Phillies Add Four to 40-Man Roster – Phillies Nation

Phillies Add Four to 40-Man Roster

Zach Collier

Collier is one of four added to the Phils' 40-man roster today. Photo: Jay Floyd

The Phillies announced today that outfielder Zach Collier and right-handed pitchers Ethan Martin, Trevor May, and Jonathan Pettibone have been added to the 40-man roster.

Collier, 22, was the Phillies’ supplemental first round pick, 34th overall, in 2008. The 6’2 lefty showed improved plate discipline in 2012, hitting .269/.333/.399 in his first year at High-A Clearwater. Collier had career highs in slugging and ISO and a near-career low in K%. Much of Collier’s improved power came in the form of his career high six home runs. Our minor league expert Jay Floyd just spoke to Collier on Sunday and the interview can be found here on PN.

Martin, 23, came to the Phillies in the Shane Victorino deal. Martin pitched a career high 157.2 innings in 2012 for Double-A Chattanooga and Double-A Reading. Marin was particularly impressive for Double-A Reading, posting a 5-0 record in seven starts with a 3.18 ERA. Martin was also a first round pick in 2008, drafted 15th overall by the Dodgers.

May, 23, one of the much-hyped Baby Aces, struggled in his first stint at Double-A Reading, posting an uncharacteristically high 4.87 ERA last year in 28 starts and 3 less K/9 IP than he had in 2011. May was rated as the number one Phillies prospect by FanGraphs headed into 2012. May was the Phillies’ fourth round selection in 2008.

Pettibone, 22, is the youngest of the Baby Aces who relies primarily on control for pitching success. Pettibone found immediate success in Double-A Reading (9-7, 3.30 ERA, 19 starts) and was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he was even stronger (4-1, 2.55 ERA, 7 starts). Pettibone has a small but real chance of seeing time with the Phillies in 2013. Pettibone was the Phillies’ third round pick in 2008.

The Phillies now have 38 men on their 40-man roster.

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    November 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I am hearing that the Braves are close to signing B.J. Upton. If so, we need to move on either signing B.J. —– or make a trade for Denard Span. I would even include Vance Worley in the deal along with Michael Schwimer, and another young pitcher as we have plenty of them. Then I would strive to sign Kevin Youkilis, who would play a solid third base and offer power from the right side of the plate.

    Span is an outstanding defensive outfielder with plenty of speed and a good leadoff hitter. Then we could gamble on Ruff in left and put Brown in Right. Our outfield bench could be Mayberry and Schierholtz.. Our infield bench would include Galvis, Fransden , with Mayberry capable of playing first base if needed.

  2. Ian Riccaboni

    November 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Everyyyyyy one of those Upton Tweets are from fake beat reporters so far.

  3. CS

    November 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    We still need to protect Cody Ashe and Tommy Joseph. Save the free agent signings until were done with rule 5, or trade and make room.

    • Ian Riccaboni

      November 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      CS – Neither are eligible yet. Both were signed after age 19 and do not yet have four years of minor league service time.

  4. Cs

    November 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Oh ok, good. Did anyone see the MLB tonight segment where they suggested we trade May an Asche for Chase Headly.

    • Lefty

      November 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      I did, and I think Al Leiter is terribly underestimating what it would cost in trade to get Chase Headley. IMO- Headley is a much more valuable player than Hunter Pence was, and it cost 4 players to get him. Padres won’t trade him away unless they get significant return.

  5. CS

    November 21, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Then dump the system for him.

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