Thursday, May 28, 2009

2008 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers #37 Antonio Bastardo

The Phillies Room Special Report: Myers' Hip Watch '09 (Part 2)

Jayson Stark posted his latest Rumblings & Grumblings today, which included this interesting comparison: "Then there's a left-hander who is climbing everybody's charts, Antonio Bastardo, who has a 50-9 strikeout-walk ratio between Double-A and Triple-A. The Phillies dangled Bastardo in July for Rockies reliever Brian Fuentes. But a year later, he is actually drawing some Johan Santana comparisons, and might have passed [Carlos] Carrasco as their No. 1 pitching prospect."

As we're now 2 months away from the non-waiver trade deadline, Stark's column lists 11 starting pitchers possibly on the Phillies' radar: Roy Oswalt, Jake Peavy, Brandon Webb, Roy Halladay, Doug Davis, Erik Bedard, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Brad Penny, Chris Young and Jason Marquis. He mentions catcher Lou Marson, infielder Jason Donald, pitcher Carlos Carrasco, catcher Travis D'Arnaud, shortstop Freddy Galvis, pitcher Kyle Drabek and outfielder Dominic Brown as possible trade bait.

Stark's article also includes an insightful summary of the current Jamie Moyer situation.


Matt Runyon said...

What a last name for the poor guy.

Jim said...

Seriously . . .