A year after reliever Pat Neshek was the Phillies’ lone representative in the All-Star Game, another Philadelphia bullpen arm could be representing the team.
Seranthony Dominguez has become Gabe Kapler’s go-to reliever in the first month and a half of his major-league career. His rise to the majors from Double-A this year is well-documented. With the rest of the bullpen struggling, Dominguez as emerged as the top reliever.
Dominguez has given up just four runs and three walks in 22.1 innings this year, striking out 29 batters. Among NL relievers with 20 or more innings pitched this year, he ranks 12th in ERA, fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio, second in WHIP, and fifth in fielding-independent pitching. His ability to pitch multiple innings in close games could give him an added boost over other potential All-Star relievers.