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Storyline: Amaro’s Uncovered Plan for Relief, for the Phillies

When three bullpen hopefuls left Clearwater near the end of March, Jake Diekman of the Philadelphia Phillies never realized that quick demotions were ahead for the other two relievers. However, getting another chance in Philly is Justin De Fratus, while BJ Rosenberg returns to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after a month on the seven-day disabled list in the minors. Please, scroll down...
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trial by Fire for 2 Phillies

Storyline: Trial by Fire for 2 PhilliesUnder the radar due to a disappointing finish in 2013 was the overlooked performance of Jake Diekman for the Philadelphia Phillies in game 161. The same can be said of BJ Rosenberg, who had an even tougher three outs. TAL’S HANDY CAPS Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not...
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Player Review: Jake Diekman

DIekman was one of few brightspots for the Phillies’ 2013 bullpen. The Phillies wrapped up their 2013 season yesterday, finishing 27th in bullpen ERA, 28th in FIP (defined here), 28th in xFIP (defined here), and 29th in BB/9 IP. To say the bullpen was brutal would be an understatement. The 2013 Phils used 51 players, 21 of which were relievers. Yikes. To add insult to injury, the...
Via Phillies Nation
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The Quietly-Improving Jake Diekman

This will get very statsy very quick, please hang in here with me. I’ll start with the end first: Jake Diekman has become a solid relief option for the Phillies in 2013 and should be one of the few arms they should pencil in on the 2014 roster, despite a reduced strikeout rate. Here’s the strikeout rate, click to enlarge:       Diekman’s bread and butter, and the calling...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Philadelphia Phillies Preview: Jake Diekman

Each day 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. Summary:  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...
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Diekman Could Signal A Bright Future for Phillies’ Bullpen

Jake Diekman was impressive in his Major League Debut as he picked up the win for the Phillies. Diekman could be a key piece for the future of the Phillies' bullpen. It was the same old story for Cliff Lee. Eight innings of one run baseball and this team still couldn’t get him the win. It seems as though this starting rotation is completely snakebitten and unable to get solid...
Via Philly Sports World
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Diekman thrown into fire, puts it out

Jake Diekman's official welcome to the major leagues came not with a velvet glove and cushy lead. It didn't even take place with the ease that comes with a game where the results have pretty much been determined. No, the Phillies' left-handed reliever's debut was the biggest blowtorch position that a young pitcher could possibly face on Tuesday against the Houston...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: trade debate

Jake Diekman of the Philadelphia Phillies will probably join the team on Friday, like Michael Stutes did in 2011. He is the best in stats of all the internal help until the deadline for deals, but this deficiency won’t be a July problem. There are 2 other southpaws at Triple-A Lehigh Valley as possibilities. TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT Penthouse Occupancy for...
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: pecking order

Jake Diekman of the Philadelphia Phillies is getting closer to the friendly confines.  Where is he on the ladder to the Bank?  Can we expect Phillippe Aumont? TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT: After the 5-1 outcome, The Kangeroo Courthouse put David Herndon on trial for his inability to throw a decent pitchout in the 8th. WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every...
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2012: #18 LHP Jake Diekman

Lefty reliever Jake Diekman raised his value a considerable amount in 2011. The 6-foot-4-inch 190-pounder was fresh off a dismal effort in the Arizona Fall League, over the off-season, when a revised focus and some simple adjustments to his loosening efforts breathed new life into the young hurler’s pro career.After struggling in the Arizona Fall League in 2010, when he allowed...
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February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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