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The Phillies will meet up against some of their top prospects in games in Reading and Philadelphia

26 Phillies prospects will all be teammates for two games when they face their major league counterparts Thursday in Reading and again Saturday in Philadelphia to wrap up the preseason.

It's been a long time since the Phillies had as many prospects in the organization as they do now. Two Futures Games give the organization an opportunity to showcase some of those young players and also gives them the chance to play at Citizens Bank Park. Plus, the series will make a stop in Reading as part of the 50th season of the Phillies Double-A affiliate being in Reading.

On Thursday night, both Zach Eflin and Mark Appel will get to pitch for the Prospects Team against the Phillies roster, which still hasn't been completely hammered out. Friday night, the Phillies will play the Baltimore Orioles at Citizens Bank Park, before welcoming the Prospects Team to what may eventually be their home ballpark. Jake Thompson and Ricardo Pinto will pitch on Saturday. Thursday's game in Reading is scheduled for just seven innings.

The list of players making up the Prospects Team was released Wednesday and features some of the best in the organization.

Pitchers: Mark Appel, Victor Arano, Zach Eflin, Miguel Nunez, Ricardo Pinto, Edubray RamosJoely RodriguezJake ThompsonTom Windle

Catchers: Jorge AlfaroAndrew Knapp

Infielders: Malquin Canelo, J.P. CrawfordRhys HoskinsTommy JosephScott KingeryAngelo MoraBrock Stassi, Jesmuel Valentin, Mitch Walding

Outfielders: Aaron Brown, Dylan CozensAndrew PullinRoman Quinn, Carlos Tocci, Nick Williams

Reading manager Dusty Wathan will manage the prospects team, with Frank Cacciatore serving as the hitting coach and Dave Lundquist serving as the team's pitching coach.


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