The Phillies began workouts at CBP this past Friday. Taking advantage of an empty stadium, they have various workout stations (like weights and mounds) set up on the concourse to provide distancing.
Schedules will be announced Monday. The Phillies will open at home against the Marlins and close on the road in Tampa.
Former Phillies’ RHP Tyson Brummett died in a plane crash over the weekend. The 35-year-old was piloting the plane. Brummett was drafted by the Phillies in the 7th round of the 2007 Amateur Draft. He rose rapidly making 14 starts in Reading in 2008. He stalled at the upper levels for the next four seasons.
Out of options, Brummett was activated in late September of 2012. He made his MLB debut on October 3, 2012. He relieved Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the eighth of a game the Phillies trailed 5-1. He allowed back-to-back singles before recording back-to-back swinging strike outs. (Papelbon had allowed a walk and HR to start the inning. Bryce Harper scored on the HR as the PR for Ryan Zimmerman who drew the walk.)
The Blue Jays claimed Brummett off waivers on October 18, 1012. His career ended soon after he was released by the Chattanooga Lookouts on August 11, 2014.
Former Phillies farm hand, Willians Astudillo went on Instagram to allay fears over his COVID-19 positive. He says he feels fine and expects to be back soon. Astudillo is an interesting follow each year to see which reaches double digits first, his walks or his strike outs. It’s a race that can go on for months. In 301 ML plate appearances during 2018 and 2019, he has 7 walks and 11 strike outs. In parts of 10 minor league seasons, in 2563 plate appearances, he walked 88 times and struck out 83 times.
I’m not going to get into the COVID announcements each team is making. As a manager in a government office, we received training that we were to NEVER release personal health information. I think these press types releases are an invasion of privacy. Fans don’t have a right to know. Reporters don’t have a requirement to report. But they do have a responsibility to report correctly. Being first to post and being wrong is a bad look.
But, I would like to get into the big Wednesday announcement that there were “only 38” positives among 3185 tests. This gave a lot of people hope that maybe we could see some baseball. But, the thing that I noticed was that the number tested was way too high to be players.
All players who reported to their team’s player pool were required to be tested. Most teams had fewer than 60 players on their pools. If you figure that the team average is 55 players, then only 1650 of those tested were players.
However, that report was only for one day’s tests. Not all teams data was included. So, as the number of players actually tested went down, the number of positives remained 31. The percentage is still low. But, I am concerned by the way the news was reported. We don’t need them “fudging” the numbers. If they do, reporters are going to continue to speculate and report “possible” positives. Oh, BTW, the A’s hadn’t even sent in their test data as of Friday (and they were still not shipped to Utah for testing by Sunday due to the holiday weekend per Twitter).
The three players who were erroneously reported as being positive are NOT included among the transactions.
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- June 10-11, 2020 – Amateur Draft
- June 14, 2020 – Teams can begin to sign non-drafted players
- June 26, 2020 – MLB Transaction freeze ends, noon ET
- June 28, 2020 – Deadline for submission of Club Player Pool to MLB, 4:00 PM ET (60-man roster)
- July 1, 2020 – Training camp reporting date
- July 23, 2020: Opening Day
- July 24, 2020: Phillies opener at home v Miami
- August 1, 2020 – Signing period for 2020 draft picks closes
- August 31, 2020 – Trade Deadline
- September 15, 2020 – Deadline for players to be added to Major League roster for postseason eligibility
- September 28-October 1, 2020 – Minor League Baseball Innovators Summit, Winston-Salem, NC
- September 30, 2020 – Expiration of the Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and MiLB
- October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT – Close of the 2019 international signing period
- October TBA – Trading resumes, day after the World Series ends
- October – November TBA, five days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents
- November TBA, fifteen days after the conclusion of the World Series – Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers
- November TBA – GM Meetings (Nov. 11-14, Scottsdale, AZ in 2019)
- November TBA – Owners meetings (Nov. 19-21, Arlington, TX in 2019)
- November 20, 2020 – Rosters set for Rule 5 Draft
- November TBA – MLBPA executive board meeting (Nov. 26-29 in Irving, TX in 2018)
- December 2, 2019 – Last day for teams to offer 2021 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters
- December 6-10, 2020 – Winter Meetings in Dallas, Texas, at the Omni Dallas Hotel and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, held in conjunction with the Baseball Trade Show and PBEO Job Fair.
- December 10, 2020 – Rule 5 Draft
- January TBA – Rookie Career Development Program
- January 15, 2021, 9:00 AM EST – Start of the 2020 international signing period
The rosters and lists are up to date as of June 28th … 355 players in the org
- 7/04/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster C Henri Lartigue to spring training
- 7/04/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster RHP Anthony Swarzak to spring training
- 7/04/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster C Logan O’Hoppe to spring training
- 7/01/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 10-day IL retro to June 30th
- 7/01/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Hector Neris on the 10-day IL retro to June 30th
- 7/01/2020 – Phillies placed 3B Scott Kingery on the 10-day IL retro to June 30th
- 7/01/2020 – Phillies placed LHP Ranger Suarez on the 10-day IL retro to June 30th
- 6/30/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster RHP Connor Seabold to spring training
- 6/30/2020 – Phillies signed RHP Anthony Swarzak to a MiLB contract
- 6/30/2020 – Phillies released RHP Anthony Swarzak
- 6/28/2020 – Phillies invited non-roster RHP Connor Seabold to spring training
- 6/28/2020 – Phillies placed RHP Seranthony Dominguez on the 60-day IL. Elbow
- 6/28/2020 – Phillies released OF Matt Szczur
- 6/28/2020 – Phillies released RHP Drew Storen
- 6/27/2020 – GCL East released RHP Jason Lott (5/29/20)
- 6/25/2020 – Phillies signed SS Casey Martin
- 6/25/2020 – OF Baron Radcliff assigned to Williamsport
- 6/25/2020 – RHP Carson Ragsdale assigned to Williamsport
- 6/24/2020 – Phillies signed RHP Mick Abel
- 6/24/2020 – RHP Mick Abel assigned to GCL East
- 6/19/2020 – Phillies signed FA RHP Buddy Hayward to an MiLB contract
- 6/19/2020 – RHP Buddy Hayward assigned to GCL West
- 6/19/2020 – Phillies signed RHP Carson Ragsdale
- 6/18/2020 – Phillies signed OF Baron Radcliff
- 6/18/2020 – Phillies signed FA RHP Blake Brown to an MiLB contract
- 6/18/2020 – RHP Blake Brown assigned to Clearwater
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Chase Antle assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – LHP Jake McKenna assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Jonathan Hughes assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – LHP J.P. Woodward assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Billy Sullivan assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Noah Skirrow assigned to GCL West
- 6/17/2020 – RHP Sam Jacobsak assigned to Clearwater
- 6/17/2020 – LHP Jordan Fowler assigned to Clearwater
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP J.P. Woodward to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Billy Sullivan to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP Jake McKenna to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Chase Antle to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Noah Skirrow to an MiLB contract
- 6/16/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Jonathan Hughes to an MiLB contract
- 6/14/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA LHP Jordan Fowler to an MiLB contract
- 6/14/2020 – Phillies signed NDFA RHP Sam Jacobsak to an MiLB contract