6: Kyle Abbott (1992)
Abbott pitched in five games for the Angels as a 23-year old in 1991 compiling a 1-2 record with a 4.58 ERA. Coming over to the Phillies with Ruben Amaro Jr. in exchange for Von Hayes in December of 1991, Abbott made the team in 1992 and was part of the starting rotation.
The 1992 season turned out to be Abbott’s most worked and least productive season of a short Major League career. In 31 games, including 19 starts, Abbott had an abysmal 1-14 record with an ERA of 5.13. Hurt by the long ball, he allowed 20 home runs in 133 1/3 innings, while giving up 147 hits and striking out only 88.
Abbott remained in the Phillies organization but didn’t appear in another game with the club until 1995 when he went 2-0 with a 3.81 ERA in 18 games in relief.
5: Chad Ogea (1999)
Ogea spent his first five seasons in the Major Leagues with the Indians before being acquired by the Phillies in a trade for Jerry Spradlin on November 13, 1998. The bad news for the Phillies was that Ogea had the worst season of his career in his only and what turned out to be his last in the big leagues.
In 36 games, including 28 starts, Ogea posted a 6-12 record with a 5.63 ERA. In 168 innings, Ogea was torched for 36 home runs, 192 hits, and 61 walks, while striking out only 77. The season turned out to be a nightmare for Ogea, who was granted free agency on October 6, 1999.
Ogea was signed by the Tigers in November of 1999 and selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Rule 5 draft in December. He pitched in the Indians and Yankees minor league systems over the next two seasons but never pitched in the Major Leagues again.