• Steve Potter

8/3/22 : Draft Perspective

Among National League playoff contenders the Phillies have the second most players - six contributors : Stott ( 2019 ), Bohm ( 2018 ), Vierling ( 2018 ), Hall ( 2016 ), Maton ( 2017 ) & Brogdon ( 2017 ) ) on the current active roster that were originallydrafted/signed in 2016 or later as amateurs and developed internally.  With Hoskins ( 2014 ), Nola ( 2014 ), Suarez ( signed 2012 ) and Dominguez ( signed 2012 ) they have more than a third of the current active roster occupied by internally developed players.


In the category of originallydrafted/signed in 2016 or later and developed internally here’s a look at the other NL contenders current rosters :


The Cardinals have  9 - ( Hudson, Pallante, Thompson, Knizner, Donovan, Edman, Gorman, Carlson, Nootbar )

The Dodgers have 5 - ( Gonsolin, Smith, Lux, Vargas, Outman )

The Brewers have 4 - ( Ashby, Burnes, Feilciano, Hiura )

The Braves have 4 - ( Anderson, Strider, Wright, Harris )

The Padres have 3 -( Morejon, Wilson, Batten )

The Mets have 1 - ( Alonso )


Just sayin 🧐


Here’s a look at the Phillies 2016 to 2018 draft classes and some of the International free agent signings ... where the players who signed stand at present.  Those names in italics and underlined have made their major league debuts. Those names just bolded are still active players in the organization.


2016 :  4 of the 29 signed still with the organization - 1 on 40 man roster ... 3 on 40 man roster with other teams


1 - Mickey Moniak - traded to Los Angeles Angels - 2022 - on their major league roster

2 - Kevin Gowdy - traded to Texas Rangers - 2021 - now with AA Frisco

3 - Cole Stobbe - released - 2021

4 - Jo Jo Romero - traded to St Louis Cardinals - 2022 - now with AAA Memphis - on their 40 man roster

5 - Cole Irvin - traded to Oakland Athletics - 2021 - on their major league roster - 3.04 ERA in 115 1/3 IP - 19 starts

6 - David Martinelli - released - 2017

7 - Henri Lartigue - released - 2021

8 - Grant Dyer - retired - 2019

9 - Blake Quinn - released - 2018

10 - Julian Garcia - released - 2022

11 - Josh Stephen - retired - 2022

12 - Justin Miller - released - 2018 - now pitching in independent Frontier League

13 - Andrew Brown - 60 day Injured List

14 - Darick Hall - Phillies Major League Roster

15 - Alex Wojciechowski - released - 2017

16 - Brett Barbier - released - 2017

17 - Danny Zardon - released - 2017 - now pitching in independent American Association

18 - Jake Kelzer - released - 2017

19 - Will Hibbs - retired - 2018

20 - Caleb Eldridge - traded to Mariners in 2017  - released in 2018

21 - Jonathan Hennigan - AAA Lehigh Valley

22 - Kyle Young - retired - 2019

23 - Camden Duzenack - did not sign - re-drafted by Arizona in 2017 - now at AAA Reno

24 - Tyler Hallead - released - 2020

25 - Trevor Bettencourt - AA Reading

26 - Tyler Kent - retired - 2016

27 - Davis Agle - did not sign

28 - Jordan Kurokawa - released - 2016

29 - Alex Kline - released - 2016

30 - Logan Davidson - did not sign - re-drafted by Oakland in 2019 - now at AA Midland

31 - Tyler Frohwirth - released - 2017

32 - Daniel Garner - released - 2016

33 - Jackson Klein - did not sign - re-drafted by Kansas City in 2017 - released 2018

34 - Luke Maglich - released - 2016

35 - Carter Bins - did not sign - re-drafted by Pittsburgh in 2019 - now at AAA Indianapolis

36 - Mac Sceroler - did not sign - re-drafted by Cincinnati in 2017 - on 60 day IL - AA Chattanooga

37 - James Ziemba - did not sign - re-drafted by Los Angeles Angels in 2017 - released - 2019

38 - Trevor Hillhouse - did not sign

39 - Dante Baldelli - did not sign

40 - Trey Morris - did not sign


2016/2017 signing period International Free Agent Signings of Note : 4 still with organization - 2 on 40 man roster


C Juan Aparicio - released - 2022

RHP Jonas De La Cruz - released - 2022

INF Juan Herrera  - released - 2021

INF Brayan Gonzalez - released - 2019

RHP Victor Santos - traded to Red Sox in 2021 - now at AA Portland

RHP Francisco Morales - On the 40 man roster - AA Reading

OF Simon Muzziotti - on the 40 man roster - AA Reading

UTL Nicolas Torres - High A Jersey Shore

INF Jose Tortolero - released - 2022

INF Edgar Made - released - 2022

LHP Gabriel Yanez - Low A Clearwater - 2022


2017 : 7 of the 31 signed that year still with the organization - 1  on 40 man roster ... 3 on 40 man rosters of another organization


1 - Adam Haseley - traded to Chicago White Sox - 2022 - on their 40 man roster - now with AAA Charlotte

2 - Spencer Howard - traded to Texas Rangers 2021 - on their active major league roster

3 - Connor Seabold - traded to Red Sox 2020 - on their 40 man roster - now with AAA Worcester

4 - Jake Scheiner - traded to Mariners 2019 - now with AA Arkansas

5 - Ethan Lindow - AA Reading

6 - Dalton Guthrie - AAA Lehigh Valley

7 - Nick Maton - AAA Lehigh Valley

8 - Jhordany Mezquita - 60 day IL

9 - Jack Zoellner - released - 2018

10 - Connor Brogdon - Phillies major league roster

11 - Jake Holmes - released 2021

12 - David Parkinson - restricted list - 2022

13 - Colby Fitch - released - 2022 - signed with Los Angeles Angels - now with AAA Salt Lake City

14 - Zach Warren - AAA Lehigh Valley

15 - Alex Garcia - released - 2018

16 - Kyle Dohy - released - 2022

17 - Austin Listi - released 2021

18 - Damon Jones - on 40 Man Roster - 60 day IL

19 - Addison Russ - traded to Yankees - retired 2021

20 - Brady Schanuel - did not sign - re-drafted by Milwaukee -2018 - now with High A Wisconsin

21 - Jakob Hernandez - AAA Lehigh Valley in 2021

22 - Brian Mims - released - 2018

23 - Shane Drohan - did not sign - re-drafted by Boston - 2020 - now with High A Greenville

24 - Kevin Markham - retired - 2018

25 - Jesus Azuaje - released - 2019 - now playing in Independent Pioneer League

26 - Quincy Nieporte - released - 2018 - signed by Detroit - 2022 - now with AA Erie

27 - Yahir Gurrola - released - 2018

28 - Billy Sullivan - did not sign - signed in 2020 as amateur free agent - now with AA Reading

29 - Bailey Cummings - released - 2018

30 - Matt Kroon - did not sign - drafted and signed the following year - now on 60 day IL

31 - Danny Mayer - released - 2019

32 - Sati Santa Cruz - released - 2018

33 - Ben Brown - traded to Chicago Cubs - 2022 - now with AA Tennessee

34 - Kyle Hurt - did not sign - re-drafted by Miami - 2020 - now with High A Great Lakes with LA Dodgers organization

35 - Brian Morrell - did not sign

36 - Joe Breaux - did not sign

37 - Edouard Julien - did not sign - re-drafted by Minnesota - now with AAA Wichita

38 - Landon Gray - did not sign

39 - DJ Stewart - released - 2022

40 - Paul Coumoulos - did not sign


Amateur Free Agent of Note - OF Carlos De La Cruz - AA Reading


2017/2018 signing period International Free Agent Signings of Note : 16 still with organization - 1 on 40 man roster


RHP Carlos Betancourt - Low A Clearwater

OF Jefferson Encarnacion - 2021 IL - Knee injury

SS Luis Garcia - on 40 man roster - High A Jersey Shore

C Abrahan Gutierrez - traded to Pirates - 2021 - now with High A Greensboro

OF Jose Cedeno - released - 2021

RHP Cristian Hernandez - Low A Clearwater 2021

RHP Israel Puello - traded to Brewers 2019 - now with High A Wisconsin

C Cesar Rodriguez - released - signed by Braves - now with FCL Braves

RHP Victor Vargas - High A Jersey Shore - 60 day IL

C Oscar Gonzalez - FCL Phillies

LHP Jordi Martinez - Low A Clearwater

OF Johan Rojas - AA Reading

RHP Kyle Glogoski - High A Jersey Shore

RHP Manuel Urias - FCL Phillies

1B Rixon Wingrove - High A Jersey Shore - IL

LHP Rafael Marcano - High A Jersey Shore

IF Curtis Mead - traded to Rays 2020 - now with AAA Durham - IL - elbow

RHP Eduar Segovia - 60 day IL - rehab from shoulder surgery

RHP Nicoly Pina - FCL Phillies

RHP Efrain Morales - released -2022

LHP Maikel Garrido - 60 day IL

IF Guarner Dipre - released - 2022

C Freddy Francisco - High A Jersey Shore

RHP Yoan Antonac - released - 2022


2018 :  14 of the 32 signed still with the organization - 3 on 40 man roster


1 - Alec Bohm - on the Phillies major league roster

Picks 2 and 3 were forfeited

4 - Colton Eastman - AAA Lehigh Valley

5 - Matt Vierling - on the Phillies major league roster

6 - Kendall Simmons - Low A Clearwater

7 - Gabriel Cotto - Low A Clearwater

8 - Seth Lancaster - released - 2020

9 - Dominic Pipkin - High A Jersey Shore

10 - Madison Stokes - AA Reading - IL

11 - Jack Perkins - AA Reading

12 - James McArthur - on 40 man roster - on 60 day IL

13 - Jose Mercado - released - 2019

14 - Jesse Wilkening - released - 2021

15 - DJ Carpenter - did not sign - re-drafted by St Louis - 2022

16 - Tyler McKay - AA Reading

17 - Keylan Kilgore - 60 Day IL

18 - Matt Kroon - AA Reading - 60 day IL

19 - Mark Potter - released - 2022

20 - Connor Litton - released - 2019

21 - Jake Smith - did not sign - re-drafted by Los Angeles Angels - 2021 - now with High A Tri-City

22 - Luke Miller - released - 2022

23 - Logan O’Hoppe - traded to Los Angeles Angels - 2022 - now with AA Rocket City

24 - Corbin Williams - released - 2021

25 - Adam Cox - released - 2020

26 - Eric White - released - 2019

27 - Jack Conley - AA Reading

28 - Jonathan Jones - did not sign

29 - Jaylen Smith - released - 2022 - now playing in independent Frontier League

30 - Brandon Ramey - traded to Brewers - 2019 - released - 2022

31 - Tyler Carr - released - 2022

32 - Ben Aklinski - released - 2020 - now playing in independent Atlantic League

33 - Jake Kinney - released - 2021

34 - Nick Matera - High A Jersey Shore - IL

35 - Austin Ross - released - 2022

36 - Trent Bowles - retired - 2019

37 - Ryan Rijo - did not sign

38 - Stephen Jones - did not sign - re-drafted by Colorado - 2019 - now with AA Hartford

39 - Nelson Matheu - did not sign -re-drafted by Cincinnati ( 1st round ) - 2021 - now with High A Dayton

40 - Waylon Richardson - released - 2020


2018/2019  signing period International Free Agent Signings of Note : 12 still with organization


RHP Camilo Brazoban - released - 2021

LHP Joelburt Angulo - DSL 2021

RHP Fernando Ortega - DSL 2021

RHP Kyle Glogoski - High A Jersey Shore

RHP Hsin-Chieh Lin - released - 2021

OF Derek Escobar - DSL Phillies

C Andrick Nava - Low A Clearwater

INF Kervin Pichardo - traded to San Diego - 2022 - now with AAA El Paso

RHP Wilson Gherbez - released - 2022

RHP Chi-Ling Hsu - released 2022

C Bruce Wang - released - 2021

RHP Eiberson Castellano - Low A Clearwater

OF Leonardo Pineda - Low A Clearwater

LHP Joel Valdez - traded to Yankees 2021 - now with FCL Yankees

INF Erick Brito - Low A Clearwater

LHP Christopher Soriano - FCL Phillies

RHP Josh Gessner - traded to Rangers 2021 - now with Low A Down East

RHP Carlo Reyes - AA Reading

RHP Ezequiel Ventura - DSL Phillies

INF Carlos Rondon - released - 2022

C Adony Mejia - FCL Phillies

OF Miguel Tejada Jr - released - 2021 - now playing in independent Pioneer League


2019/2020 signing period International Free Agent Signings of Note :


RHP Jean Hernandez - DSL Phillies

INF Randy Vasquez - FCL Phillies

C Jackie Pertuz - FCL Phillies

RHP Jean Cabrera - Low A Clearwater

RHP Giuseppe Vasquez - FCL Phillies

INF Diego Gonzalez - FCL Phillies

LHP Samuel Aldegheri - 60 Day IL

OF Yhoswar Garcia - 60 Day IL




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