The Phillies are well into the off season and ho-hum, not much has changed with this team that will likely change the course of the team too much next season.
Yes, a pitcher was signed in the past week, but Jeremy Hellickson, who made $4.275M last year, isn’t the type of pitcher that is going to bring a whole lot of greatness to the starting lineup. A team still needs players though, and Hellickson was the player that GM, Matt Klentak, thinks will bring a bit of experience to the rotation.
Hellickson was 9-12 last year with a bad Diamondbacks team. Jeremy did win his 8th game of the season last year against the Phillies, by a score of 13-1. That game was also the game that Maikel Franco was hit on the wrist with a pitch by the right handed pitcher Hellickson, now Jeremy will be Franco’s teammate.
Hellickson had 27 starts for the D-Backs in 2015, and pitched 146.0 innings.
Here is the chart of pitches that Jeremy threw in 2015: