In the latest edition of “Know Your Phillies,” we introduce you to lefty Ryan Edell, who split 2010 between the Cleveland and Oakland systems.
Edell, a 27-year-old southpaw who apparently signed on as a six-year minor league free agent, got the call in the seventh inning yesterday and helped defuse a bases-loaded jam set in motion by Matt Anderson’s wild exhibition, in which he uncorked two wild pitches, nearly decapitating Jim Thome with one of them. Edell would allow one of Anderson’s runs to score on a wild pitch, making it 6-3, but he escaped the inning and pitched a scoreless eighth, finishing the day with three strikeouts. A starter throughout his career, he was 11-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 110/24 K/BB in 26 games (25 starts) between Akron (Cleveland) and Midland (Oakland). In six seasons, the former eighth-round pick of Cleveland is 36-31 with a 3.65 ERA and 520/133 K/BB. The scouting reports say he’s a strike thrower with flyball tendencies and average stuff.