Right-handed reliever Phillippe Aumont, part of the trio of players that the Phillies acquired when they traded Cliff Lee to Seattle in 2009, is back on track after an extremely rough start to his tenure in the Philadelphia organization.
Aumont, selected 11th overall in the 2007 amateur draft by the Mariners, was a highly touted prospect at the time of the trade. However, that didn’t last very long.
After joining the Phillies organization Aumont struggled, as he was moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation. He began the season in Double A Reading and went 1-6 with a 7.43 ERA in 11 starts before being demoted to High A Clearwater. As a member of the Treshers, Aumont improved his numbers a bit, going 2-5 with a 4.48 ERA.
This season with the Double A Reading Phillies, the 22-year-old Canadian, now exclusively a reliever, has posted a 0-2 record with 2 saves and a 2.57 ERA in 11 games and has begun to rise back toward the Major Leagues.
I spoke with Phillippe last week about his success in a more comfortable role, his first exposure to baseball, his pitch repertoire and much more. Check out the media player below to listen to the full interview.
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