Top single-season performances by lefties in Phillies history

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Phillies Jim Thome
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -JUNE 12: Jim Thome #25 of the Philadelphia Phillies prepares to bat against the Minnesota Twins on June 12, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins win 11-7. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /

4. Jim Thome, 2003 Phillies

Jim Thome came to Philadelphia via free agency after establishing himself as one of the top power-hitters in the game over the previous decade.

In fact, he entered Philadelphia coming off a 52-home run season.

Thome did not disappoint and quickly won over the Phillies’ faithful. In 2003, he led the league with 47 home runs and knocked in 131 runs with 111 runs scored and 111 walks. Thome would go on to hit 42 home runs the next year, but only seven in an injury-plagued 2005 season, opening the door for a young Ryan Howard to take over the position.

3. Bobby Abreu, 2004 Phillies

Bobby Abreu is one of the most underrated players to have ever put on a Phillies uniform.

It could be because he looked as though he wasn’t trying, but it only seemed that way because he was so naturally gifted. A complete five-tool player, any of Abreu’s seasons from 1999 through 2004 could have made this list. In 2004, Abreu hit .301 with 30 home runs, 105 RBI, 118 runs scored, 127 walks, and 40 stolen bases. How good was Abreu offensively?  He hit .303 with a .416 on-base-percentage and .928 OPS in 1353 games in the red pinstripes.