1. Starling Marte, New York Mets
Starling Marte could’ve been a Phillie, should’ve been a Phillie, needed to be a Phillie. Instead, he’ll be making them regret their entire existence when the Mets and Phillies face off 19 times in the regular season.
Marte has a lifetime .401/.441/.594 line and 1.035 OPS against the Phillies. Over 50 career games against them, he has a whopping 79 hits, including 20 doubles, six home runs, 31 runs scored, and 27 driven in.
The two Phillies pitchers Marte hits the hardest are Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin. He’s hit .300 in 10 at-bats against Nola, and .636 (not a typo) in 11 at-bats against Eflin.
Marte is also a stolen-base machine who led MLB with 47 swipes in 2021. He’s 15-for-20 in his career against the Phillies, and now he’s in the division for the long haul.