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Oddity: Phils' Minor Leaguer "Completes the Circuit"

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  • Oddity: Phils' Minor Leaguer "Completes the Circuit"

    When Mario Hollands was called up as an emergency starter for game two of a hastily scheduled doubleheader, Tuesday, that resulted from a rainout the night before, he completed a rare "circuit of the Phils' minor league system. After his Lehigh Valley start he had pitched at all four full season teams in the Phillies farm system in one season. Hollands, a 6'5", 240 pound lefty, has pitched for Low A - Lakewood - South Atlantic League; High A - Clearwater - Florida State League; AA - Reading - Eastern League; and AAA - Lehigh Valley - International League all in this season. Overall for the year his combined record is 7-8 with a 4.19 ERA.
    Hollands is a California native who graduated from UC-Santa Barbara in 2010 He was the Phillies 10th round draft pick that year. Hollands turns 24 this Sunday, August 26..

  • #2
    I believe Ryan Duke also has done this. He'll be 24 next month.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers


    • #3
      Damn, Ben but you're good! You're info is correct. Duke has "made the circuit" throughout the Phillies' full season minor league teams along with Hollands in 2012 also. It's unusual enough that it ever happens to any one player in any organiztionl, but two in the same year & same organiation has got to be an extremely rare occurence.
      Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-23-2012, 02:58 PM.


      • #4
        Jeremy Horst returns from paternity leave, tonight Thursday 8/23 after missing just two games. Phillippe Aumont, who has still not appeared in a major leagues game has been retained on the roster. The Phillies chose to demote to Lehigh Valley (AAA) righthander Michael Schwimer instead.
        Last edited by philliesfiend55; 08-23-2012, 02:59 PM.


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