4 Phillies players on the 40-man roster who won’t survive the 2024 season

Which Phillies could lose their hold on a spot on the 40-man roster this season?

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall might lose his 40-man roster spot this season
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Darick Hall might lose his 40-man roster spot this season / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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As the Philadelphia Phillies gear up for the upcoming 2024 regular season, it will be important to monitor which players they keep on their 40-man roster. Whenever the team needs to facilitate roster moves to bring up a player to play in the majors, having them on the roster means less hassle as it doesn't require another corresponding transaction to execute the move.

As a result, it's best to reserve the spots on the 40-man for the players who they believe could provide the most potential impact to the ballclub if called upon. However, if a player's value is no longer there, it makes the most sense for the Phillies to vacate the spot in favor of someone else.

Let's take a look at four Phillies players currently on the 40-man roster who we don't think will last the entire 2024 season.

Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard, the Atlanta Braves' first-round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, had all the makings of becoming a solid starting rotation piece with his above-average four-pitch arsenal. Although Allard possesses a fastball in the low 90s, his combination of a mid-80s changeup and cutter, along with a curveball falling into the 70s, should have enabled him to become an effective, deceptive pitcher in the majors.

However, despite some early success during his growth and development in the Braves minor league system, he has failed to translate that success to the major league level in his six seasons so far. In total, Allard has compiled a 9-24 record with an ugly 6.10 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, with 204 strikeouts in 245 innings. More importantly, he has often been hit hard, especially with the long ball. His career home run rate is close to two per nine innings (1.84 HR/9). In particular, in 2022 with the Texas Rangers, he gave up bombs at a rate close to four per nine innings (3.86 HR/9).

Nevertheless, the Phillies took a flyer on Allard, signing him to a one-year deal to provide pitching depth for the organization. So far this spring, Allard’s numbers continue to be higher than expected, with a 3.18 ERA and 1.76 WHIP, but he has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark in his 5 2/3 innings. But with an ERA never under five since 2019 while often struggling to avoid contact, if he's unable to show any signs of significant improvement from his previous years, his trial time with the Phillies may end faster than expected.