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Phillies Opening Day Roster Named; Some Suprises


Today the Phillies announced their Opening Day roster. The usual players are there but there are a few surprises. For the third time in four years, the Phillies will carry a Rule 5 pick.

Cole Hamels
Roy Halladay
Cliff Lee
Kyle Kendrick
John Lannan

Jonathan Papelbon
Mike Adams
Antonio Bastardo
Chad Durbin
Phillippe Aumont
Jeremy Horst
Raul Valdes

Jimmy Rollins
Chase Utley
Ryan Howard
Michael Young
Kevin Frandsen
Freddy Galvis

John Mayberry
Laynce Nix
Ben Revere
Domonic Brown
Ender Inciarte

Erik Kratz
Humberto Quintero

Restricted: Carlos Ruiz
DL: Delmon Young

Rich will analyze the roster later in his daily roster post. What do you think of te team?


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why do the phils want this inciarte guy? Hes 5'7 160. Has no pop and cant work the count. what do they see in him that they gave stutes roster spot to him?


have not seen him play, but stutes hasnt been impressive either

Carlos Diaz

2013 World Series Champions

james O'Doneel

Where is the "surprises"? We all knew that Inciarte was going to make the roster until D. Young comes off the disabled list, other than that, the roster was pretty set...


Inciarte's listed at 5'10". He's only 22 years old so if not for being a rule 5 pick he'd be in AA. He's more of a prospect than a guy they expect to help them a lot this year. He's got speed and has shown solid on-base ability in the minors.


Is Stutes still not performing as well as he did before his injury?


Inciarte is there to be a pinch runner and defensive sub, I guess. Don't you have to keep Rule 5 guys up all year or they go back to their original team?

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