A look at how Starting Pitchers fared at the top levels of the organization. The Bottom Half rotation review will come out at the end of the week.
Dave Bush, 31, Signed as a free agent during 2011 season; 4 starts; 1-2 with a 3.91 ERA; 23IP 20H 6BB 16K; 1.13 WHIP; .233 opp. avg., .242 vs. LH, .226 vs. RH, .188 with RISP. Bush had just a cup of coffee in Allentown but pitched effectively while he was here. The Phils could do alot worse than Bush as their sixth or seventh starter in the organization.
Brian Bass, 29, Signed as a free agent prior to 2011 season;28 starts; 8-10 with a 3.81 ERA; 158.1 IP 170H 56BB 105K; 13HR allowed; .278 opp. avg., 1.43 WHIP; .290 vs. LH, .269 vs. RH, .266 with RISP; 3.1BB/6.0K; 4-4 with a 3.30 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP Post All Star game. Bass became the most dependable starter for Lehigh Valley in the seasons final two months. He eats innings and pitched well in crunch time. I suspect Bass may look for an opportunity in a organizartion with a bit less depth at starting pitcher for next season. Continue reading Around the System–Starting Pitchers, Top Half