3 Phillies offseason additions we should already be concerned about

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2) The Phillies should be concerned with Gregory Soto

The Phillies traded a good amount of their depth to Detroit to acquire Gregory Soto. That trade has hurt in more ways than one. The losses of players like Matt Vierling and Nick Maton have forced the Phillies into playing lesser players like Jake Cave and Kody Clemens. This has hurt the Phillies offense as they've had an underwhelming offense to begin the season.

More importantly, Soto has not looked good. The stuff is electric, but the two-time all-star has really struggled with his command.

In his eight appearances and 6.2 innings of work, Soto has walked six batters already. Command has always been an issue for this left-hander, but it was never quite this bad in Detroit. He walked 5.3 batters per nine as a Tiger, and has walked 8.1 batters per nine as a Phillie. These walks have been the main reason he's allowed six runs (four earned) in 6.2 innings of work.

More often than not, the walks will come back to hurt him pitching in a hitter-friendly ballpark in a much tougher division. This isn't the AL Central anymore.

Jose Alvarado has been lights out which is important, but even he has his own trouble commanding pitches at times. The Phillies need Soto to be an important piece to their bullpen, and his struggles locating make him hard to trust.

The Phillies are 1-7 in games he's pitched in because he's been used mostly in lower-leverage spots. His last appearance came in the 13-0 loss in Cincinnati. I like Soto but it's hard to not be concerned with his start.