3- Juan Samuel (1983 – 1989)
Juan Samuel began his career in 1983 on a Phillies team known as the “Wheeze Kids” who defied age and went to the World Series featuring Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Tony Perez, Pete Rose and Joe Morgan. Samuel showed promise in 18 games that season before posting eye-opening numbers the next four.
From 1984 through 1987, Samuel averaged 35 doubles, 15 triples, 20 home runs, 80 RBI and 51 stolen bases a season. He was an All-Star twice and lead the league in triples twice.
Samuel finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 1984 and had his best season in his career in 1987, in which he had 37 doubles, 15 triples, 28 home runs, and 100 RBI.
Juan Samuel was traded to the Mets during the 1989 season and finished his Phillies career first in stolen bases among second basemen, first in triples, second in home runs and fourth in runs scored.
Had his career with the Phillies lasted longer, Samuel would have been second on this list.