Ben Lively

SP / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 190 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Phillies' Ben Lively: Added to 40-man roster
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lively was added to the Phillies' 40-man roster Friday. He was believed to be a candidate for a late-season promotion in 2016 but Lively never got the call, as it seems the Phillies were content with his workload (170.2 innings). The results were fantastic for Lively last season and he hardly missed a beat upon his promotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, although his strikeout rate did fall from 23.8 percent to 19.6 percent with the jump between levels.

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    • Phillies' Ben Lively: Promoted to Triple-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lively was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports. Mark Appel was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, which opened the door for a well-deserved promotion for Lively. He'll slot into the Iron Pigs' rotation after posting a 1.87 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB in 53 innings at Double-A this year. He actually had over 250 innings under his belt at Double-A dating back to his days in the Reds' organization, so this promotion was a long time coming.

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    • Lively struck out three while giving up three earned runs, four hits and a walk during six innings of work on Sunday in a win. The 24-year-old is touting a 7-0 record with a 1.87 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP with Double-A Reading this season. Lively has improved his numbers across the board from last season with Reading, and has only allowed 11 runs in 53 innings in 2016.

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    • Manager Dusty Wathan said Lively's success this season can be attributed to pitching down in the strike zone, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "He's thrown more balls down in the strike zone in this short period this year than I saw him throw all of last year. He's a guy that pitched up in the strike zone a lot and paid the price for it," Wathan said. Lively was named the Eastern League pitcher of the week last Sunday after striking out a career-high 12 batters that same day. It is the second time he has earned the honor this season. He is now 6-0 with a 1.53 ERA and a 46:14 K:BB in 47 innings for Double-A Reading. He looks ready for a promotion to Triple-A.

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    • Phillies' Ben Lively: Finally succeeding at Double-A
      By RotoWire Staff

      Lively, 24, has a 1.50 ERA and 27:2 K:BB through 24 innings for Double-A Reading. In his third stint at Double-A, Lively finally appears to be mastering this level. His control has returned to pre-2015 form. He could see Triple-A shortly.

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