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Phillies top seasonal performances of the 2010’s

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Bryce Harper‘s 35 homers in 2019 were the most by a Phillies player for any season during the 2010’s decade

 

Two weeks from today will be New Year’s Eve and we will be formally ringing out 2019 as well as the decade of the 2010’s.

A few weeks back, I presented a WAR-based list of the top 10 Phillies players of the past decade. With this piece, I’m going to look at individual seasonal performances.

Who provided the top home run seasons, stolen base seasons, strikout seasons during the course of the last 10 years of Phillies baseball?

Just another way to capture a period of time in franchise history. So, here are the top 10 individual season performances in a variety of categories by Phillies players during the 2010’s decade.

HOME RUNS

  1. Bryce Harper, 2019 – 35
  2. Rhys Hoskins, 2018 – 34
  3. Ryan Howard, 2011 – 33
  4. Ryan Howard, 2010 – 31
  5. Rhys Hoskins, 2019 – 29
  6. Domonic Brown, 2013 – 27
  7. Jayson Werth, 2010 – 27
  8. J.T. Realmuto, 2019 – 25
  9. Maikel Franco, 2016 – 25
  10. Marlon Byrd, 2014 – 25

RBIs

  1. Ryan Howard, 2011 – 116
  2. Bryce Harper, 2019 – 114
  3. Ryan Howard, 2010 – 108
  4. Rhys Hoskins, 2018 – 96
  5. Ryan Howard, 2014 – 95
  6. Maikel Franco, 2016 – 88
  7. Rhys Hoskins, 2019 – 85
  8. Raul Ibanez, 2011 – 84
  9. J.T. Realmuto, 2019 – 83
  10. Domonic Brown, 2013 – 83

RUNS

  1. Jayson Werth, 2010 – 106
  2. Jimmy Rollins, 2012 – 102
  3. Bryce Harper, 2019 – 98
  4. Shane Victorino, 2011 – 95
  5. J.T. Realmuto, 2019 – 92
  6. Cesar Hernandez, 2018 – 91
  7. Rhys Hoskins, 2018 – 89
  8. Odubel Herrera, 2016 / Jimmy Rolllins, 2011 – Ryan Howard, 2010 – 87

STEALS

  1. Ben Revere, 2014 – 49
  2. Juan Pierre, 2012 – 37
  3. Shane Victorino, 2010 – 34
  4. Jimmy Rollins, 2012  / Jimmy Rollins, 2011 – 30
  5. Jimmy Rollins, 2014 – 28
  6. Odubel Herrera, 2016 – 25
  7. Shane Victorino, 2012 – 24
  8. Ben Revere, 2013 / Jimmy Rollins, 2013 – 22

BATTING AVERAGE

(min. 300 PA’s)

  1. Carlos Ruiz, 2012 – .325
  2. Juan Pierre, 2012 – .307
  3. Ben Revere, 2014 – .306
  4. Ben Revere, 2013 – .305
  5. Carlos Ruiz, 2010 – .302
  6. Placido Polanco, 2010 – .298
  7. Odubel Herrera, 2015 – .297
  8. Jayson Werth, 2010 – .296
  9. Cesar Hernandez, 2017 / Cesar Hernandez, 2016 – .294

WINS

  1. Roy Halladay, 2010 – 21
  2. Roy Halladay, 2011 – 19
  3. Cliff Lee, 2011 / Aaron Nola, 2018 / Cole Hamels, 2012 – 17
  4. Cole Hamels, 2011 / Cliff Lee, 2013 – 14
  5. Aaron Nola, 2019 / Aaron Nola, 2017 / Jeremy Hellickson, 2016 / Cole Hamels, 2010 – 12

STRIKEOUTS

  1. Cliff Lee, 2011 – 238
  2. Aaron Nola, 2019 – 229
  3. Aaron Nola, 2018 – 224
  4. Cliff Lee, 2013 – 222
  5. Roy Halladay, 2011 – 220
  6. Roy Halladay, 2010 – 219
  7. Cole Hamels, 2012 – 216
  8. Cole Hamels, 2010 – 211
  9. Cliff Lee, 2012 – 207
  10. Cole Hamels, 2013 – 202

INNINGS

  1. Roy Halladay, 2010 – 250.2
  2. Roy Halladay, 2011 – 233.2
  3. Cliff Lee, 2011 – 232.2
  4. Cliff Lee, 2013 – 222.2
  5. Cole Hamels, 2013 – 220
  6. Cole Hamels, 2011 – 216
  7. Cole Hamels, 2012 – 215.1
  8. A.J. Burnett, 2014 – 213.2
  9. Aaron Nola, 2018 – 212.1
  10. Cliff Lee, 2012 – 211

SAVES

  1. Jonathan Papelbon, 2014 – 39
  2. Jonathan Papelbon, 2012 – 38
  3. Jeanmar Gomez, 2016 – 37
  4. Ryan Madson, 2011 – 32
  5. Jonathan Papelbon, 2013 – 29
  6. Hector Neris, 2019 – 28
  7. Brad Lidge, 2010 – 27
  8. Hector Neris, 2017 – 26
  9. Jonathan Papelbon, 2015 – 17
  10. Seranthony Dominguez, 2018 – 16

 

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Phillies 2015 Report Cards: Outfielders

After previously handing out grades to the 2015 Philadelphia Phillies infielders and catchers, it’s now the outfielders turn. 
The starting outfielders based on playing time this season were Ben RevereOdubel Herrera, and Jeff Francoeur, and there were 2-3 others who received substantive time.
Others receiving significant time included Cody Asche, who started 61 games in left field. 
Domonic Brown, who the club released just yesterday, appeared in 50 games in right field. 
Aaron Altherr appeared in 37 games spread across all three outfield positions. 
The Phillies also got 31 early season games from Grady Sizemore in left and right field.
When spring training in Clearwater began back in February, few would have predicted that the Rule 5 draftee Herrera or the supposedly washed-up free agent signee Francoeur would end up as regulars, let alone as fan favorites. But that is exactly what happened as the 2015 season developed.
Below you will find letter grades assigned to the first seven names mentioned above, making up all of the players who appeared in at least 30 games in the outfield for the 2015 Phillies.

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Grady Sizemore – F: it’s really hard to see why Ryne Sandberg kept writing the then-32 year old Sizemore’s name into the lineup during the months of April and May. 
Likely it was simply because the ill-fated skipper felt there were few proven options, with Herrera and Francoeur not yet having fully emerged, and with Revere as the only established, healthy, proven starter. 
Sizemore produced nothing in 104 plate appearances: a .245/.288/.296 slash line with no homers, six RBI, four runs scored, no stolen bases. 
He was released on June 1st, signed with the Tampa Bay Rays two weeks later, and actually produced well for the Rays over the season’s final three months. But again, with the Phillies he was nothing more than a complete waste of time.

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Aaron Altherr – C: some over-exuberant fans or evaluators may be tempted to give Altherr a higher grade. Let’s not get carried away. 
He will turn 25 years old in January, so he’s not exactly a kid. He also hit for a just a .241 average, and the right-handed batter amazingly performed much worse against lefty pitching, with a .180/.276/.360 slash line in 58 plate appearances against southpaws. 
He did produce five homers, 22 RBI, 25 runs, and six stolen bases in 161 total plate appearances. Multiply those production numbers by four to get a full season. 
If Altherr can actually produce those types of numbers, he can be a full-time big league starter, at least for the next few seasons as the Phillies roster continues to improve. 
He committed no errors, and generally fielded well no matter where he was placed in the outfield. 
Expect Altherr to enter spring training as a favorite to win a starting corner outfield spot. If he can figure out lefties, the Phils may have themselves a productive, dependable starter.
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Domonic Brown – F: never let it be said that I didn’t kick a man when he was down, at least when that man is someone who I have cringed at watching in a Phillies uniform as much as I have Dom Brown over the last few years. 
I already went over Brown’s disappointing performances over the last few years in yesterday’s piece following his removal from the Phillies 40-man roster. Let’s just focus here on what produces this grade, his 2015 performance. 
The season began with him on the DL, then with a .260 average and three homers in 248 minor league plate appearances. 
He certainly didn’t earn a promotion, but the Phils gave him one anyway. Back in the big leagues, Brown produced just a .228/.284/.349 slash line with five homers, 25 RBI, and 19 runs scored over 204 plate appearances. 
He committed just one official error, and did flash his strong arm with four outfield assists. 
But he continued a troubling lack of awareness of his place on the field at times, which directly ended his season and Phillies career in early September when he tumbled into the Citi Field stands, suffering a concussion. 
It was just more of the same disappointing failure time after time for Brown. Can you tell my feelings regarding his release? Good riddance.
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Cody Asche – D: let’s be honest here, Asche wasn’t much better in 2015 than Brown, if better at all. His passing grade is barely, and is really only given due to his versatility in reasonably covering two positions on defense. 
Asche had been the club’s starting 3rd baseman, but was moved to left field with the development of top rookie Maikel Franco
While no Gold Glover, the athletic Asche did show that he can handle the outfield, at least in a backup role. 
In 2015, Asche produced a disappointing .245/.294/.395 slash line that was very close to his overall career MLB numbers across more than 1,000 plate appearances. 
While he didn’t hit righties particularly well, he did show far greater power against them.
He will turn 26 years old right in the middle of next season, and looks like a backup player. 
Asche is going to need to show more, or as the overall roster improves he is going to find it harder and harder to keep a big league job, at least in Phillies pinstripes.
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Ben Revere – C: the speedy Revere had an almost identical season to his 2014 campaign, when you combine his full Phillies and Blue Jays numbers. 
With the Phils, he produced a .298/.334/.374 slash line with 24 stolen bases and 49 runs scored across 388 plate appearances prior to his July 31st trade to Toronto. 
Revere was with the Phillies what he is overall as a player: a speed threat. His speed allows him to beat out enough infield hits, and he makes enough contact, to keep his average around the .300 level. 
His ability to get on base and use his speed fit perfectly with the Jays’ power-laden lineup. With the Phillies, his skill set was basically being wasted. 
He will turn 28 years old in early May, and becomes arbitration eligible this coming off-season, so he would have begun to become an expensive, limited option. 
Defensively, Revere’s speed allowed him to run down some balls, and he was willing to give up his body for diving grabs. However, he also took questionable routes at times, and has a weak arm. 
The Phillies were able to get a pair of young arms for him. If either pans out in any way that helps them down the line, this should prove a deal that works out for both teams.
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Jeff Francoeur – C: it’s not that ‘Frenchy’ wasn’t a joy to watch for most of the season, he was. Especially during such an overall down season for the team. But we have to be reasonable about handing out grades. 
He produced a .258/.286/.433 slash line with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 343 plate appearances. 
A few of those home runs were dramatic, coming at key moments, including to walkoff some of the Phillies few victories during the 2015 season. 
A former Gold Glover who was once a regular atop the NL outfield assists leaderboards, his still powerful arm produced some sensational throws. 
Heck, he even took the mound in a blowout, tossing two solid innings. 
He was also widely acknowledged to be a strong, positive influence in the clubhouse. 
However, Francoeur does turn 32 years old in January, and should not be considered a big piece of the future. 
He earned a return in the same role, at least for 2016: backup outfielder who will not embarrass himself or the team if needed as the regular right fielder at any point.
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Odubel Herrera – B: there is nothing to say about the fact that a Rule 5 draftee who had never played center field in his career became your starting center fielder than “amazing”, and that was Herrera for the 2015 Phillies. 
Easily the season’s most pleasant surprise, the rookie Herrera was voted the club’s top offensive player by the staff here at TBOH, and was also selected by the Phillies as the team Hank Aaron Award nominee. 
He will turn 24 years old at the end of December, and thus is young enough that, if he continues to develop, he can become a key piece to the rebuilding program. 
The player known affectionately as “El Torito” (the little bull) hit for a .297/.344/.418 slash line, producing eight homers, 30 doubles, 41 RBI, 64 runs scored, and 16 steals across 537 plate appearances. 
While he won’t win the award, Herrera should receive some votes in the upcoming NL Rookie of the Year voting. 
Frankly, I’m not sure of what the Phillies have here. Is he their future in center field? Maybe back at his more natural position of 2nd base? 
Will he be a regular, a bench player, or a flash-in-the-pan who fades into a footnote in Phillies history? I honestly believe that all of those remain possibilities at this point.
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OTHERS: Brian Bogusevic played 16 games in the Phillies outfield this season, receiving 13 starts in right field and one in left. 
Darin Ruf played 22 games, including 19 starts, in left field. We covered Ruf in our infield grades, where he started 43 and appeared in 66 at 1st base. 
Darnell Sweeney played 14 games in the outfield, starting 11 times in left. He also started eight games at 2nd base. 
Jordan Danks appeared in one early August game. None of these players received enough time to be able to give any a fair grade. Bogusevic was released from the 40-man roster along with Brown yesterday. However, it is believed that the club is interested in bringing him back, at least with AAA Lehigh Valley.
Towards the end of the season, manager Pete Mackanin was forced to bench Herrera due to an episode of pouting in which he also displayed a lack of hustle in a game against the Atlanta Braves. As reported by ESPN, Mackanin called Herrera out publicly after the outburst.
Boys play Little League and men play Major League Baseball. We will not pout, we will not feel sorry for ourselves. If you want to, then you don’t belong here. He had to learn a lesson. Lately he’s been showing his emotions a little bit more. We’re just not going to stand for it. He’s got to understand that it doesn’t work that way. I’m sure he’s going to understand.
No one wants or expects Herrera to play without emotion. He needs that aspect of his game, and it can bring energy to the entire team. 
However, he does need to grow and learn to harness those emotions, displaying them in a more positive way. 
If he can do so, his talent could allow him to become a player similar to what Shane Victorino became a decade ago.
The developement of the Phillies outfield, like the rest of the roster, will continue in 2016. You should expect to see Herrera featured prominently. 
If not, you can also expect to see a lot more of Altherr, Francoeur, and even Asche.

Phils Fans Follow Former Heroes in Postseason

If my Twitter timeline is to be trusted, and with hundreds of Phillies fans, it usually can be, then there remains a great deal of baseball interest among that fan base despite a 4th consecutive season out of the playoffs for the Fightins.
A number of ex-Phillies players are participating in this year’s MLB postseason, and that includes a handful of the 2008 World Series championship team.
As most everyone is already aware, both Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are now in the NLDS with the Los Angeles Dodgers. JRoll played 15 seasons in a Phillies uniform, Utley played parts of 13 seasons in red pinstripes. They were the starting MIF together in Philly for over a decade.
They are taking on the New York Mets, whose starting catcher is Travis d’Arnaud, the Phils’ 1st round pick in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. He was dealt to Toronto as part of the package for Roy Halladay in December of 2009.
The Dodgers knew they were acquiring older players who had their best years in the rear-view mirror when they took on Jimmy and Chase. But they got those players specifically for October play, hoping their long, winning experience would help get the team over the top in postseason play. 
That kind of tough, no-fear play was on display yesterday, when Utley’s key play accounted for a pair of difference-making runs in evening the series.
Over in the American League, the Texas Rangers hold a 2-0 lead in their ALDS with the powerful Toronto Blue Jays. 
One of the Texas keys has been former Phillies’ ace lefty Cole Hamels, dealt to the Rangers at the trade deadline for a 5-player package.
Hamels pitched for the Phillies for parts of 10 seasons before being dealt as a key piece to the current rebuilding process. 
He was 7-1 down the stretch for Texas, with a 78/23 K:BB ratio over 83.2 innings in which he allowed just 77 hits. Hamels got a no-decision in Texas’ huge Game 2 win on Friday.
Jake Diekman went with Hamels in that Texas trade, and he really got his act together with the Rangers. 
In 26 games with Texas over the final two months, Diekman recorded 10 Holds with a 2.08 ERA and .169 batting average against. 
In 21.2 innings he allowed just 13 hits, with a 20/7 K:BB ratio. He has pitched 2 innings in both LDS games, allowing no baserunners.
The Blue Jays have Ben Revere in left field. Revere hit .319 with a .354 on-base percentage in his two months with the Jays since his own trade deadline deal. 
In the 56 games that he played with Toronto, Revere scored 35 runs and stole 7 bags. Thus far, in his first postseason experience, he has gone 3-10 with a run scored and an RBI.
In the other ALDS, the Astros have righty Chad Qualls in their pen. Qualls spent 35 largely ineffective games with the disappointing 2012 Phillies. 
They also have Jonathan Villar, signed by the Phils out of the Dominican Republic back in 2008 and traded to Houston as part of the Roy Oswalt deal in 2010.
Playing a more important role in that ALDS should be the lone Royals ex-Phil, and along with Hamels, Utley and Rollins, the only other 2008 World Series hero left in action. That would be reliever Ryan Madson, who made an amazing comeback this season.
Madson, who hadn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since leaving the Phillies following the 2011 season, signed with both the Reds and Angels as a free agent. But injuries kept him from returning, and appeared to be ending his career.
But the Phillies’ 9th round pick in the 1998 MLB Amateur Draft got it back together with the Royals this year, and has been better than ever out of their pen. 
In 63.1 innings across 68 games, Madson allowed just 47 hits with a 2.13 ERA, 0.963 WHIP, and a 58/14 K:BB ratio.
How crazy would it be for Phillies fans to watch a key World Series game in a couple of weeks where Utley and/or Rollins steps into the box in a key moment against either Hamels or Madson? Now that would blow up Philly-area Twitter for sure.

Ben Revere Goes to the Blue Jays at Deadline

As the MLB non-waiver trade deadline arrived yesterday afternoon, the Phillies had one more deal completed, sending outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays for a pair of pitching prospects.
The Revere trade was the final in a series of moves this week that saw the team say goodbye to Cole HamelsJake Diekman, and Jonathan Papelbon earlier. 
The three deals ultimately yielded the club a half-dozen new pitching prospects, as well as talented catching and outfield prospects, and an injured MLB-level pitcher in Matt Harrison.
Revere had come to the Phils in a trade from the Minnesota Twins during the 2012 Winter Meetings in exchange for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May, after having been the Twins 1st round pick at 28th overall in the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft.
He broke into the big leagues with the Twins in 2010, and became a starter in their outfield the following season. 
Including his time in both Minnesota and Philly, Revere has accumulated 664 career hits in parts of 6 seasons, with a career .292 batting average and 169 stolen bases.
The Blue Jays are a team of big boppers, having just acquired powerful shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to go along with sluggers like Josh DonaldsonJose BautistaEdwin Encarnacion, and Russell Martin
But with the trading away of Jose Reyes in order to obtain Tulo, the top-of-the-order speed threat that Revere can bring was missing.

It’s been great here…. It was a blessing to be a part of this organization.” ~ Revere, on his time in Philly

Revere should step right into the Blue Jays outfield, and be inserted into the leadoff spot in their batting order, though he could also hit in the 9-hole for Toronto with the American League utilization of the Designated Hitter position offering a bit more lineup flexibility.
It’s been a fun ride,” said Revere, per Philly.com’s Ryan Lawrence. “I know I’ve had my up and downs for the past three seasons, but I think it’s been great. The fans, the coaches, my teammates – everybody. People I’ve met here, around the community. It’s been great here. They’ve been treating me and my family well. It was a blessing to be a part of this organization.
The Phillies had acquired Revere to become a new, speedy centerfielder in the wake of the trades that had sent away Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence months earlier. The hope was that he could develop into a key piece of a new generation of players that would help the team start winning again.
During his time in Phillies pinstripes, Revere hit .303 with a .331 on-base percentage. He led the National League in Hits last season with 184, and his 49 steals a year ago were the most by any Phils player in decades. 
This year, splitting his time between center and left field, Revere was hitting .298 with 49 runs scored and 24 steals, leading the team in each of those categories.
While Revere did what the team was hoping: get on base and provide a legitimate speed threat in the batting order, he had holes in his game that limited his effectiveness. 
Ultimately, the 27-year old became a chip that the Phils felt they could flip for more future assets as they continue their rebuilding efforts.
The two prospect arms coming back to the Phillies organization are both power righthanders. 
Alberto Tirado is a still-developing 21-year old who came into the season as the #22 prospect in the Toronto system as rated by Baseball America. His fastball/slider combo are both MLB-caliber, but he has been described by prospect expert John Sickels as “still more thrower than pitcher.
This season has pretty much been more of the same for Tirado. He is 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA and 1.304 WHIP, having allowed just 45 hits in 61.1 innings, but with a 61/35 K:BB ratio. He can pitch towards the back of a big league bullpen, but needs to firm up his command if he wants to maintain a career up in the Majors.
Jimmy Cordero is a 23-year old who was in his 4th season moving through the Toronto system after signing in 2012 out of the Dominican Republic. 
Another power righty with command issues, Cordero has 129 strikeouts in 126.1 career minor league innings, but also has 69 career walks. T
This year, Cordero may be showing signs of progress. He has a 2.70 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 50 innings in 32 games over two minor league levels. He has allowed just 40 hits, with a 46/20 K:BB ratio.
The Phillies will be paying the balance of Revere’s $4.1 million salary for this season, and he will begin to get even more expensive moving forward for Toronto, as he is now eligible for arbitration. He cannot become a free agent until after the 2018 season.
To take Revere’s spot on the roster, and to provide outfield depth, the Phils promoted Jordan Danks from AAA Lehigh Valley. 
Danks has big league experience with the White Sox from 2012-14. He was hitting just .245 with 3 homers, 3 steals, 33 RBI, and 28 runs scored in 353 plate appearances with the IronPigs, so he will be a bench player at most, barring injuries.
The actual major effect on the Phillies lineup should be increased playing time as the regular everyday center fielder for Rule 5 pickup Odubel Herrera
The 23-year old has had a few growing pains as he is learning the outfield for the first time, and learning to perform like a big leaguer. But he has also shown flashes of offensive brilliance, and clearly deserves a full-time shot.
Another trade for arms, for what the Phillies hope will be a brighter future. One thing is certain after all the deals of this past week, the page is finally turning on the past, and a direction towards the future is starting to come into focus.
Just three players remain now from the 2008 World Series champions: Ryan HowardChase Utley, and Carlos Ruiz. All three are likely to be placed on waivers as early as today. 
Utley in particular, should he recover from his current injury woes, return to the field, and pass through those waivers unclaimed, could be dealt during the month of August.
This is the direction that the team needs to take. We’ll always have the great memories of that recent “Glory Era” team, and will have plenty of time to relive their heroics, as was done last night at Citizens Bank Park with the Wall of Fame induction of Pat Burrell
But there is a time to every purpose, and it is now time for the Phillies to move towards tomorrow.

MLB Trade Deadline: Who Needs Ben Revere?

Could Cole Hamels possibly have done any more to maximize his value to the Phillies as the MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches this coming week? Hardly. 
Already the subject of an earlier chapter in this “Who needs?” series, Hamels no-hitter may be the perfect punctuation mark to his career in Philly, and provide the impetus for another team to get a deal done.
As strong as that performance was, he is not the only Phillies trade chip involved in trade rumors to step up his performance in advance of the deadline. 
Closer Jonathan Papelbon, who I covered in yesterday’s chapter of this series, and outfielder Jeff Francoeur, the subject of the opener of the series three days ago, have both performed well of late.
Another Phillies trade chip who is performing well as that deadline approaches, and who has also been rumored in trade speculations, is speedy outfielder Ben Revere
As with those earlier segments, before we get to the possible destinations for Revere, let’s examine what a team would be acquiring.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Revere was the 28th overall pick by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft out of Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Kentucky.
He set his current profile as a high-average, no-power outfielder with big time speed and intelligent base running skills over four seasons rising incrementally through the Twins minor league system.
Revere received his first big league call-up in September of 2010, striking out in the only plate appearance of his first game on September 7th of that year in Minnesota against the Kansas City Royals.
He would become a regular the following season, and was a starter in the Twins outfield in both 2011 and 2012. 
In December of 2012, Revere was dealt to the Phillies in exchange for a pair of pitchers, Vance Worley and Trevor May.
Revere immediately became the Phils’ starting center fielder, but his first season was cut short, ending on July 13th after he was injured grounding into a doubleplay to end a 5-4 loss in 11 innings to the White Sox.
He came back strong for 2014, leading the National League with 184 hits. His .306 average made him the only Phillies player to break the .300 mark last season. He also stole 49 bases, most by a Phils player in over two decades.
So far in 2015, Revere is hitting to a .302 batting average and a .340 on-base percentage, and he has 24 stolen bases to this point.
With just three homers and 57 doubles in 2,402 career big league plate appearances, power is obviously not his game. But his career .293 batting average and 169 steals do show that he can be a spark at the top of a batting order.
The now 27-year old would be just entering his prime for any acquiring team, but he will now begin to get a bit expensive. 
After making $4.1 million this season, Revere now becomes arbitration eligible. He will not become a free agent until after the 2017 season at the earliest.

The talented Angels are in a virtual tie for first in the AL West with the suddenly aggressive Houston Astros, and are likely going to need to make a couple of moves if they want to keep pace with that emerging American League power. 
Whichever team falters is going to find itself in the middle of a huge 7-8 team scrum for an AL Wildcard spot. 
Mike Sciosicia’s team has been linked to Revere recently, and he would likely become their starting left fielder and leadoff hitter. 
His ability to get on-base and steal bags would fit perfectly in front of Kole CalhounMike Trout and Albert Pujols
The Angels don’t have a strong minor league system, but Revere also wouldn’t command a top prospect. This is a deal that could get done fairly easily.

Welcome back, Ben Revere? The Twins early season blistering pace has cooled, and they now trail Kansas City by 6.5 in the AL Central race. But Minnesota still currently controls the 2nd AL Wildcard spot. 
There are at least a half-dozen teams within striking distance of them, and they will likely need to do something to stay in that postseason race through September. Revere would be a relatively inexpensive option. 
While they wait for top prospect Byron Buxton to recover from yet another injury, Revere would be a nice addition to the top, or bottom, of their AL lineup, and on Buxton’s return would give them an enviable speed attack.

Revere would be an upgrade for the AL Central front-running defending American League champions over Jarrod Dyson, who currently plays the 4th outfielder role for the Royals, is three years older, and has a very similar profile. 
Again, KC could put him at either the top or bottom of its AL-style batting order, and get a nice speed option that gets on-base enough to make a positive difference. 
Once their regular left fielder, All-Star Alex Gordon, returns from injury, he provides excellent bench and depth options to a club with World Series aspirations. Gordon’s injury is a groin, and those are notoriously tricky.

Another team that has been regularly linked to the Phillies in trade rumors, they will almost certainly do something prior to the deadline. Probably a couple of somethings. 
The two teams could probably swing a package deal involving Revere and Papelbon if they work at it enough. The need is there, as the Jays, just 3 games behind the Twins in the Wildcard race, absolutely have postseason aspirations. 
They are currently going with Danny Valencia in left, with Michael Saunders on the DL battling knee troubles. Revere would fit in their high-octane offensive lineup perfectly, allowing Valencia to return to a versatile sub role to which he is better suited.

Revere has been linked to the Pirates already in a few public speculation pieces. Frankly, in my opinion, Jeff Francoeur is a better fit for the Bucs. They could platoon Frenchy with young, talented Gregory Polanco in right field. 
However, they could also obtain Revere, plug him into left, and move Starling Marte across the outfield. That’s a bit of juggling, but Revere’s on-base and speed profile would fit the top of the Pirates lineup nicely. 
Pittsburgh leads the NL Wildcard race, but the Giants and Cubs are both close enough that any slippage could find them on the outside looking in. Revere, or even Francoeur for that matter, could provide just the right small piece to help keep them on top.

Haven’t heard a thing on this one. But with Nori Aoki now on the DL with a fractured fibula, and the defending World Series champs starting Gregor Blanco in left and having Justin Maxwell as their primary outfield depth, this could be another perfect fit. 
The Giants hold the 2nd NL Wildcard by just 1.5 games over the Cubs in what seems like it will be a tight race to the end.

It is no secret that the Mets are seeking offense. They have plenty of pitching to stay in the Wildcard race, where they currently sit 3.5 games back of the Giants. They are also just 4 games behind Washington in the NL East. 
They recently acquired a pair of veteran bats in Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, and called up top prospect bat Michael Conforto, who is now starting in left field. 
Revere would profile well in that spot, and at the top of their batting order, allowing both the youngster to get more seasoning, and Curtis Granderson to drop into an RBI slot. This is an intriguing match.
As with many of the Phillies available players, Revere makes a nice match with many teams. 
He is still relatively inexpensive, and brings specific tools in his hitting and stolen base abilities that could be very valuable to a contending team in search of a top-of-the-order spark plug. He is also a positive personality, important to any clubhouse.
If the Phillies can get anything of value in return, especially a young arm, he will be gone. 
He is also out of the lineup today, after a brief appearance as a defensive sub in the 9th inning yesterday. 
It is doubtful that he is injured, or the Phillies would not have put him into that Cole Hamels no-hit effort. Could a deal already be in the works?