5 Phillies players poised for 2021 All-Star consideration

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) and catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) and catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports) /
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Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

2. Rhys Hoskins

Five-year veteran first baseman Rhys Hoskins appeared in the 2018 Home Run Derby along with his future teammate Bryce Harper, but he has yet to earn a spot on an All-Star roster.

Hoskins has reached base in eight straight games, in which the team has posted a 6-2 record. During a six-game stretch from April 20-26, Hoskins slugged six home runs and nine RBI spanning just 25 at-bats.

This season, the Phillies are 4-2 in games that Hoskins has homered, and are 7-4 in games in which he has at least one RBI. Hoskins ranking first among National League first baseman in runs scored, doubles, and home runs should at least put him into consideration for an All-Star bench spot.

National League First Baseman Ranks:

  • Runs: 23 (1st)
  • Hits: 30 (3rd)
  • Doubles: 9 (1st)
  • Home Runs: 8 (1st)
  • RBI: 18 (Tied, 4th)
  • Slugging Percentage: .492 (3rd among qualified players)
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Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

3. Bryce Harper

Phillies star outfielder Bryce Harper was named an All-Star in all but one of his seven seasons with the Washington Nationals (2012-13) and (2015-18).

While he has yet to earn a trip while donning red pinstripes, he is putting up numbers that should put him into consideration in 2021 — even after missing several games due to a wrist injury following the Genesis Cabrera hit-by-pitch.

National League Right Fielder Ranks:

  • Runs: 20 (3rd)
  • Hits: 28 (Tied, 3rd)
  • Doubles: 6 (Tied, 4th)
  • Home Runs: 6 (Tied, 3rd)
  • Walks: 18 (1st)
  • Stolen Bases: 3 (Tied, 5th)
  • Batting Average: .322 (1st among qualified players)
  • On-Base Percentage: .449 (1st among qualified players)
  • Slugging Percentage: .598 (3rd among qualified players)
  • OPS: 1.046 (2nd among qualified players)
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