December 10, 2023

Phillies have acquired Sam Coonrad in exchange for Carson Ragsdale


Right-hander Sam Coonrad will be going across America as he’s been traded by the San Francisco Giants to Philadelphia in exchange for right-hander Carson Ragsdale. It’s the second trade by new Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski. 

Sam Coonrod, 28 years old, has made 51 career appearances, all for the Giants, after being selected by San Fran’ in the fifth round of the June 2014 draft out of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In 2019, he appeared in 33 games in relief and posted a 3.58 ERA while holding opponents to a .202/.336/.319 slash line. 

Per Statcast, among all major league pitchers who threw at least 50 four-seam fastballs last season, Coonrod ranked fifth in average velocity at 98.4 miles per hour. Among all pitchers who threw at least 50 sinkers in 2020, Coonrod’s average of 97.6 miles per hour ranked ninth. He made 18 relief appearances for the Giants in 2020 and converted three saves with 15 strikeouts in 14.2 innings of work. 

Carson Ragsdale was selected by the Phillies in the fourth round of the June 2020 draft out of the University of South Florida. He participated in the 2020 Florida Instructional League.  MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweeted that this won’t be the end of the Phillies’ bullpen additions. He says there will likely be a few more to come.

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