Hoby Milner is a great story for the Phillies. He was a 7th round pick in the 2012 draft and washed out as a starter. In 2016 they lowered his arm slot and he took off as a reliever. Despite their need for left handed relievers, the Phillies left him unprotected in the Rule 5 draft and the Indians selected him. He was back in the Phillies organization by the end of Spring Training. He eventually made his major league debut on June 24. Since then, Milner has a 2.20 ERA over 35 appearances. With all of the talk of the Phillies’ improved bullpen around arms like Edubray Ramos, Adam Morgan, Hector Neris, Luis Garcia, and even Victor Arano, it seems like Milner should be a part of the discussion, especially since from July 29 until September 20, Milner allowed 0 runs in 21 appearances out of the Phillies’s bullpen.
There is only one giant problem.