Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
Righty pitcher Brody Colvin has ridden the biggest of career roller coasters during his time as a pro with the Phillies. From signing his first contract, to an off-season arrest in 2010, to looking like a future ace as he mowed down Class A opposition in his first full professional season, to being demoted from the top spot in that year’s post-season rotation after a mental lapse in the field, to ranking among the Phils’ best prospects, to tallying an 11.02 ERA in seven Double-A outings in 2012, the team’s seventh round draft pick from 2009 has experienced a large amount of highs and lows in a few short years. Once regarded as one of the Phillies’ Baby Aces, Colvin hasn’t displayed the command, velocity or the dominance that earned him the considerable praise that had many fans and experts so excited just a couple years back. In his own words, during an exclusive interview last summer, mechanics and panic consumed Colvin as he hit a rough patch during his time with Class A Advance...
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