• Steve Potter

5/21/21 : Draft Perspective


Here’s a look at the Phillies 2016 to 2018 draft classes and International free agent signings ... where the players who signed stand at present. In general a draft class doesn’t impact the upper levels of a system for three to five years ...


2016 : 10 of the 29 signed still with the organization - 1 in major leagues on IL ... 1 in Major Leagues with another team - 5 at AA/AAA level


1 - Mickey Moniak - AAA Lehigh Valley

2 - Kevin Gowdy - High A Jersey Shore

3 - Cole Stobbe - High A Jersey Shore

4 - Jo Jo Romero - 60 Day IL

5 - Cole Irvin - traded to A’s

6 - David Martinelli - released

7 - Henri Lartigue - released

8 - Grant Dyer - retired

9 - Blake Quinn - released

10 - Julian Garcia - AA Reading

11 - Josh Stephen - AA Reading

12 - Justin Miller - released

13 - Andrew Brown - High A Jersey Shore

14 - Darick Hall - AAA Lehigh Valley

15 - Alex Wojciechowski - released

16 - Brett Barbier - released

17 - Danny Zardon - released

18 - Jake Kelzer - released

19 - Will Hibbs - retired

20 - Caleb Eldridge - traded to Mariners

21 - Jonathan Hennigan - AA Reading

22 - Kyle Young - retired

23 - Camden Duzenack - did not sign

24 - Tyler Hallead - released

25 - Trevor Bettencourt - 60 day IL

26 - Tyler Kent - did not sign

27 - Davis Agle - did not sign

28 - Jordan Kurokawa - released

29 - Alex Kline - released

30 - Logan Davidson - did not sign

31 - Tyler Frohwirth - released

32 - Daniel Garner - released

33 - Jackson Klein - did not sign

34 - Luke Maglich - released

35 - Carter Bins - did not sign

36 - Mac Sceroler - did not sign

37 - James Ziemba - did not sign

38 - Trevor Hillhouse - did not sign

39 - Dante Baldelli - did not sign

40 - Trey Morris - did not sign

2016 International Free Agent Signings of Note :


C Juan Aparicio - Low A Clearwater

RHP Jonas De La Cruz - Extended Spring Training ( IL )

INF Juan Herrera - Extended Spring Training

RHP Francisco Morales - AA Reading

OF Simon Muzziotti - Restricted List - Visa Issues

UTL Nicolas Torres - Low A Clearwater

INF Jose Tortolero - Extended Spring Training

2017 : 16 of the 31 signed still with the organization - 2 active on major league roster - 1 on MLB restricted list - 10 at AA/AAA level - 1 at AAA level with another organization - 1 at AA level with another organization - 1 on IL with another organization


1 - Adam Haseley - restricted list

2 - Spencer Howard - AAA Lehigh Valley

3 - Connor Seabold - traded to Red Sox

4 - Jake Scheiner - traded to Mariners

5 - Ethan Lindow - AA Reading

6 - Dalton Guthrie - AA Reading

7 - Nick Maton - Major Leagues

8 - Jhordany Mezquita - High A Jersey Shore

9 - Jack Zoellner - released

10 - Connor Brogdon - Major Leagues

11 - Jake Holmes - released

12 - David Parkinson - AAA Lehigh Valley

13 - Colby Fitch - AA Reading

14 - Zach Warren - AA Reading

15 - Alex Garcia - released

16 - Kyle Dohy - AAA Lehigh Valley

17 - Austin Listi - AAA Lehigh Valley

18 - Damon Jones - AAA Lehigh Valley

19 - Addison Russ - traded to Yankees

20 - Brady Schanuel - did not sign

21 - Jakob Hernandez - AA Reading

22 - Brian Mims - released

23 - Shane Drohan - did not sign

24 - Kevin Markham - retired

25 - Jesus Azuaje - released

26 - Quincy Nieporte - released

27 - Yahir Gurrola - released

28 - Bill Sullivan - did not sign - signed in 2020 as amateur free agent - now - High A JS

29 - Bailey Cummings - released

30 - Matt Kroon - did not sign - signed the following year - now AA Reading

31 - Danny Mayer - released

32 - Sati Santa Cruz - released

33 - Ben Brown - High A Jersey Shore

34 - Kyle Hurt - did not sign

35 - Brian Morell - did not sign

36 - Joe Breaux - did not sign

37 - Edouard Julien - did not sign

38 - Landon Gray - did not sign

39 - DJ Stewart - Low A Clearwater

40 - Paul Coumoulos - did not sign


Amateur Free Agent of Note - OF Carlos De La Cruz - Low A Clearwater


2017 International Free Agent Signings of Note :


RHP Carlos Betancourt - Extended Spring Training

OF Jefferson Encarnacion - Extended Spring Training

SS Luis Garcia - Low A Clearwater

C Abrahan Gutierrez - Low A Clearwater

RHP Cristian Hernandez - Low A Clearwater

RHP Israel Puello - traded to Brewers

RHP Victor Vargas - Low A Clearwater

2018 : 20 of the 32 signed still with the organization - 1 in major leagues - 10 at AAA/AA level of play


1 - Alec Bohm - Major Leagues

Picks 2 and 3 were forfeited

4 - Colton Eastman - AA Reading

5 - Matt Vierling - AA Reading

6 - Kendall Simmons - XST

7 - Gabriel Cotto - XST

8 - Seth Lancaster - Released

9 - Dominic Pipkin - High A Jersey Shore

10 - Madison Stokes - AA Reading

11 - Jack Perkins - High A Jersey Shore

12 - James McArthur - AA Reading

13 - Jose Mercado - Released

14 - Jesse Wilkening - Released

15 - DJ Carpenter - did not sign

16 - Tyler McKay - High A Jersey Shore

17 - Keylan Kilgore - 60 Day IL

18 - Matt Kroon - AA Reading

19 - Mark Potter - High A Jersey Shore

20 - Connor Litton - Released

21 - Jake Smith - did not sign

22 - Luke Miller - AA Reading

23 - Logan O’Hoppe - High A Jersey Shore

24 - Corbin Williams - AA Reading

25 - Adam Cox - released

26 - Eric White - released

27 - Jack Conley - AAA Lehigh Valley

28 - Jonathan Jones - did not sign

29 - Jaylen Smith - XST

30 - Brandon Ramey - traded to Brewers

31 - Tyler Carr - AA Reading

32 - Ben Aklinski - released

33 - Jake Kinney - released

34 - Nick Matera - AA Reading

35 - Austin Ross - AA Reading

36 - Trent Bowles - retired

37 - Ryan Rijo - did not sign

38 - Stephen Jones - did not sign

39 - Nelson Matheu - did not sign

40 - Waylon Richardson - released

2018 International Free Agent Signings of Note :


INF Alexeis Azuaje - Dominican Summer League

RHP Camilo Brazoban - Extended Spring Training

RHP Starlyn Castillo - Low A Clearwater

OF Jose Cedeno - Extended Spring Training

INF Guarner Dipre - Extended Spring Training

C Freddy Francisco - Extended Spring Training

LHP Maikel Garrido - Extended Spring Training

RHP Kyle Glogoski - AA Reading

RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin - Extended Spring Training

LHP Rafael Marcano - Low A Clearwater

LHP Jordi Martinez - Low A Clearwater

C Andrick Nava - Extended Spring Training

RHP Nicoly Pina - 60 Day IL

OF Johan Rojas - Low A Clearwater

RHP Eduar Segovia - Low A Clearwater

1B Rixon Wingrove - Low A Clearwater

RHP Manuel Urias - Dominican Summer League

INF Wilson Valdez Jr - Extended Spring Training



73 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All