In something of an annual winter tradition here on Beerleaguer, it is with great pleasure to copy/paste the list of 2007 Phillies non-roster spring training invitees. Here they are, in glorious publication-ready form.
Andrew Beattie, inf: Beattie, 29, spent 2006 with Triple-A Sacramento and hit .269 with six home runs and 30 RBI in just 44 games due to an injury to his left thumb. Born in Philadelphia, Beattie had his best season in 2002, when he hit a combined 21 home runs and had 81 RBI in 135 games for Stockton and Chattanooga.
Joe Bisenius, rhp: Bisenius went 8-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 51 combined games between single-A Clearwater and double-A Reading in 2006. The 24-year-old compiled 95 strikeouts in 84.0 innings (10.2 SO/9.0 IP). Bisenius was originally a 12th-round selection by the Phillies in the 2004 draft.
Ron Calloway, of: A veteran of 10 professional seasons, Calloway hit .288 with four home runs and 49 RBI in 114 games for triple-A Pawtucket in 2006. The 30-year-old spent 2003 and part of 2004 with the Expos where he compiled a .224 average with 10 home runs and 62 RBI in 172 major league games.
Ryan Cameron, rhp: Cameron, 29, went to camp with the Phillies last spring and spent the season with triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he went 6-2 with seven saves and a 3.19 ERA in 45 games (one start). He also pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in the International League playoffs.
Jim Crowell, lhp: Crowell has spent four of the past five seasons in the Phillies organization, including 2006, when he went 2-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 40 appearances (7 starts) for triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Crowell, 32, pitched in four games for the Phillies in 2004 and two games for the Reds in 1997.
Kane Davis, rhp: Davis, 31, pitched in 13 games for Somerset of the independent Atlantic League in 2006, going 0-0 with a 4.20 ERA. He has appeared in 96 major league games for the Indians, Brewers, Rockies and Mets. In 2000, Davis pitched in five games for Cleveland under manager Charlie Manuel.
Kyle Drabek, rhp: The first-round selection by the Phillies in the 2006 draft, Drabek made his professional debut with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Phillies this past summer and compiled a 1-3 record with a 7.71 ERA in six starts. The 19-year-old is the son of former major league pitcher Doug Drabek.
John Ennis, rhp: Ennis has spent the last three seasons in Detroit's minor league system, splitting 2006 between triple-A Toledo and double-A Erie. He went 2-4 with 13 saves and a 2.71 ERA in 46 games. Ennis, 27, spent part of the 2002 season with the Braves (0-0, 4.50) and part of 2004 with the Tigers (0-0, 8.44 ERA).
Jeff Farnsworth, rhp: Farnsworth, 31, went 7-3 with a 4.71 ERA in 48 appearances for triple-A Charlotte this past season. He spent the 2002 season in the major leagues with Detroit, going 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA in 44 games for the Tigers.
Greg Golson, of: Golson was the Phillies' first-round selection in the 2004 draft (21st overall). He batted a combined .233 with 13 home runs, 48 RBI and 30 stolen bases for single-A Lakewood and single-A Clearwater in 2006. Golson, 21, also hit for the cycle on August 28 at Bright House Networks Field.
Tim Gradoville, c: Gradoville has spent five seasons in the Phillies' minor league system after being selected by the club in the 37th round of the 2002 draft. He was limited to just 36 games in 2006 between triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and double-A Reading after breaking his jaw on a pitched ball. The 26-year-old hit a combined .252 with one home run and 12 RBI and led all Eastern League catchers in caught stealing percentage (52.9%, 18-for-34). Gradoville had his contract purchased by the Phillies in September, but did not appear in a major league game.
J.A. Happ, lhp: Happ made starts at three different levels for the Phillies in 2006, going a combined 10-9 with a 2.69 ERA in 26 starts at single-A Clearwater, double-A Reading and triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. A third-round selection by the Phillies in the 2004 draft, Happ, 24, struck out 162 batters in 160.2 innings (9.1 SO/9.0 IP).
Jason Hill, c: Hill split last season between triple-A Portland (Padres) and double-A Carolina (Marlins), hitting a combined .232 with three home runs and 33 RBI in 69 games. In addition to catching, the 29-year-old played 15 games at first base and three games in the outfield. In 2005, he batted .296 with 18 home runs and 75 RBI in 118 minor league games.
Jason Jaramillo, c: Jaramillo will be in big league camp for the second straight spring. He spent the 2006 season with double-A Reading, where he hit .248 with six home runs and 39 RBI. The 24-year-old also played for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the AFL's All-Prospect Team after hitting .379 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 17 games.
Brennan King, 3b: Originally a second-round selection by the Dodgers in the 1999 draft, King, 25, played for triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2006. He hit .261 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI in 97 games for the Red Barons, including hitting a natural cycle on July 14, capping it off with a grand slam.
Lou Marson, c: The fourth-round selection by the Phillies in the 2004 draft, Marson is invited to his first major league camp. For single-A Lakewood this past season, the 20-year-old hit .243 with 16 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 39 RBI in 104 games, helping the club to the South Atlantic League championship.
Brian Mazone, lhp: Mazone spent the 2006 season in the Phillies organization, going a combined 14-6 with a 2.11 ERA in 26 starts with double-A Reading and triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mazone, 30, led the International League in ERA (2.03) and tied for second in wins (13).
Randall Simon, 1b: Simon made his return to the major leagues this past season with the Phillies after being acquired from Texas in a trade. He appeared in 23 September games for the Phils, exclusively as a pinch-hitter (.238, 5-for-21). In his major league career, Simon, 31, is a .283 hitter with 49 home runs and 237 RBI in 537 games for the Braves, Tigers, Pirates, Cubs, Devil Rays and Phillies.
Dusty Wathan, c: Wathan returns for a second spring with the Phillies. The 33-year-old hit .239 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 80 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, including two extra-inning walk-off homers. Wathan has appeared in three major league games in his career, all with Kansas City in 2002.