Daily Archives: March 31, 2017

Lehigh Valley Roster

Six more days until opening day for Lehigh Valley and with that, the Phillies have announced the ‘Pigs roster. The roster is as follows:  Players age in (    ). Bold indicates on 40 man roster.  Look for Jake Thompson to get the nod opening day.

Catchers: Jorge Alfaro (23) and Logan Moore(26)

1B: Rhys Hoskins (24); 2B: Jesmuel Valentin (22); SS: JP Crawford (22); 3B: Taylor Featherston (27); INF: Hector Gomez (29); INF: Pedro Florimon (30)

OF: Dylan Cozens (22); Nick Williams (23); Roman Quinn (23); Cameron Perkins(26)

SP: Jake Thompson (23);  Ben Lively (25); Nick Pivetta (23); Mark Appel (25); Ricardo Pinto (23)

RP: Pedro Beato (30); Luis Garcia (30); Mark Leiter (26); Michael Mariot (28); Hoby Milner (26); Wander Perez (32); Cesar Ramos (32); Pat Venditte (31).

Notes: The roster contains 6 of the top 10 prospects in the Phillies system (Baseball America)

–Expect to see Luis Garcia as the closer at the beginning of the season.

–Hector Gomez played in the Korean League in 2016 and hit 21 homers.  He has played in the majors for both the Rockies and Brewers.

–The ‘Pigs play the Reading Fightin Phils in an exhibition game on Tuesday in Allentown before opening the season next Thursday against Pawtucket at 7:05.

2017 Spring Training, 3/30

The Phillies completed their 25-man roster Thursday.  Luis Garcia was optioned early and back at the Complex in the morning.  Word filtered around that Adam Morgan and Joely Rodriguez would join the bull pen and complete the pitching staff.

After their blow out loss to the Yankees, Daniel Nava and an emotional Brock Stassi were selected for the final two roster spots.  Jesse Valentin was optioned and Tyler Goeddel was designated for assignment to create the needed 40-man roster spot. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/30