Scenes from Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 9

It was another beautiful day here in Clearwater. After a cold and wet winter, this warm dry March is a wonderful change. 

The one thing that I’ve noticed that’s different from last year is that the atmosphere is lighter and more positive. You see the players with smiles on their faces and a little more bounce in their steps. It seems to be almost the opposite of last season, at least, so far.

Unless you’re someone who’s unnecessarily loquacious, there’s really not a lot that you can say about watching the endless drills of the first week of spring training. So my contribution will be a series of pictures depicting today’s activities.

Jose Taveras

José Taveras tracks down the ball during PFPs-Pitcher Fielding Practice.

 

Zach Green


Zach Green begins to spring for the ball.

 

Deivi Grullon


Deivi Grullon snags the ball from the pitching machine.

Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins makes contact in batting practice.

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez begins long tossing before going into the bullpen.

 

Aaron Brown and Dylan Cozens


Aaron Brown and Dylan Cozens during base running drills.

Alberto Tirado

 
Alberto Tirado pantomimes a toss in PFPs.

  

Evan Crower

 Evan Crower was a quarterback at Stanford University who still had a year of eligibility when he was signed by the Phillies.

Derek Campbell

Derek Campbell gets ready to fire to first.

Matt Imhof

Matt Imhof smiles after a successful throw to first.
 

Christian Marrero

 

Christian Merraro is ready to fly.

  

Drew Stankiewicz

 
  Drew Stankiewicz swings for the fence.

Alexis Rivero

Alexis Rivero tracks down the ball during PFPs.

Mitch Walding

Mitch Walding throws to second. 
 

Jeff Singer

 

Newcomer Jeff Singer played last season for the Camden Riversharks. He looked sharp today.

Baseball Ross and I will be back at it tomorrow, another day in paradise.

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2 thoughts on “Scenes from Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 9

  1. I’m Jeff Singer’s Brother in Law…..we are all proud of his seeing his hard work ethics pay off. One note I would like to point out. During our long toss practices….Jeff would be a football field’s length in distance and his throw would be line driving into my glove. I couldn’t reach him on my throwbacks and yes I was swallowing my pride. The kid has so much talent and he’s poised to unleash every ounce of it. All the best bro!!
    Dan

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