Saturday, January 20, 2018

Kingery, 7 Other Prospects Invited to Spring Training

2017 Choice Lakewood
BlueClaws #7
2017 Topps Pro Debut Promo
Night Uniform #PN-50N
2017 Grandstand Reading
Fightin Phils Update #35
2017 Topps Heritage
Minors #15
2017 Choice Reading Fightin
Phils Theme Night #24
2017 Grandstand Reading
Fightin Phils #17
On Wednesday, the Phillies added eight prospects to their list of non-roster invitees to spring training.  These eight join the previously announced 10 players from early January.  Scott Kingery is perhaps the most interesting name on the list, as the infielder could be the team's second baseman of the future.  Kingery and outfielder Andrew Pullin are appearing as non-roster invitees for the second year in a row.  Rather than go through the career accolades of these players, I wanted to take a look at their available baseball cards.

Edgar Cabral (c) - It appears as if Cabral's only baseball card appearance to date is in the 2017 Lakewood BlueClaws team set.

Enyel De Los Santos (rhp) - Acquired in December from the Padres for Freddy Galvis, he has a card in the 2016 Topps Heritage Minors set.

Tom Eshelman (rhp) - Acquired in December 2015 from the Astros as part of the Ken Giles deal, Eshelman's first major baseball card can be found within the 2015 Bowman Draft set.  He appeared on a bunch of 2016 Phillies minor league cards but had only one 2017 card, within the Topps Pro Debut Promo Night Uniforms insert set.

J.D. Hammer (rhp) - Other than appearances in Rockies minor league sets, Hammer hasn't had any mainstream baseball cards to date.  He was acquired in July as part of the return for Pat Neshek.

Cole Irvin (lhp) - Irvin can be found within the 2016 Bowman Draft set and in various Phillies minor league team sets from the past two years.

Scott Kingery (inf) - Kingery first appeared in the 2015 Bowman Draft set and his cards are readily available in Bowman and Topps minor league issues from the past two years.

Brandon Leibrandt (lhp) - Leibrandt's few cards can be found within the 2015 Clearwater Threshers team set and all three 2017 Reading Fightin Phils team sets.

Andrew Pullin (of) - Pullin is the veteran of this bunch, having appeared on Phillies baseball cards since 2012 when he received a Bowman Draft card.  He's been appearing in Phillies minor league team sets every year since then.

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.  Eric Fryer (c) - Cardinals - 2011 Bowman Draft #36 (Pirates)
4.  Steve Geltz (rhp) - Dodgers - 2012 Topps Heritage Minors Real One Autograph #ROA-SG (Angels)
5.  Matt McBride (c-1b) - Athletics - 2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects #MM (Indians)
6.  Heiker Meneses (inf) - Red Sox - N/A
7.  Will Middlebrooks (inf) - Rangers - 2017 Topps #46 (Brewers)
8.  Logan Moore (c) - Phillies - 2011 Bowman Draft Chrome Prospects #BDPP44 (Phillies)
9.  Danny Ortiz (of) - Pirates - 2017 Topps Update #US30 (Pirates)
10.  Mitch Walding (inf) - Phillies - N/A
11.  Edgar Cabral (c) - Phillies - N/A
12.  Enyel De Los Santos (rhp) - Padres - 2016 Topps Heritage Minors League #60
13.  Tom Eshelman (rhp) - Phillies - 2017 Topps Pro Debut Promo Night Uniform #PN-50N
14.  J.D. Hammer (rhp) - Rockies/Phillies - N/A
15.  Cole Irvin (lhp) - Phillies - 2016 Bowman Draft #BD-4
16.  Scott Kingery (inf) - Phillies - 2017 Bowman Draft #BD-114
17.  Brandon Leibrandt (lhp) - Phillies - N/A
18.  Andrew Pullin (of) - Phillies - 2012 Bowman Draft Picks #BDPP59

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A bunch of seemingly familiar names in this group... Turns out that Brandon Leibrandt is the son of former Royal/Red/Brave Charlie Leibrandt. If Tom Eshelman is related to former Red Sox pitcher Vaughn Eshelman, or if Tom Kingery is related to former journeyman Mike Kingery, I haven't found the connection.

Also, Heiker Meneses is probably not related to recently departed actress Heather Menzies.