Recently, right-handed pitcher Brody Colvin was promoted from Class A Advanced Clearwater to Double-A Reading. Prior to the 2012 season, Colvin, who turns 22-years-old on Tuesday, was ranked as PhilliesNation’s 6th best prospect. This season, following some ups and downs, it’s unclear where Colvin will rank next preseason.
Earlier this year, Colvin, a Louisiana native, was removed from Clearwater’s starting rotation and moved to the bullpen to relax and improve his mental approach. He did so and returned to starting after a brief time.
Through his first two outings with the R-Phils, the 7th round draft choice from 2009 posted a 1-0 record while allowing five earned runs in 11 innings (4.09 ERA). In his last start on Saturday, however, Colvin allowed eight earned runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched in a loss to New Britain.
In a recent interview with Brody, he spoke about the transition moving to the Eastern League, his brief bullpen stint, physical concerns from last season, plus much more.
Check out the media player below to hear the full interview.
Jay Floyd is PhilliesNation’s minor league insider. You can check out more content from Jay by visiting his site, PhoulBallz.com.