By 5pm Eastern today baseball teams must make the additions to their rosters to protect players from the Rule 5 draft. Since the Phillies started their rebuild, their 40 man roster has become a precious resource as each year a new wave of prospects forces uncomfortable protection decisions. Last year, with an uncertain CBA, the Phillies opted to overprotect adding more players to their 40 man roster than any other team in baseball.
I wrote earlier today about the players the Phillies could protect and how they could protect them. Here is what the Phillies actually did:I don’t have anything to add about the 4 added to the roster. Taveras was the only bubble guy and he is a near major league ready starting pitcher. Vielma is a no-hit middle infielder who I have to imagine gets designated as soon as something better crosses on waivers.
Signed as an international amateur in June 2013Kilome’s 2017 statistics can be described as simply effective but uninspiring. Kilome’s run prevention was much better during this season compared to 2016 (2.83 ERA vs 2016’s 3.85 ERA). Some of that can be attributed to luck as Kilome’s opponents hit .312 on balls in play compared to the .346 they hit last year.
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Selecting a term
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