Philadelphia Phillies: Dream lineup with returning star Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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Rhys Hoskins #17 of the Philadelphia Phillies (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

7. Rhys Hoskins, first base

Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins is having a quietly productive season — his sixth in red pinstripes since debuting in 2017. Through 123 games, the California native has 22 doubles, 26 home runs and 63 RBI. Harper returning only lengthens the Phillies lineup, and having a power threat like Hoskins this low in the order only proves that.

Hoskins is slashing just .225/.347/.475 this month, but if he can start to turn things around, he could surely move up in the order to get more opportunities to drive runners in.

8. Jean Segura, second base

Since returning from the injured list on August 4, Phillies second baseman Jean Segura is hitting an impressive .328 with 17 singles, one double, two home runs, three RBI, and five walks. You would like to see some more extra-base hits from the two-time All-Star. Still, having a .300 hitter this low in the lineup is something not many other teams can also do.

9. Brandon Marsh, center field

After suffering a left ankle sprain earlier this month, Phillies trade deadline acquisition Brandon Marsh is close to returning to the Phillies lineup. He will serve as a designated hitter on Thursday and play center field on Friday in a rehab assignment, before possibly re-joining the team as soon as Saturday for their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With the Phillies, Marsh hit .250/.294/.313 with six singles, two doubles, two RBI, two walks, and 10 strikeouts across 12 games and 34 plate appearances before his injury. His plus-speed and seems like the perfect fit at the bottom spot in the lineup.

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