5 Phillies players who are proving their Spring Training stats were a fluke

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5) Phillies first baseman Kody Clemens is proving his hot spring was a fluke

Despite an outstanding Spring Training, Kody Clemens did not open the season on the MLB roster. Darick Hall's injury opened a spot for him, and his hot spring made Clemens the obvious replacement.

In 19 games, Clemens slashed .319/.385/.617 with three home runs and 10 RBI. He smacked five doubles as well, and put up some gaudy numbers in just 47 at-bats.

Lacking a better option thanks to the Rhys Hoskins and Hall injuries, Clemens was starting at first base regularly against right-handed pitching. The results, despite a hot start, weren't great. He did have an .812 OPS through the month of May, but after that, Clemens showed signs of being the player he was last season with Detroit when he had a .505 OPS.

A .194 average with no home runs and a .471 OPS along with the return of Darick Hall off of the IL spelled the end of the line for Clemens who outside of a hot streak in late-May, hadn't shown he belonged at this level.

Overall, he slashed .230/.277/.367 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season. A .644 OPS especially from a first baseman is simply not good enough, and Clemens was sent down because of that. If Hall doesn't heat up in a hurry, you'd have to think first base is a spot they look to upgrade at the deadline.

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