• Steve Potter

4/4/21 : Roster Reviews - NL East


I thought I’d take a look at Opening Day roster makeup for each of the 30 major league squads ... but from a different perspective. My focus has always been on player development and in particular how the Phillies fare and compare in that regard.


Gathering the data is cumbersome so I’ll take a piece meal reporting approach as I build the complete data base ... in today’s world most folks I believe don’t like reading lengthy articles anyways so cutting the data into segments perhaps holds interest 🤷‍♂️🤓.


Here’s a look at the National League East opening day rosters in regards to how the players were acquired, where they were born, roster ages and the number of pitchers carried ...


It’s only data ... but hey I’m an old Accountant and Systems design guy ... it’s where I play ... I’ve done my own calculations ... key word is I’m old if ya find any mistakes 🤓


National League East :


Average Roster Ages :


Nationals : 30.6

Phillies : 29.7

Mets : 28.8

Marlins : 28.4

Braves : 27.8


Number of Pitchers :


Braves - 14

Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Nationals - 13


Countries or Territories :


Nationals : USA - 20, Dominican Republic - 4, Venezuela - 1, Brazil - 1

Phillies : USA - 21, Dominican Republic - 2, Venezuela - 2, Netherlands - 1

Mets : USA - 19, Dominican Republic - 3, Venezuela - 1, Puerto Rico - 3

Marlins : USA - 15, Dominican Republic - 4, Venezuela- 4, Canada - 1, Colombia - 1, Bahamas - 1

Braves : USA - 18, Dominican Republic - 3, Venezuela - 4, Curaçao - 1


How Acquired : ( Note - “Developed” includes amateurs signed directly or players traded for who spent at least two seasons in the minors with the team )


Nationals : Traded for - 4, Free Agents - 14, Developed - 8 , Rookies on roster - 0

Phillies : Traded For - 6, Free Agents - 11, Developed - 9 , Rookies on roster - 1

Mets : Traded For - 6, Free Agents - 8, Developed - 11, Waivers - 1, Rookies on roster - 0

Marlins : Traded For - 13, Free Agents - 6, Developed - 2, Rule Five - 3 , Waivers - 2, Rookies on roster - 4

Braves : Traded For - 2, Free Agents - 12, Developed - 11, Waivers - 1 , Rookies on roster - 3

Next I’ll work on the National League Central ...


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️

(Steve Potter is the co-author with Larry Shenk of “Life In The Minors, 5th annual Phillies Minor League Digest” now available on amazon.com. He can be followed on www.PhilliesBaseballFan.com).



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