1966 Topps Baseball Wantlist

Thursday, April 3, 2014

STL MLB Player of the Week #7

This week’s player is David Edward Phelps who is a right-handed reliever and a starter for the Yanks. David was born in STL on 10/9/1986. David attended Hazelwood West High School in suburban Hazelwood. Prior to the 2005 MLB Draft he was ranked as 6th best prospect from Missouri. Following graduation he attended
University of Notre Dame.

David was drafted by the Yanks in the 14th round of the 2008 MLB draft. In 2010 he was named to the Eastern League All-Star Team. Also in 2010 he was Yankees’ minor league pitcher of the year.  After the 2011 season he was added to the Yankees’ 40-man roster. He debuted as a starter on April 29, 2012 but wasn’t particularly effective with 0-0 record and a 3.57 ERA in 6 games. He headed back to the bullpen as a result. Again he became a starter when injuries to Sabathia and Pettitte required it, unfortunately for David he didn’t do well. From July 6th to September 14th he was on the disabled list.

Checking Baseball Reference I don’t see stats for this season yet. I will pull for the STL kid even if he is a Yankee. Here is David’s 2013 Topps Update #US127.

1 comment:

  1. I pulled a prizm Yadi Molina the other day that you would probably be interested in. It was from 2012 Panini Prizm. Shoot me an email if you want to work something out for it. Mattscott82@gmail.com