Phillies Add Sam Coonrod to Bullpen
The Phillies are adding an electric arm to their historically bad bullpen, adding former Giants right-hander Sam Coonrod.
Coonrod, 28, struggled in 2020 with a 9.82 ERA, 1.64 WHIP across 14 2/3 innings.
He is one of the hardest throwers in baseball and certainly has good stuff, reaching 100-MPH on the radar gun. Coonrod’s average of a 98.4-MPH was the fifth fastest in all of baseball last season.
He spent some of the 2020 season has the Giants closer, saving three games, but was placed on the injured list with a season-ending right shoulder strain in late-September. In 2019, he appeared in 33 games in relief and posted a 3.58 ERA while holding opponents to a .202/.336/.319 slash line.
In exchange for Coonrod, the Phillies 6-foot-8 right-hander Carson Ragsdale who is 22-years of age, who was drafted in the 2020 MLB draft out of South Florida.
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