The Philadelphia Phillies added more depth to their infield options in a minor trade with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Coming to the Phils is 26-year old infielder , who filled a utility infielder role with the Halos during his rookie season in Major League Baseball a year ago.
“Featherston has a quick stride and direct path to the ball in his swing, which allows him to put the ball from gap to gap. He also has quick hands which allows him to make contact even on bad judgement swings and foul them off with ease, as well as put balls down the lines and into the gaps with even more ease.”
“Featherston hits the gaps well, and may have one of the better line drive swings in the system, which added with his speed, has resulted in a multitude of doubles. Don’t be surprised to see Featherston tag double digit home runs in the future though, he’s got the swing and athletic frame for it.”
“Featherston has a great range and quick first step towards any ball in the infield. He has the ability to play second base, third base and shortstop with ease on any given day. His glove is all around good, and his arm is even better. He uses that plus athleticism to dig for balls in hard hit spots, and can retrieve nearly everything hit in his general direction and sometimes beyond it.”