Phillies Add More Non-Roster Invitees

In mid-November, the Phillies invited 12 players to Spring Training as non-roster invitees.  Today they announced seven more NRI’s will join the group for a total of 19.

The previous 12 announced are as follows:

  • Josh Barfield, INF
  • Eddie Bonine, RHP
  • Tagg Bozied, INF/OF
  • Ryan Feierabend, LHP
  • Erik Kratz, C
  • Jeff Larish, INF
  • Dan Meyer, LHP
  • Matt Miller, OF
  • Brandon Moss, OF
  • Pete Orr, INF
  • Juan Perez, LHP
  • Dane Sardinha, C

The additional seven will be:

  • Brian Bass, RHP
  • Tuffy Gosewisch, C
  • Joel Naughton, C
  • Robb Quinlan, INF
  • Michael Schwimer, RHP
  • Michael Stutes, RHP
  • Delwyn Young, INF/OF

Of these seven, Bass, Young and Quinlan had some time in the majors in 2010.  None of the three had much success, although Young finished third in the majors with 16 pinch hits.

Naughton.jpgAs for the minor leaguers, Gosewisch is invited every year to help with catching duties and then sent back to the minors.  The other three have much in common.   Naughton, Schwimer and Stutes, are all 24-years old and they all have great potential.

Naughton hit .308 with five homers and 31 RBI in 51 games for single-A Clearwater in 2010.  He is good with runners in scoring position, hitting .426 in that situation.  But he is also injury-prone, having been on the DL twice in 2010.

Schwimer pitched for both between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2010.  His combined ERA was 2.85 in 48 games and of those, 36 were scoreless appearances.

As for Stutes, between Reading and Lehigh Valley in 2010, he collected three saves, a record of 7-1 and a 3.42 ERA in 53 games.  His career ERA is 3.36 over 93 games with a 22-11 record.


Naughton photo by lakelandlocal on Flickr

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