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Instructional League to begin Sept. 24 in Florida

Philadelphia Phillies
Players ranging from ages 16-25 are among the 52 Minor Leaguers who will participate in the Florida Instructional League program in Clearwater, Fla.

Staff reports on Sept. 16 and players work out for the first time at Carpenter Field two days later. Games will be played from Sept. 24 through Oct. 12.

Three 16-year-olds will be making their professional debuts: right-hander Lewis Alezones (11/25/95), infielder Willerkey Isava (1/21/96) and C Deivy Grullon (2/16/96). A fourth, outfielder Jose Pujols, turns 17 on Sept. 29.

The 25-year-old is Tim Kennelly, an eight-year pro who was converted from a catcher to a pitcher this season. Also making a position change in the FIL will be Andrew Pullin, the Gulf Coast League Phillies' leading hitter. The 5th-round selection this summer is moving from the outfield to second base.

Four prized left-handed pitchers will receive individual instructions from Sept. 24-28: Adam Morgan, Austin Wright, Jesse Biddle and Ethan Stewart. None will participate in games.

Benny Looper (assistant general manager, player personnel), Joe Jordan (director, player development), Steve Noworyta (assistant director, player development), Lee McDaniel (director, minor league operations), Ray Robles (administrative assistant, minor league operations) and Joe Cynar (minor league equipment manager).

Mike Compton (field coordinator), Jorge Velandia (assistant FC), Gorman Heimueller (pitching coordinator), Steve Henderson (hitting coordinator), Doug Mansolino (infield coorinator), Andy Abad (outfield/base running coordinator), Andy Tracy (manager), John Mizerock (hitting coach), Carlos Arroyo (pitching CH), Aaron Fultz (pitching CH), Steve Schrenk (pitching CH), Roly DeArmas (instructor).

James Ready (athletic trainer/rehab coordinator), Paul Fournier (strength/conditioning coordinator), Troy Hoffert (athletic trainer), Taka Sakurai (athletic trainer), James Kirkman (athletic trainer), Jason Meredith (strength/conditioning coach), Armando Adame (strength/conditioning intern), Brett Gross (video representative).

Camp Roster (Name, Age, Hometown)

Pitchers (23)
Aizenstadt, Andrew, 23 (Norwell, Mass.)
Alezones, Lewis, 16 (Barinas, Venezuela)
Anderson, Andrew, 18 (Reno, Nev.)
Bielski, Richard, 17 (Garden Grove, Calif.)
Brady, Kevin, 21 (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Cedeno, Erick*, 19 (Romana, DR)
Cooper, Zack, 22 (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
Francisco, Delvy, 19 (Villa Gonzalez, DR)
Garcia, Elniery*, 17 (Cotui, DR)
Giles, Ken, 20 (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Gueller, Mitch, 18 (Rochester, Wash.)
Guth, Jordan, 21 (Onalaska, Wis.)
Hanson, Nick, 20 (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Kennelly, Tim, 25 (Perth, Australia)
Mendez, Ronald, 19 (Anzoategui, Venezuela)
Milner, Hoby*, 21, (Ft. Worth, Tex)
Musser, Jonathan, 20 (Waukee, Iowa)
O'Sullivan, Ryan, 21 (Spring Valley, Calif.)
Stefan, Jeb, 22, (Lafayette, La.)
Therrien, Jesen, 19 (Montreal, Quebec)
Vargas, Franklyn*, 18 (Santo Domingo, DR)
Walter, Kevin, 20 (Westminster, Colo.)
Watson, Shane, 18 (Lakewood, Calif.)

Catchers (6)
Grullon, Deivy, 16 (Bonao, DR)
Lino, Gabriel, 19 (Maracay, Venezuela)
Ludy, Josh, 22 (Waco, Tex.)
Mayorga, Jose, 20 (David Chiriqui, Panama)
Moore, Logan, 20 (Loveland, Colo.)
Numata, Chace, 18 (Pearl City, Hawaii)

Infielders (13)
3B Carmona, William, 21 (Hempstead, N.Y.)
SS Cuicas, William, 17 (Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
SS Green, Zach, 18 (Rocklin, Calif.)
SS Greene, Tyler, 18 (Boca Raton, Fla.)
SS Isava, Willerker, 16 (Margarita, Venezuela)
3B Martinez, Harold, 21 (Mimia, Fla.)
SS Mora, Angelo, 19 (Loma de Cabrera, DR)
SS Olivera, Deiber, 20 (Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
3B Perkins, Cameron, 21 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
2B Pullin, Andrew, 18 (Centralia, Wash.)
SS Quinn, Roman, 18 (Port St. Joe, Fla.)
1B Serritella, Chris, 22 (Glenview, Ill.)
3B Walding, Mitch, 18 (Stockton, Calif.)

Outfielders (10)
Cozens, Dylan, 18 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Golden, Steven, 17 (San Leandro, Calif.)
Greene, Larry, 18 (Nashville, Ga.)
Hiciano, Samuel, 18 (Moca, DR)
Marte, Olvy, 18 (Bonao, DR)
Martinez, Gustavo, 18 (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Pujols, Jose, 16 (Santo Domingo, DR)
Taylor, Zach, 21 (Statesboro, Ga.)
Tocci, Carlos, 17 (Maracay, Venezuela)
Zorilla, Freddy, 17 (La Guiria, Venezuela)

1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted; Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. No games on Sundays. Phillies players will dress and work out at Carpenter Field. Games will be played at Bright House Field. There is no admission charge.

September schedule
24 at Yankees
25 vs. Pirates
27 at Pirates
28 at Blue Jays
29 vs. Blue Jays, 10 a.m.

October schedule
1 vs. Yankees
2 at Pirates
4 at Pirates
5 vs. Blue Jays
6 at Blue Jays, 10 a.m.
9 at Pirates
10 at Blue Jays
11 vs. Pirates
12 vs. Blue Jays, 10 a.m.

Larry Shenk is the vice president of alumni relations for the Philadelphia Phillies.

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