2015 DSL Phillies Roster Preview

After a delay due to rain on Saturday, the DSL Phillies season started yesterday with a split in a double header vs the DSL Royals.  In many years the VSL and DSL are places we look over as a fan, because the Phillies have brought all of their top prospects stateside immediately.  This doesn’t seem to be the case anymore as the Phillies sent some big names down to the DSL from their Florida complex.

Let’s start with the roster, and then who to watch on it:

Pitchers:

Catchers:

Infielders:

Outfielders:

Notes:

  • The biggest name on this team is 17 year old 2B/SS Daniel Brito who the Phillies gave $650,000 to last July 2.  He was the most underdeveloped physically of the trio of big signings and the least likely to stick at shortstop.  He does have good contact skills and could be a long term 2B or CF, and has good upside because of his ability to hit, but he likely would have been overmatched in the GCL.
  • Ricardo Baez is the youngest player in the organization and will be 16 years old all year.  He is listed as a shortstop, but is going to be a third baseman long term (he might play some 1B on this team).  He is already a bit big (6’2″ 195) so he will need to keep it in check as he matures.  He may draw Franco comps because of the size, position, and bonus ($100,000)
  • The Phillies signed Panamanian LHP Jhon Nunez for about $90,000 and after spending the spring in Florida he will be in the DSL where there should be more innings than in the GCL
  • The Phillies gave OFer Edwin Rodriguez $100,000 in 2013 and he struggled in the DSL last year at age 17.  He lacks big tools, but was noted for his contact abilities before he signed.
  • Not that he is a big time prospect, but he is interesting, German OFer Julsan Kamara will be spending his second summer in the DSL.  He is a bit older, and will be 19 all season long.
  • Outside of the big names; C Luis Liriano was another signing from this past year and will be 17 all year, Daniel Romero was brought stateside after playing in the VSL last year and looks to like he will split time between short and second base in the DSL.

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman
Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.