The off season minor league free agent signings have begun with the Phillies adding two outfielders with major league experience to the mix, 30 year old Brian Bogusevic and 29 year old Darin Mastroianni.
Bogusevic was originally a 1st round pick (24th overall) by the Astros in the 2005 draft. He spent the 2014 season playing in the Marlins organization for AAA New Orleans, hitting .260/.349/.411 in 265 AB’s; with 6HR 33 RBI and 5SB. Bogusevic last played in the majors for the Cubs in 2013, hitting .273 with 6 homers in 143 AB’s. Primarily a RF, Bogusevic can play all three OF positions.
Mastroianni was the Blue Jays 16th round pick in the 2007 draft and split time last season between the Blue Jays and Twins AAA affiliates. In 364 AAA AB’s, Mastroianni hit .277/.354.,379 with 5HR 23RBI and 20SB. Mastroianni has spent parts of the last 4 seasons in the major league, hitting just .212 in 273 major league AB’s.
Certainly nothing here to be overwhelmed by, but competent AAA players if nothing else.