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.