Phillies 2020 Lineup Predictions.
The Phillies 2019 season sucked. Spring Training is underway down in Clearwater, Florida. Phillies baseball is back. Let’s run through what we know, don’t know, and would like to see with the Phillies lineup as we approach opening day:
Phillies just hit arbitration and JT is here for 10 million this season. The guy is a fucking stud. He wanted 12.5 million – and he’ll most likely get even more than that before the season ends. There’s no way the Phillies can let this guy walk.
All signs point to Rhys Hoskins having a better season than last year. I’m a huge Rhys guy. He comes back to spring training with a new stance. A much-needed adjustment – looks more balanced and hopefully will stop his dramatic first step at the ball at the plate.
2nd Base: Scott Kingery
To start Spring Training – Girardi had Segura at 3rd base against the Pirates yesterday. Clear move to free up 2nd base for Scott Kingery. 2nd Base is where Kingery belongs and ideally, where he will play. Scott can play anywhere but the hype around him and 2nd base and Girardi’s comments on getting him into one position rather than all over the field should be an indicator that 2nd belongs to Scott.
Girardi’s guy. A fucking Knight (seriously) with tons of potential. Girardi is high on him and hopefully, he can improve on a down year last year where he hit .261 with only 20 homers. A boost from that and it’s a good pick-up. Early signs in Spring Training – Didi has an absolute cannon of an arm but needs to work on-field chemistry with Segura – assuming he’s at 3rd.
BOHM is incoming. Dude has been tearing it up and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t bring him up to play 3rd base. There’s no rush – given the fact that Jean Segura is still on the team but a young, talented player like Bohm is going to be hard to ignore.
Guy just says all the right things. My guy is just happy to be here.
That psycho Herrera is likely gone – although he’s at Spring Training being a weirdo per usual. This leaves room for Adam Haseley to take the spot with Roman Quinn nipping at his heels.
Left Field: ANDREW MCCUTCHEON
Definitely not whatever this delusional, cranky old man called him in this tweet:
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) February 12, 2020
Cutch says he’s feeling good after ACL surgery. If he’s close to what he gave us last year – he’ll be just fine. The leader in the clubhouse, can hit anywhere in the lineup, just an all-around great player to have around.
Andrew Knapp (god help us). Jay Bruce (power from the left). Roman Quinn (as long as the wind isn’t blowing too hard and he falls over and breaks every bone in his body), Phil Gosselin, the new guys Josh Harrison (utility guy), Neil Walker, and Nick Williams is always hanging around.