1. Brandon Marsh
Since Shane Victorino was traded to the Dodgers at the 2012 Trade Deadline, it has felt as if the Phillies have had a revolving door in Centerfield. From trading for Ben Revere, selecting Odúbel Herrera in the Rule 5 Draft, and spending top 10 draft picks on Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley; it felt that whatever route the Phillies went, Center Field remained a major concern.
Enter Brandon Marsh.
At the 2022 Trade Deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies decided to move one of their top prospects in Catcher Logan O'Hoppe to the Los Angeles Angels for the quirky former top 100 prospect. The initial response from fans was questionable at best, as Marsh had really struggled with the Angels, and looked as if he was on the path to be a bust. However, the change of scenery has actually worked wonders for the 25 year old ; as Marsh has been a breathe of fresh air for the Phils.
Coming off a strong second half in Philadelphia where he slashed .288/.319/.455 and helped lead the Phillies to the National League Pennant, Marsh's strong play has continued. Entering July 4th, Marsh is hitting .276 with an .811 OPS all the while playing strong defense in center field. He currently leads the Phillies roster in WAR at 2.1; which also places him fifth in the National League amongst center fielders.
Marsh has been especially strong against right handed pitching, where he has slashed .298/.384/.486 with 20 extra base hits. His walk rate has also increased substantially in 2023, going from 6.1% last season to 10.8%.
Ultimately it is understandable that he did not receive the call, but there is a case to be made for Marsh where he could have easily been a representative and joined Nick Castellanos in Seattle.