Phillies ten worst individual season pitching performances
2: Adam Morgan (2016)
Drafted by the Phillies in the third round in 2011, Morgan spent the first four-plus seasons working his way through the minor leagues. He made his debut with the Phillies on June 21, 2015 and showed signs of promise, posting a 5-7 record with a 4.48 ERA in 15 starts.
Expecting to make an impact in 2016 in the rotation, Morgan mostly fell flat on his face. He won just two of 13 decisions with a very high ERA of 6.04. In 113 1/3 innings, he allowed 141 hits and 76 earned runs, including a whopping 23 home runs.
Fortunately for the Phillies, Morgan has found much greater success out of the bullpen over the past few seasons, posting a combined ERA of 3.78 ERA in 133 1/3 innings. However, his 2016 campaign is bad enough to land at number two on this list.
1: Jerome Williams (2015)
Williams was drafted by the Giants in the first round in 1999. He spent three Major League seasons with the Giants before spending time with the Cubs, Nationals, Angels, Astros and Rangers through the 2014 season.
The Phillies claimed Williams off waivers in August of 2014 and he was rock solid in his nine starts, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.83 ERA. However, things took a turn for the worse for Williams in 2015. He posted a 4-12 record with a 5.80 ERA. In 121 innings, Williams allowed 161 hits, which averaged to 12 hits per nine innings. That mark was one of the worst in the Major Leagues. William also gave up 22 home runs or nearly two per nine innings. Add in five hit batters and four wild pitches with only 74 strikeouts and this 2015 performance ranks as the worst.
Clearly, at the end of a journeyman’s career, Williams finished his career posting an ERA of 5.71 in 11 relief appearances with the Cardinals the following season.