It's Official - Mario Hollands Makes Phillies Opening Day Roster
ECYB Player News AlertUpdated Saturday March 29, 2014 by El Cerrito Youth Baseball.
Former ECYB player Mario Hollands has been impressive for the Phillies in spring training and has a shot to make their opening day roster. Here is a spring training article about him: CSN Phillies
Mario played in ECYB from Pinto to Pony, went on to star at El Cerrito High when they played for the Northern CA championship at the Oakland Coliseum, was awarded a Division 1 baseball scholarship to UC Santa Barbara and was drafted by the Phillies after he graduated.
The minor league road has been hard and he's bounced around the Phillies organization for a while - mostly single and double A. He was invited to the Phillies' camp this year because he impressed Ryne Sandberg in AAA Lehigh Valley (for the Iron Pigs) in a short stay last year, and now Ryne is the big club manager.
Keep an eye on him!