Monday, November 16, 2015

Hellickson may be the high point of Phillies off-season

The Phillies are well into the off season and ho-hum, not much has changed with this team that will likely change the course of the team too much next season.

Yes, a pitcher was signed in the past week, but Jeremy Hellickson, who made $4.275M last year, isn't the type of pitcher that is going to bring a whole lot of greatness to the starting lineup. A team still needs players though, and Hellickson was the player that GM, Matt Klentak, thinks will bring a bit of experience to the rotation.

Hellickson was 9-12 last year with a bad Diamondbacks team. Jeremy did win his 8th game of the season last year against the Phillies, by a score of 13-1. That game was also the game that Maikel Franco was hit on the wrist with a pitch by the right handed pitcher Hellickson, now Jeremy will be Franco's teammate.

Hellickson had 27 starts for the D-Backs in 2015, and pitched 146.0 innings.

Here is the chart of pitches that Jeremy threw in 2015:

Hellickson relied on his fastball the most followed up with a change and curve, he rarely threw anything else. Maybe developing one more pitch may help him to keep batters a little more surprised at what he will be throwing at them.

The Boras Corporation represents Jeremy Hellickson, who also is a free agent after the 2016 season. Possibly a good time for Jeremy to prove hi,self for his next contract, as you can see even a pitcher that doesn't have a good record is pulling down multi-million dollar contracts.

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