Jesen Therrien

Position: RHP
Born: 03/18/93
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PHI).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2-1 with a 1.41 ERA in 39 games between Reading (Double-A) and Lehigh Valley (Triple-A), going 9-for-10 in save opportunities, and striking out 65 while walking just nine in 57 1/3 innings, allowing 39 hits for a .191 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Lehigh Valley on July 28, when RHP Pat Neshek was traded to the Rockies.
MLB Debut Date: 07/29/17

Debut Details
July 29, in a 4-3 11-inning win against the Braves. The second of six pitches, he allowed one hit in one scoreless inning, striking out one. Of 14 pitches thrown, nine were for strikes. Coming on to start the top of the sixth in relief of right-handed starter Jerad Eickhoff, he gave up a leadoff double to center by Johan Camargo before striking out Micah Johnson looking. Ender Inciarte then grounded out to first base unassisted, advancing Camargo to third, but Brandon Phillips grounded back to the mound to end the inning.

Player Notes
The Montreal, Quebec native, who attended College Ahuntis, may have flown under the "prospect radar" to the fans of the other 29 teams, but be assured that Phillies fans are very familiar with the French-Canadian prospect who has utterly dominated this summer, mostly at Reading. His numbers the last three seasons have certainly added up to earning this call. After three undistinguished seasons in the lower levels of the Phillies system, the multi-lingual Therrien broke through in 2015 when he combined between Lakewood (Class A) and Clearwater (High A) to go 5-0 with a 1.43 ERA in 39 games, striking out 54 in 63 innings and walking 17 while giving up 50 hits for a .218 BAA. The next summer, 2016, he combined in the Gulf Coast League (Complex), Clearwater and Reading for a 3-3 record and 2.59 ERA in 39 games, striking out 76 while walking 27 in 55 2/3 innings, allowing 45 hits for a .217 BAA. He throws a sinking fastball in the mid-90s and a plus slider and could factor into the back end of the bullpen mix in the not-too-distant future.