For the first time in a Phillies uniform, teenage sensation Andrew Painter will take the mound. There has been tremendous hype building around the club's top prospect ever since his breakout 2022 minor league campaign came to a close.
Five most important Phillies players to watch this spring
Some have speculated that the most important Phillies players to watch involve those battling for the final places in the starting pitching rotation and in the bullpen. While those are certainly interesting, they are nowhere near the most important situations that I will be watching.
Phillies 2023 pre-season top 20 prospects
The Phillies remain an organization looking to build depth of genuine big-league capable talent down through their minor league system.
Phillies Hot Stove: plenty of free agent relief pitching available
While I don't see the Dave Dombrowski devoting big bucks to one of the bigger name, higher-priced pitchers, I do expect at least two or three free agent relievers to become prime targets for a deal at some point during this off-season.