Who would’ve guessed the Philadelphia Phillies would be getting the kind of production they are out of certain hitters? Bryson Stott, Brandon Marsh, and Alec Bohm are all off to amazing starts. Nick Castellanos has officially arrived in Philly, too.
A few other members of the Phillies roster have found themselves moving up or down the depth chart. As we inch closer to the end of April, we find these two Phillies moving up the depth chart and these other two moving down.
Phillies player moving up the depth chart: Edmundo Sosa
Originally it was Cristian Pache who was moving up the Phillies depth chart most. Now on the IL, our attention turns to another Phillies player performing well and carving out a role for himself on this roster.
Since coming to the Phillies, Edmundo Sosa has been one of the quietly productive position players. Injuries to Rhys Hoskins and Darick Hall have the team using Alec Bohm over at first base a little more frequently or even slapping the DH label on him. At third base, it’s Sosa who is getting his shot to play a lot more often.
Sosa hasn’t quite taken over at the hot corner for the slumping Bohm just yet. Instead, he’s getting mixed in regularly. The Phillies have made use of him at third base, shortstop, and even center field this year. Every time there’s an injury, Sosa becomes an option to move there and start regularly.
Edmundo has appeared in 20 games for the Phillies and has gone 17 for 55. He’s slashing .309/.328/.564 with 3 home runs. Now more than a depth piece, acquiring him at last year’s trade deadline is looking like one of the best sneaky moves the team has made.