Three alumni of the Dombrowski-Fuld tandem are currently playing important roles with the Phillies. Ranger Suarez is probably the team’s best pitcher, Connor Brogdon has shuttled between the big club and Triple-A, and Bryson Stott is having a nice middle infield year.
The interesting thing is that the front office tried to write Stott out of the picture coming off a good but not powerful 2022 rookie season. They brought in Turner to replace him at shortstop and Edmundo Sosa to play second. But then Rhys Hoskins got hurt, Sosa had to move to third and second base opened for Stott. Good thing it did.
This season’s rookie class (at least to date) is neither as deep nor as strong. It has only three members, only one of whom is presently on the active roster.
Pitcher McKinley Moore made the team out of spring training, but got pounded in three appearances and was sent back to Lehigh two weeks later.
Outfielder Dalton Guthrie came up May 1, hit .167 in 23 games, and was sold to San Francisco, for whom he presently labors at Frenso.
The survivor is left-handed reliever Christopher Sanchez, who was activated in mid-April, sent down a day later, and recalled in mid-June. Since his return, Sanchez has shown some staying power: a 3.26 ERA in four starts.