3 position players the Phillies should still target as depth pieces for 2024

Several experienced players are still available on the free agent market whom the Phillies could target to boost the roster depth.
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The list of available free agent options is still plentiful for the Philadelphia Phillies to consider adding to boost their depth. With spring training due to commence shortly, the players still looking to sign with a club before the regular season will need to remain in good condition as they may get an opportunity if a team suffers injuries.

Here are three options for the Phillies to target as depth pieces for 2024.

Eddie Rosario

Eddie Rosario spent the past two and a half seasons with the Phillies division rival, the Atlanta Braves. He had an exceptional postseason offensively during Atlanta's championship run in 2021. The 32-year-old finished with a .383/.456/.617 line, along with 11 runs and 11 RBI in 16 postseason contests.

Rosario can play at all three spots in the outfield but has started the majority of games throughout his career in left field. He has a career fielding percentage of .978 in 811 starts and 865 games at the position.

Kyle Schwarber will see less playing time in left field in 2024 as he transitions to being the Phillies' primary DH. Rosario is a decent option for Philly to consider signing to a minor league deal in case of injury to Brandon Marsh, Cristian Pache, or Jake Cave, the other options listed on the club's depth chart at left field.

The Puerto Rican native can still put up satisfactory numbers as a hitter. Rosario posted 24 doubles, 21 home runs, 74 RBI, and a .255/.305/.450 slash line in 478 plate appearances last season. He could do well as an occasional option off the bench for Philadelphia at the hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park.