Ben Lively (pictured right next to Phillies GM Matt Klentak), was acquired from the Reds following the 2014 season for OF Marlon Byrd.
Lively is a command savvy right-hander, who relies on deception and contact for success. With solid defense behind him, his slightly above average arsenal should help him find success.
Lively is almost 25 now, with a steady building workload (465.1 IP past three seasons) He’s probably ready now, but will have to wait for the opportunity to arrive before he’s called to Philly.
However, he’ll be first in line for a call up next season, and should be up at some point.