Player: Chan Ho Park
Consistency: Park only made seven starts and had one good one. After beating out J.A. Happ for the fifth spot in the rotation, he coughed it up quick, proving he was not a good starter. But that doesn’t mean he wasn’t valuable to the team. After a slow start in the pen, Chopper settled down and turned into an effective reliever, taking the role of long reliever and set-up man. He hit a few snags throughout the season but became a reliable arm down the stretch.
He missed the NLDS with an injury he sustained at the end of the season. He was able to pitch in the NLCS and World Series, doing so effectively against New York.
Regular Season Stats: 3-3, 45 games, 7 starts, 83.1 IP, 84 H, 43 R, 41 ER, 5 HR, 33 BB, 73 K, 4.43 ERA, 1.40 WHIP
Post Season Stats: 0-1, 8 games, 6.2, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 HR, 2 BB, 6 K, 4.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP
Health: He was healthy all year until the end of the season. He hurt his hamstring in the middle of September and that forced him to miss the remainder of the season and then NLDS.
Intangibles: He was good. He’s a free agent and wants to be a starter next year but is still open to relieving. The Phillies would love to bring him back and possibly give him a shot to fight for the fifth starter spot once again.
Overall Grade: B. He was steady all year. He rebounded nicely from his demotion and played a key part in the Phillies success down the stretch. I want to see him back in Philly with a similar role to last year.