Scott Elarton, 36, Signed as a free agent in 2012; 26 starts; 6-11 with a 5.41 ERA; 136.1P 160H 54BB 88K; 13HR allowed; 3.5BB/5.8K per nine; 0.70 GO/AO; .290 opp. avg., .319 vs. LH, .268 vs. RH, .299 with RISP; 1-5 with a 6.02 ERA Post All Star Game. Elarton was very bad after a very good April, With prospects coming up from Reading and Elarton at age 36, I cant imagine him back. Grade: D-. Would have been worse but I admire his perseverance.
Tom Cochran, 29, SIgned as a free agent in 2012; 25 games; 9-5 with a 3.96 ERA; 127.1IP 107H 70BB 106K; 10HR allowed; 4.9BB/7.5K per nine; 0.82 GO/AO; .230 opp. avg., .252 vs. LH, .223 vs. RH, .238 with RISP; 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA since August 1. Cochran threw well after early season shoulder troubles and is a good “depth” guy for an organization to have. Grade: B. 2013: I would like to see him back, but he will go where he believes he has the best shot at the bigs.
Jon Pettibone, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2008; 26 starts between Reading and Lehigh Valley; 13-8 with a 3.10ERA; 2CG; 1 shutout; 159.2IP 146H 49BB 113K; 9HR allowed; 1.37 GO/AO; .243 opp. avg; 1.22 WHIP; 2.8BB/6.4K per nine; In 7 starts for Lehigh Valley; 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA; 1.53 GO/AO; .204 opp. avg; Outstanding year for Pettibone who is on the cusp of heloing the big club. Grade: A; 2013: Lehigh Valley but will likely see time in Philadelphia.
Matt Wright, 30, SIgned as a free agent in 2012; 7 games, 4 starts, 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA; 23.1IP 18H 7BB 17K; 1.17 GO/AO; .214 opp. avg. Wright was signed when the ‘Pigs were in need of pitching depth after the departure of Dave Bush and did a good job in limited work. Wright, however, couldnt stay on the field, missing the last 7 weeks on the seaosn with arm problems. Grade: Inc. 2013: Elsewhere
Pat Misch, 31, SIgned as a free agent in 2011; 21 starts, 7-12 with a 4.98 ERA; 112IP 132H 29BB 81K 16HR allowed; 1.87 GO/AO; .289 opp. avg., 1.44 WHIP; 2.3BB/6.5K per nine; .255 vs. LH, .304 vs. RH, .262 with RISP; Missed the last 6 weeks on the season injured. Other than a short stretch in June, Misch was consistently bad for Lehigh Valley. Grade: D-; 2013: ELsewhere.
Trevor May, 22, Phils 4th round pick in 2008; 28 starts, 10-13 with a 4.87 ERA; 149.2IP 139H 78BB 151K; 22 HR allowed; 0.98 GO/AO; .249 opp. avg., 4.7bb/9.1k per nine; .249 vs. LH, .248 vs. RH, .289 with RISP; 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA in 7 starts since Aug 1. May got killed by the walk and the HR ball this year. Looking “inside the numbers”, it isn’t quite as bad as it is on its face, but certainly not a good year for May, who most had as the Phils #1 prospect entering 2012. Grade: D+; 2013: Lehigh Valley rotation
Austin Hyatt, 26, Phils 15th round pick in 2009; 27 starts; 10-12 with a 5.27ERA; 141.2IP 154H 52BB110K; 0.50 GO/AO; .277 opp. avg., 1.45 WHIP; 3.3BB/7.0K per nine; 24 HR allowed; For Reading: 16 starts; 8-5 with a 4.62 ERA; 87.2IP 92H 26BB 75K; 0.46 GO/AO; .267 opp. avg.,After excellent years in both 2010 and 2011, Hyatt hit a wall in 2012, as he was awful in Lehigh Valley and not a whole lot better in Reading. Lets hope 2012 was an aberration. Grade: D- 2013: Lehigh Valley 5th starter
Mario Hollands, 24, Phils 10th round pick of 2010; 27 games (18 starts) across all four levels of the organization; 7-9 with a 4.55 ERA; 110.2IP 122H 39BB 84K; 11 HR allowed; 0.97 GO/AO; .282 opp. avg., 1.45 WHIP; 3.1BB/6.8K per nine; For Reading: 9 games, 3-5 with a 4.75 ERA; 47.1IP 54H 23BB 28K; 1.63 WHIP. Hollands went from starting the season in Extended Spring Training to making stops at each one of the major affiliates. Very difficult to grade his year. Hollands was most consistent in CLearwater, and overmatched in Lehigh Valley. Grade: C; 2013: Reading
Brody Colvin, 22, Phils 7th round pick in 2009; 30 games (25 starts) between CLearwater and Reading; 6-10 with a 5.87 ERA; 138IP; 156H 74BB 109K; 11HR allowed; 1.05 GO/AO; .295 opp. avg., 1.67 WHIP; 4.8BB/7.1K per nine; For Reading: 7 starts; 1-4 with an 11.02 ERA; 32.2IP 43H 23BB 16K; 0.79 GO/AO; .328 opp. avg., 2.02 WHIP; 6.3BB/4.4K per nine. 2012 was an unmitigated distaster for Colvin. Watching him twice for Reading, he was throwing with zero confidence. Clearly with talent, but more clearaly lacking the current ability to figure out how to use it. Grade:F; 2013: Clearwater rotation.
Ethan Martin, 23, Acquired from Dodgers in 2012; 27 starts; 13-6 with a 3.48 ERA; 157.2IP 118H 79BB 147K; 8HR allowed; 0.97 GO/AO; .212 opp. avg; 1.24WHIP; 4.5BB/8.3K per nine; For Reading: 7 starts, 5-0 with a 3.18ERA; 1.00 GO/AO; .206 opp. avg., 1.18 WHIP; 4.1BB/7.9K per nine. Martin had a very good year and was overpowering at times for Reading. The issue, which will become further illuminated as he continues to move up is his command. His BB rate in 2011 was well over 6 per nine innings, so 2012 was a marked improvement but still not where it needs to be. Also notable that Martin threw 44 innings more than in any year prior in the minors. Grade: B+; 2013: Lehigh Valley rotation but could end up as a back end of the bullpen guy.
Adam Morgan, 22, Phils 3rd round pick in 2011; 27 starts; 8-11 with a 3.35 ERA between Clearwater and Reading; 158.2IP 137H 39BB 169K; 9HR allowed; 0.91 GO/AO; .235 opp. avg., 2.2BB/9.6K per nine; 1.17 WHIP; 6 starts for Reading, 4-1 with a 3.53 ERA; 35.2IP 11BB 29K; 1.26 WHIP; .260 opp. avg., 2.8BB/7.3K per nine. Morgan had a very, very good year and has successfully placed himself on the radar screen as a legitimate prospect. Grade: B+; 2013: Reading rotation
David Buchanan; 23, Phils 7th round pick in 2010; 12 starts; 3-5 with a 3.86 ERA; 72.1IP 73H 23BB 40K; 1.26 GO/AO; .273 opp. avg., 1SO; 7HR allowed; 1.33 WHIP; 2.8BB/5.0K per nine; .340 vs. LH, .230 vs. RH, .213 with RISP; Buchanan was solid before injuring his finger in Mid June and missing the last two and a half months of the season. He is expected back next year and the obvious need for improvement is his body of work against left handed hitters. Threw 157 innings in 2010. Grade: B- in his half season of action. 2013: Reading rotation
Jesse Biddle, 20, Phils 1st round pick in 2010; 26 starts; 10-6 with a 3.22 ERA; 142.2IP 129H 54BB 151K; 10HR allowed; 0.89 GO/AO; .237 opp. avg., 1.28WHIP; 3.4BB/9.5K per nine; .225 vs. LH, .243 vs. RH, .228 with RISP; 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA in 6 starts since August 1. Outstanding year and progress by Biddle, who threw 10 more innings this year than in 2011. Grade: A-; 2013: Reading rotation
Perci Garner, 23, Phils 2nd round pick in 2010; 26 starts; 7-9 with a 4.84 ERA; 134IP 135H 63BB 91K; 9HR allowed; 1.38 GO/AO; .262 opp. avg; 1.48 WHIP; 4.2BB/6.1K per nine; .270 vs. LH, .256 vs. RH, .264 with RISP; 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA in 5 August starts. Simply the fact that Garner was able to make almost all of his starts is a move forward and he pitched well in the later part of the season. His control is what would consistently stand in his way of success, as he is not overpowering. Grade: C+; 2013: Reading
Austin Wright, 23, Phils 8th round pick in 2011; 27 games; 11-5 with a 3.47 ERA; 147.2IP 147H 60BB 133K; 1.18 GO/AO; .259 opp. avg., 11 HR allowed; 1.40WHIP; 3.7BB/8.1K per nine; .213 vs. LH, .280 vs. RH, 234 with RISP; 2-1 with a 4.22ERA in 6 August starts. Wright was certainly the unsung star, receiving little attention from this site and others, and doing a great job in 2012. Grade: B+; 2013: Reading
Seth Rosin, 23, Acquired from Dodgers in 2012; 37 games (8 starts) between Dodgers and Phillies organization at High A; 2-2 with a 4.08 ERA; 10 saves; 68.1IP 56H 22BB 75K; 6HR allowed; 0.80 GO/AO; .220 opp. avg., 1.14WHIP; 2.9BB/9.9K per nine. Rosin joined the Phillies organization in August, made three starts and landed on the DL for the balance of the season.Not quite sure whether he ends up in the bullpen or rotation long term but good numbers in 2012. Grade: B-; 2013: A month or two in CLearwater to re-establish himself, then Reading. COuld end up back in the bullpen.