According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Hall of Fame reliever Bruce Sutter has been hired by the Phillies as a minor league pitching consultant. His man objective will be to assist in the evaluation of the staffs at Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Whether it translate to the young athletes he will be working with, Sutter, 57, certainly knows a thing or two about pitching success. He owns a 2.83 career ERA, a 1.14 career WHIP, and, if saves are your thing, 300 of those as well.
A right-hander known for his dominant split-fingered fastball, he won a Cy Young award in 1979 and finished in the top six of Cy Young voting four other times.
Sutter pitched for the Cubs, Cardinals and Braves over 12 professional seasons stretching from 1976-1988. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006 and owns one of 10 retired numbers at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium.