The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-handed pitching prospect Ryan O'Sullivan from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday as the player to be named later in the Joe Blanton waiver-wire trade that occurred on Aug. 3.
O'Sullivan was the No. 18 ranked player in the Dodgers' minor-league system, according to MLB.com. He has a 3-2 record with a 3.57 ERA this season with the team's Class-A Advanced minor league affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
Chosen with the No. 134 overall selection in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Dodgers, the 21-year-old stands 6-foot-1 and weighs close to 200 pounds. He is expected to report to Single-A Clearwater.
Here's what True Blue LA had to say about O'Sullivan on draft day.
Ryan O'Sullivan, RHP, Oklahoma City University - Ryan is the brother of current Royal Sean O'Sullivan, and has not pitched in college of the last two seasons due to an elbow issue and then academic reasons. However he throws in the low 90's (up to 94), and has a hard curveball. Baseball America actually says that he has "the same command but better stuff than his older brother".