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DWIPP: 3- Gavin Floyd, 2005

3. Gavin Floyd in 2005

Drafted fourth overall in the 2001 draft, Floyd was the Phillies highest ranked prospect, but never lived up to his expectations. In 2005, he had a 10.04 ERA and 1.77 WHIP and in 2006 a 7.29 ERA and 1.88 WHIP.

In the 26 innings he pitched in 2005, he was 1-2, allowed 29 earned runs on 30 hits and 16 walks, including five home runs.  Opponents batted .283 and had a .924 OPS against him.  His strike out per walk ratio was 1.06.

He spent the majority of the season as a starter, where he had a 6.75 ERA.  In 4.2 innings out of the bullpen, he allowed 15 runs, 13 earned.  At Citizen’s Bank Park, his ERA was close to 16.

In his 3 year career with the Phillies, Floyd had a 6.96 ERA with the Phillies.

He will forever be remembered as the pitcher who threw the pitch to Xavier Nady in which Aaron Rowand made a “great, great, perhaps game saving catch!” in 2006.

Floyd was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2006, and had a successful 2008 season.  He set career highs in practically every pitching category.  His ERA was 3.84 and struck out 145 batters in 206.1 innings.

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