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.

10 Responses to Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan To Complete Blanton Trade Leave a Reply

  1. Down_Goes_Brown 3 years ago


  2. nm344 3 years ago

    Looks like a ground ball guy

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

    • nm344 3 years ago

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

  4. Mike1L 3 years ago

    Offloading the vets…how the mighty have fallen.

  5. Down_Goes_Brown 3 years 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 ago

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

  6. hiflyer000 3 years 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.

  7. ThinkBlue10 3 years ago

    Phillies are winning that trade so far.

  8. Mike1L 3 years ago

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

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