Spring Training, Minor League, Full Squad

(Edited 3/6/2020 at 9:30 AM – Players on the roster whom I have actually seen in camp are noted  in bold red text. )

The Phillies began their minor league spring training on Wednesday with their full squad at 2:00 PM.  Position players trekked over to the fields at DiMaggio Park.  Catchers took BP on Carlton and Roberts Fields.  Afterward, they ran through several fielding drills – pop ups and throws to bases among others.  During these drills, 45 pitchers began stretching in the outfields.  Another 45 pitchers were on Schmidt preparing to throw from the Seven Mounds.  The pitchers on Carlton and Roberts were still running PFPs when I left at 4:30 PM.  I learned today that they were still on the fields at 5:00 PM.

Thursday, camp drills started earlier.  Around 10:20 AM, Spencer Howard and a couple other pitchers threw bullpens between Schmidt and Ashburn (video below).  After he was stretched out, Howard threw a sim game on Ashburn.  He faced Josh Stephen and Cole Stobbe (video below).

Following Howard, a scrimmage was held on Schmidt.  I got a little video (below), but eventually drifted to the back fields.  Once again, catchers completed their BP and fielding drills so they could catch the pitchers who were scheduled to throw.  A different 45 pitchers assembled to do their stretching and PFPs.  Some of these drills appear to be designed to improve their dexterity.  They are broken down into 4 groups so that there is little time wasted watching in larger groups.  Different drills are held at each of four stations.  There are two stations on each field.  I provide the group breakdowns below.

Here are this morning’s videos.  Sorry for any fluttering, the wind made stationary shooting difficult.  I had a couple of Damon Jones, but I grabbed the wrong phone and the clarity is terrible.

Howard’s bullpen.

Howard faces Stephen a first time.  Stephen battled.

Howard faces Stobbe.

Howard faces Stephen a second time.  Stephen connected on a drive to the fence.  You can see it ricochet off the fence in the upper right corner, second fence panel.

Medina faces Bruce.  Bruce was nor happy with the calls on the last two pitches.

Medina faces Rivera.  Medina looked sharper today than he did on Sunday.

I posted the 2020 Minor League Roster on Twitter.

The actual photo file was too big to upload.  So, here are the players listed below.

  • Pitchers – 114
  • Adams, Tyler*
  • Aldeghari, Samuel*
  • Anderson, Aiden
  • Antonac, Yoan
  • Aponte, Leonel
  • Armas, Gustavo
  • Auerbach, Brian
  • Avendano, Eudiver
  • Barber, Albertus
  • Beauchamp, Cameron*
  • Bell, Brendan
  • Betancourt, Carlos
  • Bettencourt, Trevor
  • Brown, Aaron*
  • Brown, Andrew
  • Brown, Ben
  • Burch, Tyler
  • Bustamante, Carlos
  • Carr, Tyler
  • Castenada, Dylan
  • Castillo, Starlyn
  • Conopoima, Jose
  • Cotto, Gabriel*
  • Crowson, Austin*
  • De La Cruz, Jonas
  • Dyar. Hilton “Dallas”
  • Eastman, Colton
  • Eichler, Jaylen
  • Estevez, Engel
  • Evanko, Ethan*
  • Falter, Bailey*
  • Fanti, Nick*
  • Francisco, Carlos A.
  • Francisco, Carlos M.
  • Garcia, Julian
  • Garrido, Maikel*
  • Geraldo, Juan
  • Gessner, Josh
  • Glogoski, Kyle
  • Gomez, Michael
  • Gowdy, Kevin
  • Hallead, Tyler*
  • Hendrickson, Josh*
  • Hennigan, Jonathan*
  • Hernandez, Christian
  • Hernandez, Jake*
  • Herrera, Lizardo
  • Hinchliffe, Connor
  • Hsu, Chin-Ling
  • Jefferson, D.J.
  • Jimenez, Jose*
  • Killgore, Keylan*
  • Kinney, Jake
  • Kudlinski, Brenden*
  • Kuznetzov, Anton*
  • Lackney, Nick*
  • Leftwich Luke
  • Lehman, Taylor*
  • Leibrandt, Brandon*
  • Leverett, Adam
  • Lin, Hsin-Chieh
  • Lindow, Ethan*
  • Lozano, Fernando
  • Made, Alejandro
  • Marcano, Rafael*
  • Marcelino, Oscar
  • Marconi, Brian
  • Martinez, Jordi*
  • Martinez, Robinson
  • Mayer, Gunner
  • McArthur, James
  • McGarry, Seth
  • McKay, Tyler
  • Mezquita, Jhordany*
  • Micheles, Chris*
  • Milam, Hunter*
  • Miller, Erik*
  • Miranda, Juan*
  • Morales, Francisco
  • Pacheco, Luis
  • Parkinson, David*
  • Perez, Dalvin*
  • Perkins, Jack
  • Pina, Nicoly
  • Pipkin, Dominic
  • Potter, Mark
  • Ramey, Brandon
  • Requena, Alejandro
  • Reyes, Andy
  • Richardson, Waylon
  • Rosario, Dalvin
  • Rosario, Sandro
  • Ross, Austin
  • Sanchez, Yeison
  • Santos, Victor
  • Sara, Jamie
  • Schultz, Andrew
  • Schulze, Brett
  • Seabold, Connor
  • Segovia, Eduar
  • Silva, Manuel*
  • Singer, Jeff*
  • Smith, Jaylen*
  • Sutera, Tom
  • Tejada, Junior
  • Tols, Josh*
  • Troya, Gilmael
  • Ulloa, Jose
  • Van Scoyoc, Spencer*
  • Vargas, Victor
  • Vilchez, Daniel
  • Wilson, Riley*
  • Yanez, Gabriel*
  • Young, Kyle*

 

  • Catchers – 21
  • Aparicio, Juan
  • Burke, Chris*
  • Cabral, Edgar
  • Conley, Jack
  • Duran, Rodolfo
  • Edwards, Mitchell#
  • Escalante, Kevin
  • Fitch, Colby*
  • Francisco, Freddy
  • Friscia, Vito
  • Gonzalez, Oscar
  • Gutierrez, Abrahan
  • Herbert, Iser*
  • Marchan, Rafael#
  • Matera, Nick
  • Nava, Andrick#
  • O’Hoppe, Logan
  • Rodriguez, Cesar#
  • Wang, Bruce
  • Wilkening, Jesse
  • Yonamine, Micah

 

  • Infielders – 35
  • Antequera, Jose
  • Baylor, Jamari
  • Brito, Daniel*
  • Castillo, Ali
  • Cornelius, Chris
  • Cumana, Grenny
  • Dipre, Guarner
  • Fassnacht, Nate
  • Flores, Wilfredo*
  • Garcia, Luis#
  • Jose Gomez
  • Gozzo, Sal#
  • Guthrie, Dalton
  • Guzman, Jonathan
  • Holmes, Jake
  • Kroon, Matt
  • Made, Edgar#
  • Mercado, Jose
  • Miller, Luke
  • Rivas, Raul#
  • Rivera, Jose
  • Rivera, T.J.
  • Rojas, Luis
  • Rott, Rudy*
  • Simmons, Kendall
  • Stewart, D.J.
  • Stobbe, Cole
  • Stokes, Madison
  • Stott, Bryson*
  • Stovall, Hunter
  • Tatum, McCarthy
  • Torres, Nicolas
  • Tortolero, Jose
  • Valerio, Christian
  • Wingrove, Rixon*

 

  1. Outfielders – 23
  2. Aklinski, Ben
  3. Cedeno, Jose*
  4. De La Cruz, Carlos
  5. Greenwalt, Keaton
  6. Hearn, Hunter
  7. Hernandez, Jevi
  8. Herrera, Odubel*
  9. Lee Sang, Marcus*
  10. Markwardt, Hunter*
  11. Matos, Luis#
  12. Matos, Malvin
  13. Maxwell, Tucker*
  14. Muzziotti, Simon*
  15. Ortiz, Jhailyn
  16. Pelletier, Ben
  17. Pujols, Jose
  18. Randolph, Cornelius*
  19. Rojas, Johan
  20. Sanchez, Jadiel#
  21. Stephen, Josh*
  22. Trejo, Yerwin
  23. Vierling, Matt
  24. Williams, Corbin

I haven’t seen all of these players.  I’ve heard some are ill as flu has infiltrated the major and minor league camps.  I’ve heard some are under quarantine.  And, I’ve heard some more are due in next week.  I remain vigilant.

I watched pitchers work out in eight separate groups these two days.  I know one which is Group One because I heard one of the coaches call it by that name.  I’m sure that I can identify the rest of Group One.  The others will be notated as A thru F for now.

Remember, the groups are relatively pointless if you try to use them to guess where a player will start the season.  There are still 31 NRIs in major league camp, 15 of them pitchers; and 40 players on the 40-man roster, only 26 make the trip north, and there are 25 more pitchers there competing for 5 rotation and 8 bullpen positions.  It is interesting to see who is grouped together, though.

Wednesday’s groups.

  • Group One – 
  • Aaron Brown
  • Bustamante
  • Hennigan
  • Killgore
  • Lindow
  • McArthur
  • McGarry
  • Requena
  • Ross
  • Seabold
  • Troya

 

  • Group A – 
  • Anderson
  • Antonac
  • Avendano
  • Betancourt
  • Cotto
  • Eichler
  • Garrido
  • Geraldo
  • Gessner
  • Sara
  • Ulloa
  • Vilchez

 

  • Group B – 
  • Crowson
  • Jose De La Cruz
  • C. Francisco
  • Hinchliffe
  • Lackney
  • Jordi Martinez
  • Micheles
  • Miranda
  • Pacheco
  • Richardson
  • Smith
  • Van Scoyoc

 

  • Group C – 
  • Aponte
  • Evanko
  • Kinney
  • Lozano
  • Made
  • McKay
  • Perkins
  • Santos
  • Silva
  • Wilson

Thursday’s groups.

  • Group One
  • Armas
  • Andrew Brown
  • Carr
  • Eastman
  • Julian Garcia
  • Jake Hernandez
  • Leibrandt
  • Marcelino
  • Parkinson
  • Singer

 

  • Group D
  • Barber
  • Conopoima
  • Michael Gomez
  • Gowdy
  • Lehman
  • Mezquita
  • Morales
  • Pipkin
  • Schultz
  • Sutera
  • Yanez

 

  • Group E
  • Adams
  • Burch
  • Dyar
  • Estevez
  • Herrera
  • Jimenez
  • Leverett
  • Marconi
  • Erik Miller
  • Schulze
  • Segovia
  • Vargas

 

  • Group F
  • Avendano
  • Beauchamp
  • Bell
  • Betancourt
  • Castenado
  • Castillo
  • Cristian Hernandez
  • Kudlinski
  • Marcano
  • Mayer
  • Ramey
  • Reyes
  • Vilchez

Oh, and I got my hands on the GCL schedule.  WooHoo!  I’ll post that later.

6 thoughts on “Spring Training, Minor League, Full Squad

  1. Some of those 31 NRIs in the major league camp probably will be gone within two weeks with their March opt-out dates…..many still have various June opt-out dates

  2. No Jefferson? Isn’t that the name of the HS pitcher that signed after the draft. supposedly had some good credentials.

    1. Really?

      “…
      Hsu, Chin-Ling
      Jefferson, D.J.
      Jimenez, Jose*
      …”

      and,

      “I haven’t seen all of these players. I’ve heard some are ill as flu has infiltrated the major and minor league camps. I’ve heard some are under quarantine. And, I’ve heard some more are due in next week. I remain vigilant.”

  3. Sorry, i should have explained further. i saw him on the roster but not in any of the groups. maybe he is one of the quarantined players

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