The Grapefruit League continues. Through eight games the Phillies have compiled a 3-4-1 record. But, there are a lot of bright spots.
In a small sample, the Phillies batters posted a meager .217.295/.403/.698 but lead the NL with 10 HR.
Of the 225 ABs so far, only 58 have been taken by the projected opening day line up, and only 17 ABs by Gregorious (9), Harper (5), Hoskins (3), Realmuto(0).
The Phillies pitchers have posted a 4.26 ERA, 2 shutouts, 2 saves in 3 opportunities, walked 33, struck out 68, a WHIP of 1.42, and a .233 AVG.
The four pitchers competing for the back of the rotation all looked good – Chase Anderson, Matt Moore, Spencer Howard, and Vince Velasquez.
And the leading contenders for the bullpen ALL have pitched well – two of the four above, Jose Alvarado, Archie Bradley, Connor Brogdon, Sam Coonrod, Brandon Knitzler, Bryan Mitchell, Hector Neris, JoJo Romero, and Tony Watson.
None of the pitchers above have allowed a run. Neither has Zack Eflin, Damon Jones, Adonis Medina, Ramon Rosso, Michael Ynoa, Tyler Carr, Jakob Hernandez. And EDLS has struck out 6 in 2.0 innings.
The Phillies have given their mini campers a lot of exposure in Grapefruit League games so far this spring. Through eight games they have taken 88 campers to games. They have gotten into games 54 times.
Individually, the leading bench guys have looked good – Knapp (.300/.364/.500/.864), Brad Miller, Roman Quinn (.333/.400/.444/.844, 5 K in 9 AB), CJ Chatham, Matt Joyce (375/.500/.750/1.250).
Adam Haseley was well on his way to a platoon in center field when he was injured. Mickey Moniak was looked real good. Rodolfo Duran has hit well. And, Travis Jankowski looks like good depth. Odubel Herrera has put up good numbers, but he has already made an out. I think he would have had to bat 1.000 to make the team. Although, he’s probably just two more injuries to guys ahead of him from making the roster. (CF depth chart after Haseley’s injury – Kingery, Quinn, Moniak, Jankowski, Williams, Muzziotti, Kim Jong-Un, Herrera)
But, yes, it’s early.
The Phillies’ running payroll is $186,909,462.
The Phillies’ salary against the competitive balance tax is $198,272,282.
The Phillies’ margin under the CBT threshold of $210M is $11,727,718. (see spreadsheet)
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- February 28, 2021 – First spring training game @ Tigers
- March 1, 2021 – First home spring training game v. Orioles
- March 24, 2021 – Opt out date for Brandon Kintzler
- April 1, 2021 – Phillies’ home opener v. Braves
- April 2021 – ST for Double-A and Single-A begins
- May 2021 – Opening day for Double-A and Single-A
- June 25, 2021 – Close of the 2020 international signing period
- July 11-13, 2021 – 2021 Amateur Draft
- October 2, 2021 – Phillies clinch a playoff berth in Miami
The rosters and lists are up to date as of March 7th … 338 players in the org
2/22/2021 – SS Luis Garcia assigned to Phillies
2/17/2021 – Phillies placed RHP Seranthony Dominguez on the 60-day IL
2/17/2021 – LHP Tony Watson assigned to Lehigh Valley
2/17/2021 – Phillies signed FA LHP Tony Watson to an MiLB contract w/invite to ST
2/17/2021 – Phillies signed FA SS Brad Miller
2/16/2021 – RHP David Paulino assigned to Phillies
2/16/2021 – C Jeff Mathis assigned to Lehigh Valley
2/16/2021 – Phillies signed FA C Jeff Mathis to an MiLB contract w/invite to ST