November 20 Philadelphia Daily News:
“This spring, the Phillies will get a close look at several minor leaguers who have played their way onto the organizational radar. Top relief prospect Justin DeFratus, first baseman Matthew Rizzotti and second baseman Harold Garcia were three of five players named to the 40-man roster yesterday.
DeFratus, a hard-throwing 23-year-old who went 3-0 with 21 saves and a 1.94 ERA at Class A Clearwater and Double A Reading in 2010, has the best chance at playing his way into consideration for the Opening Day roster. Garcia, a 24-year-old second baseman, garnered headlines this summer when he broke a 59-year-old Florida State League record by hitting safely in 37 consecutive games en route to hitting .305 with 29 stolen bases at Clearwater and Reading. And Rizzotti, a 24-year-old first baseman, led the entire organization with a .343 batting average and hit 17 home runs while rising from Clearwater to Triple A Lehigh Valley.
Joining them on the 40-man are 21-year-old shortstop Freddy Galvis, a defensive whiz who hit .233 with five home runs and 15 stolen bases at Reading, and 20-year-old switch-hitting second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who hit .325 with 32 steals at short-season Williamsport.”
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