Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/2/13
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 pitching prospect Justin De Fratus. Summary:  25 year old prospect Justin De Fratus is a closer that could contribute at the big league level in 2013. He missed time with an elbow injury in 2012 but posted a 2.10 ERA and showed promise for what he could do at the big league level. Scouting Report:  Mid 90′s Fastball Plus Slider Average Change-up Closer’s make up Hits:  Big league fastball and slider Has the demeanor and make up of a closer Great strikeout pitcher Misses: Can he stay healthy? At 25 years of age he needs to prove that he can pitch at the big league level now. Contract Status: De Fratus made $480,000 in 2012. He can become arbitration eligible in 2015 at the earliest. 2013 Prediction:  Justin De Fratus could be the wild card that solidifies the Philadelphia Phillies bullpen in 2013. If De Fratus is healthy and pi...
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