The Phillies’ hot stove season went from low to medium with some transactional activity at the Winter Meetings. Their stove cranked up to high with a trade and free agent signing on Friday.
The Phillies finally completed their major league coaching staff when they announced their first base coach.
Phuture Phillies is prepared to begin its Reader Top 30, watch for the opening srticle.
Organizational News and Changes
The Phillies had an alarmingly calm winter meetings. The week began with two players they had outrighted off the 40-man roster, Cameron Perkins and Engelb Vielma, being claimed by the Mariners and Pirates respectively. During the week, the Phillies announced the signing of two free agent, right-handed relief pitchers – Pat Neshek and Tommy Hunter. They used their third pick of the Rule 5 Draft to select RHP Nick Burdi from the Twins. They traded Burdi to the Pirates for some international bonus money later in the day. And, they lost OF Carlos Tocci to the White Sox during the Rule 5 Draft. He was later traded to the Rangers.
At the close of the meetings, the Phillies announced the hiring of Jose Flores as their first base coach. The Phillies still have openings for manager in Lehigh Valley and pitching coach at Lakewood. (Plus, there has been no further mention regarding a second GCL team.)
Friday, the Phillies cleared the middle infield log jam in front of J.P. Crawford when they traded SS Freddy Galvis to the Padres for double-A, RHP Enyel De Los Santos. While Twitter blew up with that news, the Phillies announced the signing of free agent 1B Carlos Santana. This signing will cost the Phillies their second round pick and $500K of international bonus money.
And, some more former Phillies’ prospects found jobs. Colton Murray signed with the Rays. Cody Asche signed with the Royals. Erik Kratz signed with the Yankees.
Winter ball stats are available here.
The Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente will play a shortened, 21-game schedule with 4 teams beginning on January 6, 2018.
Nine guys are still active in winter leagues, six of whom are in Columbia.
|Cabral, Edgar||Nov. 15||GDD||AFL||0.298||14||47||2||14||0||4||3||13||0||0.353||0.340||0.693|
|Green, Zach||Nov. 16||GDD||AFL||0.258||18||62||10||16||2||6||4||20||0||0.324||0.419||0.743|
|Randolph, Cornelius||Nov. 16||GDD||AFL||0.239||19||71||10||17||0||8||7||20||2||0.308||0.324||0.632|
|Campbell, Derek||Dec. 15||CAI||COL||0.233||29||116||7||27||0||10||10||27||0||0.305||0.284||0.589|
|Martin, Kyle||Dec. 15||CAI||COL||0.259||28||108||14||28||1||10||15||27||1||0.357||0.361||0.718|
|Alfaro, Jorge||Dec. 15||TOR||COL||0.329||20||76||8||25||2||24||4||20||1||0.370||0.500||0.870|
|Cumana, Grenny||Dec. 15||TOR||COL||0.286||29||119||14||34||0||13||7||11||0||0.336||0.319||0.655|
|Gamboa, Arquimedes||Nov. 25||TOR||COL||0.214||56||2||12||0||6||7||15||1||0.302||0.268||0.570|
|Williams, Luke||Dec. 15||TOR||COL||0.297||29||118||15||35||1||10||16||30||5||0.382||0.339||0.721|
|Alvarez, Eliezer||Dec. 13||ESC||LIDOM||0.130||18||23||6||3||0||0||4||8||1||0.286||0.130||0.416|
|Moore, Logan||Nov. 30||EST||LIDOM||0.148||13||27||6||4||0||2||4||11||0||0.258||0.185||0.443|
|Quinn, Roman||Oct. 22||TOR||DWL||0.125||6||16||2||2||0||0||2||5||0||0.222||0.188||0.410|
|Walding, Mitch||Nov. 12||MOC||LMP||0.228||23||79||9||18||3||10||16||23||0||0.365||0.392||0.757|
|Alastre, Jesus||Nov. 5||ARA||LVBP||0.176||13||17||3||3||0||0||1||4||0||0.222||0.176||0.399|
|Gomez, Jose||Dec. 2||LAG||LVBP||0.179||22||56||5||10||1||5||2||5||2||0.220||0.232||0.452|
|Blanco, Andres||Nov. 30||MAG||LVBP||0.314||36||137||27||43||3||10||22||30||2||0.440||0.445||0.886|
|Tromp, Jiandido||Oct. 24||MAG||LVBP||0.185||11||27||2||5||0||2||5||8||1||0.313||0.222||0.535|
|Duran, Carlos||Oct. 26||MAR||LVBP||0.250||11||36||8||9||0||3||3||9||0||0.300||0.250||0.550|
|Rivas, Raul||Nov. 8||MAR||LVBP||0.250||12||36||6||9||0||1||0||6||0||0.250||0.250||0.500|
|Brito, Daniel||Nov. 4||ZUL||LVBP||0.273||16||44||3||12||0||4||4||11||0||0.333||0.318||0.652|
|Bettencourt, Trevor||Nov. 14||GDD||AFL||10.13||0||1||8||0||1||8.0||10||9||0||3||9||1.63|
|Brown, Aaron||Nov. 16||GDD||AFL||3.00||0||0||3||0||0||3.0||5||1||0||2||2||2.33|
|Cleavinger, Garrett||Nov. 16||GDD||AFL||6.35||0||1||11||0||0||11.1||14||8||0||4||10||1.59|
|Garcia, Elniery||Oct. 28||GDD||AFL||5.79||1||2||4||4||0||14.0||15||9||1||4||13||1.36|
|Hammer, J.D.||Nov. 15||GDD||AFL||0.66||0||0||10||0||3||13.2||4||1||0||7||11||0.80|
|Campbell, Derek||Nov. 25||CAI||COL||9.00||0||0||1||0||0||1.0||1||1||1||1||0||2.00|
|Brown, Casey||Dec. 15||TOR||COL||2.29||2||2||8||8||0||39.1||41||10||0||12||25||1.35|
|Paulino, Felix||Nov. 25||TOR||COL||3.80||1||1||5||4||0||21.1||24||9||1||3||30||1.27|
|Casimiro, Ranfi||Nov. 7||AGU||LIDOM||0.00||0||0||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1.00|
|Kilome, Franklyn||Nov. 22||ESC||LIDOM||7.64||0||4||6||6||0||17.2||26||15||3||7||17||1.87|
|Windle, Tom||Nov. 7||ESC||LIDOM||7.20||1||2||10||0||0||5.0||7||4||0||4||3||2.20|
|Garcia, Edgar||Dec. 13||EST||LIDOM||12.15||1||2||8||0||0||6.2||13||9||0||4||8||2.55|
|Dominguez, Seranthony||Nov. 21||GIG||LIDOM||4.91||1||0||6||0||0||7.1||7||4||1||7||8||1.91|
|Curtis, Zac||Nov. 19||LIC||LIDOM||4.05||4||2||16||0||0||13.1||13||6||0||6||17||1.43|
|Aris, Abdallah||Dec. 1||ARA||LVBP||9.00||0||0||1||0||0||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0.20|
|Rivero, Alexis||Dec. 15||ara/zul||LVBP||7.07||0||2||15||0||2||14.0||16||11||2||4||14||1.43|
|Llovera, Mauricio||Nov. 17||ORI||LVBP||4.91||1||1||11||0||0||14.2||10||8||0||8||9||1.23|
The Phillies’ spring training schedule has been released. Their first spring game is at home on Thursday, February 22 v. University of Tampa. Their last game is on Tuesday, March 27th v. Pittsburgh, also at home. There are two open dates, March 6th and 15th.
The book to which I made a small contribution has been released on Amazon. The author is Steve Potter whose player interviews I posted here during the season.
A Fan’s View is Steve’s second review of the Phillies’ minor league affiliates. He has received contributions from several people who have watched the teams they wrote about including Tom Housenick (Lehigh Valley), Kirsten Karbach (Clearwater), Jay Floyd (Lakewood), and me (GCL). Mark Wylie whose photos have appeared on Phuture Phillies has about a dozen and a half photos in the book, too.
Steve intends to donate any proceeds from this year’s book to Phillies Charities. It’s available for $15.00 on Amazon.
Steve also has a Page on Facebook. He is the source for a lot of information I can’t always share here. He sometimes is able to post news ahead of the beat writers.
Reader Top 30 Poll
I was preparing for this year’s polls when the Galvis trade was announced. A preliminary article will be posted within 24 hours. It will contain a poll to help me provide the best prospects for the poll.
Update to Phuture Phillies
I’m also going to update some of the features on Phuture Phillies. Specifically, the links to outside resources and blogs. Some of the current ones are no longer putting out current information and some don’t offer a courtesy link back to Phuture Phillies. If you have favorites among the current list or suggestions for other links, let me know either in the comments section or via e-mail at email@example.com.
- January 9, 2018 – Salary arbitration filing deadline
- January 12, 2018 – Salary arbitration figures exchanged
- January 29 – February 16, 2018 – Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix, Arizona
- February 13, 2018 – earliest date for pitchers/catchers to report to Spring Training
- February 18, 2018 – earliest date for all other players to report for full squad workouts
- February 22, 2018 – Tentative date for the start of Grapefruit League games
- March 29, 2018 – Opening Day for the 2018 season
- March 29, 2018 – Phillies opening game in Atlanta
- April 5, 2018 – Phillies home opener v. Miami
April 15, 2018 – Jackie Robinson Day
April 17-18, 2018 – Twins v. Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, PR
May 13, 2018 – Mother’s Day events, all host ballparks
- June 4-6, 2018 – 2018 MLB Draft
June 17, 2018 – Father’s Day events, all host ballparks
July 13-17, 2018 – All-Star Week
- July 17, 2018 – 89th All Star Game, at Nationals Park
- August 19, 2018 – Phillies v. Mets in the Little League Classic in Williamsport.
- December 10-13, 2018 – Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada
Off Season Transactions (recently reported transactions in bold): (40-man stands at 40)
- Phillies signed free agent 1B Carlos Santana (lose 2nd round pick and $500K international bonus money)
- Phillies signed free agent RHP Tommy Hunter
- 12/15 – Phillies signed free agent RHP Pat Neshek
- 12/15 – Phillies traded SS Freddy Galvis to San Diego for RHP Enyel De Los Santos
- 12/14 – Phillies traded RHP Nick Burdi to Pittsburgh Pirates for Future Considerations ($500K international bonus money)
- 12/14 – Phillies claimed RHP Nick Burdi off waivers from Chattanooga Lookouts
- 12/11 – Mariners claimed CF Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia
- 12/11 – Pirates claimed SS Engelb Vielma off waivers from Philadelphia
- Phillies placed Cameron Perkins and Engelb Vielma on outright waivers.
- Phillies signed FA catcher Abrahan Gutierrez.
- 11/27 – Phillies sent Alberto Tirado outright to Lehigh Valley
- 11/27 – Phillies sent Mark Appel outright to Lehigh Valley
11/20 – Phillies claimed SS Engelb Vielma off waivers from San Francisco Giants
11/20 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Franklyn Kilome from Lehigh Valley
11/20 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Seranthony Dominguez from Clearwater
- 11/20 – Phillies selected the contract of LHP Ranger Suarez from Clearwater
- 11/20 – Phillies selected the contract of RHP Jose Taveras from Reading
- 11/20 – Phillies designated RHP Mark Appel for assignment
- 11/20 – Phillies designated RHP Alberto Tirado for assignment
- 11/20 – Phillies sent LHP Elniery Garcia outright to Lehigh Valley
- 11/14 – Williamsport Crosscutters released CF Juan Luis
- 11/6 – RHP Jesen Therrien elected free agency
- 11/6 – CF Herlis Rodriguez elected free agency
- 11/6 – 1B Brock Stassi elected free agency
- 11/6 – C Nick Rickles elected free agency
- 11/6 – LHP Cesar Ramos elected free agency
- 11/6 – SHP Pat Venditte elected free agency
- 11/6 – RHP Michael Mariot elected free agency
- 11/6 – 3B Hector Gomez elected free agency
- 11/6 – SS Angelo Mora elected free agency
- 11/6 – LF Christian Marrero elected free agency
- 11/6 – RHP Colton Murray elected free agency
- 11/6 – RHP Miguel Nunez elected free agency
- 11/6 – 1B Harold Martinez elected free agency
- 11/6 – C Chace Numata elected free agency
- 11/6 – 1B Wilson Garcia elected free agency
- 11/6 – RHP Jesen Therrien elected free agency
- 11/6 – CF Pedro Florimon elected free agency
- 11/6 – Phillies activated RHP Vince Velasquez from the 60-day disabled list
- 11/6 – Phillies activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day disabled list
- 11/6 – Phillies activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 60-day disabled list
- 11/6 – Phillies sent RHP Jesen Therrien outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 11/6 – Phillies sent CF Pedro Florimon outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 11/2 – RF Hyun Soo Kim elected free agency
- 11/2 – LF Daniel Nava elected free agency
- 11/2 – 3B Andres Blanco elected free agency
- 11/2 – RHP Clay Buchholz elected free agency
- 11/2 – Phillies activated RHP Jesen Therrien from the 60-day disabled list
- 11/2 – Phillies activated CF Pedro Florimon from the 60-day disabled list
- 10/30-11/6 – Logan Moore re-signed with the Phillies
- 9/30-10/13 – Ranfi Casimiro re-signed with the Phillies
- 10/13 – Pedro Beato elected free agency
- 10/5 – Kevin Segrist elected free agency
- 10/5 – Ty Kelly elected free agency
- 10/4 – Philadelphia Phillies sent LHP Kevin Siegrist outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 10/4 – Philadelphia Phillies sent 2B Ty Kelly outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs
- 9/16-29 – Mitch Walding re-signed with the Phillies
- The organization’s rosters are up to date.
- The organization’s injury list retains the injuries at the end of the 2017 season. All are expected to be okay by the start of spring training.
- The organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list is as accurate as I can make it.
Here’s the open discussion thread for Phillies’ talk and other topics.