• Has Phil Hughes Pitched His Last Game As A Yankee?

    Posted by on July 29th, 2013 · Comments (11)

    If so, will you miss him? Hughes’ career in the bigs, to date:

    Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA+
    2007 21 NYY 5 3 4.46 13 13 0 0 72.2 64 39 36 8 29 58 102
    2008 22 NYY 0 4 6.62 8 8 0 0 34.0 43 26 25 3 15 23 67
    2009 23 NYY 8 3 3.03 51 7 6 3 86.0 68 31 29 8 28 96 152
    2010 24 NYY 18 8 4.19 31 29 0 0 176.1 162 83 82 25 58 146 103
    2011 25 NYY 5 5 5.79 17 14 1 0 74.2 84 48 48 9 27 47 74
    2012 26 NYY 16 13 4.23 32 32 0 0 191.1 196 101 90 35 46 165 98
    2013 27 NYY 4 9 4.58 20 20 0 0 112.0 119 62 57 20 31 93 88
    7 Yrs 56 45 4.42 172 123 7 3 747.0 736 390 367 108 234 628 97
    162 Game Avg. 13 10 4.42 40 28 2 1 172 170 90 85 25 54 145 97
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 7/29/2013.

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    First rounder material? More like a seventh rounder, if you ask me…

    Comments on Has Phil Hughes Pitched His Last Game As A Yankee?

    1. MJ Recanati
      July 29th, 2013 | 9:04 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      First rounder material? More like a seventh rounder, if you ask me…

      He was first round material. He’s neither the first nor the last to end up falling short of his talent ceiling…and that’s said with the caveat that he could easily improve in the NL, in a pitcher’s park, or with someone like Don Cooper/Dave Duncan.

    2. July 29th, 2013 | 9:09 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      he could easily improve in the NL, in a pitcher’s park, or with someone like Don Cooper/Dave Duncan.

      That would be the kicker…watching Hughes win the NL Cy Young Award in 2014.

    3. Greg H.
      July 29th, 2013 | 7:18 pm

      I for one will not miss Phil Hughes. Incredibly frustrating to watch him give up dinger after dinger, I do think he will improve, like Burnett, and Kennedy, after leaving the Yankees. If there was a stat for most leads surrendered the inning after gaining them, I’d like to know where Hughes’ ranks.

    4. July 29th, 2013 | 7:27 pm

      Too much, too soon.

      He should have spent the whole season in AAA in 2007.
      He never should have been given a starting slot in 2008.
      And, he should have never been on the All-Star team in 2010.

      His swelled head and lack of conditioning is part of the season why he is where he is today.

      That said, I agree with what many are saying. Just watch…he’ll go the Mets and win 15 next season pitching behind Harvey and Wheeler in their rotation…if he doesn’t sign with a team like the Padres or Angels.

    5. 77yankees
      July 29th, 2013 | 8:45 pm

      Well, nobody can say he didn’t have a chance to succeed here.

    6. Corey
      July 29th, 2013 | 9:03 pm

      Greg H. wrote:

      Kennedy, after leaving the Yankees.

      Guess your’re not paying attention. Even Hughes had a fluke year.

    7. Raf
      July 30th, 2013 | 12:39 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      He should have spent the whole season in AAA in 2007.
      He never should have been given a starting slot in 2008.
      And, he should have never been on the All-Star team in 2010.

      Injuries necessitated his call-up in 2007.
      He was given a starting slot in 2008 based on his work at both the major and minor leagues. It wasn’t like he was some schnook; he was the organization’s top pitching prospect.

    8. MJ Recanati
      July 30th, 2013 | 8:40 am

      Raf wrote:

      he was the organization’s top pitching prospect.

      He was actually the top minor league pitching prospect in all of baseball going into the 2007 season.

    9. July 30th, 2013 | 9:05 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      He was actually the top minor league pitching prospect in all of baseball going into the 2007 season.

      Raf wrote:

      he was the organization’s top pitching prospect.

      But, young and without a lot of time at AAA, nonetheless.

      You don’t see the Rays rush their SP prospects like that.

    10. MJ Recanati
      July 30th, 2013 | 9:45 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      But, young and without a lot of time at AAA, nonetheless. You don’t see the Rays rush their SP prospects like that.

      I agree with you there. That being said, it doesn’t change the fact that Hughes earned his reputation as a top minor league pitcher.

      Could he have used more seasoning? Sure. Was he still an elite prospect? Yes.

    11. Raf
      July 30th, 2013 | 8:07 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      You don’t see the Rays rush their SP prospects like that.

      I think Matt More came up along the same timeframes

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