Phillies Instructional League Roster

Baseball Betsy posted the first roster and final schedule for instructional leagues up on her site.  I want to talk about the roster so you are going to have to actually click the link if you want to when and where they are playing games.  So without further delay here is the roster (the roster is not final and is subject to change):

Pitcher:

  • Randy Alcantara
  • Gustavo Armas
  • Ismael Cabrera
  • Luis Carrasco
  • Jimmy Cordero
  • Seranthony Dominguez
  • Bailey Falter
  • Nick Fanti
  • Edgar Garcia
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Skylar Hunter
  • Matt Imhof
  • Franklyn Kilome
  • Kenny Koplove
  • Luke Leftwich
  • Mauricio Llovera
  • Sam McWilliams
  • Adonis Medina
  • Jairo Munoz
  • Felix Paulino
  • Alexis Rivero
  • Manual Silva
  • Williams Stewart
  • Ranger Suarez
  • Robert Tasin
  • Jake Thompson
  • Alberto Tirado
  • Shane Watson

Catcher:

  • Jorge Alfaro
  • Edgar Cabral
  • Rodolfo Duran
  • Deivi Grullon
  • Rafael Marchan
  • Nerluis Martinez

Infielders:

  • Jose Antequera
  • Jonathan Arauz
  • Daniel Brito
  • Luis Encarnacion
  • Arquismedez Gamboa
  • Brendon Hayden
  • Jan Hernandez
  • Scott Kingery
  • Kyle Martin
  • Josh Tobias
  • Mitch Walding
  • Lucas Williams

Outfielders:

  • Zach Coppola
  • Mark Laird
  • Juan Luis
  • Bryan Martelo
  • Jhailyn Ortiz
  • Greg Pickett
  • Jose Pujols
  • Cornelius Randolph
  • Jiandido Tromp
  • Nick Williams
  • Reginald Williams

Some Thoughts:

  • Trade Guys Everywhere: Nick Pivetta is going to the AFL, John Richy won’t be here, Jerad Eickhoff and Alec Asher are in the majors, but everyone else is here from Nick Williams to Alberto Tirado.  It will be the first time that Joe Jordan’s player dev staff gets a chance to learn about the players and tweak things.  The amount of change could range from very little to huge alterations (as I wrote earlier today on Tirado).
  • Big New Additions: Well at least Jhailyn Ortiz was a big addition, but Rafael Marchan (C) and Manuel Silva (LHP) are stateside.  It will be the first real look we get at them.
  • Return of Familiar Faces: Daniel Brito is back to join Gamboa and Arauz in a crowded shortstop mix.  Nerluis Martinez is back at catcher after a solid DSL campaign.  The one big name guy who is not back as of right now is catcher Lenin Rodriguez.
  • Pitching Will Be a Big Focus: There are some familiar faces making a return for progress checks like Franklyn Kilome, Jairo Munoz, and Shane Watson.  There are some GCL guys who are looking to continue to grow in Sam McWilliams, Adonis Medina, Bailey Falter, Ranger Suarez, and Felix Paulino.  Then add to that mix some serious arms in Jimmy Cordero and Jake Thompson as well as any potential conversions for Alberto Tirado and Alexis Rivero, and you have some serious firepower.

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.

1 comment

  1. Gator

    I still think Franklyn Kilome was injured at end same might be said for Pujols who absolutely dropped off cliff 2nd half.