Phillies 2015 Report Card: Starting Pitchers

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Sean O’SullivanF: in order to receive 13 starting assignments, even with as poor a team as were the 2015 Phillies, a bad pitcher such as O’Sullivan was simply benefiting from being in the right place at the right time.

He received those starts largely due to timing: injuries to veteran members of the rotation, the club wanting to give more minor league seasoning time to some of the youngsters, and the Phils simply having few other options.

The oversized righty who turned 28 years old on September 1st made a pair of mid-April starts, then became a regular member of the rotation from mid-May through early July. He only reached the 6-inning mark four times, and allowed fewer hits than innings pitched that same four times.

He fashioned just a 1-6 record with a 6.08 ERA and 1.606 WHIP. O’Sullivan allowed 94 hits, including 16 home runs, over 71 innings pitched. He had a 35/20 K:BB ratio. He made his final start of the season on July 6th. Hopefully it was his final career start in a Phillies uniform.

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