By Sam Bush
The Phillies have made their first decision of the 2020 season 2.0:
Their 53-man roster
Starting pitchers (11): Jake Arrieta, Enyel De Los Santos, Zach Eflin, Spencer Howard, Cole Irvin, Aaron Nola, Nick Pivetta, Ranger Suárez, Vince Velasquez, Zack Wheeler
Howard (MLB Pipeline’s No. 34 overall prospect) will likely make his big league debut in 2020, but he will not open the season with the team because of service time considerations.
Catchers (3): Deivy Grullón, Andrew Knapp, J.T. Realmuto
It seems a little light, at least compared to the other National League East teams.
Infielders (10): Alec Bohm (above), Logan Forsythe, Phil Gosselin, Didi Gregorius, Josh Harrison, Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery, Jean Segura, Ronald Torreyes, Neil Walker
Bohm (MLB Pipeline’s No. 30 overall prospect) is the most interesting name here. The smart bet is that he makes his big league debut this season. It is unlikely, however, that he makes the 30-man Opening Day roster because of service time considerations. But Bohm can hit, so he makes sense as a designated hitter and occasional corner infielder.
Outfielders (9): Jay Bruce, Kyle Garlick, Bryce Harper, Adam Haseley, Mikie Mahtook, Nick Martini, Andrew McCutchen, Roman Quinn, Nick Williams