6/14/21 : Gulf Coast League
The Gulf Coast League ( GCL) is slated to begin play on June 28th. At one point the Phillies had planned to field two teams but the organization will now field just one team. I’ve been to a few extended spring training games at the complex, observing from the parking lot as the complex remains closed to the public for the indefinite future. Here’s a list of players I’ve seen or are recently listed as active who may be on the initial GCL roster.
The Phillies club will play in the North Division with the Blue Jays, Yankees and two Tigers teams … Tigers East and Tigers West.
All of the Phillies games will be against the North Division teams.
There will be two other divisions … East and South.
East Astros, Cardinals, Marlins, Mets, Nationals
South Braves, Orioles Black, Orioles Orange, Pirates Black, Pirates Gold, Rays, Red Sox, Twins
The North and East Divisions will be off every Sunday, while the South Division will be off every Wednesday and Sunday. Day games will be played at noon with the exception of Saturdays, which will begin at 10 a.m. Night games will be played no later than 7 p.m., and nighttime doubleheaders will begin at 5 p.m.
Pitchers : ( 19 )
LH Gabriel Cotto
RH Chi Ling Hsu
RH Victor Lopez
RH DJ Jefferson
RH Leonel Aponte
LH Anton Kutnesov
RH Carlos Bettencourt
LH Jake McKenna
RH Dalvin Rosario
RH Yoan Antonac
RH Josh Gessner
RH Camilo Brazoban
LH Juan Miranda
LH Jaylen Smith
RH Leonel Aponte
RH Andy Reyes
RH Manuel Urias
LH Corey Phelan
LH Christopher Soriano
Catchers : ( 4 )
Arturo De Freitas
Infielders : ( 7 )
Wilson Valdez Jr
Outfielders : ( 7 )
Marcus Lee Sang
There are 17 players officially listed on the 60 day IL plus 25 others on the 7 day IL, some have been there for a more extended stay. The players on the 7 day list are counted towards the new ( began in 2021 ) 180 stateside minor league roster limitations. Note that players on the 60 day Injured List ( IL ) do not count against the stateside minor league roster limitations. Given that I count 168 stateside players counting towards the limit presently in the system.
Ex Phillies Notes :
RHP Robinson Martinez signed by Marlins
1B Logan Morrison signed by Reds
RHP Michael Mariot signed by Reds
RHP Sam McWilliams claimed by Padres off waivers from Mets
C Deivy Grullon designated for assignment - Rays
RHP Yacksel Rios designated for assignment - Mariners
Hopefully when the GCL season begins we can be inside the gates like before to watch … otherwise we will observe the best we can from the parking lot.
Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️