Open Discussion: Week of February 17th

Pitchers and catchers reported and had their first official workout last Wednesday.  Position players reported Sunday for their physicals.  Seventy players will begin the first official full squad workout Monday.  Seventy-one if Kyle Garlick arrives from Arizona. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 17th

Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/15/2020

Day 4.  So, a Saturday schedule is the same as the week day schedule … this week.  Position players came out at 9:30 AM and after stretching, they started BP at 9:50 AM.  While the stretching was taking place on Ashburn Field, a group of pitchers came out on Rollins Field and went threw some of their non-throwing exercises. Continue reading Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/15/2020

Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/14/2020

Day 3.  Happy Valentines’s Day, y’all.  I arrived at the Complex at 8:30 AM.  Learned that the position players would come out at 9:50 AM and that the minor league mini-camp was moving back to the Complex with a 1:00 PM start.

While mingling with security and the other early arrivals, I could see a group of pitchers on Rollins Field going through their towel throwing exercise.  A short time later the early reporting position players came out of the club house and began stretching in left field on Ashburn Field. Continue reading Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/14/2020

Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/13/2020

Day 2.  I arrived at the Complex at 8:30 AM.  Earlier than the workouts were scheduled to start, but last year the coaches had players out as early as 8:00 AM and sometimes earlier on the half-field in front of Spectrum Field.  A field I used to refer to as Bowa Field, but which I have recently started referring to as Rollins Field. Continue reading Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/13/2020

Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/12/2020

Today marked the beginning of my ninth Philiies’ spring training.  Pitchers and catchers were scheduled to come out at 11:00 AM, so I was there at 9:00 AM.

Since a lot of position players were among the early reports, they came out at 9:30 AM and  performed their stretching exercises before breaking up on Ashburn, Schmidt, and Roberts Fields for BP.  The groups batted for about 15 minutes and had coaches and instructors on each field. Continue reading Spring Training, Pitchers and Catchers, 2/12/2020

Spring Training Update, 2/10/2020

More new faces.  Monday, we spotted pitchers Addison Russ, Vince Velasquez, Ranger Suarez, Damon Jones, Andrew Brown, Ramon Rosso, Deolis Guerra, and position players Mickey Moniak, Adam Haseley, Scott Kingery, Austin Listi, Darick Hall, Luke Williams, Grenny Cumana, Henri Lartigue, and Coach Bob Meacham.

There are probably a few more here, I just didn’t see them.  One noticeable face I have seen is the new manager.  I imagine he was inside meeting with staff and getting acclimated to the Complex.  (Note that the Complex includes Spectrum Field.  I have developed the habit of referring to just the four minor league fields at the Paul Owens Training Facility as the Complex.  I’m probably not going to change.) Continue reading Spring Training Update, 2/10/2020

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Poll for the Phillies #36 thru 40 Prospects

Addison Russ was selected as the organization’s #35 prospect.  He received 30 of the 111 votes cast (27%).   Colton Eastman finished second with 23 votes (21%).  Juan Aparicio finished third with 14 votes (13%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Poll for the Phillies #36 thru 40 Prospects

Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Poll for the Phillies #35 Prospect

David Parkinson was selected as the organization’s #34 prospect.  He received 27 of the 101 votes cast (27%).   Addison Russ finished second with 22 votes (22%).  Colton Eastman finished third with 12 votes (12%). Continue reading Phuture Phillies 2020 Reader Poll for the Phillies #35 Prospect

Open Discussion: Week of February 10th

Spring Training starts this week.  Most pitchers and catchers have already arrived.  They’ll start getting their physicals to be ready for the first official workout on Wednesday.

The Phillies have invited 30 non-roster players to attend camp with the 40 on the active roster.  This year the Phillies have invited about 40 additional minor leaguers to a mini camp.  If you count rehabbers, that brings the total players at the Complex to over 120.  The Phillies are also bringing in the necessary coaching and support staffs.  Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of February 10th