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Phillies announce 2022 Opening Day roster vs. A’s

Let’s go for the 2022 Philadelphia Phillies.

A year after winning 82 games and missing the playoffs for the 10th straight season, the Phillies are looking to end the longest active drought in the National League playoffs.

The team that will be looking to end this drought was officially announced ahead of Philadelphia’s opener against the A’s.

Here’s the 2022 Phillies Opening Day roster, which has 28 members instead of the usual 26. This will be the case for at least a few weeks due to the shortened spring training due to the offseason lockdown.

Pitchers (15): Lefties – José Alvarado, Bailey Falter, Brad Hand, Damon Jones, Cristopher Sánchez and Ranger Suárez. Right-handers – Connor Brogdon, Seranthony Domínguez, Zach Eflin, Jeurys Familia, Kyle Gibson, Corey Knebel, Nick Nelson, Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler.

Seekers (2): JT Realmuto and Garrett Stubbs.

Infielders (6): Alec Bohm, Johan Camargo, Didi Gregorius, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura and Bryson Stott.

Outfielders (5): Nick Castellanos, Bryce Harper, Mickey Moniak, Kyle Schwarber and Matt Vierling.

The biggest changes to the Phillies’ pitching staff for 2022 come in the bullpen, where Brand Hand, Seranthony Dominguez and Jeurys Familia will pitch past new closest Corey Knebel.

The starting rotation, which played a key role in the Phillies’ 82-game win last season, returns all five starting pitchers from a year ago with Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler at the top of the rotation. The Phillies hope to have Kyle Gibson, Zach Eflin and Ranger Suarez all year as Gibson came in a trade and the latter two spent time on the injured list.

Top 2021 contributors Bryce Harper, NL MVP, JT Realmuto and Rhys Hoskins are back for 2022, and there are also some new faces on the roster who should help the Phillies’ roster be one of the best in the game. baseball.

As for the young players, the headliners are top prospect Bryson Stott, a top 50 prospect in all of baseball who will start at third base on the Philiies’ opening day, and Matt Vierling, a rookie of 2021 which will have the start. on opening day in center field. Those two will join Harper and free agent additions Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellano to help bolster the Phillies’ roster.

Here is the opening day schedule:

The Mariners will be without 2016 No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniack, who is out with a broken wrist and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Simon Muzziotti replaces on the roster and will provide depth in the middle, but has only played in a handful of games over the A ball in his professional career.

Phillies MVP: Bryce Harper

Phillies Cy Young: Ranger Suarez

Phillies wins: 88

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