• Steve Potter

5/9/22 : Today in Extended Spring Training


Stopped by the Complex this morning and watched a few rounds of batting practice by the fellas in Extended Spring Training ( XST ).


Some notes - Jordan Viars looks healthy again ( incurred an ankle sprain in ST camp ) and was hammering the baseball, seems like he’s ready to get into game action this week ( XST has games tomorrow in Lakeland vs Tigers, on the 13th in Dunedin vs Jays and on Saturday morning at the Complex vs the Jays ) - we shall see.


Saw Mickey Moniak shagging fly balls during BP on Roberts Field, with the Phillies on the west coast he’s here to continue his rehab, will continue treatment and eventually get into games - presumably XST action to begin with. Uziel Viloria is back in camp, he had a temporary call up with the Threshers but has returned. Erick Brito appears to have stayed with the Threshers.


Chris Burke had a solid round of BP - he started to swing it really well last week in the scrimmages I saw. Felix Reyes continues to impress me, has big power and the ball makes that “special sound” when he squares it up. He struggled in his time with the Threshers earlier this season but if he can unlock a consistent contact rate the bat speed is definitely there.


Here’s an updated list of players I think are now at the Complex :


Pitchers : 18


RH Jean Cabrera - 20 yrs old

RH Ty Collins - 20 yrs old

RH Jaydenn Estanista - 20 yrs old

LH Ethan Evanko - 26 yrs old

LH Jordan Fowler - 23 yrs old

LH Maikel Garrido - 22 yrs old

RH Kyle Glogoski - 23 yrs old

RH Ofreidy Gomez - 26 yrs old

RH DJ Jefferson - 21 yrs old

RH Estibenzon Jimenez - 20 yrs old

LH Jake McKenna - 20 yrs old

RH Alex McKenney - 22 yrs old

RH Daniel Mejia - 20 yrs old

RH Jose Pena Jr - 18 yrs old

RH Manuel Urias - 21 yrs old

LH Jared Wetherbee - 23 yrs old

RH Wilson Valdez - 22 yrs old

RH Giuseppe Velasquez - 19 yrs old


Catchers : 5


Edward Barboza - 21 yrs old

Freddy Francisco - 21 yrs old

Oscar Gonzalez - 21 yrs old

Adony Mejia - 20 yrs old

Jackie Pertuz - 19 yrs old


Infielders : 6


Albert Jerez - 20 yrs old

Scott Kingery - 28 yrs old

Nikau Pouaka-Grego - 17 yrs old

Randy Vasquez - 19 yrs old

Uziel Viloria - 20 yrs old

Rixon Wingrove - 21 yrs old


Outfielders : 5


Chris Burke - 20 yrs old

Yemal Flores - 20 yrs old

Leandro Pineda - 19 yrs old

Gavin Tonkel - 19 yrs old

Felix Reyes - 21 yrs old


Minor League Injured List ( most on rehab assignment at the Complex ) : 31


LHP Jose Acuna - 60 day IL - 19 yrs old

LHP Samuel Aldegheri - 60 day IL - 20 yrs old

RHP Chase Antle - 60 day IL - 25 yrs old

RHP Albertus Barber - 60 day IL - 26 yrs old

RHP Trevor Bettencourt - 60 day IL - 27 yrs old

INF Daniel Brito - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old

RHP Andrew Brown - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old

RHP Blake Brown - 60 day IL - 23 yrs old

RHP Starlyn Castillo - 60 day IL - 20 yrs old

RHP Joel Cesar - 60 day IL - 26 yrs old

OF Jefferson Encarnacion - 60 day IL - 20 yrs old

LHP Tristan Garnett - 7 day IL - 24 yrs old

RHP Buddy Hayward - 7 day IL - 23 yrs old

RH Sam Jacobsak - 60 day IL - 23 yrs old

LHP Keylan Kilgore - 60 day IL - 25 yrs old

OF Matt Kroon - 60 day IL - 25 yrs old - not in Clearwater to my knowledge

LHP Taylor Lehman - 60 day IL - 26 yrs old

RHP Victor Lopez - 7 day IL - 22 yrs old

LHP Rafael Marcano - 7 day IL - 22 yrs old

RHP Christian McGowan - 60 day IL - 22 yrs old

LHP Scott Moss - 7 day IL - 27 yrs old

C Rickardo Perez - 60 day IL - 18 yrs old

LHP Corey Phelan - 60 day IL - 19 yrs old - not in Clearwater

RHP Tyler Phillips - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old

RHP Nicoly Pina - 60 day IL - 22 yrs old

RHP Brett Schulze - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old

RHP Eduar Segovia - 60 day IL - 21 yrs old

OF Josh Stephen - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old - not in Clearwater to my knowledge

RHP Tom Sutera - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old - not in Clearwater to my knowledge

LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc - 60 day IL - 24 yrs old

OF Jordan Viars - 7 day IL - 18 yrs old


Players on 40 man roster on rehab assignment in Clearwater : 7


RHP Sam Coonrad - 60 day IL - 29 yrs old

LHP Kent Emmanuel - 60 day IL - 29 yrs old

INF Luis Garcia - 7 day IL - 21 yrs old

C Rafael Marchan - 60 day IL - 23 yrs old

OF Mickey Moniak - 60 day IL - 23 yrs old

LHP Jo Jo Romero - 60 day IL - 25 yrs old

LHP Ryan Sherriff - 60 day IL - 31 yrs old


Things change constantly in baseball just like life - if you want things to stay the same take a picture for your scrapbook. 🤓



Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️


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