What I want from the Phillies for Christmas this year

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philly Phanatic runs on the field as the Philadelphia Phillies pile up on top of closing pitcher Brad Lidge after they won 4-3 wo win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: The Philly Phanatic runs on the field as the Philadelphia Phillies pile up on top of closing pitcher Brad Lidge after they won 4-3 wo win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 14: Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches the ball as he hits a town run home run in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on September 14, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /

4: A 30 Home Run Season From Rhys Hoskins

That Hoskins guy, he’s kind of good. Rhys Lightning bolted into the record books with his surplus of bombs at a record speed. But was the bolt a bust? 2018 will prove Hoskins is the real deal. Hopefully he can do something no Phillies player has done since Ryan Howard in 2011. Hit 30 home runs. While his 2017 pace would have led to 58 bombs in a full 162 game season it is unlikely he will keep up that pace, but hey we can pray and dream right? Hoskins looked like the cornerstone the franchise could build upon. Hopefully 2018 will build upon that claim instead of diminishing it.