For years, going back further than almost anyone else on the Phillies, Rhys Hoskins has been a mainstay with the Phillies. He came up in August of 2017, and was a regular in the Phillies lineup for every following season, apart from last year where he was out all year with an injury. But that time has come to an end. Back in November, Dave Dombrowski confirmed that Bryce Harper will be the Phillies First Basemen going forward, leaving nowhere for Rhys to play. And last night, we learned that Rhys was heading to Milwaukee to play for the Brewers.
Hoskins and Aaron Nola were the only Phillies left standing from the 2017 team. Now only Nola remains. When Hoksins made his debut, the Phillies lineup included guys like Maikel Franco, Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis, and Odubel Herrera.
In his 6 seasons, he hit 148 Hrs, had 405 RBIs, and an OPS of .846. His bat was a bit hot and cold. But when it was hot, he looked like the most dangerous hitter in the league. There were also issues with his glove. Rhys was not a good first baseman. He was even worse the one year they put him in the outfield. Rhys should have been a DH. But for most of his career here there was no universal DH. And in 2022 Harper needed to DH because of his injury.
Now it is all over. But while we say goodbye, let’s look back at some of our fondest memories. From his scorching hot start as a rookie, to giving us something to watch in the dark ages of no playoffs, to his playoff heroics in 2022, and more. Rhys Hoskins did a lot of good for the city of Philadelphia, and his bat will be missed.
Here are 8 of the Best Moments of Rhys Hoskins Career With The Phillies: