Phillies Mid-Season Grades - Part 2: Pitchers

Let's continue to check in on the players performance, this time a closer look at the pitching staff.
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Yunior Marté

Yunior Marté is quite the conundrum. There’s no denying that his stuff is electric and it jumps off the screen when watching the games. When he is able to control it, he is a weapon out of the bullpen and you can tell Rob Thomson feels the same. However, consistently controlling his arsenal has been the problem. Marté had an early season stink that did not go as planned and was sent down to AAA quickly. Fortunately for him, he was called back up when Alvarado went to the IL and has stuck around really ever since. Thomson has entrusted him with high leverage opportunities even earning his first save in a tight game against Oakland when the top end arms were not available. He can be a valuable part of this team (or even a trade chip) if Caleb Cotham and the staff can help him harness his stuff.

Grade: C

Dylan Covey

I’m not exactly sure what Covey has on Dombrowski, Thomson, and the front office but he has stuck around on the active roster despite his lack out positive performances and the up-and-coming arms that are seemingly ready in AAA and AA. In his first five outings with the Phillies he surrendered ten runs in just 10 innings. He has since found some rhythm and has pitched four scoreless innings over three appearances. It feels that Rob Thomson is hesitant to use him so why not try one of the young farm guys?

Grade: D