• Steve Potter

7/20/21 : Keeping up with the Ages


On 6/17 I did an age analysis article on the minor leagues based on data from Baseball Reference and published a chart of each team’s average age per level of play.


While I won’t go into as much detail this time around here’s an update as to where the present Phillies rosters stand in comparison to the league averages at each level.


The youngest average age pitching staff for full season play in all of minor league baseball remains the Clearwater Threshers ( Phillies ) @ 20.7 … the youngest position player group is the Down East Wood Ducks ( Rangers ) @ 19.9 years


Conversely the oldest average age pitching staff for full season play in all of minor league baseball is the Tacoma Rainers ( Seattle ) @ 28.8 … the oldest position player group is the Iowa Cubs ( Cubs ) also @ 28.8 years

Triple A ( two leagues ):


Position Players - Average Age - 26.8

Pitchers - Average Age - 27.3


Phillies : Lehigh Valley


Position Players - Average Age - 26.2

Pitchers - Average Age - 26.5


Youngest & Oldest :


Youngest :


Position Players - Texas ( Round Rock ) & Cleveland ( Columbus ) Average Age - 25.1

Pitchers - Average Age - St Louis ( Memphis ) - 25.2


Oldest :


Position Players - Chicago Cubs ( Iowa ) Average Age - 28.8

Pitchers - Seattle ( Tacoma ) Average Age - 28.8


Double A ( three leagues ):


Position Players - Average Age - 24.2

Pitchers - Average Age - 24.8


Phillies : Reading


Position Players - Average Age - 24.3

Pitchers - Average Age - 23.9


Youngest & Oldest :


Youngest :


Position Players - Pittsburgh ( Altoona ) Average Age - 23.0

Pitchers - Pittsburgh ( Altoona ) - Average Age - 23.8


Oldest :


Position Players - Washington ( Harrisburg ) Average Age - 25.7

Pitchers - Oakland ( Midland ) Average Age - 26.5


High A ( three leagues ):


Position Players - Average Age - 22.8

Pitchers - Average Age - 23.4


Phillies : Jersey Shore


Position Players - Average Age - 22.5

Pitchers - Average Age - 22.7


Youngest & Oldest :


Youngest :


Position Players - Cleveland ( Lake County ) Average Age - 21.4

Pitchers - Pittsburgh ( Greensboro ) - Average Age - 22.1


Oldest :


Position Players - Seattle ( Everett ) Average Age - 23.3

Pitchers - New York Mets ( Brooklyn ) & Chicago White Sox ( Winston Salem ) Average Age - 24.3


Low A ( three leagues ):


Position Players - Average Age - 21.3

Pitchers - Average Age - 22.0


Phillies : Clearwater


Position Players - Average Age - 20.9

Pitchers - Average Age - 20.7


Youngest & Oldest :


Youngest :


Position Players - Texas ( Down East ) Average Age - 19.9

Pitchers - Phillies ( Clearwater ) - Average Age - 20.7


Oldest :

Position Players - Atlanta ( Augusta ) Average Age - 22.5

Pitchers - Colorado ( Fresno ) Average Age - 23.0


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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