The Philadelphia Phillies recently sent the majority of their prospects training with the major league roster over to their minor league camp, and have just 18 games remaining before the team heads north for Opening Day.
At this point, it’s time for players to narrow down their lists of which areas still need work before the start of the season. For some players, only a few weeks remain to even earn a spot on the major league roster.
The Phillies’ camp has featured a little bit of everything this spring.
Some players have shined bright while others are still looking for a spark, and some prospects provided optimism for the future while others left much to be desired.
Basically, it’s had all the characteristics of a typical spring training camp.
Since pitchers and catchers first reported nearly a month ago, the Phillies have had their share of surprise performances from players. A few busts here and there so far and, thankfully, few injuries that are still lingering.
The Phils must now hope that two of these three trends continue into the regular season.
This list features only players who either appeared in the major leagues last season, or who were projected as having a chance to make the major league roster out of spring training this season.
With three weeks to go until Opening Day, here is an update on the surprises, busts and injuries at Phillies camp.