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Encyclopedia > Phil Hughes
Phil Hughes

New York Yankees — No. 34
Starting Pitcher
Born: June 24, 1986 (1986-06-24) (age 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 262007 for the New York Yankees
Selected MLB statistics
(through April 21, 2008)
Wins-Losses     5-6
ERA     5.26
Strikeouts     68
Teams

Philip J. "Phil" Hughes (born June 24, 1986 in Mission Viejo, California) is a professional baseball right-handed starting pitcher, who was the first-round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. Nicknamed "Phil Franchise" because of his promise as one of the bookends in the front of the Yankees' rotation. Philip J. Hughes (born June 24, 1986) is a professional baseball right-handed starting pitcher, who was the first-round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2004 MLB Draft. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... In Major League Baseball, a loss (denoted L) is charged to the pitcher of the losing team who allows the run that gives the opposing team the lead which the game is won with (the go-ahead run). ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Mission Viejo redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseballs annual amateur draft, was held on June 7 and 8. ...

Contents

High school career and draft

Phil Hughes attended Foothill High School in Santa Ana, California, where he was a first-team High School All-American pitcher and threw one perfect game. During high school, he was an avid Red Sox fan. In his junior year (2003) he was 12-0, and posted an 0.78 ERA while striking out 85 batters in 72 innings. [1] In his senior year (2004) he had a 9-1 record, with a 0.69 ERA. In 61 innings he gave up 40 hits and 3 walks, while striking out 83 batters. Foothill High School is a public high school located in unincorporated community of Tustin Foothills, California in Orange County, California, with a mailing address of Santa Ana, California; however, it is a high school in the Tustin Unified School District. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Pitcher David Cone (left) of the New York Yankees reacting to the completion of his perfect game with catcher Joe Girardi on July 18, 1999. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hughes first committed to Santa Clara University, [1] but was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (23rd overall) in June 2004. The Yankees were awarded this pick when they lost free agent pitcher Andy Pettitte to the Houston Astros. The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ...


Minor leagues and spring training

In 2004 he pitched 5 scoreless innings for the Gulf Coast League Gulf Coast Yankees, striking out 8. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The Gulf Coast Yankees are the R minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. ...


Hughes spent 2005, his first full professional year, split between the Yankees' Rookie League team and the Single-A Tampa Yankees. He went 9-1 with a 2.19 ERA, and in 86 innings gave up 54 hits while striking out 93. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York Yankees American League AAA Columbus Clippers AA Trenton Thunder A Charleston RiverDogs Tampa Yankees Staten Island Yankees R Gulf Coast Yankees The Tampa Yankees are a minor league baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. ...


After receiving a non-roster invitation to the parent team's spring training, he returned to the Tampa club. A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...


On May 3, 2006, at the age of 19, Hughes made his first start with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Class-Level Double-A (1995-Present) Minor League affiliations Eastern League (1995-Present) Northern Major League affiliations New York Yankees (2003-present) Boston Red Sox (1995-2003) Detroit Tigers (1993-1995) Name Trenton Thunder (1994-present) London Tigers (1989-1993) Ballpark Mercer County Waterfront Park (1994-Present) Labatt Memorial Park...


In 2006, in the minor leagues Hughes held opposing batters to a .179 batting average in 146.3 innings, while averaging 2 walks and 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. [2] On June 13, 2006, Hughes took a no-hitter into the 6th inning, and threw a 1-hitter through 7 innings. On June 23, 2006, Hughes put forth another dominant start, taking a no-hitter into the 8th inning, and pitching 8 shutout innings. He became stronger as the year progressed; in August he gave up only 10 hits in 30 innings, while striking out 40. Hughes made one appearance in the Eastern League playoffs, earning a no-decision while pitching 6 innings of 1-run ball with 13 strikeouts. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In November 2006, Baseball America rated Hughes the Yankees # 1 prospect, and as having the best curveball and best control in the Yankee system, called him "arguably the best pitching prospect in the minors," and projected him as the Yankees # 1 starter in 2010. [3] Through 2006, in his minor league career Hughes is 21-7 with a 2.13 ERA in 237.1 innings (45 starts), in which he has averaged 5.7 hits, 2.0 walks, and 10.2 strikeouts per 9 innings. Baseball America is an alternative Major League Baseball resource, with in-depth coverage of every level of the game and a particular focus on up-and-coming players. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hughes was rated the # 2 prospect in the minor leagues for 2007 by Baseball Digest. [4] Brian Cashman indicated in December 2006 that he wanted Hughes to start the 2007 season in AAA, though he has the talent to start the season in the major leagues. [5] In January 2007, the Yankees announced that Hughes was being invited to spring training. [6] After facing him in batting practice in spring training in February, Jason Giambi said: "He looks like a young Rocket." Ben Davis called his curveball "devastating," and Todd Pratt called it "deadly." [7] After catching Hughes in a spring training game in 2006, Yankees star catcher Jorge Posada said he had "the best arm in camp, no doubt about it," [8]. He began the 2007 pitching for the AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees. Baseball Digest is a baseball magazine resource that was first published in August of 1942, and is the oldest baseball magazine in the country. ... Brian Cashman is the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the New York Yankees. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Mark Christopher Ben Davis is a catcher in professional baseball for the New York Yankees. ... Todd Alan Pratt (b. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1989-Present) Minor League affiliations International League North Division Major League affiliation New York Yankees (2007-Present) Philadelphia Phillies (1989-2006) Current uniform Name Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (2007-Present) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (1989-2006) Ballpark PNC Field (1989-Present) (formerly Lackawanna County Stadium...


Major League

Hughes, the second-youngest player in the American League in 2007, made his major league debut on April 26, 2007 against the Toronto Blue Jays wearing number 65 (he wears 65 because he wanted to wear a number ending in five, and every lower number ending in five was taken or retired (5 Joe DiMaggio, 15 Thurman Munson, 25 Jason Giambi, 35 Mike Mussina, 45 Carl Pavano, 55 Hideki Matsui). In four and a third innings, he allowed four runs on seven hits, earning his first career loss. In his second major league start on May 1 against the Texas Rangers, he was dominant and in control while maintaining a no-hitter through 6 and 1/3 innings before pulling his left hamstring on an 0-2 curveball to Mark Teixeira.[9] He returned on August 4 against the Kansas City Royals, in a 4.2-inning no-decision. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... This article is about the Major League Baseball player. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ...


Hughes made his first post-season appearance in 2007 against the Indians pitching in relief in Game 1. He relieved Roger Clemens and pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in Game 3. He struck out four and earned his first playoff win. The youngest person on the Yankees roster (Hughes, 21) replaced the oldest person on the roster (Roger Clemens, 45) when Clemens left with a hamstring injury. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ...


For the 2008 season Phil switched to number 34, a number he wore in high school and for the 2006 Futures Game. The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ...


Scouting Report

He features:

  • a 90-95 mph four-seam fastball
  • a 87-90 mph two-seam fastball[10]
  • a developing changeup in the low to mid-80s.
  • a hard slider (a "situation pitch," which he used less in 2006 than he had previously).[11][7]

A four-seam fastball, is a pitch in baseball and a variant of the straight fastball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In Major League history, the term knuckle curve has actually referred to two entirely different pitches. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A common grip of a slider a pitcher uses In baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a curveball and a fastball. ...

Blog

In January 2008, Phil started a blog on WordPress as a way to interact with fans.


Awards and honors

  • 2004 - 1st team High School All-American P
  • 2005 - New York Yankees Minor League Player of the Year
  • 2006 Minor League Baseball's End-of-Season Prospect Rankings [12]
  • Minor League News ranking - No. 45 - MLN 123 Baseball 2006[13]
  • 2007 Ranked #3 on Moundtalk's Top 100 Prospects.
  • 2007 Baseball America's Top 100 prospects #4.[14]

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Baseball America is an alternative Major League Baseball resource, with in-depth coverage of every level of the game and a particular focus on up-and-coming players. ... Baseball Americas Top 100 Prospects is a list generated annually by Baseball America that lists the top 100 Major League Baseball prospects in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Mark Feinsand (2004-06-07). Bombers take California righty. mlb.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  2. ^ Philip Hughes 2006 Stats. minorleaguesplits.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  3. ^ John Manuel (2006-11-08). 2007 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects. BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  4. ^ Joe Hamrahi (2006-12-20). Baseball Digest Daily's 2007 Top 100 Prospects: #1 - #50. baseballdigestdaily.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  5. ^ Chad Jennings (200-12-16). Farm taking root Yankees stockpile minors with legitimate prospects. The Times-Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  6. ^ Bryan Hoch (2007-01-12). Hughes among Yankees spring invites. mlb.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  7. ^ a b George King (2007-02-23). Hughes Da Man: Phenom compared to Rocket, Schilling. New York Post. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  8. ^ Mark Feinsand (2006-02-26). Hughes generating buzz. yankees.mlb.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  9. ^ A No-Hit Bid by Hughes Ends With a Leg Injury - New York Times
  10. ^ Scouting Report by Koby Schellenger
  11. ^ David Laurila (2006-09-11). Prospect Q&A Philip Hughes. BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  12. ^ Jonathan Mayo. 2006 Minor League Baseball's End-of-Season Prospect Rankings. minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  13. ^ Dan Hickling (2007-04-26). Minor League News ranking: No. 45 - MLN FAB50 Baseball 2006. minorleaguenews.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  14. ^ BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: 2007 Top 100 Prospects

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