The Braves signed Phil Stockman last year as a six-year free agent from the Diamondbacks' organization. He was recommended by Phil Dale, Atlanta's scout in Australia who was familiar with Stockman for many years.
Stockman was outstanding in the Braves' system this year. He pitched in three games in Double-A Mississippi and did not give up a run. Then he was promoted to Triple-A Richmond, where he saved two games and had a 0.91 ERA in 29.2 innings. Overall, Stockman had only 12 walks and 51 strikeouts in 37 innings, with an ERA of 0.73.
Click here to listen to an audio podcast with Phil Stockman.
Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can also be heard regularly on the Braves Radio Network. Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Podcast: Phil Stockman Interview
Atlanta Dugout Top Stories
Braves sign Sam Freeman to minor-league dealSam Freeman has found a new home for next season, as reports indicate that Freeman has signed with the Atlanta Braves in a minor league deal.
Hardball ScoopFriday at 2:08 PM
MLB Ballpark Experience RankingsThe Stadium Journey staff fanned out to all 30 MLB ballparks to establish this year’s rankings. Each stadium was evaluated based on our FANFARE scale which includes 1) an…
Stadium JourneyWednesday at 8:27 AM
Unbeaten streak ends, Tribe falls 5-1 in ALCSA nine-game winning streak and unbeaten October came to a screeching halt on Tuesday afternoon when the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians by a score of 5-1 from…
Indians Baseball InsiderTuesday at 3:25 PM
Brian Snitker to manage Braves in 2017After a successful second half as the interim skipper, Brian Snitker will return to the Atlanta Braves to manage in 2017. Two new coaches will also join his staff.