Five Phillies players in a make-or-break season this year

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CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 25: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game at Spectrum Field on March 25, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - MARCH 25: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game at Spectrum Field on March 25, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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CLEARWATER, FL – MARCH 25: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game at Spectrum Field on March 25, 2018 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

2018 will be a big year to determine the future of several Phillies players. Who needs a strong season to still have a future role on this team?

Even though this season is the closest the Phillies have been to a playoff spot in years, certain aspects of the rebuild still need to be finished. The team has found a couple players to become future cornerstones, but other areas of the team remain question marks.

There are certain players who have yet to establish themselves as locks in the future of this team. They have struggled, dealt with injury, or both in their career. This year may be the last chance for them to establish a role, or their job may be taken by the time next season rolls around.

Let’s take a look at five players who are in a make-or-break season this year:

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