Appears that the Phillies are loading up on has-been starting pitchers to fill their Triple-A rotation. Most recent addition, Aaron Cook. The sinker ball specialist spent most of his career in Colorado, before pitching last season with the BoSox. He owns a lifetime 76-79 record with a 4.60 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 1406.1 IP. At one time he was decent, but anymore he’s kinda trash. Cook will turn 34 years old in February and has been worth negative 2.1 wins above replacement level starting pitchers over the past 2 seasons (-2.1 WAR). He’s never been a strikeout pitcher, more of a ground ball inducer, but last season he walked more than he struck out and averaged only 1.9 K/9 (historically low). Guess Cook and Rodrigo Lopez will challenge Tyler Cloyd for 6th starter.
Welcome Aboard Aaron Cook