Phillies Prospect Andrew Pullin Retires Again
The Phillies got a nice long look at outfielder Andrew Pullin this season in Spring Training. Pullin appeared in 17 Grapefruit League games total as an invitee to Spring Training. But after reporting to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Pullin has decided to call it a career. Again.
Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Pullin has retired from baseball. This is the second time he has retired from the Phillies. Pullin first announced his retirement from baseball on April 9, 2016. Just little more than a month later, Pullin returned to baseball and played at both Class-A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading.
In 2017, Pullin looked particularly promising, Brandon Apter noted back then, and was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after strong play at Double-A reading. That led to Pullin's extended look in 2018 Spring Training. Pullin was assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley for 2018.
But Pullin hit just .171 for the IronPigs, with one home run and 11 runs batted in. Perhaps Pullin saw teammates Mitch Walding and Dylan Cozens promoted to Philadelphia this past week and simply felt he had reached his peak in professional baseball.
Pullin was originally a 2012 fifth round draft pick of the Phillies.