Reading Fightin Phils announce 2024 preliminary roster

Apr. 1—The Reading Fightin Phils will begin the 2024 season on Friday with four of Philadelphia's top 30 prospects on the roster.

Reading announced its preliminary roster on Monday, which is highlighted by several top prospects: outfielder Gabriel Rincones Jr. (ranked as the No. 10 prospect in the Phillies farm system by MLB Pipeline), outfielder Carlos De La Cruz (No. 13), catcher Caleb Rickets (No. 21) and Robert Moore (No. 26).

Of the four prospects, De La Cruz is the only one who played for Reading last season. He posted a .259 batting average with 24 home runs and 67 RBIs in 129 games with the Fightin Phils.

The roster includes one player with major league experience: Beau Burrows. The right-handed pitcher appeared in six games with Detroit from 2020-21 and five games with Minnesota in 2021.

Fightin Phils preliminary roster

Pitchers (16): RHP Konnor Ash, RHP Andrew Baker, RHP Beau Burrows, RHP Efrain Contreras, RHP Carlos Francisco, LHP Tristan Garnett, RHP Zach Haake, RHP Max Lazar, LHP Jordi Martinez, RHP Tommy McCollum, RHP Mitch Neunborn, LHP Matt Osterberg, RHP Robinson Pina, RHP Matt Russell, RHP Andrew Schultz, LHP Lachlan Wells

Catchers (3): Arturo De Freitas, Caleb Ricketts, Carson Taylor

Infielders (7): Bryce Ball, Jim Haley, Casey Martin, Robert Moore, Trevor Schwecke, Kendall Simmons, William Simoneit

Outfielders (4): Carlos De La Cruz, Marcus Lee Sang, Baron Radcliff, Gabriel Rincones Jr.