Aumont has thrown just 106 2/3 total professional innings since being drafted in 2007, but he's shown just how dominant he can be, with a .228 batting average against and a 9.20 K/9 ratio.
Scouting report: Aumont is big and strong with plenty of arm strength. Pitching out of a relief role, he was up to 97 mph with his fastball. His slider can also be a plus, swing-and-miss pitch. He started throwing a splitter for an offspeed pitch as well. He's still a work in progress who struggled with command. Drafted initially as a starter, he pitched solely in relief in 2009 and it remains to be seen what his long-term role will be.
Upside potential: He's still a bit raw, but he still has the chance to be a top-of-the-rotation type ace or a nasty closer out of the bullpen. He'll get to the bigs faster if he remains in a relief role.
They said it: "I don't like comparing players. We do often when we're sitting around talking to players, but he's what we would classify as a good prospect. And that's where we had Kyle at -- a good prospect. We didn't want to give up Kyle, but the two pitchers we got we like them a lot, too." -- Phillies assistant general manager Benny Looper, when asked to compare Aumont to Kyle Drabek
He said it: "I was surprised. I never thought I was going to get traded. I was comfortable with them, they were talking about the future. When I first heard I was being traded, I kind of took a step back and tried to view the possibilities with the other teams being mentioned. I feel pretty good about it now. I'm really excited."