A look st Starting Pitchers in the top half of the organization. The lower half (Lakewood, Williamsport, and GCL) will come next week.
Tyler Cloyd, 25, Phils 18th round pick in 2008; 15 starts; 10-1 with a 2.07 ERA between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 95.2IP 72H 18BB 67K; 6 HR allowed; 1.17GO/AO; .207 opp. avg., .248 vs. LH, .165 vs. RH, .205 with RISP;0.94 WHIP; 1.7BB/6.3K per nine; 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 4 June starts. Cloyd has been the most impressive pitcher in the organization this year, going 6 or more innings in 14 of his 15 starts. He has been consistently excellent some real consideration should be given to a callup before the end of the year.
Tom Cochran, 29, SIgned as a free agent in 2012; 12 games (10 starts); 5-1 with a 3.53 ERA; 51IP 41H 29BB 41K; 2 HR allowed; 0.73 GO/AO; .224 opp. avg; .213 vs. LH, .228 vs. RH; .231 with RISP.1.37 WHIP; 5.1bb/7.2K per nine. Cochran missed 3 starts recovering from a shoulder issue but has pitched very well for Lehigh Valley with the caveat that 5 walks per nine will begin catching up with him.
Scott Elarton, 36, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 15 starts; 5-5 with a 4.44 ERA; 79IP 85H 30BB 52K; 8 HR allowed; 1.46 WHIP; 0.75 GO?AO: .276 opp. avg., .301 vs. LH, .256 vs. RH, .244 with RISP; 3.4BB/5.9K per nine; 0-3 with a 6.41 ERA in 5 June starts. Elarton started off very well but has been getting hit around lately and with his advanced age, could easily be let go if the Phils want to call up a Pettibone or Rodriguez from Reading late in the year.
Pat Misch, 30, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 16 starts; 5-9 with a 4.24 ERA; 85IP 90H 25BB 61K; 11HR allowed; 1.83 GO/AO; .268 opp. avg., 1.35 WHIP; 2.6BB/6.1K per nine; .228 vs. LH, .284 vs RH, .215 with RISP. 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA in 5 June starts. Has pitched well as of late after a lousy start of the season.
Matt Wright, 30, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 4 starts, 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA; 19.1IP 13H 6BB 14K; 1.49 GO/AO; .194 opp. avg. Wright has pitched well since recently joining Lehigh Valley from Sugar Land of the Atlantic League. Unfortunately, he left last nights start with shoulder pain and is expected to miss at least his next start.
Trevor May, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2008; 15 starts; 6-6 with a 4.97 ERA; 79.2IP 77H 33BB 86K; 11 HR allowed; 0.92 GO/AO; .253 opp. avg., .271 vs. LH, .242 vs. RH, .314 with RISP. 1.38 WHIP; 3.7BB/9.7K per nine; May is 1-6 with a 6.52 since May 1. I am becoming concerned. Two months of significantly below average performance isn’t a blip on the radar screen. Allowing a ton of homers and has been extremely hittable (.302 opp. avg. in June).
Jon Pettibone, 21, Phils 3rd round pick in 2008; 15 starts; 7-5 with a 3.27 ERA; 93.2IP 96H 25BB 63K; 5 HR allowed; 1.31 GO/AO; .265 opp. avg., 2.4BB/6.1K per nine; 1.29 WHIP; .221 vs. LH, .285 vs. RH; .258 with RISP; 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 4 June starts. Opponents are hitting under .200 against him in June. Pettibone has really picked it up as of late, throwing consistently in the low 90′s and mixing up his pitches real well.
Julio Rodriguez, 21, Phils 8th round pick in 2008; 14 starts; 4-1 with a 3.01 ERA; 77.2IP 64H 37BB 79K; 3 HR allowed;1.30 WHIP; 0.47 GO/AO; .225 opp. avg., .263 vs. LH, .199 vs. RH, .214 with RISP; 4.2BB/9.1K per nine. Rodriguez has put up numbers comparable with just about any pitcher in the organization and people continue to ask why. His “stuff” is far from overpowering but he simply gets outs. The walk rate could use some work.
Austin Hyatt, 26, Phils 15th round pick in 2009; 15 starts; 3-8 with a 5.95 ERA; 75.2IP 87H 34BB 58K; 14 HR allowed; 0.50 GO/AO; .291 opp. avg., 1.60 WHIP; 4.0BB/6.9K per nine(stats between LV and Reading). Hyatt is 1-3 with a 6.93 ERA in 5 starts with Reading. Hyatt has been extremely disappointing, getting demoted about a month ago and pitching even worse for Reading after his demotion. His 14 HR allowed indicates that it must look like a beach ball heading towards home plate.
Mario Hollands, 23, Phils 10th round pick in 2010; 13 games (6 starts) between Lakewood, CW, and Reading; 4-1 with a 3.50 ERA; 43.2IP 46H 9BB 39K; 2 HR allowed; 0.89 GO/AO; .269 opp. avg., 1.8BB/8.0K per nine; Has pitched in one game for Reading since his promotion ad gave up 3 runs on 11 hits in 6 innings.
David Buchanan, 23, Phils 7th round pick in 2010; 12 starts; 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA; 72.1IP 73H 23BB 40K; 7 Hr allowed; 1.26 GO/AO; .273 opp. avg., 1.32 WHIP; 2.8BB/4.9K per nine; .340 vs. LH, .230 vs. RH, .214 with RISP. Buchanan has had a pretty good season until being placed on the DL last week. Lefties are crushing him, but Buchanan is living up to this years expectations.
Drew Naylor, 26, Signed as a free agent in 2004; 5 starts; 3-2 with a 6.04 ERA; 25.1IP 36H 7BB 16k; .333 opp. avg; 0.90 GO/AO. Naylor came back after Tommy John surgery and struggled and is now back on the DL.
Jesse Biddle, 19, Phils 1st round pick in 2010; 14 starts; 4-3 with a 3.15 ERA; 71.1IP 68H 26BB 78K; 4 HR allowed; 1.24 GO/AO; .247 opp. avg., 1.32 WHIP; 3.2BB/9.8 K per nine; .230 vs. LH, .257 vs. RH, .189 with RISP. 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA since May 1. Biddle has been a shade under excellent since early season struggles. Love the way he bears down with RISP.
Brody Colvin, Phils 7th round pick in 2009; 17 games (12 starts); 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA; 69.2IP 74H 40BB 60K; 1.15 GO/AO; .287 opp. avg., 1.64 WHIP; 5.2BB/7.7K per nine;5 HR allowed; .241 vs. LH; .320 vs. RH; .299 with RISP; 2-4 with a 5.34 ERA in his 12 starts. In his second season of High A ball, Colvin is perhaps the most disappointing prospect in the organization as of this point in the season. He is walking way too many hitters and has been very hittable in most of his starts.
Perci Garner, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2010; 14 starts; 3-4 with a 4.85 ERA; 72.1IP 68H 43BB 47K; 1.53 WHIP; 5.3BB/5.9K per nine; 1.41 GO/AO;.251 opp. avg., .270 vs. LH, .234 vs. RH, .253 with RISP. 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA in 4 June starts. Garner has been extremely inconsistent and has had problems throwing strikes.
Adam Morgan, 22, 13 starts, 2-7 with a 3.72 ERA; 72.2IP 68H 20BB 77K; 6 HR allowed; 0.85 GO/AO; .252 opp. avg., 1.21 WHIP; .277 vs. LH, .241 vs. RH, .293 with RISP, 2.4BB/9.5K per nine; Recently missed about 2 weeks on the DL. A rough start coming off the DL, but Morgan has pitched well for CLearwater this year.
Austin Wright, 22, Phils 8th round pick in 2011; 15 games, 7-2 with a 3.62 ERA; 82IP 82H 33BB 75K; 1.29 GO/AO; .262 opp. avg., 3.6BB/8.3K per nine; 1.40 WHIP; .220 vs. LH, .284 vs. RH, .232 with RISP. Wright has generally pitched well, living up to expectations this year so far.