Sunday, December 23, 2018

Phillies Announce First Round of Non-Roster Invitees

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen #33
 
2017 Topps Heritage #135
 
2018 Choice Lehigh Valley
IronPigs #16
2015 Topps Heritage #667
 
2014 Topps #483
 
On Friday, the Phillies announced their first 7 non-roster invitees who will suit up with numbers in the 60s and 70s in February.  Here's a list of the newest Phillies with a look at their latest mainstream baseball card appearances.

Player (position) - 2018 Organization - Last Major Baseball Card Appearance
1.  Jeremy Bleich (lhp) - Athletics - 2010 Topps Pro Debut #35 (Yankees)
2.  Rob Brantly (c) - Braves/Indians - 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen #33 (Marlins)
3.  Phil Gosselin (inf) - Reds/Braves - 2017 Topps Heritage #135 (Diamondbacks)
4.  Josh Martin (rhp) - Indians - 2012 Bowman Draft Picks #BDPP160 (Indians)
5.  Matt McBride (c-1b) - Phillies - 2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects #MM (Indians)
6.  Gregorio Petit (inf) - Twins - 2015 Topps Heritage #667 (Yankees)
7.  Shane Robinson (of) - Yankees - 2014 Topps #483 (Cardinals)

As I've done the past several years, I also wanted to look back at the crop of 2018 non-roster invitees and show the success ratio the group had in joining the team's major league roster.  Of the 23 players invited to camp last year without a guaranteed roster spot, only 5 actually made the leap to the big club during the season.  I've noted those players below with a "**" next to their names.

Player (position) - 2017 Organization - Last Major Baseball Card Appearance
1.  Pedro Beato (rhp) - Phillies - 2011 Topps Chrome #199 (Mets)
**2.  Pedro Florimon (inf) - Phillies - 2014 Topps #568 (Twins)
3.  Matt McBride (c-1b) - Athletics - 2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects #MM (Indians)
4.  Heiker Meneses (inf) - Red Sox - N/A
5.  Will Middlebrooks (inf) - Rangers - 2017 Topps #46 (Brewers)
6.  Logan Moore (c) - Phillies - 2011 Bowman Draft Chrome Prospects #BDPP44 (Phillies)
7.  Danny Ortiz (of) - Pirates - 2017 Topps Update #US30 (Pirates)
**8.  Mitch Walding (inf) - Phillies - N/A
9.  Edgar Cabral (c) - Phillies - N/A
**10.  Enyel De Los Santos (rhp) - Padres - 2016 Topps Heritage Minors League #60 (Padres)
11.  Tom Eshelman (rhp) - Phillies - 2017 Topps Pro Debut Promo Night Uniform #PN-50N (Phillies)
12.  J.D. Hammer (rhp) - Rockies/Phillies - N/A
13.  Cole Irvin (lhp) - Phillies - 2016 Bowman Draft #BD-4 (Phillies)
**14.  Scott Kingery (inf) - Phillies - 2017 Bowman Draft #BD-114 (Phillies)
15.  Brandon Leibrandt (lhp) - Phillies - N/A
16.  Andrew Pullin (of) - Phillies - 2012 Bowman Draft Picks #BDPP59 (Phillies)
17.  Francisco Rodriguez (rhp) - Tigers/Nationals - 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen #185 (Tigers)
18.  Adam Rosales (inf) - Athletics/Diamondbacks - 2017 Topps #377 (Athletics)
19.  Ryan Flaherty (2b) - Orioles - 2017 Topps #314 (Orioles)
20.  Collin Cowgill (of) - Padres - 2015 Topps Update #US385 (Angels)
21.  Nick Rickles (c) - Nationals/Phillies - N/A
**22.  Drew Hutchison (rhp) - Pirates - 2016 Topps #343 (Blue Jays)
23.  Fernando Abad (lhp) - Red Sox - 2016 Topps Heritage #613 (Twins)

1 comment:

wileybb said...

You do such a thorough job of providing information on the many players who come and go throughout the year before, during, and after the season. Its always interesting to see the collection of minor league vets who are assembled each year to mostly man the AAA roster. Boy, those guys jump around, dont they?