Phillies Mid-Season Grades - Part 1: Position Players

Time to check in on each player at the midseason mark.
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Josh Harrison

By all accounts, Harrison is a great leader and clubhouse guy. That being said, it’s the only thing he is bringing to this team right now. He isn’t hitting, is not a standout infield defensive guy, and when put in the outfield, he has looked as uncomfortable as one could be. There are a number of guys in Triple-A who have been hitting and could offer similar versatility. Harrison seems like this year’s Didi Gregorius and it's hard to see him sticking around the big league roster past the trade deadline.

Grade: D

Garrett Stubbs

Stubbs is an all-time vibe guy. He’s a great locker room presence who seems to keep the vibes light and positive. He’s a serviceable back up catcher and is solid defensively behind the plate. Having Realmuto above him on the depth chart really limits his usage but it rarely feels like the team is going to automatically lose the game when Stubbs is behind the plate. He’s done his job well. 

Grade: A, No complaints on what he’s done as the back up catcher.