Bailey Falter…Engaged to Kylee Card…2015 graduate of Chino Hills High School (CA)…Hobbies: Boating, working on cars and watching UFC…Signed by: Demerius Pittman.
Made his first career Opening Day roster...Had eight stints with the Phillies: Opening Day-4/25,5/11, 5/27, 6/17, 6/30-7/7, 7/24-8/3, 8/20 and 8/26-end of season...Began the season as a reliever (four appearances) and was transitioned to a starting role during his first stint with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Made 16 starts for Philadelphia, posting a 3.76 ERA(32 ER, 76.2 IP), and the Phillies won 11 of them...Struck out a career-best eight batters, 7/29 at PIT...Pitched at least 6.0 innings and allowed three runs or fewer on five hits or fewer in four straight starts,7/29-8/31, including a career-high 6.1 IP with one run on 8/31 at ARI; was the first Phillies LHP with four straight such starts since Cole Hamels in 2014...Posted a 3.00 ERA (17 ER, 51.0 IP) and 1.06 WHIP (7 BB,47 H) over his final10 starts beginning on 7/29...In seven starts from 7/29-9/18, his 2.45 ERA (11 ER,40.1 IP) was the lowest among qualifying Phillies starters and T-10th among NL starters...Walked consecutive batters on 8/20 vs NYM and then went 119 straight batters without issuing a walk...Earned a win in five straight starts, 8/20-9/13, the most by any Phillie since 2018 (Zach Eflin, 6 and Aaron Nola, 5) and most by a Phillies LHP since 2015 (Cole Hamels, 5)...Pitched at least 5.0 innings and issued no walks in four straight starts, 8/26-9/13, tied for the most consecutive such starts by a Phillie since Robin Roberts had five in 1953...Made eight starts for the Phillies after a loss, and in those starts had a 2.39 ERA (10 ER, 37.2 IP), allowing one or no runs in six of them, including each of his last five...Finished his season with a streak of 14 straight starts with two or fewer walks and walked one or none in 10 of those...Had the 3rd-lowest BB % (4.3, 7 BB, 282 BF) in the NL behind Max Scherzer (3.5) and Aaron Nola (3.9) and ninth in MLB (min. 250 BF) from 6/17-end of season...His 5.42 SO/BB (65 SO, 12 BB) from 6/17-end of season was ninth in the NL among pitchers with at least 250 batters faced...Surrendered only five hits to the final 43 LHH he faced(.116 AVG) and the 74 LHH he faced all season drove in only eight runs...Made Philadelphia’s NLWCS, NLDS and NLCS rosters, appearing in one postseason game (started Game 4 of the NLCS vs SD).
Began season at alternate training site in Lehigh Valley and began minor league season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Was recalled by the Phillies for a brief stint, 4/20-25, during which he made his ML debut on 4/25 at COL...Was recalled again on 6/14 from Lehigh Valley...On 6/14 at LAD, allowed one base runner in 3.0 scoreless IP, becoming the first Phillie since 1992 (Keith Shepherd) to do so within his first two career games, and only the seventh Phillie to do so since at least 1901...Had at least one strikeout in each of his first 17 career appearances, tied for longest such streak to begin a career by a Phillies reliever (other: Mark Leiter)...Was on the COVID-related IL, 7/11-15 and 7/20-8/13, with the latter stint including a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley, 8/12-13...Struck out 34 of the 139 batters he faced (24.4%) and walked only six (4.3%)...Half of his appearances (11 of 22) were more than 1.0 inning and seven were at least 2.0 innings.
Did not pitch ... participated in Florida Instructional League.
Spent the season with Reading (AA) ... Posted a 2.54 ERA (11 ER, 39.0 IP) in seven starts from 4/16-5/29 ... Averaged 1.75 BB/9.0 IP (15 BB, 77.1 IP) ... Was on the IL from 7/11-end of season (left elbow inflammation).
Named a Florida State League midseason All-Star ... Twice chosen as FSL Pitcher of the Week (4/23-29 & 5/7-13) ... Selected as Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week three times (4/23-29, 5/7-13 & 8/13-19) ... Ranked T-10th in the FSL in wins (8) ... Began the season with Clearwater (A) ... Struck out a career-high 11 batters on 5/12 vs Daytona ... Was on the IL from 7/8-8/6 with left shoulder inflammation; included rehab assignments at Gulf Coast League Phillies East (R) and GCL Phillies West ... Went 3-0 with a 1.20 ERA (4 ER, 30.0 IP) and surrendered just three walks over his last five starts ... Walked one or none in 14 of his 17 starts with Clearwater ... Following the season, pitched for Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Spent the entire season with Lakewood (A) ... Finished 7th in the South Atlantic League in ERA (2.99) ... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 7/24-30 ... Struck out nine over 7.0 scoreless IP on 7/29 vs Hickory ... Held opponents to a .116 AVG (5-43) with RISP and two outs ... Went 5-2 with a 1.69 ERA (11 ER, 58.2 IP) and 63 SO in 10 home starts ... Posted a 1.78 ERA (7 ER, 35.1 IP) in his last six starts ... Did not surrender more than one walk in 13 of his 21 starts.
Spent the entire season with Williamsport (A) ... Struck out 31 batters in 22.0 IP over four starts, 7/1-21 ... Named New York-Penn League Pitcher of the Week, 7/18-24 ... Surrendered only one home run in his final 43.2 IP ... Participated in FIL.
Began pro career with Gulf Coast League Phillies ... Did not allow an earned run in four of his seven starts ... Averaged 0.94 BB/9.0 IP (3 BB, 28.2 IP) ... Participated in FIL.