After shocking everyone last postseason by running through the competition as the sixth seed in the National League playoffs, the Philadelphia Phillies don't have the element of surprise this year. What they do have as they attempt to repeat that journey, albeit with a happier ending, is a roster full of experienced, game-breaking stars and talented youngsters.
Now, with the start of the MLB playoffs mere hours away, Rob Thomson and the Phillies have announced their roster for their Wild Card matchup with the Miami Marlins.
In case you missed it, we have everything you need to know about the series, including dates and times of all the games and where you can watch and listen to the Phillies as they start their playoff run.
Philadelphia Phillies playoff roster 2023: NL Wild Card lineup and rotation
Teams are limited to 26 players for the postseason. The Phillies will head into the first round of the MLB playoffs against the Marlins with 14 position players and 12 pitchers on the roster.
If there's an injury, that player can be replaced, with permission from the Commissioner's Office, but is ineligible for the rest of the round and the following round. It's worth noting that a pitcher can only be replaced by another pitcher, and a position player can only be replaced by another position player.
Here is the official Wild Card roster:
Not much surprise here, all the names you're expecting to see plus the fringe players who made the cut, like Weston Wilson and Cristian Pache.
As Rob Thomson announced earlier, Zack Wheeler will lead the starting rotation in Game 1, with Aaron Nola getting the nod in Game 2. Who will take the ball if a third and deciding contest is needed? Ranger Suárez is a good bet, with Taijuan Walker and Cristopher Sánchez headed to the bullpen for extra length.