The first full squad workout for the minor league affiliates will be held this week. Daily reports will reported in separate articles.
Machado is off the board, but Harper is still available. I would ask that any Harper negotiation comments be posted HERE. Thank you.
The Phillies resigned infielder Trevor Plouffe. I had heard that Sean Rodriguez may have suffered a leg injury, but I’ve seen him working out this week. He took BP in the stadium Sunday.
Dylan Cozens is having himself a spring. I think he is batting .800 and he hit a HR that bounced off the roof in RF. I think it was calculated at 478 feet. Cozens power is nothing new. I once saw him hit a HR that appeared to still be rising as it passed THROUGH the light standard in RF at Bright House Field. I’m sure that was an illusion and that it landed before Route 19. Pretty sure. Well, I hope it landed short of the highway. Focusing on contact, that was one of only 5 HR he hit that season for the Threshers.
As a team, the Phillies look pretty good so far. In 27.0 innings, pitchers have walked just 5 and struck out 26 batters. They have the only WHIP below 1.000 (0.96). The starters ERAs are all under 4.00. The only concern is the 4 HR they’ve allowed, and 3 (maybe 4) of those were by guys who will start the season in the minors. Fielding is much improved in our small sample. The only 2 errors were committed by shortstops who will start the season in the minors. Offensively, their stats are a little skewed. With two games on the road this weekend, projected starters didn’t make the trips. Collectively, Realmuto, Hoskins, Hernandez, Segura, Franco, and McCutchen have taken only 16 of 107 at bats. Herrera hasn’t played yet due to a thigh, although he took BP in the stadium Sunday.
The 40-man roster stands at 39, the entire organization stands at 359.
This the Phuture Phillies Open Discussion for Phillies and other baseball topics that are not about Harper.
- February 22, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 spring training opener at Tampa Bay (TBD)
- February 23, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 spring home opener v. Pittsburgh (1:05 PM)
- February 27, 2019 – Minor League Spring Training begins
- March 28, 2019 – Phillies’ 2019 season home opener v. Atlanta (3:05)
The rosters and lists are up to date.
- organization’s rosters
- organization’s injury list
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility list (includes player info, assignments, …)