My two cents….the Phillies have made their 40 man roster stronger by outrighting both P David Herndon, as well as utility infielder Michael Martinez off the 40 man today. Herndon was subsequently picked up by Toronto. With a number of difficult decisions upcoming over the next several weeks prior to the Rule 5 draft, this clears necessary space for some of the bigger prospect names to be added into the mix in the short term.
About 2 weeks into the AFL season now. Of note is Kyle Simon’s nice outing yesterday. Looks like he’ll be used as a starter every fifth day. Will be interesting to see how the league handles him (or the top of the league’s lineups, anyway), when they get to see him a second time around in the same game. He was not great with the Baltimore org as a starter in 2012, and was thriving as a reliever in Reading.
Anyway, here’s a link to all the stat lines for all of the Phils minor leaguers in off-season leagues. Looks like a handful more guys are playing than were last time I checked. Lisalverto Bonilla is back in action, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure Domingo Santana is not Phils property, despite being on that website. Continue reading 10-22-2013 AFL Update