Phillies: Giving the players their season letter grades
The Phillies outfield was a mixed bag of success and failure in 2019
Andrew McCutchen: B-
Andrew McCutchen was playing his way onto the All-Star team before tearing his ACL in early June. His injury was the beginning of the end for Philadelphia, who went 33-42 after slipped in a rundown. His hot start did power the team early on, and a healthy return is highly-anticipated.
Odubel Herrera: F
You can’t get much worse than a .222 batting average and a season-long suspension for domestic violence.
Bryce Harper: A
Bryce Harper has been the star Philadelphia needed to pick the team up and bring the fanbase together. Despite not making the All-Star team, Harper improved on his 2018 numbers with 36 doubles and 35 home runs. His defense was also outstanding with 13 outfield assists from right field.
Adam Haseley: B
Adam Haseley wasn’t ready for the big leagues, but he may have played his way into the 2020 starting center field job. The 2017 first round pick hit .266 with 14 doubles and five home runs, as well as a 1.7 WAR, sixth-best on the team.
Jay Bruce: C+
Jay Bruce was a fantastic addition for the Phillies… when he was healthy. A dozen home runs was great to see, and if he isn’t traded in the offseason the Phillies will gladly use him off the bench.
Corey Dickerson: B
Another solid pickup for the Phillies, Dickerson hit .293 and gave fans hope late in the season. He wasn’t flashy, but he was solid and could give the organization something to think about this offseason.
Roman Quinn/Nick Williams/Aaron Altherr: F
All three of the Phillies young outfielders failed to prove they could be a part of the organization’s next generation of talent. Quinn might get one more chance thanks to his speed, but he won’t be relied on to be a starter.