Phillies Instructs continued Tuesday with the players beginning outside around 8:00 AM for individual work with the coaches. They mix in meetings during the day and broke for one after this. They came out again around 10:00 AM and began their stretching and conditioning exercises, followed by long toss.
There was a lot less outside work today. They ran some pretty heavy catcher’s drills, ending with two coaches hitting balls to the plate for the catchers to catch an apply a tag. They also ran fielding drills on the other fields. Then they scattered for batting practice.
I’ve got a little more video today, so I’m going to embed the links to save space here.
Carlos De La Cruz. Short because after a HR on the 2nd pitch they went to the next guy.
Coaches present include –
- Pitching – Rafael Chavez, Carlos Arroyo, Matt Hockenberry, Brad Bergensen, Les Straker,
- Infielders – Chris Truby, Waner Santana, Tyler Henson, Shaun Williams, Marty Malloy
- Outfielders – Andy Abad, Christian Marrero, Homy Ovalles, Rob Ducey
- Catchers – Ernie Whitt, Milver Reyes, Greg Brodzinski
In addition to the seventy Instructs invites, the AFL guys will be here in a few days. There are also several gutys here who aren’t on the Instructs roster. I’ve seen Aaron Loup (who left the Complex Monday to join the big club after being activated Tuesday), Nick Fanti, JoJo Romero, Malvin Matos, Cornelius Randolph, Jonathan Guzman, Adonis Medina, Jhordany Mezquita, Brayan Gonzalez, Cole Stobbe, Waylon Richardson, and Colton Eastman. I also heard that Jake Scheiner will be here soon.