Phillies Mailbag: Vince Velasquez, Phillies Outfield, and Shane Victorino
We are a day late today on the Phillies mailbag, but so much happened yesterday in terms of Phillies moves it would have gotten buried, and some of the questions were already answered with the Phillies moves. Every week we take your questions and then talk about them on 97.3 ESPN Atlantic City on Tuesday afternoon.
Do you see Vincent Velasquez having a big season in the 5th spot of the rotation?
I think that Velasquez has the tools to pitch very capably in the Phillies starting rotation. Velasquez had an up and down year last season bouncing among the bullpen, starting rotation and AAA club for the Houston Astros. He has never had a real look as a starting pitcher on a permanent basis in the Major Leagues. This is his chance.