According to Baseball America’s Transaction Report the Phillies have released nine minor leaguers. They are RHP Mark Meadors, RHP Gregorio Santos, RHP Jeb Stefan, LHP Francibel Alejo, 2B Olvy Marte, 2B Robinson Torres, 3B Trey Williams, SS Anthony Phillips, and OF Nick Ferdinand. We don’t know if all of these were involuntary (sometimes a player will ask for their release to explore other opportunities) but it is always sad to see people move along. The big surprise is Trey Williams who was the Phillies 7th Round pick in 2013. Williams had high expectations out of high school in 2012, his stock slipped some after a year in JuCo and the Phillies took him betting on his raw power. Williams has since had to move to first base and has hit .197/.290/.301 over two seasons in the GCL. In the end the Phillies can only give playing time to so many players.
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