Baseball America posted a report that lists the players the Phillies invited to Instructs this fall. Players are scheduled to report this Sunday. I won’t have to stalk the Complex to get a roster this year. Yay!
The list includes 62 prospects – 30 pitchers, 7 catchers, 14 infielders, and 11 outfielders.
Invitees finished the 2016 season with the following clubs – 11 DSL, 18 GCL, 17 Williamsport, 8 Lakewood, 1 Clearwater (Josh Tobias), 4 International signings, 1 FA signing (Simon Muzziotti), and 1 who was on the 60-day DL all season (Gregg Pickett).
Twenty of the Phillies’ 2016 draft signees were invited. Those not invited include – Cole Stobbe, Danny Zardon, Will Hibbs, Trevor Bettencourt, Alex Kline, Tyler Frohwirth, Daniel Garnier, and Luke Maglich. (Tyler Kent retired soon after reporting to Williamsport.)
Five of the prospects signed during the International Signing Period were invited -RHP Franco Morales, C Juan Aparicio, and infielders Brayan Gonzalez, Nicolas Torres, and Jose Tortolero.
This Baseball America report list all players invited to Instructs.
When the report was first posted, it only listed 13 of the 14 infielders. I think they overlooked Cole Stobbe. I decided not to call it to their attention in their comments section. The privacy they expect you to surrender is ridiculous. If I were to log in using my Twitter account for instance, the Disqus application that handles their comments would be able to –
- See who I follow, and follow new people for me.
- Update my profile for me.
- Post Tweets as me.
Screw you Disqus.
There will be other players not listed above in Clearwater. Elniery Garcia is supposed to be in town working on a slider. Players going to the AFL will also be in town getting/staying sharp for their season which starts on October 11th.