Daily Archives: April 4, 2010

Lehigh Valley Preview, Roster Announced

Earlier today, Lehigh Valley announced their 2010 roster.  Similar to the past two years, the roster includes mostly minor league veterans who may be of short term help to the big club, rather then prospect types, but that certainly could change by years end with the names currently in Reading.  Once Joe Blanton is healthy, certainly expect Andrew Carpenter to anchor the Lehigh Valley rotation. As of now the following players make up the roster:

Catcher: Paul Hoover Soon to be 34, Hoover was a 23rd round pick of Tampa in the 1997 draft.  He will be starting his second season in Lehigh Valley and hit .253/.329/.339 with 1 HR and 28 RBI in 245 AB’s with the ‘Pigs.  Hoover threw out 25% on runners trying to steal on him last year and filled in capably at first base when Andy Tracy missed several games.  Hoover has spent small portions of six different seasons in the big leagues and obviously provides some major league depth if Ruiz or Schneider are hurt. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Preview, Roster Announced

Reading Roster Announced

Just a bit ago the Reading Phillies roster was announced.

Catchers: Tuffy Gosewisch, Kevin Nelson

Infielders: Tagg Bozied, Ozzie Chavez, Melvin Dorta, Freddy Galvis, Kevin Mahar, Brandon Pinckney

Outfielders: Quintin Berry, Domonic Brown, Tyson Gillies, Mike SPidale

SP: Phillipe Aumont, Mike Cisco, Yohan FLande, Drew Naylor, Vance Worley

RP: Chance Chapman, Sergio Escalona, Sergio Escalona, Matt German,  BJ Rosenberg, Michael Schwimer, Jason Stephens, Mike Stutes.

Note: The pitcher breakdown into starter and reliever was done by me.  There has been no official announcement that I know of as to what the actual rotation would be, however this is the best guess, based on the roster as of the moment.

Update: An outstanding source (James) has Naylor in the rotation rather then Stutes.  Adjustment made.

State of Phuture Phillies address

I wanted to take a few moments to talk about the website here, kind of recap what’s been going on, what I expect to happen going forward, and a bunch of other stuff. The minor league season is almost here, and with that will come an increase in traffic. With that comes more comments, more discussion, and mostly good times had by all. I wanted to briefly discuss some of the nuts and bolts here, as well as put in a request for help, and a bunch of other things. I tend to write best when I’m using bulleted points, and to keep this short and readable, I’ll do just that, so check below for more…

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Final Cuts/Roster Adjustments

As expected, follwing the Phils game against the Pirates yesterday, Infielders Wilson Valdez and Cody Ransom; Catcher Paul Hoover and OF DeWayne Wise, all were re-assigned to Lehigh Valley.  Wise, did have an opt out clause in his contract but he chose he accept his assignment, leading to the re-assignment of Quintin Berry to Reading (AA).

Both 1B Tagg Bozied and INF Melvin Dorta were moved down to Reading from the Lehigh Valley roster.

This is the way it currently looks in Allentown: 1B Andy Tracy, 2B Luis Maza, SS Brian Bocock, SS Wilson Valdez, 3B Cody Ransom, 3B Neil Sellers OF’s: Rich Thompson, Chris Duffy, John Mayberry, DeWayne Wise, Catchers: Paul Hoover and Dane Sardinha. Continue reading Final Cuts/Roster Adjustments