Baseball America is reporting the following players have been released: Pitchers, Carlos Best, Yari Sosa, Austin Brough, Delvin Perez, SS Stephen Malcolm, INF Trey Ford, 1B-3B Carlos Valenzuela, SS Francisco Silva.
Nothing unexpected outside of possbily Malcolm, who at one time was well thought of prior to missing a season because of a disciplinary issue and underperforming this year.
A look at the bullpen for Lehigh Valley and Reading. Included are relievers who were called up to the Phils in the later part of the season after the rash of injuries hit the Phillies who will be battling for roster sports next year. Next up will be the Clearwater and Lakewood bullpens.
Phillippe Aumont, 23, Acquired from Seattle in 2009; 41 games, 3-1 with a 4.26ERA; 15 saves; 44.1IP 34H 34BB 59K; 3HR allowed; 1.84 GO/AO; .209 opp. avg., 1.53 WHIP; 6.9BB/12.0K per nine; .213 vs. LH, .196 vs. RH, .219 with RISP. Aumont had a brutal April, went on the DL, and came back refreshed and fairly dominant until August. His issue remains control. His “stuff” can be filthy, but he gets himself in trouble with walks, which at a rate of 7 per nine innings will not fly at the major league level. Other than one bad outing for the Phils, Aumont has looked pretty good in late August/September. Grade: B-. 2013: I dont think he makes the Phils out of SPring Training but I expect to see him in Philly permanently come July. Continue reading Post Season Report Card, Bullpen, LV and Reading