Phils Add Corey Young

Young will likely help round out the Clearwater or Reading relief corps. Photo by: Scott Lucas

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Phillies signed left-handed pitcher Corey Young, 26, last week to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Minor League camp. Young, a Seton Hall alum, comes to the Phillies organization after being released by the Rangers in June 2012. Young spent most of the last four seasons in Double-A Frisco where a dip in velocity from his low 3/4 arm slot contributed to him failing to maintain high strikeout rates that put him on the map as a potential Major League reliever. Young struggled to keep runners off base in Double-A (1.613 WHIP, 4.4 BB/9 IP). Young is likely to start the year in either High-A Clearwater or Double-A Reading.



  1. jcull

    February 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    With the multitude of young arms likely to start out in Reading, logic suggests that Young will start out the season in Clearwater. Also, do we really need another Young?

    • Ian Riccaboni

      February 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      I was thinking that, too, JCull until I looked at the breakdown: most of the Phillies arms in Reading are righties. He may start the year in Reading by default because of his left-handedness.

      • George

        February 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        He may not play anywhere. His invitation to ST might only be to see if they can do anything with him. A 1.613 WHIP sounds like he’s last resort material, and if he’s unable to learn from big league coaches this spring it wouldn’t be a surprise top see him cut.

    • wbramh

      February 18, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Well, the team is getting, Younger and Younger and Younger.
      I think some genie misunderstood my wish.

  2. bacardipr

    February 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    They just keep stockpiling these type of guys.

    • Double Trouble Del

      February 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

      The front office must be under the impression that if they throw enough stuff against the wall, sooner or later something will stick.

  3. Ian Riccaboni

    February 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    To George – very possible but there is room for a lefty if you go just by lefty/righty raw numbers.

    Bacardi – yeah there are a ton of these guys. Keep an eye on Brandon Erbe. He’s 25 and throws gas. He could sneak on to the Phils 40 man at some point. He’s the standout of these minor league signings.

  4. bacardipr

    February 17, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I briefly looked at him Ian, I bet your right.

  5. Kmoney

    February 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm


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