Last year's top pick Joe Savery starts tonight’s exhibition game against the Florida State Seminoles, followed by Carlos Carrasco, Joe Bisenius, Josh Outman and J.A. Happ. Game time is 7:05 p.m. in Clearwater.
Top 100 Prospects: Tonight’s opener coincides with the annual release of Baseball America’s Top 100 prospects list. Three Phillies made the cut. Carrasco, a right-hander who will be 21 this season, ranked highest at 54, followed by 20-year-old second baseman Adrian Cardenas at 76 and Savery at 90. Outman missed the cut, but received a high vote of 103 among writers. Former prospects Matt Maloney, Mike Costanzo and Michael Bourn were mentioned, but were left out of the top 100. Gio Gonzalez, now with the As, ranked 26. Overall, the Phils are a little thin in the high-ceiling prospect department in the eyes of Baseball America, especially position talent.
Listen live! Tonight’s game is available through streaming FSU radio. [Link]