No, Hamels, Papelbon, Utley, Howard, Revere and everyone else on the 25 man roster are still here, but the Phillies did acquire the #1 International Signing Slot from Arizona for the 2015-16 signing period. In return, the Phils gave up their #9 slot, and Lakewood pitchers Chris Oliver and Josh Taylor.
Oliver was the Phils 4th round pick in 2014 and has been disappointing since coming aboard last year. Oliver, who is soon to be 22, was 4-5 with a 4.04ERA in his 13 starts. The problematic part of Oliver’s development has been bb/k ratio. He is averaging 4.2BB/3.5K per 9 this year which leads to trouble on both ends of the spectrum. The opposition was batting .291 against Oliver (.352 over the last 30 days).
Josh Taylor, 22, was an undrafted free agent out of Georgia State and is 4-5 with a 4.63ERA in his 13 starts this year. His bb/k ratio is good at 3.2BB/9.2K per 9 and the opposition was hitting .265 off of him. Over the last 30 days, Taylor is holding the opposition to an average of just .213.