4 trade candidates the Phillies should consider from NL West teams

Where should the Phillies look for outfield help in the NL West?
Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle
Colorado Rockies outfielder Brenton Doyle / Matthew Stockman/GettyImages
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Brenton Doyle, Colorado Rockies 

He may not be a household name at the moment, but Brenton Doyle of the Colorado Rockies could be a star in the making. After being selected in the fourth round of the 2019 MLB Draft, Doyle rapidly ascended the Rockies’ minor league system with his combination of elite hitting, speed and defense. As a result, he made his MLB debut in 2023 towards the end of April and promptly solidified his spot in the everyday lineup.

Although he put together just a sub-par offensive rookie season with a .203 average along with 48 runs scored, 10 home runs and 48 RBI in 126 games, Doyle was spectacular defensively with 10 outfield assists and 19 DRS while sporting a .991 fielding percentage en route to capturing a Gold Glove in just his first year in the league.

This season, he has improved significantly at the plate after becoming more comfortable against MLB pitching, compiling a .265 batting average, .717 OPS, 43 runs scored, six home runs, 24 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 74 games.

In Doyle, the Phillies would essentially be getting another Johan Rojas, but in a more polished and advanced state, who could fit right in as an everyday player. Since Doyle still has years of control left, obtaining his services would likely cost a lot more, but it may be all worth it for the Phillies in the end if they want the elite combination of hitting, defense and speed on the basepaths as their starting center fielder.

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