Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Phillies Missing Links of the 2000s - #2 Chris Pritchett

Christopher Davis Pritchett
First Base

A second round pick of the California Angels in 1991, Chris Pritchett spent the decade of the '90s playing with the Angels organization before finishing up his big league career with the Phillies in 2000.  Pritchett appeared in 56 games over three seasons with the Angels before signing with the Phillies as a minor league free agent following the 1999 season.  He was a non-roster invitee to spring training in 2000, starting the season in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before getting called up to the Phillies on May 11th after Rico Brogna broke his arm.  Pritchett lasted nine days on the active Phillies roster before Pat Burrell was recalled from the Red Barons to take over at first base.

Pritchett wouldn't make it back up to the Phillies in 2000 and he was let go following the season.

Bats:  Left  Throws:  Right  Height:  6'4"  Weight:  185
Born:  January 31, 1970, Merced, CA
Drafted:  Drafted by the California Angels in the 2nd round of the June 1991 amateur player draft.
Major League Teams:  California Angels 1996, Anaheim Angels 1998-1999; Phillies 2000
Professional Affiliations:  California Angels 1991-1996, Anaheim Angels 1997-1999; Phillies 2000; Anaheim Angels 2001; Pittsburgh Pirates 2002; Chicago Cubs 2003

Phillies Career
5 games, .091 (1 for 11), 3 strikeouts
Acquired:  Signed as a minor league free agent formerly with the Anaheim Angels, November 1, 1999.
Debut:  May 14, 2000 - Started at first base going 1 for 3 against the Braves, including his sole Phillies hit against John Burkett.
Final Game:  May 23, 2000 - Pinch-hit in the fourth inning for Randy Wolf, drawing a walk against the Astros' Chirs Holt.
Departed:  Granted free agency on October 3, 2000, and signed with the Anaheim Angels organization that offseason.

1993 Bowman #665
1996 Topps #103
1999 Fleer Mystique #125
2000 Q Cards Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre Red Barons #16
1 Pritchett Baseball Card in My Collection
2000 Q Cards Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons #16

Other Baseball Cards
First Mainstream Card:  1992 Stadium Club Dome #142
First Topps Base Card:  1996 Topps #103
Last Mainstream Card:  1999 Pacific Omega #7
Other Notable Cards:  1991 ProCards #3889, 1993 Bowman #665, 1999 Fleer Mystique #125

Sources:  Baseball Reference and The Trading Card Database

Phillies Missing Links of the 2000s
1 Kirk Bullinger
2 Chris Pritchett

This is a continuing series looking at those players who spent time with the Phillies but possess no baseball card proof of their time in Philadelphia.  In some cases, the First and Last Mainstream cards listed above have been subjectively chosen if multiple cards were released in that year.

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