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Phillies to promote top pitching prospect to Double A

The Phillies have promoted top pitching prospect Andrew Painter to Double A Reading.

Painter was pitching in high school a little over a year ago. He has been pitching great at two minor-league levels. He has a ERA of 1.19 in 17 starts with 130 strikeouts and just 23 walks in 81 1/3 innings. Painter has been dominant. He appears to be on the fast track to the Major Leagues. This is a positive for a franchise that has not developed many young pitchers

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