Posted by: Michael | March 31, 2012

A Few Weeks With The Big Club

As I’m sure you remember, I did an extensive series a few weeks ago highlighting the players that I thought were the brightest spots in the Phillies future (who were also still a ways away from playing full time in CBP). A lot of those guys got some chances to play with the big club this spring, so I thought I’d do a rundown of how they fared.

In case you need a refresher, here was my All Prospect Team roster:
Catcher: Erik Kratz
First Based: Cody Overbeck
Second Base: Paco Figueroa
Third Base: Tagg Bozied
Shortstop: Fidel Hernandez
Left Field: Matt Miller
Center Field: Chris Frey
Right Field: Steve Susdorf
Starting Pitchers: Tyler Cloyd, Ryan Edell, Austin Hyatt, BJ Rosenberg, JC Ramirez
Bullpen: Michael Cisco, Jake Diekman, Justin Friend, Chance Chapman, Tyson Brummett
Closer: Phillipe Aumont

Of the 19 guys on that roster, 9 (Kratz, Overbeck, Susdorf, Hyatt, Rosenberg, Ramirez, Diekman, Brummett, and Aumont) got playing time with the Major League club.

I’ll start with Susdorf. He only made one appearance this spring, but he made the most of it, going 2 for 4 with a double. Overbeck appeared three times, hitting .333 with a homer. Kratz was the busiest, appearing in 14 games and collecting 22 at-bats. His spring was a success, as he hit .409 with 9 hits, 2 HRs, and 4 RBIs.

Diekman pitched five innings over five games, allowing just two hits and no earned runs. Ramirez and Rosenberg put up similar lines, pitching two and two and a third innings, respectively. Each allowed zero earned runs. Brummett, Hyatt, and Aumont didn’t fare so well: they pitched 2.2, 5.0, and 4.0 innings and had ERAs of 3.38, 7.20, and 4.50, respectively.

So my team didn’t exactly have a breakout season, but it’s a start (especially if things trend upwards with a larger sample size). I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with how these guys do in any of their Major League exploits this season.

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