2021 Reading Fightin’ Phils

The Phillies Double-A affiliate remains in Reading but will play in the new, 12-team Double-A Northeast League.  The new league includes eleven of the former teams from the old Eastern League.  The Trenton Thunder are replaced by the Somerset Patriots.

The Double-A Northeast League will test the new rule that requires that all four infielders have their cleats within the outer boundary of the infield dirt when the pitch is delivered.

Here are our Reading Fightin Phillies.


Catchers 

  1. Colby Fitch: 25-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  2. Rodolfo Duran: 22-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  3. Nick Matera: 24-years-old, played at 5 levels in 2019

Infielders

  1. Daniel Brito: 23-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  2. Arquimedes Gamboa: 23-years-old, played at Reading in 2019
  3. Sal Gozzo: 23-years-old, played in GCL in 2019
  4. Dalton Guthrie: 25-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  5. Matt Kroon: 24-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  6. Luke Miller: 24-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  7. Madison Stokes: 24-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  8. McCarthy Tatum: 24-years-old, played at Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Outfielders

  1. Matt Vierling: 24-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019

Pitchers

  1. Mark Appel: 29-years-old, coming back from retirement
  2. Andrew Brown: 23-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  3. Tyler Carr: 24-years-old, played at Clearwater/Reading in 2019
  4. Joel Cesar: 24-years-old, played at Advanced A/AA in 2019 in Pirates org
  5. Colton Eastman: 24-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater/Reading in 2019
  6. Ethan Evanko: 25-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  7. Julian Garcia: 25-years-old, played at Clearwater/Reading in 2019
  8. Kyle Glogoski: 22-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  9. Jonathan Hennigan: 26-years-old, played at Reading in 2019
  10. Jakob Hernandez: 24-years-old, played at Reading in 2019
  11. Taylor Lehman: 25-years-old, played at Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019
  12. Ethan Lindow: 22-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  13. James McArthur: 24-years-old, played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019
  14. Francisco Morales: 21-years-old, played at Lakewood – 2019
  15. Austin Ross: 26-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019
  16. Zach Warren: 24-years-old, played at Clearwater in 2019

12 thoughts on “2021 Reading Fightin’ Phils

  1. The Phillies really need at least 1 of Lindow/Morales to stick in the rotation. Reading will be a big test.

    1. Anyone not listed on one of these 4 rosters is in XST either as a participant or on rehab. Rehab list is particularly long. Like 2 dozen long, mostly pitchers. Mostly = minimum of 2/3.

  2. Lindow, Morales and Glogoski are real prospects. Eastman is also a prospect. They constitute a pretty good starting staff. Like Duran at catcher. The rest of the position players are older types.

    haven’t seen Carlos De La Cruz anywhere. Hope he wasn’t released. Only one OF is listed for Reading but that seems like a big jump for him. Kendall Simmons is also nowhere to be found. Injured?

    Don’t know how you can get enough work for the 17-18 pitchers listed on a lot of these rosters.

    1. NL….assume pitchers will be on lower/shorter pitch counts, because of last year’s lack of quality competition and the inactivity.
      May see plenty of ‘piggy-back’ games.

      1. You have to feel for some of these kids, Romus. For some it will be almost two years of wasted development. You learn to pitch by pitching and you learn to hit by hitting. Some of these kids didn’t throw a real inning in 2020 and some will throw very few innings this year due to the high number of pitchers per roster. And only 120 games.

        You can’t learn to be a starting pitcher by throwing 3-4 innings per game. You just can’t. You can learn to be a long reliever that way. But what can you do? The quality of MLB will drop even lower in a few years when some of these kids are up and have had very little real experience.

        1. I think by a certain point in the season (maybe all-star break), the Phillies will realize who is for real as a starter and who is not. And for those who are not, they might become the long men and lose innings.

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