Phillies 2017 season grades: Shortstop Freddy Galvis

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after Nick Williams' two-run home run in the fifth inning during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after Nick Williams' two-run home run in the fifth inning during a game against the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 6-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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It was a roller coaster of a season for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017, yet one thing remained a constant.

Freddy Galvis A.K.A. Mr. 162 appeared in every game this season for the Phillies, a feat not accomplished since Ryan Howard did so in 2008. The veteran shortstop was was the heart and soul of a team that was in desperate need of one.

Galvis’ numbers are not eye-popping by any means but he had nearly career highs in almost every main statistical category.

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards 2012 22 PHI NL 58 200 190 14 43 15 1 3 24 0 0 7 29 .226 .254 .363 .617 64 69 6 0 3 0 0 4/6 2013 23 PHI NL 70 222 205 13 48 5 4 6 19 1 0 13 45 .234 .283 .385 .668 84 79 5 1 3 0 2 4567 2014 24 PHI NL 43 128 119 14 21 3 1 4 12 1 0 8 30 .176 .227 .319 .546 51 38 0 0 0 1 0 65/4 2015 25 PHI NL 151 603 559 63 147 14 5 7 50 10 1 30 103 .263 .302 .343 .645 79 192 11 3 7 4 1 *6/4 2016 26 PHI NL 158 624 584 61 141 26 3 20 67 17 6 25 136 .241 .274 .399 .673 78 233 16 3 8 4 6 *6 2017 27 PHI NL 162 663 608 71 155 29 6 12 61 14 5 45 111 .255 .309 .382 .690 83 232 12 4 2 4 2 *6/87 6 Yrs 642 2440 2265 236 555 92 20 52 233 43 12 128 454 .245 .287 .372 .659 78 843 50 11 23 13 11 162 Game Avg. 162 616 572 60 140 23 5 13 59 11 3 32 115 .245 .287 .372 .659 78 213 13 3 6 3 3

As you can see above, Galvis had career highs in run, hits, doubles, triples, walks and OBP. In addition to the offensive numbers, the switch hitting shortstop put together one of the more stellar defensive seasons in recent memory.

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Galvis led all shortstop in fielding percentage (.989) committing just seven errors in 637 chances. It goes without saying that this is, or at least should be, the year that Galvis finally gets the gold patchwork on the back of a Rawlings.

As remarkable as Galvis has been in red pinstripes, it seems ever more likely that this will be his last season in Philadelphia. J.P. Crawford has shown that he is ready to take the reigns and Galvis’ value may never be higher than it is at this point.

If it so happens that this is it for the switch hitting shortstop. Galvis will forever be ingrained into the mentality of this young core of Phillies players moving forward. The Phillies may be losing a leader but they will gain everything that Galvis taught the team along the way.

A-. . SS. Philadelphia Phillies. FREDDY GALVIS

Galvis has his shortcomings offensively but a terrific defensive effort and strong veteran presence earn him a hard fought gold glove and an A- grade for the season.

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All statistics and tables referenced from Baseball Reference.

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