I have video from Friday’s minor league session. The group consists of guys who have reported early for a camp that starts later this week.
Several pitchers were dressed in uniform pants. I assumed that meant that they would be pitching during live BP. A coach verified that the unis identified the pitchers who would be throwing from a mound that day. All except Mario Hollands threw on the Seven Mounds back out of sight. I don’t know why Hollands doesn’t have his name on his shirt. But the stirrups are his camp trademark. Here are two videos of him pitching.
Cole Stobbe batted against Hollands and made solid contact on the first pitch in the video. The next pitch was low and inside. Brush back? Maybe, eh.
Two sets of Mickey Moniak taking swings during batting practice. He has a nice repeatable motion. Look how he starts with his hands at the load position. He doesn’t drop them down noticeably like some other batters I’ve seen. The only quieter load I’ve noticed so far was by Jorge Alfaro.
Mitch Walding really tags 4 of the 5 pitches in this video. All made the warning track, into a stiff wind.
Saturday was a Phillies home game. I chose not to pay the $10 to park at the Complex, didn’t want to arrive 4-plus hours before practice to beat the parking fee, and didn’t feel like walking the mile-plus from the closest free lot. This will undoubtedly continue to affect my attendance at the Complex this week. Sunday was an off day for the kids since they don’t have to be here yet.