Player: Phillippe Aumont
Acquired: acquired along with Tyson Gillies and Juan Ramirez in a trade for Cliff Lee on Dec. 16, 2009.
2009 Stats: none
Intangibles: He’s a prospect and has so much potential. I talked a lot about him in the post about the Phillies wanting to turn him into a starter. He’s young (21), is 6’7” and has a canon of an arm (fastball hits around 97 MPH). He also impressed a lot of people in the 2009 World Baseball Classic playing for Canada. He is ranked as the 33rd best prospect in the league and this is from his scouting report:
He throws his fastball, which has hard sink and is tough to pick up, up to 95 mph, with room for more. The breaking ball (curve) has a chance to be plus pitch, but his changeup is his third pitch and needs to be improved. He has pretty good command, especially for his age, and uses his size well for mound presence.
Expectations: He’s expected to be a top pitching prospect and is still in the developing stages. His expectations for 2010 are a strong year in AA/AAA ball and a possible appearance with the Phillies. His 2011 expectations will be much higher.