Top offensive players in Phillies franchise history
6 – Ryan Howard
Howard came up to the Major Leagues when Hall of Famer Jim Thome was still launching bombs for the club. He took over in 2005 when Thome got hurt and took advantage of the chance. Howard delivered, winning Rookie of the Year and followed with honors in 2006 belting 58 home runs, knocking in 149, both leading the league. This started a four year stretch of at least 40 home runs and six year stretch of 30 more bombs and 100 or more RBI.
Howard was a three-time All-Star and twice lead the league in both home runs and RBI. Playing his entire 13-year career with the Phillies, Howard retired second on the team’s home run list with 382 and third in RBI with 1194.
5 – Jimmy Rollins
Rollins entered the Major Leagues going 17-for-53 in 2000 and in his first full season, finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting batting .274 with 14 home runs, 54 RBI and a league-leading 12 triples and 46 stolen bases. Holding the franchise record in hits with 2306, Rollins is also first in doubles with 479 and third in runs scored with 1325. He scored 100 or more runs six times, lead the league in triples four times and ten times stole at least thirty bases.
Rollins made his mark in 2007 winning the NL MVP, belting a career-high 30 home runs with 94 RBI and 41 stolen bases. Rollins should receive a considerable amount of consideration for the Hall of Fame.