Thanks to the players they now have on their roster, the Phillies have a lot of room to play around with their lineup next season.
2018 will be a season all about figuring out what the team has in many of their players. Most of the players we’ve been hearing about for so long are finally in the major-leagues, and it’s time to see what they can do for a full season.
Manager Gabe Kapler expressed interest in Carlos Santana’s introductory conference in his ability to hit up and down the lineup. That trend carries over to several of the other players on the team, who could hit anywhere from leadoff to the bottom three of the lineup. There are many things Kapler could do with his lineup in 2018: here are just five possibilities.