Friday, April 12, 2019

How they were built: Philadelphia Phillies



           The Phillies were one of baseball's youngest teams last year, waiting to break out. In the offseason, they added many key impact players, speeding that up. This is how they were built.

           Catchers
JT Realmuto
Realmuto was acquired from the Marlins in February for Jorge Alfaro, Sixto Sanchez, Will Stewart and international bonus slot money.
Andrew Knapp
Knapp was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft.

           Infielders
Rhys Hoskins
Hoskins was drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 draft.
Cesar Hernandez
Hernandez signed in July 2006 as an amateur free agent.
Jean Segura
Segura was acquired in December from the Mariners with Juan Nicasio and James Pazos for Carlos Santana and JP Crawford.
Maikel Franco
Franco signed as an amateur free agent in January 2010.
Scott Kingery
Kingery was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 draft.

                Outfielders
Bryce Harper
Harper signed a 13 year contract with the Phillies in March.
Andrew McCutchen
McCutchen signed a three year deal with an option for 2022 in December.
Odubel Herrera
Herrera was a Rule 5 pick from the Rangers in December 2014.
Nick Williams
Williams was acquired from the Rangers in July 2015 with Jorge Alfaro, Matt Harrison, Jake Thompson and Alec Asher for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.
Aaron Altherr
Altherr was a ninth round pick in 2009.

                    Pitchers
Aaron Nola
Nola was the 7th overall pick of the 2014 draft.
Jake Arrieta
Arrieta signed a three year deal with the Phillies in March 2018.
Nick Pivetta
Pivetta was acquired in July 2015 from the Nationals for Jonathan Papelbon and cash.
Zach Eflin
Eflin was acquired from the Dodgers in 2014 with Tom Windle for Jimmy Rollins and cash.
Vince Velasquez
Velasquez was acquired in December 2015 from the Astros with Mark Appel, Harold Arauz, Tom Eshelman and Brett Oberholzer for Ken Giles for Jonathan Arauz.
Adam Morgan
Morgan was drafted in the 3rd round in 2011.
Juan Nicasio
Nicasio was acquired in December with Jean Segura and James Pazos from the Mariners for Carlos Santana and JP Crawford.
Jose Alvarez
Alvarez was acquired from the Angels in December for Luis Garcia.
Pat Neshek
Neshek signed a two year deal with the Phillies in December 2017.
Seranthony Dominguez
Dominguez signed as an amateur free agent in October 2011.
David Robertson
Robertson signed a three year deal with the Phillies in January.
Hector Neris
Neris signed as an amateur free agent in April 2010.

          IL
Tommy Hunter
Hunter signed a two year deal with the Phillies in December 2017.
Roman Quinn
Quinn was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft.

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