Dan Connolly of the Athletic tweeted that the Phillies traded Jack Zoellner to the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon for International bonus pool space. Later this evening, he tweeted that the amount the Phillies will receive is $750K. Not a bad return for a 2017, ninth round pick who signed for $10K.
The senior out of New Mexico saw limited action in 2017. He was initially assigned to Lakewood but went on the DL the next day. When he returned to action, he played 11 games for the GCL Phillies. He was assigned to the GCL Phillies East squad this season and finished tied for third in the league with 7 HRs. His 32 walks were tops in the league. His 42 strikeouts in 195 plate appearances gave him a 21.5 K%.
The Clearwater Threshers (72-57) beat Jupiter, 6-0 and inched a little closer to clinching the division. Ramon Rosso (6-2, 3.08) pitched six shutout innings. He scattered six hits, walked one, and struck out nine. Grant Dyer (5.28) struck out three in two, scoreless innings. Alberto Tirado (2.40) pitched one, scoreless inning. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/27/2018