• Steve Potter

1/24/2021 : By the Ages - Part Two - Infielders

Updated: Jan 26


According to reports from Baseball America and other outlets the minor league systems on the stateside part of the equation will be capped at 190 “offseason” spots and further reduced to 180 during the “season”.


However with the 2021 minor league seasons expected to be delayed due to Covid it’s still to be determined when the “in season” portion of the new limitations kick in and how ... the minor leagues are expected to have staggered starts by level of play and complex level teams aren’t expected to be in “official “ leagues in 2021 ... e.g. the Cardinals and Tigers have already released minor league coaching staff names and refer to their complex staffs as just that or as “extended spring training”. Not sure if roster exceptions are to be made to the number of players that can be assigned to the complex ( since they wouldn’t officially be in a league “season”) or for those on the injured lists that are at the complexes on rehab assignments.


With Spring Training on it’s way I thought I’d take an inventory of the Phillies anticipated stateside minor leaguer depth. Today we list out the infielders ... keep in mind this doesn’t include Dominican Republic Academy based players, they don’t count towards the cap limit.


Here’s the current stateside minor league roster tally by my count ... I’ve excluded players who are on the 40 man roster although at some point when the “season” starts 14 of those players ( assuming active MLB rosters aren’t expanded for 2021 beyond 26 ) will take slots in the minor leagues and would count against the allotment of in season roster positions.


.... Adjusted and Updated 1/26/21 to account for the releases of Luis Rojas, Jevi Hernandez, Jose Mercado and Jose Rivera.


If ya missed part one - catchers - here’s a link ... https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/1-23-2021-by-the-ages-part-one-catchers


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Infielders :


34 players : average age - 22.3 years old


First Baseman : 4 players - average age - 22.3 years old


Darick Hall - 25 years old - played at Reading in 2019

Rudy Rott - 24 years old - played at Williamsport in 2019

Rixon Wingrove - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Oscar Gonzalez - 20 years old - played in DSL in 2019


Third Baseman : 3 players - average age - 20.7 years old


Jose Tortolero - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Edgar Made - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Guarner Dipre - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019


1B/3B : 8 players - average age - 23.3 years old


Austin Listi - 27 years old - played at Lehigh Valley in 2019

McCarthy Tatum - 24 years old - played at Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Matt Kroon - 24 years old - played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Luke Miller - 24 years old - played at Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Cole Stobbe - 23 years old - played at Lakewood in 2019

Jake Holmes - 22 years old - played at Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Juan Herrera - 21 years old - played in DSL in 2019

DJ Stewart - 21 years old - played at Williamsport in 2019


Middle Infielders : 15 players - average age - 21.8 years old


Ronald Torreyes - 28 years old - played 4 games with Phillies in 2020 - 1/4 signed as FA

Arquimedes Gamboa - 23 years old - played at Reading in 2019

Bryson Stott - 23 years old - played at GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Nate Fassnacht -23 years old - played at Williamsport in 2019

Chris Cornelius - 23 years old - played briefly in GCL in 2019 - injured that year

Sal Gozzo - 22 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Daniel Brito - 23 years old - played at Clearwater in 2019

Casey Martin - 21 years old - 2020 3rd round draft choice

Nicolas Torres - 21 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Jonathan Guzman - 21 years old - played at Lakewood in 2019

Luis Garcia - 20 years old - played at Lakewood in 2019

Kendall Simmons - 20 years old - played at Williamsport in 2019

Jamari Baylor - 20 years old - played briefly in GCL in 2019 - injured that year

Christian Valerio - 20 years old - played at GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Alexis Azuaje - 18 years old - played in DSL in 2019


UTL : 4 players - average age - 23.3 years old


Dalton Guthrie - 25 years old - played at Clearwater in 2019

Luke Williams - 24 years old - played at Reading in 2019

Madison Stokes - 24 years old - played at Clearwater in 2019

Wilfredo Flores - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019


Next ... Outfielders


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️






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