Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Phillies Get Lough

2014 Topps Heritage #278
It's probably no less active than any other January for the Phillies, but this January has seemed to be particularly quiet.  I didn't even receive a notification on my phone announcing the latest non-roster invitee signing yesterday afternoon, but I caught news of the signing on Twitter.

Outfielder David Lough joins the stable of non-roster invitees who will join the Phillies in Clearwater in a few weeks.  Lough appeared in 84 games for the Orioles last season, hitting .201 with 4 home runs.  Unless there's a rash of spring injuries, I imagine Lough open the season in the outfield for the IronPigs.  He's appeared on his share of recent baseball cards, with appearances in the 2014 Topps Heritage, 2014 Topps Update and 2015 Topps sets.

Player (position) - 2015 Organization - Last Major Baseball Card Appearance
1.  James Russell (lhp) - Cubs - 2015 Topps #255 (Braves)
2.  Emmanuel Buriss (inf) - Nationals - 2010 Topps Update #US-82 (Giants)
3.  Ryan Jackson (inf) - Royals/Angels - 2013 Panini Prizm #238 (Cardinals)
4.  Frank Herrmann (rhp) - Angels/Pirates - 2010 Topps Update #US-89 (Indians)
5.  Chris Leroux (rhp) - Brewers/Phillies - 2013 Panini Select #205 (Pirates)
6.  Reinier Roibal (rhp) - Phillies - N/A
7.  J.P. Arencibia (c) - Orioles/Rays - 2014 Topps #627 (Rangers)
8.  Greg Burke (rhp) - Blue Jays - 2009 Bowman Chrome #103 (Padres)
9.  Ernesto Frieri (rhp) - Rays - 2014 Topps #240 (Angels)
10.  Gregory Infante (rhp) - Blue Jays - 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter #84 (White Sox)
11.  Angelys Nina (inf) - Rockies - 2012 Bowman Prospects #BP45 (Rockies)
12.  Andrew Bailey (rhp) - Yankees - 2013 Topps Heritage #344 (Red Sox)
13.  Edward Mujica (rhp) - Red Sox/Athletics - 2015 Topps #131 (Red Sox)
14.  Cedric Hunter (of) - Braves - 2011 Topps #554 (Padres)
15.  Mark Appel (rhp) - Astros - 2015 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #219 (Astros)
16.  J.P. Crawford (ss) - Phillies - 2015 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #208 (Phillies)
17.  Zach Eflin (rhp) - Phillies - 2014 Topps Pro Debut #184 (Padres)
18.  Andrew Knapp (c) - Phillies - 2014 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #146 (Phillies)
19.  Gabriel Lino (c) - Phillies - 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP199 (Phillies)
20.  Logan Moore (c) - Phillies - 2011 Bowman Draft Chrome Prospects #BDPP44 (Phillies)
21.  Brock Stassi (1b) - Phillies - N/A
22.  Jake Thompson (rhp) - Rangers/Phillies - 2015 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #129 (Rangers)
23.  Nick Williams (of) - Rangers/Phillies - 2015 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues #175 (Rangers)
24.  David Lough (of) - Orioles - 2015 Topps #290 (Orioles)

4 comments:

deal said...

I heard his name rhymes with SNOW. very appropriate right now.

shlabotnikreport said...

I like David Lough (and yes, his name is pronounced "Low"), although barring a revival he's clearly "organizational depth" at this point in his career.

Rob said...

O's fan - his hits are few and far between, but often makes them count in big situations. We had him for speed but he got thrown out all the time. The dude is RIPPED though - he's got like 0% body fat.

Jim said...

It's very easy for me to root for guys like David Lough and Cedric Hunter, especially given the dire need for depth for the Phillies at this point. These guys could easily find themselves with the big club this year . . . and with 2016 Chachi cards.