Extended Spring Training Roster

Jim Peyton has posted up the first Extended Spring Training roster for the Phillies.  Before getting into the specific players, it looks like the Phillies have brought over a lot of latin players (16 Dominican Republic, 22 Venezuela, 2 Panamá, 2  Columbia, 1 Mexico).  The number of players from Venezuela is bit surprising and I wonder whether it is related to the political situation there.  Also the lack of high school signings in the draft last year has reduced the potential young Americans in camp.

Here is the roster:

Pitchers:

Lewis Alezones
Luis Benitez
Ismael Cabrera
Jesus Chavez
Victor Delgado
Seranthony Dominguez
Juan Figueroa
Jared Fisher
Alejandro Garcia
Edgar Garcia
Mitch Gueller
Harold Guerrero
Carlos Indriago
Denton Keys
Tanner Kiest
Franklyn Kilome
Manaure Martinez
Sam McWilliams
Adonis Medina
Luis Morales
Will Morris
Jhon Nunez
Felix Paulino
Feliberto Sanchez
Ranger Suarez
Jose Tavares
Nathan Thornhill

Catcher:

Rodolfo Duran
Wilson Garcia
Nerluis Martinez
Jesus Posso
Gregori Rivero
Lenin Rodriguez
Scott Tomassetti

Infielders:

Jose Antequera
Jonathan Arauz
Daniel Brito
William Cuicas
Luis Encarnacion
Luis Espiritu
Arquimedes Gamboa
Jan Hernandez
Emmanuel Marrero
Joseph Miranda
Daniel Romero

Outfield:

Jesus Alastre
Venn Biter
Carlos Duran
Juan Luis
Bryan Martelo
Gustavo Martinez
Luis Mendoza
Jose Pujols
Yunior Reyes
Henry Santana

And for a bonus here are some of gkita’s videos from yesterday and Monday

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.

5 comments

  1. Matt —

    Can the Venezuelans go home and play in the VSL and still have their six year clocks delayed, or does XST count as a stateside league for service-time purposes?

    • Matt Winkelman

      It all counts towards free agency (and Rule 5). I can’t remember the exact rule, but the amount of years before going to full season can be used in the petition for a 4th minor league option

      • I think this is the rule that applies
        MLR 5(c)
        (c) PLAYERS SUBJECT TO SELECTION. All players on the Minor League Reserve Lists of Major League and Minor League Clubs, except players on the Voluntarily Retired, Disqualified or Ineligible Lists, shall be subject to selection by other Major League Clubs at the Rule 5 Selection Meeting in accordance with the following:
        (1) A player without previous Major or Minor League service who signs with a Major League or independent Minor League Club shall be subject to selection based on the following:
        (A) if 18 years of age or under on the June 5 immediately preceding the player’s signing, the player shall be subject to selection at the fifth Rule 5 Selection Meeting that follows the signing date of the player’s first Major or Minor League contract, unless Rule 5(c)(1)(C) applies;
        (B) if 19 years of age or over on the June 5 immediately preceding the player’s signing, the player shall be subject to selection at the fourth Selection Meeting that follows the signing date of the player’s first Major or Minor League contract, unless Rule 5(c)(1)(C) applies;
        (C) if the signing date of a player’s first Major or Minor League contract is between
        (i) the conclusion of the championship season for the Major or Minor League Club to which the player is assigned on such contract and
        (ii) the next Rule 5 Selection Meeting,
        then the player shall be deemed to have signed after the next Rule 5 Selection Meeting, for purposes of this Rule 5(c)(1).

  2. Romus

    Jhon Nunez is an enigma.
    It was first reported bt Jim Salisbury last August, he was signed out of Panama, after the Gamboa and the Brito signings, as a 6’3″ LHP.
    Then he was listed as a 6′ pitcher.
    Now when you click on his name above he is a 5’9″ catcher.
    I give up!