The first weekend of Grapefruit and Cactus League games is over. Several young Phillies’ prospects have looked promising. As major league games continue, early reports for minor league camp will continue to work out at the Complex. Their first full work out is scheduled for Friday, March 3rd.
The Phillies have won 2 of 3 games so far (3 of 4 counting the game against the University of Tampa). Roman Quinn, Dylan Cozens, Scott Kingery, Jorge Alfaro, Cameron Perkins, Nick Pivetta, Miguel Franco, Rhys Hoskins, Brock Stassi, Adam Morgan, Perkins again, Nick Williams, Ben Lively, and Alberto Tirado all had individual good games. Luis Garcia may have solidified his standing as the first man off the 40.
As a team, the Phillies are leading the league with 6 home runs and are 4th with 20 runs. A nice turnaround from last season’s anemic offense. However, they are middle of the pack with their .243/.308/.430/.738 slash. Not a big deal after just 3 games, but a disturbing trend of 8 walks and a league leading 30 strike outs needs to be checked.
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.
Key dates remaining during the off season:
- Grapefruit League games thru 3/31. Schedule here.
- 3/6-22 – World Baseball Classic.
- 4/2-3 – Opening Night/Opening Day.
This guy threw BP Friday afternoon. That’s Dickie Noles. He didn’t brush back anyone, but he did challenge batters with a hard diving fastball toward the end of their session. Must not have had much movement, Cole Stobbe really turned on a few.
- 2/22 – RHP David Whitehead assigned to Reading Fightin Phils.
- 2/8 – Phillies signed free agent RHP David Whitehead to a minor league contract.
- Otherwise, the organization rosters are up to date.