Jose Taveras Was The Top Pitcher In Friday’s Phillies Minor League Spring Training Intrasquad Games

Phillies prospect Jose Taveras  recorded the second most strikeouts and had the second lowest WHIP of any pitcher in low A ball last season.  After Friday’s one inning of work, he showed that he has not lost a beat heading into the 2017 season.

Jose Taveras

Taveras was the most dominating pitcher we have seen in the Phillies minor league intra-squad games the last two days at the Carpenter Complex.  He faced five batters and struck out three of them including two in a row on six pitches.  Also he had a fly out and allowed a single in his four out inning of work.

He struck out Jose Pujols, Evan Rogers and Damek Tomscha who were his teammates last season for the Lakewood BlueClaws.  Watch HERE, HERE and HERE.

For a review of his first half of the 2016 season and his 15 strikeout game from last season read HERE.

Taveras went 8-8 and struck out 154 in 137.1 inning in the 2016 regular season and 1-0 in his one, seven inning start in the playoffs striking out four.

Taveras looks like he has a great opportunity to be part of the Clearwater Threshers starting rotation if he continues to pitch as he did in Friday’s intrasquad game.

The Phillies have more intrasquad games scheduled for the weekend. The minor league spring training games are scheduled to begin on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. when the Phillies AAA and AA teams take on the Blue Jays at the Carpenter Complex.  The Phillies high and low A teams will travel four miles up the road to play their Blue Jays counterpart at the Mattock Complex in Dunedin.






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