The 5 most mesmerizing skills we can't wait to see from the Phillies in 2024

This Phillies team is full of incredibly talented players, but a handful of skills stand out above the rest. Here are the five most mesmerizing skills we're looking forward to watching in 2024.
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We can't wait to see Trea Turner’s unstoppable speed

Trea Turner is one of the true speed demons in all of baseball. Watching him float around the bases and end with one of his patented slides is one of the most aesthetically pleasing things you can see on a ball diamond. The way he glides into his slide and smoothly pops up is emulated, but never duplicated, throughout the league and surely with amateur baseball players around the globe.

But other than looking good, Turner is a force to be reckoned with as a base runner. He ranked in the 99th percentile in Baseball Savant's baserunning run value, and his 30.3 ft/s sprint speed was in the 99th percentile as well.

In 2023, he went 30 for 30 on stolen base attempts in the regular season. He extended that streak into the playoffs, adding four more before finally getting caught for the first time as a Phillie. Turner’s 30 regular season stolen bases set the record for the most stolen bases in a season without being thrown out. In fact, he is one of just six players in MLB history to have gone a full season without being thrown out, with a minimum of 20 attempts.

As well as his 100 percent success rate on stolen bases, Turner also had a 39 percent run scored rate, which is the percentage of time a base runner eventually scores. He also posted a 58 percent xBT rate, which is the percentage of time the runner takes an extra base on a hit.

Turner clearly adds a ton of value on the base paths, and it’s truly a joy to watch.