4 minor leaguers who will be major contributors for the Phillies in 2024

With the Phillies' lineup full of high-priced stars, they'll need some of their minor league players to step up and contribute in a big way next season.
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Símon Muzziotti, OF

Símon Muzziotti is one of the more major league-ready minor league players in the Phillies organization. The good news with Muzziotti is that he is already on the 40-man roster so there wouldn’t need to be a major move in order to call him up.

The 24-year-old had his best year as a professional in 2023, hitting .296/.358/.761 and showcasing his bat-to-ball skills. He is not known for his power but has been able to hit the ball to all parts of the field and for extra-base hits. In 2023, he hit just seven home runs but had 22 doubles and four triples.

Muzziotti also displays a strong speed skill, having swiped 26 bags in 2023 but has a tendency to run into some trouble as he got caught stealing 12 times for just a 68 percent success rate. That same speed lends nicely to his defensive ability. He has proven that he can be a plus center fielder and is natural enough to be able to be moved to either corner outfield position.

The defensive versatility and on-base skills that he has shown is something the Phillies front office has valued in the past. One of the few downsides of the speedy outfielder is he bats from the left side. Because of the left-handed heaviness of the Phillies lineup, ideally, the bench outfield bats will be right-handed hitters.

But if Muzziotti gets off to a hot start, or if there is an injury at the major league level, don’t be surprised to see his name called first.

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