Tag Archives: Cliff Lee

Phillies Pitching Prospect Phillippe Aumont Starting To Live Up To His 1st Round Pick Expectations

Ever since the Seattle Mariners drafted him with the 11th overall pick of the 2007 draft, Phillippe Aumont has had high expectations placed on him. When he was one of the key components in the the Cliff Lee to Seattle deal made with the Philadelphia Phillies, the expectations continued to climb. However up until the 2011 season, the expectations had always outweighed Aumont’s performance. After a 2010 season that saw the 6’7″ righthander struggle to a combined 3-11 record with a 5.68ERA with 80 walks in 122 innings between the High-A Clearwater Threshers and Double-A Reading, 2011 brought with it a move to the bullpen and a chance to flourish. Aumont has responded to the new role going a combined 1-5 with 7 saves and a 2.61ERA in 48.1 innings between Reading and the Triple-A Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. He is currently holding opposing hitters to a career low .220 batting average against. In the story which is a very solid read, Aumont talks about dealing with the lofty expectations that were put on him, finding confidence for the first time in a long time, and the impact working in the off season with Phillies sports psychologist Dr. Jack Curtis.

Aumont bouncing back from brutal 2010 season — Fox43.com

Phillies Ace Cliff Lee Talks About His College & Minor League Days

Jessica Quiroli has a great piece out on BaseballDigest.com where she talks to Phillies Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee about his early days of baseball. Lee offers insight on his focus going through the college ranks at Meridian Community College, the University of Arkansas, and the farm systems of the Montreal Expos and Cleveland Indians. The story is a great read from Quiroli who is a must follow on twitter @HeelsOnTheField and a must read on her blog High Heels On The Field.

Phillies Cliff Lee Reflects On College, Minor Leagues — BaseballDigest.com