With the minor league season set to get started on Tuesday, May 4th, the Phillies' four full-season teams unveiled their initial rosters today.
Of note is the absense of rising infield prospect Kendall Simmons, who is apparently sidelined with an undisclosed injury. The middle infielder was active in spring training action in recent weeks, but was contributing as a designated hitter. He's likely being kept at the Phillies' complex in Florida in order to focus on recovery and limit unnecesary travel.
Also, as reported recently on my Patreon page, pitcher Albertus Barber got a late start to his spring season due to an unspecified nerve issue. He's healthy, but needs to ramp up his efforts in order to get game-ready before he joins a team.
One of the Phils' most promision pitching prospects, Erik Miller, is also absent from these lists. No word yet on what the situation is with this hard throwing 24-year-old, who was ranked as the organization's 5th best prospect this year by this outlet.
Other key prospect names missing include outfielder Simon Muzziotti, infielder Jamari Baylor and lefty hurler Ethan Lindow.
The following are excerpts from team press releases, listing each club's initial roster.