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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Chad Durbin.
Chad Durbin spent 2012 with the Atlanta Braves where he was 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 76 games. Durbin had a .083 ERA against NL East opponents and was stellar from May through the rest of the year. Durbin has a career mark of 42-47 with a 4.95 ERA in 440 games.
Durbin gives the Phillies an experienced pitcher that can pitch the eighth inning or pitch multiple innings when needed. He is a leader in the bullpen and will help the younger pitchers out there mature.
Experienced pitcher that can pitch multiple innings
Good character guy that mentors young pitchers
Is coming off an impressive year where he pitched in 76 games and posted a 3.10 ERA.
Understands Philadelphia fans and pitching successfully at Citizens Bank Park.
Had a 0.83 ERA against National League East opponen...
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Erik Kratz proves something I have been saying for an awfully long time. Year after year of watching guys like Olivo and Barajas and a half dozen other old catchers playing for a couple of mil a years is kind of stupid. There has to be catchers in the minors that can do just as well or better than the geriatric "clubhouse" guys who general managers and manager seem to...
The starter’s bullets will be dwindling this April, and the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies will be counting the outs to Jonathan Papelbon. For the most part, this will determine who begins to warm up.
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Beyond Biddle, its a bunch of unknowns.
As we learn more about the top names in the Phillies minor league system thanks to Jay Floyd’s Top 25 Prospect countdown, Keith Law goes and kills the mood.
That’s because ESPN’s minor league insider has ranked his farm systems 1-30 and does not look favorably upon the Phillies. Law ranks the Phillies farm 27th of 30 major league teams...
Mitchell has a shot, albeit a very small one, to make the Phillies out of camp in 2013. Photo: MLB.com
Unlike 2012, the Phillies enter Spring Training in 2013 with a surplus of depth in the outfield. Yet, what 2012 lacked in depth, it made up for it with talent at the top, including the now-departed Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. The Phillies enter Spring Training with nine...
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss pitcher Cole Hamels.
Cole Hamels had the best season of his career in 2012. He had a career high in wins (17) and strikeouts (216) and an solid 1.124 WHIP. Hamels made his third All Star team and was 8th in Cy Young Award...
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will relief pitcher Jake Diekman.
26 year old left handed pitcher Jake Diekman showed promise in his first season in the big leagues. He was streaky but at times showed that he could get hitters out. In 32 games he had a 3.95 ERA but...
Last year’s top Phillies draft choice righty pitcher Shane Watson did not see much action during his initial pro stint. Many in the organization and around baseball are extremely high on the 6-foot-4-inch 195-pounder, as he possesses skills that earned him considerable regard and made him the 40th overall pick.
Pitching for Lakewood High School, located in the suburbs of Los...
The Phillies had 13 players suit up and play a non-catching infield position last year, a stark contrast to nine in 2011, 12 in 2010, ten in 2009, and nine in 2009. With the average number of infielders needed by the Phillies at just over ten and a half and the Phillies currently with only seven infielders on their 40-man roster, there is a very good chance more than one of these...
Larry Greene Jr., quietly began his ascension upward in the developmental ranks last season, after being selected in the supplemental 1st round, 39th overall, by the Phillies in 2011.
In his senior year of high school, the lefty batting Greene became an All-American, posting a .536 average in 30 games with 11 doubles, 19 home runs, 52 RBI and 37 walks.
Greene worked out with the...
The Caribbean Series is underway which is a better sign that spring is around the corner than any groundhog will give you. Tonight's contest between Mexico and Venezuela featured Rodrigo Lopez on the mound for Mexico. Through six innings he was masterful, allowing just two hits which included a home...
Catching depth is needed in Spring Training to accommodate the proportionally large pitching depth that travels to Clearwater. The Phillies currently have three catchers on their 40-man roster, Erik Kratz, Carlos Ruiz, and Sebastian Valle, but with Chooch out, Valle will compete with the three non-rostered invitees for an early season cameo as the Phils back-up catcher. Of all...
T-minus 10 days until pitchers and catchers report and 21 days until the first Phillies Spring Training game. With Chad Durbin likely being the last major addition to the 2013 roster, so likely ends the Phillies offseason. With the offseason nearing its unofficial close, now seems as good a time as any to compare the last two offseasons.
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