Tag:Jason Jaramillo
Posted on: December 9, 2011 9:19 am
 

Homegrown Team: Philadelphia Phillies



By C. Trent Rosecrans


What if players were only permitted to stay with the team that originally made them a professional? No trades, no Rule-5 Draft, no minor or major league free agency ... once you are a professional baseball player, you stay in that organization. This series shows how all 30 teams would look. We give you: Homegrown teams. To view the schedule/past entries of this feature, click here.

The Phillies recently doled out $50 million to Jonathan Papelbon and last year gave Cliff Lee $120 million -- make no mistake, the Phillies are a large-market club using its money to lure top free agents. They've also sent prospects to get Roy Halladay in recent years, so there's been enough talent in the system to lure other teams into making big trades. This team knows what it wants and goes and get it -- by any means necessary. In this exercise, that's not possible. The Phillies, in this hypothetical, aren't the prohibitive favorite they were for the majority of 2011, but they're hardly the Cubs.

Lineup

1. Michael Bourn, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Scott Rolen, 3B
6. Marlon Byrd, LF
7. Domonic Brown, RF
8. Carlos Ruiz, C

Starting Rotation

1. Cole Hamels
2. Gavin Floyd
3. Vance Worley
4. Randy Wolf
5. Brett Myers

Bullpen

Closer - Ryan Madson
Set up - Antonio Bastardo, Alfredo Simon, Brad Ziegler, Michael Stutes, Kyle Kendrick
Long - J.A. Happ

Notable Bench Players

Nick Punto can play a ton of positions, but, well... There's also Pat Burrell and Jason Jaramillo, which may not be deepest bench.

What's Good?

The lineup -- when healthy -- is still pretty darn good. The rotation, while not exactly the historic rotation that the Phillies rolled out in 2011, is nothing to sneeze at and the bullpen is deep and talented. There's a bit to like here in all aspects of the game.

What's Not?

The health question, and age, are huge here. Utley, while still a very good player when he's on the field, he's had a multitude of injuries. Rolen played in just 65 games last season (for the Reds). Brown has yet to establish himself as an everyday player, but he is talented. And then there's the bench, which has Punto to play every position, but not much else. 

Comparison to real 2011

This team may be in the wild card race, but there's no way it finishes 102-60.  That said, there's a chance it could compete for the NL East title (even though I do love the Braves chances in this exercise). The starting pitching isn't as good, but the bullpen has enough arms to keep things close. There's also so depth that's not listed on this roster in guys like Kyle Drabek, Carlos Carrasco and Josh Outman that aren't going to wow you, but certainly help depth-wise and could play a role as a spot starter or in the bullpen in the course of a long season. The Phillies may buy some players, but they've also developed enough to stay competitive.

Next: Chicago White Sox

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Posted on: June 13, 2011 12:03 am
Edited on: June 13, 2011 9:26 am
 

PIrates add catcher from Red Sox

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Pirates acquired catcher Mike McKenry from the Red Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations, the Red Sox announced.

The Red Sox acquired McKenry, 26, from the Rockies at the end of spring training. McKenry was hitting .274/.369/.421 for Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

The Pirates had lost their top three catchers in the last few weeks -- Jason Jaramillo is on the DL with a an elbow injury, Chris Snyder had surgery on a herniated disc on Friday and Ryan Doumit is on the DL with a sprained left ankle.

Dusty Brown and Wyatt Toregas were the team's catchers before the team designated Toregas for assignment to make room for McKenry.

The Pirates' top prospect is a catcher, Tony Sanchez. The Pirates said they won't rush Sanchez to the majors. He's hitting .265/.374/.343 with two homers in 42 games for Double-A Altoona.

"Tony has made great progress on all fronts," general manager Neal Huntington told MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch. "We just didn't feel like this was the right time to bring him to the Major Leagues. We've still got some things that he needs to accomplish before he goes to Triple-A." 

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Posted on: June 8, 2010 8:16 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:36 am
 

Strasburg's fifth inning

Against the bottom third of the Pirates' lineup, Stephen Strasburg again went 1-2-3 in the fifth inning and recorded his eighth strikeout of the game.

Strasburg struck out Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, while Jason Jaramillo grounded out to first.

Strasburg has now thrown 70 pitches, 45 for strikes through five innings.

He is still working in the 97-99 mph range with his fastball and threw 14 fastballs of his 16 pitches in the inning. The slowest fastball was at 96.9 mphand fastest was at 98.7.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans



Posted on: June 8, 2010 7:42 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:37 am
 

Strasburg's third inning

In his three innings in the big leagues, Stephen Strasburg now has six strikeouts, retiring the Pirates in order in the third.

Home plate umpire Tom Hallion is doing his best Enrico Pallazzo impression, emphatically calling strikes and so far 25 of Strasburg's 40 pitches have been strikes.

Jason Jaramillo struck out looking at an 83 mph curveball, pitcher Jeff Karstens struck out on four pitches and then Andrew McCutchen grounded out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.

Strasburg will bat for the first time in the bottom half of the inning.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans


Posted on: June 8, 2010 5:33 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:38 am
 

The extras for tonight's show

The Pirates have tabbed these nine meant to walk the plank versus Stephen Strasburg.

Andrew McCutchen cf
Neil Walker 2b
Lastings Milledge lf
Garrett Jones 1b
Delwyn Young rf
Andy LaRoche 3b
Ronny Cedeno ss
Jason Jaramillo c
Jeff Karstens rhp


Everyone will be watching how these batters do tonight, but nobody will be paying too much attention to them -- just what their results tell us about Strasburg.

In the end, one of these nine will tell their kids he was the first to be struck out by Strasburg, another may say he had the fist hit and yet another could be the first to hit a home run off the most hyped pitcher in a generation.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans





 
 
 
 
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