David Phelps deal complete as Phillies send 3 MiLB pitchers

Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2019 (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2019 (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

The Phillies trade with the Brewers for RHP David Phelps is now complete

The Philadelphia Phillies made a trade before the August 31 trade deadline last month, acquiring right-handed reliever David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for three players to be named later.

The Phillies officially completed the trade on Friday, sending minor-league pitchers Brandon RameyJuan Geraldo, and Israel Puello to the Brewers. All right-handers, Ramey is 20 years old while both Geraldo and Puello are 19 years of age. Although all three have only been in the rookie-leagues for two seasons, their numbers in 2019 did look promising.

Ramey pitched 22 2/3 innings, allowing eleven hits and seven earned runs with an ERA of 2.78 and a record of 0-2. Geraldo pitched 25 innings, allowing twenty-one hits and eleven earned runs with an ERA of 3.96 and a record of 2-0. Puello pitched 65 2/3 innings, allowing forty-four hits and fourteen earned runs with an ERA of 1.92 and a record of 2-1.

Even though they are most likely years away from being called up to the big leagues, these may be some names to watch. Hopefully, it was not a bad move to trade them away.

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Since Phelps joined the Phillies, he has pitched in seven games; spanning 6 1/3 innings, the right-hander has allowed nine hits, eight earned runs, and five home runs, en route to an 11.37 ERA and 0-1 record

So far, not exactly the more reliable pitcher of recent years that the Phillies may have expected they acquired. Phelps’ numbers with the Brewers this season fared better, as he pitched in 12 games over 13 innings and allowed just seven hits, four earned runs (including two home runs), with an ERA of 2.77 and a record of 2-3.

Here’s to hoping this was a good trade and Phelps’ numbers improve in red pinstripes.

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