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Fantasy Report: Pitcher Antonio Bastardo of the Philadelphia Phillies

Published by on May 31, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB



According to the Phillies official website, the team will use 23-year old lefty Antonio Bastardo in the rotation to replace the injured Brett Myers, at least in the short-term.  Rumors have been flying regarding potential trade targets, but if Bastardo blows them away who knows what may happen.

Bastardo went undrafted in 2007 before signing with the Phillies and being assigned to Single-A. There he made a quick impression, going 9-0 with a 1.87 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 15 starts. He got a cup of coffee with the High Single-A team at the end of the year, striking out 12 in 5 innings but also giving up 4 earned runs.

His 2008 season was marred by shoulder problems but he still was able to make an impact. ...

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