3 Phillies who need to step up after Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber injuries

The short-handed Phillies need these three players to step up to keep them playing well into the All-Star break.
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Bryson Stott

Bryson Stott has regressed through the first half of the 2024 season in comparison to his solid 2023 at the plate for the Phillies. The second baseman/shortstop is one of the team's regular left-handed hitters who needs to pick up the slack and make sure the team does not become right-handed dominant offensively in Harper and Schwarber's absences.

The Las Vegas, Nevada native had a slash line of .319/.347/.429 in April of last season. Stott didn't get off to a good start this year, with a slash line of .200/.290/.350 in April. He improved to a degree in May, with a .265/.379/.398 line. His line in May 2023 of .255/.303/.378 is somewhat similar to his performance in the month this year.

However, he didn't do as well in June with a .244/.323/.317 slash line before the team's last game of the month. The 26-year-old's performance in the same month last season of .302/.340/.442 was much better. Stott has been erratic as a batter since September of last year, including the postseason.

The Phillies need Stott to progress at the plate without Harper and Schwarber but also during the second half of 2024. He would help the team offensively in the middle of their lineup if he produced more consistently.