6 NL East hitters who will torment Phillies pitchers in 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals talks with Bryce Harper #34 during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals talks with Bryce Harper #34 during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park on September 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Garrett Cooper
May 16, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Garrett Cooper (26) reacts after reaching second base during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Garrett Cooper/Miguel Rojas/Jesus Aguilar, Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins roster has a lot of new kids on the block, so here are three Florida fish who have done damage against the Phillies in their careers.

Garrett Cooper is another Phillie-Killer, with a lifetime .312/.369/.441 line and .810 OPS in 31 career games against his division rivals.

He has 29 hits versus Phillies pitchers, which is even more impressive than it sounds, since he only started 25 of those 31 games. Cooper has four doubles, a triple, and two home runs off Phillies arms, has scored 15 runs, and driven in 15.

Cooper hits Zack Wheeler considerably well; he’s 3-for-8 lifetime against Wheels, with an RBI and three strikeouts. Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin have each struck him out four times in a combined 18 at-bats.

Jesus Aguilar is yet another batter Nola can’t figure out; Aguilar is 4-for-12 against him, with a home run and four RBI. But Eflin has fared even worse against the Marlins infielder; he’s faced him 13 times and given up six hits (including two doubles) and four RBI.

Miguel Rojas is currently a free agent, but he also hits the Phillies quite well. He’s homered twice off Wheeler and once against Eflin.

None of these Marlins batters do an immense amount of damage, but as a team, they always give the Phillies a lot of trouble.

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