2013 Phillies Report Card: Phillippe Aumont

We talk about reliever volatility on this site quite a bit and there has been no more painful microcosm of that proverb than Phillippe Aumont. Last year at this time Aumont had just finished an intriguing September in which he showed stuff we haven’t seen in Philly since Billy Wagner graced the organization with his presence. Emanating from Aumont’s fingertips were two 70-grade pitches; a mid-90s fastball that would touch 97mph with heavy sink and a ferocious two-plane curveball in the low 80s that flat out embarrassed several Major League hitters late last season. Remember this?

This year, everything went to hell. Continue reading…