Despite playing less than two months in the major-leagues, Rhys Hoskins had one of the best offensive seasons of anyone on the team. His 2.0 wins above replacement made him the fifth-most valuable player on the team for the entire season.
Hoskins’s 18 home run explosion in his first 34 games got everyone finally talking about the Phillies again. Beyond that power, he displayed impressive plate discipline with a 17.5 percent walk rate and .396 on-base percentage. Even when he struggled in the final weeks of the season, he still showed that plate discipline.
Extending Hoskins may not be on Philadelphia’s priority list. He is still under team control for the next few seasons, not becoming arbitration-eligible until the 2021 season. His extension may not come until next year, but if he hits even remotely as well as he did last year, keeping him on the team will be key.