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4/2/24 :  DSL (Dominican Summer League) promotions stateside


The Phillies have promoted twelve young men from the Dominican Academy to the Player Development Center in Clearwater where they will participle in extended spring training and then the Florida Complex League.  The following players have been promoted :


Pitchers : 6


Juan Amarante (LH) - 19 years old - signed 1/28/22 from Valencia, Venezuela - Stats :  Has a career 2.83 ERA in 25 games DSL  (nine starts) - 57.1 IP - last season for Phillies Red appeared in 10 games (nine starts) amassing 28.1 IP posting 37 K’s and 18 walks.  Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) : “Amarante is a Ranger Suarez comp lefty.  He fills up the strike zone at 90-92 mph with a bendy curve ball and fading change-up.  He continues to get better each month and keeps adding velo to the arsenal.”


Luis Avila (RH) - 20 years old - signed 2/23/23  from Turmero, Venezuela - Stats :  appeared in 14 games (all in relief) for Phillies White in 2023 posting a 2.35 ERA in 23 IP with 23 K’s and 8 walks.  Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) : “Avila is a power arm that throws from a high slot. He also throws a hard cutter around 87-88 mph and a low 80’s slider.”  Fastball range is 95-97 mph.


Maxwell Hernandez (RH) - 20 years old - signed 10/26/21 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Stats :  was a DSL all-star in 2023 - has a career 1.70 ERA in 21 games (all starts) amassing 95.1 IP - last season he posted a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts (45.2 IP) - also has pitched in three playoff games over two seasons (all starts) posting a 0.60 ERA in 15 IP with 11 K’s - a 0.80 WHIP.   Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) :   “Hernandez has a delivery similar to Hector Nerris. He has both a four seam and two seamer at 94-95 mph, has touched 97 - a slider in the low 80’s and power change up. He fills up the strike zone and has been in many pressure playoff innings in the DSL.”


Adilson Peralta (RH) - 20 years old - signed 11/16/21 from Moca, Dominican Republic - Stats :  has a 4.50 ERA over his two year career (18 games - 16 starts - 66 IP) with 62 K’s and 31 walks.  Last season he had a 3.25 ERA (11 games - 10 starts) in 44.1 IP with 44 K’s and 20 walks.  Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) : “Peralta is a long, lean build with a loose arm. He features a four seam fast ball that is 93-96 mph.  He has a sharp mid 80’s slider and a developing change-up.”


Danyony Pulido (RH) - 21 years old - signed 2/2/21 from Caracas, Venezuela - Stats :  has pitched in the DSL three seasons - 36 games - 21 starts - 3.17 ERA in 119.1 IP with 116 K’s and 71 walks.  Last season he had a 3.21 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) amassing 42 IP with 51 K’s and 18 walks - over his career he’s also pitched in 4 games (3 starts) totaling 10.1 IP.  Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) :   “Pulido is a wide shouldered pitcher with power stuff. A four seamer that sits 94-97 mph along with a mid 90’s two seamer and a power slider in the mid 80’s. He also features a developing power change up. He attacks the strike-zone.”


Pedro Reyes (RH) - 21 years old - signed 1/4/20 from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico - Stats :  has pitched three seasons in the DSL - 28 games - 22 starts - 90.1 IP - 2.19 ERA with 71 K’s and 26 walks.  Last season he pitched in 8 games (6 starts) amassing 18 IP and posting a 1.50 ERA with 18 K’s and 5 walks - a 0.72 WHIP.  Travis Hergert (Minor League Pitching Coordinator) :  “Reyes is a tall lean pitcher with really good feel for the strike zone. His four seamer and two seamer both range around 90-92 mph, has touched 94, he has a sharp mid 80’s slider and a really good change-up.”


Travis also said that “All of these pitchers have earned the trip to the US through their dedication to their pitching craft and relentless effort to get stronger in our HP camps at the academy. It’s an exciting group that we look forward to watching compete in the FCL.”


Catcher : 1


Guillermo Rosario - 18 years old - signed 7/25/22 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Stats :  in his only pro season to date he posted a .264/.402/.319 slash line in 112 plate appearances with 5 doubles and 11 RBIs over 32 games played.  He threw out 11 of 20 would be base stealers (55 %).  Notes :  I’ve watched one fielding drill thus far and it became quickly evident the young man has a canon arm, throws to the bags were precise and lasers.  He’s a big frame receiver at 6’2” 190.


Infielders : 3


Jarol Martinez - 20 years old - signed 7/19/19 from Guarenas, Venezuela - Stats :  has played three seasons in the DSL - a career .235/.360/.288 slash line in 323 plate appearances over 109 games - he’s also played in 8 playoff games.  Last season he hit .272/.375/.348 in 113 plate appearances. Notes :  in the games I’ve watched on video stream he’s been a versatile defender - has played 1B,SS,3B and RF - comes up big in big moments - recently saw him in fielding drills at both first and third base - good hands and arm strength.


Yemil Rosario - 19 years old - signed 2/2/21 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Stats :  has played three seasons in the DSL - .222/.341/.294 slash line in 452 plate appearances with 15 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs and 35 stolen bases.  Last year posted a .272/.409/.377 slash line in 48 games (186 plate appearances) with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 25 RBIs - has played all four infield positions and left field.


Juan Villavicencio - 19 years old - signed 1/15/22 from Maracaibo, Venezuela - Stats :  in two DSL seasons has a .234/.339/.365 slash line with 14 doubles, 6 triples, 5 home runs and 44 RBIs in 372 plate appearances.  Last season posted 28 RBIs in 49 games. Notes :  I’ve seen him a few times in fielding drills - has a very strong arm and is smooth mechanically - had played 2B, SS and 3B in his career to date.


Outfielders : 2


Manolfi Jimenez - 19 years old - signed 1/15/22 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Stats :  in two DSL seasons he’s posted a .243/.304/.344 slash line in 94 games - 356 plate appearances - last year he hit 10 doubles, a triple and home run with 20 RBIs in 45 games (170 PA’s).  Notes : was outstanding in the 2023 playoffs hitting .353/.522/.412 in 23 plate appearances - projects as a right fielder defensively.


Jerffson Peña - 20 years old - signed 11/16/21 from Montecristi, Dominican Republic - Stats :  has a .253/.357/.384 slash line in 374 career plate appearances over two seasons with 15 doubles, 6 triples, 5 home runs and 39 RBIs - also has 44 stolen bases.  Notes :  big body at 6’2” who plays predominantly center field - left handed hitter, right handed thrower.


Phillies Extended Spring Training Game Schedule :


4/11 : Yankees @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

4/15 : Blue Jays @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

4/16 : Blue Jays @ Dunedin - 1 PM

4/18 : Yankees @ Tampa - 1 PM

4/19 : Blue Jays @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

4/22 : Yankees @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

4/23 : Blue Jays @ Dunedin - 1 PM

4/25 : Tigers @ Lakeland - 1 PM

4/26 : Blue Jays @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

4/29 : Tigers @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM

5/2 : Yankees @ Carpenter Complex - 1 PM


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️



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