With Memorial Day in the books — and June baseball and All-Star Game voting upon us — it is officially that point in the Philadelphia Phillies season when hot stove trade rumors start heating up.
MLBTradeRumors.com (MLBTR) recently posted its top 40 MLB trade candidates, according to value and and likelihood of being traded ahead of the July 30 deadline. While no current Phillies players made the list, three who used to don red pinstripes in recent seasons — two infielders and one outfielder — were named.
Freddy Galvis, shortstop
MLBTR considers former Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis as being the 27th-most likely player to be dealt. Spanning 51 games and 192 plate appearances this season with the Baltimore Orioles, the Venezuela native is slashing .244/.314/.471 with 10 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 21 RBI, 16 walks, and 42 strikeouts. Logging 408 innings at the shortstop position in the field, Galvis has turned nine double plays and committed just three errors spanning 167 chances
The now-10-year veteran played the first six seasons of his career with the Phillies from 2012-17. He was long considered the successor to franchise hits leader Jimmy Rollins at the shortstop position. It was not until 2015 when he became a regular, hitting .263 that year with 26 extra-base hits.
In his final year with the Phillies, 2017, Galvis played all 162 games and slugged a career-best 29 doubles, walking walking a career-high 45 times. That offseason, the Phillies traded Galvis to the San Diego Padres for right-handed pitcher Enyel De Los Santos.
The 31-year-old is under contract with the Orioles just through this season on a team-friendly one-year, $1.5 million deal. “Galvis has exceeded expectations in Baltimore. Both Defensive Runs Saved and Outs Above Average feel he’s playing the worst defense of his career, but a contender might look to Galvis as more of a utility option to bounce between shortstop, third base and second base anyhow,” MLBTR’s Steve Adams writes.