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