Phillies: 3 Options to Play at Shortstop Next Season
The Phillies have had a rotating set of gloves at shortstop for too long.
The Philadelphia Phillies ended their 2019 season surrounded by a cloud of disappointment and failed expectations. Throw in the fact that their fanbase had to watch a NL East rival hoist the World Series trophy this October, pressure is at an all-time high.
One of the many players who failed to live up to the hype this past year was newly acquired shortstop Jean Segura. After hitting over .300 for three consecutive seasons, both fans and coaches alike expected something of the same in 2019.
However, after a year in which he hit .280 and saw massive decline in his defensive capabilities, Segura’s name has begun to swirl as a potential trade piece. If you want to read more specifically on Segura’s 2019, check out my player review on him: here.
Whether it’s a trade or a simple position change, the possibility for Segura no longer being the Phillies’ primary SS is there. With that in mind, here are three potential replacements as we look ahead to Opening Day 2020.