Category Archives: Spring Training 2017

2017 Spring Training, 3/24

Wednesday was a camp day.  The intrasquad games were moved up to 11:45 and almost over when I got to the Complex at 12:45.  So, I went to Legends with a friend and talked baseball while watching the Phillies and Yankees game.  When I got home, I saw the announcement about Dallas Green’s passing.  I didn’t feel like writing, so I dusted off the Pace of Play article that had been sitting in queue for a couple weeks. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/24

2017 Spring Training, 3/21

Full day at the Complex.  Groups 3 and 4 squared off against the Braves and Group 5 faced SFWL (South Florida Winter League), a team comprised of players released by organizations (and managed by former MLB infielder Hal Lanier) but still hoping to keep their dreams alive. Their age range is 22-28 putting our kids at a slight disadvantage. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/21

2017 Spring Training, 3/18


Groups 3 and 4 faced the Yankees at the Complex today.  The work groups published yesterday have changed or are just a suggestion from day to day.  The group 3 line up consisted of catcher Cabral, infielders D. Hall, Stankiewicz, E. Marrero, L. Williams, outfielders Randolph, C. Duran, Coppola, and DH Barbier, and Laird.  Group 4 was made up of catcher R. Duran, infielders Wojciechowski, Brito, Gamboa, Stobbe, outfielders Alastre, Moniak, Maglich, and DH N. Martinez and Matos. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/18

2017 Spring Training, 3/11

No report on the 10th.  I was at the Complex and took some video.  I’ll post them with today’s video.  Friday, another 20-plus pitchers pitched an inning apiece.  Saturday, some of the pitchers from Phillies’ spring training came over and pitched – Jake Thompson, Drew Anderson, and Ricardo Pinto.  A few pitchers threw more than one inning – Jose Nin, Matt Hockenberry, and Miguel Nunez. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/11

2017 Spring Training, 3/9

No report on the 8th.  I was at the Complex, but I didn’t take any video and only made a few observations, so I saved them for today.  I gave a detailed account of the activities the players perform at each of their stations.  I saw that I missed two.  Position players spend rotation in the indoor batting cages.  And, pitchers rotate into the weight room.   Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/9

2017 Spring Training, 3/7

The big league team was back in action today on the road against the Tigers.  Whoever didn’t make the trip probably worked out in the stadium.  But, I arrived at the Complex in time to see the end of live BP by Jake Thompson.  Other pitchers included Zach Eflin, Alberto Tirado, and Joaquin Benoit.  Dylan Cozens took some swings.  I think Andres Blanco did as well.  Three catchers were on hand – Cameron Rupp, Andrew Knapp, and Chace Numata. Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/7