .324 vs. RH, .353 with RISP. Hollands should be dominating at this level and is not. He just joined the rotation with Manzanillo moving to the DL.