Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan To Complete Blanton Trade

The Phillies have acquired right-hander Ryan O'Sullivan from the Dodgers to complete the Joe Blanton trade, the team announced (on Twitter). Los Angeles acquired Blanton for a player to be named later earlier this month.

O'Sullivan, 21, was a fourth round pick in the 2011 draft. He's pitched to a 3.05 ERA with 5.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 88 1/3 innings at the Single-A level this season. Baseball America ranked O'Sullivan has 23rd best prospect in the Dodgers' system before the season in their Prospect Handbook.


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10 Comments on "Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan To Complete Blanton Trade"


Down_Goes_Brown
3 years 12 days ago

meh

nm344
3 years 12 days ago

Looks like a ground ball guy

3 years 12 days ago

I guess a Ryan O’Sullivan kind of prospect won’t be confused with a Jonathan Schoop kind of prospect.

nm344
3 years 12 days ago

Also won’t be compared with the 3 million the Phillies saved by not picking up any of Blanton’s remaining money.

Mike1L
3 years 12 days ago

Offloading the vets…how the mighty have fallen.

Down_Goes_Brown
3 years 12 days ago

Its a pretty good get for a few months of a number 3/4 guy on the waiver wire as far as PTBNLs go. Wasnt expecting much more

nm344
3 years 12 days ago

plus the Phillies didn’t need to eat any of Blanton’s salary.

hiflyer000
3 years 12 days ago

If he can improve his K/BB a bit and maintain his GB rate he could be useful. I wasn’t expecting much more than organizational filler anyway.

ThinkBlue10
3 years 11 days ago

Phillies are winning that trade so far.

Mike1L
3 years 12 days ago

Yankees are right behind them (and I’m a Yankee fan) No disrespect intended