Phillip Stewart Diehl … son of Drew and Susan … resides in Cincinnati, Ohio in the offseason … has a sister, Emily ... Attended Moeller High School in Cincinnati … played two seasons (2015-16) at Louisiana Tech following one season at Wabash Valley College (2014) and one year at Evansville (2013) ... On the team that made the first NCAA Tournament appearance for Louisiana Tech since 1987 … Great Rivers Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year at Wabash in 2014 … teammates with Kyle Freeland at Evansville in 2013.
Acquired by Colorado from New York-AL on March 23 in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman, and made his Major League debut with the Rockies on June 11 vs. Chicago-NL ... Allowed two runs on three hits and one walk in his debut ... struck out Tyler Chatwood for his first Major League strikeout ... Cumulatively, made three stints with the Rockies and allowed six runs over 7.1 innings (7.36 ERA) in 10 appearances ... Struck out the side in order for the first time in his final appearance of the season, Sept. 28 in Milwaukee ... Pitched a career-high 1.2 innings Sept. 20 at Dodger Stadium, snapping a streak of three outings without recording an out while facing just one batter ... Posted a 5.22 ERA (58.2 IP, 34 ER) in 50 appearances between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque ... pitched 13.1 scoreless innings to begin the season with Hartford.
Made a career-high 39 appearances across High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton ... Used exclusively as a reliever after making five starts in 2017 ... pitched two or more innings in 29 of his 39 appearances ... Made 25 appearances for High-A Tampa prior to his July 13 promotion to Double-A Trenton ... Struck out 108 batters across 75.1 IP across both levels, giving him a 12.90 strikeouts-per-nine innings rate that led all Yankees Minor Leaguers.
Spent the entire season with Low-A Charleston, making 28 appearances including five starts ... As a starter, went 3-2 with a 5.16 ERA (22.2 IP, 13 ER) with 11 walks and 26 strikeouts ... as a reliever, went 6-1 with a 2.44 ERA (62.2 IP, 17 ER), 15 walks and 75 strikeouts ... posted a WHIP of 1.195 ... Made his lone quality start on May 21 vs. Augusta, pitching six innings while allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
Selected by New York-AL in the 27th round of the First-Year Player Draft out of Louisiana Tech and made his professional debut with Rookie Level Pulaski ... Went 4-0 with Pulaski across 14 appearances, including one start ... in his one start, allowed one hit over five scoreless innings with no walks and seven strikeouts on Aug. 21 vs. Princeton ... Across 13 relief appearances for Pulaski, posted a 3.04 ERA (26.2 IP, 9 ER) with six walks and 31 strikeouts ... Including his start, opponents batted .197 across his 15 games with Pulaski ... Made one appearance for Short-Season Staten Island on Sept. 5, and pitched two innings while allowing one hit with seven strikeouts.