In 2016 the Phillies finished in the bottom half of the MLB in all major batting categories. They would finish last in the league in runs scored and RBI with 610 runs scored, which was 39 less than the second worst, and 575 RBI which was 40 less than the second worst.
The team would finish 29th in the league in batting average with a team average of .240. The highest major category they would rank in would be home runs, where the Phillies were 24th with 161.
In 2017 the Phillies would improve in all of the above referenced offensive categories. For runs scored, they would increase their total by 80, finishing with 690 runs scored, and ranking 27th.
The team’s average would rise .10 points, going from .240 to .250 which ranked them 20th in the league. With regard to home runs and RBI, the 2017 Phillies would have 654 RBIs, ranking 27th and 174 home runs, ranking 26th.
While the numbers are still in the bottom 10 of the MLB in all of those categories, it is an encouraging sign that the team showed improvement with the influx of new young talent from the farm system.