Jerome Williams Making Case for a Spot in 2015 Rotation

Journey-man right-hander Jerome Williams delivered another great game in his third game in a Phillies uniform Sunday afternoon, and is definitely starting to get some attention from the Phillies and their fans.


The 32-year-old has been a different pitcher since coming to Philly. When he was with Houston and Texas earlier this season, Williams struggled mightily, going 2-5 with an ERA of 6.71 between the two ball clubs. However, in three starts with the Phillies, Williams is 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA.

Sunday’s effort was his best yet, as he went 8 innings while giving up just one run on 5 hits to a very good Cardinals lineup.

So, could Williams’ performance make him a candidate for the Phillies’ 2015 rotation?

“He could be. We’ll have time to continue to watch. He’s had three outstanding games for us.” Ruben Amaro said after today’s game.

With A.J. Burnett possibly retiring after this season, and Kyle Kendrick’s future up in the air, the Phillies could use some help in the rotation next year.

Will Williams be a guy the Phillies can rely on? We’ll just have to wait and see.



  1. psujoe

    August 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    He looked good today. He certainly has earned a shot at being in the rotation.

    I take a contrary view that this team can’t win next year. Sure, I’d prefer to get value for players in deals. I’m totally against dumping assets and $$ for nothing. Good deal so far for Hernandez. I think they should go all in for Yosmani Tomas. They need a solid power hitting LF and Brown just looks totally lost. I also hope they hold onto Sizemore as a #4 OF. He has some skills that can help the club much more than Mayberry.

  2. bacardipr05

    August 25, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Invite to Spring Training and take it from there. This guy has had some good years but mostly has sucked. The Philly luck says he will suck the moment we give him a contract.

  3. Hogey's Role

    August 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I like him and I feel a lot better with him in our rotation over Kyle Kendrick that’s for sure…

    Hamels,lee,?,Williams, and Buchanan Doesn’t look terrible on paper, who will be the third starter and what will we get from cliff next year are big questions

  4. Vinnie

    August 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

    See how he does the rest of the way. There is no need to deside after 3 starts.

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