3 Free agents the Philadelphia Phillies should be obsessed with signing

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Starling Marte #2 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the first inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 24, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Starling Marte #2 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the first inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 24, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Chris Taylor
Oct 21, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Chris Taylor (3) plays third base in the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves during game five of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor brings a lot to the table. The Phillies need a centerfielder and a left-fielder; Taylor plays both. The Phillies need a lot of infield help; Taylor plays shortstop, second, and third base. The longtime Dodger does it all, and the Phillies need all of it.

Offensively, Taylor is a pretty steady hitter. He’s got a career .261/.337/.443 line and .779 OPS over eight seasons in the majors, and averages 32 doubles, 17 home runs, and 67 RBI per 162 games.

Having played with the Dodgers since his 2016 trade from the Mariners, Taylor has quite a bit of postseason experience; 62 games, to be precise. His career postseason stat line of .259/.364/.478 and .842 OPS is remarkably similar to his regular-season career. Adding players like Taylor who know how to play in the postseason and how to win in the postseason will make a world of difference for the Phillies.

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