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Phillies minor-league affiliates finalize rosters ahead of opening day


Bryson Stott is one of the Phillies top prospects. (Cheryl Pursell)

For the first time in two seasons, Philadelphia Phillies prospects will get to play in a minor-league season. On Monday, the levels they’ll be playing at were finalized.

The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Double-A Reading Fightin Phils, High-A Jersey Shore BlueClaws and Low-A Clearwater Threshers have all announced their rosters ahead of Tuesday’s opening day.

Top prospect and right-handed pitcher Spencer Howard and former No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak will headline the Lehigh Valley roster. The full roster can be seen here:

Right-handed pitching prospect Francisco Morales will make the jump to Double-A as one of Reading’s most prominent players. Former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel will also be in Reading. The full Fightin Phils roster can be seen here:

Jersey Shore will have strong pitching in its first season as the organization’s High-A affiliate, along with former first-round pick Bryson Stott. Its full roster can be seen here:

2021 first rounder Mick Abel and third rounder Casey Martin will make their professional debuts in Low-A Clearwater. Johan Rojas and Luis Garcia will also be in Clearwater. The full Threshers roster can be seen here:

Each team will be playing its first season since 2019. The 120-game minor-league season will last from this week until mid-September.

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