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Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

Posted on: July 28, 2010 2:00 pm
Shane Victorino The odds Jayson Werth gets traded may have just plummeted.

The Phillies placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after suffering an abdominal strain while diving back into first base on a pickoff play in the first inning of Tuesday's contest against the Diamondbacks. He is hitting .250/.311/.438 on the season, down from his previous levels but has cranked a career-high 15 home runs over 441 plate appearances.

To replace Victorino, the Phillies have called up top prospect Domonic Brown, who the Phils have been eyeing to call up for some time now. The minor-league phenom has hit for a combined .327/.391/.589 line over stints with Double- and Triple-A. His power numbers were greater for Double-A (.318/.391/.602) but in Triple-A he's been hitting the cover off the ball with a .346 batting average.

Brown hasn't exactly flashed much plate discipline in Triple-A (just eight walks in 118 plate appearances) but that figures to improve if and when he doesn't rake to the same clip as he is currently. He's a five-tool star who should start in right field, with incumbent Jayson Werth sliding over to center field.

On Tuesday,'s Danny Knobler reported that teams believed the Phillies were motivated to move Werth. However, with Philadelphia having won six straight and 3 1/2 games behind the Braves, that view has suddenly changed in light of the Victorino injury. Now, Werth is needed to plug the gap for a team that might be able to add Roy Oswalt at the trading deadline.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Phillies have the general parameters of a deal agreed to for Roy Oswalt. The only problem? Philadelphia is not sure it wants to do the deal. The farm system would be even more depleted, as prospects along with J.A. Happ would be sent off to Houston. In addition, Philly has one of the largest payrolls in the game and that's not changing anytime soon. Oswalt would add to that, especially with a 2012 option for $16 million that the righty wants picked up.
-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 1:28 pm

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

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Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2010 7:37 pm

Nova baby!

It's obvious you've never looked at the minor league stats of Heyward or Brown. Here they are from for 2009:

Batting average: Heyward .323 Brown .299

OBP:  Heyward .408 Brown .377

SLG: Heyward .555 Brown .504

walks: Heyward 51 Brown  49

strikeouts Heyward 51 Brown 86


Heyward's stats in 2009 were much stronger after he was promoted to AA; Brown's were weaker after his promotion. And Heyward's stats when both were 19 blow Brown away.

Heyward is two years younger but still put up stronger stats in EVERY area and much stronger stats in AA.

Jason Heyward is batting .273 in 2010, not .240. In 83 games, half a season, he's hit 11 HR and knocked in 48 runs. Double that and he's at 22 and 96 as a 20-year-old. At a similar age Griffey in 500 at-bats hit 16 hr with 61 rbi's and batted .264. He's ahead of Griffey at this stage.

What you don't seem to understand is how remarkable for a 20-year to perform as Heyward has in his first year. 

Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2010 11:32 am

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

ebbetsman your getting wrong information buddy brown has outpreformed heywarrd in everry stat category from 2009..and the only reason he didnt come up right away is because we have victorino and werth who are both all stars...its already been talked about by many baseball writers that he has done better in the minors then heyward..and to be honest heyward isnt exactly tearing it up in the majors...he strikes out way to much and has had his batting avg down to .240...i realize its his first year so thats normal but the way espn talks about him you would think hes batting .320 with 25 homers and 80 rbis already.

Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2010 8:37 am

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

hmmm. Looks like I could be wrong. I HOPE I'm wrong. Oswalt may be a Phillie. We'll see.

Great 1st night by Brown! 2-3. His first at bat was a double smashed off the wall and earned him an RBI. Had an additional RBI later. Also scored 2 runs.

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2010 8:40 pm

You better hope Brown isn't as blind at the plate

as you are in comparing him to Jason Heyward. 
I'm a Mets fan and I wish our organization was as good as the Phils or the Braves so I have no bias. Brown is an excellent prospect and I just added him to a deeper Yahoo league. But he is still way behind Heyward as a prospect.
Heyward is two years younger than Brown but made the majors four months earlier. In Heyward's last year in the minors, as a 19-year-old at AA, he batted .352, has an OBP of .446, a Slug% of .611, walked more than he struck out and stole five bases and was caught once -- all in less than 50 games.
When Brown was the same age (19) it was 2007 and he was playing low-A ball, batting .295 with an OBP of .356 and a Slg% of .400. While he had 14 steals in half a season he was also thrown out 7 times. He also struck out twice as often as he walked.
Last year, while Brown was tearing up AA as a 19-year-old, Brown put up good stats as a 21-year-old but nothing close to what Heyward did. And this year, as a 22-year old (and he'll turn 23 in September) his stats were excellent but still he trailed Heyward's 2009 in every key stat.
Again, I like Brown. He's a top prospect. But he's not close to Heyward considering their ages and their performances so far.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2010 5:01 pm

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

We can debate about the Cliff Lee thing all day, but if there's one thing Phillies fans can agree on, it's the excitement about finally seeing Dom play for The Show Phillies. I love the fact we get to see him bat with Jayson Werth's right handed bat still in the lineup. Shane had been struggling anyway and I think his injury could be a blessing in disguise for this team...maybe not so much for Shane.

 The only question is where they will bat him in the order...I'm thinking 6th, if J-Roll plays. If J-Roll is out, who knows, they might try Dom in the 2nd spot with Polanco leading off.

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2010 4:37 pm

Victorino DLed, Brown recalled, Oswalt possible

If the Phils get Oswalt for Happ and a few single A players, all will be forgiven on the Cliff Lee trade.  Not only will they have a top of the rotation pitcher, but they will have him after this year.  That was supposedly a main reason Lee was traded - so why is Oswalt's add'l 1-2 years suddenly a deal stopper??  I look at it as a bonus - especailly if Houston will pick up a couple of million from his option year...

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