The Phillies were a pretty good team last year. They had their ups and downs in the regular season. But the talent of the roster became clear once October came around. Not only did they break a decade-long playoff drought, but they made some noise once they got there. First, they beat the Cardinals in a best-of-3 series with all the games on the road. Then they faced off with the 100-win Braves and beat them in 5 games. Next, it was the Padres, who just upset the 100-win dodgers. The Phillies needed just 5 games to finish them out. The fun stopped there, as they lost in 6 to the Astros. But losing a series to one of the best rosters in Baseball history is understandable. And now they could be even better. As 7 Phillies players have been named to MLB’s Top 100 Players list.
This team had a busy off-season. After losing the World Series, they went out and added Trea Turner, Taijuan Walker, Craig Kimbrel, Gregory Soto, and other notable names. They also have a bevy of young guys itching to break out like Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh, Alec Bohm, Ranger Suarez, and Andrew Painter.
But outside those young guys, they have a collection of proven stars, including Turner. He, Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto, Zack Wheeler, Kyle Schwarber, Aaron Nola, and Rhys Hoskins all made the list. The Phillies had 5 players make it last year. Among them were Harper, Schwarber, Wheeler, Realmuto, and Nick Castellanos. Castellanos is the lone Phillies player to fall off the list. He had a very down year. But Hoskins and Nola jumped onto the list, and they added Turner.
So where did these 7 Phillies fall onto the list? What did they do to deserve that spot? Here is where the Phillies players fell on the list.