MLB.com picks the Phillies’ best trade chip before the deadline
It's coming down to the wire for the Philadelphia Phillies team President Dave Dombrowski.
Many teams that are involved in the N.L. Wild Card race have already added talent to their roster before Tuesday's 6 p.m. MLB trade deadline, but the Phillies have remained silent.
So if the team pulls the trigger on a deal, who is the Phillies’ best trade piece before the MLB trade deadline?
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand believes that Double-A starting pitcher Griff McGarry is Philadelphia's top trade chip.
Philadelphia’s No. 4 prospect, the 24-year-old McGarry has performed well at Double-A this season, posting a 3.02 ERA in 12 starts while holding hitters to a .169 average. He has struck out 243 batters in 163 1/3 career innings in the Minors, though he’s also walked 98 – one more than the number of hits he’s allowed. Some believe he will ultimately find success as a big league closer, but with a big fastball and three other solid pitches, there’s plenty to like about McGarry.
McGarry is 1-1 with a 3.02 ERA in his 12 Double-A starts this season. The 24-year-old reached Triple-A last season, pitching in seven games in 2022 at Lehigh Valley.
The right-hander had his best start of the 2023 season on July 21 in Altoona against the Curve, going seven innings with 10 strikeouts, and giving up just three hits.
The clock is ticking, check back to see if the Phillies make any moves before the deadline and listen to The Sports Bash for reaction.