Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ex-Phillies Farmhands Getting a Chance

The Phillies stink.  It's like watching the mid to late 90's teams, except with a bloated payroll. 

So, in other news...

Ex-Phillies "prospects" Mike Costanzo, Qunitin Berry, and Rich Thompson are getting their shot in the show.

Mike Costanzo was a 2nd round pick for Philadelphia in 2005.  He was going to be the future at 3rd base.  Yeah, not quite.  He's currently with the Reds batting .111/.202 in 8 games.  He did flash some power in the minors, but also showed the inability to make contact (886 K in 820 games).  Costanzo is also an error machine at 3rd base- 108 E in 637 G, .929%.  I'm happy that he finally got to make his MLB debut and hope Cincy keeps him around so he can take Roy Halladay deep to win a game later this season.

Quintin Berry was drafted in the 5th round by the Phillies back in 2006.  He was one of those "toolsy" outfielders that were supposed to develop into a superstar in the mold of a Ken Griffey Jr. or Larry Walker.  He didn't.  Midway through the 2010 season, Berry was sent to San Diego.  Then he was with Cincinnati's organization, then Detroit's.  Detroit is finally where he'll get his first MLB experience.  The Tigers normal center fielder, Austin Jackson, is ailing, so Berry has been summoned from Toledo.  He's now 27 years old.  Don't go adding him to your fantasy roster though, he's a .267/.697 batter in the minors, with his only plus tool being speed (261 stolen bases in  692 games).

Rich Thompson was traded to Tampa Bay a week ago and made an instant impact, swiping 2 bags in his first game.  That was it though, nothing since then.  Mr. Iron Pig is lucky to have gotten another chance.  He's nothing special...sorta unspecial like the 21 of the 25 players on the Phillies active roster. 


Beer-a-Thon said...

I like Chooch.

Beer-a-Thon said...

The safest thing for an opposing pitcher to do is put a runner on 3rd base with less than 2 outs. No way in hell he is scoring.

Ben said...

Wherever he ends up, the contract Cole Hamels signs this fall will break the record for most money for a pitcher.

Aaron said...

The Phillies are poopy.