Phillies: 38 player milestones to watch for in 2020 season
By Matt Rappa
(844 2/3) – 850 innings pitched
Thirteen-year veteran reliever Tommy Hunter is the most experienced arm currently in the Phillies bullpen. Now in his third season with the team, Hunter needs to log just 5 1/3 more innings to reach 850 innings pitched in his career.
Most of those frames came in his parts of six seasons spent with the Baltimore Orioles, where Hunter logged 407 innings.
(95) – 100 holds
A second achievable milestone for Hunter in 2020 is holds; he needs just five more to reach the century mark. Hunter recorded his first hold in Friday’s 6-5 series opener win against the New York Mets, where he pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings in the seventh and eighth innings.
Overall in 2020, Hunter has posted a 6.00 ERA, allowing four earned runs in six innings.
(27) – 30 home runs
(91) – 100 RBI
Scott Kingery may now be back in the utility player role with top prospect Alec Bohm promoted to the big leagues, and Jean Segura taking over his former everyday position of second base. However, Kingery has been said that he will still receive regular at-bats. During Saturday’s 6-2 win against the Mets, for example, Kingery started in center field over Roman Quinn.
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The three-veteran veteran in Kingery needs just three more home runs to reach 30 for his career; while he has yet to homer in 2020, the Phoenix, Arizona, native slugged a career-high 19 in 2019 spanning 126 games and 500 plate appearances.
Kingery also needs just nine more RBI to reach the century mark in that category for his career. He has just one so far this season, but posted a career-high 55 in 2019.
(48) – 50 triples
With Andrew McCutchen coming off of a pretty significant injury in 2019, it may not be reasonable to expect he can run out two triples in a shortened 2020 season. But, it is still a possibility.
The 12-year veteran had one triple in 59 games during his first season in red pinstripes in 2019. He posted as many as nine in 108 games while as a rookie with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009.