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15 Dark Horses Who Could Win a Phillies Roster Spot on Opening Day
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As a veteran team, the Philadelphia Phillies don't have many openings on their 25-man roster this spring. Forecasting what the club will look like on Opening Day, barring injuries, isn't too much of a challenge. 

Even in positions where the spot is realistically up for grabs there are players who are favorites to come out on top. The Phillies need two corner outfielders, and Domonic Brown and Darin Ruf are strong favorites to make the club. Names like Phillippe Aumont, Justin De Fratus and Jeremy Horst are early favorites in the bullpen. 

But things can change in a hurry during spring training. Players can get off to a hot start and win the favor of the coaching staff. The next thing you know, they're on the Opening Day roster. 

There aren't likely to be many—if any at all—of those players this spring, but there are a few names to keep an eye on. The following slideshow will take a look at some of the camp's "dark-horse" candidates to make the roster on Opening Day.

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