The Phillies have completed the Roberto Hernandez trade by acquiring right-hander Victor Arano from the Dodgers on Thursday.
Arano, 19, was the Dodgers' No. 14-ranked prospect, according to MLB.com, and he was 4-7 with a 4.08 ERA in 22 games (15 starts) for the Class A Great Lakes Loons this season. He's currently on the Minor League seven-day disabled list.
The right-handed Arano will be assigned to Class A Clearwater.
Arano came from the same Mexico City club and was signed in April 2013. Almost immediately, Arano impressed his new team with his feel for pitching. He worked as a starter and as a reliever in 2014, pitching all year at age 19 in the full-season Midwest League, and he was more effective as a reliever.
The 6-foot-2 right-hander has two above-average offerings in his fastball and slider. Arano's heater will touch 94 mph at times and his breaking ball has improved this year, becoming a harder offering. He throws his changeup, but it's behind the other two pitches. Arano does have solid command, and most feel the changeup will improve to the point where he'll have a three-pitch mix that should allow him to stay in a rotation full time.
Jonathan Mayo contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less