• Steve Potter

1/27/2021 : By the Ages - Part Four (Final ) - Pitchers


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 might not 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 pitchers ... 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.


Catchers - 20 - average age - 21.6

Infielders - 34 - average age - 22.3

Outfielders - 19 - average age - 22.1

LHP - 36 - average age - 22.4

RHP - 80 - average age - 22.4

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Total : 189

Average Age : 22.3

Oldest : 34

Youngest : 18


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Note : I’ve included in my numbers above and the supporting lists of stateside roster assumptions players who have yet to actually play stateside ( other than Fall Instructs ) from the Dominican Academy that I believe would come to Clearwater under normal circumstances. However given the Pandemic and the reported new roster caps some or all of those players may remain based in the Dominican. At the least there’s no urgency to bring these fellas stateside given the expected delay in the start of the minor league season, it also opens up roster spots for minor league free agent contractual invites to big league Spring Training Camp.

Here’s are the adjusted stateside totals if all of these players remain in the Dominican.


Catchers - 18

Infielders - 31

Outfielders - 17

LHP - 35

RHP - 76

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Total : 177


Average Age : 22.7

Oldest : 34

Youngest : 18


The 12 players who would remain in the Dominican to get to the above reduced totals are :


Catchers : Victor Diaz and Edward Barboza - both 19 years old

Infielders : Oscar Gonzalez (20), Juan Herrera (21) & Alexis Azuaje (18)

Outfielders : Raymond Mora ( 20 ) & Jefferson Encarnacion (19)

RHP : Carlo Reyes and Camillo Brazoban - both 22 years old &

Cristian Hernandez (20 ), Manuel Urias ( 19 )

LHP : Christopher Soriano - 19 years old


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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


If ya missed part three - outfielders - here’s a link ... https://www.philliesbaseballfan.com/post/1-26-2021-by-the-ages-part-three-outfielders


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Right Handed Pitchers : 80 players average age - 22.4 years old


Ivan Nova - 34 years old - 2020 - Detroit Tigers


Neftali Feliz - 32 years old - DNP - 2019 - played AAA - 2018 - Diamondbacks


Michael Ynoa - 29 years old - played AAA - 2019 - Royals

Bryan Mitchell - 29 years old - played AAA - 2019 - Padres - 2020 - WhiteSox


David Paulino - 26 years old - played AAA - 2019 - Blue Jays

Mike Adams - 26 years old - signed as amateur free agent 1/21

Trevor Bettencourt - 26 years old - played at Reading in 2019 - injured - TJ surgery

JD Hammer - 26 years old - played in Reading/Lehigh Valley/Phil - MLB - 2019

Luke Leftwich - 26 years old - played in Lehigh Valley in 2019

Austin Ross - 26 years old - played in Clearwater in 2019


Enyel De Los Santos - 25 years old - played in Lehigh Valley and Phillies - 2019

Julian Garcia - 25 years old - played in Clearwater/Reading in 2019


Aneurys Zabala - 24 years old - played Advanced A - 2019 - Reds

Joel Cesar - 24 years old - played at Advanced A/AA - 2019 - Pirates

Braden Zarbnisky - 24 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - West Virginia

Colton Eastman - 24 years old - played in Lakewood/Clearwater/Reading in 2019

Tyler Carr - 24 years old - played in Clearwater/Reading in 2019

James McArthur - 24 years old - played in Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Albertus Barber - 24 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Conor Hinchliffe - 24 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Jonathan Hughes - 24 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Georgia Tech


Andrew Brown - 23 years old - played in Clearwater in 2019

Jack Perkins - 23 years old - played in GCL/Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Jonas De La Cruz - 23 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Kevin Gowdy - 23 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Alejandro Made - 23 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Tyler McKay - 23 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Mark Potter - 23 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Andrew Schultz - 23 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Tom Sutera - 23 years old - played in Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Tyler Burch - 23 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Brett Schulze - 23 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Aiden Anderson - 23 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Chase Antle - 23 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Coastal Carolina


Blake Brown - 22 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - UNC Asheville

Kyle Glogoski - 22 years old - played in Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Sam Jacobsak - 22 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Northeastern

Robinson Martinez - 22 years old - played in GCL/Lakewood in 2019

Carlos M Francisco - 22 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Adam Leverett - 22 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Brenden Kudlinski - - 22 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Carlo Reyes - 22 years old - played in DSL in 2019

Jamie Sara - 22 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Camillo Brazoban - 22 years old - played in DSL in 2019

Buddy Hayward - 22 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Lafayette

Noah Skirrow - 22 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Liberty


Ben Brown - 21 years old - played in Lakewood - 2019 - injured - TJ surgery

Jaylen Eichler - 21 years old - signed 7/19 - DNP - 2019

Rodolfo Sanchez - 21 years old - played short season - 2019 - Rays

Dominic Pipkin - 21 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Leonel Aponte - 21 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Carlos A Francisco - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Hsin-Chieh Lin - 21 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

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

Chi-Ling Hsu - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Eudiver Avendano - 21 years old - DNP - 2019 - Injured

Fernando Lozano - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Luis Pacheco - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Nicoly Pina - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019 - INJ - TJ - 8/20

Billy Sullivan -21 years old - signed 6/20 as amateur free agent - Delaware


Danny Vilchez - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Dalvin Rosario - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Eduar Segovia - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Gunner Mayer - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

DJ Jefferson - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Victor Santos - 20 years old - played in Lakewood in 2019

Jose Conopoima - 20 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Yoan Antonac - 20 years old - DNP in 2019

Brendan Bell - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Andy Reyes - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Engel Estevez - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Josh Gessner - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Cristian Hernandez - 20 years old - played in DSL in 2019

Victor Vargas - 20 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019


Mick Abel - 19 years old - 2020 1st round draft choice - Portland, OR

Carlos Betancourt - 19 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Manuel Urias - 19 years old - played in DSL in 2019

Dylan Castaneda - 19 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Hilton Dyer - 19 years old - DNP in 2019


Starlyn Castillo - 18 years old - played in GCL in 2019


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Left Handed Pitchers : 36 players average age - 22.4 years old


Josh Tols - 31 years old - played in Reading/Lehigh Valley in 2019


Jeff Singer - 27 years old - played at Reading in 2019


Jonathan Hennigan - 26 years old - played at Reading in 2019


David Parkinson - 25 years old - played at Reading in 2019

Ethan Evanko - 25 years old - played in Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Taylor Lehman - 25 years old - played in Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019


Nick Fanti - 24 years old - DNP in 2019 - Injured ( shoulder )

Jakob Hernandez - 24 years old - played at Reading in 2019

Zach Warren - 24 years old - played at Clearwater in 2019

Keylan Kilgore - 24 years old - played in Clearwater in 2019

Riley Wilson - 24 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Josh Hendrickson - 23 years old - played in GCL and Lakewood in 2019

Brian Marconi - 23 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Chris Micheles - 23 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Spencer Van Scoyoc - 23 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport in 2019

Nick Lackney - 23 years old - played in GCL in 2019


Jhordany Mezquita - 22 years old - played at Lakewood in 2019

Manuel Silva - 22 years old - played at Lakewood in 2019

Ethan Lindow - 22 years old - played in Lakewood/Clearwater in 2019

Erik Miller - 22 years old - played in GCL/Williamsport/Lakewood in 2019

Anton Kutnesov - 22 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Tyler Adams - 22 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Cam Beauchamp - 22 years old - played in GCL in 2019

JP Woodward - 22 years old - signed 6/20 as free agent - Lafayette University


Jordan Fowler - 21 years old - signed as free agent 6/20 - Central Missouri

Gabriel Yanez - 21 years old - played in Williamsport in 2019

Juan Miranda - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Jaylen Smith - 21 years old - played in GCL in 2019


Gabriel Cotto - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Maikel Garrido - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Rafael Marcano - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019

Jordi Martinez - 20 years old - played in GCL in 2019


Christopher Soriano - 19 years old - played in DSL in 2019

Samuel Aldegheri - 19 years old - signed 7/19 as free agent - DNP in 2019


Corey Phelan - 18 years old - signed as free agent 8/20 - Harborfields,NY

Jake McKenna - 18 years old - signed 6/20 as free agent - Ocean City, NJ


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️




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