OF Quintin Berry, P Jesus Sanchez, and P Yohan Flande have all been added to the Phillies 40 man roster, effectively protecting them from selection in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. In Sanchez’s first year on the mound, he started off slow but was very impressive by years end pitching for Lakewood. Flande, was dominant in Clearwater, but struggled at times in Reading and looks to start the year back in the Reading rotation. Berry’s best asset is clearly his speed, which is well above average, having stolen 48 bases this year. Plate discipline and defense appear to be the key areas for Berry to work on during the 2010 campaign which most likely will be in Lehigh Valley.
Notably, 1B Andy Tracy, P John Ennis, C Paul Hoover and P Tyler Walker were all outrighted from the Phillies and are currently free agents. Early reports suggest that the Phils are interested in talking to at least Tracy, Ennis, and Hoover about remaining in the organization in 2010.