• Steve Potter

1/26/2021 : By the Ages - Part Three - Outfielders

Updated: Jan 27


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 outfielders ... 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.


..... updated 1/26 to account for the releases of Luis Matos, Tucker Maxwell and Yerwin Trejo



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


If ya missed part two - infielders - here’s a link ... https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/1-24-2021-by-the-ages-part-two-infielders


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Outfielders :


19 players : average age -22.1 years old


Center Fielders : 9 players - average age - 22.7 years old


Odubel Herrera - 29 years old - suspended in 2019 after 39 games

Malvin Matos - 24 years old - played 2019 in Lakewood

Corbin Williams - 23 years old - played 2019 in Williamsport

Hunter Markwardt - 23 years old - played 2019 in Williamsport

Carlos De La Cruz - 21 years old - played 2019 in Lakewood

Johan Rojas - 20 years old - played 2019 in GCL/Williamsport

Marcus Lee Sang - 20 years old - played 2019 in GCL


Left Fielders : 6 players - average age - 22.7 years old


Matt Vierling - 24 years old - played 2019 in Clearwater

Hunter Hearn - 24 years old - played 2019 in Williamsport

Josh Stephen - 23 years old - played 2019 in Reading

Keaton Greenwalt - 23 years old - played 2019 in GCL

Ben Pelletier - 22 years old - played 2019 in Lakewood

Raymond Mora - 20 years old - played 2019 in DSL


Right Fielders : 7 players - average age - 20.5 years old


Corneluis Randolph - 23 years old - played 2019 in Reading

Jhailyn Ortiz - 22 years old - played 2019 in Clearwater

Baron Radcliffe - 21 years old - drafted 5th round - 2020 draft - Georgia Tech

Jose Cedeno - 19 years old - played 2019 in GCL

Jefferson Encarnacion - 19 years old - played 2019 in DSL

Jadiel Sanchez - 19 years old - played 2019 in GCL


Next ... Pitchers


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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