Philadelphia Phillies storyline: The corps four

Vance Worley is the bright spot for the Philadelphia Phillies from last year’s 4 breakout youngsters.  How have the others done?  How many will duplicate their 2011 campaign?

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CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:    6-3 Outcome

TYPE
PLAYER
REASON
The Crystal Champagne ToastCliff LeeFour-Star Performance
The PenthouseCliff Lee

Jimmy Rollins
Worked Out Of A Runner-At-3rd One-Out Jam In The 2nd
Fired 7 3-Hit Innings
An RBI Single To Tie The Score At 1 In The 8th
The Kangaroo CourthouseTy WiggintonThrown Out Rounding 3rd To End The 2nd
The WhitehouseCliff LeeReached his 200th K In The 5th

 

 

Hunter Smokes Sammy In The 2nd

 

NITECAP INSIGHT

 

 

 

The Kiddie Corps:

 

Rube Amaro entered 2012 with a laundry list of must-gamble options. Like all GM’s in the baseball-parity era–including NYY–he had to go with under-contract veterans after their DL stints, and new stars:  1 decent tour or less on their resume. In other words, he had no choice from a financial perspective except to count on inexpensive players who had solid 2011’s. Worley had over 4 solid months on the books last year, while Antonio Bastardo was dominate until September. Michael Stutes had a powerful beginning in late April, but he struggled during the 2nd half. John Mayberry Jr. hit .301 with 12 homeruns (24) and 37 RBI (74), which is doubled for an entire tour.

 

BATTER
AVG.
HR
RBI
SB - CS
E
Mayberry.273154908 - 033
2012.232062301 - 001 (1B)

 

 

Chooch Goes On Contact In The 2nd

Stutes was the first to flop or pitch injured, which isn’t known without a visible difference in results. He probably will get the benefit of the doubt after having shoulder surgery. Bastardo needs another role, where he can earn his way back to being trusted again. Mayberry has been demoted to a platoon situation, and without a drastic change, he may have reached his baseball ceiling. He may only be a fourth outfielder.

 

HURLER
W - L
ERA
INN - H
R - ER
BB - SO
Worley11 - 33.01131.2 - 11647 - 4446 - 119
201204 - 53.46078.0 - 07835 - 3019 - 039
Bastardo06 - 12.64058.0 - 02817 - 1726 - 070
201202 - 35.34028.2 - 02417 - 1719 - 039
Stutes 06 - 23.63062.0 - 04925 - 2528 - 058
201200 - 06.35005.2 - 00706 - 0404 - 005

 

J-Roll Ends The 2nd In Style

 

 

 

Stutes was in the hunt for a backend bullpen seat, but he won’t be back this year. Bastardo was a starter who was converted to a reliever, and was headed for a closing job when he faltered. Mayberry was on his way to accomplishing what Jayson Werth had, but he was stopped by a wall. The Vanimal appears to be a bottom-of-the-rotation arm, and that fits his blueprint. That said, he has proven to be the best of the four, and the only one still excelling.

 

The Vanimal Delivers A Fastball On July 3 In Queens Against The Mets

 

 

PRECAP PITCH

 

 

 

Vance Worley:

 

Most hurlers don’t want to go into the break with a poor performance on their ledger.  That said, he has worked 7 complete in 4 of 13 appearances with 3 clunkers.  However, he is 2-2 with only a 4.00 ERA at the Bank.

 

 
STARTER
RECORD
TM
STARTER
RECORD
DAY & TIME
3RHP Vance Worley4-5, 3.46 ERABravesRHP Jair Jurrjens 2-2, 5.19 ERASunday, Day

 

Jair Jurrjens Pictured At Home On July 3 Against The Cubs

 

 

Jair Jurrjens:

 

He is having 3 seasons in 1 with 4 monstrosities during April, a less-than-impressive showing at Triple-A, and a call-up due only to other’s health. He has gone 7.2 innings in 1 of 7 attempts. However, he has a 1.47 ERA in 3 efforts since re-entering the rotation, but his last 2 were less than 6 frames each.

 

 

DELIVERY = PITCHER’S 2012
DEFINITION OF SEASON
Over The TopExcellent
3-Quarter SidearmGood
SidearmAbove Average
Short Arm Approximately Average
SubmarineBelow Average

 

 

Quality number of the pitcher:  1 – 5

Slot on his club:  1 – 5

Ranking is 1 to 5 & 15 for the less adventurous.

 

HURLER
B.J. Rosenberg
Gio Gonzalez
NUMBERA FiveA Two
CLUB SLOTFiveOne
FOR 20121st StartOver The Top
'12 RANKING-- of 5 Categories1st of 5 Categories
LAST START1st StartChangeup
LAST HIGH OR LOW-- of 15 Categories8th of 15 Categories

 

 

DISPLAY NOTE:  Non-listed results can go up or down by

* 1 notch & ** 2 clicks (This note will only appear when it’s relevant.)

* 1 Tick UP

 

 
PITCH
INN
ER - R- H
 
PITCH
INN
ER
1Gyroball9 (CG)0 - 0 - 310Screwball64
2Fastball9 (CG)0 - 011Knuckleball53
3Cutter9 (CG)312Forkball0 - 4.2Monstrosity
4Split Finger7213Eephus Pitch0 - 2.2Disaster
5Curveball7314*Palm BallEjected
6Sinker6.1315*Spit Ball**Ejected+
7Slider62*Breaking BallInjured
8Changeup63*FoshRain Interrupted
9Slurve52*Knuckle CurvePitch Count
** = Suspended* = A 2nd Pitch Also

 

 

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