Will the Phillies add another bat to their lineup at the MLB Trade Deadline?
As the trade deadline of August 31st approaches, there are a few outfielders worth looking at to add to the Phillies roster.
It’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff needs a little work, but so does the offense. No ball club should rely on a few players to get the runs needed to win for the whole team.
There have been four reliable hitters this season and here are their stats so far going into Tuesday night:
- Andrew McCutchen with 14 RBI, 2 home runs, a batting average of .238 and an on-base percentage of .286.
- Didi Gregorius with 16 RBI, 4 home runs, a batting average of .289 and an on-base percentage of .344.
- Bryce Harper with 19 RBI, 7 home runs, a batting average of .320 and an on-base percentage of .453.
- J.T. Realmuto with 22 RBI, 8 home runs, a batting average of .294 and an on-base percentage of .348.
An honorable mention would, of course, be Alec Bohm who has been a solid hitter since his MLB debut, with five RBI, one home run, a batting average of .344, and an on-base percentage of .462 in just 11 games.
The Phillies are 10-14 on the season so far and have lost 10 of the last 16 games. They have 36 games left in the regular season to figure out how to improve in this must-win season. With new talent like Bohm, as well as possibly adding in some new bats and pitching, it could happen.
Here’s a look at some good options for outfielders to add.