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Talent Evaluator on Phil Hughes: ‘You Just Wonder Why He Isn’t Better’

class="ui-droppable">Phil Hughes was recently demoted from the New York Yankees' starting rotation to the bullpen, and that led to one talent evaluator telling Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger that he's baffled by Hughes' fall from grace.

"You just wonder why he isn't better," the scout said.

Hughes is a former No. 4 overall prospect according to Baseball America and he has enjoyed flashes of brilliance in his seven-year major league career. Now, Hughes has been replaced by journeyman David Huff as the No. 5 starter.



The move is not unwarranted—not in the least. Hughes is 4-13 on the season with a 4.86 ERA in 137.0 innings. He's served up 23 home runs and has produced a WHIP of 1.409. Batters are hitting ...

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