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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Phillies Starling Marte
Sep 8, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Starling Marte (2) slides after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

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.

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