Daily Archives: August 31, 2010

Paul Hoover Gets the Call

Just a quick note that Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Catcher Paul Hoover will be getting the call up to the bigs tomorrow when rosters expand.  Hoover, 34, spent some time in Philly earlier this year with the injuries to Ruiz/Schneider.  He was hitting .247/.326/.345 in 255 AB’s with Lehigh Valley to go along with 2 HR and 21 RBI’s.  In his 18 at bats with the Phillies earlier this year, Hoover hit .278.  As you would expect, Hoover will see little, if any action, but gives the Phillies flexibility to use Ruiz/Schneider late in the game if needed.

More callups to come…

Austin Hyatt named FSL Pitcher of the Year

Former Clearwater Thresher, now Reading Phillie Austin Hyatt has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year.  Hyatt, 24, was a 15th round pick in the 2009 draft and threw in 23 games for the Threshers this year (21 starts).  He went 11-5 with a 3.04 ERA in 124.1 innings of work, walking 35 while striking out 156 hitters.  His WHIP stood at 1.08 in High A, while the opposition hit just .220 against him.  Hyatt recently made the jump to Reading and has started 4 games for the RPhils, going 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings.  He is continuing to strike hitters out at a very high rate (25 in 22 innings in AA). Flying a bit under the radar screen because of his advanced age for High A, the numbers have caused more than a few people to take notice as the year progressed.