Philadelphia Phillies 2016 Grades: Infielders

When the 2016 season opened there were many question marks across the infield, with 3rd baseman Maikel Franco the only player who seemed a reliable source of production.But as the season unfolded, the infielders mostly answered those questions in a positive fashion. In fact, Franco may have been the most disappointing player among the regular performers.Back in spring … Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies 2016 Grades: Infielders

Phillies 2015 report cards: Infielders

Based on plate appearances, the regular starting infield for the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies was made up of first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, shortstop Freddy Galvis, and third baseman Maikel Franco.Others receiving significant playing time in the Phillies infield this past season were Chase Utley, Andres Blanco, Cody Asche, and Darin Ruf. Those eight players received the overwhelming majority of the playing time … Continue reading Phillies 2015 report cards: Infielders

Final Phillies 2015 Opening Day roster fights

Weather permitting, at 3:05pm on Monday, April 6th, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the field to open the 2015 MLB regular season with an Interleague game against the Boston Red Sox.The spring training process of workouts and Grapefruit League games is beginning to sort out the players as the coaching staff and management will cut … Continue reading Final Phillies 2015 Opening Day roster fights