Non Roster Invitee: Cody Ransom – Phillies

Cody Ransom became a house hold name last season filling in for Alex Rodriguez. Too bad it was the out house that most wanted him to be headed to.

Ransom is a typical utility player that can field almost any position, just don’t expect much from him at the plate. To liken him to another player I would simply suggest Eric Bruntlett for Phillie fans.

Ransom’s usefulness with the glove keeps him in supply but we’re talking about a career .233/.321/.401 hitter with little pop, no ability to steal and to be nice is a liability in just about every lineup. Here’s a stat that I find funny about Ransom. He has 6 GIDP compared to 7 home runs, doubles? 21…. nice.

The Phillies likely will need to call on Ransom at some point this season. His ability with the glove is far more useful with national league teams then the New York Yankees. Plus if the Phillies could tolerate Eric Bruntlett they can tolerate Cody Ransom.

Want a sure fire way to appreciate Ransom? Don’t expect anything out of him and he’ll surprise you.

Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
75 Phillippe Aumont L/R 6-7 255 01/07/89
76 B.J. Rosenberg R/R 6-2 215 09/17/85
79 Joe Savery L/L 6-3 215 11/04/85
49 Ryan Vogelsong R/R 6-3 215 07/22/77
44 Ehren Wassermann S/R 6-0 190 12/06/80
60 Bill White L/L 6-4 215 11/20/78
Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB
77 Tuffy Gosewisch R/R 5-11 180 08/17/83
24 Paul Hoover R/R 6-1 220 04/14/76
74 Kevin Nelson R/R 6-3 215 04/08/81
61 Dane Sardinha R/R 6-0 215 04/08/79
73 John Suomi L/R 5-11 200 10/05/80
Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
72 Ozzie Chavez S/R 6-1 175 07/13/83
71 Freddy Galvis S/R 5-10 170 11/14/89
12 Cody Ransom R/R 6-2 190 02/17/76
33 Andy Tracy L/R 6-3 230 12/11/73
21 Wilson Valdez R/R 5-11 170 05/20/78
Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB
78 Domonic Brown L/L 6-5 200 09/03/87
18 Chris Duffy L/L 5-9 185 04/20/80
70 Tyson Gillies L/R 6-2 195 10/31/88
31 Dewayne Wise L/L 5-11 195 02/24/78