Phillies: Trade wild-card player to fill wish list

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Houston Astros prepares for Game One of the 2019 World Series against the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 22: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Houston Astros prepares for Game One of the 2019 World Series against the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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The Numerical Bible:  

This review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

Phillies targets’ statistical results toward 75-80 percent:  

  • Giles: 43 good, 2 so-so and 8 bad (0 blowups) out of 53 total for 84.9%
  • Iglesias: 46 good, 3 so-so and *19 bad (2 blowups) out of 68 total for 72.1%
  • *11 had HRs in a homer-friendly season.
  • A blowup is 4 ER for less than 2 innings or 3 ER for less than 1 inning.

Phillies bullpen targets:

  • Giles, 29: 53 Gms., 53 Inn., a 1.87 ERA, 23 Saves, 1 BS, a 2.27 FIP, a 2.73 xFIP, a 2.49 SIERA, a 1.8 fWAR and a 1.00 WHIP.
  • Iglesias, almost 30: 68 Gms., 67 Inn., a 4.16 ERA, 34 Saves, 3 Holds, 6 BS, a 3.92 FIP, a 3.72 xFIP, a 3.22 SIERA, a 1.1 fWAR and a 1.22 WHIP.

Phillies right-handed targets: 

  • Cole, 29: 33 Gms., 212 1/3 Inn., 20-5, a 2.50 ERA, a 2.64 FIP, a 2.48 xFIP, a 2.62 SIERA, a 7.4 fWAR and a 0.89 WHIP.
  • Strasburg, 31: 33 Gms., 209 Inn., 18-6, a 3.32 ERA, a 3.25 FIP, a 3.17 xFIP, a 3.49 SIERA, a 5.7 fWAR and a 1.04 WHIP.
  • Wheeler, 29.5: 31 Gms., 195 1/3 Inn., 11-8, a 3.96 ERA, a 3.48 FIP, a 4.06 xFIP, a 4.20 SIERA, a 4.7 fWAR and a 1.26 WHIP.

Phillies southpaw targets: 

  • Ryu, 32.5: 29 Gms., 182 2/3 Inn., 14-5, a 2.32 ERA, a 3.10 FIP, a 3.32 xFIP, a 3.77 SIERA, a 4.8 fWAR and a 1.01 WHIP.
  • Bumgarner, 30: 34 Gms., 207 2/3 Inn., 9-9, a 3.90 ERA, a 3.90 FIP, a 4.31 xFIP, a 4.15 SIERA, a 3.2 fWAR and a 1.13 WHIP.
  • Hamels, almost 36: 27 Gms., 141 2/3 Inn., 7-7, a 3.81 ERA, a 4.09 FIP, a 4.38 xFIP, a 4.55 SIERA, a 2.5 fWAR and a 1.39 WHIP.
  • Keuchel, almost 32: 19 Gms., 112 2/3 Inn., 8-8, a 3.75 ERA, a 4.72 FIP, a 4.06 xFIP, a 4.39 SIERA, a 0.8 fWAR and a 1.37 WHIP.
  • Ray, 28: 33 Gms., 174 1/3 Inn., 12-8, a 4.34 ERA, a 4.29 FIP, a 3.76 xFIP, a 4.02 SIERA, a 2.4 fWAR and a 1.34 WHIP.

Phillies hitting target:

  • *Gregorius, 29.5: 82 Gms., 344 PA, a .238 Avg., a .276 OBP, a .441 SLG, a .204 ISO, a .237 BABIP, 16 HR, 61 RBI, a .718 OPS and a 0.9 fWAR.
  • * Injury-riddled season.

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