Tuesday, November 21, 2017

40-Man Roster Additions/Subtractions

2017 Grandstand
Clearwater Threshers #8
2017 Bowman
Prospects #BP41
2017 Choice
Lakewood BlueClaws #26
2017 Topps
Pro Debut #91
On Monday, all 30 teams worked to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft.  The Phillies completely overhauled their roster a year ago, dropping three players and adding 11.  There wasn't that much activity this year as the team dropped three players and added five.  Here's a look at the players involved in the roster shuffling along with some baseball card notes for the new additions.

Dropped from 40-Man Roster
  • Mark Appel (rhp) - Former 1st round pick of the Astros and acquired as part of the Ken Giles trade.  Appel has had his prior two seasons ended prematurely due to arm injuries.
  • Elniery Garcia (lhp) - Garcia sticks with the organization, as he was simply outrighted to the IronPigs.
  • Alberto Tirado (rhp) - Part of the return in the Ben Revere deal.
Added to 40-Man Roster
  • Seranthony Dominguez (rhp) - Has appeared in the 2016 Crosscutters and 2017 Threshers minor league team sets.
  • Franklyn Kilome (rhp) - One of the organization's top pitching prospects, I already have 11 of his cards in my collection from various Bowman and Topps releases.
  • Ranger Suarez (lhp) - Appears in the 2016 Crosscutters and the 2017 BlueClaws minor league team sets.
  • Jose Taveras (rhp) - Along with cards in the Phillies minor league team sets, Taveras appeared in the Topps Pro Debut and Topps Heritage Minor League sets this past season.  He also already has a Chachi card to his name, having appeared in the 2016 Chachi BlueClaws Signing Autographs limited edition set.
  • Engelb Vielma (inf) - The Phillies claimed Vielma off waivers from the Giants on Monday afternoon.  Primarily a shortstop, Vielma spent the past six seasons in the Twins organization and to date he's only appeared in Twins minor league team sets.
2018 Chachi New Additions #1
With his addition to the 40-man roster, Vielma becomes the first card in the 2018 Chachi New Additions set.  This insert set, released between now and opening day, will feature players new to the organization and added to the 40-man roster throughout the winter/early spring.

Memory Lane
2009 Additions - Quintin Berry, Yohan Flande and Jesus Sanchez
2010 Additions - Cesar Hernandez, Matt Rizzotti, Harold Garcia, Freddy Galvis and Justin De Fratus*
2011 Additions - Phillippe Aumont, Jake Diekman, Tyson Gillies and Sebastian Valle
2012 Additions - Zach Collier, Ethan Martin, Trevor May and Jonathan Pettibone
2013 Additions - Aaron Altherr, Kelly Dugan, Tommy Joseph and Rob Rasmussen
2014 Additions - Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan and Nefi Ogando
2015 Additions - Jimmy Cordero, Roman Quinn and Edubray Ramos
2016 Additions - 11 prospects
2017 Additions - Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome, Ranger Suarez, Jose Taveras, Engelb Vielma

*Somehow I skipped doing a post for the 2010 40-man roster additions.


Anonymous said...

My reaction to the 2018 Chachi design can best be expressed through the following maniacal giggle: "Hee hee hee HEEEEEEE hee hee heeeeeeeeee!!!!"

Jim said...

Haha! It's going to be fun!