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Roy Oswalt    \OWES-walt\

Roy Edward Oswalt (Wizard of Os) (twitter: @royoswalt44net)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: August 29, 1977 in Kosciusko, MS
High School: Weir HS (Weir, MS)
School: Holmes Community College (Ridgeland, MS)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft.
Signed May 18, 1997. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 2001 (Age 23.250)   vs. MON 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2001 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Phillies/Rangers/Rockies 2001-2013
Agents: Robert Garber, previously: Barry Meister [*]
Final Game: September 29, 2013 (Age 36.031)   vs. LAD 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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  • 5/30 Mets360.com: Murphy among struggling Mets starting to hit: The Mets salvaged the final game of their three-game series against the Phillies as the bats finally came alive. The first two...
  • 5/28 B-R Blog: Joey Devine: No Earned Runs in Last 30.1 IP since 2008: Oakland reliever Joey Devine is back after reconstructive elbow surgery that cost him the entire 2009-10 seasons. Devine finished...
  • 5/28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt having strikeout shortage: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt has four consecutive starts where he has struck out three batters or less, the longest stretch...[+]
  • 5/27 Baseball Musings: Better Start, Worse Finish: Roy Oswalt and Chris Capuano both lasted six innings in the Phillies/Mets game. Capuano out-pitched Oswalt except in runs. Chris...
  • 5/27 MLB Dirt: The Mariners and 62: With 10 days until the draft I’m going to throw out some more thoughts on the Mariners picks and more specifically what’s...
  • 5/27 Crashburn Alley: Reader Email: Phillies Great vs. LHP: Reader Nate sent in this interesting email: I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now, and I really appreciate it...
  • 5/25 Crashburn Alley: On Trade Rumors: Rumors connecting the Phillies to Houston Astros outfielder Hunter Pence have been well-publicized by now. For that, I blame Eric...
  • 5/23 Cut Four: The Return of Chase Utley: Good news for Phillies fans. After spending the first 46 games of the season on the disabled list, their most valuable player...
  • 5/23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt takes a tough loss: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt allowed just one earned run, eight hits and two walks over seven innings in a loss Sunday,...[+]
  • 5/22 Philly Phanatics: Help on the way: Chase Utley will make his first appearance of the season for the Phillies on Monday night. According to manager Charlie Manuel,...
  • 5/22 Nolan Writin': Rangers Avoid Sweep- Leave Philly With a Win: It was another low scoring game between the Texas Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite another poor performance with...
  • 5/22 MLBTradeRumors: Phillies Notes: Trade Targets, Overbeck, Oswalt: Let's round up the latest links on the National League's top team.... Even with Chase Utley on his way back, the Phillies...
  • 5/21 MLBTradeRumors: Phillies Could Face Luxury Tax With Deadline Moves: Much has been written about the Phillies' need for offense, especially if Chase Utley doesn't return to form when he returns...
  • 5/18 MLB Fantasy Recon: Notes from Tuesday's Action from Be on Deck: The entire Omaha roster may be called up by SeptemberJust a few notes from Tuesday's action from Be on Deck;We talked yesterday...
  • 5/18 StLCards.net: Cardinals hold 1-1 tie in 9th, walk-off win against Phillies: Cards WIN Jaime Garcia pitched great once again, but didn’t get the win due to a Tyler Greene error which allowed a run...
  • 5/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt decent in first start off DL: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) allowed just one earned run, seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five...[+]
  • 5/17 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt on pitch count: Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said SP Roy Oswalt (back) will be on a pitch count of...[+]
  • 5/17 The Process Report: Swing Potency: Part 1: When trying to figure out a baseball player’s overall quality, one should look at one of the many, well tuned, well established...
  • 5/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt to be limited: Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said SP Roy Oswalt (back) will be on a limited pitch count in his first start back...[+]
  • 5/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt activated: The Philadelphia Phillies activated SP Roy Oswalt (back) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 16, and optioned SP Vance Worley...[+]
  • 5/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt better after bullpen session: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 14, and he is on track to return Tuesday, May...[+]
  • 5/15 Philly Phanatics: New-look Phillies: They might be Giants: Why is there so much complaining about the Phillies? In his Phillies Notebook, Josh Landsburg speculates that the reaction might...
  • 5/13 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt on track for TuesdayPhiladelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) is on track to start Tuesday, May 17....[+]
  • 5/13 Roto Think Tank: Gearing Up: N.L. Week 7, May 16-22: Welcome to another edition of Gearing Up for the upcoming National League week.News and Notes: Injury DivisionScott Rolen. ...
  • 5/12 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | More on Roy Oswalt’s outing: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt's (back) fastball averaged 89-90 mph, down from its usual 93-94 mph, during his rehab start...[+]
  • 5/12 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt goes five innings: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) gave up three runs on seven hits in five innings of work for Single-A Clearwater Thursday,...[+]
  • 5/10 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt throws bullpen: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 10, and felt fine. He is still on track to make...[+]
  • 5/9 Crashburn Alley: Better Starting Rotation: Phillies or Braves?: ESPN ran two controversial articles yesterday: this one by Stats & Info and this one by Eno Sarris. Both mention that the...
  • 5/8 Raise the Jolly Roger: GAMEDAY – Trying for .500…again: Astros (13-20) at Pirates (16-17) 1:35–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the MLB.com Gameday TV: ROOT Sports, FS Houston Any...
  • 5/7 Baseball Musings: 0s instead of Oswalt: Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies bullpen pitch the fourth shutout of the game as they replace Roy Oswalt who went on the disable...
  • 5/7 MLB Fantasy Recon: Notes From Friday's Action - Be On Deck: Not much of that going onJust a quick look at the big news from Friday night from Be On Deck - Curtis Granderson hit 2 more home...
  • 5/7 Through The Fence Baseball: Ranting and Raving: Cole Hamels, Frodo Baggins and getting away with bandwagon murder: I’ll be the first to admit that fantasy baseball isn’t exactly my “forte” when it comes to fantasy leagues. If...
  • 5/7 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt lands on 15-day disabled list: The Philadelphia Phillies placed SP Roy Oswalt (back) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 6, due to lower back inflammation....[+]
  • 5/6 Baseball Musings: Oswalt’s Back, and Back Out: Roy Oswalt returned from his home after taking care of his family after the tornadoes, but he was scratched from his start with...
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt would return next Friday: If Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) did require a trip to the disabled list, he would be eligible to be activated Friday,...[+]
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt to be examinedPhiladelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) will be examined by team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti....[+]
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | More on Roy Oswalt: The Philadelphia Phillies are being cautious with SP Roy Oswalt (back) and believe that his sore back might just be the result...[+]
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt could hit disabled listPhiladelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) is still dealing with a sore back and could be placed on the disabled list....[+]
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt scratched: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) has been scratched from his start Saturday, May 7, due to ongoing back soreness. SP...[+]
  • 5/6 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt returns to team: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (personal) returned to the team Thursday, May 5, and threw a bullpen session. He could still...[+]
  • 5/6 Crashburn Alley: Braves Series Preview with Peter Hjort: Don’t look now, but the team giving the Phillies a run for their money when it comes to pitching is the Atlanta Braves....
  • 5/5 My Pinstripes: Big Puma Tops Big Surprises | Baseball Digest: Big Puma Tops Big Surprises | Baseball DigestEvery year it seems a light-hitting shortstop powers up in April, a team that isn’t...
  • 5/5 Baseball Press: Under the Radar - AL/NL Only Leagues: Alex White looked good in his debut for the surprising Indians. (Getty)Each week, Baseball Press will be providing some "under...
  • 5/5 Crashburn Alley: Let’s Get Jimmy Rollins Locked Up: If I polled a random selection of Phillies fans about Jimmy Rollins‘ .287/.379/.374 triple-slash line, I wager most of them...
  • 5/3 MLB Fantasy Recon: Player Notes for Week 6 from FB Tools: Blue StreakTodd Lammi over at Fantasy Baseball Tools sends up some key notes for planning out week 6, including why you nee to...
  • 5/3 Bus League Baseball: Q&A: Blue Jays Prospect Anthony Gose: Last week, I sat down with New Hampshire Fisher Cats outfielder Anthony Gose prior to a game against the New Britain Rock Cats....
  • 5/2 Call to the Pen: Phillies Trio Eying Return: According to reports, Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Oswalt is set to rejoin the team Thursday.  The Phillies are projecting...
  • 5/2 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt update: Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt is scheduled to return to the team Thursday, May 5, and start Saturday,...[+]
  • 5/2 MLBTradeRumors: Quick Hits: Feliz, Oswalt, Dodgers: A few items to close out this weekend.. Given his recent mind-changing history, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (via...

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  • 9/30 Crashburn Alley: GM Amaro Considered Blowing Up 2010 Squad: Not even a full day removed from clinching the NL East for the fourth straight season, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. joined Sirius...
  • 9/29 PaulLebowitz.com: The Joe Morgan Syndrome: The Joe Morgan Syndrome (j môrgn sndrm ), adj.---The principles under which a former great player transfers said accomplishments...
  • 9/29 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Halladay done for regular season: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay won't make another regular-season start and is likely set up to start Game 1 of the NLDS...[+]
  • 9/28 Baseball Musings: Marquis Matchup: Jason Marquis battled Roy Oswalt evenly, both allowing one run and throwing the decisions to the bullpens as Washington defeated...
  • 9/28 Baseball Press: 2010 MLB Playoff Preview - Philadelphia Phillies: Doc Halladay is ready for his first postseason (AP) The now four time reigning National League East Champions clinched...
  • 9/28 Crashburn Alley: For Fourth Consecutive Year, Phillies Are Playoff-Bound: Phillies fans — and the players themselves — are quickly becoming spoiled. The Fightins clinched the division for...
  • 9/28 Baseball Musings: Phillies Clinch: The Phillies clinch with their big acquisition doing what he does best, pitching a complete game for an 8-0 victory over the Nationals....
  • 9/27 The Sporting Hippeaux: Narrative Likability Factor & The Philadelphia Phillies: As I write, the Phillies and Roy Halladay have taken a commanding lead over the Nationals and are now about a dozen outs from...
  • 9/26 Raise the Jolly Roger: Gameday #155: Home finale: Astros (74-81) at Pirates (54-100) 1:35 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsbugh Here is the MLB.com Gameday TV: FSN Pittsburgh, FSN Houston...
  • 9/23 Crashburn Alley: Jack McCaffery Wears Bad Idea Jeans: Long-time Daily Times columnist Jack McCaffery had a doozy published today. He has a suggestion for the Phillies and it’s...
  • 9/23 Baseball Musings: Run Driven Ibanez: Tommy Hanson and Roy Oswalt matched up in a titanic pitching duel Wednesday night. Roy allowed one hit and one walk in seven innings...
  • 9/23 Braves Journal: Phillies 1, Braves 0: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Box Score – September 22, 2010 – ESPN. That could have gone better....
  • 9/22 Tomahawk Take: Braves Waste Shutout Performance by Tommy Hanson; Phillies Complete Sweep: Tommy Hanson and Roy Oswalt dueled over six innings and one hit determined the outcome. Unfortunately, the Phillies got the hit....
  • 9/22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Shuffling rotation again: The Philadelphia Phillies are shuffling their rotation this weekend against the New York Mets, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki....[+]
  • 9/22 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt dazzles Wednesday: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings to beat the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept....[+]
  • 9/22 B-R Blog: Phillies are done (Part 3: Done having to worry about the division, that is): Continuing on with my earth-shattering prediction of the Phillies' demise, I see from today's standings that the Phillies have...
  • 9/22 Tomahawk Take: Game Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Game 3): Wednesday, September 22 – 7:05 (SportSouth) Atlanta Braves (86-66) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (91-61) Tommy Hanson (3.62...
  • 9/22 Baseball Musings: Games of the Day: The Rays and Yankees continue their four-game series in New York. The pitching matchup isn’t great, with Wade Davis facing...
  • 9/22 MLBTradeRumors: Odds & Ends: Bautista, Hale, Bush: On this date in 1978, the Pirates purchased Cito Gaston from the Braves and the outfielder went on to play his last two major...
  • 9/21 Baseball Moves: TWTW (9/11/10 – 9/17/10): For the most part, TWTW will focus on the playoff battles for the remainder of the season. 9/11 – The Rays pummeled Ricky...
  • 9/18 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt remains undefeated with new club: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (13-13) allowed one run on six hits over six innings against the Washington Nationals Friday,...[+]
  • 9/15 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Rotation shuffled for Atlanta series: Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, SP Roy Halladay and SP Roy Oswalt have had their rotation turns switched so they face the...[+]
  • 9/14 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt likely to start Friday: Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said SP Roy Oswalt will likely start against the Washington Nationals Friday,...[+]
  • 9/14 Pirates Property: Around NL Central; Astros best pitching staff?: The surprising Houston Astros owe their recent resurgence in large part to their starting rotation. RHP Brett Myers (12-7) has...
  • 9/14 MLBTradeRumors: Nine Rotations Already Set For 2011: There are no sure things when it comes to starting pitching, but some teams are better-positioned than others for 2011. These...
  • 9/13 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt makes quick work of Mets Sunday: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt yielded only four hits in his second complete game this season as the Phillies shut out the...[+]
  • 9/12 Baseball Musings: Putting the O in Oswalt: Roy Oswalt pitches a shutout against the Mets, allowing just four hits, one of the to the opposing pitcher. His only walk went...
  • 9/12 Baseball Musings: Games of the Day: The Phillies and Mets play the rubber game of their series as Roy Oswalt faces Jonathon Niese. Roy’s ERA with Philadelphia...
  • 9/11 PaulLebowitz.com: Agents Of Chaos: The annual NL playoff rasslin' match: It's become a rite of passage for National League teams to rise and fall and create...
  • 9/11 MLBTradeRumors: Odds & Ends: Towers, Phillies, Cubs: Some links to check out before the race for the NL West crown resumes... ESPN's Buster Olney says the Diamondbacks aren't...
  • 9/10 MLBTradeRumors: The Astros' 2011 Rotation: The Astros finally caved and traded longtime ace Roy Oswalt as part of their rebuilding effort this year, but the move certainly...
  • 9/7 Baseball Moves: Video of the Day 9/7/10: An absolute moonshot home run from Marlins rookie Mike Stanton lands in the second deck of Citizens Bank Park.  The round tripper...
  • 9/7 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt fans seven in Monday win: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (11-13) allowed four runs and six hits while striking out seven Monday, Sept. 6, in a 7-4...[+]
  • 9/6 Baseball Musings: Games of the Day: The White Sox and Tigers kick off the labor day festivities with Edwin Jackson facing Max Scherzer. Jackson pitched five outstanding...
  • 9/6 Crashburn Alley: The End to the Jayson Werth Era: ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, via Twitter, reported that Jayson Werth broke up with agent Jeff Borris of the Beverly Hills Sports...
  • 9/5 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt and Vance Worley could start Monday: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt will start one of the games of a doubleheader against the Florida Marlins Monday, Sept. 6,...[+]
  • 9/4 MLBTradeRumors: Kepner's Latest: Astros' Future, Jackson, Pirates: Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has some odds and ends from around the baseball universe; let's take a look at some of the...
  • 9/2 Crashburn Alley: Cole Hamels on the Cy Young Award Ballot?: The National League Cy Young award is Roy Halladay‘s to lose, but teammate Cole Hamels could earn some third-place votes...
  • 9/2 Baseball Press: The 606 - September 2, 2010: Baseball Press presents "The 606", a look at the most intriguing pitching matchup of the day, with a final prediction of the...
  • 9/1 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Phillies | Roy Oswalt brilliant Wednesday: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt pitched one-hit baseball into the seventh inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday,...[+]
  • 9/1 Baseball Musings: Oswalt’s Os: Roy Oswalt has not allowed a hit through four innings against the Dodgers. He’s wild, however, as he’s walked four...
  • 9/1 Baseball Musings: Still No for O: Roy Oswalt kept his no-hitter alive through the fifth inning. Jayson Werth dropped a fly ball for an error in the bottom of the...
  • 9/1 Baseball Musings: Games of the Day: The west offers a number of good games today, two of them early. The Phillies and Dodgers send Roy Oswalt and Clayton Kershaw...
  • 9/1 Baseball Press: The 606 - September 1, 2010: Baseball Press presents "The 606", a look at the most intriguing pitching matchup of the day, with a final prediction of the...

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