Jason Pridie, 28, appeared in 10 games with the Phillies including a start in center field. He played in 49 more with the Triple-A IronPigs and hit .298/.356/.455 with five homers in 194 plate appearances.
Beerleaguer: Philadelphia has become the land of opportunity for several minor league journeymen, like Erik Kratz and Kevin Frandsen, but for many more, like Pridie, it's been a place where careers have often hit a wall. We never heard from Pridie once the Phillies obtained fellow lefty hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz in the Hunter Pence deal, otherwise the door would have been fairly open for the former Met to get some looks in the Phillies' outfield. But that's life on the Major League fringe. Scott Podsednik, who lost the battle with Juan Pierre this spring, caught on with Boston and produced. Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss, who's featured in tonight's Division Series game between the A's and Tigers, was the IronPigs' most consistent hitter a season ago before catching his big break with the AL West champs (recall that Moss was not only blocked by guys like Domonic Brown, Ben Francisco and John Mayberry, but also the late addition of John Bowker). Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry was another Phillies castoff who bounced around before a breakout season in Detroit.
Pridie could easily become a similar find for teams shopping at Value Villiage, where Ruben Amaro Jr. will open a preferred shopper's card this winter.