CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Phillies fans looking forward to the future will have the opportunity to watch two of the organization's best pitching prospects this week.
Right-hander Severino Gonzalez will start Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Right-hander Aaron Nola will start Friday's game against the Yankees at Bright House Field.
"I'm looking forward to that," manager Ryne Sandberg said about Nola's start. "It's an opportunity for him to experience Major League camp and pitch in a Major League game. I'd like to see composure, see strikes. That's what I've heard he throws. I think it'll be a good experience for him."
Gonzalez reached Double-A Reading as a 20-year-old in 2013. He struggled a bit last season, but he finished in the top 10 in the Eastern League in innings pitched, strikeouts and WHIP.
It would not be a surprise to see Nola, the team's first-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, reach the big leagues this season. Scouts and executives agreed Nola was the most polished pitcher selected in last season's Draft.
Right-hander Aaron Harang will pitch in a Minor League game Tuesday at Carpenter Complex. Harang has missed a couple starts earlier this spring because of back problems.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.