DWIPP: 2- Paul Abbott, 2004

2. Paul Abbott in 2004

In June of 2004, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays released Abbott after he pitched 10 games with an ERA that apporoached seven.  Four days later, the Phillies immediately jumped on the opportunity to sign Abbott, as if he had many great seasons in the past (his career ERA was close to 5).

Abbott only spent 10 games with the Phillies in 2004.

In the 49 innings he pitched, Abbott  was 1-6 with an ERA of 6.24 and WHIP of 1.80.  He allowed 37 runs on 57 hits and 31 walks, including 14 home runs.

Opponents batted .290 and slugged .551, and had a .940 OPS against him.

The Phillies released Abbott in September, and has not pitched since.  He is currently a pitching coach for the Orange Country Flyers.



  1. Jim

    March 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    guess that just leaves eaton.

    figures he would be #1 considering he got to pitch an entire season in 2007 where as most of these guys didnt see more than 30 innings pitched

  2. TBT

    March 30, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I remember that stretch where Abbott was starting and thinking each time the Phillies had no chance to win the day’s game.

  3. ryan

    March 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    the fact that that bum was ever even in a Phils uniform is the biggest indictment of the Ed Wade administration. thank god Ed Wade is in Houston now and we get to be on the other end of his awful deals.

  4. Andy

    March 30, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    At least Adam Eat*n gets to be #1 in something.

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