Today, MiLB.com’s staff selected left-handed reliever Kyle Dohy as the Phillies under-the radar prospect for the 2019 season. Read HERE. Dohy was a 16th round draft pick back in 2017 and just might be the hardest throwing lefty reliever they have in the farm system.
Dohy impressed us with a dominating couple of weeks in the middle of last season with the Clearwater Threshers after his call-up from Lakewood. He didn’t not duplicate his Clearwater numbers after he went on to Reading to end the 2018 season.
Dohy’s big problem was his control at AA last season. Working in the mid-90’s with his fastball, he lost control walking 22 in 22.2 innings with Reading after walking only 3 in 11 innings with Clearwater. Walks have been his problem since signing with the Phillies. In 87.1 innings all in relief, he has walked 62 but has struck out 133.
Former major league lefty reliever Aaron Fultz takes over as Reading’s pitching coach this season after three years as the Clearwater pitching coach. This should help Dohy who pitched well in the brief time he worked under Fultz last season.
Last season Dohy advanced three levels after starting out with Lakewood in Low A. I would not be surprised to him pitch with the Phillies some time this season if he can cut down on the walks because he is about the hardest throwing lefty reliever they have in the system.
Watch Dohy strikeout two Blue Jays last week in a minor league game at the Carpenter Complex. Watch HERE.