The Phillies selected right-handed starting pitcher James McArthur from the University of Mississippi in the 12th round of the 2018 MLB draft. He’s a 6-foot-7 pitcher with a fastball that reaches 97 miles per hour.
McArthur, the 22nd-best Phillies prospect, has the potential to make an impact in the big leagues.
One disadvantage is his age; he is currently 24 years old and has yet to pitch at the Double-A or higher level.
In 83 2/3 innings pitched between the Lakewood BlueClaws and the Clearwater Threshers in 2019, he went 3-7 with a 4.95 ERA, 1.446 WHIP, and 91-48 strikeouts-to-walks ratio.
He has a fastball in the top 90s, which is ideal for modern bullpens. A solid start to 2021 could boost his worth as a trade piece for a more established player.
Dombroski has made it clear that he will not hesitate to trade unproven prospects.
Last weekend, McArthur, a New Braunfels, Texas native, struck out a career-high 11 batters against UNC Wilmington.
He pitched into the sixth inning with a no-hitter, allowing one earned run on two hits and one walk.
McArthur got one out in the fifth inning against East Carolina and threw up two runs on three hits before the bullpen took over.
How Much Does James McArthur Make?
James McArthur’s salary is under review. He earned a signing bonus of $215,000 in 2018.