Florida Instructional League Roster

The Phillies have released the rosters for the Florida Instructional League.  This list was originally posted by Jim Peyton of Phuture Phillies.

Pitchers:

Victor Arano
Kyle Bogese
Ismael Cabrera
Austin Davis
Yan De La Cruz
Elniery Garcia
Scott Harris
Matt Imhof
Carlos Indriago
Tanner Kiest
Franklyn Kilome
Brandon Leibrandt
Sam McWilliams
Adonis Medina
Aaron Nola
Chris Oliver
Felix Paulino
Ricardo Pinto
Edubray Ramos
Calvin Rayburn
Nick Rodesky
Carlos Salazar
Jose Taveras
Ranger Suarez
Josh Taylor
David Whitehead
Jason Zgardowski

Catchers:

Joel Fisher
Deivi Grullon
Andrew Knapp
Gregori Rivero
Lenin Rodriguez

Infielders:

Jonathan Arauz
Willians Astudillo
Daniel Brito
Derek Campbell
J.P. Crawford
Grenny Cumana
Luis Encarnacion
Arquimedez Gamboa
Jan Hernandez
Rhys Hoskins
Emmanuel Marrero
Andrew Pullin
Drew Stankiewicz
Damek Tomscha
Jesmuel Valentin

Outfielders:

Jesus Alastre
Venn Biter
Bryan Martelo
Carlos Duran
Cristian Palacios
Cord Sandberg
Jake Sweaney
Aaron Brown

Thoughts:

  •  Both Jose Tavares and Ranger Suarez are stateside after dominating the DSL and VSL respectively, we should know more about their stuff when all is finished
  • All four of the Phillies big money Latin signings are also stateside, joining them are the two top 2013 signings in Encarnacion and Martelo
  • There is a heavy Latin theme to the roster which aligns with the sudden surge the Phillies have been making in signing Latin prospects, there is a ton of upside on the pitching side
  • Not all players will be playing in games and going full speed, players like Nola, Imhof, and Crawford will be working on ancillary skills rather than putting more wear on their bodies
  • Astudillo is looking for a defensive home, his prospect stock as a lot riding on fitting in somewhere other than 1B/DH
  • Notable absences among young prospects include Lewis Alezones, Denton Keys, Carlos Tocci, and Jose Pujols all of who put in a full season of work and could use the rest, Tocci and the organization have stated that he will be on a training program aimed at getting larger
  • Adam Morgan is not on the roster, but announced via Twitter that he will be throwing
  • The AFL players will also likely be appearing in games leading up to the AFL season

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.

2 comments

  1. Dave47

    Matt, do you think Tocci still projects as a major prospect. I realize he is still quite young and I have defended him on that premise over the last couple of years but I am starting to wonder if he will ever hit – is it still lack of strength? I’m also wondering about his speed which hasn’t translated at all into steals. I realize he might have just graduated from high school in the states but I guess I expected more progress this year? Am I being unrealistic?

    • Matt Winkelman

      He will be in my Top 10 prospects this offseason, so yes I think he is still a good prospect. It is still a strength things, but this year saw him keep walk and strikeout rates relatively stable while doubling his ISO and adding .040 points of BABIP due to harder contact. He is still a superb defender in center field as well, which will be his carrying skill. You are right it would be nice to see better results on stolen bases.

      All this being said, this will be the first offseason the Phillies will have him on a regimented workout program. I wouldn’t give up on him.