Power hitting is at the forefront in Major League Baseball, so we take a look back at the top ten power threats in Phillies franchise history.
The Phillies look to the 2019 season with two legitimate stars in Aaron Nola and Rhys Hoskins. In fact, Hoskins has the potential to become one of the top power hitters in franchise history should he continue to develop. He already has 52 home runs just 203 games into his major-league career. Here’s a look at top power threats in Phillies’ history.
Note the criteria used for the rankings goes beyond career home run totals. Although that plays a part, at-bat to home run ratio, number of 30-plus home run seasons, seasons leading the league and isolated power also are contributing factors.
Bobby Abreu (1998 – 2006)
Abreu was one of the better hitters in the National League during his time in Philadelphia. Combining batting average, speed, and power, Abreu hit .303 with 195 home runs and 254 stolen bases with the Phillies. He hit over 20 home runs eight times with the team and twice reached 30 with a career best of 31 in 2001. Abreu won the 2005 Home Run Derby in his last full season as a Phillie, hitting a then-record 41 home runs.
Jayson Werth (2007 – 2010)
Werth played with the Phillies during arguably the best era in franchise history. He surpassed 20 home runs in three straight seasons with a career-high 36 home runs in 2009. His at-bat to home run ratio is fifth among all players who made this list and hit 95 home runs in 543 career games with the Phillies.