Dylan Cozens Among Phillies Prospects Reassigned in Camp Cuts

Feb 26, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Groins (17) waits for the ball as Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dylan Cozens (77) slides into second base on a steal attempt in the second inning of the spring training game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 26, 2017; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Groins (17) waits for the ball as Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Dylan Cozens (77) slides into second base on a steal attempt in the second inning of the spring training game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cozens is one of the Phillies top ten prospects after a breakout season in Reading

Opening Day is weeks away and the Phillies are continuing to trim their way down to the 25-man roster.

Dylan Cozens, Victor Arano, Elniery Garcia, Drew Anderson, and Alberto Tirado have officially been reassigned to minor league camp, leaving the Phillies with 53 men in major league camp.

Cozens will be the most recognizable name for Philadelphia fans after the 22-year-old hit 40 home runs with Double-A Reading last season.

Against more major league pitching in spring training Cozens struggled to produce at the plate, managing only four hits in 21 at-bats with no home runs.

Anderson made a case for making the jump from Single-A to the show after finishing last year with a 2.70 ERA for Lakewood and Clearwater. In two games in spring training Anderson impressed with seven strikeouts in five innings, but gave up two bad home runs.

Look for Anderson to be a rising star in the organization this year.

Elniery Garcia may be among the Phils top pitching prospects but he showed a lot of room for improvement. In 4.2 innings Garcia walked seven batters and allowed seven runs.

Alberto Tirado entered spring training with the possibility of sneaking onto the 25-man roster but had limited opportunities.

Tirado finished 3.2 innings with a 6.00 ERA with two strikeouts, but started off a nice double play against his former team.

Expect more roster cuts to come across the wire as Phils Opening Day gets closer and closer.

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