I picked up the Phillies’ 2016 Instructional League Schedule at the Carpenter Complex today. I also picked up the official roster. And, yes, Cole Stobbe will be here as reported in an interview in the Omaha World Herald, shared with us by Bobby Pedagogy, and surmised by the rest of us.
I have attached the schedule and roster below. Continue reading 2016 Instructional League Schedule and Roster Update
Baseball America posted a report that lists the players the Phillies invited to Instructs this fall. Players are scheduled to report this Sunday. I won’t have to stalk the Complex to get a roster this year. Yay!
The list includes 62 prospects – 30 pitchers, 7 catchers, 14 infielders, and 11 outfielders. Continue reading 2016 Instructs Roster
Mickey Moniak was removed from Monday’s game after beating a double play relay throw to first. What looked like a routine play at the time, grew in significance when Manager Roly de Armas left the third base coaching box and trotted over to Moniak and Coach Delima at first. De Armas beat the trainer to Moniak. A pinch runner, Malvin Matos, had exited the dugout with the trainer. Continue reading Moniak Leaves GCL Game with Tightness
We had 60 participants in the 2016 sleeper and break out prospects selection process this season, a 140% increase over 2015. Due to multiple selections we have 83 break out picks and 78 sleeper picks. Continue reading 2016 Sleeper and Breakout Selections; Clearwater Announces Rotation
Tuesday night the Threshers played a scrimmage game against a team comprised of players in the XST camp. Threshers’ pitchers started for both teams – Tyler Viza for the Threshers and Will Morris for XST. The game was a little one sided as the Threshers scored 5 runs in the second inning and went on to win 7-0. Continue reading 2016 Threshers v. XST Phillies, April 5th
Today’s games signaled the end of Instructs. It was quite a contrast from the 22-hit slug fest on Monday. Six Phillies’ pitchers shutout the Yankees on three hits and two walks. They recorded 16 strike outs. The Yankees’ pitchers were almost as effective holding the Phillies to one run on three hits and three walks. They also hit two batters.
The Phillies’ Nick Pivetta pitched a rehab inning. Bradenton’s Cord Sandberg made an appearance and took five at bats as a DH.
Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #12; 10/15/2015
Dylan Cozens went yard. Off a left-handed pitcher. Cleared the back fence at Bright House Field. Landed in Thome Pond. Scared the ‘gator.
The Phillies played the Blue Jays today, and combined for 22 hits. Finally some offense to write about. Each team banged out 11 hits. The Phillies had five of the seven extra base hits on the day. In spite of the 11 hits, most of the Phillies’ pitchers pitched fairly well
Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #10; 10/12/2015 – “Cozens, Baby!”
The Phillies traveled to the Blue Jays’ Englebert Complex Saturday but only played a couple innings before the game was called due to a steady drizzle. Felix Paulino started and Dylan Cozens got an at bat before the game was postponed. Since the game was shortened, I included some photos for your enjoyment.
Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #9; 10/10/2015
The Phillies played the Yankees at Bright House Field on Thursday. With Franklyn Kilome and Tyler Gilbert leading the way and a little offense for a change, today’s game was much easier to watch. There were still some ineffective at bats, but a few hard hit balls lessened that concern a little.
Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #8; 10/8/2015
Wednesday the Phillies played the Blue Jays at Bright House Field. The comfortable surroundings made up a little for yet another game with no offense. The pattern of ineffectiveness is beginning to be a little concerning. The Phillies managed five hits, only one of which was hit hard – Greg Pickett’s line drive single in the ninth inning. The only other hard hit ball was a line drive off the bat of Juan Luis in the first inning that was speared by the second baseman.
Continue reading Florida Instructional League – Game #7; 10/7/2015