Workouts have continued with little change until today. The starting times have varied from 9:00 AM to 9:45. I assume they fluctuate depending on what and where the co-ops will be working each day.
The players have started coming out in two groups. The earlier group is comprised of the seven co-ops plus Jose Alvarez who arrived Monday after coming to terms Friday and avoiding arbitration. The co-op group includes outfielder – Carlos De La Cruz, and pitchers Brandon Ramey, Tyler McKay, Spencer Van Scoyoc, Jaylen Smith, Jake Kinney, and Ethan Lindow. Most days Brian Auerbach is in this group and Mauricio Llovera has joined.
The second group is comprised of the players on rehab. The original group of catchers Edgar Cabral and Rodolfo Duran, and pitchers Kyle Young, Tyler Hallead, Ben Brown, Lizardo Herrera, Sandro Rosaro, Trevor Bettencourt, Brian Auerbach, and Carlos Francisco (WPT) have been increased by outfielder Jose Pujols last week and Mauricio Llovera, Colby Fitch, and Robinson Martinez this week.
The players performed their normal routine of stretching exercises and agility exercises under the watchful eyes of coaches and trainers, short-tossing, and running. Carlos De La Cruz took fielding practice on an adjacent field.
Today, the co-op pitchers, Llovera, and Alvarez took PFPs with coaches Shawn Williams and new arrival Carlos Arroyo.
Tuesday, Mauricio Llovera threw a bullpen. Today, Lizardo Herrera threw a 15-pitch bullpen. He looks like another guy with a 90s fastball. Alvarez throws year round. I can see his ball dipping and diving while he’s tossing in the outfield.
As we left, Andrew McCutchen arrived in his sports car, carrying a bat to the indoor batting cages behind the Complex clubhouse.
Another dozen plus players are expected next week. Phantasy Camp also starts next week.
Four coaches were present originally. Roly de Armas and Shawn Williams are still here. Ray Burris was called out of town and Greg Brodzinski is in Philadelphia attending the Phillies Prospect Program.
MLB held their 2020 Rookie Development Program in Miami. The Phillies sent Adonis Medina, Cole Irvin, Edgar Garcia, and Ranger Suarez.
The Phillies own prospect program is being held in Philadelphia this week. Attendees are Zach Warren, Connor Brogdon, Christopher Sanchez, Ramon Rosso, Luke Williams, Simon Muzziotti, Damon Jones, Addison Russ, Arquimedes Gamboa, David Parkinson, Nick Maton, Garrett Cleavinger, and Alec Bohm.
The Phillies invitations to spring training to organization players finally went out to Connor Brogdon, Kyle Dohy, Tyler Gilbert, Spencer Howard, Damon Jones, Ramon Rosso, Addison Russ, Zach Warren, Henri Lartigue, Alec Bohm, Darick Hall, Austin Listi, Nick Maton, Luke Williams, and Mickey Moniak.