3 Players the Phillies will likely move on from in 2022

Closer Hector Neris #50 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Phillies Brad Miller
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The Phillies can move on from Brad Miller in 2022

I enjoyed Brad Miller‘s three-homer game as much as the next person, but the Phillies will likely be looking to upgrade for next season.

Miller, already a nine-year MLB veteran at 31 years old, has had some incredible moments this season, but on the whole, his numbers are largely mediocre, and the Phillies just need more.

In short, the Phillies will likely say “It’s not you, it’s me.” to Miller this winter.

Miller might not have been on the chopping block had he not played more than Joe Girardi probably anticipated. But the Phillies have been ravaged by COVID, lost Rhys Hoskins to injury, and had Alec Bohm experience one of the worse sophomore slumps in recent history. It’s been Miller Time a lot this year.

For 2022, the Phillies will likely look to upgrade everyday players, which would mean less playing time for a utility man like Miller. Over 114 games, he’s slashing .226/.320/.448 with a .768 OPS, 15 home runs, and 40 RBI. While these numbers are pretty par for the course with the rest of his career, the Phillies need more if they want to really own the division in 2022.

However, he was such an affordable addition this year that they could bring him back on another short-term deal just as insurance.

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