Phillies pitcher Noah Song discharged from Navy, will attend Spring Training with the team

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CLEARWATER, FL – FEBRUARY 16: The Phillies pitchers gather together and catch up with one with the palm trees in the background moments before the start of the Philadelphia Phillies spring training workout on February 16, 2019 at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Phillies pitcher Noah Song can finally resume his journey to the major leagues. On Wednesday, Song was discharged from the United States Navy.

Song was selected in the 2022 Rule 5 Draft with the 20th pick and was the 11th player chosen. This was due to teams having full 40-man rosters and others passing on their pick. The draft was the first since 2019.

Road to the Phillies

He was selected out of the Red Sox organization. Song had pitched in just 17 professional innings.

17 very impressive innings.

In seven games pitched, Song allowed just two earned runs. He didn’t allow a single homer and struck out 10.6 batters per 9IP. It shouldn’t have been a surprise as he put up similar numbers as a member of the Navy Midshipmen. In 2018, Song started 14 games and sported a 1.92 ERA. He struck out 121 batters in just 89 IP. In 2019, he become even more of a force. Song recorded a 1.44 ERA, winning 11 of his 14 starts. His 15.4 K/9 stands out the most. had Song ranked as the 6th best prospect in the Red Sox system in the 2020 season.

Song was on the verge of an electric repertoire when he last played.

Song will have to be added to the Phillies’ 40-man roster by opening day. More importantly, if they want to keep him, he’ll have to remain on the 26-man roster for the entire season.

If not, he’ll have to be traded or offered back to Boston.

With a stacked roster, Song may have to have a brilliant Spring Training if he wants to fulfill his major league dreams. If he succeeds in Spring Training, Dave Dombrowski might’ve successfully stolen a top arm that he himself drafted in 2019.

Photo by: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire