Many had their doubts regarding Rhys Hoskins entering the 2017 season thinking of him merely as a power bat that came out of nowhere in a small ballpark. After fans revolted in protest for Hoskins’ call-up during the summer the outfielder/first baseman has put himself into the Rookie of the Year conversation.
Hitting home runs at a historically rapid pace, Hoskins revitalized Phillies baseball in a matter of weeks. A rebuild that seemed endless now stands to be on the right track.
The Big Rhys might just be the next face of the franchise, filling the role of a Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, or Ryan Howard on the next championship team.