|5 Philadelphia Phillies to watch in early portion of spring training. The Philadelphia Phillies are just days away from starting the exhibition portion of their spring training schedule, as the team will play 31 games to prepare for their 2024 season. In the early weeks of spring training, plenty of the non-roster invitees and prospects will get an opportunity for significant at-bats. This is an opportunity for the prospects/non-roster invitees/fringe Opening Day roster candidates to show the Phillies what they can do, as some of these players may get called up to the big club over the year. Johan Rojas, Kody Clemens and Weston Wilson had plenty of at-bats in spring training and all ended up significantly contributing to the major league roster last season.
|Phillies working to make bunting a big part of Johan Rojas' game once again. At about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Johan Rojas and Aramis Garcia met Florida Complex League Phillies manager Shawn Williams near the half field at the Phillies' spring training complex. Williams has been working with a few players on bunting drills. The drills don't last long — maybe 10-15 minutes per day — but Williams tries to challenge them. On Tuesday, he fed Rojas and Garcia only fastballs, but he'll soon start showing them a variety of pitches.
|Phillies OF Has Most To Prove in Spring Training. Young Phillies OF Has Most To Prove in Spring Training This Philadelphia Phillies outfielder may have more to prove in spring training than his recent history suggests. Author: Matthew Postins Publish date: Feb 20, 2024 7:00 AM EST In this story: Philadelphia Phillies Johan Rojas' debut in the outfield with the Philadelphia Phillies showed plenty of promise. But, just a year later, he may be in “prove it” mode. MLB.com recently wrote a piece about the players that have the most to prove in spring training. For the Phillies, the site selected Rojas, who is about to start his second season in the Majors. Rojas showed plenty of promise after the Phillies called him up at midseason after injuries
|Will Ceddanne Rafaela be the Opening Day center fielder for the Red Sox?. One year removed from fielding arguably the worst defense in baseball, the Sox seem to be giving serious consideration to opening the year with Rafaela as their primary center fielder. Cora noted that other teams — the Phillies in promoting 22-year-old Johan Rojas from Double A to the big leagues last summer, as well as the Blue Jays with Kevin Kiermaier — have prioritized defense and been willing to live with offensive struggles from a bottom-of-the-order player.
|Phillies Boss Hints Youngster Will Be Starting Center Fielder. Phillies Boss Hints Youngster Will Be Starting Center Fielder on Opening Day The Philadelphia Phillies seem to know who their starting center fielder will be on Opening Day. Author: Brad Wakai Publish date: Feb 10, 2024 6:00 PM EST In this story: Philadelphia Phillies After the 2023 season ended in disappointing fashion, the Philadelphia Phillies were looking at all possible scenarios for how to improve their roster to win their first World Series title since 2008. One of those was potentially starting Johan Rojas out in the minor leagues. This statement from Dave Dombrowski caught a lot of people's attention since Rojas completely changed the Phillies' outfield defense when he made