TheBaseballPage.com

More Minor League players for Phillies

The Phillies continue to stock their farm system with marginal players. New to the party on minor league deals are Dave Bush, David Purcey, and Steve Lerud.


Bush (player not trendy alt-rock band) is an 8 year vet of the Majors. He's pitched for the Blue Jays, Brewers, and Rangers compiling a 56-69 record to go along with a 4.70 ERA/1.31 WHIP. He ended last season with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and that's likely his destination again as he awaits a chance to spot start for a fallen member of the Phillies rotation. Fun fact- he was the winning pitcher for the only game Milwaukee took from the Phils in the 2008 NLDS.

Purcey is a former 1st round pick of the Blue Jays, but he's never come close to living up to the hype. In 4 seasons he owns a 5.38 ERA/1.56 WHIP with Toronto, Oakland, and Detroit. He has strikeout type stuff, but his control is poor. He'll be 30 years old next year, so maybe he'll "figure it out" yet. Doubtful.

Lerud is a career minor league catcher, playing in the Pittsburgh and Baltimore organizations for the past 8 years. He's only 27, but has only played 9 games at Triple-A and his bat is weak (.221/.665). Hey, somebody's got to catch the pitches I suppose.

By We Should be GMs
Sunday, 11 Dec 2011

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

Related Content

This day in baseball history

August 21

  • 1982

    On August 21, 1982, Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers ...

  • 1975

    On August 21, 1975, brothers Rick and Paul Reuschel of the C ...

  • 1975

    On August 21, 1975, Tony Conigliaro of the Boston Red Sox an ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Mel Deutsch

P, Boston Red Sox

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Ryne Sandberg

2B, Chicago Cubs

Read Bio
Season Profile

1967 Houston Astros

Like the turbulent d

Read Bio
Historical Figure

George W. Bush

 

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Fred Tenney

Boston Braves

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

Union Grounds of

Union Grounds was a baseball

Read Bio
No votes yet

Comments

  • Blissette said: The Phillies are just great. We should do something to get the whole thing going. - Eric Ludy 9:35PM 05/08/14
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: