The Phillies have finally made a move. They have acquired Lefty Reliever Braeden Ogle from the Pirates in exchange for catcher Abrahán Gutiérrez.
The Phillies have acquired LHP Braeden Ogle from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for catcher Abrahán Gutiérrez. pic.twitter.com/k4JUhAjHzz— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 30, 2021
Ogle was drafted by the Pirates in the 4th round in 2016. They converted him to a reliever in 2019, and he was promoted to AAA this season. Ogle’s fastball averages at 94-96 mph, and he also has a slider and a changeup. This season he has a 3.13 ERA and is striking out 11.9 batters per 9, but he also walks 6.5 per 9.
Today is also his birthday, so happy birthday to Braeden Ogle.
Gutierrez was originally supposed to be part of the Phillies trade for Pirates starter Tyler Anderson before that trade fell through. He now still ends up going to the Pirates, just for a different player. Baseball America projected him to be a backup catcher at the MLB level.
The Phillies bullpen currently sports a 4.57 ERA. If Ogle is promoted to the Phillies, he would be the 3rd active lefty, along with Ranger Suarez, and Jose Alvarado.