The Phillies’ participants in the Arizona Fall League were announced Thursday. Five players were selected from Reading – RHP Tyler Viza, RHP Luke Leftwich, RHP Seth McGarry, 1B Darick Hall, and RF Austin Listi; and three players from Clearwater – RHP Sixto Sanchez, SS Arquimedes Gamboa, and 3B Luke Williams.
Each of five organizations that make up the Scottsdale Scorpions (Phillies, Reds, Astros, Mets, and Giants) is required to send a minimum of seven players including a minimum of four pitchers (preferably one capable of starting and three relievers) and three position players. Additional position players can be assigned to a team’s “taxi squad” and can play no more than two games a week. An international players is eligible only if that player is not on the reserve list of a Winter League club from the player’s home country. I assume the Phillies have worked something out with the Cardenales de Lara regarding Gamboa. Players are paid for this additional baseball season (out of a separate fund managed by the MLB). The Threshers’ pitching coach Aaron Fultz is assigned to the team. I’m glad of that with Sixto coming off a long stint on the DL to participate. Continue reading Clearwater Threshers Recap – 8/30/2018