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.
Realmuto was acquired from the Marlins in February for Jorge Alfaro, Sixto Sanchez, Will Stewart and international bonus slot money.
Knapp was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft.
Hoskins was drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 draft.
Hernandez signed in July 2006 as an amateur free agent.
Segura was acquired in December from the Mariners with Juan Nicasio and James Pazos for Carlos Santana and JP Crawford.
Franco signed as an amateur free agent in January 2010.
Kingery was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 draft.
Harper signed a 13 year contract with the Phillies in March.
McCutchen signed a three year deal with an option for 2022 in December.
Herrera was a Rule 5 pick from the Rangers in December 2014.
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.
Altherr was a ninth round pick in 2009.
Nola was the 7th overall pick of the 2014 draft.
Arrieta signed a three year deal with the Phillies in March 2018.
Pivetta was acquired in July 2015 from the Nationals for Jonathan Papelbon and cash.
Eflin was acquired from the Dodgers in 2014 with Tom Windle for Jimmy Rollins and cash.
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.
Morgan was drafted in the 3rd round in 2011.
Nicasio was acquired in December with Jean Segura and James Pazos from the Mariners for Carlos Santana and JP Crawford.
Alvarez was acquired from the Angels in December for Luis Garcia.
Neshek signed a two year deal with the Phillies in December 2017.
Dominguez signed as an amateur free agent in October 2011.
Robertson signed a three year deal with the Phillies in January.
Neris signed as an amateur free agent in April 2010.
Hunter signed a two year deal with the Phillies in December 2017.
Quinn was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft.