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Notes from Phils fall instructs

Subscribers of my Patreon site have gotten some details from the Phillies' Fall Instructs in recent days.  

The Florida Instructional League is an annual month-long off-season combine that will feature workouts as well as practices and regularly pits players from different organizations against one another in exhibition games.  This year's version in a pandemic impacted world won't see different teams facing one another, but the Phillies' players will see exhibition competition, as the organization is slated to have some intrasquad games in the coming weeks.

Players that are currently in Clearwater, FL seeing some long overdue time on the field include this year's first round draft selection Mick Abel.  The high school hurler inked a deal for over $4 million dollars after  being taken with the 15th overall pick in June.

Francisco Morales, image- Jay Floyd
Highly touted Venezuelan pitcher Francisco Morales is also in attendance.  The 20-year-old right-hander entered the 2020 season as the organization's 3rd ranked prospect.  He competed at Class A Lakewood last season and would have been part of the Class A Advanced Clearwater staff to open the season this year, if the season would have happened.  

Righty Joel Cesar is also in Clearwater.  He's the player-to-be-named-later that the Phils acquired from the Pirates in the deal for Austin Davis.  The 24-year-old has pitched as high as the Double-A Eastern League, with Altoona, in 2019.

Other well known pitchers participating in Phils fall instructs include Bailey Falter, Nick Fanti, Erik Miller, Dom Pipkin, Ben Brown and Jack Perkins.  

Outfielder Matt Vierling, who saw some action with the big league club in spring training this year, is in attendance.  Vierling, a Notre Dame product, was the Phillies' 5th round draft pick in 2018.  The righty batting 24-year-old would have been part of the Double-A Reading Fightins this year.  

Simon Muzziotti, Jhailyn Ortiz, Johan Rojas and Baron Radcliffe are also among the outfielders taking part in instructs.  

Promising infielders Kendall Simmons, Luis Garcia, Jamari Baylor and Jonathan Guzman are all in attendance as well.

Edgar Cabral, Herbert Iser and Andrick Nava are among the catchers present.

For the complete roster of players, have a look at my instructs post over on Patreon.  Subscribers get access to exclusive interviews and early access to other news and notes from the Phillies developmental ranks.

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