Phillies 2020 Season Player Grades: Jean Segura
Grading Phillies infielder Jean Segura’s 2020 season
When the Phillies signed Didi Gregorius last offseason, it meant a change of position for Jean Segura, who has been primarily a shortstop his entire Major League career. In 2020, Segura showed versatility — playing 32 games at second base, 24 at third base, and four at shortstop. We’ll take a look back at how he performed at the plate and in the field during his ninth Major League season.
Coming off a season in which Segura hit .280 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI, he started off slowly, batting only .194 with two home runs and four RBI after 11 games. Segura then went on an 11-game hitting streak, although he didn’t have a multi-hit game until August 25 when he went 3-for-5 against the Washington Nationals.
Segura picked up the pace at the end of August, going 6-for-17 with a home run and seven RBI over a four-game stretch. A 4-for-5 game with a home run and five RBI against the New York Mets, on September 7, raised his average from .237 to .261.
Other September highlights include a 2-for-5 game with two runs scored in a 12-6 win over the Miami Marlins, and a 4-for-4 game with a double and home run against the Mets on September 16.
Segura finished an inconsistent year at the plate with seven home runs, 25 RBI, a .266 batting average, and an offensive WAR of 0.7.
His numbers project to 19 home runs and 68 RBI over a full season, which would be a career-best in RBI and his second-highest home run total.
Defensively, Segura was excellent at second base, converting all 112 chances; he committed only two errors in 24 games at third base for a .969 fielding percentage and 0.6 WAR. At shortstop, he had one error across 11 chances.
Overall, Segura posted solid numbers across the board. He was clearly above average, yet not spectacular, and grades out to a B- for the 2020 season.