Phillies Pitching Prospect Passes Away At 20 Yrs Old

Tragic news out of the Philadelphia Phillies farm system today, as 20-year-old pitching prospect Corey Phelan has died. 

Phelan passed away after a six-month battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Per The Philadelphia Inquirer, Phelan was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2020. After five games and just 9.2 innings in rookie league this year, the left-handed pitcher received his diagnosis.

He received plenty of support through his courageous battle from the Phillies organization, and was even able to make it out to Citizens Bank ballpark during the season while he was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He met up with Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin—whose sister had tragically died of cancer—and manager Rob Thomson.

Thomson wears a rubber bracelet in honor of Phelan. 

Corey is fondly remembered in the Phillies organization. They, along with everyone involved in baseball, extends their deepest condolences to the Phelan family. 


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