Phillies Florida Gulf Coast League Season Cut Short Due to Pending Storm
Inclement weather forces the GCL to cancel upcoming games
Due to Tropical Storm Hermine threatening to hit the southern portion of Florida, the Phillies Gulf Coast League team has canceled three of their last four regular season games. The final game will most likely be canceled as well.
GCL regular season likely over due to Tropical Storm Hermine. As of now #Phillies will host a playoff game Friday at Bright House field
— Chris King (@StatsKing) August 31, 2016
Specifics as to when the playoff game will be played are not clear. League officials will certainly wait to see if there is any storm-related damage before scheduling a baseball game.
The Tampa-area is expected to get as much as nine inches of rain, and a flood watch has been issued through September 2.
Phillies GCL has canceled their upcoming regular season games due to the Tropical Storm expected to hit Tampa area pic.twitter.com/ganN1RIXES
— PHILLIES TBOH (@FS_TBOH) September 1, 2016
The Phillies Gulf Coast team finished with an outstanding 43-15 record, and winning 9 of their last 10 games. Their 43 wins are the most among Gulf Coast League teams.
Number one overall pick Mickey Moniak will be one of the many young prospects to miss out on playing opportunities. The young outfielder has hit .284 in his first 46 professional baseball games.
Moniak is listed as the Phillies second-best prospect, behind shortstop J.P. Crawford. MLB.com currently ranks Moniak the 26th best prospect in all of baseball, despite just graduating high school.
The team could always opt to send Moniak or any of the other prospects to winter ball if they feel the extra at-bats could help them.