CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Austin Hyatt will start Wednesday's exhibition against Florida State at 1:05 p.m. ET, but he isn't the only young pitcher who will get a look against the Seminoles.
The Phillies also have Jake Diekman, Jeremy Horst, Michael Schwimer, Joe Savery, J.C. Ramirez, B.J. Rosenberg and Phillippe Aumont scheduled to face the Seminoles. The Phils have a lot of young pitchers in camp, and while it will be difficult for them to make the Opening Day roster, a few of them could see time in the big leagues this season.
It's a talented group.
"We've got some young guys in this camp with higher upside than we've had in the past," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "We talk about Aumont and [Justin] De Fratus. We've also got talent in guys like Schwimer and Joe Savery. And, of course, we've added some guys with experience in the big leagues, with [Joel] Pineiro, [David] Purcey, [Scott] Elarton, [Dave] Bush and Dontrelle [Willis]. Our inventory has gotten a lot deeper."