Phillies’ biggest surprises from first half of 2018 season

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Nick Williams #5, Aaron Altherr #23 and Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 3-1 during game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field on July 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: Nick Williams #5, Aaron Altherr #23 and Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 3-1 during game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field on July 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: Nick Williams #5, Aaron Altherr #23 and Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after defeating the New York Mets 3-1 during game two of a doubleheader at Citi Field on July 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

There have been ups and downs in individual performances for the Phillies so far. Here are the biggest surprises for the first half of the 2018 season.

The Phillies hit the 50-win mark this season more than a month and a half sooner than last year. As a result, the team is on pace for their best season since 2011. Like with all teams every season, some players have performed beyond expectations, while others have been disappointments.

As we head toward the All-Star break, here are the biggest surprises from the first half of the season.

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