How the Phillies’ off-season additions fared through the 100-game mark originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Phillies win Thursday’s series opener in Pittsburgh despite a ninth inning from a reliever jury’s familia Which turned an 8-2 laughter into an 8-7 nailbiter.
Familia conceded five runs in a third of an innings and was picked up for Seranthani Dominguez with a tying run at the plate.
In 33 innings with the Phillies, Familia has a 6.00 ERA and 1.82 WHIP. Of the 138 relievers in the Majors this season who have played at least that many innings, Familia is dead-last in the WHIP and second-to-last in the ERA.
The Phillies signed Familia to a one-year, $6 million contract, the same terms as their deal brad hand, While Familia has engaged itself in mop-up duty, Hand has been a key member of the Fils’ inning formula of late, set up for Corey Nebel and now Seranthony Dominguez. Hand has 2.05 ERA in 39 appearances and his opponents have hit just .194.
The Phils play their 100th game of the season on Friday night, an opportune time to see how their off-season additions fared.
Nick Castellanos‘ The conflicts are well documented. He has hit .251/.295/.368 through 410 plate appearances, the second lowest batting average, base percentage and slack percentage of his career. He has gone deep once in his last 50 matches. Things have gotten a little better of late. Castellanos has played two multiple-hit games in his last four and has hit .271 since July 2, though without power and two walks.
Clearly, free agency would have played out differently for Castellanos had it been his year of running. He has four years and $80 million left on his contract after 2022. He’s 30 years old, so it’s not like the decline has set in overnight. He hit .290 with .872 OPS from 2018-21. A bat like this in the middle of the lineup would change things dramatically for this team and getting Castellanos right is one of the most important pieces of the whole organizational puzzle.
Kyle Schwarber, in the first $79 million contract of four years, he did what he was paid to do: hit bombs. He hits just .204 as he enters the weekend, but with 32 home runs leading the National League. His 64 RBI led the team to 16. Schwarber slowed down a week in July, but has homed twice in the last three games and four times in the last nine. Low batting average or not, no one complains about that contract.
foreshadowed nebel By mid-June he has settled into a setup role well after the start of the year as 15 chances to close and 11 game saves. He was dropped from the role and has pitched very well since then, allowing only one run in 15 runs for 1.23 ERAs. His opponents have hit .082 with a single homer in 59 plate appearances on that section.
Add backup catcher Garrett Stubbs, relievers Andrew Bellatti and Nick Nelson and utilitarian Johann Camargo to the list of offseason acquisitions the front office should satisfy.
stubs Hitting .275 with eight extra-base hits (including four homers) in just 76 plate appearances gave the Phillies a huge bonus value. They had one of the biggest hits of the year, a walk-off three-run homer to defeat the Marlins on June 15. He also hit a three-run homer against the Mets in a game when the Phillies came back by almost seven runs. – Run losses. He has been solid behind the plate as well. The Phillies acquired Stubbs from the Astros last November for Single A outfielder Logan Cerny.
bellatti Has given the Phillies more than they could have expected. Making it close to the league minimum on a one-year deal, the 30-year-old reliever has a 3.24 ERA in 37 appearances with 13.2 strikeouts per nine. He has played a variety of roles – middle innings, extra innings, occasional setup duties, close losses.
Nelson Was cheaply acquired from the Yankees in November and has worked its way up the tall man. He made two long and significant relief appearances in Phillies’ victories, including four innings against the Mets and 3⅓ against the Padres. He has pitched at least two innings 15 times this season, nine of them scoreless. Nelson has 3.94 ERA with 48 K in 48 innings.
camargo He has been a do-it-all infielder for the Phillies and their best defensive third baseman this season, although he has played in just 11 big-league games since June 1 due to a knee injury that saw him recover from an All-Star. Was put out before. break. He is on a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
While it is too early in the life of the five-year contract to make any announcements on Castellanos, the Familia deal turns out to be a definite lapse. Their use is sufficient proof. Mychal Givens signed with the Cubs for $1 million less and had a strong season that could have propelled him again on the trade deadline. Adam Ottavino signed with the Mets for $2 million less than Familia and outperformed them. In addition to people like Conor Brogdon, Bellatti, and one bad night over the past six weeks, The Phillies have been able to do this because of people like Jose Alvarado.
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