Friday, November 23, 2012

Four Additions to the 40-Man Roster

2012 Grandstand Clearwater Threshers #7, 2012 Topps Pro Debut #129 and
2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP142

In advance of the upcoming Rule 5 Draft, to be held on December 6th, the Phillies have added four top prospects to their 40-man roster.  As of this writing, their are 38 players on the roster, leaving just two spots up for grabs.

Zach Collier (of) - Collier spent 2012 with High-A Clearwater, where he batted .269 with 6 home runs and 32 RBIs.  He's had cards in the 2008 Bowman Draft and 2008 Bowman Sterling sets, along with a number of Phillies minor league issues.

Ethan Martin (rhp) - Martin came to the Phillies as part of the Shane Victorino deal with the Dodgers.  Upon joining Double-A Reading, Martin went 5-0 with a 3.18 ERA.  He was most recently featured in the 2011 Bowman Chrome and Topps Debut sets, and he's still waiting for his first official Phillies minor league card.

Trevor May (rhp) - By all accounts one of the top prospects in the organization, May struggled at Double-A Reading last season.  He finished with a 10-13 mark and a high 4.87 ERA.  May was all over the Topps minor league releases last season, appearing in the Bowman Platinum, Topps Heritage Minor League and Topps Pro Debut sets.

Jonathan Pettibone (rhp) - Pettibone earned a promotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after posting a 9-7 record and a 3.30 in 19 starts with the Reading Phillies.  Once with the IronPigs, Pettibone continued his success, going 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 7 starts.  His first mainstream card was included in the 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects set.

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