8 current Phillies who are the best to wear their uniform number in franchise history

Players can make a number iconic through their accomplishments with a franchise. Here are eight current Phillies players who hold the title of the best to wear their number in team history.

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Close calls and notable situations

No. 7: This number will eventually belong to Trea Turner, but Maikel Franco has to hold it for the time being. He hit 102 home runs for the Phillies, all while wearing this number. I'd feel comfortable handing it over to Turner after two more of his typical seasons.

No. 18: This is such a wasteland that Didi Gregorius is the current holder of the belt. Johan Rojas just needs to show a pulse for a full season, and he can slide in.

No. 23: Another uninspiring selection currently being held down by Jay Bruce, of all people. Jeff Hoffman (more on him later) has changed to No. 23 for this upcoming season, so he has a golden opportunity to snatch this.

No. 46: José Alvarado is chipping away at Kevin Gross here. It's possible he gets there, but it's not definite.

No. 58: Seranthony Domínguez really isn't all that close to eclipsing the polarizing Jonathan Papelbon, but it seemed like it was worth mentioning.

No. 61: The legend himself, Edubray Ramos, has it right now, but Cristopher Sánchez can literally take this with a good month.

No. 99: Despite what we'll call a "less than ideal" ending to the 1993 season, Mitch Williams still deserves this spot for the moment. If we can see a little more success from Taijuan Walker, however, we will gladly tip the scale his way.

Now, onto the numbers that we can properly assign to current Phillies players.