Michael Stutes basically missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. He also had to head back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in an effort to win back his job with the Phillies. So far, Stutes is doing his part, but still hasn't gotten the call.
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Michael Stutes is in his first season as a reliever, but he's made the transition well. After starting the season with Reading, the 23-year-old is now gaining more relief experience out of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs bullpen.
Michael Stutes made the move to the bullpen this season and the results have been good enough to earn him a promotion to AAA Lehigh Valley. We scouted him in his first appearance as an IronPig.
With three very young, but good pitching prospects in the rotation and other highly touted prospects dotting their staff, the Reading Phillies hope to rely on pitching to conquer the Eastern League.
Michael Stutes no longer worries about how he gets hitters out. Instead, he just lets his pitching do the work and lets the hitters get themselves out.