LEWISTON - On Tuesday, former pitcher for the Lewis-Clark State Warriors Connor Brogdon received the phone call he's been waiting for and was officially called up to the Philadelphia Phillies major league roster.
Brogdon, 25, was drafted by the Phillies in the 10th round of the 2017 MLB draft and has quickly made his way up through the Philadelphia farm system. In 2019, Brogdon pitched 72 innings and went 6-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 51 appearances. Most of those appearances came in AAA for the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs. Opposing hitters averaged just .173 against the right hander originally from Clovis, CA.
"There's a lot of upside with Connor," Phillies Manager Joe Girardi said. "He's got a swing-and-miss changeup and he's been throwing the ball well."