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Phillies announce 60-man player pool

As was announced last week, Major League Baseball is set to return from hiatus in July with each team permitted to designate a player pool of up to 60 individuals that can play in games.

Via Twitter on Sunday night, the Phillies announced their collection of talent that will be able to take the field in red pinstripes this year.


Included on the Phils' list of player that will be in the big leagues or on the club's taxi squad, are the top two prospects in the organization, righty hurler Spencer Howard and corner infielder Alec Bohm.

Spencer Howard, image- Jay Floyd
Howard, who is known for his fastball that reaches triple digits pitched last year in the Arizona Fall League, where he faced many of baseball's top minor league talents. In six appearances for Scottsdale, the 23-year-old notched a 1-1 record with a 2.11 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP. Additionally, he struck out 27 batters in 21 1/3 innings of work.

Bohm, 23, looked great prior to the pandemic pause to spring training. The Phils' 1st round pick from 2018 posted a .409 average in 13 games.

Other key prospects included on the Phillies' on-field probables list are pitchers Connor Seabold, JoJo Romero, Ramon Rosso, Damon Jones, Connor Brogdon, Addison Russ and Mauricio Llovera along with familiar faces such as catcher Deivy Grullon as well as hurlers Cole Irvin, Enyel De Los Santos and Blake Parker.

The Phillies' announced list has just 53 total names.  This leaves the club with the ability to add players at a later date via free agency, via trade or from within the organization. 

Reported here on this site recently, the Phillies are expected to have their players that aren't active on the big league roster using the Allentown's Coca-Cola Park, home of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, as their primary facility.

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