The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired RHP Sam Coonrod from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for RHP Carson Ragsdale.
The Phillies might have had the worst bullpen in MLB history last year, so it is new president Dave Dombrowski and new GM Sam Fuld to fix that. Coonrod debuted in 2019, and he was effective, with a 3.58 ERA. He had a great slider, but that pitch crashed in 2020, with an average exit velocity of 99.7 mph. Coonrod throws a fastball and a sinker that averages in the high-90s. Coonrod was terrible in 2020, but he did have his first three career saves. The Giants get Ragsdale back, a 2020 4th round pick out of the University of Southern Florida. Ragsdale was ranked 30th in the Phillies system by MLB Pipeline. Because of how Coonrod\’s 2020 went, this seems like an overpay from the Phillies.
Coonrod, 28, had a 9.82 ERA with a 4.76 FIP, a 1.636 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 14.2 innings for the Giants last year. In his MLB career, Coonrod has a 5.74 ERA with a 5.07 FIP, a 1.370 WHIP with 35 strikeouts in 42.1 innings.
Ragsdale, 22, had a 2.84 ERA with a 1.000 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 19 innings at college in 2020. In his collegiate career, Ragsdale had a 3.75 ERA with a 1.391 WHIP plus 77 strikeouts in 50.1 innings.