Mick Abel and the Phillies
The Phillies on Thursday announced 15 non-roster invitees that will attend spring training next month in Clearwater. 

Mick Abel, a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher and the 2020 MLB Draft's 15th overall selection, impressed in the minors last season. Abel made 23 combined starts between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley, tallying 132 strikeouts in 113.1 innings pitched. He holds the 482 batters he faced to a .192 batting average, solidifying his position as the No. 2 prospect in the Phillies' minor league system. 

Ryan Burr, a right-handed pitcher with four major league seasons under his belt, spent 2023 in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. In 66 career major league games (two starts), all with the White Sox, he has a 4.08 ERA (34 ER, 75.0 IP).. 

Carlos De La Cruz, a 24-year-old outfielder, earned Eastern League Postseason All-Star honors with double-A Reading in 2023. Leading the EL in hits (132) and total bases (231), De La Cruz is rated the best power hitter in the Phillies' minor league system by Baseball America. 

Aramis Garcia, a 31-year-old catcher, showcased his offensive prowess with triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2023. Garcia slashed .251/.295/.523 over 53 games, with 25 of his 49 hits going for extra bases. 

Scott Kingery, a 29-year-old infielder/outfielder, stole the spotlight in triple-A Lehigh Valley last season. His .325 on-base percentage and a franchise record of 23 consecutive stolen bases highlight his versatility. 

Matt Kroon, a 27-year-old outfielder, led the Eastern League with a .319 batting average in 2023 with double-A Reading. Promoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley in August, Kroon hit safely in his first 13 games. 

Griff McGarry, a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher, made 17 starts last season, averaging an impressive 12.15 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched. Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Month in July, McGarry is a rising star in the Phillies' pitching arsenal. 

Tyler McKay, a 26-year-old right-handed pitcher, posted a 2.60 ERA in relief last year between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley. 

Tyler Phillips, a towering 6 feet five inches tall right-handed pitcher, made 26 appearances in 2023 between double-A Reading and triple-A Lehigh Valley. Phillips posted a 3.38 ERA over his first seven starts with the IronPigs. 

Nick Podkul, a 26-year-old infielder, had an impactful debut season with double-A Reading, slashing .285/.396/.588. He was promoted to triple-A Lehigh Valley in July and hit .280 (7-25) over eight games with the IronPigs before missing the remainder of the season due to injury. 

Cody Roberts, a 27-year-old catcher, played 72 games last season for double-A Reading, slashing .214/.277/.349. 

José Ruiz, a veteran right-handed pitcher with 212 major league appearances has pitched for the San Diego Padres (2017), Chicago White Sox (2018-23) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2023). 

William Simoneit, a 27-year-old catcher acquired in the Rule 5 draft this past December from Oakland. Over 289 plate appearances in double-A last season he slashed .237/.326/.387 with a .714 OPS and 23 extra-base hits  

Nick Snyder, a 28-year-old right-handed pitcher, did not pitch last season due to a right shoulder injury. Despite the hiatus, He was named the Rangers Minor League Reliever of the Year in 2021.

Cal Stevenson, an outfielder claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, showcased a .437 on-base percentage and a .472 slugging percentage in 56 games for triple-A Lehigh Valley last season.

Pitchers and catchers begin workouts on Feb 14. 

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