Ryan O’Sullivan Heads East Completing The Joe Blanton Trade With Phillies

It was reported yesterday that the Player To Be Named Later in the Joe Blanton deal was Ryan O’Sullivan.

The 21-year-old right-handed reliever has pitched at both A-ball levels in 2012 after spending 2011 at Rookie-ball. He had a successful stint with the Loons, posting a 2.92 ERA/3.51 FIP/4.52 SIERA, thus earning a promotion to the Quakes. O’Sullivan has struggled in the new environment a bit, putting up a 3.57 ERA/4.84 FIP/4.59 SIERA. A groundball pitcher, the primary problem with his projection are his strikeout totals, which clocked in at 5.45 K/9 at Great Lakes and 6.11 K/9 at Rancho Cucamonga.

O’Sullivan wasn’t a relief arm I was concerned about losing, and quite frankly, I’m just relieved that it wasn’t Chris Withrow or something more significant.

About Chad Moriyama