FanSided simulated the upcoming Phillies season, and gave us a glimmer of hope
Here at FanSided we’re able to cover literally any topic you can consider, ranging from the Phillies to the Kardashians, to video games. Our friends at App Trigger, FanSided’s leading site for video games simulated the entire 2017 MLB season through Playstation’s MLB The Show 17.
The full season simulation gave Phillies fans a glimmer of hope, as the game projected the Phillies to finish with an 80-82 record this season.
A record anywhere near .500 would be a godsend for Philadelphia sports, but the game featured some talented pitching and hitting that powered the Phils to victory.
This season’s stars in Philadelphia are projected to be center fielder Odubel Herrera, who finishes with a team-high 4.9 WAR, and Jeremy Hellickson with a sub-2.00 ERA in the rotation.
Here’s an excerpt from App Trigger’s analysis of the Phillies projected season through MLB The Show.
"The MLB The Show 17 Phillies needed offense to score runs, as they squandered a makeshift revolving door of starters that somehow maintained 120 starts of sub-3.00 ERA play over four pitchers. Jeremy Hellickson continued to display absolute command of the strike zone without grabbing too many strikeouts, finishing the year with a 1.91 ERA."
If Hellickson can find that command he showed as the rookie of the year in Tampa Bay the Phillies will come out on top after tendering him in the offseason.
The run production in this simulation comes off the bats of Maikel Franco, Tommy Joseph, and Michael Saunders, each of whom has the potential to hit 30 home runs.
Read the entirety of App Trigger’s MLB The Show simulation of the Phillies and the entire league as opening day approaches next week.