Phillippe Aumont Optioned to Lehigh Valley

Posted by Ian Riccaboni, Wed, May 22, 2013 10:12 PM | Comments: 3
IronPigs, Minor Leagues

According to Chris Branch, Phillippe Aumont is headed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Todd Zolecki states a corresponding roster move will be made Friday. Aumont has a 4.15 ERA and has his highest BB/9 IP of his career (6.92). No word on who will take his place but the Phillies could turn to either an infielder such as Cesar Hernandez (.320/.386/.456 heading into today for Lehigh Valley) to replace Chase Utley or a straight swap for a reliever like the suddenly hot Mike Stutes.

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  • Posts: 0 DavidE

    He showed a lot of promise last year during the Phillies run in August and September. For some reason, he faltered this year. While his ERA isn’t so bad, when he has come in with men in scoring position, he has been letting runners score too frequently. Hopefully, he will be able to get back to the pitcher he was last year with the Phillies.

  • Posts: 0 George

    The teachability of control could be debated strongly. I can think of way too many examples of pitchers who never could get the ball where they wanted. Jonathan Sanchez actually got worse over the years, and Rick Ankiel quit pitching and became an outfielder because of control issues. Carlos Marmol hasn’t learned anything, either. There have even been position players who were moved due to lack of throwing skills. Ryan Howard, for instance, would be a disater defensively if he had to throw the ball much.

    I hope you are right, and Aumont can be taught, because he has nasty stuff. I do believe that consistency of mechanics has a lot to do with control, and sometimes taller individuals seem to have problems with repeating the same motion. The huge Randy Johnson started his career being wild, and it was repeatable mechanics that turned him into a Hall-of Famer.

  • Posts: 13 xxLouA

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    not a genius just an opinion, Phil’s still need some changes
    since they just about blew everything.
    will see how far they go

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