Starter Jerad Eickhoff
Jerad Eickhoff was the paradigm for dependability for the Phillies this year after leading the team with 33 starts. The righty logged 197.1 innings this season as he finished the year with a 11-14 record, 3.65 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 1.9 BB/9.
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So far, Eickhoff has been the most valuable piece from the Cole Hamels trade. Jorge Alfaro has spent just a few games in the majors and will be back in Triple-A next season. Jake Thompson struggled in his rookie season, while Alec Asher sat out half the season after a PED suspension. Meanwhile, Nick Williams has yet to make his major-league debut after a poor season in Triple-A.
With another quality season in 2017, Eickhoff could very well earn an extension as the workhorse starter.
It would be very similar to Herrera’s extension as Eickhoff would have just over two years of service time under his belt. He is not arbitration-eligible until after the 2018 season, but an extension would help the two sides avoid what can be a painstaking process.