It is always positive for everyone when a local kid signs with his hometown team. The Phillies made someone’s dreams a little closer to reality yesterday when they signed LHP Jeff Singer. Singer went undrafted this past June out of Rutgers-Camden (he previously played for Monmouth), he then signed with the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League. He apparently threw for the Phillies right after the draft but the Phillies opted not to sign him. He had a rough time statistically with the Riversharks, but apparently made some mechanical changes that bumped his fastball to 95 in workouts for some big league teams. It is unknown whether Singer will start or relieve.
Author: Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.