The Phillies made a roster move today that many thought overdue, and for which many have lobbied for.
The “who” is not so important as the fact that the Phillies moved some perceived dead wood from the 25-man roster. Perhaps, you would have preferred the elevation of some other prospect to the major league club, but it is certainly good to see movement, finally.
Perkins has been leading off and playing center field for Lehigh Valley since Roman Quinn’s injury. He has performed well and increased his productivity to a slash of .298/.388/.476/.863. He has hit 6 HR and has 21 RBI. Perkins has also drawn 27 walks in 241 PA (11.2 BB%). His low walk rates had long been questioned by PP readers.
Milner was returned to the Phillies by the Indians who had selected him during the Rule 5 Draft. He has a 1-2 record as a reliever at Lehigh Valley and a 2.60 ERA in 27.2 innings. Milner has walked just four and struck out 27 batters. His low walk rate has contributed to his 1.01 WHIP.