Phillies vs. Florida State: Who To Watch For

The Phillies and Florida State were supposed to play Tuesday night, but rain forced the cancellation of the game. Had they played, here are some of the young prospects from both sides that would have faced off against each other.

Joe Savery - The Phillies starter was pitching in the college ranks this time last year and was one of the top prospects in the game. Now, he's in camp with the Phillies - primarily because his contract says he has to be - and will get the start against Florida State. Savery will likely pitch at Lakewood to start the season, but could skip over the Low-A level and move to Double-A Clearwater if he has a good spring.

J.A. Happ - Happ will follow Savery to the mound against FSU. He made one start for the Phillies last season and got slapped around and then struggled at Triple-A Ottawa. The 26 year old left-hander needs a bounce back season and it begins against FSU.

Josh Outman - He may be the next pitcher ready for the majors. Last season, Outman pitched very well for Clearwater last season and stepped up to Double-A Reading where he struggled a little. He'll likely be back at Reading this year and could be an emergency start away from pitching for the Phillies.

Carlos Carrasco - The Phillies insist that they won't rush him to the majors, but don't count out the possibility that he'll be with the club either late this season or early next season. Carrasco is simply a stud pitcher and will be ready to go against FSU.

Joe Bisenius - Bisenius threw two shutout innings for the Phillies last season and has a very outside shot at making the bullpen squad in 2008. It's more likely that he'll be on the Phillies speed dial should they have an injury and need a reliever. Speaking of which, Bisenius would have a better shot at making the club if Brad Lidge isn't ready for the season opener.

Florida State

Buster Posey (catcher) - Posey has a short, powerful swing and well above average defensive skills at a key position. The Phillies have a lot of good young catchers and Posey will likely be gone by the time the Phillies make their first pick.

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