The Phillies provided the attached XST roster. It included 80 players who are taking part in the games at the Complex.
When the Phillies host an XST game, there can be as many as three games on the fields. Some of the scheduled opponents bring two squads. And, often there will be a game against one of the traveling teams that make their way to Florida each spring. These players are older, usually released by other organizations, and paying their own way hoping to catch a scout’s eye.
The roster includes some surprises such as – Tommy Bergjans, Joey DeNato, Josh Tols, Grenny Cumana, Austin O’Brien, and Alberto Tirado.
In addition, there are a dozen or more guys at the Complex who aren’t on this roster – Gabriel Lino, Jose Antequera, Drew Stankewicz, Will Middlebrooks, Adron Chambers, Jose Taveras, Elniery Garcia, J.D. Hammer, Mario Sanchez, Grant Dyer, Nick Fanti, Will Hibbs, Kevin Gowdy, and Sutter McLoughlin. Most of these guys are on rehab or have recently popped up on an affiliate’s disabled list.
And, FYI, not that it matters, but I was able to identify ALL of these players on my own the past couple days. They could have saved me a lot of wasted effort if they had made the roster available earlier.