Friday, July 28, 2017

Neshek Traded to Rockies for Prospects

2017 Stadium Club #91
Pat Neshek's services were not needed in Wednesday night's 9-0 win over the Astros.  Had he entered that ballgame, he would have tried to extend his home scoreless streak to 24 games.  Following the game, Neshek, the team's "most targeted player," was sent to Colorado for three Single A prospects. He joins a Rockies team 13 1/2 games behind the Dodgers in the N.L. West, but atop the Wild Card standings in the league.

Neshek appeared in 43 games for the Phillies, pitching to an unbelievable 1.12 ERA over 40 1/3 innings.  He was the Phillies' lone representative at the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami.  He gave collectors three major-release Topps cards (to date) - Heritage, Gypsy Queen and Stadium Club - along with the team-issued photo card.  A fellow collector himself, Neshek was a willing TTM signer, returning cards to my son Doug within a week's time.

He could be the first of several trades executed by the Phillies between now and August 31st.

The three players received in return - shortstop Jose Gomez, pitchers Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer - all were South Atlantic League All-Stars this year.  Each appears in the this year's Asheville Tourists team set, and the cards featured below are from currently active eBay auctions.  It will be awhile until we can judge the Neshek trade on the return received, as each of these prospects is at least several years away from the majors.  (Larry Shenk had more here on these prospects, including where they'll be assigned.)

Pat Neshek Complete Chachi Collection
2017 Chachi New Additions #1
2017 Chachi #23
2017 Chachi #47 AS
2017 Chachi Archives #11
2017 Chachi Phillies Phestival #9
2017 Chachi Photo Night #7

Departed During the 2017 Season
  • Tyler Goeddel - of (4/5/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Dalier Hinojosa - rhp (5/16/17) - Released.
  • Mario Hollands - lhp (5/23/17) - Released.
  • Taylor Featherston - inf (6/9/17) - Traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.
  • Joely Rodriguez - lhp (6/13/17) - Traded to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.
  • Jeanmar Gomez - rhp (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers' organization, 7/15/17.
  • Michael Saunders - of (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, 6/28/17.
  • Pat Neshek - rhp (7/26/17) - Traded to the Colorado Rockies for Jose Gomez, Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer.
Arrived During the 2017 Season
  • Ty Kelly - inf (4/22/17) - Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.
  • Casey Fien - rhp (5/9/17) - Purchased from the Seattle Mariners.

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