Jared Hughes could prove to be a sneaky good pickup for the Phillies. He has a 2.62 ERA the last six seasons, gets a ton of groundballs and there is a 2020 team option on his contract for $3 million.
63% groundball rate since 2014, fourth-best among active relievers.
— Corey Seidman (@CSeidmanNBCS) August 15, 2019
This makes me very happy. Phillies desperately needed a reliable arm out of the pen and that is exactly what Jared Hughes gives them. Under 3 ERA over the last two seasons and playing in the NL central against teams the Phils will be wildcard battling the rest of the year.
The best part of this move is his 2020 $3 million team option. You can add Hughes to the list of Parker, Morin and Alvarez. Cheap options for the bullpen going into next season.
Love this addition but realistically if the offense can just play up to their potential the bullpen isn’t an issue. Wildcard race starts now.