With Jake Arrieta signed, what comes next for the 2018 Phillies?
By Koy Zdimal
During The 2018 Season
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Next up will be any moves during the season. Let’s start with players within the organization. Scott Kingery will be called up this season and personally, I would like to see Sixto Sanchez come during September call-ups as well. He is still only 19 and while the Phillies are known to keep prospects in the minors for a while, depending on the state of the Phillies season I don’t see how it could hurt to have him get four or five starts before he becomes a MLB starter in 2019 or 2020.
I am also curious how playing time will be spread out amongst the outfield, specifically Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams. Nick Williams to be is a highly underrated young player in the league. He has speed, can hit for average and power, and has a solid glove. I do also like Aaron Altherr but believe it is possible he has reached his ceiling while Williams has more potential.