2008 Reading Phillies Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 53-89
Finished 6th in the EL's Southern Division
Manager: P. J. Forbes (53-89)
Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: First Energy Stadium
Attendance: 436,789, Avg. 6,423 in 68 home dates
2008 Reading Phillies Statistics

The Reading Phillies of the Eastern League ended the 2008 season with a record of 53 wins and 89 losses, finishing sixth in the league's Southern Division.

The Phillies scored 644 runs and conceded 808 runs, most in the circuit. Neil Sellers led Reading with 19 home runs, while Brad Harman and Jeremy Slayden walloped 20 or more, too. Jeremy Slayden accounted for 81 RBI and topped hitters with significant playing time by hitting .298. Fabio Castro paced the team with 8 wins, and Carlos Carrasco registered a 4.33 earned run average, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 2008 Reading Phillies who spent time in the Majors during their careers included J. D. Durbin, Sergio Escalona, Adam Eaton, Pedro Feliz, Jason Donald, Greg Golson, Travis Dawkins, Antonio Bastardo, Drew Carpenter, Carlos Carrasco, Fabio Castro, Joe Bisenius, Jason Anderson, Tyson Brummett, Shane Victorino, R. J. Swindle, Rich Thompson, Joe Valentine, Shane Youman, Josh Outman, Brett Myers, Lou Marson, Zack Segovia, Jason Kershner and Brad Harman.

P. J. Forbes served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jason AndersonLRJune 9, 19796'0"188Danville, IL US
Luke AppertLRJuly 14, 19805'10"200St. Paul, MN US
Antonio BastardoRLSeptember 21, 19855'11"202Hato Mayor del Rey, Hato Mayor DO
Joe BiseniusRRSeptember 18, 19826'4"210Sioux City, IA US
Jake BlalockRRAugust 6, 19836'4"205San Diego, CA US
Kip BouknightRRNovember 16, 19786'0"190Columbia, SC US
Tyson BrummettRRAugust 15, 19846'0"185Columbus, MS US
Drew CarpenterRRMay 18, 19856'3"240Fairfield, CA US
Carlos CarrascoRRMarch 21, 19876'4"224Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Fabio CastroLLJanuary 20, 19855'7"185Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi DO
Travis DawkinsRRMay 12, 19796'1"180Newberry, SC US
Jason DonaldRRSeptember 4, 19846'1"195Fresno, CA US
J. D. DurbinRRFebruary 24, 19826'0"210Portland, OR US
Adam EatonRRNovember 23, 19776'2"190Seattle, WA US
Sergio EscalonaLLAugust 3, 19846'0"215El Tocuyo, Lara VE
Mike EylwardRRSeptember 28, 19796'2"210Clearwater, FL US
Pedro FelizRRApril 27, 19756'1"210Azua, Azua DO
Edgar GarciaRRSeptember 20, 19876'2"217Las Matas de Farfan, San Juan DO
Greg GolsonRRSeptember 17, 19855'11"190Austin, TX US
Orlando GuevaraRRSeptember 13, 19836'1"175Guacara, Carabobo VE
Joey HammondRROctober 27, 19776'1"190Frederick, MD US
Brett HarkerRRJuly 9, 19846'3"185Fountain Inn, SC US
Brad HarmanRRNovember 19, 19856'1"195Melbourne, Victoria AU
Clay HarrisRRAugust 25, 19826'4"220Houston, TX US
Ron HillRRNovember 29, 19826'3"225Honolulu, HI US
Nate JohnsonRRJanuary 13, 19826'1"210Oskaloosa, IA US
Jason KershnerLLDecember 19, 19766'2"165Scottsdale, AZ US
Carlos LeonSRAugust 31, 19795'10"181Cabimas, Zulia VE
Jason MackintoshRLJuly 2, 19806'0"205Salt Lake City, UT US
Tony MansolinoRRSeptember 28, 19826'1"190Newport Beach, CA US
Lou MarsonRRJune 26, 19866'1"205Scottsdale, AZ US
Travis MinixRRAugust 8, 19776'1"190Knox, IN US
Javon MoranRRSeptember 30, 19825'11"175Valdosta, GA US
Brett MyersRRAugust 17, 19806'4"240Jacksonville, FL US
Kevin NelsonRRApril 8, 19816'3"215Arlington Heights, IL US
Josh OutmanLLSeptember 14, 19846'1"205St. Louis, MO US
Pat OverholtRRFebruary 8, 19846'0"190Salt Lake City, UT US
Justin PopeSRNovember 8, 19796'0"180West Palm Beach, FL US
Will SavageRRAugust 25, 19846'4"210West Hills, CA US
Zack SegoviaRRApril 11, 19836'2"245Dallas, TX US
Neil SellersRRApril 3, 19826'0"195Robards, KY US
Jeremy SlaydenLRJuly 28, 19826'0"185Paducah, KY US
Michael SpidaleRRMarch 12, 19826'0"180Broadview, IL US
John SuomiLROctober 5, 19805'11"200Toronto, ON CA
R. J. SwindleLLJuly 7, 19836'3"190Vancouver, BC CA
Juan TejedaRRJanuary 26, 19826'2"195Tamboril, Santiago DO
Scott ThomasLRMarch 21, 19855'11"205St. Louis, MO US
Rich ThompsonLRApril 23, 19796'2"190Reading, PA US
John UrickLLFebruary 22, 19826'2"210Blue Springs, MO US
Joe ValentineRRDecember 24, 19796'2"190Las Vegas, NV US
Shane VictorinoRRNovember 30, 19805'9"190Wailuku, HI US
Sam WallsRROctober 31, 19835'11"195Martinsburg, WV US
Shane YoumanLLOctober 11, 19796'4"220New Iberia, LA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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