Phillies all-time best starting lineup based on WAR

The Phillies' all-time starting lineup based on WAR includes players from their two championship teams and a current superstar.
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Right field: Bobby Abreu (47.2 fWAR)

Bobby Abreu's tenure with the Phillies, which lasted for over eight seasons, is more polarizing than many other players on this list. He joined the club when it was looking to turn into a playoff contender with other key players such as infielder Scott Rolen and catcher Mike Lieberthal.

However, Abreu was a part of several Phillies clubs whose aspirations to qualify for the postseason never came to fruition. The right fielder's offensive statistics during his time with Philadelphia are nonetheless impressive.

In 1,353 career games with the Phillies, Abreu hit .303 with a .928 OPS — his OPS is tied for fourth all-time with outfielder Billy Hamilton. The Aragua, Venezuela native totaled the most home runs and RBI of his career with Philly in 2001. In playing a remarkable 162 games, he had 31 home runs and 110 RBI.

The best season of his eight-plus years with Philly in terms of his slash line and his .OPS was in 1999. Abreu compiled a .335/.446/.549 line with a .995 OPS in 152 games. He was another player on this list known for his durability throughout his Phillies career. Aside from 2006, the year he was traded during the middle of the season, the least amount of games he played with the franchise was in 1998 when he was active for 151 contests.

Abreu was a two-time All-Star during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He received his only Silver Slugger Award in 2004. The outfielder also received a Gold Glove Award in 2005. In 2019, he became a part of the Phillies Wall of Fame.

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